Around the world thread

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FrankS009
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Around the world thread
7 months ago

I find it enjoyable seeing the photos of all the different parts of the world represented by members of the forum. So the idea of this thread is to contribute a recent image of your interpretation of the character of where you live, be it urban, rural, or a small island in the middle of the ocean.

To start it off, I will offer one of Sudbury Ontario where I currently reside.

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I'll play along, this is Phoenix AZ, USA a view from Squaw Peak looking South...
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A city park with 100miles of trails pretty raw desert environment, with various rock formations and almost centered in the city with access from all sides.  My guess when we were there early on Saturday there were 1000's of other users taking to the trails to enjoy the weather and get a little fitness activity in.  Here in Phoenix we have countless trail systems and desert habitats to get out and enjoy and this time of year is pleasant for us.  sometimes I forget how much there is to see.

EM5 12-40 16:9 format as close to panoramic as I could do 12mm f/8 Nik Snapseed contrast and saturation boost as well as shadows lifted... the iconic Saguaro Cactus in the image is only found here in the Southwest USA

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Re: Around the world thread
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I find the railyards and railway images in general fascinating, I grew up in Chicago near many rail yards and lived withing spitting distance of active rails for all my life until moving here to the Southwestern USA.  this is a great image with so much character in the various cars and colors. hopefully this thread grows it is a facinating subject and one that can be entertaining.

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Rotterdam
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I live in Rotterdam, a beautiful riverside town. Modern architecture and nice bridges.

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Re: Around the world thread
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Stockholm.

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London, England.

Not taken today!

Maggie

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Re: Around the world thread
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Here is a picture from the state of Victoria, Australia where we live.

The place is Murnanes Bay, a little cove near the end of the Great Ocean Road.

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Amsterdam, Amstel river.

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I live in Reggio Emilia a rather dull Northen Itallian town in the Po Valley. It is the home of Parmigiano Reggiano or Parmesan Cheese and Lambrusco wine.

Reggio is quite central to lots of interesting places to see and photograph, I have wild mountains at an hours drive away or the historic towns and villages if I head north.

The  food is the best in Italy around here.

Reggio Emilia, Italy

Mostly stuff around Reggio http://nigelvoak.blogspot.it/

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Severn Valley Railway
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Although not something that overseas visitors immediately think of in connection with England, heritage steam railways have become incredibly popular here and lots of them are in existence and thriving.

This is the closest steam railway to where I live:

The Severn Valley Railway at Highley

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Chicago
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Looking West from the Lake.

Cloudgate sculpture Millenium Park

Thick Chicago Pizza

Picasso Sculpture at the  Daley Center

The old Marshall Fiels, now owned by Macys

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Sorry, I can't show our area with one pic, we are a small town at the confluence of 2 major rivers leading into a harbour with pre-historic settlements on the coast and the New Forest just inland

These huts are famous for being some of the most expensive in the UK, selling for £150k upwards

Our Historic Priory, over 100 years old

Hengistbury Head, an Iron Age port and site of special scientific interest

Our local stretch of the New Forest

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In reply to FrankS009, 7 months ago

I had a week off work last week, and in the one day it didn't rain, got the opportunity to get out with my camera. Here's a shot from where I currently reside - we've just moved in with family in the area with the hope of securing our own home at some point this year.

Saltdean Lido

Cheers,
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Re: Around the world thread - Sydney, Australia
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My hometown on a recent clear evening at around 9pm

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It is not my intention to comment on all of the photos. They speak for themselves, and I am sure everyone enjoys them as much as I do.  But I must say that I have found the photos posted quite wonderful.

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Far from the sun and sangria regions of Spain, Galicia has a climate influenced by the adjacent Atlantic, and this photo shows its similarity to the Celtic regions of the British Isles:

Rinlo, Galicia

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Re: Gasteren, Netherlands
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For me its not a attractive nothing interesting to see, just sunsets , anyway here are some pics:

foggy night

landscape (HDR)

some path

and a bonus,

red sunset

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Here's to the land of the long leaf pine.....
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Although I reside in central North Carolina (near the capitol - Raleigh, NC) - these 3 photos reflect the vastness and flexibility in living in this gorgeous state.

Since I live in the central part of the state, all I have to do is travel 1 1/2 - 2 hours east and I then have access to some of the most gorgeous beaches on the east coast of the USA:

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And a view from the central part of the state - the Capitol Building, Raleigh, NC:

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And traveling just 3 hours to the west, you run into some of the most gorgeous (and highest) mountains along the east coast of the USA! Yes, North Carolina seemingly has it all and that's why more and more folks are moving here from the North and Northeastern parts of the US.

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And the official toast to the state of North Carolina:

Here's to the land of the long leaf pine,

The summer land where the sun doth shine,

Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great,

Here's to 'Down Home,' the Old North State!

Here's to the land of the cotton bloom white,

Where the scuppernong perfumes the breeze at night,

Where the soft Southern moss and jessamine mate,

'Neath the murmuring pines of the Old North State!

Here's to the land where the galax grows,

Where the rhododendron's rosette glows,

Where soars Mount Mitchell's summit great,

In the 'Land of the Sky,' in the Old North State!

Here's to the land where maidens are fair,

Where friends are true and cold hearts rare,

The near land, the dear land, whatever fate,

The blest land, the best land, the Old North State!

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Bernd (Ben) W. Herrmann
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Re: Here's to the land of the long leaf pine.....
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Here you go. A little something from Micronesia.

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Here's a bit more of London
In reply to maggiemole, 7 months ago

Us Londoner's had better stick together.

Great idea Frank.

View from The Shard, 70 stories up.

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