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Jessweeee♪
01-09-2012, 09:56 PM
Let us talk about our homes! Or not, if you don't want a bunch of strangers knowing where you live. That's cool too. Mostly I just wanted an excuse to post all of these awesome pictures I found of my own city:


http://pics4.city-data.com/cpicc/cfiles17758.jpg

http://pics4.city-data.com/cpicc/cfiles30982.jpg
The water gardens by the art museum!

http://pics4.city-data.com/cpicc/cfiles26960.jpg

http://pics4.city-data.com/cpicc/cfiles37433.jpg
Just a couple of blocks away from the office

http://pics4.city-data.com/cpicc/cfiles46927.jpg


But the prettiest thing in town is what I like to call the ROYAL RAINBOW! and you should all check it out because it's the coolest thing ever.
Videos: Harbor Bridge Lights - Corpus Christi, TX | Corpus Christi Caller-Times (http://www.caller.com/videos/detail/harbor-bridge-lights/)

So far I have not driven on it when the lights are changing colors, but this is probably a good thing because I would totally end up killing myself like "ooooh pretty liiiights".

chionos
01-09-2012, 10:00 PM
I can't follow that. My town is a dirty drug filled hovel comparatively.

EDIT: that bridge is awesome

Madame Adequate
01-09-2012, 10:02 PM
Bombs and sectarian violence :jess:

I still love Belfast though.

fire_of_avalon
01-09-2012, 10:15 PM
I will totally take some awesome pictures of my tiny hometown in about dour months when it's springtime and lovely.

Chris
01-09-2012, 11:28 PM
My brother took these pictures of our fantastic town... which I love. Wouldn't want to live anywhere else in the world. Click to enlarge.

You can actually see the hospital in which I work, in the third picture. It's the large building on the left, with the sun shining down upon it.

Jiro
01-09-2012, 11:56 PM
I'll take some damn good photos when I get back home, don't worry!

NorthernChaosGod
01-10-2012, 01:23 AM
I'll follow that up, but I'm lazy so you only get two.

http://i40.:bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou:/kbuoow.jpg

http://i39.:bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou::bou:/207lx5g.jpg

Pike
01-10-2012, 02:05 AM
I'm in Bozeman, Montana and it's my favorite place in the world. It's also the best place in the world because it's where the humans and Vulcans will make first contact on April 5, 2063. (http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Bozeman)

It will probably happen somewhere around here:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a109/Pikestaff/Pictures050.jpg

chionos
01-10-2012, 02:39 AM
Love it, Pike. That's gorgeous.

GhandiOwnsYou
01-10-2012, 03:31 AM
My hometown is famous for being named for its suprising number of Mechanics, for birthing Juliard dropout and Pop C-lister Jason Mraz, and for being the site of the infamous Tractor Supply Store Emo Kid Ax Assault of '08 (http://http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2009/oct/27/ldav27_20091026-222404-ar-18404/). Oh, and several incredibly bloody Civil War battles.

Mechanicsville VA, that backwards little town with bad roads and militant traffic cops where you stop for gas on your roadtrip to Washington DC.


...But seriously, my hometown celebrates easter with the Good Friday Mudbog (http://http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=77227346690), and every year at Christmas, Santa makes his rounds on a firetruck through the suburbs (http://http://www.mechlocal.com/index.php/news/article/county_fire_stations_get_ready_for_santa_runs/). Okay, the latter is pretty effing awesome.

Værn
01-10-2012, 03:47 AM
My hometown is so insignificant that some of my friends were listed on Wikipedia as "notable residents" for completely random reasons for a few months before anyone decided that it was important enough to fix. The only real point of interest in the town was the Bat Signal that was once painted on the water tower, but that was done away with several years ago.

rubah
01-10-2012, 04:03 AM
I was just reminiscing about the local cheapo movie theater that closed a couple of years back.

