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Posted by: Daria Aug 12 2009, 09:26 PM

So, even if you don't like the city/ town/ village/ hamlet you live in, there is always somewhere you love near where you live. For me, it's the beach:



Where do you love?

Posted by: Yannick Aug 12 2009, 09:45 PM

Dude, even the beach here sucks now.

I love where I live because we have lots of fields with cows. *thumbs up* (I mean it.)

Posted by: I_am_the_best Aug 12 2009, 10:55 PM

So many reasons!

Because it got voted 2nd happiest-residents-place in London. Yeaaahhhh. Well technically the town just over the bridge from where I live was, but the actual town I live in consists of about 10 streets.

And it's beautiful. There are parks all over the place, and not just silly parks comprising a couple of benches and a flower bed, but wild parks with deer and fallen trees and bracken and 'viewpoints'.

And most of the people who live in my street have been living there for the past 50 years or so. So much history!

And how the high-street fancies itself as a continental market, but is really just a painfully middle-class indulgence.

And how everyone all went to exactly the same schools so we all know each other.

Yes, I do love where I live. smile.gif

Posted by: elphaba2 Aug 13 2009, 12:12 AM

I live in three places, and I love them all deeply.

My hometown for its hilly sleepy streets with people I know driving and biking and walking all through, and the Saturday farmer's market and the Colombian coffee shop where you can get pandebono for a dollar and cocoa-cinnamon-orange-blossom-coffees, and the library which looks a bit like a spaceship landing (and is heated greenly, with geothermal heat!) and the way that everything slopes down to the river, which is a beautiful inspiring swath of green-grey water the sun sets behind.

New York, my first city, for the one train (how it soars over washington heights and is filled with sunlight and practically empty, and then plunges underground and fills up gradually until you're sweating and crammed up with tourists at 42nd and then, just as suddenly, you've hit Canal and nearly everyone is gone--I could write epic Homeric poems to the one train) and Greenmarket-fresh peaches and walking through the streets at 4 am with my cowboy boots slipping on the concrete that sparkles faintly with mica, and the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and knowing where to find the tastiest, crispiest falafel. Central Park picnics with stoners, laughing in the sun, and going swimming at 110th street in the massive shallow circular pool, surrounded by shrieking nine and six and fourteen-year-olds.

Montreal, my second city, for the beautiful quebecoises in sparkling scarves and effortless chic, and Lebanese food that will make you cry, and the parks full of hobos who will tell you stories of when they were in government experiments and then smile and ride off on dilapidated stolen bicycles, and the neighborhoods where you can buy cassava and red snapper and burlock root, and the friendly cheap unlimited metro ticket ($35!!) and underground loft bars and beautiful boys asking you for un cigarette extra? and Mont-Royal and tam-tams and my favorite library in the entire world, and all the people I have met that I love. How the cold feels like it will eat your nose and makes every warm room feel like a kiss. The snow that transforms bad days into good and makes oatmeal taste better. My tiny amazing grocery store that is probably a money-laundering operation but has the best, freshest pita bread.

(I adore this thread, Daria. What a lovely idea.)

Posted by: IrishGuy Aug 13 2009, 12:43 AM

I love where I live because it's rather unpopulated.

Posted by: Daria Aug 13 2009, 01:38 AM

Moar pics!

Or, more eloquently now it's morning: This should be a picture thread! Share!

Posted by: Mata Aug 16 2009, 10:38 PM

Hmm... I shall try and remember to take photos on the way to work tomorrow. Seriously - my walk to work is actually really rather lovely. It's great that I've got something so nice to bookend the not-so-exciting bits of my life.

