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BS: Your most romantic city

Donuel 06 Dec 17 - 07:30 PM
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Subject: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Donuel
Date: 06 Dec 17 - 07:30 PM

I've tried LA, Frisco, NYC and Chicago and strangely enough my most romantic city is Chicago.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 06 Dec 17 - 08:09 PM

Sorrento. Napoli. Lecce in Puglia (go before you die). Granada. Cordoba. Cazorla in Andalucía. Bath. Pompei. Herculaneum. Positano. London. Liverpool.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 06 Dec 17 - 08:16 PM

Bratislava..

wish I was still young and fit enough to do those things
on the way back late at night to the high rise fire risk hostel
again...


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Dec 17 - 08:19 PM

Dingle. Carcassonne. Quebec. Montreal. Talkeetna. Seward. Pontoosec.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Donuel
Date: 06 Dec 17 - 09:28 PM

What you said was not A city unless you can't tell them apart or you do not have a MOST romantic city. But it is your romance so submit an Atlas if necessary.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 06 Dec 17 - 09:42 PM

...or it might be Bradford... [Winter 1980 - cold damp bedsit and a brand new copy of "The Joy of Sex"..]

Bradford or Bratislava...???


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Acme
Date: 06 Dec 17 - 10:05 PM

New York City.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Mrrzy
Date: 06 Dec 17 - 10:26 PM

Budapest.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Donuel
Date: 06 Dec 17 - 10:35 PM

I can fit Sorrento. Napoli. Lecce Puglia Granada. Cordoba. Cazorla in Andalucía. Bath. Pompei. Herculaneum. Positano. London. Liverpool. Manchester in late autumn.

into this song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov4epAJRPMw

I had in mind romantic encounter location rather than the most romantic cities but I have an open mind. These all sound exotic to me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Donuel
Date: 06 Dec 17 - 10:46 PM

Mrrzy,
Budapest
I shoulda
guessed
and Acme
in NY City
Shaw's crime
in Cordoba
but Raparree's
beyond all rhyme
but not reason.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Mr Red
Date: 07 Dec 17 - 04:29 AM

Lower Hut

In NZ any city with 20,000 and a full time fire brigade is a city.

Why LH? You know - eyes across a crowded room. Bingo.

Sadly I left her in NZ.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 07 Dec 17 - 04:35 AM

Liverpool
I lost my cherry in the crypt of PADDY'S WIGWAM
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Donuel
Date: 07 Dec 17 - 06:36 AM

That is the best consecration I have ever heard of.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 07 Dec 17 - 06:47 AM

Paddy's Wigwam is my very favourite church. The crypt was shut the day we went. Was it a private party then, Jim...?


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 07 Dec 17 - 07:14 AM

"Was it a private party then, Jim...?"
We were sheltering from the rain while putting up Anti Apartheid posters
"They were the days, my friend"
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Jack Campin
Date: 07 Dec 17 - 09:06 AM

Lower Hut [...]
Sadly I left her in NZ.


And you nicked one of their T's.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 07 Dec 17 - 09:15 AM

Prague and Budapest were probably amongst the most romantic cities until Brit lager lout stag parties invaded and took them over...


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 07 Dec 17 - 09:19 AM

We went to Prague in late October just before it turned into a hen and stag fleshpot. The weather was mild and sunny and it was lovely.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Dec 17 - 09:21 AM

Rome, then Paris, Jerusalem, Budapest, Prague, Vienna, and New York City. I'm in Jerusalem right now, and finally accomplished my dream of walking the ramparts of the city walls. Somewhat scary day to be in Jerusalem, though.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 07 Dec 17 - 09:51 AM

There are a few but locally both York and Chester would feature quite highly up my list.

I agree about Chicago Donuel - Not been to many American cities but that was by far my favourite. Memphis was great but I am not sure it is a city and it is far from romantic!

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 07 Dec 17 - 12:33 PM

"We went to Prague in late October "
I loved Prague even though we were there at the same time as the Russian Troops in 1968
Never been sure I wanted to go back after a workmate told me how he was crossing Wenceslas Square when a young girl (about 14) approached him asked him for money and put her hand in his pocket and began fondling him.
This was after 'freedom' came to Czechoslovakia, of course.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 07 Dec 17 - 08:53 PM

Could be Edinburgh: where I live now and have done for the last 30+ years, but where I came with my husband before we were even married: little did we realise then that this was where we would settle! Then honeymoon included Dublin and Galway.
Other favourites since would include Paris, St Petersburg, Granada, Cordoba, Pisa, Sydney (Aus), Prague, and Talinn.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 07 Dec 17 - 09:25 PM

Ah, strolling around Granada, Cordoba and Antequera in the summer heat...the Alhambra by moonlight then the Generalife gardens the next morning... the Mesquita/Catedral in Cordoba...strolling across the old bridge over the Guadalquivir river... my God, that's what I CALL romantic!


