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Old Posted Jan 25, 2022, 10:30 PM
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For me, in Québec, though the question is «un-answerable», I have always had a special feeling, for Les Éboulements, sitting above the Saint-Laurent estuary.
This video, though focusing on the church, gives a good idea of what I mean.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV2oBsJvqhc
And this the view from the village, when you look at the Saint-Laurent.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeNOzbRY4Os
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2022, 7:43 PM
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You've managed to almost convince me to move over there with my gf and have kids there rubbing my sense of duty the perfect way.

(Current gf speaks no English, as is the case for most people in the province, even the younger generations.)

Can't believe I've never been there. I've passed through STL countless times. I also stopped once in Lafayette LA on purpose, sought older fellow francophones, found a few that was almost 20 years ago though, the same venture today would not yield the same results I'm afraid. They were all really old and had a crazy borderline incomprehensible accent, which was fascinating.
yes -- i had a german gf in columbus.
her father came out to visit and immediately rented a car and hit up amish country for a day trip, which is famous in germany.
he was really scratching his head when he can back with the olde german.
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2022, 6:12 AM
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As Nito mentioned, London is often dubbed a 'city of villages' due to the large amount swallowed up and the hundreds of local High (Main) Streets in every mini-district. The outer rings can have endless amounts of village monikers to them, but the ones nearer the centre are the true survivors.


Within central London edges -Zones 2 and 3 (the city has 9 zones)

Walthamstow -Zone 3


www.cktravels.com

www.photohound.com









Hampstead - Zone 2









https://www.london-walking-tours.co....-hampstead.jpg
www.london-walking-tours.co.uk/secret-london







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Dulwich -Zone 2


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Mentioning places in London, one of the biggest cities in the world, is quite the stretch as far as villages go. I guess every place is a village then.
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Mentioning places in London, one of the biggest cities in the world, is quite the stretch as far as villages go. I guess every place is a village then.
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St. John’s wood?!

Nice place but that’s like saying the village of park slope or Brooklyn heights
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Old Posted Jan 28, 2022, 4:07 AM
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Surely there is a village in the Cotswolds prettier than London.
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Sleepy Hollow, New York. One of my favorite quick getaways from the city.
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Mentioning places in London, one of the biggest cities in the world, is quite the stretch as far as villages go. I guess every place is a village then.
London developed in a rather haphazard fashion compared to most other major cities. Clerkenwell, Dulwich, Hampstead, Highgate and Walthamstow were villages enveloped by the growth of Victorian London and retain to varying degrees village-like characteristics. Places like Cudham, Downe, Harefield, Havering-atte-Bower and Wennington are identifiable villages within the city boundaries but isolated within the Green Belt.

Chelsea, Marylebone and St John’s Wood, which have simply changed far too much in the past three centuries can claim to retain much resemblance of a village.
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Surely there is a village in the Cotswolds prettier than London.
Palace Combe - the prettiest town in England

Tucked up the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in northwest Wiltshire, Castle Combe is frequently called "the prettiest town in England." It's unquestionably probably the prettiest Cotswold town to visit.

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Architecturally pretty exceptional, no doubt, but way too uniformly stony to rank as a nice (real-life) English village IMO. I've seen "nicer" villages while touring England.

Something like this (random pic) is much more attractive (to me):

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Old Posted Jan 29, 2022, 12:08 AM
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Guys, those aren't the nicest villages in England the country (OBVIOUSLY -there are literally thousands of pretty villages in the rest of the country to choose from) -but a play on the villages in the 'county'/ province of Greater London. -A continuation of nito's post on the previous page.

As mentioned they are villages swallowed up by the sprawl of 19th Century London, that retained their character - the city has 600 'High Street' centres, many of which kept their old fabric, hence the moniker London as a City of Villages.




More here:

https://www.theresident.co.uk/homes-...able-villages/

Other famous London villages (not outskirts) include Greenwich, Richmond, Blackheath, Wimbledon, Kew, Primrose Hill and Chiswick.


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Old Posted Jan 29, 2022, 12:09 AM
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If you genuinely want the prettiest village in England, my bet's somewhere in the Cotswolds (outside of the tourist circus). It's here you get a true flavour of the 'green and pleasant land' of ye olde Englande:











Cornwall or Devon might also give it a good run with their old fishing villages. County by county for the country would be pretty much undoable, where pretty villages are a norm. The UK doesn't have very nice provincial cities, but it makes up for it in an endless amount of picturesque rural communities with old building stock.


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I would say that anything within the London municipal limits is not a village, despite any feel or independent growth before suburbanization. It may feel like a village, but it isn't. All of these other small places being mentioned are independent municipalities, and most are in somewhat rural surroundings. There's a clear difference. Every city in the world swallowed up villages. What next, someone says Flushing Queens is a village?
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