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Freelancer
10-27-2009, 10:02 PM
Here at AW we're always talking about where we're living or which city is our home, but I'm also curious how your home city looks like. Every city has it's own beauty.

This is how my home district looks like. I love this place.

Budapest, Hungary
Northern part of the Castle District (This is my Home sweet Home.)
http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/5666517.jpg

Southern part of the Castle District
http://www.traveltheworld.com.au/Media/images/Budapest-night-Large-13fc4efc-6459-46d4-bab1-28daec11aa6e.jpg

maestrowork
10-27-2009, 10:05 PM
Summer 2009:
http://pittsburghskyline.com/content/2009/07/28/pittsburgh-for-july-2009/

Post-Super Bowl rallies:
http://pittsburghskyline.com/content/2009/02/04/superbowl-43-champion-pittsburgh-steelers-parade-and-celebration-february-2009/


And this is about 15 minutes from my home:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e138/maestrowork/Fall.jpg
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e138/maestrowork/pgh-Fall.jpg
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e138/maestrowork/Fall2.jpg


My backyard:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e138/maestrowork/Fall3.jpg

KTC
10-27-2009, 10:09 PM
http://www.eteamz.com/torontosupra/images/1.jpg

I'm outside Toronto at present...but grew up on the inside and go into the city all the time. It's still my city.

KTC
10-27-2009, 10:10 PM
http://www.sac-ace.ca/images/toronto_skyline.jpg

one more.

Wayne K
10-27-2009, 10:12 PM
http://kstewdevotee.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/nyc-skyline3.jpg

Wayne K
10-27-2009, 10:12 PM
http://www.destination360.com/north-america/us/new-york/nyc/images/s/new-york-city-skyline.jpg

scarletpeaches
10-27-2009, 10:19 PM
These trees seemed like giants when I was a kid:
http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss233/doriangrayspictures/Trees.jpg
I didn't notice I'd caught this sunburst 'til I got home and uploaded the photos from my mobile phone:
http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss233/doriangrayspictures/Shortcuthome.jpg
And across the road from my house:
http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss233/doriangrayspictures/Burn1.jpg
http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss233/doriangrayspictures/Burn2.jpg

Wayne K
10-27-2009, 10:22 PM
Philadelphia is my second home.
http://www.simnet.org/Portals/0/Content/Chapters/Philadelphia/Images/1_PhiladelphiaSkylin-B_KriG.jpg

Mr Flibble
10-27-2009, 10:43 PM
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n83/spinynorman_2006/lane.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n83/spinynorman_2006/causeway.jpg

And quite a lot of this:

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n83/spinynorman_2006/DSC00145.jpg

And this:

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n83/spinynorman_2006/South_Downs_chalk_scarp_600.jpg

Freelancer
10-27-2009, 10:46 PM
You guys are also live in beautiful places. They're really beautiful.

And I found few more. This is one street above my house, the top of the Castle in a cold foggy winter day. Maybe this is the primary reason why I love fantasy. The district of mine is like a fantasy castle... sometimes with a spooky atmosphere. :D

http://www.sandgrouse-images.com/imgs/news/4934_5789720434a285ec8d41e2.jpg

My favorite bridge, the Chain Bridge. We, along with many citizens watched the fireworks from the top of the chains or even from the top of it... until it's not became a government rule that climbing to the top of the bridge is not authorized on Aug 20 (They figured out this "stupid" rule few years ago. Since that time, it's a restricted area.).

http://www.sandgrouse-images.com/imgs/news/4934_14014571884a285601f3729.jpg

And the Budapest Air Race above River Danube (Every Aug 20), where the pilots are used to fly under the Chain Bridge as that's the start and the finish line. On the left, it's our beautiful Parliament, our White House. Freddy Mercury wanted to buy it in the 80s as he believed it's a private castle. Well, it's our government castle, but it's not for sale. :)

http://blog.budpocketguide.com/uploaded_images/rbar-700482.jpg

Cranky
10-27-2009, 10:53 PM
From where I live now:

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t115/jpayne75/608349679_f98f1484b1.jpg?t=1256669940
Capitol Building and Centennial mall

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t115/jpayne75/2605125703_9864075ff1.jpg?t=1256668231
Downtown at night

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t115/jpayne75/571010652_22f9f6f793.jpg?t=1256668258
Part of the Haymarket district (clubs, restaurants, niche stores, etc.)