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 08 Dec 17 - 03:48 AM

I lived in London for thirty years - at first I hated it's anonymity and unfriendliness, but luckily I hooked up (for life) with a Scots Londoner who regarded London as "her village" and was not afraid to cross the Thames (as most Londoners appeared to be
Together we used London just like that, quite often to the puzzlement of my workmates who seldom went outside their own immediate areas.
Over seven years I worked as a maintenance electrician in Pubs and was introduced to an entirely hidden side of the City - smugglers tunnels, remnants of cock-pits, a tree growing up through the centre of the bar, a pub cellar that had collapsed into an unused underground railway, a beautiful huge bar-length gilded Victorian mirror which had been papered over during the Blitz and forgotten, only to be discovered while I was working there.
I was making my way through a bar once, heading for the cellar, when a customer shouted "mind the ghost"
The pub, adjacent to Wellington Barracks in Hyde Park, was said to have a tunnel which had been dug on the instructions of the Duke of Wellington, who was said to have been so unpopular with his men, he was unable to venture out at night for fear of being assaulted
Then bricked in, the tunnel was claimed to be haunted by the ghost of a soldier who was flogged to death for assaulting him.
London really was a fascinating city, if you managed to survive living there (couldn't afford it now)
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Mr Red
Date: 08 Dec 17 - 04:16 AM

And you nicked one of their T's.

Yea, the roof leaked.




Bingo!


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Donuel
Date: 08 Dec 17 - 07:05 AM

ha


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 08 Dec 17 - 07:32 AM

"Romantic encounter locations"......not too far from central Edinburgh then...

"On the beach at Portobello,
Maggie met in with a fellow,
His hair was black, his teeth were yellow,
Down by the Portobello shore".   (Matt McGinn)


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Donuel
Date: 08 Dec 17 - 11:59 AM

Hey Joe you'll be fine in Jerusalem, just don't wear your Trump hats after evening prayers. It will take longer than overnight to incense the population to turn from the Abbas' peace process to Hamas ultra violence.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: mayomick
Date: 09 Dec 17 - 01:15 PM

They say that Wolverhampton in England is very romantic unless you have cemented your head into a microwave cooker .


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 09 Dec 17 - 04:15 PM

I did a seven-week teaching practice in a terrible school in Wolverhampton in 1973, commuting to there from me digs in Tipton on me Honda 50 moped. I can say without fear or favour that it was the most unromantic seven weeks of my life...


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Dec 17 - 06:27 AM

Venice. La Serenissima. How could I have left Venice out! We didn't see a car for four days.

We loved Florence for everything that Florence has by way of art, culture and architecture, but bejaysus it was so damn crowded!


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Mr Red
Date: 10 Dec 17 - 06:57 AM

Wolverhampton in England

Steve, the Gods still don't like you! You are still alive. Which school was it?

I was at school in Wolverhampton, but we weren't allowed to see much of it, except on walks on Sunday to Bantock Park in crocodile fashion. It was an orphanage (those who lost one parent) and it was more like a boarding school. Sponsored by the Masons and the Lions.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: peteaberdeen
Date: 10 Dec 17 - 07:17 AM

glasgow - something to do with central station, the clockwork orange, the radical dreamers - and my youth. but i havn't been very far- montpellier looked lovely in the evening but that may have been because i had been on a bus (that ran out of petrol) since calais


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 10 Dec 17 - 07:43 AM

I spent 7 years in London's East End: went for a walk with a former boyfriend in a park S of the river. So I always laugh at that line in Ewan McColl's "Sweet Thames, flow softly" - "Kissed her once again at Wapping, flow sweet river flow,
   After that there that there was no stopping, sweet Thames flow softly",
It was only a walk in the park, honest, but how romantic!


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 10 Dec 17 - 07:45 AM

Oh, and the boyfriend was from Wolverhampton!


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Dec 17 - 08:34 AM

I lived for two years in Robin Hood Gardens, a brutalist concrete monstrosity in Poplar, but I was very happy there. Out of my windows was the most amazing view of the entrance of the Blackwall Tunnel and a power station on the bank of the Thames just beyond the biggest scrapyard in Europe. I actually proposed to Mrs Steve in my flat and we lived there for the first year of our marriage. I believe they're preserving a piece of it now! Spent many a happy boozy evening in Wapping and Rotherhithe...

My teaching practice in Wolverhampton was done at Deansfield High School, in early 1973. If that school's still there I'm sure it's much better now then it was then.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 10 Dec 17 - 09:08 AM

"but how romantic!"
To young lovers, anywhere appears romantic - even Birmingham!!
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: The Sandman
Date: 10 Dec 17 - 09:47 AM

Cambridge


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 10 Dec 17 - 11:28 AM

Paris it has to be for me. Great food, a little (or a lot) of wine and accordian music played by some devilishly brilliant people.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Dec 17 - 05:00 PM

I see that Deansfield High School became St Matthias. I won't easily forget that fourth-former called Susan who swore at me in the cloakroom with the best expletive vocabulary I've ever heard...


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: Jack Campin
Date: 10 Dec 17 - 06:53 PM

For me it would have to be Auckland, for rhe same sort of reasons (she had pale skin, freckles, Indian features, huge eyelashes and red-brown hair - apart from all the incredibly atmospheric nooks around the city) but I wasn't sorry to leave and I couldn't possibly afford to live there now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Your most romantic city
From: frogprince
Date: 11 Dec 17 - 11:13 PM

For me, it's hard to choose between Old Quebec and Agios Prokopios, Naxos. Old Quebec has more inherent picturesque romantic flavor. Agios Prokopios is barely big enough to be defined as a village, but, especially if you include the beach, the personal memories are very special. I may have to go back, if only to scatter ashes along the beach.


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