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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

FLASH !!! The Best City in America is NOT American.

Andres Duany moved to New Orleans after Katrina. The master of New Urbanism went there to assist the city after the disaster, of course -- but his revelations about the nature of New Orleans may reveal something about why some of us fell in love with the city.

"I realized at that instant that New Orleans
is not really an American city, but rather a Caribbean one."
- Andres Duany

views of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

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