I love this representation of the idea of "Paris versus New York"-- the reduction of a vast subject down to highly simplistic, single image representations is a great example of effective graphic design. Communicating a complex subject in a way that makes it seem straightforward.
From this blog, by Vahram Muratyan.
PS- Did you get to the end and feel like you have a preference for one over the other? Even though I love New York, I preferred Paris in almost every single one! So either the illustrator's bias (which I can't even detect in these images) swayed me, or I'm really a little secret Francophile. But who doesn't love Paris.