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Title: Your home towns
Post by: Aimless on 28 Jul 2008, 07:50
So, where do you live, and what does it look like right now?

Sun's finally found its way back to stockholm, and the city's as pretty as it's ever been... I've been roaming around taking pics with my silly phone so as to give some of my friends abroad an idea of how lovely this city is, in the summer: http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/564550411KNHenF

I've mostly been hanging out in central sthlm, so obviously these aren't representative of the whole city, and there're a lot more lovely things to be found... but these pics feature some of my favourite summer hangouts :)

My favourite spot for reading:

http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2892901720067170648uYPolQ

Great place right smack in the middle of town, but on a little island... the boat is part of a hostel, so there're a few friendly tourists around at all times :) you can sit on the warm stone steps and read until the sun sets late at night (steps face westish, of course).

Perhaps my favourite view:

http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2563672620067170648ozsZcG

It's from a little road on the side of a mountain. I discovered it recently, and I think it's one of the sweetest places in town if you want to do cheesy things like sit and cuddle and watch the sun set. It's like the road was just made for romantic things like that... with nice wooden benches, flowers and trees everywhere, etc.

My hood (sorta):

http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2181421770067170648oyPfFG

Music:

http://www.box.net/shared/lxonlakg0g (http://www.box.net/shared/lxonlakg0g)

http://www.box.net/shared/p2euxqqw48 (http://www.box.net/shared/p2euxqqw48)

It's only recently that I've started exploring what's been my home town for the past 16 years, and it's been surprising to find so many totally sweet spots in a city that so often feels so crowded and stressful. Nice parks, pretty streets, gorgeous cafťs, hangouts by the water that aren't packed full of German tourists (or too many other Stockholmers). They've always been there, I just haven't taken the time to find them... wish I had, 'cause it's useful as hell to know of nice places to go that not too many other people know/care about. This project will probably keep me busy for a few decades though... you know how those little hideouts never stay hidden for very long!
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: imapiratearg on 28 Jul 2008, 07:52
I envy you.  I'll get pictures up when I get home.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Liz on 28 Jul 2008, 08:48
My town isn't nearly that exciting. I come from Battle Lake, Minnesota (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_Lake,_Minnesota) and there is really nothing special about it. We have a lake, (http://www.ci.battle-lake.mn.us/vertical/Sites/%7BCD54A240-6DB4-48C1-A7EE-3692FF6901D0%7D/uploads/%7B0E421371-2EC9-405C-A20F-6083BC3C5149%7D.JPG) a school (http://pics4.city-data.com/cpicc/cfiles37559.jpg) that houses preschool through 12th grade, a quaint little downtown area (http://pics4.city-data.com/cpicv/vfiles13504.jpg), and a statue of a giant Native American (http://www.co.otter-tail.mn.us/pics/battlelakechief.jpg) that is pretty much horrible.

During the winter it is all kinds of quiet. During the summer the tourists invade the place and it is ridiculously annoying. That is pretty much all.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: yelley on 28 Jul 2008, 09:47
i live in salinas, california (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salinas,_California). the weather is very mild here... it has been in the 70s and sunny for weeks. unlike other parts of california, it is not on fire right now. it looks mostly like this.
(http://www.geocities.com/stevebottorff/Salinas/salinas2.jpg)
they grow a lot of vegetables here. mostly lettuce.
they like to put up large wooden cutouts of people and their lettuce.
(http://z.about.com/d/gocalifornia/1/0/W/-/3/salinas-a.jpg)
most people that live around here are hispanic and work in the produce industry. i also work in the produce industry, in a microbiology testing laboratory. this is francisco, he collects samples of vegetables for me to test for e. coli and salmonella.
(http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2006/09/21/PH2006092101785.jpg)
also john steinbeck lived here and wrote books about salinas and monterey.
(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/2085718.jpg)
there is a cute downtown area called oldtown salinas.
(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/1481223.jpg)
and there is a newer uptown area that has all your standard big box chain stores.
(http://www.patsmonograms.com/map.jpg)

i live in an apartment. it looks like this.
(http://apartments.rentallist.com/listman/listings/images/38_1.jpg)
here is how the inside is.
(http://photos-256.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v155/103/85/5603256/n5603256_33863962_867.jpg)

i live near the pacific ocean. i go and visit it sometimes. my favorite place to visit it is asilomar state beach.
(http://photos-256.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v155/103/85/5603256/n5603256_33863961_9908.jpg)
i like to go there because of the tide pools. oooohhh hermit crabs.
(http://photos-256.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v155/103/85/5603256/n5603256_33863763_7296.jpg)

this is where i go yarn shopping (http://www.monarchknitting.com/index.html).
(http://www.monarchknitting.com/images/storefront1_5-08.jpg)
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: imapiratearg on 28 Jul 2008, 09:59
I'm from the small, northeast town of Barre, Vermont.  Known to the rest of the state as "sketchy Barre" due to the fact that it is a hovel for drugs and crime.  It looks kind of pretty, I guess. (http://www.ci.barre.vt.us/vertical/Sites/%7BC56D92D5-E575-4F98-981D-17D0AE52466F%7D/uploads/%7B8437BEA3-E084-4F9F-B844-5A40CA797D0E%7D.JPG)  The statue there is a statue of the writer Robert Frost, I believe.

Montpelier - the Capital - on the other hand,is where I was born and raised for the first seven years of my life and I consider it my hometown.  It looks sort of like this (http://www.iscvt.org/who_we_are/jobs/feature.jpg).  It's a quaint little town.  Do a GIS for it and you'll get at least several thousand images of the Capital Building.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Liz on 28 Jul 2008, 10:19
I have family in Stowe, which I believe is not far from Barre. The pictures I've seen make the whole area look all cute and quaint. Perhaps someday I will take a trip there.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Luke C on 28 Jul 2008, 10:29
I was eight years old and running with a dime in my hand
Into the bus stop to pick up a paper for my old man
I'd sit on his lap in that big old Buick and steer as we drove through town
He'd tousle my hair and say son take a good look around this is your hometown
This is your hometown
This is your hometown
This is your hometown

In '65 tension was running high at my high school
There was a lot of fights between the black and white
There was nothing you could do
Two cars at a light on a Saturday night in the back seat there was a gun
Words were passed in a shotgun blast
Troubled times had come to my hometown
My hometown
My hometown
My hometown

Now Main Street's whitewashed windows and vacant stores
Seems like there ain't nobody wants to come down here no more
They're closing down the textile mill across the railroad tracks
Foreman says these jobs are going boys and they ain't coming back to your hometown
Your hometown
Your hometown
Your hometown

Last night me and Kate we laid in bed
talking about getting out
Packing up our bags maybe heading south
I'm thirty-five we got a boy of our own now
Last night I sat him up behind the wheel and said son take a good look around
This is your hometown

Ok so Im not Bruce Springsteen so my hometown isn't New Jersey, it is in fact Leeds. The finest city on earth.

It is hot at the moment, 23 degrees C but not very sunny.
For pics, wikipedia provides these shots which are pretty good.
Shot of the city centre, not all of it but a fair chunk.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1d/Leeds_panoama.jpg)

This is Briggate, the main shopping street in Leeds and as many proud Leeds residents (and some, like me, who like pointless facts) will tell you is home to the first Harvey Nichols store outside of London.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/85/Briggate%2C_Leeds.jpg/800px-Briggate%2C_Leeds.jpg)
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: imapiratearg on 28 Jul 2008, 10:40
I have family in Stowe, which I believe is not far from Barre. The pictures I've seen make the whole area look all cute and quaint. Perhaps someday I will take a trip there.

Stowe's between an hour to two hours from Barre, I think.  Barre looks quaint from afar, but it's sketchy as shit.  You are likely to be stabbed or raped or both if you walk the streets at night.  There is also an abundance of white kids dressed like black people and white trash.  It's hardly an interesting town.  Go to Montpelier.  For real.

Leeds looks lovely!
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Aimless on 28 Jul 2008, 11:14
Man, I'd like to just take a couple of years off to travel around the world and see nice beaches.

Misonception, I've heard that Minnesota is really nice in the winter, at least once you get out into the wild :) the only impressions I have of it are from SG-1, however.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Dimmukane on 28 Jul 2008, 11:28
I live in Timonium, Maryland.  We're north of Towson and south of Hunt Valley.  Hunt Valley has one of the highest concentrations of game developers in the US outside of California.  It's a nice place, there's two state parks within 10 miles of where I live.

Right now it's about 90 degrees Fahrenheit, a little humid, and the locusts are buzzing loudly.  We had one fly in our house two nights ago.

Below is what part of our backyard looks like.

(http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/Dimmukane/QC%20Pictures/backporch.jpg)

And this tree in our front yard blooms starts spring with bright pink flowers all over it.

(http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/Dimmukane/QC%20Pictures/fronttree.jpg)
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: tania on 28 Jul 2008, 11:34
i grew up in markham, which is just north of toronto and looks like this:

(http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/2939/400pxmarkhamsuburbsidjpmx9.jpg)

now i live in guelph. the downtown area looks like this:

(http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/8593/1431245534db52531b46xt4.jpg)

my university looks like this:

(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/6456/5350653699a3b9ddb9gw2.jpg)

(http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/6719/14832582351ed877594az8.jpg)

the other 90% is a whole bunch of barns and trees.

it's pretty neat in that it's actually a pretty heavily populated university town but because of the way the streets and buildings and etc are laid out, it retains the appearance of being tiny. it's a pretty nice place to live for school. there's a lot of independent businesses, the excellent public transit system is provided unlimited to students at just $10 a semester, the music scene is alright and everyone is really incredibly nice to each other for some reason. before moving to guelph, i did a lot of drugs cos that was the thing everyone in markham did to escape smothering suburbia. i do not miss markham a whole lot.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Liz on 28 Jul 2008, 11:36
Misonception, I've heard that Minnesota is really nice in the winter, at least once you get out into the wild :) the only impressions I have of it are from SG-1, however.

That depends on your definition of nice, I guess. If you mean pretty, then yes, it's pretty nice. But it's cold as all get out and impossible to travel in, which makes it not so nice.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Lines on 28 Jul 2008, 12:49
I live a bit north of Cincinnati which looks like this:

(http://www.radisson.com/rad/images/hotels/KYCOVING/home4_450.jpg)

I'm currently living in North College Hill, which has parades like this, (I grew up here (http://www.greenhillsohio.org/)):

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/87/Nch_memorial_day_parade.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/andthentherewaslindsey/Cary_cottage_3380.jpg)

And this is U.C., where I went to school:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/andthentherewaslindsey/McMicken2.jpg)

This is the building I was in mostly:

(http://www.hargreaves.com/projects/Academic/UCinnAronoff/DAAP_1.jpg)

Right now, the weather is pretty nice. It's been raining every few days, which is good, because it keeps the heat and humidity at bay. The magnolia tree in our front yard is about to bloom, which makes me happy, and when I'm stuck at home, I go outside and play with this cute stray cat that hangs around with the other cats on my street.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Elizzybeth on 28 Jul 2008, 14:07
I live in Monrovia, CA, which is a suburb in Los Angeles county about forty-five minutes from Downtown L.A.  It was founded in 1886, and is famous for being the home of Upton Sinclair from 1942-1966.  Because of its Anytown, USA appearance and proximity to Hollywood, it's frequently used as a filming location.  If you've seen Mask, A Cinderella Story, American Pie, Beethoven, Never Been Kissed, Georgia Rule, Legally Blonde, Not Another Teen Movie, CBS' "Picket Fences," and so on ad nauseum, you've seen Monrovia (IMDB lists 55 titles).

