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Let's see the view from your house!

Dan

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You're all wimps! Look at the glorious, he-man RUGGED! view from the house I'm renting in Cleveland. Arrrrrrrr!



It'll change in September, after the snow melts and I buy a place of my own.

Quite a change from the view out the window of my old house in Orlando.





Or from the house in Denver.



Let's see the view from your place!
 

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Don't have a photo handy, but dug up this veiw from a couple of houses down from my place. It's a great neighborhood, but I have to move out in May and find a bigger place... probably in another part of town.


I've posted these before a while back, but here's the view from the homestead back in SC.
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Views from my apartment

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This is the view from our lounge - the city is just behind the trees! View of back of ugly cream apartment building next door and ugly apartment building with blue stairwell.

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Looking around to the south and another ugly apartment building

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Some older houses on one of the adjacent streets

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Looking down the hill into the city
 

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Looks like a combination of Miami Beach and San Francisco.

I'll take some photos of my town this weekend.
 
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tsc

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This is the view out my backyard...with our newly adopted dog from a foster care group. Many can't believe I live 30 miles north of NYC.

 

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tsc said:
This is the view out my backyard...with our newly adopted dog from a foster care group. Many can't believe I live 30 miles north of NYC.
[OT]Hey, that's a great-looking dog!

Have you ever been to Storm King? Fantastic place -- although the last time I was there I was a little concerned about the condition of some of the pieces.[/OT]
 

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Gedunker said:
[OT]Hey, that's a great-looking dog!

Have you ever been to Storm King? Fantastic place -- although the last time I was there I was a little concerned about the condition of some of the pieces.[/OT]
Haven't been to Storm King (the sculpture park) yet... but have sailed by it along the Hudson though.

The dog is Lodi, he is some strange mix of a grey hound...and lord knows what. He is the opposite of my other hound mix...who is short and stocky.
 

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tsc said:
This is the view out my backyard...with our newly adopted dog from a foster care group. Many can't believe I live 30 miles north of NYC.

is that considered upstate NY?
 

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Dan said:
You're all wimps! Look at the glorious, he-man RUGGED! view from the house I'm renting in Cleveland. Arrrrrrrr!

How's the rent in Cleveland? Similar to Buffalo?
 

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Sadly.. no camera here..
Just imagine a bunch of mountains in the distance, a Marriot nearby, the military school (yeah, it's great to hear them march at 6 am..) and an ugly building in front.
 

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GeogPlanner said:
is that considered upstate NY?
LOL... well ask SGB and he would say I live in the Bronx. Ask someone in the Bronx and they would say I lived in upstate... and that Downtown and SGB live in Canada. It is an ongoing debate... but I would say I lived downstate in the NYC metro. I can see the Isle of Manhattan from the hilltops.

GeogPlanner said:
i feel like my office is my home...so here's my view from 10 stories up
stare at that longer and it looks 3D
 
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stare at that longer and it looks 3D
you're right. i'm going to fall over b/c it makes me a bit dizzy too. that wall is about 10-15 feet away from my bldg.

and glad to hear someone from downstate admit it. ;-)

upstate in the hizouse
 

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Whoa! That is most arty. The orange, the green, the cement blocks ominously peeking over the hill in the distance....

Well, you do have a nice view. :) We don't see much topography here in FL.
 

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You have no idea how much I'd love to pull that construction fence down, but it keeps crap of the golf course. I remember when I lived in SoFL the only hill was the garbage site.
 

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You have no idea how much I'd love to pull that construction fence down, but it keeps crap of the golf course. I remember when I lived in SoFL the only hill was the garbage site.
What garbage sites? Those are the famous Yankee middens...
 

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Habanero said:
I remember when I lived in SoFL the only hill was the garbage site.
Glorious Mnt Trashmore! FLA should put big neon ad signs on top or maybe a mount rushmore type sculpture of Jebs face ;)
 

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LOL... well ask SGB and he would say I live in the Bronx
Actually, I was gonna suggest that you live in north Jersey! Or is it the metropolitan Trumpton area? ;)
 

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SGB said:
Actually, I was gonna suggest that you live in north Jersey! Or is it the metropolitan Trumpton area? ;)
funny that you say that... we have a trump subdivision going on at this minute!!
 

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On the street in front of my house, tonight at about 8:10 PM.

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I wish I had a camera... I could show you the wite tops of the Andes that I can see from there, now that it has rained (and snowed in the mountains of course) recently...
Santiago gets all flooded when it rains, unlike Valdivia... but luckly it gets flooded on parts that I don't go through.
 
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This is the view from my back door- I live on the 2nd floor of a two story apartment complex in South Beach. The building is a 38 story condo-hotel called the Setai. It is located right on the beach. Don't mind the smoke in the background, we had a really huge brushfire a couple of weeks ago.
 

