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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
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    Meanwhile in ......

    Wisconsin

    http://goo.gl/maps/ucTxy

    Capone's Fine Dining

    or

    Downtown Moosejaw (intersection of Caribou Street and Main, to be precise)

    http://goo.gl/maps/IObmr

    I thought Rexall Drugs folded years ago!

    [feel free to add your own 'meanwhile in....' in locations that interest you for whatever bizarre reason]
    Last edited by Maister; 04 Feb 2013 at 3:51 PM.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Why, that's right around the corner from Trip's Tapsidermy.

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    Meanwhile, in Montreal ... you can tell what the dominant language is in a neighborhood by the stop signs.

    West Island: http://goo.gl/maps/Hli8K http://goo.gl/maps/FOk0a
    East Island: http://goo.gl/maps/lEs4B

    Meanwhile, in a typical small American village ...

    http://goo.gl/maps/xbII7

    The single- and two-family homes at 527-545 West 217th Street are a series of nine two-story brick Tudor Revival houses. Designed in 1933 by Benjamin F.V. Dreisler for owner Mary Kessler, these homes capitalized on their location in Inwood’s Park Terrace area. The homes are set back from the lot lines, creating front and rear yards with a rear garage. Stylistically, the buildings create an enclave with a suburban ambiance not found elsewhere in Manhattan.
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    Onaway Michigan's County Courthouse that was never a county courthouse!

    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=onaway...12,345.29,,1,0

    Lesson: Don't count Chickens before they are hatched!

    Detroit Mayor's Residence
    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=dwight...12,139.34,,1,0

    Not too shabby
    We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes - Fr Gabriel Richard 1805

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    Kercheval Street, Grosse Pointe Park. One bloak from the Detroit city line.
    http://goo.gl/maps/G8RSs

    Two blocks in.
    http://goo.gl/maps/PQjW5

    Kercheval Street, Detroit. One block from the Grosse Pointe Woods city line.
    http://goo.gl/maps/8C2Pa

    Two blocks in.
    http://goo.gl/maps/K74rB

    I love Googledriving on Detroit's fringes. Just inside the Detroit side, I've seen several images of people flipping the bird to the Streetview camera.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Meanwhile, in the UK ...

    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    so far apart and yet kind of alike...

    Meanwhile in Florida

    http://goo.gl/maps/6t0yI


    Meanwhile in North Dakota


    http://goo.gl/maps/zSM6c
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Meanwhile in Florida

    http://goo.gl/maps/6t0yI


    Meanwhile in North Dakota


    http://goo.gl/maps/zSM6c
    Yeah, except for the palm trees.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    Meanwhile in Delaware....
    http://goo.gl/maps/58ywG

    Purvis, MS

    http://goo.gl/maps/qIhA4
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Meanwhile in Delaware....
    http://goo.gl/maps/58ywG

    Purvis, MS
    http://goo.gl/maps/qIhA4
    Try a bit harder next time.

    Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
    http://goo.gl/maps/eC3Qe

    Henderson, Nevada, United States
    http://goo.gl/maps/mB7ko

    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Eureka, Nevada's claim to fame - the only five-hole outhouse in the state - sits proudly on the downtown Main Street. https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&l...2,91.2,,1,2.19
    Anyone want to adopt a dog?

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    Gaborone, Botswana
    http://goo.gl/maps/oQ7fo

    Las Cruces, New Mexico
    http://goo.gl/maps/6Bfwb



    How about this typical scene in an American suburb: tree-lined street with sidewalks, large two story McMansions ...
    http://goo.gl/maps/QJVSy
    Didn't say which America ...



    http://goo.gl/maps/tpS1d
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Heh. I've been on that road. Hubby lived in Purvis while attending Southern Miss.

    In fact around that area we once saw a charred carcass of some animal. We never got close enough to find out what exactly it was, besides disturbing.
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Look at the size of her jug, erm, bottle!
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Check out the boids:

    http://goo.gl/maps/HDQsb

    Space for my yacht:

    http://goo.gl/maps/0TVZH
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Meanwhile in southwest Ohio...http://goo.gl/maps/72M0I....a google ghost....

    The old woman on the chair in the garage is the former owner of the house, which is currently my house and she has been dead for about a year and a half.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman View post
    Meanwhile in southwest Ohio...http://goo.gl/maps/72M0I....a google ghost....

    The old woman on the chair in the garage is the former owner of the house, which is currently my house and she has been dead for about a year and a half.
    Don't you think it's about time to tell someone?
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    With Google Streetview providing clearer photos of Denver area streetscapes, I thought I'd take a virtual trip back to my old Northwest Denver neighborhood, to see how things have evolved in the past three years.



    Conclusion? More boutiques. More lime green. More mommies.

