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Daria
post Aug 12 2009, 09:26 PM
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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?


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post Aug 12 2009, 09:45 PM
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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.)


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post Aug 12 2009, 10:55 PM
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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


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post Aug 13 2009, 12:12 AM
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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.)


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post Aug 13 2009, 12:43 AM
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I love where I live because it's rather unpopulated.
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post Aug 13 2009, 01:38 AM
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Moar pics!

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


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post Aug 16 2009, 10:38 PM
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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.


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post Aug 16 2009, 11:06 PM
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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:

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post Aug 17 2009, 03:03 PM
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So pretty! ohmy.gif


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post Aug 21 2009, 12:45 PM
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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


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post Aug 21 2009, 04:59 PM
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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!
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post Aug 24 2009, 02:45 PM
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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.



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post Aug 24 2009, 03:40 PM
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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


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post Aug 24 2009, 04:25 PM
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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!


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post Aug 24 2009, 04:50 PM
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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.
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post Aug 24 2009, 05:09 PM
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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.
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post Aug 24 2009, 06:40 PM
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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:



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MMMMmmmmmmmm In-N-Out mmmmmmmmMMMMMMMMMMMM.

Sorry.

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


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post Aug 25 2009, 12:50 PM
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When I finally get to Vegas, we are definitely going for a meal in that restaurant.


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post Aug 30 2009, 02:15 PM
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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.


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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?


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post Aug 30 2009, 04:13 PM
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...no... ph34r.gif


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post Aug 30 2009, 08:32 PM
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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.



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post Oct 29 2009, 07:57 PM
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We were at the beach yesterday afternoon...



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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.


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