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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 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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- Daria   I love where I live because...   Aug 12 2009, 09:26 PM
- - Yannick   Dude, even the beach here sucks now. I love where...   Aug 12 2009, 09:45 PM
- - I_am_the_best   So many reasons! Because it got voted 2nd hap...   Aug 12 2009, 10:55 PM
- - elphaba2   I live in three places, and I love them all deeply...   Aug 13 2009, 12:12 AM
- - IrishGuy   I love where I live because it's rather unpopu...   Aug 13 2009, 12:43 AM
- - Daria   Moar pics! Or, more eloquently now it's m...   Aug 13 2009, 01:38 AM
- - Mata   Hmm... I shall try and remember to take photos on ...   Aug 16 2009, 10:38 PM
- - Hobbes   Whilst I have developed a bit of a love/hate relat...   Aug 16 2009, 11:06 PM
- - Daria   So pretty!   Aug 17 2009, 03:03 PM
- - Pixiegoth   I didn't start out loving where I live...I act...   Aug 21 2009, 12:45 PM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (Pixiegoth @ Aug 21 2009, 01:45 PM)...   Aug 21 2009, 04:59 PM
- - EvilSpoon   The old iron ore dock. They removed the railroad s...   Aug 24 2009, 02:45 PM
|- - LoLo   QUOTE (EvilSpoon @ Aug 24 2009, 07:45 AM)...   Aug 24 2009, 04:25 PM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (LoLo @ Aug 24 2009, 05:25 PM) QUOT...   Aug 24 2009, 04:50 PM
|- - EvilSpoon   QUOTE (Hobbes @ Aug 24 2009, 12:50 PM) QU...   Aug 24 2009, 05:09 PM
- - elphaba2   Right now I am a little too in love with where I l...   Aug 24 2009, 03:40 PM
- - syuu   This restaurant, purely for the atmosphere: ann...   Aug 24 2009, 06:40 PM
- - LoLo   MMMMmmmmmmmm In-N-Out mmmmmmmmMMMMMMMMMMMM. Sorry...   Aug 24 2009, 11:22 PM
- - Mata   When I finally get to Vegas, we are definitely goi...   Aug 25 2009, 12:50 PM
|- - Sir Psycho Sexy   QUOTE (Mata @ Aug 25 2009, 01:50 PM) When...   Aug 30 2009, 02:15 PM
|- - LoLo   QUOTE (Sir Psycho Sexy @ Aug 30 2009, 07...   Aug 30 2009, 03:16 PM
- - Sir Psycho Sexy   ...no...   Aug 30 2009, 04:13 PM
- - Hobbes   There was a fantastic storm here a couple of night...   Aug 30 2009, 08:32 PM
|- - Pixiegoth   Where is this Hobbes? Isn't Essex purdy QUO...   Nov 4 2009, 04:09 PM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (Pixiegoth @ Nov 4 2009, 04:09 PM) ...   Nov 4 2009, 08:01 PM
- - Daria   We were at the beach yesterday afternoon...   Oct 29 2009, 07:57 PM
- - voices_in_my_head   I don't love where I live. But the good thing...   Oct 29 2009, 11:19 PM
- - CheeseMoose   Having thought long and hard I have to conclude th...   Oct 29 2009, 11:25 PM
- - SPEAKERfortheLOST   it is amazing how fast something becomes good just...   Oct 30 2009, 01:38 AM
- - Mata   It doesn't always work: my colostomy bag.   Oct 30 2009, 01:55 PM
- - voices_in_my_head   Or My drinking problem. Though sometimes the word...   Oct 30 2009, 08:14 PM
|- - Yannick   QUOTE (voices_in_my_head @ Oct 30 2009, 04...   Oct 30 2009, 09:44 PM
- - leopold   All these people who live near the sea... *sigh* ...   Nov 3 2009, 12:42 AM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (leopold @ Nov 3 2009, 12:42 AM) Ho...   Nov 3 2009, 01:27 AM
|- - candice   QUOTE (leopold @ Nov 3 2009, 12:42 AM) Al...   Nov 3 2009, 07:45 PM
- - Daria   Today, I watched a whale being towed! http://n...   Nov 3 2009, 01:19 AM
- - Daria   I'll venture into your peninsula   Nov 4 2009, 08:42 PM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (Daria @ Nov 4 2009, 08:42 PM) I...   Nov 4 2009, 09:42 PM
|- - Pixiegoth   QUOTE (Hobbes @ Nov 4 2009, 09:42 PM) QUO...   Nov 4 2009, 10:47 PM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (Pixiegoth @ Nov 4 2009, 10:47 PM) ...   Nov 5 2009, 01:24 AM
- - leopold   I went out with a girl from Brightlingsea once... ...   Nov 5 2009, 12:01 PM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (leopold @ Nov 5 2009, 12:01 PM) I ...   Nov 5 2009, 12:59 PM
- - craziness   I am from New York, but I go to school in New Orle...   Nov 6 2009, 02:01 AM
- - theorytest   QUOTE (Daria @ Aug 12 2009, 09:26 PM) So,...   Dec 9 2009, 08:11 AM
- - elphaba2   I love where I live because THE FIRST CHILD BEING ...   Dec 9 2009, 06:53 PM
- - SPEAKERfortheLOST   I hope to go sledding in PA this weekend when I...   Dec 9 2009, 10:29 PM
- - Secret Santa   I do so love living at the North Pole. If but for...   Dec 10 2009, 11:30 PM
- - EvilSpoon   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfbykDSsjhg The qu...   Dec 12 2009, 07:49 AM
- - michael1384   Today I found myself with 20 minutes free in Cambr...   Feb 4 2010, 06:22 PM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (michael1384 @ Feb 4 2010, 06:22 PM...   Feb 4 2010, 06:38 PM
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- - Yannick   New Orleans is pretty win. Where I live sucks. D...   Feb 8 2010, 09:43 PM
- - craziness   All of my classes and work are canceled tomorrow, ...   Feb 8 2010, 11:24 PM
- - Silver Star Angel of Da Towers   I love living in this part of the city because it ...   Feb 24 2010, 12:16 AM
- - Mata   I forgot to mention one of the reasons I love wher...   Feb 24 2010, 01:27 PM
- - LoLo   ...within a couple of hours I can be in San Franci...   Feb 26 2010, 05:26 PM
- - LoLo   I'm house sitting for my sister this week, and...   Mar 23 2010, 08:13 PM
- - Mata   Oo, that's pretty. An old friend of mine had ...   Mar 24 2010, 06:07 PM
- - LoLo   It really is pretty to look at and if I look from ...   Mar 27 2010, 05:51 PM
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- - Mata   Ooh, that's a nive view to wake up to. My pare...   Apr 1 2010, 12:43 PM
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- - EvilSpoon   Sunrise from the living room window. Yes, it reall...   Apr 12 2010, 02:20 AM
- - craziness   New Orleans does not cease to amaze me each day. E...   Apr 12 2010, 07:52 AM
- - LoLo   The Sutter Buttes. The world's smallest mounta...   Sep 20 2010, 05:29 PM
|- - Hobbes   QUOTE (LoLo @ Sep 20 2010, 06:29 PM) Also...   Sep 24 2010, 08:17 PM
|- - LoLo   QUOTE (Hobbes @ Sep 24 2010, 01:17 PM) QU...   Sep 24 2010, 08:51 PM
- - Daria   I read that as "sugar butts".   Sep 27 2010, 09:31 PM


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