Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Buenos Aires on Second Place in Best City Ranking

El Obelisco in the Center of Avenida Nueve de Julio in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ooooh, how I love these rankings, because they are just stupid nonsense. I think rankings in general are a very poor measure for anything and made for people who refuse to think for themselves and love to have everything classified into the smallest possible category.
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that Buenos Aires ranks second at World's Best Cities Award of the Travel + Leisure Magazine. Isn't it amazing? It's already the second year in a row that Buenos Aires is the second-favored choice by travelers. Isn't that amazing, too? The chances for 2009 are also pretty good if the worldwide economic crisis will not foil this year's poll.
Yeah, there's just one rival left - Bangkok - we will kick your *** out of the match! Hooray! (:

11 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

I'm trying to decide if that Obelisk looks more like the Washington Monument in Washington DC or the Obelisque in Paris?? Nice snap

Jacob said...

Heh, heh, heh. I like the way you don't care much for these rankings and think they are a poor measure...sure you do!

Poor Bangkok!

This is a nice shot of the number 2 city, though!

;-)

Rajesh said...

Very nice snap. Is that war memorial? I had seen a similar structure in Washington.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Rajesh, the obelisk was built in 1936 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first founding of Buenos Aires.

RogerB said...

Cheers to 2nd place! Someone has to be 2nd. Nice photo.

B SQUARED said...

Im voting for you in-spite of the fact, I haven't been to either city. So much for rankings.

peenkfrik said...

Wow. And NYC and SFO is on the last three.

AB said...

Somehow I do not see Saarbrücken in this list. Where did we go wrong?

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

@AB
Let's make up our own ranking. I promise Saarbrücken will be #2! (;

R.Ferrari said...

Ola parabens pelo seu blog e pela sua cidade. Estive ai no ano passado, gostei muito e voltarei. O zoo de Lujan também é o maximo.
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Florianopolis - Brasil

Anonymous said...

France, Italy, Britain, Turkey, Israel, USA, Argentina. All share an obelisk near a dome made by the same masonry organization.