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Show Me Your City!
By Odessamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:36 PM

Partly inspired by Megan's "Show Me Your Campus" thread over on the College board, and partly inspired by getting to see Melbourne from the 24th floor of a hotel on Monday night, I decided it's time for us to show off our hometowns!

I want to see where you're from - whether it be a city, a country town, a regional center, a tropical island, etc.

They can be pictures you've taken yourself, or pictures you've found online, I am not fussed, but please be sure to describe what we're looking at :)

Here's my beloved Melbourne:
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The financial district by day - photo taken by me from the 24th floor.

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the footpath chess set on Swanston Street.

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The State Arts Centre on St Kilda Rd; home to the Australian Ballet, the Melbourne Theatre Company, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra The National Gallery of Victoria and the Victorian Opera.

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Federation Square. There are cafes, restaurants, and a theatre here, as well as the a stage and a big TV screen where they often show the Australian Open during the summer.

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Flinders Street Station. This is one of the two major stations in the Met system, and is across the street from Federation Square. All suburban train services start and end at Flinders St station.

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Southern Cross Station, on Spencer St. Formerly known as Spencer St Station, this station, along with Flinders St, Parliament, Melbourne Central and Flagstaff, forms the Loop. It was renovated in the mid 2000's and is the terminus for all regional and interstate train services originating from Melbourne, as well as for coach services.

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Parliament House, where our state politicians meet. This is also a very popular place for protests and demonstrations, as well as wedding photographs. Parliament House is on Spring Street.

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Centre Place, a laneway devoted almost entirely to Melbourne's love of coffee. This, or Degraves St which meets it at Flinders Lane is probably the best place in the whole city to get your coffee.

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The Shrine of Remembrance, in Kings Domain on St Kilda Road. This is where we have our Anzac Day memorial each year, and stands as a monument to all our deceased and returned servicepeople. The Shrine was constructed in such a way that at 11 am on November 11th each year (the time and date of the Armistice in 1918), a beam of sunlight enters through the aperture in the roof and shines down on the word "LOVE" inscribed on the stone of remembrance which is set into the floor. The full inscription is "Greater love hath no man".


And...I think that is it. These are all photographs of Melbourne city, but I live about ten minutes out of the city proper, in an inner suburb. I will take some shots of my suburb over the weekend to share with you guys too.

So, take it away, DDN! Show me where you live!

Erin.
::righteous babe::

40 Replies to Show Me Your City!

re: Show Me Your City!
By kandykanePremium member
On Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:14 PM
I'm hoping I can do this. I don't usually post multiple pics, so here goes...

I live in a very small town that I lovingly refer to as Armpit, TX. :P

#1. Our county courthouse on the 'downtown' square.

#2. The river that runs through our county.

#3. The river park with huge boulders that is simply called Big Rocks.

#4. The country highway heading south.

#5. Dinosaur footprints found in our riverbed.

#6. Ruins of a gas station from the early 1920's built of petrified wood and local rocks.

#7. A cute little VW bug turned planter outside my friend's antique store.

#8. A longhorn from a ranch outside of town.

#9. More Texas views - spring bluebonnets and a barbed wire fence you are likley to see at many a Texas ranch.

#10. The nearby nuclear power plant.

And that's ten so, I guess that's it. :?

kk~
re: Show Me Your City!
By Sumayah
On Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:21 PM
Edited by Sumayah (204191) on 2010-10-21 00:02:06 spoiler
These are all taken from the internet.

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Okay I got a little picture/link happy so I'm putting it under a spoiler so it's easier to scroll down. :D
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Congress Ave looking to the Capitol building
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The Capitol
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Skyline at night
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Skyline during the day
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Congress bridge is where the colony of Mexican brown bats live part of the year, otherwise known as the Congress Ave. Bats.

Speaking of bats
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(In)famous UT tower.
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All lit up
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We're number 1!
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University of Texas campus
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Bluebonnets
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Sunset at the Oasis on Lake Travis
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Barton Springs Pool
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The water is never not ridiculously freezing.
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The Ghetto mall on a surprisingly busy day
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This looks more like it.
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Suspension bridge over Lake Austin
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Cows in the Arboretum
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6th Street (hello bars and clubs galore)
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Typical Saturday night
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Warehouse District
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ACL (Austin City Limits festival)
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View from Mt. Bonnell (it's a hill)
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Trudy's Mexican Martini
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Baby A's during SXSW (hence the badges)
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Poor Treaty Oak
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Central Market
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Whole Foods
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Leslie - he's homeless... and a transvestite... no biggie
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Botanical gardens at Zilker Park
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Kite Festival at Zilker Park
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Zilker Tree of Lights... it's mandatory to spin under them!
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Alas no Zilker Trail of Lights this year.