Mostly, it's a bedroom community with a cute "old town" section, where the main street is closed off for a farmer's market / family fair every Friday evening.   It looked like this before the road was paved,

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/NvrTooMuchPython/OldMyrtle.jpg)

like this in the 1930s,

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/NvrTooMuchPython/Myrtle_1930s_450x270.jpg)

and like this in modern times.  Except we haven't had snow on the mountains like that in a couple of years--I'd be ashamed to post any pictures of it from the summer months, because the smog is so bad that sometimes you can barely make out the outline of the mountains.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/NvrTooMuchPython/CitiesandchambersMONROVIAart.jpg)
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: yelley on 28 Jul 2008, 15:32
tania, that picture of markham is one of the scariest things i have ever seen.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: valley_parade on 28 Jul 2008, 15:33
Leeds. The finest city on earth.

TOO BAD YOUR SOCCER TEAM IS TERRIBLE!


I live in North Adams, MA. It's a small town that Tyler once described as "quaint", and also as "what I figured purgatory would be like". It's incredibly boring if you don't do drugs. Which I don't. I hate my town, really. I forget which magazine it was (Yankee, maybe?), but we were once called "The Gateway to Nowhere". The one upside is that we've got the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. The art's alright, and they have some pretty good concerts.

The real shit part is that's it's about an hour away from anything decent. By decent I mean Northampton or Springfield, but I suppose Albany's about the same distance as well. Boston and New York City are each about three hours away, depending on traffic.

(http://pics4.city-data.com/cpicc/cfiles19478.jpg)
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: KvP on 28 Jul 2008, 16:32
I live in Loveland, Colorado. It's mid-sized with a mall and everything, and it's very WASP-y. Our area was rated the best place to retire for some years by some prominent magazine whose name escapes me.

Here's the only shot of the city I could find, facing East from the mountains.
(http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/2264/lovelandjj5.jpg)
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Blue Kitty on 28 Jul 2008, 18:16
Royal Oak, MI


crap, I need to get pictures
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: ThePQ4 on 28 Jul 2008, 18:29
I am from the small town of Augusta, WI (population: ~1450). The city just turned 150 years old in 2006 (the year I graduated). According to their website (http://www.augustawi.com), the area is known for their family dairy farms, apple orchards, grains, creamery, and recreational opportunities...

This is what we are really known for:

Dells Mill:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y147/ThePQ4/Dells_Spring4.jpg)

The Woodshed (An Amish Furniture store, which is not made by local Amish, but actually shipped in from, I believe, Iowa):
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y147/ThePQ4/august1.jpg)

Bushes Beans: contrary to all of the signs we have in town for their 100th Anniversary, we are NOT the home of them...we did open the factory for them though, about five years or so after they started in Arkansas, and according to this fun fact from the website, we ARE the home of their "Secret Recipe":
"Condon Bush, grandson of founder A.J. Bush, with his co-workers, Tom Rugotzke and Beatrice Piel, recreated his mother Kathleen Bush's "Secret Family Recipe" in the Augusta, Wisconsin, plant.":
 (http://farm1.static.flickr.com/53/115840841_8704329354.jpg?v=0)

(...If the pics are too big, let me know and I'll link to them instead).
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: sean on 28 Jul 2008, 20:36
So I grew up and currently live in Rockville, Maryland. It looks like this according to wikipedia.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/7d/Rockvillemd.jpg/250px-Rockvillemd.jpg)

Also according to wikipedia, it is somehow the 2nd biggest city in Maryland. I'm calling shenanigans. Calling it a city is a stretch. A huge stretch.

Anyway, Rockville is surburbia at its finest. It is located about a half hour outside of Washington, DC. It's located in Montogmery County, which somehow is one of the richest counties in America. Shit. Its got tons of boring old baby boomer suburban houses as pitured by Tania, a silly little town center where the cool kids hang about, and some big scary roads which are keeping me from learning how to drive. Seriously, I don't want to drive with these people, they're fucking scary. But its a pretty reasonable place to grow up. Its really expensive though, which blows. And there are so many rich little preppy kids it makes me want to engage in defenestration. (Editors note: In review of this post, I take that last sentiment back. The area with lots of rich kids is a bit further south in Bethesda. There are not actually that many rich kids in Rockville.)

Other than that though, its a nice little "city". It works. Also, F. Scott Fitzgerald is buried here. The grave is at my elementary school's church. Its pretty rad.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Meg on 28 Jul 2008, 21:22
This is my hometown. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ericeira)


Pictures. (http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=ericeira&w=all&m=tags)



People call it the surf mecca. There's always a lot of surfers around, all the time.

I was a very happy teenage girl.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: orangepeas on 28 Jul 2008, 22:09
I tend to move around alot, so I don't really have anywhere I call "home".

I grew up in Cambridge (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1123/882355792_c472b3af9d.jpg?v=0),which is about a hour from Toronto. This (http://gci.wrdsb.on.ca/library/GCIsmall.jpg) is where I went to school from grade 9 to grade 12.

I hate it, therefore I spend most of my time in Waterloo (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/52/Waterloo_uptown.jpg),which is about 20 mins from Cambridge.

Where I get my music (http://www.encorerecords.ca/)
We have a decent music festival (http://www.rockthemill.ca/) where they have local bands perform

ephemere: my grandparents live in markham. I am so glad I don't live there. I'm actually thinking of moving to Guelph this coming August. It's neat there.

Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 28 Jul 2008, 23:42
I live in Timonium, Maryland.  We're north of Towson and south of Hunt Valley.  Hunt Valley has one of the highest concentrations of game developers in the US outside of California.  It's a nice place, there's two state parks within 10 miles of where I live.

I keep forgetting how close you live to me, and to where I go to school and work.


I live in Reisterstown, MD. It's a small town north of Baltimore, on the last part of 795 before it turns into the Westminster Pike. I live in a baby boom neighborhood built in the early 60s and occasionally find relics of past residents while gardening/landscaping for my parents. So far these have included a rail road spike, a thirty year old cap gun, and an eight ball.

A pretty happenin' Italian Ice and Gelati place.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2287/1501570735_433df5f90b.jpg?v=0

But as nice a place as I live now, it is not my Hometown. I grew up in Lubbock, Texas on the eastern Edge of the Llano Estacado. Now you can knock Texas all you want, but I loved my home town. I liked the fact that it wasn't a big city, that there weren't any bad traffic problems or tall buildings. I liked how flat it was, and I appreciate looking back that rent for a 1 bedroom apartment per month is like $350. According to Wikipedia "The area is the largest contiguous cotton-growing region in the world", I know, its exciting right? Buddy Holly is from Lubbock. In Lubbock is the relatively well known Texas Tech University and the Red Raiders, part of the big twelve. Really good marching band, and the reason that if you're in band in any junior high school or High School in Lubbock it also automatically meant you're in marching band, no exceptions. Lubbock is a really spread out town. There are 250,000 people who live there, and yet most buildings aren't any more than a single story high. We literally have nearly endless space to build, so there's no reason to cram everything together. Streets are wide and grid-like, houses have big yards, and its surrounded by nothing but cotton fields and a few small villages for a hundred miles in three directions, and bordered by Caprock Canyon to the east. Out in Lubbock you feel like you have room to breathe, where you can see miles in any direction and the sky takes up more of your view than the earth. There were no naturally occurring trees originally in Lubbock, they were all brought in and planted at some point or another.

So the Llano Estacado, or Palisaded Plains, is a mesa. Extremely low population density, and according to Wikipedia "This geographic area stretches about 250 mi north to south, and 150 mi east to west, a total area of some 37,500 sq mi, larger than all of New England, and covering all or part of thirty-three Texas counties and four New Mexico counties."

Pictures:
Maxey Park, a few blocks from the house i grew up in: http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/2612090.jpg

My old high school: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/44/Lubbock_High_School.JPG

A bad mural: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/3124522

A statue: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/1936760

Off Season: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/5331663
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Luke C on 29 Jul 2008, 03:33
Leeds. The finest city on earth.
TOO BAD YOUR SOCCER TEAM IS TERRIBLE!

We would kick your ass North Adams, if you even have a team.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 29 Jul 2008, 06:05
I live in Brighton, on the south coast of England. It is very pretty and has very nice weather. We have two universities, loads of parks, two piers and lots of old winding tiny streets called twittens, these are mostly in the south Lanes, and the North Laine (a 'laine' being a field where there was a big market - this is now rows of streets but there are still hundreds of little shops selling everything. We also have a clock tower and several theatres.

We have a big garish, ugly but somehow charming, pier:

(http://flashguy.de/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/brighton06.jpg)

Plus a dilapidated and ruined but strangely beautiful pier:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7a/Brighton-WestPierRuins-contrejours-02.JPG/800px-Brighton-WestPierRuins-contrejours-02.JPG)

I love this town, we have the quaint south Lanes:

(http://www.urban75.org/photos/brighton/images/brighton-017.jpg)

The North Laine, full of hippies,bric-a-brac shops and street theatre:

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1276/976501023_a2f4d21863.jpg?v=0)

One of the best things about Brighton is sunrise, and sunset:

(http://photos-g.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v67/246/24/509280874/n509280874_36214_251.jpg)

And finally, the Brighton Pavillion:

(http://www.vegetarianvisitor.co.uk/paveastfront.jpg)

This palace is surrounded by parks and greenery, and it is right in the centre of the city. We've got a pretty nice city.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Ladybug on 29 Jul 2008, 06:23
I miss Stockholm! Spent about a week there a few years ago with my family, and even though it was hoooot and I lived in a hotel room without air condition with my entire family, it was great. Loved Gamla Stan and all, but I wish I could've spent more time there without my mom dragging us around wherever she wanted to go.. Hm. Stockholm should go on my "Places to re-visit"-list, in addition to England and Copenhagen.

My home town is BodÝ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BodÝ) in Northern Norway. It's a fairly small town with a population of about 46 000 (including the rural areas that lie within the municipality known as BodÝ, but not really in the city), but I kinda like the size of it. And it has a loot of beautiful surrounding nature, which I love. Parts of the centre are also kinda pretty, while others not so much. I don't live there anymore, though (minus during the summer), and I don't know if I'll wanna move back for good, but it's definitely not because of the city itself, more becaues of people, jobs etc. Most of the city was destroyed during WW2, but it was rebuilt fairly quickly, and thus parts of the city is...well, not exactly pretty, but ah well. It's home.

