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Your Citys (and towns, hamlets...) Post them

Venkman90Venkman90 Registered User regular
edited June 2010 in Debate and/or Discourse
Inspired by a thread on NeoGaf where people post awesome pictures of the citys they live in, since someone brought the pick-up's thread to PA I thought this might be a nice way to feel jelous of the people living in Postcards. If you would partake I would be beholden to you!

Anyway, I will start off, Manchester, I choose you!

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I love how the Beetham Tower makes it look like City 17

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and one of the views from the cocktail bar on the 23rd floor of that Monolith

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PA'ers, show me your Citys (and towns, hamlets, villages...)

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  • ArchArch Viruses are totally dependent on knowledge of every eternity. Renounce faith. Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I choose you, Charleston, South Carolina!
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    i live somewhere to the left of this picture

    here is this cool fountain
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    this is a bridge (the arthur ravenel bridge) that everyone ever takes a picture of when they drive over it
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    there is also this farmer's market i go to every saturday for awesome crepes and veggies
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    and also charleston is famous (sorta?) for carriage tours, which are tours of the city from a horse-drawn carriage.
    this is the worst thing about charleston because i hate horses so very very much. also they make the city smell awesome

    the enemy.
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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive Damn these electric sex pants! Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Turner painted a picture of my home town, sort of:
    gosport_entrance_to_portsmouth_harbour-400.jpg

    The reality of modern-day Gosport is much less interesting:
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    But we do get to look at Portsmouth from our harbour, so we see this:
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    Now I live in Cambridge, so I get to see shit like this on a regular basis:
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    And as a result of searching for the Corpus Clock, I found an apparent conspiracy theory about it:
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  • DeebaserDeebaser At the corporate garage sale This is cheap and plentifulRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    NYC I CHOOSE YOU
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    This is the building I do my day time posting from.

  • Venkman90Venkman90 Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I spent ages staring at that clock when I was in Cambridge for a wedding last year! It was...interesting.

    They also had the wedding in Kings College cathedral (I think, the massive pretty one) it was stunning.

  • Venkman90Venkman90 Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Deebaser wrote: »
    NYC I CHOOSE YOU
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    This is the building I do my day time posting from.

    D:

    How many floors is that....?

  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo Crushing pussy; Marry a man Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I do not recognise that tower and I'm from Manchester. :oops:

    Also, what is the deal with that clock? It was always surrounded by a huge swarm of tourists (much like everything else in Cambridge)

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  • Venkman90Venkman90 Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    I do not recognise that tower and I'm from Manchester. :oops:

    Also, what is the deal with that clock? It was always surrounded by a huge swarm of tourists (much like everything else in Cambridge)

    They built it about 5 years back iirc, it's on Deansgate near the station, Hilton Hotel till the 23rd, a bar and then apartments that are massivley overpriced. The architect has the top 2 as his penthouse with an Olive tree in there that you can see from the street...

  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo Crushing pussy; Marry a man Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Ah, that makes me feel better. I've barely been back for the last five years or so.

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  • reVersereVerse Never odd or even Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    This is my hometown where I lived for the most of my live:
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    This is the neighboring town where I live these days:
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  • DeebaserDeebaser At the corporate garage sale This is cheap and plentifulRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Venkman90 wrote: »
    Deebaser wrote: »
    NYC I CHOOSE YOU
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    This is the building I do my day time posting from.

    D:

    How many floors is that....?

    52. Im not that high up though. My office is in the shadow of the Federal Building in that picture. :o

    They're building WTC 1 next door. That'll be even taller O.o

  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Deebaser i lived in NYC for 6 years and now live acorss the river in Jersey

    can I still claim NYC as my town?

  • DeebaserDeebaser At the corporate garage sale This is cheap and plentifulRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Winder

    The state park 1000 feet from there gets a half million visitors a year, but Winder sees none of their money because there's nothing to do here. One of the state's most popular MTB trails is in there and we don't even have a bicycle shop.

    If one wanted to do a study on poor city planning, this is it.

  • WMain00WMain00 Registered User
    edited May 2010
    Glasgow!

    Some self taken shots:
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    The Clyde.
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    The science center, opposite end.

    None self shot:
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  • Evil GummyEvil Gummy Registered User
    edited May 2010
    Providence, RI I choose yoouuu~

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    This sums up where I live pretty well:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T1RMuoQnKo

    He only hit about 1/10th of the Starbucks.

    My hometown is Hamilton, NY - home of Colgate University, 5 pizza places, and one horse.