Posted by: Hobbes Aug 16 2009, 11:06 PM

Whilst I have developed a bit of a love/hate relationship with the town I live in, mostly out of some strange worries and fears, there are some pretty moments:


Posted by: Daria Aug 17 2009, 03:03 PM

So pretty! ohmy.gif

Posted by: Pixiegoth Aug 21 2009, 12:45 PM

I didn't start out loving where I live...I actively hated it...but then that was do with my bro passing away and not wanting to be around those memories. As time has gone on things have got lets, shall we say harsh/pointy/unpleasant and now I actually really like Burnham on Crouch. Despite it being in the middle of literally nowhere it has it's beautiful spots. The harbour is lovely, the people are older and more likely to smile at you, and it's quiet...so quiet...I can have my window open all night and sleep soundly and be woken by bird song in the morning. Bliss! The train journey in from London is fabulous and rolling countryside and the Crouch estuary opens out before you (the drive in and out gives spectacular sunsets/rises too).

Bliss biggrin.gif

I'll try and post some pics soon.


The harbourside and the pubs


Burnham on Crouch


Looking out over the Crouch

Obviously the place is much nicer in the summer than winter smile.gif

Posted by: Hobbes Aug 21 2009, 04:59 PM

QUOTE (Pixiegoth @ Aug 21 2009, 01:45 PM) *
I didn't start out loving where I live...I actively hated it...but now I actually really like Burnham on Crouch


Goodness, another Essex creature on these forums. B-on-C is but a meagre hour away from me. Having said that, I've never ventured any further into that little peninsula than Maldon and South Woodham Ferrers (Tropical Wings!).

Looks perdy!

Posted by: EvilSpoon Aug 24 2009, 02:45 PM

The old iron ore dock. They removed the railroad section that passed through downtown and left the dock itself standing.



The view from Sugarloaf Mtn. in autumn.




Posted by: elphaba2 Aug 24 2009, 03:40 PM

Right now I am a little too in love with where I live--just moved into a new place in a new neighborhood in Montreal and I'm peeing my pants with how lovely everything is. But this is the number one reason, probably:



You can see the bottom of the treehouse-loft-bed I built, all my happy hanging crap, and the fabric on the right edge of the photo is the curtain TO THE BALCONY, where basil and mint and cilantro and hopefully-someday-soon chamomile and romaine are growing. I hate and love moving. I love my city. biggrin.gif

Posted by: LoLo Aug 24 2009, 04:25 PM

QUOTE (EvilSpoon @ Aug 24 2009, 07:45 AM) *
The old iron ore dock. They removed the railroad section that passed through downtown and left the dock itself standing.

The view from Sugarloaf Mtn. in autumn.



First off that dock is soo cool looking, great photo! Secondly, man I miss being able to see leaves actually change color they're so pretty!

Posted by: Hobbes Aug 24 2009, 04:50 PM

QUOTE (LoLo @ Aug 24 2009, 05:25 PM) *
QUOTE (EvilSpoon @ Aug 24 2009, 07:45 AM) *
The old iron ore dock. They removed the railroad section that passed through downtown and left the dock itself standing.

The view from Sugarloaf Mtn. in autumn.


that dock is soo cool looking, great photo!


I second that! Great bit of remaining history.

Posted by: EvilSpoon Aug 24 2009, 05:09 PM

QUOTE (Hobbes @ Aug 24 2009, 12:50 PM) *
QUOTE (LoLo @ Aug 24 2009, 05:25 PM) *
QUOTE (EvilSpoon @ Aug 24 2009, 07:45 AM) *
The old iron ore dock. They removed the railroad section that passed through downtown and left the dock itself standing.

The view from Sugarloaf Mtn. in autumn.


that dock is soo cool looking, great photo!


I second that! Great bit of remaining history.





This is the other ore dock, which is still in operation.

Posted by: syuu Aug 24 2009, 06:40 PM

This restaurant, purely for the atmosphere:



annnd here's the statue of Brahma I referenced in another post:



..Since things like the strip aren't really what makes this place home to me, I'm not going to post any of that. I did have several pictures of houses decorated in Christmas lights on my photobucket at some point. It's also very nice when it rains here, too. :P

oh, and lets not forget this piece of culture exclusive to the west coast of the united states. if you've had it, you'll understand why it's so special:


Posted by: LoLo Aug 24 2009, 11:22 PM

MMMMmmmmmmmm In-N-Out mmmmmmmmMMMMMMMMMMMM.

