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Alas poor Zagreb - the world's least loved city

Or at least it is judging by a publicity stunt cooked up by the US copyright holders of Monopoly. Hasbro has come up with a list of 68 world cities which will be winnowed down to 20 by popular vote. Paris leads from London, NY, Rome and Sydney, while Agram (as it was under the Hapsburgs), Bratislava (Pressburg, Poszony...) , Bucharest and Ljubljana (Laibach) are joint last.

Vienna and Budapest fare a little better, otherwise one might think that there is a concerted campaign against Mitteleuropa.

There is scope for two write-in wild cards to qualify as Old Kent Road and Whitechapel, and Volendam and Cork are leading that list at the moment. I suspect that there is a campaign behind the former, as it has a population of all of 22,000.

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Anonymous Sepoy Agent said... 6:41 pm

Interesting place Volendam, but hardly a city by anyone's reckoning.
My partner and I went there in December in the late eighties, and we've never been anywhere colder.
That icy wind off the Zuyder Zee!  



Blogger Croydonian said... 7:06 am

Those Nederlanders, eh? On a similar note, Dunkirk in '96 or '97 was quite something - the sea froze.  



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