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Best City for photographers?

Discussion in 'Photographic Locations' started by Grace Deane, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    By which I meant the Glasgow one, not the Russian ones. According to a local newspaper article it's made of glass-reinforced plastic. It still looks rather marvellous glinting in the sun.
     
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  2. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    Roger.
    In fact I think that you are being generous is ascribing that 1/15 of Arles population, Of course a lot depends on the date - in Summer it might well be higher but I doubt that the year round population is that high. Of course if you count week-enders like me that pushes it up a bit. Technically it's a town with a town council and a lovely Guild Hall but if it were not for its long history I rather suspect it would rate as a village. Before parliamentary reform it was a rotten borough, I am rather proud of the fact that my cottage is within the old boundary.
     
  3. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    If I can tear myself away from Edinburgh next August I will come over and have a look.
     
  4. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Speaking of Moscow, whilst I've never been, I saw a slide show (on the internet) of their subway stations
    and they were, to say the least, spectacular :)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  5. AlanW

    AlanW Well-Known Member

    I go through to Glasgow for a day or two every August . . . . just for some respite :(

    Alan
     
  6. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Jack,

    Yes, they really are stunning; or were -- I've not been there in 25 years.

    But St. Petersburg is (or was) a much more attractive city.

    Cheers,

    R. m
     
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  7. Louise

    Louise Well-Known Member

  8. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Well-Known Member

    When traveling abroad I've particularly liked Brugge, Luxor, Kuala Lumpur & Sydney in addition to some of those already mentioned.
    In general though I do more photography out of town.
     
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  9. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Sadly, Roger, I've been to neither :(

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  10. IvorCamera

    IvorCamera Well-Known Member

    Birmingham England...and overseas, any of them where there is a nice pub....
     
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  11. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Hard to disagree with that, I_T, although my preference is a cafe with windows ;) or a pub that serves Pelligrino, with a nice patio :D
    But, never been to Birmingham….. yet :D

    Cheers,

    jack
     
  12. IvorCamera

    IvorCamera Well-Known Member

    Birmingham has more canals than Venice.....but that's debatable, there's only one but it goes all over the place....I don't know how many pubs there are but I am still working on that one! and here's one not to miss, this is the oldest from the 1600s.....The Old Crown. The Old Crown,Digbeth Birmingham.jpg
     
  13. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I was in Moscow in around 1982 and only a young lad and was blown away by the subway there. As I recall it was like walking through an art gallery.
     
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    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

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  15. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Has to be Tokyo for me - plenty to shoot, plus all the great camera shops and photography culture/exhibitions. Kyoto is prettier and Osaka more relaxed but Tokyo keeps drawing me back.
     
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  16. Gezza

    Gezza Well-Known Member

    Had a chance of a freebie there about 10 years ago but couldn't make it.... Always regretted it as it looks a great place.
     
  17. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    There's no best city. Wherever you are, there's pictures to take and stories to tell.
     
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  18. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    True, but it's easy to hit a rut with a place you know. New places can inspire not just new images but a new awareness. That's one of the things I like about Tokyo - it's just so big and if you feel like you've done say Shibuya to death, go to Asakusa or Ueno instead. Same with any big city really, small ones to a lesser extent too. Edinburgh has old and new towns, Stockbridge, Leith, Holyrood Park etc.
     
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  19. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I agree. On the other hand, even a small town, even a rural community, can provide ever new opportunities, if you keep looking at things from different angles. I'm not saying you shouldn't go abroad but if you can't, that doesn't need to limit you.
     
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  20. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Absolutely, but I think variety helps to keep us attuned to those different angles at home.
     
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