So yeah, that's Austin in a nutshell. :D
re: Show Me Your City!
By webstArmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:22 PM
Aww yeah!

So, while I'm currently situation in Calgary, I'm a Vancouverite at heart, and always will be. I know that's where I want to end up, if I can help it.

What I love the most about the city, is how diverse it is. On any given day, you're 20 minutes from a major metropolis, the beach, or the mountains. There's aren't many cities out there that can boast that kind of scenery.

#1 - This is just an arial view of downtown. You can see the North shore mountains, and the city surrounded by water.

#2 - The city at night, just as amazing!

#3 - Vancouver is known for Robson Street. As someone who's grown up in the city, there are definitely better areas to shop, especially with more interesting styles and food. But, Robson is still somewhere that people love to spend their time.

#4 - Gastown was the original downtown core of Vancouver. Now, it's the hipster hub and the centre of our nightlife. The clubs, pubs, and bars in Gastown are some of my favourite. The cobblestone streets definitely don't hurt it's appearance, either.

#5 - Stanley park is like Vancouver's own (natural!) central park. Our aquarium is situated in Stanley park, as is our famous Sea Wall, which can be seen in this picture. One of the few places it's (almost) socially acceptable to still inline skate. :P

#6 - Every summer, in English Bay, there's a fireworks display. I haven't been for several years, but it's a staple of any summer in Vancouver. Nothing like watching a 30 minute multi-million dollar fireworks display with half a million other people!

#7 - Here's English bay during the day. It's pretty neat to have a pretty decent beach, a mere 10 minute walk from the downtown core.

#8 - I had to add Whistler in, here. It's too beautiful to ignore! Considering it's only about a 2 hour drive, it still counts!

#9 - Here's a picture from the Capilano Suspension bridge located in North Vancouver, to give you a bit of an idea of how lush our forests are.

#10 - This is a picture of the crowds downtown during the Olympics. It was definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity to have the privilege of hosting the Olympic games. There's nothing that can describe the energy in Vancouver during those two weeks.

Ok, now I'm officially home-sick :P
re: Show Me Your City!
By Meganmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:22 PM
Edited by Megan (87282) on 2010-10-20 23:25:12
Edited by Megan (87282) on 2010-10-20 23:28:01
I think I live in one of the ugliest cities in the world, but I'll try to give you Edmonton at its best....

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Skyline.

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City Hall.

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Provincial legislature building.

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The Winspear, local concert hall and home of perfect acoustics and an enormous pipe organ.

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Muttart Conservatory.

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Art Gallery of Alberta.

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I work here, at one of the biggest malls in the world and Edmonton’s claim to fame. Features include a full-size ship, waterpark, amusement park, skating rink, and over 800 stores. So many pictures are necessary because I spend SO MUCH TIME there, haha.

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The Odyssium, which was called the Space and Science Centre when I was a kid.

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Whyte Ave, full of eleventy-one bars, trendy boutiques, students and hipsters. Also the occasional hockey riot.

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Part of my much-beloved but ugly university campus.

And of course, Edmonton most often looks like this:
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re: Show Me Your City! (karma: 1)
By DefyingGravityPremium member
On Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:24 PM
I live in LA now, but I'm originally from SF, so San Francisco it is :)

