PDA

View Full Version : Your home town



Pages : [1] 2

TF100
2nd January 2010, 02:43
We had a thread like this on the old forum that was nice to read through, it's interesting to find out about towns you've probably never heard of, as a lot of people here don't live in the capital city of their country :D So this thread can be a place to introduce a bit about your home town, whereabouts in the country it is, its landmarks, what there is to do there, and so on...

TF100
2nd January 2010, 02:49
So the place that I've lived for many years now is called Cricklade, and it's located in the south-west of England, near to the border with Wales, and between the big cities Bristol and Oxford. It's in a county called Wiltshire.

Cricklade's a very small town, there's only about 4,000 people living here, but it is actually quite popular with tourists as not only is it located in a very scenic part of the countryside but we also have a very rare flower that grows here more than any other place, called the Snake's Head Fritillary...

https://my.qoop.com/store/Gaia-Images-a540860ddd20bdb5d20c8d1509c9600c9eaa4fe0/Snakes-head-fritillaries-L-jpg-by-Gaia-Images-qpps_423563622120146.LG.jpg

Cricklade is pretty renowned amongst people who are into botany for that reason :lol: other than that, Cricklade is mostly a town that has already peaked :( it was a very important settlement in the first century AD, but ever since then has become more and more marginalised as the towns around it grow and it remains small... At the start of the 1900s, Cricklade had its parliamentary constituency taken away from it, and in the 1970s they closed down our railway station too, so now we are pretty unimportant and cut off! :?

Overall I'd say I like Cricklade but it's not the best place to spend more than a few years in as there's not really that much to do in this part of the country. It's good for a visit if you like places that are quiet and pretty, though :D

94ayd
2nd January 2010, 11:51
I live in Sofia. :roll:

TF100
2nd January 2010, 14:21
I live in Sofia. :roll:

Well you can still tell us some things that are perhaps not so well known to people who don't live there, how do you think it compares to other capital cities, and so on ... :)

Alexu
2nd January 2010, 14:56
My home town is called Onesti, a small city from Bacau county, located in the eastern part of Romania. The city is the home town of Nadia Comaneci and some other Romanian personalities. Onesti is not a big city, but a clean and beautiful one with nice people in it.

http://serv.onesti.ro:7778/pls/portal/docs/1/5013.JPG

http://www.arval-construction.ro/upload/gal.138/308en.jpg

http://www.camerehotel.ro/img/poze/563_onesti.jpg

http://prolibro.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/bibliotecaonesti.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_XJhPkMexX_U/SIOFwRFPdrI/AAAAAAAAAWs/m9zgdl7GRa8/s400/Onesti-martie%2B2008,%2Bcu%2BEmiliana%2B006.jpg

http://www.protoieria-onesti.ro/manastirea_slanic/4.jpg

http://fs.seap.ro/e95523a16243b3de409fbc2281964e28.jpg

http://onestionline.xhost.ro/foto/poze/susss.jpg

No Name
2nd January 2010, 15:38
Currently I'm living in a small city called Hørsholm, with a plain population of roughly 33.000. It's located on the northern part of Zealand, and furthermore it's located with a relative short distance to Copenhagen. It's frequently considered one of Copenhagen's rich suburbs. That's at least how the city is stereotyped.

It's by no means an exciting city, but we've got what is needed in order to call it a city.

Anyway, some pics of the main street of Hørsholm:

http://www.storkbh.dk/images/horsholm_udefra.jpg

http://myldretid.dk/busbilleder3/arriva1435_hoersholmmidtpunkt.jpg


The library:

http://www.folkebiblioteker.dk/horsholm/facade_s.jpg


Our swimming bath:

http://idraetsparken.horsholm.dk/NR/rdonlyres/B676B807-6C9E-4C33-8D88-C9286332FC00/0/Svommehal1.jpg


Our old mill :lol: :

http://www.moellearkivet.dk/images/mills/m21ta.jpg


Oh, and we have a church as well:

http://www.victoriafoto.dk/galleriet/kirker/H9/slides/IMG_2877.jpg

aletem
3rd January 2010, 11:51
In Canada, my home town is called Oshawa. Some people call it like a suburb of Toronto (it is 30 minute drive to a highway), but it has 150,000 people (more than most of the cities in Macedonia :lol: ). There is nothing much to see in this place. Everything looks pretty much the same. If you go there for a first time, you could easily get lost (even with a map). :lol: That is due to the fact there are a lot of houses (many look the same) and there are few tall buildings. The city has an access to lake Ontario. Near the lake, there are many fields for soccer, baseball and rugby (so people can play there for fun, or play in the local leagues).

