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  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    PantsB wrote: »
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    Back on central campus, legend has it that if you step on this block M, donated by the class of 1953, before you take your first blue book exam, you're destined to fail it. I carefully avoided doing so for 19 years (seriously!).

    Penn has the same tradition, except its finals.

    I imagine it's fairly common as absurd superstitions go. There's another one about making out under a certain archway = automatic marriage.

    One would think. At Penn you're supposed to "kiss" under
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    before you graduate

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  • EvigilantEvigilant Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Richmond, Virginia. I drive by these every day:
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    There are more civil war monuments (for the south) but those are the only two I could find images of.

    My college:
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    This is one of the engineering buildings for VCU but this is where most my classes reside.

    Some city shots of downtown, where you'll either get mugged or be the victim of some crime near the capitol:
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    My favorite place in all of the city:
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    It's a nice quiet sushi bar, so on Thursday and parts of the weekend, this is where I go for drinks.

    Alternatively, these are great spots as well:
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    The latter the place where I'm going to watch the World Cup this year.

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  • LieberkuhnLieberkuhn __BANNED USERS
    edited May 2010
    I hail from Belfast!

    Kind of a shithole.


    The city's landmarks are SAMSON and GOLIATH:
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    The Waterfront:
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    A nice view of the river Lagan:
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    Queen's University, which is officially called Queen's University Belfast, in case you forgot what city you were in:
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    One of the more iconic tall buildings (using the term "skyscraper" would be an insult to skyscrapers):
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    The Botanic gardens:
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    The [strike]London Eye[/strike] Belfast Wheel:
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    The Shankill road:
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    While you eat, let's have a conversation about the nature of consent.
  • Venkman90Venkman90 Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I went to Belfast in 1999, the cabbie drove us through an estate like that on the way to the airport like he was showing it off...I wasn't keen to take a closer look frankly.

  • LieberkuhnLieberkuhn __BANNED USERS
    edited May 2010
    Venkman90 wrote: »
    I went to Belfast in 1999, the cabbie drove us through an estate like that on the way to the airport like he was showing it off...I wasn't keen to take a closer look frankly.

    Yeah a sad number of people in Northern Ireland are actually proud of our violent, ignorant heritage.

    While you eat, let's have a conversation about the nature of consent.
  • ThaumaturgistThaumaturgist Registered User
    edited May 2010
    I'm born, raised, and will be living in for one last summer:
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    I'll be living here soon:
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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User
    edited May 2010
    When I was in Belfast I took probably close to 1,000 pictures easy. of pretty much everything. But my favourite fish and chips place :(


    Where I never got fish and chips come to think of it, just chips.

  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User
    edited May 2010
    These are some of my favourites.

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  • MorgensternMorgenstern Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Where I will be living come fall for two years to complete my second degree.

    Lethbridge, AB, Canada. How quaint. How Canadian prairie chic.

    The skyline from the university side of town.
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    The rail bridge that spans the length of the valley, sorry coulee, between the two sides of town. Built in the early 1900s, it was a great place to commit suicide from until they fenced off both sides of the bridge.
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    There's a casino! Yay!
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    And a university that has a building that looks like a space cruiser!
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    Another university picture.
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    And televisions outside in the winter?
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    What this thread makes me realize is that I go from living in one shithole to living in another shithole while others here live in the some of the most beautiful, important, cosmopolitan cities in the world.

    “Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.” - Loren Eiseley
  • CycloneRangerCycloneRanger Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I live in Colorado Springs, home of this planet's only functioning Stargate.

    Really, though, they built a big sculpture that is suspiciously reminiscent of the architecture from that show.
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  • NatheoNatheo Registered User
    edited May 2010
    I'm gonna have to go down the road and take some pictures of Huffman Prairie.

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  • ScalfinScalfin __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2010
    I'm surprised nobody commented on the picture of that guy in the boat. I thought it was hilarious.