  • YamiNoSenshiYamiNoSenshi Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I live in Belleville, NJ near Nutley.
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    Damn it, it's fucking noon. I demand to know if Yami shit on a desk yet.
  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I live in Belleville, NJ near Nutley.
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    Hah, I associate the name of that town with Uncle Junior trying to call information to get a number there.

    "Please state the city."
    "Cocksucker- BELLEVILLE!"

  • QuetzatcoatlQuetzatcoatl Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    This is the city I grew up in, Monterrey. Pictures shamelessly stolen from wikipedia since I'm at work.
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    A shot of one of the big landmark mountains around.
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    Near where I grew up, some office buildings. Most of them built in the last 10 or 15 years.
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  • SanderJKSanderJK Crocodylus Pontifex Sinterklasicus Madrid, 3000 ADRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    This is Utrecht:
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    • One of the oldest Dutch cities it has more history then you can shake a stick at:
    • Started off as a Roman Fort
    • Place of formation of the Republic of the Netherlands (I received my 1st years degree in the room this was signed)
    • Birthplace of the last non-Italian to become pope up until John Paul II (We have a papal palace due to it)
    • Big ass Churchtower... that is not connected to the church for centuries.. become the middle part collapsed during a storm in 1674.
    • The city is surrounded by early 19th century forts, an effort to make a line of defense behind floodable plains against invaders. We kept with that plan even when the Germans went about with that whole flying business.


    One of the more interesting artpieces, the headquarters of Dutch National Rail has a UFO on it's roof:
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    Of course, we have canals (Though our inner city is much smaller then Amsterdam)
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    Having been a college town for centuries, and currently the highest educated city in the country, our University has been relocating out of the city centre for decades to it's own campus de Uithof. It's a haven for architects:
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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
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    lit up with the colors of my school for commencement
    aw ye

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  • geckahngeckahn Registered User
    edited May 2010
    I live in Arlington now, and that's been covered by the 100% accurate Arlington rap.

    So I'll do my hometown. Skaneateles, NY - home of Skaneateles Lake. My favorite place in the world in the summer.

    the village, from above:

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    The pier (first one during the antique boat show):

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    In the village:

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    Out on the lake:

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  • TheScrupleTheScruple Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Where I work:
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    Where I live:
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    The elevator mentioned in my Location:
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    Where I'm from:
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    All prairie dogs just want to be heroes
  • NightslyrNightslyr Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I can't find any pictures of the town I live in, so here's a picture of the next town over, Rochester:
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    The high school I went to:
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    EDIT: It might help if I said where I live. Barrington, NH, although I'm actually a lot closer to Strafford than the part of Barrington most people consider to be Barrington. I actually went to Strafford school.

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  • Modern ManModern Man Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Obligatory District of Columbia picture. Note that, compared to a lot of big American cities, our skyline is pretty low to the ground, due to building restrictions meant to preserve the character of the District. Few buildings here are more than 12 or so stories high.

    washington-dc1.jpg

    We have a skyline of sorts across the river in Rosslyn, Virginia:

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  • Saint MadnessSaint Madness Registered User
    edited May 2010
    Dublin

    We have a castle!
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    And a river!
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    And a giant spike!
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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I thought the building height restriction was also a security thing.

  • DeebaserDeebaser At the corporate garage sale This is cheap and plentifulRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Modern Man wrote: »
    Obligatory District of Columbia picture. Note that, compared to a lot of big American cities, our skyline is pretty low to the ground, due to building restrictions meant to preserve the character of the District. Few buildings here are more than 12 or so stories high.

    On the plus side, it isn't too hard to find a bitchin spot for 4th of July fireworks, amirite?

  • kaleeditykaleedity Sometimes science is more art than science Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Seeing chucktown as the first response in this thread is kind of surreal. It's a great place to hang out. Oh, and to be born and grow up around too.

    North Charleston, on the other hand, is a suburbian hell having most of the typical urban problems without the benefits. At least the rent is good.

  • YamiNoSenshiYamiNoSenshi Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Hoboken, where I used to go to school, had the same kind of building height restriction. I say had for a reason:
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    Damn it, it's fucking noon. I demand to know if Yami shit on a desk yet.
  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Hoboken, where I used to go to school, had the same kind of building height restriction. I say had for a reason:
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    Bruce Wayne didn't want anyone to have a bigger tower?

  • YamiNoSenshiYamiNoSenshi Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Hoboken, where I used to go to school, had the same kind of building height restriction. I say had for a reason:
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    Bruce Wayne didn't want anyone to have a bigger tower?