This is the General Motors Centre. It is a place where hockey games are played (usually local ones or Ontario based league). One of the first games in the arena was between the young squads of Canada and Russia. Some basketball games get to be played there and the arena is also reserved for concerts. This year Akon had a concert there.
http://m2.wnymedia.net/files/2008/04/oshawa615.JPG

Bellow is the library in UOIT (University of Ontario Institute of Technology). Despite a college, Oshawa also has a university. This place is 15 minutes walking distance from my home, though I do not go there. :lol:
http://static.worldarchitecturenews.com/news_images/11234_3_UOIT%20library%20pond.jpg


I also have another home town, Ottawa. :lol: It is the place where I attend university, so being there for four years does make it a second home. And I love the place, because it reminds me of Skopje. :D
As you know, Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. There is a lot of interesting things about Ottawa. It is located in easternmost Ontario and it borders Quebec. There is a suburb of Ottawa that is part of Quebec and it is called Gatineau (though it is counted as a separate city). It is a typical party place for all freshmen (18 year old kids who want to smoke and drink in their first year of college/university :mrgreen: ). Only in Quebec the drinking/smoking limit is 18+, while in the other provinces is 19+.
During the winter (usually January-February), you can skate on the canal. It is one of the biggest naturally frozen skating places in the world. You can also go visit the Parliament Hill, as a nice attraction. Also, close by is the ByWard Market. This place reminds me much of the Market/bazaars in Skopje. :mrgreen: You can buy lot of fruits and vegetables there, honey, there are also stores where you can buy cheese (variety of feta cheese, and many different types of cheese). You can also buy some suveniers over there. Around, there are a lot of cafe's, night clubs, also some strip bars. :mrgreen: Every may, there is a festival going on in Ottawa called "Canadian Tulip Festival". This festival is accompanied by an International Pavillion that features food, culture, arts, music from more than 20 different countries. This festival goes for about 20 days.

Some nice pictures from Ottawa:

This one is the Parliament Hill! :mrgreen:
http://www.cpra.ca/e/events/nat_conference/2007/images/OttawaTourism_ott-changingtheguard_sm.jpg

Here on this picture you can see the Rideau Canal during the winter. A perfect place to skate. :mrgreen:
http://justinmenard.ca/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Skating-on-the-Rideau-Canal.JPG

In Ottawa there is something called O-train. :mrgreen: It goes through 5 stations and it is really nice if you go to university (and live somewhere close to the stations) and you want to skip traffic. This picture is actually shot near by my university.
http://www.railways.incanada.net/candate/OTrain6.JPG

Not to forget, there are 2 universities in Ottawa: Carleton University and University of Ottawa (the latter being larger in terms of more buildings and more students, the first one is much nicer :mrgreen: ). Also there is one college called Algonquin.

The only not so good thing about Ottawa, is the cold weather in the winter. The temperature easily goes bellow -20 Celsius degrees in January and February. Also, Ottawa is a windy place. If sometimes the temperature happens to be -15, it will feel like -30. :? :twisted: The urbanization plan of the city also affects that, as wind prevailance can make you catch a cold.

AlekS
3rd January 2010, 20:18
I live in the Southern Ukraine in Mykolaiv (Russian name: Nickolaev).
Population: 510 000 (more than half of our administrative district, aka "oblast' " :lol: ).
It's situated on 2 rivers that collide and form a bay (half-sea, half-river).
We have: the 2nd biggest aluminia plant in the world
- the biggest European military shooting range (or firing field)
- the biggest granary in the world :shock:
- 1 airport, 1 military airport (and a lot of radars behind the city), 2 sea ports.
- 2 big shipbuilding plants that build ALL types of ships.
- 2 big bridges and few small bridges (incl. for people only).
- 2nd biggest Ukrainian zoo.
- numerous factories and firms obviously, I won't remember them all, lol.