    Anyway, more from Newton Centre:

    City hall:
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    I live right by there. Anyway, you like hills? We've got some. I actually live at the base of the main one, Heartbreak Hill, which I claim the nation of Kenya has declared war on:
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    Here's the view from an intersection near my house.

    This is Crystal Lake, as named by the ice company that claimed the ice was as clear as a crystal. It was first called Wiswall's Pond after Thomas Wiswall, who founded Cambridge and build his holmestead on the pond, then Baptist Pond because of the nearby church that used it for baptisms.
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    We have a number of historic buildings:
    Newton Centre/Center Station, built in 1886 by Henry Hobson Richardson and Frederick Law Olmsted. Notice that the old sign uses a different spelling from the official signs:
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    The other side of the street is also significant:
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    Apperantly, my local power station is historical, most likely because it was built in 1904 by some guy named "Boston Edison."
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    This 1888 church is significant because of its distinctive architectural style and an event I'm too lazy to discover the nature of. Its predecessor was built in the colonial era and had a fairly prominant minister in the 1850's
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    One of our oldest houses is the Edward Durant house (1723). Apperantly, it's had a fair number of important owners, and has many very nice examples of colonial floor patterns. There are some very nice interior photos here.
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    Other houses (preceded by years):
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    Of course, I'm really close to the border with Newtonville. My high school, which is ten minutes away walking at a leasurely pace, is in Newtonville, as is the the house of my university's president (it comes with the position). Besides the high school, its main landmarks are an architecturally significant church and one of the country's first buildings to require the purchase of airspace (everyone drives under it, so it's a landmark):
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    It was better when it was a star market.

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  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    BREMERTON!

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    It's basically a small town dominated by a military base (Naval Shipyard), with a ferry link to Seattle. What you're seeing there is the waterfront, the marina, the downtown buildings, and the dank nasty run-down looking buildings of the shipyard on the lower left (and it extends quite a ways off the photo to the left).


    We got boats!
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    I think those are actually the old busted shit...I used to run along the road you see up top when I lived on the west side, and standing close to one of those ships is actually pretty damn impressive. We've got at least one operating carrier (I think we're getting another).


    More waterfront pictures!
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    Our city's current economic strategy seems to be "build condos on the waterfront, and pray that people are willing to deal with a 60-minute ferry commute to downtown Seattle." It worked. For a while. Not so much anymore since everything went to shit. Still, the waterfront district is nice. Then you run into a neverending sea of payday loan places, pawn shops, fast food, tattoo parlors, unmaintained houses, and general quasi-urban blight most of the way to the freeway (which heads down to Tacoma, via the Narrows, about a half-hour away).

    In short, Bremerton is not a very nice place overall...but still, it has its charms. And you're really not that likely to be shot or stabbed.


    Aerial view!
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    The middle is West Bremerton. Off to the right, over the bridges, is East Bremerton, which is marginally nicer. At least people who live there convince themselves of this. I live about a mile down the road (off the picture) from that bridge on the right. I live towards the top of a hill, and if I run to the top of it I can see the top of the Seattle skyline.


    Oh, and we've got Olympic College, which from what I can tell is the inspiration for the hit show Community. It looks like a real community college's community college, if you know what I mean.

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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Deebaser wrote: »
    someone help me find an apartment in brooklyn

    thats what you should do

    Are you rich?

    uhhh

    < 1400 for me
    that is considering splitting with 2-3 friends

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    i would post pictures of where i am from but ain't nothing good to post

    If you all have $1400 on it you can find a nice 3 bedroom for $4200 easy. What neighborhood are you looking for?

    Yeah if you can pay 1400 each, then you have all sorts of options. If you're looking to split 1400 TOTAL, look at Bushwick. I'm splitting a really nice (two floors, backyard, dishwasher, roof access, etc) 1850 with four people, so we're all paying between 400 and 500 a month. It's close to the L and the JMZ.

