Show Me Your City!
By Odessa
On 10/20/2010 22:36:38
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: The financial district by day - photo taken by me from the 24th floor. the footpath chess set on Swanston Street. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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::
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By kandykane
On 10/20/2010 23:14:20
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~
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By Sumayah
On 10/20/2010 23:21:08
These are all taken from the internet. Okay I got a little picture/link happy so I'm putting it under a spoiler so it's easier to scroll down. :D [spoiler]Congress Ave looking to the Capitol building The Capitol Skyline at night Skyline during the day 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 (In)famous UT tower. All lit up We're number 1! University of Texas campus Bluebonnets Sunset at the Oasis on Lake Travis Barton Springs Pool The water is never not ridiculously freezing. The Ghetto mall on a surprisingly busy day This looks more like it. Suspension bridge over Lake Austin Cows in the Arboretum 6th Street (hello bars and clubs galore) Typical Saturday night Warehouse District ACL (Austin City Limits festival) View from Mt. Bonnell (it's a hill) Trudy's Mexican Martini Baby A's during SXSW (hence the badges) Poor Treaty Oak Central Market Whole Foods Leslie - he's homeless... and a transvestite... no biggie Botanical gardens at Zilker Park Kite Festival at Zilker Park Zilker Tree of Lights... it's mandatory to spin under them! Alas no Zilker Trail of Lights this year.[/spoiler] So yeah, that's Austin in a nutshell. :D
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By webstAr
On 10/20/2010 23:22:02
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
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By Megan
On 10/20/2010 23:22:59
I think I live in one of the ugliest cities in the world, but I'll try to give you Edmonton at its best.... Skyline. City Hall. Provincial legislature building. The Winspear, local concert hall and home of perfect acoustics and an enormous pipe organ. Muttart Conservatory. Art Gallery of Alberta. 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. The Odyssium, which was called the Space and Science Centre when I was a kid. Whyte Ave, full of eleventy-one bars, trendy boutiques, students and hipsters. Also the occasional hockey riot. Part of my much-beloved but ugly university campus. And of course, Edmonton most often looks like this:
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By DefyingGravity
On 10/20/2010 23:24:15
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 :)
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By Megan
On 10/20/2010 23:43:58
^I'm such a loser, San Francisco just makes me go "Full House!" Even when I visited. Dork.
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By Sumayah
On 10/20/2010 23:50:26
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.
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By DeStijl
On 10/20/2010 23:53:19
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.
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By LoriCook
On 10/21/2010 03:08:55
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.
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By Helen
On 10/21/2010 04:12:58
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
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By reel_faerie85
On 10/21/2010 05:20:28
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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worksop Famous people from Worksop - Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) Lee Westwood (Golf) Neil Entwhistle (murdered his wife and child in MA and fled back here)
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By Mandy
On 10/21/2010 07:53:35
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
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By moomintrude
On 10/21/2010 08:46:23
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 [spoiler]Worcester Cathedral Cathedral and River Severn at night and by day Gheluvelt Park, spent a lot of my college days here. Elgar Statue and his birthplace Aerial View of Worcester Worcester Racecourse And during the floods Friar Street, probably the oldest street. And home of many nice bars and eateries.[/spoiler] And now Birmingham [spoiler] Famous Birmingham Bull Broad Street, main area for night-life, at night (somewhere I rarely actually go!) Selfridge's! Aerial view of Cathedral and 'pigeon' park around it. Council houses day and night. Including the wonderful German Christmas Market Canal basin area. lots of nightlife, bars and eateries. Birmingham Birmingham University And of course St Andrews...true Birmingham Football club![/spoiler] Not that exciting. but my two cities :D MOOM
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By kandykane
On 10/21/2010 09:21:36
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_faerie85
On 10/21/2010 10:15:29
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 majere
On 10/21/2010 11:02:55
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 moomintrude
On 10/21/2010 12:33:41
[q=claireyfaerie85]
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![/q] 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_faerie85
On 10/21/2010 12:36:22
^ I have a weird affectionate love for Redditch..or maybe its just the soldier that lives there!