I couldn't find a good picture of the skywalk downtown (which looks pretty awesome decorated for Christmas), which is too bad. Of course, it's smack over the busiest street in the whole city, and the busiest section of it, so it's not surprising I couldn't find one, lol. You'd be taking your life in your own hands to get a good shot!

And what is probably our best-known landmark.

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t115/jpayne75/3354577504_c7594704af.jpg?t=1256669416

The brick you see around the statue is very similar to the brick used to pave the center of downtown.

scarletpeaches
10-27-2009, 10:53 PM
I love the 'spooky castle pic. Adore it. It's very gothic. You could imagine Count Dracula looming round a corner. :D

Cranky
10-27-2009, 10:54 PM
Also, as a reminder: let's remember to not hotlink images, guys! Photobucket is free. :)

Freelancer
10-27-2009, 10:57 PM
I love the 'spooky castle pic. Adore it. It's very gothic. You could imagine Count Dracula looming round a corner. :D:D Dracula is used to be equal with Bela Lugosi and he was a Hungarian. Also Transylvania, Dracula's home was part of the Hungarian Empire. So yes, you're absolutely right. Maybe his spirit is haunting between the walls of the castle. :D

KTC
10-27-2009, 10:59 PM
speaking of spooky castles...this is the one I was locked in this past March. On Friday the 13th! In the basement. For 8 hours! I had to write a play. Locked in at midnight and released at 8am. I wrote my ass off. I was in the creepy basement by myself!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3166/2825101296_90dfcf32f8.jpg

Alpha Echo
10-27-2009, 11:06 PM
Wow. You guys are all from such beautiful places! I have nothing to brag about here. Except that it's home. And where my heart is. :)

Gemnyc
10-27-2009, 11:09 PM
So nostalgic for Budapest now! I went about 4 years ago and just fell in love with all the castles and gothic architecture - great photos.
Here are a few of mine from NYC.
Central Park from the roof of the Met
http://co112w.col112.mail.live.com/att/GetAttachment.aspx?tnail=0&messageId=a846be8d-c32b-11de-ac41-00215ad7dba2&Aux=14|0|8CC254F91A8CC00||
Statue of Liberty after a monster storm
http://co112w.col112.mail.live.com/att/GetAttachment.aspx?tnail=2&messageId=a846be8d-c32b-11de-ac41-00215ad7dba2&Aux=14|0|8CC254F91A8CC00||
Xmas at the stock exchange
http://co112w.col112.mail.live.com/att/GetAttachment.aspx?tnail=1&messageId=a846be8d-c32b-11de-ac41-00215ad7dba2&Aux=14|0|8CC254F91A8CC00||

lucidzfl
10-27-2009, 11:14 PM
Unfortunately, ignore the ugly me person in the pictures... This is my home state..

I don't bother shaving when I go back to Tennessee btw. :D

http://tnh1.businessnetonline.com/pics/travel/tennessee/meonmountain.jpg

http://tnh1.businessnetonline.com/pics/travel/tennessee/meonmountain2.jpg

MacAllister
10-27-2009, 11:22 PM
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/MacAlStone/HPIM0329.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/MacAlStone/HPIM0343.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/MacAlStone/HPIM0344.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/MacAlStone/HPIM0411.jpg

Stew21
10-27-2009, 11:29 PM
the most recent I've taken of home:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/watstew2/barn2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/watstew2/lake2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/watstew2/BlueRock/100_1669.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/watstew2/BlueRock/100_1619.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/watstew2/BlueRock/100_1666.jpg

Stew21
10-27-2009, 11:29 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/watstew2/BlueRock/100_1616.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/watstew2/BlueRock/100_1620.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/watstew2/BlueRock/100_1618.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/watstew2/BlueRock/100_1660.jpg

James81
10-27-2009, 11:38 PM
Summer 2009:
<snip>

Have you ever eaten at Primanti Brothers?

som1luvsmi
10-27-2009, 11:39 PM
Well, the town I live in now is meh, but I've lived in SoCal my entire life. Here's a little taste of what's close by.