Anyway,
http://i.imgur.com/TfNag.jpg
The old iron bridge that was replaced in 1998. My friend wrote a short essay about why it should be preserved, but it's still lying in someone's field as far as I know.

http://i.imgur.com/TnXmX.jpg
The other bridge that allows you to get to town from the highway or interstate. Many 18-wheelers ignore the sign stating that this is a short bridge and end up jack-knifing. Oops!

http://i.imgur.com/FHKrx.jpg
The local museum and landmark, a.k.a. where everyone gets their graduation and prom pictures taken. It's called Potts Inn and served as a stagecoach stop back in the Old Days.

http://i.imgur.com/Mo4zA.jpg
In front of Potts Inn is this brick sign. It's not significant in and of itself, but rather because in 1997 during the town's centennial, a time capsule was buried there. I'm just waiting for May 2047 because I have no idea who put the time capsule together or even what went into it. I was just there when it was buried.

http://i.imgur.com/di2VH.jpg
This is not exactly my hometown, but I was born in this city, and they're practically connected anyway. In the 1970s, they built two nuclear reactors. One of which has this gorgeous landscape-defining cooling tower, the other cooling via lake water. They built the lake to service the nuclear plant, incidentally. Several neighborhoods were submerged according to my dad, and in places you can find roads leading under water. If I ever learn to scuba dive and have access to gear, I'd like to go exploring down there.

http://i.imgur.com/N1mYW.jpg
In order to build a lake, they had to get water from somewhere. The obvious source was the Arkansas River. So they built a dam and a series of locks for boats to be able to traverse the water way. I spent a lot of time as a kid at the Lock and Dam watching a little boat go into this great concrete locker. If they were going upstream, you wouldn't be able to see them as the water level was so low. Gradually the water level would rise and they could go on their way, but I dont' ever remember being patient enough to watch the whole process.

http://i.imgur.com/uPrvy.png
Here's a map detailing just what happens when you dam a river. Just know that every blue area is at the same height or lower, contiguously. The green areas at the mid-bottom are the parks. My town is to the east, another town is to the west. The lake is named after that town >:[ jerks

Rye
01-10-2012, 04:14 AM
http://www.theoreticaldesigns.com/queens/queens.jpg

I lived in the area between Astoria and Maspeth, Queens.

chionos
01-10-2012, 04:16 AM
This sums up my hometown

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/53563334/Old%20Truck.jpg

Broken, dilapidated, dead.

Inexplicably, though, I love this place.

escobert
01-11-2012, 11:39 PM
My hometown once was a great place to live. Once the 80's hit and manufacturing slowed down in the US in went down hill. Goodyear left and left many people without jobs and hope. t became a drug and criminal haven and still for the most part is. Most of my friends have spent time in prison for various drug/violent acts and there is still little hope for anything other than a gas station/ grocery store job. Sad for a place that was once the Capitol of the state and the birthplace of the state.

this is what most people of my area know Windsor for: http://www.vhfa.org/about/news/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/union.jpg
the largest housing project in Northern New England.

Laddy
01-12-2012, 12:11 AM
I'd post pictures, but my town is afraid of that scary Yankee teck-nall-uh-jee.

Rocket Edge
01-12-2012, 01:19 AM
I live just a stones throw away from a very small village in Ireland. There's not much to do in it, apart from get drunk, but theres a town nearby for anything that needs to be done. The best word to describe my village would be cosy. It's very tidy & well kept together.

This is the village green
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Couldn't find any other pictures on the web I'm afraid.

Mittopotahis
01-12-2012, 04:41 AM
I live on the Gold Coast, an Australian tourist city. The main attractions are surfing, nightclubs and girls with no morals. Apparently the city is meant to be much like Florida. I've lived here all my life and honestly, the only redeeming thing about it is the weather. And the friends I've made here. Apart from that, I don't really like the place. It's stuck halfway between being a city and a suburb of Brisbane to the point where we have none of the perks of being a small town and none of the perks of a being a proper city.

Obligatory picture that makes it look much better than it actually is. (http://www.australiaadventures.com/images/gold_coast_surfers_paradise.jpg)

Shattered Dreamer
01-12-2012, 08:24 PM
First this is Ballyhaunis 35479 this is the nearest town to where I grew up in the West Of Ireland in Co. Mayo.




This is Sligo town where I'm currently living 35480 my apartment building is actually in the middle background of this photo.

chionos
01-12-2012, 09:41 PM
Is that Northern Ireland?
I love water. More water pictures, please.

Shattered Dreamer
01-12-2012, 10:08 PM
Is that Northern Ireland?
I love water. More water pictures, please.

Nope I live in the Republic/Southern Ireland. That's the river Garavogue it runs straight through Sligo town out to the sea. Strandhill & Ross' Point are 2 beaches about 20 mins drive from the town. Nice part of Ireland to live or visit.

sharkythesharkdogg
01-12-2012, 10:23 PM
I only visited Ireland for a week, but it was beautiful and the people were very friendly.

chionos
01-12-2012, 10:33 PM
Is that Northern Ireland?
I love water. More water pictures, please.