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By Reel
On 10/21/2010 12:36:56
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 Felsa
On 10/21/2010 16:22:30
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 PogMoGillies
On 10/21/2010 16:59:29
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 poko
On 10/21/2010 18:43:36
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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By Caffeine
On 10/21/2010 19:02:03
Like Erin, I'm from Melbourne (and used to work right around the corner from coffee mecca, Centre Place), but I live about an hour and a half out from the city itself. My little town got put on the map because a whole lot of meteorites were found here back in 1860. Most of the meteorites were sent off to (and LOST by!) various museums, but we've got a replica of them in the main street: So realistic.... There's a heritaage-listed church in the main street that was home to an awesome pancake parlor, "Heavenly Pancakes". Unfortunately, the demographics in the area call for more chain fast-food places than gourmet pancakes - it's now a Taco Bell.: This is the main drag: Most people go through our town on the way to (or from) more exciting places. We do have some pretty cool natural-bush botanic gardens, though: A racecourse: And there are more parks in the area than anywhere else I know: And once a year nearly the entire motorcycle-riding and enthusiast population of the state descend on the little town to ride in convoy down to Phillip Island, and announce the start of some motorcycle race event or other. (It's actually kind of fun doing the ride, and lots of little kids ogle and wave from the side of the road) (All photos from TravelVictoria.com.au except the last, which is from mravic.org.au)
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By Helen
On 10/22/2010 01:46:11
Everyone else's cities look so pretty, the rain here makes Glasgow look horrible. On a beautiful sunny day it is a gorgeous city full of old buildings and architecture. The financial district is a mix of old & new which is interesting. When the weather is nicer (currently torrential rain) I'll take a photo from my office window on the 11th floor. Helen
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By Merfi
On 10/22/2010 01:54:20
I'm from Auckland, New Zealand. For those of you who don't know, we're the biggest city in NZ, though not the capital. We sit across an isthmus which means we have both wild west coast beaches and gorgeous calm east coast beaches. 1. The CBD 2. Part of the foyer of the Civic theatre, which was used as the theatre for Peter Jackson's remake of King Kong 3. The Clocktower of the university of Auckland 4. Looking from Mission Bay across the harbour to Rangitoto, the newest member of the Auckland volcanic field (it's about 700 years old) 5. The Auckland museum 6. Outside Britomart train station in the CBD 7. One Tree Hill (another volcano, the TV show was named after it in some roundabout way which I forget), which is in the middle of Cornwall Park, a working farm in the middle of the city 8. Piha, probably the most well-known of the West coast beaches, notorious for its dangerous surf. But I think it's beautiful :) 9. Looking across the city from the Waitakere Ranges, regional park home to much native bush and several black-sand beaches 10. Another view of the CBD, particularly of the Sky Tower, the tallest building in the southern hemisphere.
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By DancingBeaner
On 10/22/2010 02:58:53
The first five photos are where I am currently living in Canada, and the last 4 are of my town in Germany. :) They're very different but I love them both!