  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Deebaser wrote: »
    someone help me find an apartment in brooklyn

    thats what you should do

    Are you rich?

    uhhh

    < 1400 for me
    that is considering splitting with 2-3 friends

    ---

    i would post pictures of where i am from but ain't nothing good to post

    If you all have $1400 on it you can find a nice 3 bedroom for $4200 easy. What neighborhood are you looking for?

    Yeah if you can pay 1400 each, then you have all sorts of options. If you're looking to split 1400 TOTAL, look at Bushwick. I'm splitting a really nice (two floors, backyard, dishwasher, roof access, etc) 1850 with four people, so we're all paying between 400 and 500 a month. It's close to the L and the JMZ.

    wat

    you can sleep in new york city for 500 bucks a month

    mein gott

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  • HomelessHomeless Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I'm born, raised, and will be living in for one last summer:
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    I'll be living here soon:
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    don't forget this, which is like 5 minutes from my house
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    also, when you look up urban sprawl on wikipedia, the picture is of a shopping center in one of the more soul sucking suburbs. go utah.

  • shrykeshryke Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    This thread needs more non-hick Canadian Cities.

    I present you Toronto:

    We're the capital of Ontario and Canada's biggest city and commercial centre.

    Our distinctive one-testicled Skyline:
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    The bright thing on the left is the SkyDome.

    The big ass tower is the CN Tower. Formerly the tallest free standing structure on earth till those guys in Dubai built something or other. We're hoping to reclaim the title when that place collapses into an apocalyptic wasteland or something. It also changes colours alot.

    Here's another picture:
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    The thing in the foreground is Toronto Island, across from downtown.

    Another neat picture of the downtown:
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    This is the City Hall. The area in front in Nathan-Phillips Square. It gets turned into an ice rink in the winter:
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    It's a really nice city. Very green, lots of plants and shit:
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    Like any large city, it all depends on where you live though.

    Many attractions too:

    This is the Ontario Science Centre. This place is awesome:
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    We've also got the 3rd largest zoo in the world. Here's some polar bears:
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    This is the gate for the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition):
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    There's a big ass fair type thing there every august.

    This is the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) complete with it's new horrible cancerous growth that makes it look like it's being conquered by a race of viral robot aliens or something:
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    This is the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario):
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    Lots of art in there I hear or something. Maybe not, I don't know.

    We also have giant ass malls. This is the Eaton's Centre:
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    Not technically in the city, but just north of it is Canada's Wonderland which I will mention cause it's awesome. More rollercoasters then any themepark outside of the US. They don't shit around with that non-going-fast stuff there:
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    There's a bunch of shit I'm sure I haven't included, but I'm tired now.

  • linkswordlinksword Registered User
    edited May 2010
    Wow it's so weird and cool to see Charleston on the first page. Such a great place to grow up.

    Currently living near Denver, Colorado, which isn't so bad, but it has to be the most average place on Earth.
    The skyline's pretty neat I guess.
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  • ScalfinScalfin __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2010
    Somebody needs to post Boston city hall. That someone... is me.

    I dare all of you to find an uglier building.
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    The rest of you, I fucking hate you for the fact that I now have a blue dot on this god awful thread.
  • HerrCronHerrCron Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Right then

    I was born and spent about 18 Years here
    Sligo, Ireland.
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    since then , i've lived in

    Limerick, Ireland
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    Dublin (already covered by Tav)

    Dundee, Scotland
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    Cardiff, Wales
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    and now i'm here - The Isle of Wight, England.
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    And now I'd best get back to work....

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  • MorgensternMorgenstern Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    shryke wrote: »
    This thread needs more non-hick Canadian Cities.

    I present you Toronto.


    On behalf of the hick cities: fuck you, Toronto. No one outside of the GTA likes you.

    “Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.” - Loren Eiseley
  • FireflashFireflash Montreal, QCRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    shryke wrote: »
    This thread needs more non-hick Canadian Cities.

    I present you Toronto:


    Not technically in the city, but just north of it is Canada's Wonderland which I will mention cause it's awesome. More rollercoasters then any themepark outside of the US. They don't shit around with that non-going-fast stuff there:
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    There's a bunch of shit I'm sure I haven't included, but I'm tired now.