10-15 min. away - downtown Long Beach

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k409/som1luvsmi/Long_Beach_CA_at_night.jpg


20 min. - Disneyland

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k409/som1luvsmi/ca_disney_fantasy.jpg


20-30 min.- beaches :)

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k409/som1luvsmi/S6300257.jpg

15-20 min. - Los Angeles

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k409/som1luvsmi/Los_Angeles_skyline.jpg

and one of the greatest things about being here - :D

http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k409/som1luvsmi/in_n_out.jpg

Tink
10-27-2009, 11:54 PM
Here are two of some the crops that are raised around here.
This is one of soybeans being harvested http://www.treehugger.com/20090303-harvesting-soybeans.jpg
and this is one is cotton when it is ready to be harvested...
http://victoriafoulkes.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/100_0154.jpg

Tink
10-28-2009, 12:09 AM
Oh, here's one of a house that I pass on my commute back and forth to work daily.
http://newmadridcountyworks.com/Websites/newmadrid/Images/newmadridsidebar.png
This house belongs to an old farming family that has been around for 100's of years. The house is currently being occupied by one member of the family and her staff. The lady that lives there is in her 80's and is still very active in the community and the family business.
As a child, that house was in walking distance from my grandparents and when I would visit them I would always walk over to the front gates and day dream about what went on in that house and how it would be to live there.

Shadow_Ferret
10-28-2009, 12:28 AM
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/shadow_ferret/MilwaukeeSkyline.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/shadow_ferret/panorama3.jpg

JLCwrites
10-28-2009, 12:49 AM
http://jcaddell.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/wine-creek1.jpg?w=225&h=300 At a campground.

http://jcaddell.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/tree.jpg?w=281&h=374
In my backyard.

Also...
http://www.conrey.net/Portland%20Skyline.jpg
Portland, OR.

Susie
10-28-2009, 01:07 AM
Wow, great pics. Wish I had some pics to share...

maestrowork
10-28-2009, 04:51 AM
15 minutes from my home:

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e138/maestrowork/northpark1.jpg
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e138/maestrowork/northpark2.jpg

backslashbaby
10-28-2009, 04:54 AM
What a wonderful thread!! Freelancer, I lived in a pretty town called Baja in Hungary :) And I lived on Váci utca in Budapest every weekend at the corporate apartment - right across from the St. Stephens statue! I can picture your street exactly. I love Hungary so much and Hungarians more :)


Here is my hometown, where I live now:

We make the wine:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3481/4051652720_5a3b23bcc9_m.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3502/4051652692_130a4aeed8_m.jpg


Then we drink wine here:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2452/4051652584_e992c2f8b9_m.jpg


Maybe see a show:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3519/4050908477_6b66a99ab1_m.jpg

Stroll the Arts District on the weekends:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3480/4051652650_708e167830_m.jpg

See the lights at Christmas:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2529/4051652424_fe6c05f5ec_m.jpg


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2693/4051652332_5e245e670a_m.jpg
[That's the model for the Empire State Building, our RJR building]

We have snow days:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2542/4051652258_712f125fdf_m.jpg

And we like the water:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2478/4051652152_6c80757e28_m.jpg

But our biggest claim to fame is the Reynolds family, whose houses still remain here and there:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2648/4051652092_04d85c6a95_m.jpg

We also have Old Salem, which is a historic Moravian town that you can find on the web. Many of our families still eat Moravian favorites on a regular basis and hang Moravian stars for Christmas :)

rhymegirl
10-28-2009, 05:08 AM
Well, here is nearby Providence:
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j80/rhymegirl/providence.jpg



and here is a nice spot right near my home:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j80/rhymegirl/nature1.jpg

jennontheisland
10-28-2009, 05:09 AM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/51/168323857_33c63b0b82.jpg

http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Original_Photo/2005/02/28/1109609283_0456.gif

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/173/382419212_227aa5d40b.jpg?v=1170847936

Rumour has it, it's summer here sometimes. I think it's just a rumour.

thethinker42
10-28-2009, 05:20 AM
Hometown: (bet you can't guess...)