The centre of the town and the airport(s) (BodÝ has a fairly long history with the Royal Norwegian Air Force, has a military air base and the Norwegian Aviation Museum (http://www.hibo.no/neted/upload/img/flymuseum_1_1.jpg))
(http://norvege.n.o.pic.centerblog.net/cuwtpx93.jpg)

Saltstraumen, the world's strongest maelstrom, about 20 minutes away from the centre of the city. Pretty and excellent for fishing:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v26/mariasha/Saltstraumen_quiet.jpg)

I love that you can walk for about 1,5-2 hours and get this amazing view (crappy photos, taken by me, but ah well. Click for big-technology!):
(http://bildr.no/thumb/233127.jpeg) (http://bildr.no/view/233127)(http://bildr.no/thumb/233129.jpeg) (http://bildr.no/view/233129)(http://bildr.no/thumb/233136.jpeg) (http://bildr.no/view/233136)

The port downtown, which I really like:
(http://tykjpelk.net/skitch/Bod%C3%B8_sma%CC%8Aba%CC%8Athavn-20080729-145849.png)
I wanted to find a good picture of some rocks at the end of the pier that are great for just lying around, relaxing, eating a baguette and drinking something cold, but I couldn't find a decent one. The pier is to the left of this photo, though.

The main street/shopping area, with the ingenious glass house (there's about 6 wind-free days here a year, if that many, and crappy weather):
(http://tykjpelk.net/skitch/Glasshuset-20080729-150043.png)

I'm trying to decide what my favourite part of the city is, but I'm not sure. At the moment, our house or "cabin"/house by the sea, maybe :p House (click for big-techology again):
(http://bildr.no/thumb/233137.jpeg) (http://bildr.no/view/233137)
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: imapiratearg on 29 Jul 2008, 06:24
Arg!  I want to at least visit England one day.  Doesn't Brighton have a huge palace that's furnished in entirely Eastern antiques?
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: öde on 29 Jul 2008, 09:57
Man, Brighton looks pretty excellent despite the horrible beach.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: calenlass on 29 Jul 2008, 10:09
Hooray for Brighton! I really do like it. It has this kind of amazing 2D quality that really isn't a bad thing at all - like there is nothing bad or mafia-esque going on under the surface, and the only things to do there are fun and exciting things like the Fringe all the time! (or starving artist type things, or I guess crazy hippie things - I assume bad shroom trips happen in Brighton, too.)
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: imapiratearg on 29 Jul 2008, 10:34
Sounds like my kind of town!

(Except without the acid trips.)
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: waterloosunset on 29 Jul 2008, 10:43
Lahhnduhn. Everyone knows what it looks like


but if you don;t

http://image.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Arts/Arts_/Pictures/2007/08/31/london460.jpg

http://www.virgin-vacations.com/site_vv/images/london_tube.jpg

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/staticfiles/NGS/Shared/StaticFiles/Places/Images/London/pol-london-treated.jpg

http://www.a-zmaps.co.uk/images/digitalmapping/palmbasedpda/LondonPro.gif

http://www.tleo.co.uk/files/projects/canary%20wharf_0.jpg

http://www.milesfaster.co.uk/gallery/london-images/oxford-street-6.jpg

Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: calenlass on 29 Jul 2008, 11:01
This is Atlanta's cityscape (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e0/PanATL1.jpg), as stolen from wikipedia. That is looking South from I-85 just north of the split. And this is Atlanta, minus the smog, from almost straight South looking North.

(http://www.kinesiology.msstate.edu/atlanta_skyline.jpg)

Atlanta is, according to the July 06 census, about 60% black and 13% queer (that is the third largest ratio for queers in large cities in the country, guys).



There are no good GIS pictures of College Park or East Point, but here is one of the airport, which may as well be my parents' next door neighbor, and takes up 1/3 of the "city" of CP.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ca/Atlanta_Airport.JPG)

This (http://atcmonitor.com/rwy1.jpg) is the 5th runway, which was finished two or so years ago. You have no idea what it's like to drive under that while a plane is landing on it.

It is also the home of Woodward Academy (http://www.woodward.edu/aboutwoodward/images/gate2.jpg), which Delta Airlines notoriously tried to buy back when I was in middle school. Woodward (http://lh3.ggpht.com/_HOVmXuZ5v04/RkmuiUK8Y8I/AAAAAAAABPo/z3trACObwBw/LIB_AISL_Atlanta+033+(Large).jpg) is the school (http://www.biblermasonry.com/images/Portfolio/WoodwardAcadBldg.jpg) the Robert W Woodruff foundation, the George Carlos family, and the Coca-Cola company keep making huge donations to because significant members graduated there. (I did too, guys! I went to school with Evander Holyfield, Jr, and Kenan Thompson, sort of! See what potential my life has that I will never live up to!)

A few people from my hometown are these guys (http://xxx.enfar.com/img/upload/outkast_stankonia2.jpg), this chick (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/bc/Monicacoverqu7.jpg), this dude (http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/09/18/ludacris_wideweb__470x301,0.jpg) who still lives there, this guy (http://weblogs.variety.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/06/27/jermaine.jpg), and this producer (http://www.mtv.com/news/photos/o/ozone_awards_070815/mrcollipark.jpg). Strangely enough, I haven't met any of them.

I think this is a good representation of College Park on the internet:

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a243/lucyursa/Pretty_Gangsta_Kitty.jpg)



I now live in Kennesaw and go to school at KSU (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennesaw_State_University). Yes, it is as soulless and desolate as it looks. Up until like 2006 it was (and still is, despite their efforts) a commuter- and non-traditional student college, and only recently earned its way into the title of third largest school in the state, which by the way they were completely unprepared for and still haven't adjusted to (in terms of being student-friendly and the easy navigation of the administration and necessary things like having a registrar). For instance, as of this summer only 50% of the undergraduates are full-time students, and it has been my personal experience that trying to talk to anyone about anything to do with the registration process (which is run completely online, and pretty much overseen only by IT guys and a couple of students hired for it) is almost blocked by the fact that you have to go through the counseling office to get anything done, and all they ever want to talk about is your major requirements, to the point of interrupting your questions or abruptly changing the subject. Nobody cares about Kennesaw, and the only reason anyone's ever heard of it is from that song about Kennesaw Mountain (which, by the way, is not even that fun to hike up, so don't ask).
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Dissy on 29 Jul 2008, 11:03
TOO BAD YOUR SOCCER TEAM IS TERRIBLE!

Soccer? What the hell is that?

Oh. Football.

Silly, silly Americans.

This is a football, (http://www.webtvwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/wilson-leather-official-ncaa-football.jpg) and  this is a soccer ball. (http://api.ning.com/files/OAOTf2a5y2Qiwt6F-EDalvnAxvopxxq7QgHoq*JD3K5*iZEqtDAi8GhZHDHfNYDfmswF2oyPIp2AKlJhbmC3aRv9zvdOYepb/football.jpg)  Anyone who says otherwise is lying.


Oh:

Well I was born in a small town
And I live in a small town
Prob'ly die in a small town
Oh, those small communities

All my friends are so small town
My parents live in the same small town
My job is so small town
Provides little opportunity

Educated in a small town
Taught the fear of Jesus in a small town
Used to daydream in that small town
Another boring romantic that's me

But I've seen it all in a small town
Had myself a ball in a small town
Married an L.A. Doll and brought her to this small town
Now shes small town just like me

No I cannot forget where it is that I come from
I cannot forget the people who love me
Yeah, I can be myself here in this small town
And people let me be just what I want to be

Got nothing against a big town
Still hayseed enough to say
Look who's in the big town
But my bed is in a small town
Oh, and thats good enough for me

Well I was born in a small town
And I can breathe in a small town
Gonna die in this small town
And thats prob'ly where they'll bury me
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: KvP on 29 Jul 2008, 11:06
I'll see your John Cougar Mellencamp and raise you a Big Black, courtesy of the good and reliable people of Metrolyrics.com

I was born in this town
live here my whole life
probably come to die in this town
live here my whole life
never anything to do in this town
live here my whole life
never anything to do in this town
probably learn to die in this town
live here my whole life
nothing to do
sit around at home
sit around at home
nothing to do
stare at the walls
stare at each other
wait til we die
stare at each other
wait til we die
probably come to die in this town
live here my whole life
theres Kerosene around
something to do
theres Kerosene around X2
she's something to do
theres Kerosene around
find something to do
theres Kerosene around
shes somethind to do
theres Kerosene
set me on fire...Kerosene X4



KEROSENE
SET ME ON FIRE
(false end)
Kerosene around
shes something
Kerosene around
now what do we do
theres Kerosene
now what do we do
jump Kerosene
now what do we do
Kerosene around
jump Kerosene
never anything to do in this town
never anythng but jump Kerosene
set me on fire Kerosene x4
SETMEONFIRE
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: calenlass on 29 Jul 2008, 11:07
Dude you know that "American Football" is actually American-Rules Football, right? And that "Rugby" is actually Rugby-Rules Football, right? And that they are all actually football, right?
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Yakob on 29 Jul 2008, 11:35
I live in Lower Sackville (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lower_Sackville)

It looks like this:
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w274/Yakob42/800px-Lower_sackville.jpg)
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: BlakeJustBlake on 29 Jul 2008, 11:36
My hometown is Huntsville Texas, where they have lots of prisons, like 7 of them:

(http://www.geocities.com/rowofsouls/walls.jpg)

That's the most famous one that's in downtown called The Walls Unit, all sorts of folks have stayed there, like Dog the Bounty Hunter.

But right now I live in Denton Texas:

(http://www.turnipseedhomes.com/images/community/community_downtown.jpg)

And go to the University of North Texas:

(http://www.studyusa.com/images/unt.jpg)

And live in Bruce Hall, which is well known for things like ghosts and the Haunted Houses and interesting people:

(http://photos-265.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sctm/v213/250/53/1530810265/n1530810265_30044311_3978.jpg)

That's the lobby where lots of kids bring out video games and waste away their GPAs.

Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Dissy on 29 Jul 2008, 12:14
I was born in Chicago.  Everyone knows about Chi-Town.  So, no pictures.

I now live in... Hell, I mean Albuquerque.  Officially we are a part of the United States, yet just about everyone forgets we are.

http://jpgmag.com/photos/768770 (http://jpgmag.com/photos/768770)
That just happens to be one of the coolest places here in Albuquerque area.  I believe it is now the second longest Tram in the world.  A friend of mine took the picture.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: BlakeJustBlake on 29 Jul 2008, 12:16
I drove through Albuquerque once on a grand trip across the southwest. We got lost around there, so I got to make the wrong turn at Albuquerque joke  :lol:
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: ibrahimdelil on 29 Jul 2008, 14:28
i'm from istanbul, some of you may know it as constantinople too. because of that i can't keep a job more than six months, i've been working in almost every part of the city, so it feels like the whole city is my neighbourhood lol.

here are some pics;
http://www.flickr.com/photos/deryaderya/218484243/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/deryaderya/205618594/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/orgutcayli/175321776/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/deryaderya/191532189/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/selcukaral/2189473426/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/leenina/1360205299/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/orgutcayli/175321782/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/minebeyaz/2128186745/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pensiero/348077747/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/belthelem/1458463687/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/whatcouldgowrong/2245309248/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/deryaderya/192745819/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2593802734/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotoric/1466475814/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/selcukaral/2407382928/

well, enough of the touristic stuff, these are from taksim, ortakŲy and nişantaşı, which are the main places where the night life goes on,
http://www.flickr.com/photos/peacecorrespondent/1846964724/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimmyray/186340892/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/petit1ze/272488058/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/khoogheem/54656465/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/peacecorrespondent/1842071176/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/365714799/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/brokendrumphotography/2425294089/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/brokendrumphotography/2426093166/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/64310290/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarbon/2653009345/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2216218219/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ludingirra/2445730834/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/1106092084/

well, i wasn't able to find nice photos, but this is what it's like around here ^_^
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: BlakeJustBlake on 29 Jul 2008, 14:32
Istanbul is one of the top places where I want to visit.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: jhocking on 29 Jul 2008, 14:39
i grew up in markham, which is just north of toronto and looks like this:

Coincidentally, just this morning I was looking up the lyrics to the song used in the intro to Weeds. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4KfJztaJ5I)
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: schimmy on 29 Jul 2008, 15:02
I live in a town called Knutsford (silent K) which is in Cheshire (the north-west of England).