Central area of the city:
http://f.imagehost.org/0202/foto_112.jpg

Southern area:
http://i.imagehost.org/0212/0g.jpg


Climate: usual official highest peaks: +45*C at summer and -25*C at winter (it's already been -23*C 2 weeks ago), sometimes it's hotter or colder (just on few days though). It's windy (kinda usual thing for a city on the bay which is not defended by forests or mountains, I've seen even few little tornadoes (but that's REALLY rare).
1 big earthquake (more than 4 points, Richter scale) per 5 years. Not a dangerous seismic zone like Yalta (Crimea, Ukraine) or Bucharest (Romania) for instance.

http://f.imagehost.org/0386/0d.jpg

http://f.imagehost.org/0899/0f.jpg

Sports: On 2004 Olympics almost half of medalists were born or trained in my city (constantly or temporary) :lol: We have a base for canoe/kayak, yacht-club, boxing base (we've just hosted European Female Boxing Championship in September of 2009), basketball arena, the Central stadium (capacity: 25 000) and 1 smaller stadium, 3 modern swimming pools, 1 skating rink.
Our women's fencing team is the most famous probably. They are current Olympic, World and European champions. The captain of the team was announced the sportsman of the year in Ukraine (2009).
In the building in front me lives former Olympic champion (trampoline), in the other building in front of me the captain of our basketball team.

Right now Central Stadium is on renovation (in order to meet European standards) so this is how it looked before:
http://i.imagehost.org/0090/62_1.jpg


Music: Popular Soviet singer Alexander Serov (Soviet Tom Jones) was born here among with Russian singer Nikolay Troobach, not to mention the 1st Ukrainian rap band, one former singer from VIA-GRA, Gorchitza Live Project band (quite famous Ukrainian electro band that recorded a duo with Apollo 440) , the most famous Russian composers Igor' Krutoy and Konstantin Meladze (who write for almost ALL famous ex-Soviet performers -> from Alla Pugatchova & Sofia Rotaru to VIA-GRA, Ani Lorak and Verka), famous Russian singer Valeriy Meladze studied/worked here.
Kostya Meladze produced 3rd Ukrainain "Star Factory". He composed Russian ESC 2009 entry.
Nastya Kamenskih from Potap & Nastya band has a bf from my city so she visits us quite often, she knows almost everything here, basically it's her 2nd home )))
Another Soviet icon Lyudmila Senchina was born near my city.

http://i.imagehost.org/0086/17620020.jpg

http://i.imagehost.org/0307/18285826.jpg

http://i.imagehost.org/0186/24181486.jpg

Northern bridge:
http://i.imagehost.org/0409/northern_bridge.jpg

http://f.imagehost.org/0854/11279030.jpg http://f.imagehost.org/0790/14489049.jpg

Western bridge:
http://i.imagehost.org/0423/western_bridge.jpg

ithanspain
14th January 2010, 00:48
Here I go ;)

I live in Girona at the north east of Spain at the region of Catalonia and it's the capital of the province (department) of the same name. From the north 95km far from Barcelona. The city should be called officially Girona but you could heard it as Gerona in spanish or Gérone in french. As well Gerunda in latin when was founded by romans.

http://www.imagengratis.org/images/mapvxiw2p.jpg

At 2009 Girona has a population of 96.188 inhabitants with a metropolitan area of more or less 130.000 inhabitants.
It's divided by four rivers, Ter , Güell, Oñar and Galligants.
Girona has a lot of history and settle of a noble city which was an important place for Crown of Aragon which gives it the title of Principality and the Prince of Girona was named to be the Queen of Aragón Crown.

http://images2.hiboox.com/images/0210/bbfad9243a3cae2b9d25b4193d554337.jpg (http://www.hiboox.es/go/imagenes/otros/24604891,bbfad9243a3cae2b9d25b4193d554337.jpg.html )
Houses above Oñar's river.