1. Cable car route with the bay in the background
2. AT&T Park where the SF Giants play - My family has had season tickets for over a decade. Only one more win until the World Series!
3. The Golden Gate Bridge
4. Alcatraz with the Embarcadero in the background
5. Lombard Street (the curvy street)
6. The Palace of Fine Arts
7. Coit Tower
8. the Painted Ladies at Alamo Square with downtown in the background
9. City Hall
10. an aerial view of the city :)
re: Show Me Your City!
By Meganmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:43 PM
^I'm such a loser, San Francisco just makes me go "Full House!" Even when I visited. Dork.
re: Show Me Your City!
By Sumayah
On Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:50 PM
Wow seriously can I come visit all you guys? Your cities look beautiful! LOL, KK you might be closer than I think because that looks like 30 minutes outside of Austin in any direction, lol. Melbourne looks GORGEOUS! WebstAr I'm a sad panda because your pics aren't showing up for me, maybe the system is being lazy. :/ Edmonton looks beautiful, I love the glass pyramids and the ultra green grass and the bright blue fountain in front of the City Hall. And I agree, pictures of San Francisco make me think of Full House too, especially the one of the painted ladies.
re: Show Me Your City!
By DeStijlmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:53 PM
This is a rad idea!

I live in Perth, the capital city of the state of Western Australia.

If you're looking at a map of Australia, we're that giant state to the West. I've only lived here for 7 months, but its a great city. There is a metropolis full of high rises like most capitol cities, but then 10 minutes car ride and you're at some of the worlds most beautiful beaches. 10 minutes in the other direction, and you're in the countryside with vineyards. I think I am pretty lucky to live here. I get to decide each day if I wanna be a beach bunny, a country girl, or a city dweller.


1.This is the view of the city from Kings Park nature reserve at dawn.


2. The Kings Park war memorial.


3. Cottisloe beach. The water really is that blue all year round, that photo is not enhanced.


4. View of the city from South perth.

5. The main cafe strip in Fremantle.

6. Fremantle beach.
re: Show Me Your City!
By oz_helenmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Oct 21, 2010 01:40 AM
Edited by oz_helen (35388) on 2010-10-21 01:43:01 Fixed markup code.
I live in Sydney.

I'm fortunate enough to have a friend who works for Opera Australia (he's a singer) and so I sometimes get free tickets to go to see opera at the Opera House.

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New Years Eve is a big deal here. They always do a huge fireworks display involving the Harbour Bridge. I never get to see it in person though, as I'm always back in Queensland visiting my family over Christmas and New Year.

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This is what it looks like without the fireworks:

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Contrary to popular belief, you cannot see a fantastic view of the Opera House or the Harbour Bridge from everywhere in the city. Staying in a hotel with a view of the harbour is pretty darn expensive (I'm looking at you, Sydney episode of Lost).

Another iconic place in Sydney is Bondi Beach. I'd like to go there, but I think it's really too crowded for my tastes.

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Here's a view of the Harbour from the north. You can see the city, the Bridge and the Opera House.

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One of the most beautiful places in the city is the Queen Victoria Building, built in 1898. It sits amongst the more modern buildings in the city.

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Inside, are shopfronts for designers and other upmarket stores.

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The whole building is exquisite. There is a grand piano I wish I was allowed to play and the staircases are divine.

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One of the weirdest things in Sydney at the moment is the Obama Brick Wall. It was built by a brick company and it's in Western Sydney, not too far from where I live.

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So that's my city!

Helen
re: Show Me Your City!
By LoriCook
On Thu Oct 21, 2010 03:08 AM
I'm from a little Oregon town. It's only a 10 mile drive until you are in a National Forest. I never did appreciate the beauty of it until I moved away.
1) The town
2) The endless freeway headed toward home
3) Sunset in winter
4) Logging is the main source of income
5) Many old cabins such as this remain
6) Most of the buildings on main street have burned down in recent years-this is a restaurant
7) About two miles out of town
8) These deer hang out everywhere including in my grandma's yard
9) Most farmers have a few cows
10) Wheat harvest is the other main source of income.
re: Show Me Your City!
By Helenmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Oct 21, 2010 04:12 AM
DG - I so want to go to San Fransisco.

It is great seeing everyone's photos, I love them all.

Here goes, most of these are from the interwebs.

I live in Glasgow, there are a million things to see so I've got 10 photos!

1. Cineworld - The talles cinema in the world
2. George Square with the city chambers in the background. Gordon and I got enagaged here on a rainy night much like the photo.
3. Duke of Wellington statue outside Glasgow School fo Art. This always has a traffic cone on it, tourists love it.
4. Glasgow Cathedral it is beautiful inside and out, currently undergoing major renovation.
5. Buchanan Street - Since we are one of the best shopping cities in the world. The statue is Donald Deqear first First Minister of Scotland - overlooking his people.
6. Entrance to Glasgow Botanic Gardens - taken by Gordon
7. Oldest house in Glasgow dating back to 1471.
8. Glasgow science centre, tower and our 'armadillo'
9. Celtic park - home to my football team
10. Inside Celtic park during its renovations in the 90's. Check out my pink leggings.