Nope I live in the Republic/Southern Ireland. That's the river Garavogue it runs straight through Sligo town out to the sea. Strandhill & Ross' Point are 2 beaches about 20 mins drive from the town. Nice part of Ireland to live or visit.

Ireland is at the top of my list of places to visit before I die.

SammieBabe
01-13-2012, 12:45 AM
As much as I complain about where I live, I do love it. I mean, its hot, swarming with bugs the size of dogs, and there's old people everywhere.
That said, it's still home.. :)

Zeldy
01-13-2012, 01:09 AM
My town is so very.. British. It's famous for Pilkingtons glass and the Rugby team, Saints, mostly. And.. this monstrosity.

http://www.seosthelens.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/4055786489_15cbc64291.jpg

Shattered Dreamer
01-13-2012, 12:21 PM
My town is so very.. British. It's famous for Pilkingtons glass and the Rugby team, Saints, mostly. And.. this monstrosity.

http://www.seosthelens.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/4055786489_15cbc64291.jpg Your hometown has a giant head statue? Awesome :bigsmile:

Old Manus
01-13-2012, 02:19 PM
A quick Google image search of my hometown reveals :


http://www.npt.gov.uk/images/pressreleases/2945_demolition_neath_civic_Leader.jpg


http://www.dinefwr.co.uk/images/pictures/signage/Neath_Canal.jpg


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fc/Neath_Jobcentre_and_HSBC_Bank.jpg
(It's the job centre)



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e9/Remains_of_Roman_Fort_of_Nidum_(Neath)_-_geograph.org.uk_-_202248.jpg


http://bigllama.co.uk/penscynor/DSCF3678.JPG

http://bigllama.co.uk/penscynor/DSCF3686.JPG


Cymru am byth

Hollycat
01-13-2012, 09:53 PM
Man, you guys all live in a big city or somewhere beautiful.

I live in Haslet Texas. we are about 20 miles from fort worth, ten from the nearest shopping center with more than two stores
(dollar general and subway)
The town is dry, small, uneventful, with a sec veiw of some barren land and the speedway. (ten miles away)
Upsides to living haslet:
within driving distance to the 7th best place to live in America (keller tx)
One guy has a lama.
One guy used to have a zebra.
I live here
30 miles from UNT
wild rabbits
old guy across the street bult a nuclear bomb shelter in his backyard and because I mowed his lawn once for free he gave me a key card to get in, and I am allowed to bring one guest, as long as they eat less than 3 ounces a day.

cons:
you have to have a full tank of gas if you want to go shopping.
dry, hot, dusty, and coyotes keep stealing peoples cats
heavy drug traffiking and lots of drunks
this one guy shoots bb's at my Jag everytime I drive by.
town library has 500 books, most of which are romance novels.
People keep letting there dogs into our yard, and one time a dog attacked cupid and tore off part of him, this same dog now lives next door and spends the time from around eleven pm to 3 in the morning barking.

neutral:
big backyards
one lady has ducks


big negative:
yesterday I woke up and someone had covered my car in samwich meat.
My car now smells like ham.

Shattered Dreamer
01-13-2012, 10:24 PM
old guy across the street bult a nuclear bomb shelter in his backyard and because I mowed his lawn once for free he gave me a key card to get in, and I am allowed to bring one guest, as long as they eat less than 3 ounces a day.

I won't lie this is awesome :bigsmile:



town library has 500 books, most of which are romance novels.

How is this a con? If you read them all you'll theoretically be an expert in how the female mind thinks, at least in Texas :lol:


My car now smells like ham. Not seeing the negative here :bigsmile:

Hollycat
01-13-2012, 10:29 PM
I am already probably the biggest romantic in my town, and the biggest male one in the state.
This is not an intro for fat jokes

Besides, most of them are written by men, and about half of them were donated from my grandpa's collection when he died.

Pant Leg Eater from the Bad World
01-14-2012, 12:16 AM
I love my hometown. I miss is something fierce too.
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But for now I live in Santee, Ca. I offer no pictures for this place.

Zeldy
01-14-2012, 09:32 PM
My town is so very.. British. It's famous for Pilkingtons glass and the Rugby team, Saints, mostly. And.. this monstrosity.

http://www.seosthelens.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/4055786489_15cbc64291.jpg Your hometown has a giant head statue? Awesome :bigsmile:

It's called 'The Dream'. It's just so.. random.

Huckleberry Quin
01-14-2012, 09:53 PM
Hah. I remember when they built that thing. Fucking hell.