Sorry.

I should stop responding to posts and actually find some pictures myself.

Posted by: Mata Aug 25 2009, 12:50 PM

When I finally get to Vegas, we are definitely going for a meal in that restaurant.

Posted by: Sir Psycho Sexy Aug 30 2009, 02:15 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ Aug 25 2009, 01:50 PM) *
When I finally get to Vegas, we are definitely going for a meal in that restaurant.


You should, In-N-Out burgers are actually really good.

Posted by: LoLo Aug 30 2009, 03:16 PM

QUOTE (Sir Psycho Sexy @ Aug 30 2009, 07:15 AM) *
QUOTE (Mata @ Aug 25 2009, 01:50 PM) *
When I finally get to Vegas, we are definitely going for a meal in that restaurant.


You should, In-N-Out burgers are actually really good.


Didn't you have at least one every day or every other day while you were in Cali?

Posted by: Sir Psycho Sexy Aug 30 2009, 04:13 PM

...no... ph34r.gif

Posted by: Hobbes Aug 30 2009, 08:32 PM

There was a fantastic storm here a couple of nights ago, which appeared to come out of nowhere, and lasted just a few minutes. I dived out into my car with my camera, in the hope of getting some nice photos of it in action. Unfortunately, I spent so long trying to decide where to go, that I missed it. It was very pretty afterwards though.




Posted by: Daria Oct 29 2009, 07:57 PM

We were at the beach yesterday afternoon...


Posted by: voices_in_my_head Oct 29 2009, 11:19 PM

I don't love where I live.

But the good thing about it here is that you can see for miles and miles. When it snows, you can see the flakes falling up to ten miles away, and they look like small grey birds flying. And the sunrises and sunsets are beyond amazing.

Posted by: CheeseMoose Oct 29 2009, 11:25 PM

Having thought long and hard I have to conclude that I love where I live because it's where I live. I love my flat, not because it's a nice flat (it isn't) or because it's in a nice or convenient or friendly or pretty area (it isn't) but because it's my flat.

Posted by: SPEAKERfortheLOST Oct 30 2009, 01:38 AM

it is amazing how fast something becomes good just because the word "my" becomes associated with it...

Posted by: Mata Oct 30 2009, 01:55 PM

It doesn't always work: my colostomy bag.

Posted by: voices_in_my_head Oct 30 2009, 08:14 PM

Or My drinking problem.

Though sometimes the word "my" makes all the difference:
My used condom.

Posted by: Yannick Oct 30 2009, 09:44 PM

QUOTE (voices_in_my_head @ Oct 30 2009, 04:14 PM) *
Or My drinking problem.

But it's my drinking problem with my alcohol.

Posted by: leopold Nov 3 2009, 12:42 AM

All these people who live near the sea... *sigh* I'd love that, as would the rest of my family. As it is, the nearest thing to water I live near is Portland Basin, the recently renovated intersection between the Ashton Canal and the Huddersfield Narrow canal



The building used to be the Ashton Warehouse, it's now a heritage centre. It's also the only reasonably sized area of ground which hasn't been turned into houses. Sadly, that's as picturesque as we get round my neck of the woods.

However, we aren't far from much nicer places. An hour or so in the car and we can be up in the hills, or by the sea or in the very pretty Lake District. And the best part is that because my area isn't so beautiful, I don't overlook it's qualities!

Posted by: Daria Nov 3 2009, 01:19 AM

Today, I watched a whale being towed!
http://nautilus.soup.io/post/33337755/Sperm-whale


Its cock was bigger than my leg!

Posted by: Hobbes Nov 3 2009, 01:27 AM

QUOTE (leopold @ Nov 3 2009, 12:42 AM) *
However, we aren't far from much nicer places. An hour or so in the car and we can be up in the hills, or by the sea or in the very pretty Lake District. And the best part is that because my area isn't so beautiful, I don't overlook it's qualities!