Helen
re: Show Me Your City!
By reel_faerie85member has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Oct 21, 2010 05:20 AM
Edited by claireyfaerie85 (220924) on 2010-10-21 05:31:50 to describe photos -
Here we go.
I live in a small market town called Worksop in the North east of Nottinghamshire. The District is called Bassetlaw and includes mostly rural villages and small towns, old pit villages and collieries. We also include some of Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park. Bassetlaw borders South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire.
We don't have a cinema, bowling alley, ice rink or anything for recreational purposes except the park in the centre of town or Clumber. We don't have any restuarants, only pubs that serve food, our 1 night club is regularly shut down, late night opening in bars is to 12pm! Shops open at 9.30 and are often closed by 4pm. Some shops do half day thursdays and most don't open on a Sunday.
Our railway heads south to Nottingham or N.E. to Sheffield but it seems electricity hasn't reached us yet as it is still diesel trains and they consist of 2 carriages at the very most.

Its a very nice place but still blighted by the closure of the pits in the 1980's - there were pits at all corners of Worksop and they have all gone.
House prices are pretty cheap - a 4 bed detached on a new estate will cost approx £160,000, a 2 bed in the centre of town (pit house) will sell for approx £60,000.
Pictures~:
1. Clumber park lake
2. Clumber park church
3. Sherwood Forest
4. A house near Sherwood
5. Bassetlaw Hospital in Worksop
6. The Priory Church Worksop
7. An old photo of the railway
8. Worksop- Chesterfield Canal
9. When the River Ryton burst through the town centre in 2007
10. Worksop Canal again

en.wikipedia.org . . .

Famous people from Worksop - Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) Lee Westwood (Golf) Neil Entwhistle (murdered his wife and child in MA and fled back here)
re: Show Me Your City!
By Mandymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Oct 21, 2010 07:53 AM
Edited by Mandy (158891) on 2010-10-21 07:55:27 oh how my english teacher would be so disappointed in my use of an apostrophe
I live near, but practically in, Detroit. I know we get a lot of crap about being bad or what not, but I seriously love my city. It actually is really sweet, not just violence and abandoned buildings. Detroit is my fave.

1. Detroit skyline at night.
2. Detroit Institute of Arts. This place is so fun. My parents would take me here when I was little because it always has so many activities going on and it's right near the Science Center.
3. Comerica Park, where the Tigers play! The stadium is right downtown, next to the Opera House and Fox Theatre. That whole little area is awesome.
4. Woodward Avenue. One of the most known streets in Detroit, like literally, everything connects to this road. I don't know how famous it is, but ever heard of the Woodward Dream Cruise?
5. Cobo Center, where all those big expensive auto shows are held. I've never been, but I hear people talk about it all the time.
6. A structure honoring Joe Louis. He's the famous boxer and the Red Wings' rink is named after him. I thoroughly enjoy the life-like vain popping out of the statue's forearm.

I could probably find more, but I'll leave it to this for now. Enjoy Detroit. :D
re: Show Me Your City!
By moomintrudemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Oct 21, 2010 08:46 AM
Well, my actual town is tiny and really not pretty enough for pictures. My two nearest cities are Worcester and Birmingham. I'm literally half way between the two so thought I'd do both. Spoilers added due to the rather large amount of pictures

First Worcester
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Image hotlink - 'http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/smilypies/worcs.jpg' Worcester Cathedral Image hotlink - 'http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/smilypies/night.jpg' Cathedral and River Severn at night Image hotlink - 'http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/smilypies/night.jpg' and by day Image hotlink - 'http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/smilypies/Ustigate_Ltd_Splashpads_Gheluvelt_Park_11.jpg' Gheluvelt Park, spent a lot of my college days here. Image hotlink - 'http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/smilypies/elgar.jpg' Image hotlink - 'http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/smilypies/elgarsbirthplace.jpg' Elgar Statue and his birthplace Image hotlink - 'http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/smilypies/218109_cfed4301.jpg' Aerial View of Worcester Image hotlink - 'http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/smilypies/imagesrace.jpg' Worcester Racecourse Image hotlink - 'http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/smilypies/floods.jpg' And during the floods Image hotlink - 'http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/smilypies/frair.jpg' Friar Street, probably the oldest street. And home of many nice bars and eateries.