    When I was a kid my parents used to drive 6 hours during their summer vacations to take us to Canada's Wonderland. I loved that place but haven't been there in over 15 years.

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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Organichu wrote: »
    wat

    you can sleep in new york city for 500 bucks a month

    mein gott

    I mean, I also have to pay 89 bucks a month for the subway, plus gas, electricity, and internet. So, no. Not really. But it's under 700!

  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2010
    I grew up in Randolph, MA. My mother's family is from there and for them growing up, it looked like this
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    But when I was growing up it changed to look like
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    Sadly, there was also a lot of violence at the schools. A teacher was stabbed by a student and my parents made the decision to move to Mansfield, MA. Mansfield looks like this
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    It's a white bread town full of suburban development. I'm pretty sure I'm friends with the only minority that lived there. Last year, I moved to Brockton, MA. Brockton at one point was famous for two things.
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    But Rocky died and the shoe factories moved overseas for cheaper labor. Brockton is now famous for something entirely different.
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    It's fun times!

  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User
    edited May 2010
    Brockton, yea. Not much else to say about it other than that.

    Though it could be worse, you could live in Fall River with their rat problem. Ew.

  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    my dad works at the good samaritan in brockton

    i spent most of my youth in north easton

    it was pretty pleasant

    though i only went to school there through second grade, because i was a crazy ADD child so my parents felt private school would be better for me

    but i lived there until 9th grade

    though when i was a baby my parents lived in an apartment in quincy

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  • PhistiPhisti Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    My current town is: Ottawa, Canada's Capital City - the opposite side of the river from Jean.

    Here is a view of the Ottawa skyline from the Museum of Civilisation in Gatineau
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    We have a nifty parliament building with a big tower known as the Peace Tower and nice rotunda library overlooking the Ottawa River
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    The Supreme Court of Canada is located just up Wellington Ave. from said parliament buildings
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    We also have some nifty museums
    Nature:
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    War:
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    As well as a funky gallery that has a budget item for drip buckets - I wonder why...
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    Ottawa is also known for it's many beautiful green spaces, canal, and giant arachnid
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    All-in-all, not a bad place to live if you like being in one of the coldest/snowiest National Capitals in the world...

  • shrykeshryke Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Scalfin wrote: »
    Somebody needs to post Boston city hall. That someone... is me.

    I dare all of you to find an uglier building.
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    Challenge accepted:
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  • DeebaserDeebaser At the corporate garage sale This is cheap and plentifulRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Organichu wrote: »
    wat

    you can sleep in new york city for 500 bucks a month

    mein gott

    I mean, I also have to pay 89 bucks a month for the subway, plus gas, electricity, and internet. So, no. Not really. But it's under 700!

    Plus... you know, Bushwick. Or as shady brokers call it "East Williamsburg".

    In fairness, I just moved to Ass toria and it isn't much cooler.

  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2010
    my dad works at the good samaritan in brockton

    i spent most of my youth in north easton

    it was pretty pleasant

    though i only went to school there through second grade, because i was a crazy ADD child so my parents felt private school would be better for me

    but i lived there until 9th grade

    though when i was a baby my parents lived in an apartment in quincy

    You went to either Xavarian Bros. or Bishop Feehan.

    And next time I need to go to Good Samaritan, I'll ask for "Shaz's dad"

  • Saint MadnessSaint Madness Registered User
    edited May 2010
    This thread just made me realise how shit my country is.

  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User
    edited May 2010
    my dad works at the good samaritan in brockton

    i spent most of my youth in north easton

    it was pretty pleasant

    though i only went to school there through second grade, because i was a crazy ADD child so my parents felt private school would be better for me

    but i lived there until 9th grade

    though when i was a baby my parents lived in an apartment in quincy

    You went to either Xavarian Bros. or Bishop Feehan.