Wikipedia provides this photo of bottom street:

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee300/n1xxa1/800px-KingStreet_in_knutsford.jpg)

Bottom street was until recently one of only two streets in the town with shops on it, but there was mild excitement recently when a street was built connecting top street and bottom street. We call it middle street. I don't actually know the names of these streets, and I'm not sure anyone around here does.

About the only thing of interest in the town is Tatton Park which is 1000 acres and includes sights such as these:
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee300/n1xxa1/Tatton_japanese.jpg)
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee300/n1xxa1/Tatton_house.jpg)
Apparently Bananarama played there recently, but I wasn't paying much attention. It also hosts a flower show that has just been and a few other events.

Oh, and apparently we're the only place in the world that writes shit in the street in sand. (http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee300/n1xxa1/Man_Sanding_the_street_in_Knutsfrod.jpg) We do this to celebrate May Day, when we have a rather small and increasingly disappointing parade and a fair comes to town.

Overall it's a pretty great place to raise children, I think. But it's not much fun being a teenager here. I have 1 good friend who lives in the town, and 2 others that I see fairly often, but if I want to see any of my other friends, or really do anything at all, I have to get a train to Altrincham (and there's not much to do there, either) or get a 45 minute train to Manchester.

Wikipedia claims this is the most expensive place to live in the North, and I'm really not suprised. There are some obscenely wealthy people around here.
Apparently Bobby Charlton lived here, and so did Mel C, Gary Barlow, Jason Orange and a bunch of other people I've not heard of but am assured are famous.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: tommydski on 29 Jul 2008, 15:03
I'm also from Leeds. Go read Luke C's post again.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: rawrawr on 29 Jul 2008, 15:50
My hometown is Huntsville Texas, where they have lots of prisons, like 7 of them:


That's the most famous one that's in downtown called The Walls Unit, all sorts of folks have stayed there, like Dog the Bounty Hunter.



And go to the University of North Texas:


And live in Bruce Hall, which is well known for things like ghosts and the Haunted Houses and interesting people:


That's the lobby where lots of kids bring out video games and waste away their GPAs.

But right now I live in Denton Texas:



I too, attend UNT. Crazy, man.
I live in Kerr though.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: squawk on 29 Jul 2008, 17:10
my hometown is bakersfield, california (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakersfield%2C_California)
it sucks
don't go there
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: ThisIsOriginal on 29 Jul 2008, 18:02
Hilton,New York (bout 40 minutes outside of Rochester)


never come here unless you want to see endless pizza places and a bunch of kids dressed in AE,Aeropastle,and A&F being oversarcastic.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: inflatable_slide on 29 Jul 2008, 18:34
im from cork, its a pretty nice city.
http://www.foundmark.com/Ireland/data/Daytrips/CityCentre.JPG

we have a one o' these http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/30/CorkStFinbarrsCathedral.jpg/450px-CorkStFinbarrsCathedral.jpg
 eeeh we have a butter museum... the blarney stone eeeehhhmm a really good university http://www.ucc.ie
and an art college and of course pubs galore!


Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: SilentJ on 29 Jul 2008, 19:32
I am so very pleasantly surprised that there are like four people in this thread that live within a half hour of me!  Somebody with fer better organizational skills than I should organize a meetup around here since I failed so very, very hard last time.

I'm from Columbia, MD (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1f/Howard_County_Maryland_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Columbia_Highlighted.svg/650px-Howard_County_Maryland_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Columbia_Highlighted.svg.png), a relatively quiet suburb pretty much equidistant from Baltimore, DC, and Annapolis.

It looks like this (http://members.tripod.com/airfields_freeman/MD/Columbia_MD_02.jpg) from up in the air.

Some fun places I go around town are Lake Elkhorn, (http://pics4.city-data.com/cpicc/cfiles9841.jpg) Lake Kittamaqundi, (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2331/2186061507_092bfd0b6f.jpg?v=0) which houses the People Tree (http://rsheeley.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/people_tree1.jpg), the vision of a unified community made into a statue, and is next to the Columbia Mall, (http://www.malls-info.com/mall/birchr87.jpg) which has plenty of stores that aren't Forever 21.

Columbia is a planned community, built in the vision of James Rouse in 1967, designed to be a community in which segregation based on race, religion, and income would not exist.  To this day, this is very much true; it is an incredibly diverse community, with an extremely low crime rate, located in the county with the highest household per capita income in the nation.

The city is broken up into ten self-sufficient villages, which are all broken into neighborhoods.  Each neighborhood's name is derived from a work by a famous author, and all of the street names in that neighborhood are titles of works by the same author.  For example, a friend of mine lives in Dickinson, where all of the street names come from Emily Dickinson works (Sweet Hours Way, Weatherworn Path, etc.).  I live in Huntington, but I have no idea what author/work this is from.  The street is Spring Water Path; anybody have any idea?

In 2006, Columbia, paired with nearby Elicott City, was named #4 on Money magazine's list of the 100 best places to live in America.  In 2008, they were ranked #8 on the list.  The library system for Howard County is consistently one of the top in the nation.

In the fall, I'm attending nearby Howard Community College, also in Columbia.  This (http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/36loc/qa/images/1198-1-907.jpg) is the newly-built Rouse Company Foundation building, very close to the middle of campus.  As far as 2-year universities go, it's actually very nice.

Famous Columbians include Sir Frank Whittle, inventor of the jet engine, and Edward Norton, who is The Fucking Man.

More info here. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia%2C_md)
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: ViolentDove on 29 Jul 2008, 19:38
I just GIS-ed my home town, and was kinda surprised at the lack of post-card-esque pictures. Where I'm from is a town next to a beach/tidal lagoon where a lot of Sydney-siders go for holidays.

It basically has a lot of bush and water and sand-

(http://home.exetel.com.au/patara/final/images/avoca.jpg)

It has a pretty decent shore break, and an average reef break. So you see a fair bit of this-

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2336/2153785055_18df681932.jpg?v=0)

And this one kind of shows the island were we used to go camping and drink stolen homebrew-

(http://www.rileys.com.au/assets/Kayakingbrt.JPG)

Nice enough place to visit, if you're ever in Sydney and feel like a weekend away.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: RedLion on 29 Jul 2008, 20:24
Man, you guys almost all live in such nice places. I live in Janesville, a town of about 60,000 in south-central Wisconsin. Discerning characteristics: None.

(http://pics4.city-data.com/cpicc/cfiles17313.jpg)

This is our main street.

(http://www.greatrealtyusa.com/content/photo/7751-1.jpg)

God, I just fucking bored myself senseless just looking at those pictures. Luckily, we're 30 minutes from Madison, an hour from Milwaukee, and 1 1/2 hours away from Chicago, so there's plenty of places to go that actually have things to do.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Vendetagainst on 29 Jul 2008, 20:30
I really wish I had a camera, I too will GIS it.


The Chicago river, all over the place:
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago_River.jpg)


Where the White Sox play, two blocks from my house:
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/us_cellular_field.jpg)

Linking this one for size:
http://www.ece.rochester.edu/~basak/Pics/chicago2592x1530.jpg
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Dissy on 30 Jul 2008, 08:46
^^ Evil Southsider!  I can't believe you guys swept my Cubbies at that stadium.  I'm actually from Payless Park area, which is on the southside...
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Eli on 30 Jul 2008, 09:51
I live in Elbert, Colorado. The town's claim to fame is a flood that destroyed the town in 1935. When I moved here, everyone I met told me about it. The population is around 350. My graduating class had 20 students.

Besides the school, we have a saloon that has customers even at 8 in the morning, a minimart that closes at 8 at night, two very small antique stores, and a US post office.

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a10/funkigurl/Elbert1.jpg)
This is one of the first buildings that's not a house that you see. I think it's now used as a garage.

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a10/funkigurl/Elbert4.jpg)
To be honest, I'm not sure what this building was for.

(http://www.the-n.com/pf/photos/0000/18/95/789518_l.jpg)
This is the view from my mailbox.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Vendetagainst on 30 Jul 2008, 12:08
^^ Evil Southsider!  I can't believe you guys swept my Cubbies at that stadium.  I'm actually from Payless Park area, which is on the southside...


muahhahahaha!!! A north-sider! When the Cubs finally find the balls to come to our town you have to expect a horrific loss!  :evil: :evil: :evil:

Where's Payless Park, by the way?


@Eli
That's pretty much the best mailbox view one could hope for
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: thehollow on 30 Jul 2008, 12:20
I'm from Madison, WI. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madison_WI) I really like it here. It's a good size- the city itself is about 250,000 and the greater area is probably about 500,000. It's close to plenty of cool places like Chicago, Milwaukee, and the twin cities. We've got the UW campus here so there's always stuff going on, and downtown Madison is amazing. The city is situated on the Isthmus between two big lakes, with the capitol right in the middle of it.

Here's a shot of the isthmus from the air:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v368/thehollow/MadLakes.jpg)

Here's the skyline of the isthmus from Lake Monona:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v368/thehollow/n8602543_33248509_4275.jpg)

We have the tallest state capitol in the nation, it's only like a foot shorter than the national one:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/Wis-capitol.jpg)
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: BlakeJustBlake on 30 Jul 2008, 12:24
Only a foot? Come on! You could like stick a yard stick up there to make up the difference!
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: tommydski on 30 Jul 2008, 12:45
It was probably deliberately shorter, out of recognition that the Nation's Capitol building. That's too small a difference for it to be an accident.

I don't know if this was true of America too but in the UK, until some time in the last century you weren't allowed to build anything higher than the nearest church or cathedral.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: thehollow on 30 Jul 2008, 12:51
Exactly. We don't want to seem like we're better than the guys in DC. Also, Madison has an interesting law that stipulates that none of the buildings within one mile of the Capitol can be taller than the top of the columns supporting the capitol dome. It makes the Capitol building itself really stand out, which i think is cooler than if the capitol building was dwarfed by a bunch of ugly skyscrapers.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Vendetagainst on 30 Jul 2008, 12:57
I think you're right about the capitol building, I'm not sure about that law though. My old school (it was a really old Catholic school with a chapel) was literally right across the street from the John Hancock Tower (big building), and by 1885 the Chicago Board of Trade was the tallest building in the city (surpassing First Holy Name Cathedral).
That's an interesting law though.