And now Birmingham
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Image hotlink - 'http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/smilypies/bull.jpg' Famous Birmingham Bull Image hotlink - 'http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/smilypies/broadstreet.jpg' Broad Street, main area for night-life, at night (somewhere I rarely actually go!) Image hotlink - 'http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/smilypies/selfridges.jpg' Selfridge's! Image hotlink - 'http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/smilypies/pigeonpark.jpg' Aerial view of Cathedral and 'pigeon' park around it. Image hotlink - 'http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/smilypies/councilhouses.jpg' Image hotlink - 'http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/smilypies/germanmarket.jpg' Council houses day and night. Including the wonderful German Christmas Market Image hotlink - 'http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/smilypies/canal.jpg' Canal basin area. lots of nightlife, bars and eateries. Image hotlink - 'http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/smilypies/Birmingham-city-centre.jpg' Birmingham Image hotlink - 'http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/smilypies/brumuni.jpg' Birmingham University Image hotlink - 'http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/smilypies/standrews.jpg' And of course St Andrews...true Birmingham Football club!


Not that exciting. but my two cities :D

MOOM
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By Fayetmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Thu Oct 21, 2010 08:53 AM
I live in a small town in the very south of Germany. Founded in the 12th century, it as plenty of "old town" vibe, and is very german indeed.

Image hotlink - 'http://www.freiburg.de/servlet/PB/show/1169556/FWTM_Ansichten00.jpg'
Areal view. You can see one of the city gates (the Schwaben's Gate), and the cathedral, build in the 13th century.

Image hotlink - 'http://daniel.soluk-feuer-clan.de/wp-content/myfotos/viewfreiburg/Baechle.jpg'
My town's most famous feature: The "baechle". These things are small canals runing through the whole center of the town. In the Middle Ages they were used to dispose of waste, nowawadays they are decoration and very useful for cooling your feet on a hot summer's day. there's a saying that goes "If you step into the Baeechle, you have to marry a girl/boy born here". Some baechle are deeper than this, and a real hazard for drivers not used to them. (and drunken students on bikes..)

Image hotlink - 'http://www.badische-seiten.de/bild/freiburg/fischerau.jpg'
In some parts, those small baechle turn into real rivers! This is "fishers street", for obvious reasons.

Image hotlink - 'http://www.kriegerhof-schwarzwald.de/Bilder/Umgebung/freiburg.jpg'
Street scence in the town's center. The gate is called "Martin's Gate". This is what I see if I leave my office and walk down the street for a minute.

As you can see, my town is all cobblestones and medieval romance. Even more impressive is that it still looks like this, because this is what it looked like after british bombers turned it into a prime targeet 1944. Like a mircale the cathedral, although marked as "special target, attack in any case" was not hit.
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By kandykanePremium member
On Thu Oct 21, 2010 09:21 AM
KK you might be closer than I think because that looks like 30 minutes outside of Austin in any direction, lol.


I know, right? All the little towns around here have that certain look and feel. I'm a couple of hours from Austin, but by Texas standards that is not that far, ya know? We really need to have a get together. Maybe when pondfly comes down we can make one work.

kk~
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By reel_faerie85member has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:15 AM
moomintrude wrote:

Not that exciting. but my two cities :D



Don't forget you have the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters ;) or 2 Mercian as they are now known...sure makes it more interesting!
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By majeremember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:02 AM
Tulsa. Mostly it's skyline pictures...because I like them.

1. I just thought this one was cool.
2. The Golden Driller. Sometimes they put a shirt on him.
3. Skyline
4. BOK centre
5. One where you can see the river (the Arkansas)
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By moomintrudemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:33 PM
claireyfaerie85 wrote:

moomintrude wrote:

Not that exciting. but my two cities :D



Don't forget you have the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters ;) or 2 Mercian as they are now known...sure makes it more interesting!