Nowadays the Prince of Girona is Felipe de Borbón, cause as named for be King of Spain is named for be as well Queen of the Crown of Aragón. Also he is Prince of Asturias for the Crown of Castilie.

One of the main atractions of turists in Girona is The Cathedral of Santa Maria. It's build in gothic estyle and has the significant point that it's nave is the largest in gothic style and the 2nd in all styles after Saint Peter Basilica in Vatican City.

http://images2.hiboox.com/images/0210/572ea6ed60ee7e5a0f692fbfa26f8089.jpg (http://www.hiboox.es/go/imagenes/otros/catedral-girona,572ea6ed60ee7e5a0f692fbfa26f8089.jpg.html) Cathedral of Girona

However overall the the Old Town is the most beautiful parto of the Town. It has some churches moreover than the Cathedral. Like the Church of the Great Heart, Saint Peter of Galligants or Saint Felix that is the collegiate of the Cathedral.

http://images2.hiboox.com/images/0210/b820ebc28a3262dfbc9a9fd3252f6926.jpg (http://www.hiboox.es/go/imagenes/otros/21880563,b820ebc28a3262dfbc9a9fd3252f6926.jpg.html ) Church of the Great Heart

http://images2.hiboox.com/images/0210/c4cc794d717c9bb040cc4a61ab7a1bd4.jpg (http://www.hiboox.es/go/imagenes/otros/galligants,c4cc794d717c9bb040cc4a61ab7a1bd4.jpg.ht ml)The romanic Churhc of Saint Peter of Galligants

http://images2.hiboox.com/images/0210/b4cd6f709fff4ba416d789d4efd643da.jpg (http://www.hiboox.es/go/imagenes/otros/girona-1,b4cd6f709fff4ba416d789d4efd643da.jpg.html) The collegiate of Saint Felix with the Cathedral

Furthermore Girona inside its Old Town has one of the most important Jewish quarters of Europe.

http://images2.hiboox.com/images/0210/3fba57a0807ad9e1be7a3a08aa17808e.jpg (http://www.hiboox.es/go/imagenes/otros/pujada-sant-domenec,3fba57a0807ad9e1be7a3a08aa17808e.jpg.html) Pujada de Sant Doménech, which is the entrance to Jewish Quarter

http://images2.hiboox.com/images/0210/06b7dfc6a944616fcd11b491c44d34f6.jpg (http://www.hiboox.es/go/imagenes/otros/2550493,06b7dfc6a944616fcd11b491c44d34f6.jpg.html) Garden of a Jewish house

http://images2.hiboox.com/images/0210/a39c026e1087a8455e77d8ccbc092435.jpg (http://www.hiboox.es/go/imagenes/otros/8830775,a39c026e1087a8455e77d8ccbc092435.jpg.html) Arabian Baths

Girona has its metropolitan service of Bus. And has its Bus and Train Station at the centre of the city which are in progress of been renovated for the arrive of The High Speed Rail Way (AVE). Also not more than 15km far at the south of Girona is the international Airport of Girona-Costa Brava which conects the region whichs many cities of Europe and north of Africa.

And now some of the modern city. As I think all the capital cities in Spain, Girona has its own University, (Universitat de Girona "UdG")

http://images2.hiboox.com/images/0210/6c04330d3377bdc1f9f023b31e6fa7ab.jpg (http://www.hiboox.es/go/imagenes/otros/47dret,6c04330d3377bdc1f9f023b31e6fa7ab.jpg.html) Scool of Law

http://images2.hiboox.com/images/0210/3bb5c49f719b009a26bd2d63843289e9.jpg (http://www.hiboox.es/go/imagenes/otros/2838237,3bb5c49f719b009a26bd2d63843289e9.jpg.html) A modern building near the train station

http://images2.hiboox.com/images/0210/8a5ae54307b27f36a60df5bd62a2e269.jpg (http://www.hiboox.es/go/imagenes/otros/20097868,8a5ae54307b27f36a60df5bd62a2e269.jpg.html ) Teixidor Fluor Mill seat of the Newspapaer "El Punt"