Warning - while you were typing a new reply has been posted. You may wish to review your post.  :x

Oh, so I guess I was... kinda wrong? Sorta.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: BlakeJustBlake on 30 Jul 2008, 13:04
Don't be fools! Take up! Seize hold of your heightocity!
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Dissy on 30 Jul 2008, 14:38
Where's Payless Park, by the way?

If I remember correctly ( I haven't been ther in like 18 years) its between Joilet and Chicago Heights, aka SouthSide.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Vendetagainst on 30 Jul 2008, 14:47
No, I got from your post that you were from the South Side, I was just being an asshole. Cool though, nice to see a fellow Chicagoan!
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Dimmukane on 30 Jul 2008, 20:23
Some areas just have those laws for the sake of landscapes, really.  Some rolllercoaster in Ohio had to be modified a few years back for being too high above the treeline or something.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: deannamarie on 30 Jul 2008, 20:51
some of the pictures in this thread are wonderful. I had a really hard time finding something to make me proud of my home town but... here it is, perth amboy,nj.

(http://images.marinas.com/med_res_id/127110)

it was founded in 1683, ben Franklin's son lived here, & at one point it was the capital of new jersey. Also, the first black voter in the united states was from here. Thats all i can recall from the top of my head that would be of any interest and it doesn't really rival some of the towns here but i thought i'd share. :]
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: imapiratearg on 30 Jul 2008, 20:56
No, I got from your post that you were from the South Side, I was just being an asshole. Cool though, nice to see a fellow Chicagoan!

Isn't Joe Hocking from Chicago?  Or did he move?  I forget.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Vendetagainst on 30 Jul 2008, 20:57
I dunno. I mean the first person I became aware of, ya know? :-)
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: orangepeas on 30 Jul 2008, 21:47
eli,

it looks like you live a ghost town or something. mmm abandoned buildings.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 30 Jul 2008, 22:06
It's dark in Clarksville, which is the closest I have to a hometown. I found some pictures of Clarksville,
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e6/VisitorCenter.jpg/800px-VisitorCenter.jpg) (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/)
Our Museum
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a1/ClarksvilleCourt2.jpg/800px-ClarksvilleCourt2.jpg) (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/)
the County Courthouse
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a5/ClarksvilleRoxy.jpg/450px-ClarksvilleRoxy.jpg) (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/)
The playhouse, all of these are downtown which is the nicer part, I don't have any pictures of north Clarksville because it's ugly and smells.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Nim on 30 Jul 2008, 22:25
I grew up in a small country town in South Australia before recently moving to Adelaide. I took some photos while I was down there, though. Thus:

My house:
(http://i33.tinypic.com/fly24m.jpg)

Nextdoor:
(http://i38.tinypic.com/vii9uq.jpg)

Fire station across the road:
(http://i35.tinypic.com/28ani83.jpg)

Up the street:
(http://i38.tinypic.com/2gt2sck.jpg)
(http://i35.tinypic.com/35cr1gz.jpg)

Down the street:
(http://i37.tinypic.com/4l0ghs.jpg)
(http://i33.tinypic.com/rkrfvt.jpg)
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: jhocking on 30 Jul 2008, 22:25
Isn't Joe Hocking from Chicago?

Yes. I just figured there's no need for me to post pictures of Chicago (much like there was no need for me to post pictures of New York when we've done this thread in the past.)

^^ Evil Southsider!  I can't believe you guys swept my Cubbies at that stadium.

Whatever. I live down the street from Wrigley Field, and I wouldn't mind in the slightest if you locked the Cubs into a cage with a pack of wild dogs.

Actually, not the Cubs themselves, but their fans. And by "wouldn't mind in the slightest" I really mean "would cheer enthusiastically."
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Eris on 30 Jul 2008, 22:40
I have lived in a lot of places in my 21 years of being alive! Here are most of them, in chronological order:

First I lived in Yass, in Southern NSW:
(http://images.portplus.com/f79fab01a1626503df32c306c8a5d24e.jpg)
(http://flickr.com/photos/leorex/11595003/)
Then after living in Shropshire (that's in England, not Ausralia), I lived in Wee Japser:
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/28/53241032_590978423c.jpg?v=0)
Then Back to Yass:
(http://sensorymetrics.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/myass_billboard.jpg)
Then moved all the way up to the Hunter Valley!:
(http://photos-873.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v133/0/15/527722873/n527722873_174039_6206.jpg)
Now I am living in Canberra, the Nation's capital and about 45 minutes from Yass:
(http://www.spaceweather.com/comets/mcnaught/21jan07/Caffery1.jpg)
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: sean on 31 Jul 2008, 09:42
I don't know if this was true of America too but in the UK, until some time in the last century you weren't allowed to build anything higher than the nearest church or cathedral.

Obvioulsy this isn't true for all of America but DC does have a building restriction. You either can't build higher than the Washington Monument or the Capital Building. I can't remember which it is, but it doesn't quite matter since they are about the same size.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Shadic on 31 Jul 2008, 10:58
We have the tallest state capitol in the nation, it's only like a foot shorter than the national one:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/Wis-capitol.jpg)
Similar to ours in Washington, except ours is totally more awesome.
(http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/999/800pxwacapitollegislatikz1.jpg)

Another shot of my town:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e0/Olympiaaug05_wf.jpg)

Our old capitol:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e1/Olympia_old_cap_aug_05.jpg)

Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: imapiratearg on 31 Jul 2008, 11:40
*Ahem.*

(http://cache.eb.com/eb/image?id=65168&rendTypeId=4)

Montpelier's is totally the most awesome capital building.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Oli on 31 Jul 2008, 12:01
My home "town" is a village called Kilcreggan on the west coast of scotland. I go to uni and live in the City of Glasgow though so that's what this post is about.

I spend a lot of my time in the west end because that's where my uni is.
This is the main campus area of my Uni.
(http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~pat/g12.jpg)
Although it does stretch beyond that picture.

This is my favourite bit of the uni and the waiting area prior to my exams.
(http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_20545_en.jpg)
That tree is fucking massive.

This is ashton lane which has a few nice pubs and restaurants. It's expensive though.
(http://www.glasgowgem.co.uk/ashton-lane-large.jpg)

This is kelvingrove museum in kelvingrove park.
(http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/0b/fc/11/glasgow-kelvingrove-museum.jpg)
Unfortunately at night it looks like it is owned by Disney. (http://images.newsquest.co.uk/image.php?id=473666&type=full)

Moving towards the centre of town.

This is the mitchell library. It's a most excellent place.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e4/Mitchell_library.jpg/800px-Mitchell_library.jpg)

This is George Square, it looks nice but is mostly covered in pigeon shit.
(http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/glasgow/glasgow/images/glasgowx-450.jpg)

And this is Glasgow Cathedral. I'm not catholic, but it is gorgeous.
(http://www.bioscience2006.org/images/cathedral.jpg)

Basically Glasgow is the best city.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: monkeybiz on 31 Jul 2008, 12:04
Well, hometown is an entirely different question from "place of current residence."

I was born and raised in Indianapolis, home of the Colts, Pacers, and the World's Largest Redneck Festival (aka the Indy 500). After college, I left for Kansas City, Missouri, whose sole redemeeing quality was the just amazing BBQ. After that, I ended up in Chicago, which is like New York, except cleaner, safer, and with more corruption. The local sports fans are about even. At the moment, I've got a nice little apartment in a high rise about two blocks from the Lake (Michigan, that is), and I'm close enough to Wrigley Field to make it a decent, but not inconvenient, walk.

Seems like there are an awful lot of Chicago people here. Would anyone be up for meeting for drinks or something?
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Ozymandias on 31 Jul 2008, 12:35
I've lived in the tiny town of Socorro for roughly 5 years now. At this point, I guess it is my hometown, which is kind of sad. The town is over 400 years old, as it was built around one of the first pueblos Spanish conquistadors found on the Jornada del Muerto (Journey of the Dead Man). It is named Socorro (Spanish for "Aid", though the college students here prefer to think of it as "Help!") because of the aid that was given to the Spanish explorers by the Pueblo people.

(http://www.pretentiousgamer.com/photos/dscn0200.JPG)

We have M Mountain, the symbol of my school, an ancient, sleeping (but not dead) volcano painted with an M for the world to see.

(http://www.pretentiousgamer.com/photos/so_hotel.jpg)

The Capitol Bar, the only bar in town, built out of a 150 year old hotel.

(http://www.pretentiousgamer.com/photos/cfiles9123.jpg)

The annual Festival of the Cranes, where a crapload of whooping cranes come to rest in the nearby Rio Grande and a crapload of old people come to see some birds.

(http://www.stpns.net/stpns/media-repository/83/ff5a4a34-09d2-4ff5-a128-0e37432cdfa2_v.jpg)

A statue of Elfego Baca, the legendary self-appointed sheriff of Socorro county who kicked ass, then had his house surrounded by 80 bandits who shot 4000 bullets into his house one night, only to have him walk out in the morning and hunt them down and kick their ass some more. Dude would kill fucking Batman.

(http://www.pretentiousgamer.com/photos/nmtCampus.jpg)

And my school's campus, the greenest goddamn place in the entire state because the school wastes an absurd amount of water. It owns the nearby golf course, which is home to the Elfego Baca Golf Shoot, which starts at the top of M Mountain and ends at the bottom, in the golf course, one of the hardest golf tournaments in the world. My school also owns a whole damn town for the sole purpose of blowing it up and training law enforcement and firefighters how to react to having a town blown up.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Dissy on 31 Jul 2008, 12:41
Ozy, I've been there.  Soccorro is not that big.  I went down every street in 5 minutes.

Also, the greenest place in the stat is the east side of Sandia peak.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Ozymandias on 31 Jul 2008, 12:42
Man, I said it was a tiny town. You can drive past it on the highway in 2 minutes.

It's still awesome.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: imapiratearg on 31 Jul 2008, 13:38
This is my favourite bit of the uni and the waiting area prior to my exams.
*Courtyard with big fuckin' tree in it.*
That tree is fucking massive.

It's Hogwarts!
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Oli on 31 Jul 2008, 13:50
It actually is where they did filming for the first few films. I think the new ones are CGI or something. I don't know. You probably knew that, but just incase you were just saying that not literally.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: jmrz on 31 Jul 2008, 18:15
This is fun! I've lived in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia for all my 19 years of aliveness.

We have lots of beaches and a harbour that looks like this:
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/45/361144551_8acf40180d_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/princyj/361144551/)

The CBD looks like this, the City Council are in the middle of trying to get the CMD revamped and to encourage businesses and people to come and do things in the city, it isn't working overly well:
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/129/361144553_f60f408e1c_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/princyj/361144553/)

Aside from the beaches and soaking up the sun in summer, Newcastle is a nice quiet place to live. We have two big shopping centres and a whole handful of smaller ones.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 31 Jul 2008, 22:30
I grew up in a small country town in South Australia before recently moving to Adelaide. I took some photos while I was down there, though. Thus:

Hell, South Australia from your pictures reminds me a helluva lot of parts of South Texas.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Vendetagainst on 01 Aug 2008, 12:52
you do know that texas' capitol is 15 feet higher than the national capitol, right?

yes, well Illinois' state capitol is the tallest non-skyscraper capitol, whatever that means. :-P
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: RedLion on 01 Aug 2008, 13:45
My town has had a GM plant in it for 105 years, and they announced a few months back that they'll be closing it down. Janesville's finally developed enough that it will survive without the plant and won't become like so many abandoned rust-belt towns, but it's still going to hit this place hard. There's going to be a not insubstantial exodus of people.