    From Google Streetview:

    Little White Dress.
    http://goo.gl/maps/OLWgM

    Pilates studio, and a mom in front of a bookstore. "Emma is only a year and a half old, but she can already read French!"
    http://goo.gl/maps/Zli3H

    More boutiques!
    http://goo.gl/maps/gvEhY

    Coming soon: yogurt! Next to the handbag store! OMG!
    http://goo.gl/maps/DJlei

    Flowers and strollers.
    http://goo.gl/maps/sDN4q

    Pink OMG sooooo cute!
    http://goo.gl/maps/yuWlC

    Another purse store.
    http://goo.gl/maps/upbiU

    Probably the blond roast.
    http://goo.gl/maps/Cb5Gb

    A bit of 1990s Denver - an SUV, and a Golden patiently waiting for their master.
    http://goo.gl/maps/pLzmE

    OMG those houses are lime green sooooo cute!
    http://goo.gl/maps/wWgBS

    A candlemaking store? With outdoor seating?
    http://goo.gl/maps/esvMH

    Woof!
    http://goo.gl/maps/fF4Tx

    This used to be a great little hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant. Now it's Indulge French Bistro.
    http://goo.gl/maps/ZyP24

    The biker bar is still on Tennyson, but it's days are numbered. Espresso on one side, tea on the other, and a "for sale" sign on the facade.
    http://goo.gl/maps/WkT4K


    http://goo.gl/maps/baKwG

    A Greek diner?
    http://goo.gl/maps/31bYy


    http://goo.gl/maps/yxfgs

    Green baby boutique. (There's two of them within two blocks of where I work.)
    http://goo.gl/maps/pC2hF

    My barber is still there.
    http://goo.gl/maps/1fNbA

    Mancard revocation of anyone that steps foot into this place..
    http://goo.gl/maps/p9d3T

    "An ongoing feast for body and spirit"
    http://goo.gl/maps/joMlF

    You can never have too many yoga studios.http://goo.gl/maps/Iijlm
    http://goo.gl/maps/Iijlm

    It's natural, because it's in Papyrus.
    http://goo.gl/maps/PQja4

    Amanda! Megan! Ashley! Heather! Let's all get TATTOOS! WOOOOOOOOO!
    http://goo.gl/maps/qnwlG

    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman View post
    Meanwhile in southwest Ohio...http://goo.gl/maps/72M0I....a google ghost....
    Spooky!

    Meanwhile, I put out the trash five years ago, and it still hasn't been picked up!

    I still own that house. Thanks, Great Recession!

    Down the street, a new sign code and the following amortization in action.
    Before: http://goo.gl/maps/rXowm
    After: http://goo.gl/maps/4VqUR
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    Attractive people in my old Youngtown, Arizona neighborhood.
    http://goo.gl/maps/SkmV9
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    My project sites:

    http://goo.gl/maps/6HJbJ

    This lot was a long time target of illegal construction dumping before I inherited it. We excavated 9-13 feet of crap in order to find good soil for the foundation.



    http://goo.gl/maps/6HJbJ

    Because someone thought it was a great idea to build a 3 story house on a lot that has a 15' elevation difference front to back.



    http://goo.gl/maps/6HJbJ

    Another fabulous acquisition thanks to my ED. Bargain price of $2K. It's coming along nicely.





    http://goo.gl/maps/6HJbJ

    This beauty is all mine too. I tore it down over the ED's objections.

    And because it's pretty...this one I am nearly finished with.

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    This is a very distracting thread.

    Right-hand turn outside the hotel where we stayed in Amsterdam a few years ago
    http://goo.gl/maps/8PJQ9

    Waiting to get into Anne Frank House around the corner
    http://goo.gl/maps/ED6Px

    Mmmm, breakfast
    http://goo.gl/maps/x2384

    It looks like a spring morning, in all of these images. Wish I was there.

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    The Woo Girls seem to be making inroads further north along Tennyson.

    Ooh! Aah!
    http://goo.gl/maps/5njtp

    Nails! Clothes! Hipster on a dorky bike!
    http://goo.gl/maps/kTo0T

    A restaurant where boyfriends and husbands reluctantly take their significant others.
    http://goo.gl/maps/hQjIY

    I thought bookstores were dying, but there's a ton of new indies in Northwest Denver.
    http://goo.gl/maps/ZwT3n
    http://goo.gl/maps/LsF5F
    http://goo.gl/maps/CPmgy
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    What's the deal in Detroit with people flipping birds at the Google Streetview cameras? Here's another one I came across today.

    http://goo.gl/maps/zDJMc
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    What's the deal in Detroit with people flipping birds at the Google Streetview cameras? Here's another one I came across today.

    http://goo.gl/maps/zDJMc
    Everyone thinks its the cops spying on them. Thats how we roll!
    We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes - Fr Gabriel Richard 1805

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