Oooh, you are close to the Peaks, the Lakes, AND the Dales. I went to Keele about a year or so ago, to the university campus, and the whole area was lovely. Then I left there, and went to Bakewell (tarts!), then Chesterfield (Devil's tail!), then Doncaster (where my dad lives!). Some parts of the journey were beautiful. I particularly enjoy the signs telling me that police helicopters operate in the area, checking for people speeding around the hills.

Posted by: candice Nov 3 2009, 07:45 PM

QUOTE (leopold @ Nov 3 2009, 12:42 AM) *
All these people who live near the sea... *sigh* I'd love that.

Me too. sad.gif All of the water near me is manky. Well, wait, maybe not all. The brook at Markeaton Park is reasonably clean, I suppose.

Derby itself is generally meh, but the surrounding countryside is nice. As far as my actual neighbourhood goes, I think my favourite thing is the old guy who walks around singing opera. I don't have a picture of him, sadly. There are other good things, though. Like these weird head sculptures around the base of a tree:



Posted by: Pixiegoth Nov 4 2009, 04:09 PM

Where is this Hobbes? Isn't Essex purdy biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Hobbes @ Aug 30 2009, 08:32 PM) *



Posted by: Hobbes Nov 4 2009, 08:01 PM

QUOTE (Pixiegoth @ Nov 4 2009, 04:09 PM) *
Where is this Hobbes? Isn't Essex purdy biggrin.gif


It's in Brightlingsea, which is South-East of Colchester - kind of between Colchester and Clacton. The water at the beach is really the estuary for the Colne River, rather than the sea. You can see Mersea Island, Rowhedge, St. Osyth every day. Bradwell is viewable most days. And if it is REALLY clear, then you can see some of the Thames Estuary, and the top of Kent.

Some of Essex IS purdy. And some of it isn't. But I think that is how it goes for pretty much everywhere around the world. I've only ventured into your peninsula as far as Maldon and South Woodham Ferrers, so I can't possibly comment on its attractiveness.

Posted by: Daria Nov 4 2009, 08:42 PM

I'll venture into your peninsula wink.gif

Posted by: Hobbes Nov 4 2009, 09:42 PM

QUOTE (Daria @ Nov 4 2009, 08:42 PM) *
I'll venture into your peninsula wink.gif


I really don't know what to say

biggrin.gif

There goes another phrase from my vernacular, now unexpectedly laden with innuendo.

Posted by: Pixiegoth Nov 4 2009, 10:47 PM

QUOTE (Hobbes @ Nov 4 2009, 09:42 PM) *
QUOTE (Daria @ Nov 4 2009, 08:42 PM) *
I'll venture into your peninsula wink.gif


I really don't know what to say

biggrin.gif

There goes another phrase from my vernacular, now unexpectedly laden with innuendo.


Funny laugh.gif

I've never been the Brightlingsea. Maldon is ok but SWF has gone downhill a bit. I quite like Clacton. Maybe we could do a Matameet around that area of the world so those on here without 'seaside' access would be able to enjoy the knotted hankies, jellied eels and donuts...mmmm donuts biggrin.gif

I am on the Crouch Estuary so if you can see Bradwell just look over there and that's us smile.gif

Posted by: Hobbes Nov 5 2009, 01:24 AM

QUOTE (Pixiegoth @ Nov 4 2009, 10:47 PM) *
I quite like Clacton. Maybe we could do a Matameet around that area of the world so those on here without 'seaside' access would be able to enjoy the knotted hankies, jellied eels and donuts...mmmm donuts biggrin.gif


I'm not sure the word "enjoy" should be anywhere near the words "jellied eels". Similarly, "like" and "Clacton".

...just kidding (ish) smile.gif

I think I prefer my seaside towns to be quiet, and relatively unspoilt by the tourism trap.

Posted by: leopold Nov 5 2009, 12:01 PM

I went out with a girl from Brightlingsea once...

Hobbes, you would probably like Rossall then. It's a mainly residential area between Blackpool and Fleetwood and has a truly massive and utterly deserted beach. Which you'd expect, really; the younger folk aim for the bright lights of Blackpool, whereas the older generations opt for Fleetwood's charms. Rossall used to have a lot of touristy visitors too, but that's long since gone.

