Sunday 26 April 2015

The Stories Behind The World's Most Famous City Nicknames

Why is New York called 'The Big Apple?' Or London 'The Old Smoke,' Amsterdam 'Venice of the North' and Las Vegas 'Sin City?'

Some nicknames refer to the ancient heritage of the city, some refer to the industry found in the city, some refer to the cities’ environment – there are a variety of reasons these cities have earned their unique monikers.

(thanks Cora)

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