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Old 06-04-2021, 08:36 AM   #31 (permalink)
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That's an impressive list of places, addidasss!

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Born and raised in New York City and for most of my adult years lived on Roosevelt Island, smack-dab in the middle of the East River.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roosevelt_Island

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That looks like a supercool, unusual place to live: in the absolute heart of the city, but with a touch of nature and, I imagine, zero traffic accidents. Nice.
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Old 06-04-2021, 08:39 AM   #32 (permalink)
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That is pretty darn cool. I never knew such a place existed.
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Old 06-04-2021, 08:44 AM   #33 (permalink)
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London, rivers and bridges:-
This is something I posted in a conversatioon with OH:-

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I'm from London, OH. I grew up in a borough in the south west of the city, in streets like these:

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London is built on clay, and with clay (bricks). You have to travel about 25 miles out of the city if you want to see an outcrop of rock or a farm animal, but the city has some nice parks, and of course a river:-



This photo is taken at about mid-tide: the river will rise about 5 feet and cover the concrete ramp. Alternatively, it might drop 5 feet and expose a band of mud and gravel three or four times wider than it is in the pic. As the mud gets sloppier, walking to the water's edge at low-tide is a struggle between curiosity and mild disgust.
And notice the airplane? The flight path to Heathrow Airport follows the river for safety reasons, though no pilot has ever made an emergency landing in the Thames afaik. If you stand on a London bridge, there's always a plane in the sky: as one disappears to the west, the next one rolls in from the east. (Pre-covid data )
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Old 06-04-2021, 08:46 AM   #34 (permalink)
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^^^^^

That reminds me of Bruges (from what I saw in the movie)
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Old 06-04-2021, 10:18 AM   #35 (permalink)
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What was that like? I've often thought of running away there just to get a job at the Burj. (loved skyscrapers since I was a kid)
If you love skyscrapers, it's mind-blowing. Certainly blew my tiny island village mind. First time I road through Sheikh Zayed Road I thought I dropped into the future. Plus Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall and the fountains. Plus the desert, first time living outside of Europe, Muslim country, quite an experience. It's also very American in the sense that you need a car to get everywhere, it's full of fast food joints and obese people. High quality of life but very little culture. People go there to earn a lot of money and go back to where they came from. It's a transit place, and you can feel it, it doesn't have a real city vibe, nobody is "from there". No real soul. Gets a bit boring after a while. Plus all the limitations of living in a Muslim absolute monarchy/dictatorship.

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I'm extremely jealous that you lived in Milano! It's always been a dream of mine to go to Italy. My grandmother was from Trieste, and I've always wanted to travel there and seek out her birthplace.
Italy is amazing in general. Milano is probably one of the more boring cities architecturally but everywhere you are in Italy you are maximum 30 minutes away from an amazing small town. I think it's probably the most interesting country in the world (architecture, history, food, nature). The only minus is the people. At least in my experience, with due exceptions of course.

I'm also lucky that Rijeka, Croatia (where I have an apartment) is 1h from Trieste and 2 hours from Venice...I visited both places many times. Croatians go to shop to Trieste, some even to buy groceries...it's a nice city.
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People go there to earn a lot of money and go back to where they came from. It's a transit place, and you can feel it, it doesn't have a real city vibe, nobody is "from there". No real soul. Gets a bit boring after a while.
Sound's like a week in Vegas!
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Likely, except without gambling
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I have loved the places I lived in until changes took place that affected out lives in a negative way. We moved from South London to the peace of Bexhill On Sea, my late mate Rosi was nearby in Hastings so that was the main criteria for me...and the sea...love the sea as a swimmer. Then that became a rat race of a place for us so with my Husbands yearnings we moved abroad to France, not what I wanted but would never stop my man's dream...It turned out to be my dream place, eventually also.
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