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How Old is Your City?

Old, for someone who is in Jerusalem daily, is not a good measuring factor.
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I haven’t gotten to Rome yet – sitting for 3 hours in Terminal G of the Rome airport officially doesn’t count. I haven’t taken the tour of London yet – but I drove through some beautiful neighborhoods and took the train to Manchester and drove through parts of Manchester. Both London and Manchester are stunning. The architecture of so many of the building is just amazing. There will always be bigger, better, older – the key is to marvel at what you see and enjoy it, and I’m doing that.

I asked the really nice Pakistani taxi driver how old London was – I should just do the research. He said – “very old. More than 300 years old.”

Pretty much everything in America (at least in terms of architecture) is, at most, 200 years old so at 300 and more, that becomes impressive. The problem, I realize, is that after living in Israel so long, pretty much nothing tops it. There are parts of Jerusalem that are 2,000 years and more. Rome will likely have similarly aged buildings but I’ve clearly decided my question was wrong. Old, for someone who is in Jerusalem daily, is not a good measuring factor.

On the flip side, I’m now in the tallest building in Manchester. I made the mistake of asking someone how to find the hotel and he said – find the tallest building…and he’s right. It’s a really nice hotel…and the view is stunning. I’m having a quiet evening finishing my presentation for tomorrow.

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