VANCOUVER 2010 WINTER OLYMPICS | THE HOST CITY :: AS SEEN BY THE NEW YORK TIMES ::: «MANHATTAN WITH MOUNTAINS»

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Vancouver is Manhattan with mountains. It’s a liquid city, a tomorrow city, equal parts India, China, England, France and the Pacific Northwest. It’s the cool North American sibling. If only, and this holds true for the rest of Canada, it didn’t feel the need to blush.

–  Tim Egan,  The New York Times 17 February 2010

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Well, Mr. Egan, I beg to differ.

Vancouver is not “Manhattan with mountains.” Your alliterative description does not begin to do justice to either city.

Not to blush, but I liked this comment from “JS” in New Jersey (click to enlarge):

2010 VANCOUVER WINTER OLYMPICS | HOST CITY :: VANCOUVER TOPS THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT’S GLOBAL LIVEABILITY SURVEY

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