http://images2.hiboox.com/images/0210/867adc933ce10847c797511acef7dd94.jpg (http://www.hiboox.es/go/imagenes/otros/2417863923-f8a824a6a1,867adc933ce10847c797511acef7dd94.jpg.ht ml)Migdia Park

http://images2.hiboox.com/images/0210/276c122b9e5262cf5b063fda9aaa5e2d.bmp (http://www.hiboox.es/go/imagenes/otros/untitled,276c122b9e5262cf5b063fda9aaa5e2d.bmp.html ) A view of Girona from the south(first the industrial zone)

Finally if you decide to visit Girona here you can see the Airport. Not as big as Barcelona-El Prat but at 2009 has been the 8th Spanish Airport by number of passanger with a total number of 5.300.000 aprox. An it's in constantly construction and renovation cause the number passengers is growing very fast since Ryanair based here.

http://images2.hiboox.com/images/0210/be9a9338fdbd741f1bf597039950faf6.jpg (http://www.hiboox.es/go/imagenes/otros/avc-00134024-1,be9a9338fdbd741f1bf597039950faf6.jpg.html) Air view of Girona-Costa Brava Airport, you can see the work construction usually since many years.

Hope you like it!!! ;)

16th January 2010, 02:16
Manchester :D

Manchester has population of 464200 and was founded in the 1st century by the Romans.
2547700 live in Greater Manchester county.

This is Victoria station which was built in 1839. This is where trains to the Northern suburbs (where i live ;) ) terminate.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5f/Manchester_Victoria_station.jpg/800px-Manchester_Victoria_station.jpg
http://www.lostrailwayswestyorkshire.co.uk/images/misc/Manchester%20Victoria%20L&Y%20map.jpg

Opposite is URBIS (the city life museum), the Cathedral and Cathedral Gardens.
http://www.bdp.com/Global/Projects/Cathedral%20Gardens/7_cath_gdns_night.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/32/60707825_a573bb27ba.jpg?v=0

Then Exchange Square with the Wheel and Triangle Shopping Centre.
http://www.uvns.org/images/ExchangeSquareManchester.jpg

And this is the Post Box that survived the 1999 IRA bomb.
http://moblog.net/media/p/o/s/postboxlocator/manchester-postboxes.jpg

This is the Arndale Centre where I go shopping regularly! :D
http://edsphotoblog.com/wp-content/photos/800px/leopard_premiere_manchester_arndale_uk.jpg

Piccadilly Gardens
http://www.ehsmithmajorprojects.co.uk/dynamic_pictures/overall_development.jpg

And Piccadilly station where the trains to London terminate.
http://www.nemodelling.me.uk/pendolino.JPG

There is also the old Roman area called Castlefield however it is a replica because the orginal one was knocked down in the 1800's :x .
http://s0.geograph.org.uk/photos/12/88/128882_e4bf1098.jpg

In between, there is the Gay Quarter. :D
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3495/3232412984_076374e779.jpg
COULDN'T RESIST!

Beetham Tower.
http://www.skyscrapernews.com/images/pics/132BeethamTowerManchester_pic2.jpg

Albert Square and Town Hall.
http://www.itchyedinburgh.co.uk/media/albertmarket.jpg

St. Peter's Square and City Library.
http://edsphotoblog.com/wp-content/photos/800px/0408_metrolink_saint_peters_square.jpg

Manchester Central.
http://www.ebauk.org/Manchester%20Central%20-%20002.jpg

Concorde G-BOAC @ Manchester Airport.
http://s0.geograph.org.uk/photos/01/15/011563_5d4af318.jpg
http://www.airplane-pictures.net/images/uploaded-images/2008-1/26/9770.jpg

Manchester United FC ;) .
http://www.manchester.com/sport/united/images/old_trafford.jpg

Manchester City FC.
http://m.gmgrd.co.uk/res/382.$plit/C_71_article_1065716_image_list_image_list_item_0_ image.jpg

Salford Quays.
http://www.wayfaring.info/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/manchester_salford_quays.jpg

ithanspain
9th March 2010, 21:54
Yesterday we live in Catalonia (Spain) the most important snow we remember in more than 20 years. It was snowing with a lot of intensity during more than 12 hours. The most important ways to France have been colapsed since this morning and Barcelona road were empty of cars abondoned by after their owners had spend hours in the same postion trying to leave the city.