Posted by: Hobbes Nov 5 2009, 12:59 PM

QUOTE (leopold @ Nov 5 2009, 12:01 PM) *
I went out with a girl from Brightlingsea once...


You see, now I am intrigued and want to know details. This is despite the fact that I've only lived in Brightlingsea a couple of years or so, and I don't really socialise in the town at all. But still...

QUOTE (leopold @ Nov 5 2009, 12:01 PM) *
Hobbes, you would probably like Rossall then. It's a mainly residential area between Blackpool and Fleetwood and has a truly massive and utterly deserted beach. Which you'd expect, really; the younger folk aim for the bright lights of Blackpool, whereas the older generations opt for Fleetwood's charms. Rossall used to have a lot of touristy visitors too, but that's long since gone.


You are probably right. I love deserted, but otherwise wonderful, beaches. I do NOT enjoy beaches that are covered with sun-worshippers/parasols/towels/etc.

Posted by: craziness Nov 6 2009, 02:01 AM

I am from New York, but I go to school in New Orleans. It's a fantastic city, full of culture. And the weather is good year-round! It's a place full of paradoxes, as some parts of it are breathtakingly beautiful and others are horribly ugly. There is extreme wealth and extreme poverty on display everywhere. It's very interesting to live here.

beautiful live oaks are all over the uptown area, where my school is:



pyrtania street:


mardi gras indians:


Posted by: theorytest Dec 9 2009, 08:11 AM

QUOTE (Daria @ Aug 12 2009, 09:26 PM) *
So, even if you don't like the city/ town/ village/ hamlet you live in, there is always somewhere you love near where you live. For me, it's the beach:



Where do you love?



Ya I am too agree with you dude, where we live is the best place to describe us, So dont mind where you live.. rolleyes.gif

Posted by: elphaba2 Dec 9 2009, 06:53 PM

I love where I live because THE FIRST CHILD BEING PULLED ON A SLED BY ITS PARENT of the winter just went by. It's such an iconic Montreal sight and it never stops being adorable. Snowstorms make me so ear-splittingly happy to live here smile.gif

Posted by: SPEAKERfortheLOST Dec 9 2009, 10:29 PM

I hope to go sledding in PA this weekend when I'm up there... I do so miss the rush of it... mind you we do it at least partially drunk so its all good.

Posted by: Secret Santa Dec 10 2009, 11:30 PM

I do so love living at the North Pole. If but for no better reason than not having to deal with penguins... damn penguins stole my sled one year... they actually tied me to the fricken' South Pole!

Posted by: EvilSpoon Dec 12 2009, 07:49 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfbykDSsjhg

The quite extensive local music scene.

Posted by: michael1384 Feb 4 2010, 06:22 PM

Today I found myself with 20 minutes free in Cambridge. While I don't live here, I do live near here and I try to go there as often as possible. I took a photo of the market. It's the middle of winter and it's a bit gloomy, but what the hell.



I knew it was LGBT history month, but I didn't expext them to go to the effort of putting up a flag.

I will take more photos. I heard you can get to the roof of *ahem* Borders. Apparently there are sun loungers up there, plus I imagine the city would look amazing from the rooftops. Maybe summer would be a better time though.

Posted by: Hobbes Feb 4 2010, 06:38 PM

QUOTE (michael1384 @ Feb 4 2010, 06:22 PM) *
Today I found myself with 20 minutes free in Cambridge. While I don't live here, I do live near here and I try to go there as often as possible. I took a photo of the market. It's the middle of winter and it's a bit gloomy, but what the hell.


I don't think I have ever been to Cambridge. I live about 75 miles away, so it isn't especially far from me, and I have regularly driven past it on the A14, but I have yet to indulge myself in its glories. Maybe it is because of my Oxfordshire-based past, and I feel that treading upon Cambridge soil would be pure treachery. I'm not sure that is good enough an excuse, though, for somewhere steeped in history and, no doubt, opportunities for retail therapy. Any tips on what to see whilst wandering the Cambridge streets might encourage me to take a visit...