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By AussieLaura
On 10/22/2010 04:17:09
I live in a town/city about an hour and a half out of Melbourne. We have lots of beautiful old buildings! Arch of Victory, entrance onto the longest avenue of honour in the world! Botanic Gardens Our lake. About a year ago it was completely dry (I don't think this is a very recent photo either) Sovereign Hill, our biggest tourist destination. That's a little piece of my town :)
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By Ginger
On 10/22/2010 04:31:09
Felsa, your city name is showing up on the 7th picture if you want to change/remove it. I currently live in Birmingham, UK and someone already did that, so I'm going to do another place I've lived. I used to live in Dublin but I'm sure someone will come along and do that, so I'll do the village I grew up in and the city I used to live just outside of and am moving back to this summer. Pics at the top are of the village I grew up. I lived in the outskirts, but the village proper has a population of a couple hundred, the village and the whole township maybe 1000-ish. In the summer the area is flooded with tourists and cottagers from Canada and the US. It's known as a vacation spot for the wealthy but the majority of people who live there year round are decidedly un-wealthy. Lots of famous people have cottages in the area and are around in the summer. 1. The gas station and post office on the main intersection in the town I grew up in 2. An antique shop (my town of 500 has at least 5 or 6) on the main intersection 3. View from the gas station/restaurant down to the marina on the main intersection 4. The General Store, where both my sisters worked. Some of their past customers include Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Martin Short, Kate Hudson and Lance Armstrong, and about half the NHL. 5. The village and the marina from the water. Now, the city I used to live in/am moving to! It's a big harbour city and the biggest city in the Maritimes. Public Gardens, beautiful Victorian-style gardens: Gardens after Hurricane Juan in 2003 I think: Citadel Hill and the downtown: Guard at the citadel, which was built by the British in the 1700s I think to defend against the French and the Americans: Theodore Tugboat! He gives harbour tours :) Waterfront! More waterfront: The only J Dawson on board the Titanic is buried here: Argyle Street, where lots of bars are: Tall Ships! Every few summers (I want to say 4?) a whole bunch of schooners come to the harbour The best beer in the world, Alexander Keith's! Every October 5th everybody in Nova Scotia celebrates his birthday with lots and lots of drinking. Inside
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By Heart
On 10/22/2010 06:11:41
My town is so small that there are no pictures on Google! *thumbs up*
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By moomintrude
On 10/22/2010 12:25:09
^ I have a weird affectionate love for Redditch..or maybe its just the soldier that lives there!
It must be the soldier, there is nothing else to really love about Redditch (I should know I'm from Bromsgrove which is the next town!) the road system around it is so strange everyone gets lost! MOOM
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By TheStoryTeller
On 10/23/2010 10:51:16
I hail from Ottawa, Ontario! The lovely Capital of Canada. That's the view of Ottawa from the Quebec side. The bridge on the left is the Champaine bridge, I assume, although I probably didn't spell it right. You can make out some of the offices and apartment buildings, etc. Photo credits to me on this one. The center block of Parliament. We have so many different blocks it's insane. You can see the Supreme court on the left hand side, and the Ottawa river in the center. The Museum of Civilization in Hull, Quebec. My prom was actually held there this year. SO amazing inside. The Peace Tower. The National Gallery of Canada and the Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica Downtown at Christmas time. I think this was Elgin street, but I'm not sure. Either way, I know it was right by Parliament. Photo creds to me again. My High school, haha. This was one of the hallways on the top floor. Most of the pics here are of Downtown, but I grew up in the burbs. The sunset at the end of my street. Obviously, creds to me, haha... I apparently felt the need to put my name on this one. This was on Canada day, I think this was part of the Ottawa river. We have SO much green here, it's really hard to show it in some pictures. Aireal view of Downtown Ottawa. Anyways, I gotta go, guys! Enjoy :)
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By Leah
On 10/25/2010 15:35:23
Megan, I can definitely beat you for ugliest city in Canada... Regina, Saskatchewan. Ugh. I hate to say it but I am so ashamed of this city. Only 13 months till I get to pack up and leave for Ottawa forever!! However, for the sake of this thread, I'll try to find nice pictures. 1) The casino 2) Legislative building 3) My city has the RCMP training academy 4) More view of the legislative grounds 5) Scarth Street, downtown with farmers markets and such 6) Taylor Field, now called Mosaic Stadium 7) What I get to wake up to every morning for about 8 months of the year.
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By novicedancer1991
On 10/27/2010 19:45:38
I feel like I belong to three cities: Chicago, because I was born there, my parents both grew up there, and all of my grandparents still live there (and because I cheer for the Chicago Cubs). Little Rock, because I lived there from when I was almost 12 to when I went to a college, my family still lives there, and I go back every few weeks so I can keep up with dance and to see my family. Memphis, because that's where I go to school. If this works, this link goes to a picture of my favorite part of Little Rock, the Rivermarket. It has a very festive atmosphere to it, although maybe it just seems like that to me because I've been in dance performances in that area so often! http://www.railwaypreservation.com/vintagetrolley/Little_Rock_16_sm.JPG

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