Sunday, March 13, 2005

Names of Cities

The Bar In Hell poem contest is still going on. If you´ve got a new one, post it in the comments section of the previous section. I´m working on one myself--and let me tell you, it´s a humdinger.

I´m in Barcelona, and tomorrow or the next day I should have some new pictures up here. Barcelona is great, and its name is even greater. So, without further ado, I give you the names of the great cities of the world in the order of how great-sounding their names are:

1. Hong Kong
2. Barcelona
3. Beijing
4. Tokyo
5. London
6. Jerusalem
7. Cairo
8. New York
9. Berlin
10. Rome
11. Mexico City
12. Paris
13. Buenos Aires
14. Alexandria
15. Helsinki
16. Oslo
17. Chicago
18. Baghdad
16. Shanghai
17. Budapest
18. Detroit
19. San Francisco
20. Rio De Janeiro
21. Warsaw
22. Bombay
23. Istanbul
24. Algiers
25. Vancouver
26. Casablanca
27. Guadalajara
28. Prague
29. Havana
30. Sao Paulo
31. Sarajevo
32. Calcutta
33. Moscow
34. Nairobi
35. Copenhagen
36. Tehran
37. Houston
38. Ankara
39. Toronto
40. Stockholm
41. Zurich
42. Damascus
43. Mogadishu
44. Kuala Lumpur
45. Dakar
46. Bratislava
47. Dubai
48. Caracas
49. Jakarta
50. Belfast
51. Amsterdam
52. Santiago
53. Reykajavik
54. Bangalore
55. Vienna
56. Bucharest
57. (Mumbai)
58. Seoul
59. Sydney
60. Tel Aviv
61. Taipei
62. Madras
63. Madrid
64. Lahore
65. Lagos
66. Los Angeles
67. Hanoi
68. Kiev
69. Delhi
70. Manila
71. Dublin
72. Lima
73. Bangkok
74. Brussels

3 comments:

nanana said...

Aurora?

Anonymous said...

Bombay was changed to Mumbai years ago....sorry....Kraig

sarcasmus said...

There´s Mumbai on the list. I just like Bombay better. I mean, I put Mexico City, not Ciudad de Mexico--clearly its an ethnocentric list. I think that the poetry of a name cannot escape its past. That´s why poetry is evil.