Here some photos of Girona in white ;)
Probably this photo were taken at the morning or afternoon but it had been snowing until 21:00 hours

Miquel Santaló Square
http://images2.hiboox.com/images/1010/3d3dfd73f6dfe0916443b32ddcfbe6e7.jpg (http://www.hiboox.es/go/imagenes/otros/1268071086175-placa-miquel-santalo,3d3dfd73f6dfe0916443b32ddcfbe6e7.jpg.html)

Rambles of Girona
http://images2.hiboox.com/images/1010/a09594e305a20ab6f789bcdf9be241da.jpg (http://www.hiboox.es/go/imagenes/otros/1268092939527-2,a09594e305a20ab6f789bcdf9be241da.jpg.html)

The stone's bridge at the Old Town of Girona
http://images2.hiboox.com/images/1010/0b05b2977eea7a4369be55c6ee29f099.jpg (http://www.hiboox.es/go/imagenes/otros/1268093725544-3,0b05b2977eea7a4369be55c6ee29f099.jpg.html)

Girona's streets
http://images2.hiboox.com/images/1010/d11a2f51d4f64c3acc7d073d877c7922.jpg (http://www.hiboox.es/go/imagenes/otros/1268092975015-neu-11,d11a2f51d4f64c3acc7d073d877c7922.jpg.html)

Girona inspires me LOVE
http://images2.hiboox.com/images/1010/9eff141c724d0b970c0632e67b2a1082.jpg (http://www.hiboox.es/go/imagenes/otros/1268131686865-1cuore,9eff141c724d0b970c0632e67b2a1082.jpg.html)

Onyar's River and Old Town
http://images2.hiboox.com/images/1010/06742e55603ecb7ea1c4f0364e56652f.jpg (http://www.hiboox.es/go/imagenes/otros/1268132232664-trineus,06742e55603ecb7ea1c4f0364e56652f.jpg.html)

The bikes :lol:
http://images2.hiboox.com/images/1010/d976c1097330e64597c5e9d74c87781e.jpg (http://www.hiboox.es/go/imagenes/otros/1268134030992-21girocleta4,d976c1097330e64597c5e9d74c87781e.jpg. html)

Girona's streets
http://images2.hiboox.com/images/1010/2789c89149c0a0270f04f82cc39e21fa.jpg (http://www.hiboox.es/go/imagenes/otros/1268071227948-joan-maragall,2789c89149c0a0270f04f82cc39e21fa.jpg.html )

A beautiful photo for desktop :P
http://images2.hiboox.com/images/1010/8d3e07eaddfef2e1e616d2a9b6b668ee.jpg (http://www.hiboox.es/go/imagenes/otros/1268146760546-img-0268,8d3e07eaddfef2e1e616d2a9b6b668ee.jpg.html)

Finally a photo of Catalonia snowed by satellite
http://images2.hiboox.com/images/1010/756d08d755a44d867f54ff49e41036f7.jpg (http://www.hiboox.es/go/imagenes/otros/4420206402-3e27acb46c-b,756d08d755a44d867f54ff49e41036f7.jpg.html)

SEE YOU!!!!! ;)

AlekS
9th March 2010, 22:33
^ cool! :mrgreen: :)
seeing such weather in Catalonia, in March is definitely outstanding :D
We're having snow too here on the South, it's -10*C currently ))) probably the same amount though it's considered a small amount here. I like snow :D

Matt
9th March 2010, 22:39
A few pictures from Orlando, FL

http://www.travelbrook.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/orlando_florida_skyline.bmp
This is Lake Eola. YOu can find me there at least 3 times a week jogging my ass of. IT's a beautiful place though.


http://www.central-florida-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/universal-city-walk-orlando3.jpg
This is City Walk which is part of Universal Studios. That's where you go if you want to hit the bars and just have a good time.


http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/orlando-city-guide-ga-12d.jpg
Downtown Disney is always a good place to go, I especially recommend cirque du soleil.

