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Old 01-06-2011, 05:15 AM   #31
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I'd be crazy within the week if I had to live in a lit town like that... I prefer darkness at night.
That's what sleep masks are for. I've had more than I can count.
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:19 AM   #32
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That's what sleep masks are for. I've had more than I can count.
I've tried sleep masks as well, but I just can't stand to have it on while I'm in bed. Very heavy curtains do the trick as well.

I used to live in the middle of nowhere with my parents, and nights were always really dark. When I first moved to Ghent I couldn't stand the light either, but now I've gotten used to it.
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:26 AM   #33
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I've tried sleep masks as well, but I just can't stand to have it on while I'm in bed. Very heavy curtains do the trick as well.

I used to live in the middle of nowhere with my parents, and nights were always really dark. When I first moved to Ghent I couldn't stand the light either, but now I've gotten used to it.
I've always been a night owl so I had to adjust. Now, I can't sleep unless I have my sleep mask on. I have thermal blackout curtains but I need something laying over my eyelids. As soon as I feel the gentle pressure of the mask, it tells my mind to go to sleep... go to sleep...
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:21 AM   #35
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:24 AM   #36
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I'd be crazy within the week if I had to live in a lit town like that... I prefer darkness at night.
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:32 AM   #37
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It's not only in the house, but also when I step outside (especially when I step outside!). I do that often, actually, stepping outside in the dark, simply to enjoy the darkness...
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:38 AM   #38
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:45 AM   #39
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Where I live isn't as beautiful or impressive as some of those posted already, but here's a couple of pics (first, the old Manor House; second, a local park);





Just up the road is Birmingham, this is where we go shopping;

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Old 01-06-2011, 11:42 AM   #40
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Stone Mountain


Atlanta


The 2008 tornado


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Lake Clara Meer, Piedmont Park


and a little farther afield:
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The 2008 tornado]
I almost put that tornado pic in here, too! That was a scary night, but I think that picture is just amazing. The fact that the photographer just happened to be set up for skyline pictures when it hit was so lucky.
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:21 PM   #42
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this is the ferry I take home from Seattle
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:36 PM   #43
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This is my town Nijmegen.
The mill in the snow is behind our house.
The bridge is over De Waal, a big river which goes to Germany. On both side of it there's a natural park with wild horses and cattle in it.
The first one; the canal is my favorite spot for cycling. I try to cycle there every day for an hour. It's beautiful in all four seasons and calm; only the big boats gliding through.

Daffy Duck: just say the word and I'll go with you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nijmegen

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Old 01-06-2011, 02:38 PM   #44
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It's not only in the house, but also when I step outside (especially when I step outside!). I do that often, actually, stepping outside in the dark, simply to enjoy the darkness...
That's funny because just last night I was thinking that I needed to change the bulbs in the back yard because I love sitting at my desk by the back window at night and looking out into the yard when it's illuminated. I love seeing shadows and palms swaying and just catching some light. It's like watching a tropical fire place.
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Bilbo, the Old Manor House is gorgeous! I would love to walk through the doors and look in side. Did you take that pic?
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