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Maister

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I wonder if the Google camera ever freezes or what does it do if it's snowing or raining?

I love that the google car came to this island - considering it didn't even go down my street in Maine, it's hilarious that it went here
The google car appears to have a pair of legs in this instance

 

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I wonder if the Google camera ever freezes or what does it do if it's snowing or raining?

I love that the google car came to this island - considering it didn't even go down my street in Maine, it's hilarious that it went here
It didn't want to get shot out of sight.
 

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I wonder if the Google camera ever freezes or what does it do if it's snowing or raining?

I love that the google car came to this island - considering it didn't even go down my street in Maine, it's hilarious that it went here
I doubt the actual car went there. Maybe someone already there submitted the imagery?
 

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The Inspiration for the Cleveland MLB team name change


These are the ones closest to the ballpark
 

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When you get to the fork in the road, take it.
 

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I remember at one point MDOT was against the idea of round-abouts... then they went and did this:
 

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A lot of people go here when visiting Hawaii but we are going here.
My eldest learned how to swim in the first spot. My ex appreciated the filming of Baywatch there. Never made it to the big island but loved the North Shore of Oahu.
 

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Pink Martini Drinking Elephant

 

Maister

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Sucking on a chili dog outside the Tastee Freeze....

John Mellencamp once admitted there was no actual Tastee Freeze growing up in his hometown of Seymour, IN. It was more the idea of what it represented to middle Americana in general.
 

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The new construction sure looks better than what's across the street. Also the tagline for the business is great - the 'solution'
I'd be curious to know when that business opened. Seems like "solutions" was all the rage in business-speak ~15 years ago.

"Drapeco: your interior decoration solutions provider"
 

Whose Yur Planner

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Sucking on a chili dog outside the Tastee Freeze....

John Mellencamp once admitted there was no actual Tastee Freeze growing up in his hometown of Seymour, IN. It was more the idea of what it represented to middle Americana in general.
We didn't either. We had a Dairy Queen and a B and W.
 

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Here is a Tastee Freeze for ya -


or two brands together
 

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Here is a Tastee Freeze for ya -


or two brands together
Apparently only eight left and scattered around too, all the way from Anchorage to Vermont. The one in Chicago is now just known as The Freeze.
 

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Looks legit.


Thanks to a typo in the zoning code, billboards need one parking space for every 10 square feet in sign area.

 

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The town's downtown landmark next to the park.

 

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π•Έπ–Šπ–Žπ–“ π–Œπ–”π–™π–™ π–Žπ–“ π•³π–Žπ–’π–’π–Šπ–‘! What have they done to Tijuana? I wouldn't go so far as to call it 'clean' or 'respectable' now, but it bears almost no resemblance to what I recall seeing back in '84!
 
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TOFB

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Apparently only eight left and scattered around too, all the way from Anchorage to Vermont. The one in Chicago is now just known as The Freeze.
This was a Tastee Freeze at one time in an 'interesting' part of my town. Go west about a block and you'll see what I mean.Rockingham Road
 

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Are you referring to when you click on the street view time line cleaned up vs the yard statues ?
You are a military buff JNA. Wouldn't you want a concrete replica civil war canon at your place?
 

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Just a reminder that the built environment in the United States can hardly hold a candle up to the superior walkable urbanism that's the norm in Europe.


Strolling on European promenades lined with fine contemporary graphic art.

Majestic European architecture.

Fine European dining.

Quaint European mountain villages.

Whatever this element of advanced European infrastruture is, we estupide Americain proles can never understand. It's beyond the comprehension of our simple American minds.

Lush European urban forestry.

Majestic European royal palaces.
 

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Just a reminder that the built environment in the United States can hardly hold a candle up to the superior walkable urbanism that's the norm in Europe.



Majestic European royal palaces.


BK or the Buffalo? Decisions...
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Dan

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BK or the Buffalo? Decisions...

Unscreened dumpsters. Exposed rooftop mechanical equipment. :denied:

New Buffalo Grill buildings in France look like a ripoff of 1970s IHOP or Wienerschnitzel locations in the States.


(I love that IHOP, because (1) It's a holdout on a lot that's probably worth millions, across the street from a Metro station, and (2) it's across the street from the hotel where we stay when we're in DC/NoVa, and we eat breakfast there all the time.)
 

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Unscreened dumpsters. Exposed rooftop mechanical equipment. :denied:

New Buffalo Grill buildings in France look like a ripoff of 1970s IHOP or Wienerschnitzel locations in the States.


(I love that IHOP, because (1) It's a holdout on a lot that's probably worth millions, across the street from a Metro station, and (2) it's across the street from the hotel where we stay when we're in DC/NoVa, and we eat breakfast there all the time.)
I love IHOP and there are my second favorite breakfast place. I remember them fondly from when I was a kid. The new ones do look different.
 

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Just a reminder that the built environment in the United States can hardly hold a candle up to the superior walkable urbanism that's the norm in Europe.


Strolling on European promenades lined with fine contemporary graphic art.

Majestic European architecture.

Fine European dining.

Quaint European mountain villages.

Whatever this element of advanced European infrastruture is, we estupide Americain proles can never understand. It's beyond the comprehension of our simple American minds.

Lush European urban forestry.

Majestic European royal palaces.

We're all really the same...

How U Doing GIF


but seriously, maybe that's why the nice city centers like Barcelona and Paris are trying to go car-free becasue of the mess that surrounds and leads to them?
 

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Apparently. Assume they own the lot outright? Sure its been there forever...
Actually, looking at the aerial photo and the developed properties to the south and west, there isn't much more that could probably be built on the lot given it's relatively small size.
 

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I find the roof forms in Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Arg., a little perplexing. Such an opportunity for solar gain, lost. I wonder why?

 

Planit

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They make really good BBQ here. Their brisket is top-notch!

 

JNA

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THE OLDEST ROUNDABOUT
In the early 1870s, Taylor Holbrook, designed the round Fountain Park to be the hub of Blue Rapids. By 1876 a fountain was placed in the center and cottonwood trees planted around the edge of the circle. Shortly after 1888, sidewalks were laid, a bandstand built, hedges planted and a soldier's memorial and flag pole installed. There were twelve dirt streets leading to the park. Businesses built around the enclosing square.

It is the only round square in Kansas.


 

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I thought our roads were bad ...


A block to the south:


A block to the north:

 
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