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GCT13 said:
The view from my apartment, taken today-
I don't intend to post pad when I say "drooooooool ..... "

That view just screams "New York," much more so then skyline shots as seen from Jersey. :)
 

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Maybe nerudite will beat me to it, but you click on the Gallery tab at the top of the page, then click 'upload photos', and 'browse' to find the file on your PC.

After you have uploaded your photo(s), you right click on the photo to find its properties, and copy the 'address' of the pic, then paste this into your post between
tags.

Any questions from there, I will be online for a bit so you can PM me if you want.
 
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Maybe nerudite will beat me to it, but you click on the Gallery tab at the top of the page, then click 'upload photos', and 'browse' to find the file on your PC.
You can also attach smaller images to messages, by using the "Manage attachments" button in the new message or reply page. You can also use the [ img ] and [ /img ] tags (remove spaces) to link to images on other sites.[/ot]
 

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STTG--Your neighborhood looks like mine, if it were transported into Sim City by someone who then used the mountain-making feature with complete abandon. Almost identical houses, street layouts, etc, just with big mountains jutting up in the background.
I think I like your version better.
 
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I really don't think anyone wants to see the lovely view of the dumpster in front of my apartment. :-#
 

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Plannerbabs said:
STTG--Your neighborhood looks like mine, if it were transported into Sim City by someone who then used the mountain-making feature with complete abandon. Almost identical houses, street layouts, etc, just with big mountains jutting up in the background.
I think I like your version better.
Yes, it is suburbia. But the view of the mountians is even better to the east and north. The view from my porch is looking south, southeast.

Habanero said:
mmmm. mountains.
Ditto
 

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I hate to be critical of someones home....... but your pic reminds me of a Dar Williams song...."Well the mountain was so beautiful, that this guy built a mall and a pizza shcak, Yeah he built and ugly city because he wanted the mountain to love him back"

or reminds me of the set from "Edward Scissorhands"... a bit surreal....
 

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tsc said:
I hate to be critical of someones home....... but your pic reminds me of a Dar Williams song...."Well the mountain was so beautiful, that this guy built a mall and a pizza shcak, Yeah he built and ugly city because he wanted the mountain to love him back"

or reminds me of the set from "Edward Scissorhands"... a bit surreal....
Well, at least there are separated sidewalks, so in some decade, the street trees may have grown in nicely (if they ever plant any). And, the houses are not all snout houses. So, for modern day America, this looks pretty decent. :)
 

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Well, at least there are separated sidewalks, so in some decade, the street trees may have grown in nicely (if they ever plant any). And, the houses are not all snout houses. So, for modern day America, this looks pretty decent. :)
I will be planting trees in the parkstrip. And several more in my yard to go along with what I already have planted. Due to high morning winds coming out of the nearby canyon, my selection is a little limited on what kind I can put in the yard and parkstrip. I know the "fan west" ash is good for windy areas.
 

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Dan said:
Look at all those work trucks! Looks like Wulf9 lives in a RUGGED! 'hood!
I didn't even see the trucks! As I sit here on the second straight cold rainy day, preceded by one solitary nice, but very cold, day, and projected to be folowed by rain and cold the rest of the week, all I saw were the gorgeous purple trees. We have crocuses and a few early irises out and some neighbours have a few daffodils out in very warm spots. But no other colour yet - not even any forsythia. Sigh, I expect it will be a couple more week before the flowering trees do their thing. I hate this time of year sometimes.
 

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SlaveToTheGrind said:
I will be planting trees in the parkstrip. And several more in my yard to go along with what I already have planted. Due to high morning winds coming out of the nearby canyon, my selection is a little limited on what kind I can put in the yard and parkstrip. I know the "fan west" ash is good for windy areas.
Off Topic Digression:

We have a big problem with this in Fairfield, CA. Solano County lies in the wind tunnel between the (usually) cool San Francisco Bay and the (always) hot Sacramento Valley. You should see some of the poorly-staked trees that we have to deal with when mistakes have been made.

I wish we could get separated sidewalks like this. In our case, the City would require the developer to plant street trees at 25' o.c. Some of the 1980s subdivisions are growing in nicely because of the street tree pattern.
 

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Dan said:
Look at all those work trucks! Looks like Wulf9 lives in a RUGGED! 'hood!
Yep. Lots of trucks and big dogs. Muni code requires you to own a truck if you want to live here :) We just revised the definition which required a "truck" to have a diesel engine with four rear wheels, and an interior that can be washed out with a hose.

However, the truck guys and girls are the most likely to stop and let you cross the main drag. People here are very nice.
 

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From the front door of NHPlanner & Planner Groupie's house:
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From the porch door:
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Front yard:
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From the driveway, in each direction:
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I'll get some pics of White Park and add them soon (about a block from the house)
 

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This is the view from my place... it is a 10 min drive from downtown K-Zoo, and I can ride to work, but here, I am in the middle of State Game land.


This is looking the other way...


This is from the ground looking up to my place...


Our club house/ office is getting a face lift.


Oh, and I smile everytime I come home, because this is the entrance to the complex...
 
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