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Old 01-08-2011, 05:14 AM   #106
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I live in the Massif Central.
That place is just ridiculously beautiful.
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:22 AM   #107
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Grace, Are all of those on the Big Island?

I worked at Pohakuloa for three years, and never visited a beach once. "when we have time, that is..." is so true! :sigh:
All but one. The one that's not looks exactly like the beach I do visit, so I am pretending it's the correct beach. No pictures of that beach (it's a private beach). We don't go all that often, but at least we go when we can manage.

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The grass is always greener on the other side of the hedge.........
This is my house, and my street, and I have a mill I can see from our house.
It's just: I can't stand the snow for long........always out on my bike..........
Gorgeous house and area!

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This is the high rise condo I live in. Sure is purty, huh?

WAY bigger than my current house! And look at all those extra stories!
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:03 PM   #108
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:29 PM   #109
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Show off your country, state, province, county, city, town, or what have you...
Thanks for starting this thread. It's interesting seeing where people are from - lots of fabulous photos.

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I was in Limoges once, on my way through the Massif Central. Lovely.
Limoges is our closest international airport, about two hours drive via autoroute.

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That place is just ridiculously beautiful.
My photos (Post #80) really don't do it justice.

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Old 01-08-2011, 05:27 PM   #110
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I was born in the city of Puebla, known as the "Reliquary of America" because its colonial architecture. Its downtown was designated in 1987 as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Additionally, the city is known (at least in Mexico) as the birthplace of "rompope" (an eggnog-like liquor), a big producer of apple cider, and its cuisine.

Downtown at bird's view


Typical street in downtown


Alfeñique house (so called because the facade resembles an almond & sugar candy known as alfeñique)


Cathedral


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Santo Domingo church


Rosario chapel (inside Santo Domingo)

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Old 01-08-2011, 06:12 PM   #111
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That picture of the Rosario Chapel is amazing! It looks almost as thought it it covered in vine leaves or something? Incredible stonework.
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:22 PM   #112
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Beautiful, just beautiful, Falcao!
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:05 PM   #113
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Beautiful, just beautiful, Falcao!
Thanks. I'm always amazed every time I walk in downtown. There are parts of the city where one feels like time-traveling to the 18th century.

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That picture of the Rosario Chapel is amazing! It looks almost as thought it it covered in vine leaves or something? Incredible stonework.
The Rosario chapel was built in 1690 to honor Our Lady of the Rosary. They say it is covered with gold sheets (not sure if this is the correct term in English). I found a very big picture of the inside here.

Another picture of the Rosario chapel


Other nice buildings:

City Hall


San Cristobal church


San Francisco church


Church of the Company [of Jesus]

Outside:


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Two fine churches outside the city

Church of the Virgin de los Remedios in Cholula


Church in the town of Chipilo

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Old 01-09-2011, 05:34 AM   #114
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I'm not from here, but I visited once as a young man. It was one of the most unforgettable events of my life.



I only had a few hours, but I've always wanted to go back as spend a few weeks exploring the place. Does anyone know where this is?

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Old 01-09-2011, 11:05 AM   #115
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[QUOTE=wodin;1323809]I'm not from here, but I visited once as a young man. It was one of the most unforgettable events of my life.

I only had a few hours, but I've always wanted to go back as spend a few weeks exploring the place. Does anyone know where this is?

Thanks for posting! I hail from San Diego, California, but I've been living in this fair city for the past twenty years. Motorcars are no longer allowed on Avenida de la Constitución. Pedestrians, cyclists and our new street car have taken over.


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Old 01-09-2011, 07:56 PM   #116
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I live in a fairly remote, rural part of the Massif Central, in a tiny hamlet comprising just three occupied houses, at an altitude of about 570 metres (1,870 feet) above sea level.
I adore the mountains... If I could, I'd got there every holiday. Not France though, I've never liked France. I prefer Switzerland...

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Mean Very Mean .... Why can't I live somewhere even remotely like that,
Couldn't agree more!

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Yeah, well, keep in mind that none of us are showing pictures of the ugly parts of our cities!
Who cares about cities anyway! The surrounding areas, those I'd move to any time...

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The grass is always greener on the other side of the hedge.........
This is my house, and my street, and I have a mill I can see from our house.
It's just: I can't stand the snow for long........always out on my bike..........

You're mean... Showing pictures of snow and then saying you don't care for it...

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Thanks for posting! I hail from San Diego, California, but I've been living in this fair city for the past twenty years. Motorcars are no longer allowed on Avenida de la Constitución. Pedestrians, cyclists and our new street car have taken over.
I loved San Diego when I was there. I thought it a great city.


Oh, and remember how I love mountains, check the attachments for our view...

(nb, these pictures were taken during last winter, we've not had that much snow this winter yet and probably never will...)
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