Further, the town's only strip club was closed, and the proprietor arrested on charges of running a prostitution ring.

And then this summer there was the biggest flood in the history of the city and all of Wisconsin. Half the city was inaccessible due to flooding. It wasn't as bad as some of the things you saw in Iowa--entire towns submerged up to the roofs of houses--but it was pretty damned extreme nonetheless. I was working for the city's Water Treatment division at the time, and so much of our days were spent helping individuals with flooded basements, opening manholes to suck out flooded sewers and pump stations that had been flooded with water and broken down, so the plumbing system for a part of the town broke down. That was fun. Then, of course, when the water finally receded, there was dead fish, mold, and mud everywhere. It was lovely.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: BlakeJustBlake on 01 Aug 2008, 14:21
I know I've already posted my town and such, but I thought I'd just give y'all some better pictures instead of the generic ones off the internet that are supposed to make it look cool. And to keep down bandwidth and the amount of scrollage I'm going to link all the pictures.

Which if you don't remember this is going to be Denton TX.

This is what most of the streets pretty much look like in Denton (http://photos-265.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sctm/v213/250/53/1530810265/n1530810265_30044327_125.jpg)

This is a club called Dan's Silverleaf (http://photos-265.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sctm/v213/250/53/1530810265/n1530810265_30044329_910.jpg)

This is the court house, they turn those lights on every night, Christmas or not. (http://photos-265.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sctm/v213/250/53/1530810265/n1530810265_30044333_2506.jpg)

This is the square, there are things there like a coffee house, an ice cream shop, and several several bars. (http://photos-265.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sctm/v213/250/53/1530810265/n1530810265_30044334_2908.jpg)

One thing about Denton is that it has a ton of hookah bars, and they all pretty much look like this. (http://photos-265.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sctm/v213/250/53/1530810265/n1530810265_30044345_7506.jpg)

This is what my campus looks like covered in snow (It's Texas alright, it doesn't happen often.) (http://photos-265.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sctm/v213/250/53/1530810265/n1530810265_30044402_7482.jpg)

I'd like to get up a picture of Fry Street, which is this place close to campus where there is like a hookah bar, a head shop, several bars, and a couple little places to eat. It used to have a pretty awesome pizza place as well as a fairly awesome coffee shop, but the pizza place burnt down and the coffee shop closed. So now it's hardly as cool. Also a guy comes out every night in his van and sells healing tobaccos or and pipes or something like that. He usually has a bubble machine. Also there's this bum that walks around and asks if you want to hear a joke for some change. He usually has pretty good ones, but he's not always up on fresh material.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Patrick on 02 Aug 2008, 05:22
I was not born here, but I live in Tirana, Albania. It's the only city Albanians would care about if there were a big fire, which is why they build everything out of cement. This photo, while not my own, was taken very near my house (photo credit goes to Uljan «obo). Note the nasty-ass river!

(http://photos-e.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-snc1/v274/97/30/507297501/n507297501_1143036_9237.jpg)

Kids like to climb up this building (it was supposed to be a mausoleum for the dictator) and slide down:

(http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v48/97/30/507297501/n507297501_2985_6434.jpg)

And the best thing? Every Albanian is given their own bear at birth as a lifelong companion, and it is not an uncommon thing at all to see some guy just walking around with a fucking bear on a lead.

(http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v64/248/66/9009911/n9009911_32527507_4180.jpg)
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Dissy on 02 Aug 2008, 09:33
Patrick, that's not a river, its a fucking Ditch.

(http://www.ditchesaredeadly.com/graphix/DITCHhome_r1_c1.jpg)

On a scarier note, both my parents had a hand in developing that task force.

Also, the two images on the sides were the only Pogs I ever owned.  I had about a million coppies of those.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Ozymandias on 02 Aug 2008, 10:09
The one on the left always makes me feel weird. Like I'm looking at something vaguely racist and it's not giving me a lot of outs.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: BlakeJustBlake on 02 Aug 2008, 10:52
And the best thing? Every Albanian is given their own bear at birth as a lifelong companion, and it is not an uncommon thing at all to see some guy just walking around with a fucking bear on a lead.

Seriously?!?! Holy shit, why wasn't I born in Albania? I'm definitely doing this for my child.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Vendetagainst on 02 Aug 2008, 13:56
I walked to the Sears Tower today (roughly 3.6 mile walk one way) and I brought my sis's camera along! Pictures to come soon.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: RedLion on 02 Aug 2008, 14:14
Quote from: Patrick
(it was supposed to be a mausoleum for the dictator)

Ah yes, Hoxha. Coolest name of any dictator. It sends a "don't fuck with me, I am potentially an alien, because no human being has Hoxha for a name" vibe.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Vendetagainst on 02 Aug 2008, 14:51
Pictures Cometh!!

Entire Album here: Photobucket! (http://s137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/)
(Guest Password: Pavlov)

Highlights here:
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/Picture018.jpg)
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/Picture025.jpg)
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/Picture029.jpg)
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/Picture042.jpg)
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/Picture040.jpg)

Basically it's really, really big
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/Picture047.jpg)
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Patrick on 04 Aug 2008, 01:53
And the best thing? Every Albanian is given their own bear at birth as a lifelong companion, and it is not an uncommon thing at all to see some guy just walking around with a fucking bear on a lead.

Seriously?!?!

I don't even know what to say to you right now.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: CamusCanDo on 04 Aug 2008, 03:56
Alright guys, I live in the north island of New Zealand. This is my hometown (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraparaumu). Paraparaumu, also called Param/Paraparam or just Pram. It's an hour out of Wellington and another 3 hours to anywhere else interesting, I've lived here all my life. Same house, same school, same college (high school) for 20 years. I'm pretty much ready to get the fuck out.

It's an alright town, it has a nice beach, on occassion.

(http://www.hickerphoto.com/data/media/152/raumati-south-kapiti-island_17825.jpg)

Kapiti Island is always nice to look at and always gets amazing sunsets in the summer, which are really cool to park up and watch stoned.

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/21/92407500_32a02ac504.jpg?v=0)

There's also a statue of The Virgin Mary on a hill in front of my house. The 10th largest in the world, apparently

(http://bp1.blogger.com/_Y_3zg1MW3JY/Rf5TAwTOwyI/AAAAAAAAAG4/EYVmIpW55_o/s1600/Mary.JPG)

Lady be 12.5 meters



Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Liz on 04 Aug 2008, 09:21
There's a giant statue of Mary pretty close to my house as well. She's kinda scary looking, really, it's not the greatest statue. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/joshmattson/2636763738/)

The area I live in is packed with large sculptures of random things. There's a blog (http://thebigstuffproject.blogspot.com/) out there by two people that took a road trip around Minnesota to check a bunch of them out. I would guess I've visited about 90% at least once in my life.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: David_Dovey on 04 Aug 2008, 09:46
Perth, Western Australia

This is the typical postcard view, the city as viewed from King's Park:

(http://blog.miragestudio7.com/wp-content/uploads2/2007/08/perth_city_kings_park_night_view.jpg)

The caption for this photo is "Perth, the city that sleeps." That probably tells you a lot of what you need to know about Perth.

Here is a blog that is dedicated to complaining about my hometown.

http://theworstofperth.com/ (http://theworstofperth.com/)

This is public art in Perth

(http://perthworst.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/skanks.jpg?w=500&h=375)
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: I is Grammar on 04 Aug 2008, 17:18
I live in Calvert County, Maryland, which is about 30 - 45 minutes south of Annapolis, and has almost nothing here.  I had to fight to find any pictures off of GIS of around here, because according to most sites, WE DO NOT EXIST.  They skip us completely on the news.  If anything happens here, it's reported as in one of the 2 counties that surrounds us.  Anne Arundel or St. Marys.

This is my house when it snows. 
(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u357/rferrenz/IMG_2836.jpg)

I took this picture from the dock at work, at the Calvert Marine Museum. 
(http://i519.photobucket.com/albums/u357/rferrenz/IMG_3112.jpg)

Other than that, there's really nothing here.  We have (http://www.mgs.md.gov/esic/features/gif/rocky.jpg) cliffs that are illegal to climb on, and we have the (http://www.wam.umd.edu/~rscully6/fieldtrip1/DSCN0667.JPG) Patuxent River. 

If you need to do anything here, you drive the 30-45 minutes to Annapolis or the 45-60 minutes to DC.   
 


Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Patrick on 04 Aug 2008, 20:38
That is the coolest building ever. I think that if you stocked up well enough, you would be totally fine in the event of a zombie apocalypse.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Thlayli on 04 Aug 2008, 21:29
I live in Calvert County, Maryland, which is about 30 - 45 minutes south of Annapolis, and has almost nothing here.  I had to fight to find any pictures off of GIS of around here, because according to most sites, WE DO NOT EXIST.  They skip us completely on the news.  If anything happens here, it's reported as in one of the 2 counties that surrounds us.  Anne Arundel or St. Marys.


There was a recent news item about undetonated explosives found on a gravel beach in Calvert County.

And to keep this post on-topic, I'm a Virginian. I wasn't born anywhere near the East Coast, but my folks moved out here when I was so young, the DC area is all I know. I won't bother posting pictures, because I've lived all over the state by this point, and the scenery's pretty much the same as MD. It seems like the last five or ten years, all the beautiful forests are being destroyed to build houses and apartment complexes no one can afford to live in.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Vendetagainst on 04 Aug 2008, 21:37
Well you wouldn't have noticed them if they were already detonated, now, would you?
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Thlayli on 04 Aug 2008, 21:43
I should explain. The gravel on the beach was newly shipped from a quarry. Gravel quarries do a lot of their mining by detonating powerful shaped charges to loosen the rock. The charges found were undetonated, nearly intact, as opposed to the spent casings. Bomb squads were called; much fun was had.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Vendetagainst on 04 Aug 2008, 21:45
To be fair though, the explosives were probably ANFO mixes or else PETN/RDX-based charges, all these things are very unlikely to pose any significant threat of unplanned detonation.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Junodog on 04 Aug 2008, 21:56
I live in Crested Butte, CO, which is known as the Wildflower Capital of Colorado. I'm too damn lazy to find wildflower pictures, though, so I'll focus on something else.

We get some snow in the winter:
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j185/junodog/P1030422copy.jpg)
That building is where I live. It's an art gallery with an apartment on the second story. And that's my dog.

And bears in the summer: Youtube link because I'm too damn lazy to find actual pictures at the moment. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDptrA59AjU)

We also have mountain passes.
Link. (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j185/junodog/juncar.jpg)

Many of which you wouldn't want to drive through.
Link. (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j185/junodog/schofieldroad2.jpg)
Link. (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j185/junodog/schofieldroad1.jpg)

And no fast food chains because we're a historical district. We also have festivals and free concerts and hippies a dragon and shit. Here's the pictures I can find easily:
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j185/junodog/nic003.jpg)
Huge pic. (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j185/junodog/DSC00560.jpg)
Huge dragon pic. (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j185/junodog/DSC00559.jpg)
Link. (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j185/junodog/IMGP0241.jpg)
(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j185/junodog/DSC01536.jpg)

Oh, and there's a ski area with the most lift-accessible extreme terrain in the northern hemisphere.
We also have a population of around 1500 and 30 or so restaurants/bars, many of which are a block or less away from my house.

