I'm from Lyon but now I'm living in Nouméa...Lyon is a very secret city a little bit dark with its grey sky but historical city too.
But I agree with you, this site give me a wide view of our world, of our moving world. I think the only language you can practice between all of us is art, sensitivity is art.
XXX from Nouméa.
I live in The Hague, The Netherlands (or "Holland")! The Hague is also known as the city of international justice and peace, since the International Court of Justice (UN body), the International Criminal Court and lots of other international juridical organizations are seated here! The Hague is also the political center of The Netherlands, where the parliament is seated. By the way our queen (Beatrix) also lives in The Hague:-)
My city is known for its music: TANGO, for its top football star: MARADONA, for the huge amount of inmigrants that build our society as we know it today, for its ASADOS, for some writers like BORGES but also for its contrasts: french buildings next to "villas miseria"(slums). Plus it's widely known for the political decay, for Evita Perón, for thefts but for its friendly citizens too. It's cosmopolitan but still cosy. It's a place where everything might happen: from being robbed to being enlightened by its culture. I live in my beloved Buenos Aires.
Winnipeg is definitely a love it or hate it city
Culture Capital of Canada for reasons outlined below
The Forks (at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers) has been a meeting place for aboriginal peoples for centuries
Gateway to the Canadian West
The Golden Boy ("Eternal Youth" - currently on top of the Manitoba Legislative Building) spent WW1 crossing and recrossing the Atlantic as ballast on a ship that happened to be commandeered in the war effort. Bad luck eh? LOL
Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 had a profound effect on unionized labor in Canada
Red River Floodway - since its completion in 1969 it has saved over 10 billion dollars in flood damage
One of the most affordable cities in Canada, with one of the most diverse economies lending economic stability
The coldest city in the world with a population over 600,000 ("Winterpeg")
2nd sunniest city in Canada year-round
The most efficient snow-clearing force in North America (believe me, they get a lot of experience)
Exchange District is a National Historic Site of Canada and North America's most extensive collection of well-preserved early 20th Century architecture - many of the movies that are made in Toronto, Vancouver, or Chicago will actually have scenes shot in Winnipeg's Exchange District
One of the most diverse demographics in NA (Canada's "mosaic" model as opposed to the USA's "melting pot")
Most restaurants per capita in NA (ethnic diversity strikes again!)
Many restaurant chains use Winnipeg as the NA test market for their products
Winnie-the-Pooh was named after it (It's true - look it up)
The Royal Canadian Mint makes all of Canada's circulating coinage and has produced coins for over 70 other countries
Royal Winnipeg Ballet is Canada's oldest ballet company (Evelyn Hart and Mikhail Baryshnikov are two notable dancers that have been members)
The list of musical acts associated with Winnipeg is too long to name. Here's a few you may have heard of: Neil Young, Burton Cummings, The Guess Who, Bachman–Turner Overdrive, Chantal Kreviazuk, Bif Naked, The Weakerthans, Crash Test Dummies, The Watchmen, Lenny Breau, Remy Shand
Winnipeg's Folklorama is the largest and longest-running cultural celebration festival in the world
Winnipeg Folk Festival, celebrating Winnipeg music community, and bringing world music to Winnipeg, was the first event of its kind to be certified by Canada’s Environment Choice Program with an EcoLogo as a ‘green event’.
Another mysterious "green" fact: Winnipeg is the only city in the world that is currently recycling Starbucks paper coffee cups (the coating necessary on most paper coffee cups that are made with post-consumer waste ironically renders them non-recyclable. An entrepreneurial company in Winnipeg is picking up and shredding the cups for composting.)
Winnipeg's many museums and galleries will be joined in 2012 by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which will be the first Canadian national museum outside of the National Capital Region.
In 2010 Winnipeg had the dubious distinction as Canada's violent crime capital (per capita)
Mosquito Capital of Canada (okay i made that up, but i'm sure it's true)
my city is located on a small island in the middle of the south pacific where the weather is always warm ( when there's no cyclone to damage the landscape...), 80 000 people are living in the capital. The island is located halfway between Australia and New Zealand.
21 hours of flight from Europe, It's a very long trip and very expensive too !!
that's why we often go to New Zealand or Australia where the cost of life is cheaper.
This island is New Caledonia, it used to be a US strategic place to go to Guadalcanal during the second world war for US army, we can see many anti-aircraft guns scattered among the city, on the top of the hills and there are many in Nouméa, the capital.
Life is cool, but many people are coming from Europe and they bring their stress in their suitcase. but it's OK, anyway, I don't care about this, I live my life and that's all . New Caledonia is well known for nickel's production.
Come and see us.
Milledgeville, Georgia. The first capital of Georgia, and you'd think we were still in the Antebellum days with the architecture and unnecessary heat and humidity of middle Georgia. Not to mention the extreme southern accents and lack of a Super Target. But stick a University in the middle of it and it makes it ten times more exciting!