I guess that is very true...we also have the Malvern Hills close by, as well as the Waseley and Lickey Hills (I grew up at the foot of the Waseley Hills) Oh and Worcestershire and Cadburys :D two very interesting things

MOOM
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By reel_faerie85member has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:36 PM
^ I have a weird affectionate love for Redditch..or maybe its just the soldier that lives there!
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By Reelmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:36 PM
I live in a nice suburban area. It's not really that pretty here, nor are there any cool buildings or landmarks or anything (besides the lake)...I tried to find a pic of the community college I go to but couldn't find anything good haha.

1. The lake (man-made) in the city, there are two beaches that you can go to. Lots of houses and apartments around it, and there is a little shopping center as well. It's like 3 miles around, and a popular route for walkers and runners to take. They do fireworks from on the water for 4th of July.
2. The lake back when we had lots of fires...the fires were in the foothills.
3. The restaurant I work at, which happens to be on the lake, so this is the view from our lower patio.
4. The mall..it's nice, but small.
5. A typical house.
6. A very nice house haha.
7. We have a nice little trail, and this is the bridge in one of the prettier sections of it haha. Also a popular place for runners and walkers to go.
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By Felsamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Oct 21, 2010 04:22 PM
Edited by TheMidlakeMuse (78507) on 2010-10-22 17:27:05 edited out photo description
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I know a few people on here know where I live I would rather not say where on here. That being said, my city is ugly. There is not a single nice thing about this place. We use to have some great forests but they are all gone and have been replaced with houses :/ But to give you an idea, I live in a small City in Alberta, Canada. We have about 90,000 people living here.


1. The place where our official hockey team have their games. It is also the home to a lot of trade shows and horse shows.

2. Probably the coolest looking building here. It is a church. All the guys dream about skate boarding and biking on the roof.

3. City hall. There is a nice garden there from May until Septemberish. Then it is to cold to grow anything. The rule here is you wait until city hall plants the flowers to plant your own.

4. A man made "pond". This is about a quarter of it. To the right is a huge stage and the other half of the pond is behind the picture as well as a huge playground. They have paddle boats you can rent and go out on the pond with. It is also where a lot of celebrations are held like Canada Day. You have the stage for entertainment, a playground for the kids (although my friends and I play on it a lot :P) and lots of room for parking and place to set up food. There is also a huge path going around it so a lot of people go there for walks.

5. The down side is that it floods when the snow melts to fast.

6. Another shot of winter. It is really pretty here in the winter time. To bad it is to cold to enjoy it (It has gotten down to -56C/-69F with the wind)

7. Our city is surrounded the country no matter which way you leave it. My brother likes to go out there to get shots of the sunset. It is good when you want to think or look at the stars or just have some quiet time as well. My brother took this picture one night when I went out with him.

8. A huge athletic center. This is the water park in there but there are also two indoor soccer fields, a hockey rink, two training rooms, a running track, two indoor rock climbing walls as well as a field house where you can play basketball, volleyball badminton ect... Oh and a gymnastics place, a dance studio and a day care. I think that is all.


So that is my city. Nothing exciting and I can not wait to get out of here :P
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By PogMoGilliesmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Oct 21, 2010 04:59 PM
I am from Louisville, Colorado, the #1 small town in America to live, acording to money magazine.

The first three pictures are from our downtown. It's two blocks wide, and three blocks long. Highlights include the wintertime outdoor icerink, the historical mine shaft building that now houses the Melting Pot fondue restaurant, and a few buildings from "Old Town" Louisville, dating to 1870. The fourth picture is the top of davidson plateu, which is 1.25 miles from my house.

More interesting is where I work- I'm a traveling teacher, and I teach in Louisville, Broomfield, Gold Hill and Jamestown. The last two are mountain communities, with 1 room school houses (well, one school has 3 rooms, a storage room and a cloak room, and the other has 5 rooms and a hallway, but why dither?) The 5th and 6th pictures are Gold Hill, the town and the school, the 7th and 8th pictures are Jamestown, the three buildings on the main street, and a view of the back of the school. The front is much cooler, but for some reason, they didn't take a picture of that.
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By pokomember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Oct 21, 2010 06:43 PM
I come from the Central Coast in NSW...and I'd never live anywhere else (except maybe Melbourne...)

I was going to post photos from the interwebs...but I need a project to keep me busy over the weekend...so I'm going to do a tour of my beloved home ground and take photos for you all.
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