I linked most of those pics because this post turned out to be a lot longer than I expected and there's really a lot of different sides to Crested Butte. It's pretty awesome if you don't mind driving 30 miles to get most of your essentials.
And snow. You kinda have to like snow.

Note: Some of these pictures I took, and some I didn't.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: I is Grammar on 04 Aug 2008, 22:21
That is the coolest building ever. I think that if you stocked up well enough, you would be totally fine in the event of a zombie apocalypse.

And hell, if need be, we could go fishing out our bedroom window!  Perfect situation.  I'll have to mention that to the guys who own the lighthouse. 
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: imapiratearg on 05 Aug 2008, 07:17
Oh my god, Junodog.  I am so jealous.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: SilentJ on 05 Aug 2008, 20:28
I live in Calvert County, Maryland

No shit!  My girlfriend is from Owings.  Whereabouts in Calvert?
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: I is Grammar on 06 Aug 2008, 14:03
PM'd.  Don't want to clog up the forumz.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: BlakeJustBlake on 07 Aug 2008, 06:22
picture of fucking gorgeous mountains



Wow, this is the sort of place I've always wanted to live in.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Junodog on 12 Aug 2008, 22:05
Yeah, I definitely got spoiled, growing up there. We also have a rubber ducky race in the summer. Since google images (http://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&ndsp=20&hl=en&q=crested+butte+rubber+ducky+race&start=0&sa=N) has no pictures of it (Hillary Clinton on the second page wtf) I'll edit this post when I get the pics I took uploaded, since it's quite a sight. Which will probably be tomorrow.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Patrick on 13 Aug 2008, 00:00
I skipped a class to play CounterStrike over a LAN in the room next door.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: normz on 13 Aug 2008, 00:41
ok so i grew up in Cairns, Australia which is pretty much a tourist town based on it's proximity to the reef and rainforest... here is an aerial shot of the CBD in which i could actually point out both the hosue i grew up in, the apartment i moved into when i got older AND the place i used to work

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/normz/dest-cairns-aerial.jpg)

here is my fave beach

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/normz/palm-cove-australia.jpg)

here is my fave spot to sit and think called mossman gorge, it is about an hours drive away from where i live

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/normz/mossmangorge.jpg)

However at the start of the year I moved to Brisbane to finish my university degree and because I got offered a better job... here is Brisbane

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/normz/Brisbane.jpg)

here is my favourite spot in Brisbane... I love the architecture of that building which just so happens to be our city library! nothing better than checking out a book then chilling out in the square reading it!

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/normz/bris-brisbanesquare.jpg)


Also yes Cairns is beautiful and i do often miss it but the opportunities are so much better in brisbane, not to mention other cultural perks like the museum, theatre and international acts!
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Thomas Edison on 13 Aug 2008, 03:05
I live in Brighton, on the south coast of England. *SNIPPITY SNIP SNIP*

I live in Worthing and work in Brighton (annnd go to college in Chichester. I'm all over the shop in Sussex).



Worthing is a fine place if you're an old person, but lacks stuff to do when you're, y'know, not... old...

For instance, see our fine clock!

(http://www.g8dhe.com/worth-fi/clk-twsm-a.jpg)


ISN'T IT FINE?


And then we have our own pier, which... really doesn't rival either of Brighton's.

(http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/Sussex_Piers/WorthingPier_070701-064.jpg)

It has an arcade though!

WITH TIME CRISIS 2! (At least it did the last time I checked)



And, to top it all off, we have a windmill.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6b/Durrington_mill.jpg)



Now everyone can tell me how awesome the place I live is.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: KharBevNor on 13 Aug 2008, 05:55
I really have a yen
To go back once again,
Back to the place where no one wears a frown,
To see once more those super-special just plain folks
In my home town.

No fellow could ignore
The little girl next door,
She sure looked sweet in her first evening gown.
Now thereís a charge for what she used to give for free
In my home town.

I remember dan, the druggist on the corner, íe
Was never mean or ornery,
He was swell.
He killed his mother-in-law and ground her up real well,
And sprinkled just a bit
Over each banana split.

The guy that taught us math,
Who never took a bath,
Acquired a certain measure of renown,
And after school he sold the most amazing pictures
In my home town.

That fellow was no fool
Who taught our sunday school,
And neither was our kindly parson brown.
Weíre recording tonight so I have to leave this line out.
In my home town.

I remember sam, he was the village idiot.
And though it seems a pity, it
Was so.
He loved to burn down houses just to watch the glow,
And nothing could be done,
Because he was the mayorís son.

The guy that took a knife
And monogrammed his wife,
Then dropped her in the pond and watched her drown.
Oh, yes indeed, the people there are just plain folks
In my home town.

...ahem.

My hometown is Newport, Isle of Wight, though I grew up in the considerably smaller village of Rookley. The only pictures I can find online of Rookley are of the country park and holiday resort complex near it:

(http://www.realholidayreports.com/hotel_pics/Rookley_Country_Park_Rookley.jpg)

Here are some pictures of Newport! This is the quay:

(http://www.isleofwightpictures.co.uk/np01.600.jpg)

Here is the old guildhall, now a museum. The towns best kebab shop is just down that street to the right.

(http://www.isleofwightpictures.co.uk/np14.600.jpg)

Here is St. James's Square:

(http://www.isleofwightpictures.co.uk/np15.600.jpg)

Here is my local pub, which my mum also owns.

(http://homepages.wightcable.net/~cardew/images/front2.jpg)


That's all I got!
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: ifoundmystar on 13 Aug 2008, 06:19
I grew up in Mundelein, IL. Nothing really seems to happen there, except for maybe a lot of snow and drug busts at local fast food joints. But there are some really beautiful areas.

This is a gazebo at the Mundelein Seminary. Its the largest seminary in the United States, and it is freaking gorgeous.
(http://i517.photobucket.com/albums/u332/ifoundmystar/mundelein/Mundeleingazebo.jpg)

Here's a bridge at the seminary. I really love the architecture. The whole place is ridiculous.
(http://i517.photobucket.com/albums/u332/ifoundmystar/mundelein/stmaryofthelakebridge.jpg)

There was a lot of snow last winter. A whole lot. Here's some branches.
(http://i517.photobucket.com/albums/u332/ifoundmystar/mundelein/snowybranches.jpg)

Ah, the Northern Lights. I love this picture.
(http://i517.photobucket.com/albums/u332/ifoundmystar/mundelein/mundeleinnorthernlights.jpg)

The best part of Mundelein hands down has to be Taco and Burrito Express.  Theres nothing express about the place. It takes like 25 minutes just for them to realize youre there. But its totally worth the wait.
(http://i517.photobucket.com/albums/u332/ifoundmystar/mundelein/burritoexpress007.jpg)
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: nobo on 13 Aug 2008, 15:33
Where I was born: Gdynia, Poland

(http://www.blueflag.org/images/marinaimages/poland/gdynia/marina_gdynia%2001.jpg)

Where I spent my first 4 years: Gdansk, Poland

(http://cache.virtualtourist.com/3033098-The_River_Motlawa_Gdansk-Gdansk.jpg)

(http://www.euratlas.com/Atlas/poland/gdansk.jpg)

Ages 4-21: Chicago, lived NW side near Montrose/Milwaukee most recently.

(http://www.dxcg.com/img/content-design/chicago_skyline2.jpg)

ages 21-23: Ann Arbor

(http://www.citrusmilo.com/mymi/joebraun_annarbor102.jpg)

and now... Wilmington, NC

(http://www.fridrichdesign.com/photography/wilmington/wbwest.jpg)
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Scrambled Egg Machine on 14 Aug 2008, 09:36
I live in Houston. It is an incredibly ugly industrial city. I actually live an hour or so north, in the still ugly, but more trashy area called Montgomery. The air here is filthy and it rains way too often. I have no photos, but just imagine a very grimy in-fill sort of area on a polluted lake.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: tommydski on 14 Aug 2008, 18:02
If you've ever wanted to know anything about Yorkshire, which is where many of our British folks including me were either born or currently live, please watch this incredible piece of television (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOlEYNlSZ44).
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Gemmwah on 14 Aug 2008, 19:23
My home town is Harpenden, which is 25 mins train ride out of central London.
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk92/_beatingheartsbaby/Harpenden_high_street.jpg)
This is part of my High Street.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk92/_beatingheartsbaby/Harpenden-Sign.jpg)
We have a sign.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk92/_beatingheartsbaby/800px-FCC_train_at_Harpenden.jpg)
We also have a  train station.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk92/_beatingheartsbaby/photo7sml.jpg)
We have a Pipe Band, too. I am in this band. My Mum and my biological sister are too. Both my mother and my sister are in this photo. Points to whoever points them out.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: parm on 15 Aug 2008, 01:30
I live in Cambridgeshire. It mostly looks like this:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3135/2762837847_fcae14f481.jpg?v=0)

They're building a guided busway, which is a lot like a railway line, except for buses. It looks like this:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3231/2762838175_c870712b5e.jpg?v=0)

And just around the corner from my house are some ponies.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3018/2762834461_b9701efbbe.jpg?v=0)

OMG PONIES

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3152/2763678988_a38312aa56.jpg?v=0)

That's about as exciting as it gets around here.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: öde on 15 Aug 2008, 05:34
If you've ever wanted to know anything about Yorkshire, which is where many of our British folks including me were either born or currently live, please watch this incredible piece of television (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOlEYNlSZ44).

That's hilariously British!
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: allison on 15 Aug 2008, 08:59
I live in a lovely, boring town called Mississauga (apparently, Canada's 5th largest city)! There are a lot of people, and some cute neighbourhoods, and I find it pretty safe...mind you, the execution-style shooting outside our local mall shook my confidence a little. And parks! We have a ton of parks. Sometimes, they are used for shooting no-budget zombie movies!

(http://www.wyfordsuites.ca/images/mississauga/neighbours/mississauga_city_hall.jpg)
This is our City Hall. Apparently, sometimes we have events that feature bouncy castles! In the upper right hand corner, you can see the west part of Square One, an excessively large mall! I do mean excessively.

http://www.pbase.com/gwilburn/port_credit&page=13 (http://www.pbase.com/gwilburn/port_credit&page=13)
Photos of Port Credit, a nice little strip of shops and restaurants on the Waterfront.

(http://www.snapshotjourneys.com/uploads/images/CANADA/mississauga/streetsville/canada-streetsville-mississauga-street.jpg)
Streetsville is nice too.

That's about all we have. Luckily, we're only half an hour from downtown Toronto, and there's always something to do there!
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Vendetagainst on 31 Aug 2008, 12:24
This thread deserves not to be dead.

These are pictures from another hike.
They are huge and there are a million of them, but I don't care!