    And next time I need to go to Good Samaritan, I'll ask for "Shaz's dad"

    My bf and his brother went to Xavarian.

  • mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    linksword wrote: »
    Wow it's so weird and cool to see Charleston on the first page. Such a great place to grow up.

    Currently living near Denver, Colorado, which isn't so bad, but it has to be the most average place on Earth.
    The skyline's pretty neat I guess.
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    Nope, that skyline's perfectly average. :P

    I've always found Denver to be one of those larger cities where I can't really identify it from the skyline...like, nothing in it stands out to me. Phoenix would probably be another, if I hadn't lived there, though the B of A building stands out enough from the rest that maybe not. But even some smaller cities (like Tampa) have some distinctive enough buildings that they're easily identified. And obviously cities like S.F., L.A., Chicago, and New York are easy. And cities like Seattle, that have (relatively) tall landmarks (Space Needle). A waterfront helps too.

    Perhaps I'm thinking way too much about this.

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  • CycloneRangerCycloneRanger Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    mcdermott wrote: »
    linksword wrote: »
    Wow it's so weird and cool to see Charleston on the first page. Such a great place to grow up.

    Currently living near Denver, Colorado, which isn't so bad, but it has to be the most average place on Earth.
    The skyline's pretty neat I guess.
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    Nope, that skyline's perfectly average. :P

    I've always found Denver to be one of those larger cities where I can't really identify it from the skyline...like, nothing in it stands out to me. Phoenix would probably be another, if I hadn't lived there, though the B of A building stands out enough from the rest that maybe not. But even some smaller cities (like Tampa) have some distinctive enough buildings that they're easily identified. And obviously cities like S.F., L.A., Chicago, and New York are easy. And cities like Seattle, that have (relatively) tall landmarks (Space Needle). A waterfront helps too.

    Perhaps I'm thinking way too much about this.
    Yep, Denver sucks. I'll be moving there in about a week or so, too. They do have a really nice airport, though.

    Mostly the advantage of Denver is that it's so close to the rocky mountains; when you get fed up with the soul-crushing horror of living in a big city you can head a few miles west and be alone on a mountain.

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  • CycloneRangerCycloneRanger Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Also, in Denver there's this amazing interstate interchange called "the mousetrap" that looks like a goddamn post-modernist sculpture.
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    Here's one comparing it to some crazy road junction in Atlanta (where I used to live):
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  • DeadfallDeadfall Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Man, Denver is awesome. Good food, good beer, good weather. One of the fittest cities in the country. I love it here.

    We don't need a luxurious skyline. We have the cash-register building.

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  • SeptusSeptus Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Deadfall wrote: »
    Man, Denver is awesome. Good food, good beer, good weather. One of the fittest cities in the country. I love it here.

    We don't need a luxurious skyline. We have the cash-register building.

    It also has this allegedly badass model of new urbanism that I want to check out some day.

    I hear it's walkable as shit.

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  • DeadfallDeadfall Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Yes, yes it is.

    It's one of those cities that's better, in fact, on the streets than looking at it from the skyline.

    Seriously, so many cool buildings and things to see while walking.

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  • linkswordlinksword Registered User
    edited May 2010
    Deadfall wrote: »
    Man, Denver is awesome. Good food, good beer, good weather. One of the fittest cities in the country. I love it here.

    We don't need a luxurious skyline. We have the cash-register building.


    Good weather?! pfft. it snows half the year here.

    Although I do like it a bit more in the summer. There is some really cool stuff here, like Red Rocks and the airport, but it's still so mediocre...
    CycloneRanger is right though, being so close to the mountains is pretty cool.

  • ThornMartinThornMartin Registered User
    edited May 2010
    linksword wrote: »
    Deadfall wrote: »
    Man, Denver is awesome. Good food, good beer, good weather. One of the fittest cities in the country. I love it here.

    We don't need a luxurious skyline. We have the cash-register building.


    Good weather?! pfft. it snows half the year here.

    Yeah, but it typically melts within a day.

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