**
EDIT:
Perhaps a little worryingly, when I typed 'Cambridge' into Google Video, it came up with a short of Borat (Sacha Baron Cohen) interviewing staff and students at the university. Whilst I would never claim to be a massive fan of Borat, I have to admit to allowing myself to 'laugh out loud' at the http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1AQaFcn_rI.
**

Posted by: craziness Feb 8 2010, 09:03 PM

The New Orleans Saints just won the Superbowl for the first time, this city has so much spirit and everyone is completely uplifted, I love New Orleans!

Posted by: Yannick Feb 8 2010, 09:43 PM

New Orleans is pretty http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IYC2RKETKo.

Where I live sucks. Doubt that's going to change anytime soon.

Posted by: craziness Feb 8 2010, 11:24 PM

All of my classes and work are canceled tomorrow, the entire city is going nuts! It's amazing!! We discussed that parade in my gender and sexuality studies class tongue.gif It's interesting how these men make an exception of social norms of masculinity for football. hehe silly men.

Posted by: Silver Star Angel of Da Towers Feb 24 2010, 12:16 AM

I love living in this part of the city because it is lively. It is filled with energy and activity at any given time. It's just great to see people when they're happy, especially in the warmer months.

Posted by: Mata Feb 24 2010, 01:27 PM

I forgot to mention one of the reasons I love where I live - I'm walking distance from the centre of an ancient city, and also conveniently located for one of the only two off-licenses to stay open past midnight in the city as well as a kebab shop biggrin.gif

Posted by: LoLo Feb 26 2010, 05:26 PM

...within a couple of hours I can be in San Francisco.



It's not the best picture of San Francisco, but I love the buildings and love the city. I was stuck at the end of the Bay Bridge waiting to exit when I snapped this shot with my camera phone. The Bay Bridge, traffic and parking are about the only things I don't like about San Fran. Bridges freak me out and a bridge so long it takes about 15 minutes to cross in a car just gives me the willies and then to be stuck sitting there waiting to exit, heebeejeebies. lol

Also...I live near the smallest mountain range in the world.



This was taken on my way back from San Francisco when I was stuck at a stop sign almost home.

Posted by: LoLo Mar 23 2010, 08:13 PM

I'm house sitting for my sister this week, and despite the fact that she has a crazy dog, she has a killer view from her deck.


Posted by: Mata Mar 24 2010, 06:07 PM

Oo, that's pretty.

An old friend of mine had a house that lived on a slope down to some woodland, so the living room of the house had enormous windows at canopy height for a load of silver birches. It was incredibly beautiful.

Posted by: LoLo Mar 27 2010, 05:51 PM

It really is pretty to look at and if I look from the other side of the house it's a similar view, only going up. I must say though, driving in the mountains makes me a bit nervous because I'm afraid I'll get lost. All the streets are just filled with trees on the sides so it all looks the same. Maybe it's growing up with stories of the Donner party and how they got lost in these same mountains that I'm in right now and had to eat each other to stay alive. Hmmm

Anyway I get to go home today. Perhaps I should take a picture of my bed and show that in here, because I miss it. laugh.gif

Posted by: Tarantio Apr 1 2010, 09:00 AM

Finally getting round to this now that I've got a semi-decent camera and a nice sunny morning.

Because:
http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b246/Penultimatum/?action=view&current=01042010039.jpg
is what I wake up to every morning smile.gif

Edit: hmm, quality could be better :/
Edit edit: sorted.

Posted by: Mata Apr 1 2010, 12:43 PM

Ooh, that's a nive view to wake up to. My parents' hosue when I was growing up was on top of a hill. The views in the morning were okay, but in the evenings you would get beautiful sunsets and a view across the wide valley. Oxfordshire's too flat to offer many good views. There is one if you go and stand in a park near me, but it's not really visible from the roads.

Where are you these days Tara? It doesn't look much like a city.