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/DreadCaptain009.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/DreadCaptain007.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/DreadCaptain005.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/DreadCaptain001.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/DreadCaptain053.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/DreadCaptain013.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/DreadCaptain016.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/DreadCaptain029.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/DreadCaptain027.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/DreadCaptain026.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/DreadCaptain031.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/DreadCaptain037.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/DreadCaptain044.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/DreadCaptain045.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/DreadCaptain049.jpg)

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/DreadCaptain050.jpg)


This city is so photogenic.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: RedLion on 31 Aug 2008, 17:21
I've never seen such beautiful photovomit.

God I love Chicago.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Inlander on 31 Aug 2008, 20:50
If you scroll slowly down through that post, the buildings look like rockets taking off!
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 31 Aug 2008, 21:08
I am from a small town of 700 in SE North Dakota. It was okay. There is a reason for ND has a very long tradition of having the highest percentage of underage drinkers and binge drinkers. My town also used to have the highest percentage of drug arrests in the nation! It was not uncommon to drive 30 miles going 25mph on gravel or dirt roads. I'd post pictures, but GIS has none.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 31 Aug 2008, 21:36
If you scroll slowly down through that post, the buildings look like rockets taking off!

I just did that. Now I feel sick, thanks man. Thank's for nothing!
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Patatat on 01 Sep 2008, 02:00
What they want you to think:
(http://fivethreedialtone.com/podcastbox/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/detroit_1.jpg)
(http://2modern.blogs.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/03/20/detroit2.jpg)
(http://www.destination360.com/north-america/us/michigan/images/s/detroit.jpg)

What my hometown really looks like:
(http://www.erasmuspc.com/documenten/citypoems/022._detroit_city_poem_1b_by_estimmel.jpg)
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: RedLion on 01 Sep 2008, 09:04
You could do that with any city in the world, though.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: schimmy on 01 Sep 2008, 09:42
Does that graffiti say "The emptiness of guilt recaptures serenity"?

Poetry on walls beats Skyscrapers, if you ask me.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 01 Sep 2008, 11:15
Chicago is pretty! I could probably handle living there, it looks like a tall version of DC - as opposed to NYC, which I found to be just tall.

Anyway, I now live in Gaithersburg, Maryland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaithersburg,_md). It's okay. Apparently there are almost 60,000 people here, but the boundaries are kinda fuzzy, because it's right between the 2 other "big" "cities" in the county with no readily apparent borders. It has an "Olde Towne" area, a bunch of boring shopping centers, one mall, and a bunch of suburban sprawl. It's also the home of NIST and the county fairgrounds.
The historic train station in Olde Towne that the Marc trains still use.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7d/Gaithersburg_train_station_1.jpg/800px-Gaithersburg_train_station_1.jpg)
These are two different huge shopping areas that got built up in the last couple years. They tried to make them be like cute little cities, but they're surrounded by parking lots and big box stores so people will actually come to them.
(http://tti.tamu.edu/publications/researcher/v39n2/images/livework_units.jpg) (http://www.pps.org/graphics/gpp/washingtonian_waterfront_gaithersburg_md_plaza01_large)
And this is our apartment building, which is not too exciting but pretty typical of the architecture.
(http://www.rent.com/media/property/902/902514.jpg)
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: sean on 01 Sep 2008, 11:59
Dude, Gaithersburg? Thats like, 15 minutes away from me. Whoa. (I am in Rockville.)
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Patatat on 01 Sep 2008, 12:13
You could do that with any city in the world, though.

Eh, I googled images, because I am too lazy to go take pictures. Unfortunately, nothing good came up showing what Detroit really looks like. Pretty much like 80% of the city is abandoned buildings, or run down. The other 20% is like downtown.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Inlander on 01 Sep 2008, 17:06
I am in Rockville.

Is Rockville as awesome a place as it sounds? I'm imagining it as some kind of small community founded by Bill and Ted.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Dimmukane on 01 Sep 2008, 17:36
To my knowledge, there are a lot of LARPers in that area.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: sean on 01 Sep 2008, 17:56
Sadly, Rockville is not that awesome. I wrote a post about it in the first page of the thread that hopefully can be found here. (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,20663.msg683144.html#msg683144) Its really not that exciting other than its really close to DC. Also, I had no idea there were LARPers in Rockville. Thats actually kind of hilarious.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Dimmukane on 01 Sep 2008, 18:00
A couple of my friends are into it, and they go to events down in that area every so often.  I'm just guessing, really.  Although, Bethesda Softworks is located there, which I think is pretty awesome. 
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 01 Sep 2008, 20:28
Yeah, there's quite a bit of the gamers stuff around these parts isn't there? I know Sid Meier is in Hunt Valley or that area isn't he?

Also, LARPers around Rockville? you mean like AMTguard or World of Darkness? Because, if there's WoD LARPers, maybe there's just basic RPers too, and then I could find people to be a nerd around.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 01 Sep 2008, 21:13
Yeah, Bethesda Softworks is in (gasp) Bethesda, which is the next area south of Rockville, but it's not that great either. Lots of disgustingly large and expensive houses, but some pretty good restaurants and a good theatre company (Roundhouse). Basically nothing in Montgomery County is that great.. It's approximately 25% each: obscenely large houses (Potomac/Bethesda), suburban sprawl (Germantown/Gaithersburg/Rockville/Silver Spring), places where you shouldn't go alone at night (Wheaton), and cornfields (Poolesville/Damascus). However we have a good school system, despite the rampant drugs, and there is Metro access to DC, and it's still better than Prince George's County.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Dimmukane on 01 Sep 2008, 21:56
Yeah, there's quite a bit of the gamers stuff around these parts isn't there? I know Sid Meier is in Hunt Valley or that area isn't he?


Yeah, Firaxis, Big Huge, Day One (a sort of side studio), Breakaway (serious games), Zenimax Online (the oblivion MMO).  I actually work as a software tester for a company up here that other software companies outsource their testing to.  I haven't done any of their stuff, though.  Not allowed to talk about the clients we get anyway.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: tuna ketchup x on 02 Sep 2008, 12:31
Brownsville, PA. According to Wikipedia:

Brownsville is the ultimate depiction of how the decline of industry and the rise of suburbanization has destroyed the small American downtown. Once thriving, nearly all of Brownsville's many downtown buildings are vacant. Gone are the many mom and pop stores and restaurants of old, excepting Fiddle's Confectionery, which has been in continuous successful operation since the turn of the century. The only notable employer still located within the borough was the Brownsville General Hospital, which recently closed.

Here is the downtown!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/ff/BrownsvilleNeck.JPG/800px-)

Obviously, I do not live there any more. Now I live in Pittsburgh, which I basically enjoy and is a nice place to live. A lot fewer closed store fronts, too.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: A Wet Helmet on 03 Sep 2008, 16:56
This is the crappy little town I was born in:

(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii164/awethelmet/vfiles202.jpg)

This is even the end of town (downtown, for what it's worth) that I'm from.    We have a bridge or two here as well, see?

(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii164/awethelmet/86980824DTa79H5X2007100720071007DSC.jpg)

Three things about the bridge picture:  1) I'm pretty sure they put that park there after a tornado wiped out downtown.  2) The grass is only green like that about two weeks a year.  The rest of the year, it's brown as hell.  3) The other side of that bridge is another state.

Like many people, I escaped there, and have since lived much more exciting places such as:

(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii164/awethelmet/Koln.jpg)
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii164/awethelmet/berlin.jpg)
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii164/awethelmet/SuperStock_163-333U-S-Marine-Corps-.jpg)
and
(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii164/awethelmet/honolulu-airport-address.jpg)
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: SilentJ on 04 Sep 2008, 10:42
and it's still better than Prince George's County.

Howard County is still better, motherfuckers!

mwahahahaha
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Leinad on 04 Sep 2008, 11:05
WTB a page break so we do not have to keep scrolling through the same pictures...
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: KTkat on 04 Sep 2008, 11:43
For most of my life I have lived in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. It is halfway between Milwaukee (Brewers baseball and Pabst Blue Ribbon fame) and Green Bay (as in Packers football). The single tallest building is 7 stories (and nothing else comes close).

This is my house in winter after a plow drives down the street:
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a361/KikkiTehCameraWhore/2-16-2008-121.jpg)

Also, we are on Lake Michigan!

Pretty tree:
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a361/KikkiTehCameraWhore/2-16-2008-241.jpg)


Things Sheboygan is almost-famous for:
~Brat Days- The Johnsonville Brat(wurst) Company is located near Sheboygan. As such, we are the brat(wurst) capital of the country. This is used as an excuse to have a parade and get really really drunk every summer. (That is 'brat' as in 'brahhhht,' not 'brat' like an annoying child.)

~The Dairyland Surf Classic- No, I am not joking. Fresh water surfing happens. And apparently Sheboygan is one of the best places in the United States to freshwater surf?

~Kohler Co. They make things like toilets and sinks. I guess people like their products?

~Golf courses. The Kohler family (see above) actually imported sheep from Scotland for one of them or something.

~The Chordettes. 1950s female singing group- ever heard the songs "Mr. Sandman" or "Lollipop" ("Lollipop, lollipop, oh lolli lolli lolli...")?


It is no wonder I ran away to school in New York.

I will now disappear again.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Vendetagainst on 04 Sep 2008, 14:08
WTB a page break so we do not have to keep scrolling through the same pictures...

Are you insulting my goddamn wonderful photos?

Also, you can just respond to this if you want your pagebreak, we're at 49.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Leinad on 04 Sep 2008, 16:33
Response! And no, I love your photos... loved em the first 10 times... after that...
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: RobbieOC on 02 Oct 2008, 21:29
Resurrecting, because I just found this video that you should watch about my hometown (http://www.vimeo.com/1469227).
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Vendetagainst on 03 Oct 2008, 11:31
Thanks for rezzing! I should take another walk downtown, if nothing else just to make people suffer through ten feet of photos every time they want to post.

"This is another one of the houses that we've had some drive-by shootings"
Good opening!
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Vendetagainst on 04 Oct 2008, 13:58
Ok, I feel bad posting a bunch of photos at the beginning of the page (contrary to my last post) but I went to the 31st street beach today and took some pictures. My camera died really quickly, and some of the pictures weren't very good, so of course I'm only going to put up the couple of good ones.
And again, I'm sorry for the size. Photobucket's really slow and the idea of resizing each picture makes my heart bleed a brownish-red sadness.

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/31stStreetBeach007.jpg)
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/31stStreetBeach008.jpg)
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/31stStreetBeach014.jpg)
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/31stStreetBeach016.jpg)

Tomorrow I should be going somewhere downtown (right now I'm thinking maybe Marina City area) so hopefully I'll come back with some better pictures.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Vendetagainst on 05 Oct 2008, 15:32
ONE MORE TIME

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/AQPS026.jpg)
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/AQPS029.jpg)
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/AQPS041.jpg)
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/AQPS066.jpg)
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/AQPS070.jpg)
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/AQPS075.jpg)
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/AQPS034.jpg)
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q232/scapocy/Chicago/AQPS031.jpg)
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Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: De_El on 05 Oct 2008, 17:16
Fuck, man.  I miss Chicago.
Title: Re: Your home towns
Post by: Vendetagainst on 05 Oct 2008, 17:32
Chicagoconnnnnnnnnnn