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i177/thethinker42/juxtap.jpg

Current town: Uruma City, Okinawa

Cape Hedo, north end of Okinawa
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i177/thethinker42/capehedo4.jpg

South end of Okinawa
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i177/thethinker42/coast6.jpg

A town and sugarcane fields...not sure which town, but this is a pretty typical view around the island...
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i177/thethinker42/town2.jpg

Xelebes
10-29-2009, 01:08 AM
Instead of hotlinking a bunch of images of Edmonton, I'll link to a long thread full of Edmonton pictures taken by hobbyist photographers and all that. (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=167863)

jst5150
10-29-2009, 01:40 AM
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs127.snc1/5456_120981318828_751353828_3021091_7096147_n.jpg
Munich, on the walking street
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2677/131/65/751353828/n751353828_2286177_6687064.jpg
Train Station 5 minutes away
http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2677/131/65/751353828/n751353828_2286167_4519339.jpg
Zugspitze out our window
http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v3338/131/65/751353828/n751353828_2417169_6984355.jpg
Nearby kirch
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs012.snc1/2631_83926908828_751353828_2379314_4935697_n.jpg
Local flavor
http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs190.snc1/6376_127031818828_751353828_3129676_7148238_n.jpg
Local people
http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs109.snc1/5090_111956123828_751353828_2842768_7383782_n.jpg
A nearby residence (also the inspiration for the Disney castle)

AnonymousWriter
10-29-2009, 02:51 AM
Wow. You all live in such beautiful places.

Unfortunately I don't really have any pictures of my hometown.

firedrake
10-29-2009, 02:58 AM
This is the heart of the town where I live and work. A teeny bit different than some of the spectacular locations shown on this thread!

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/geeandtee/may52008003.jpg

ad_lucem
10-29-2009, 03:44 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2723/4053643629_eeefe60498_b.jpg

A ghost town turned tourist trap near my house w/ the Superstition Mountains in the back.

Satori1977
10-29-2009, 04:13 AM
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c133/Satori1977/DowntownFortCollins.jpg
Downtown Fort Collins, Colorado

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c133/Satori1977/fort20collins20colorado-22.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c133/Satori1977/RiverFortCollins.jpg

Satori1977
10-29-2009, 04:15 AM
You guys are also live in beautiful places. They're really beautiful.

And I found few more. This is one street above my house, the top of the Castle in a cold foggy winter day. Maybe this is the primary reason why I love fantasy. The district of mine is like a fantasy castle... sometimes with a spooky atmosphere. :D

http://www.sandgrouse-images.com/imgs/news/4934_5789720434a285ec8d41e2.jpg



Love all the pics, but this has got to be my favorite! I love old castles. Very cool

kayleamay
10-29-2009, 05:47 AM
http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/gutcheck/portland.jpg

http://anhedoniapoetry.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/pdx2.jpg

http://www.planetware.com/i/photo/portland-orpl1.jpg

http://thingsaboutportlandthatrule.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/powellsbooks.jpg

http://portlandoctopus.com/files/2008/01/powells.jpg

kayleamay
10-29-2009, 05:53 AM
And I live only a short drive from this...

http://208.56.96.178/images/David%20Jensen/Jensen%20WJG%20Timberline%20Lodge%20Morning%20Mt%2 0Hood%20Cascades%20Oregon%20Cascades%20USA%20print s%20photographs%20colors%20ink%20wsl%20horizontals %20snow%20blue.jpg

and this...

http://www.city-data.com/forum/members/nwkat-343823-albums-oregon-beautiful-pic755-oregon-coast.jpg

kayleamay
10-29-2009, 05:57 AM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kxJenET9ids/Sm9MmSAIk-I/AAAAAAAAB1Q/Y4TL7rkZwXA/s800/keep+portland+weird.jpg