Posted by: Tarantio Apr 1 2010, 02:30 PM

Dundee, my profile doesn't lie tongue.gif

You're right, though, its not really much of a city, its fairly small even for a Scottish city, but its very pretty and sunnier than the rest of Scotland by far. Interestingly, despite its size, it's responsible for about 10% of the UK's computer games industry (Realtime Worlds being the biggest part of that; Rockstar North was founded here as DMA Design as well, before moving to Edinburgh).

I do miss the bustle of Glasgow sometimes, but Dundee has just enough going for it to keep me happy living here.

Edit: Since it was such a nice day I decided to take a wander about town and get a few more photos for your viewing pleasure. Henjoy:

http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b246/Penultimatum/?action=view&current=01042010040.jpg http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b246/Penultimatum/?action=view&current=01042010041.jpg http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b246/Penultimatum/?action=view&current=01042010043.jpg
These three are my university campus; the main building is having a bit of a facelift at the moment. The round one is the library, the shiny one is the union.

http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b246/Penultimatum/?action=view&current=01042010045.jpg http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b246/Penultimatum/?action=view&current=01042010046.jpg
Two of the city cathedral, which is attached to the tallest standing Medieval tower north of the border. I think the clock was a more recent addition, mind you.

http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b246/Penultimatum/?action=view&current=01042010047.jpg
Captain Cook's North Pole exploration vessel, the HMS Discovery, with the Tay road bridge in the background.

http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b246/Penultimatum/?action=view&current=01042010049.jpg
Caird Hall, Dundees biggest and swankiest concert venue.

http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b246/Penultimatum/?action=view&current=01042010050.jpg
McManus Galleries, only just reopened to the public after major refurbishment work (it's been shut since just after I moved here in 2004!)

http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b246/Penultimatum/?action=view&current=01042010051.jpg
The offices of D.C. Thompson, responsible for the Dandy and the Beano. Another place that's just had a shiny new front door installed.

and...
http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b246/Penultimatum/?action=view&current=01042010044.jpg
Me! Outside of the Realtime Worlds main office, and in need of a shave...

long post is looong...

Posted by: EvilSpoon Apr 12 2010, 02:20 AM

Sunrise from the living room window. Yes, it really was this ridiculously orange out, and the picture doesn't actually do it justice.


Posted by: craziness Apr 12 2010, 07:52 AM

New Orleans does not cease to amaze me each day. Every day is so beautiful in the springtime here. Life is blooming out of every crack of the sidewalk and flowers explode with passion everywhere. Jasmine and honeysuckle scents descend into the purple nights.
I highly recommend that if you ever get the chance to visit this enchanted city that you do, and of course look me up!

Posted by: LoLo Sep 20 2010, 05:29 PM



The Sutter Buttes. The world's smallest mountain range. Any smaller than this and they are considered foothills. Whenever I see these, I know I'm home.

Also I just find it humorous that a lot of people don't think of the fact that California does a lot of agriculture, so throwing in the plowed field and tractor amuses me. For me to come back to town if I manage to get to leave it, I usually have to drive through orchards, rice fields and fruit or vegetable fields.

Posted by: Hobbes Sep 24 2010, 08:17 PM

QUOTE (LoLo @ Sep 20 2010, 06:29 PM) *
Also I just find it humorous that a lot of people don't think of the fact that California does a lot of agriculture, so throwing in the plowed field and tractor amuses me.


Oh hush... I'm ignorant, okay? smile.gif

Posted by: LoLo Sep 24 2010, 08:51 PM

QUOTE (Hobbes @ Sep 24 2010, 01:17 PM) *
QUOTE (LoLo @ Sep 20 2010, 06:29 PM) *
Also I just find it humorous that a lot of people don't think of the fact that California does a lot of agriculture, so throwing in the plowed field and tractor amuses me.


Oh hush... I'm ignorant, okay? smile.gif


It's not just you, I get it a lot. You're just the most recent. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Daria Sep 27 2010, 09:31 PM

I read that as "sugar butts".

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