I'm very certain of it. This picture was taken back in 1949 when the residents took down the seawall in order to trick people into thinking it wasn't Galveston in "Guess the City" contests. I cannot be wrong - I've got big money riding on this.DecaturHawk said:Definitely not Galveston...they built a huge seawall after the devastating hurricane at the beginning of the 1900's.
And we have a winner! Lucky wild guess, Bish.Seabishop said:New wild guess: Virginia Beach?
As well as what TIO said, the ocean provides a more temperate microclimate in most places. An afternoon seabreeze in summer as the land heats up and creates a lower pressure cell - around where I live it can mean a sticky 38C day is a pleasant 28C a few kilometres away.michaelskis said:... but I don’t understand the fascination with living next to the ocean ....
I can see where you get that unless you're a swimmer. You cant possibly compare Lake Michigan's west coast with Florida's west coast!boiker said:The ocean was neat to visit once, but to me, it just looked like a salty Lake Michigan.
'Chet said:I can see where you get that unless you're a swimmer. You cant possibly compare Lake Michigan's west coast with Florida's west coast!
EDIT: For starters, you're not swimming in poop water in Naples....
Go ahead, post those pictures. But don't go complaining when a steady flow of Cyburbians begins knocking on your door looking for a place to stay. Homestly, the more I learn of New Zealand, the more I want to visit. It sounds waaaaay better than that big island south of you.JNL said:I guess I'm spoiled with beautiful beaches all round my country's coast. Many are small, sheltered, unpolluted bays that are good for swimming. Sand ranges from white to golden to pink to black. The small and sheltered scale is the complete opposite of that in SAC's pictures. Maybe I should find some photos. Basically, they are beautiful, and a privilege to live near.
How many of these buildings are still standing?benk928 said:I look away for a day or two, and sure enough, the ONE time the Guess the City is my hometown, I miss it. Blast. Umm...the red building in the foreground on one of the pictures is the old Coast Guard Lifesaving Station (still there)...the road is Atlantic Ave/US 60, aaand the beach is about twice as wide now thanks to replenishment efforts. Any further questions? ;-)
Without playing into Cardinal's hands - I have to agree NZ has some extremely beautiful beaches. One of my favourite beaches anywhere is Cathedral Cove on The Coromandel - I've visited twice and would never pass up the opportunity to visit again.JNL said:....Maybe I should find some photos. Basically, they are beautiful, and a privilege to live near.
Well, I can't tell just by looking which street it is (Virginia Beach's numbered streets run low to high, south to north), so a definitive answer is tricky. Judging by the bend in the road in the background, it MIGHT be up on the North End, around 86th street...if that's the case, then there might be a handful of houses like that still there. For the most part, though, you're right: high-rises have generally obscured the view between 1st and 86th or so. In the last year or two, City Council upped the height limit, allowing taller hotels to cast even LONGER shadows. Of course, for someone like me, this allows for some nice shade on the beach in summer evenings.Super Amputee Cat said:How many of these buildings are still standing?
One notable exception, though, is the red-roofed lighthousey building in this picture, which I think I mentioned before is the Old Coast Guard Station.