> There are no cities older than a few hundred years in the US. Rarely do you see a building that's more than 100 years old. I wonder what that does for our mentality towards the past, vs places where there are buildings that are literally 1000 years old and older?
"America is a place where they think 100 years is a long time. Europe is a place where they think 100 miles is a long way"
– old joke
> I think the house I grew in is older than the US :p
Yeah, and this is *heavily* dependent on the region. For example, both the southern US and California have very few buildings older 100 years, but the north east US has considerably more.
I'm not knowledgeable enough about North American regions outside the US to know how they'd compare, but I'm sure it also varies.
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