    I imagine they just greased the right palms to get that thing up. Bribing officials for building permits is pretty much the norm these days in that town. With some of the condos they have going up as well it might just be they got rid of that ordinance.

    Damn it, it's fucking noon. I demand to know if Yami shit on a desk yet.
  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive Damn these electric sex pants! Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    Also, what is the deal with that clock? It was always surrounded by a huge swarm of tourists (much like everything else in Cambridge)

    It was made by an old member of Corpus Christi, John C. Taylor - it turned up in 2008, so unlike most stuff in Cambridge it's a pretty new attraction. It's only exactly accurate every five minutes, and it does weird mechanical stuff from time to time, so you get a bunch of people waiting around it hoping that it'll do stuff.

    Coupled with the fact that it's on a really narrow strip of pavement, and it's an accident waiting to happen. Plus it's apparently really loud when you're in the Parker Library trying to study.

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  • Modern ManModern Man Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    KalTorak wrote: »
    I thought the building height restriction was also a security thing.
    The restriction has been in place for a long time, well before the government was too worried about security. The original rules go back to the 1890's. If anything, the height limits make security a little tougher, since the lack of tall buildings creates easier sight lines to the White House and Capitol. Originally, the rule was that no building could be higher than the Captiol. Since 1910, the rule is that height is limited to the width of the adjacent street plus 20 feet, so a building facing a 90-foot-wide street could be only 110 feet tall. There has been some talk of changing this rule for less historic areas of the District, such as the areas closer to the Maryland border.

    Deebaser wrote: »
    Modern Man wrote: »
    Obligatory District of Columbia picture. Note that, compared to a lot of big American cities, our skyline is pretty low to the ground, due to building restrictions meant to preserve the character of the District. Few buildings here are more than 12 or so stories high.

    On the plus side, it isn't too hard to find a bitchin spot for 4th of July fireworks, amirite?
    My secretary, who is about 65 and grew up in Northern Virginia, tells me what it was like back when DC was basically a small southern city. They used to pile in the car about half an hour before the fireworks started and they could easily find parking on the Mall a few blocks from the launch area. They'd be back home half an hour after the fireworks ended, with no real traffic issues. Different time, I guess.

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  • JeanJean Lord of the loot Gatineau, QuébecRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Gatineau is a pretty typical suburb. It's the French speaking extention of Ottawa.

    We have a casino
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    the canadian museum of civilisation
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    the Gatineau Park
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    and lots of federal buildings like those
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    "You won't destroy us, You won't destroy our democracy. We are a small but proud nation. No one can bomb us to silence. No one can scare us from being Norway. This evening and tonight, we'll take care of each other. That's what we do best when attacked'' - Jens Stoltenberg
  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    reVerse wrote: »
    This is my hometown where I lived for the most of my live:
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    This is the neighboring town where I live these days:
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    Are the people with red roofs currently feuding with the people with blue roofs?

    Because it seriously looks like an online board game of some sort.

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  • jakobaggerjakobagger KøbenhavnRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Copenhagen:
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    Wikipedia writes:
    Copenhagen has repeatedly been recognized as one of the cities with the best quality of life.[8][9][10] It is also considered one of the world's most environmentally friendly cities. The water in the inner harbour is so clean that it can be swum in, and 36% of all citizens commute to work by bicycle, every day cycling a total of 1.1 million km. Since the turn of the millennium, Copenhagen has seen a strong urban and cultural development and has been described as a boom town.[11] This is partly due to massive investments in cultural facilities as well as infrastructure and a new wave of successful designers, chefs and architects.[12]

  • VariableVariable Weed and Masturbation Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I live in Belleville, NJ near Nutley.
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    we really live so close to each other. I always forget. closer than any other of the jersey crowd.

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  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I grew up here.


    I now live here.


    Right down the road from this.

    Well, the last part. He starts in south Philly, then runs through west Philly, and then out through old city near the river (he literally runs like 30 miles in this montage, those kids followed him almost 30 blocks). Then he comes back to the Art Museum, which is where near where I actually live.

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  • YamiNoSenshiYamiNoSenshi Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Variable wrote: »
    I live in Belleville, NJ near Nutley.
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    we really live so close to each other. I always forget. closer than any other of the jersey crowd.

    I've probably driven through your neighborhood on occasion without even knowing it.

    Damn it, it's fucking noon. I demand to know if Yami shit on a desk yet.
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