Those are some of my favorite places in orlando.

ithanspain
9th March 2010, 22:46
^ cool! :mrgreen: :)
seeing such weather in Catalonia, in March is definitely outstanding :D
We're having snow too here on the South, it's -10*C currently ))) probably the same amount though it's considered a small amount here. I like snow :D

^I like snow too, but when all streets are empty of snow, schools have to close. When the snow brokes 32 towers of electricity and people have beeing more than 36 hours without electricity and mobile phones doesn't go well. I couldn't fund my mum :(
Yesterday my mum go to work at the school but after a few hours she came back home, after she arrived the road for she arrived get colapsed of snow and cars and was closed.
Yesterday and today all schools have beeing closed and my mum also hasn't work :mrgreen: .

I get in panic when after 10 hours of snowing it seemed that it won't change it. We all know this is nothing according what snows in eastern and northern countries but here we are not prepared to it.
We don't have many snowplow. For example 100 members of militay force have arrived to help us.

Blush
10th March 2010, 09:35
A little town in Transilvania

-the name of the city come from an ancient word "dava" meaning "fortress"
- it was a Dacian fortress in ancient times,called Dacidava
-The Fortress is located on a top of a volcanic hill
-the home of Romania's national women gymnastics training centre, "Cetate Deva"



http://www.castles.org/castles/Europe/Central_Europe/Hungary/Deva%20Citadel/deva01.jpg

http://www.castles.org/castles/Europe/Central_Europe/Hungary/Deva%20Citadel/deva02.jpg

http://u1.ipernity.com/5/20/98/4522098.5b12adda.500.jpg

http://www.hotelqueen.ro/deva%20m.jpg
http://www.daikinromania.ro/personal/salaDEVA.jp.jpg
http://www.revistafelicia.ro/uploads/modules/news/1002651/1002651_poza_1188781314.jpg

http://www.calificativ.ro/_files/Image/news//6942500_01-14254.jpg
http://u1.ipernity.com/5/20/94/4522094.1f42f6a9.560.jpg
http://www.sips.ro/prefectura/fileadmin/poze/dev.jpg

LadyKiller
10th March 2010, 20:16
Here are some photos of Thessaloniki. It's not my home town but it's the city I currently live in.
Thessaloniki is the second largest Greek city and the capital of the region of Macedonia. It is sometimes referred as co-capital (if there is such a term) of Greece. This "honour" was attributed due to the important role the city held as part of the Byzantine Empire. This is the reason for the numerous Byzantine monuments that can be found across the city. The population, including the suburbs, reaches 1.000.000. The city was founded around 315 BC by Kassandros, King of Macedon. He was married to the sister of Alexander the Great, Thessaloniki, so he named the city after her (how romantic.. :mrgreen: ).


The most distinctive monument of Thessaloniki is the not so white "White Tower". Actually it used to be a jail during the Ottoman rule but when we got control of the city again in early 20th century, we washed it white.

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/2817/whitetowerthessaloniki2.jpg (http://img189.imageshack.us/i/whitetowerthessaloniki2.jpg/)
http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/7470/dsc055191111.jpg (http://img169.imageshack.us/i/dsc055191111.jpg/)http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/8232/salonika.jpg (http://img687.imageshack.us/i/salonika.jpg/)


Another important monument is the statue of Alexander the Great:
http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/2109/p144.jpg (http://img169.imageshack.us/i/p144.jpg/)


This is an aerial view of the most important square of the city, Aristotle Square:
http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/8950/thessaloniki2.jpg (http://img532.imageshack.us/i/thessaloniki2.jpg/)
The square inspired a great Absolut ad:

http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/300/absolutthessaloniki.jpg (http://img691.imageshack.us/i/absolutthessaloniki.jpg/)

The motto of the city is "Halara" which means smoothly. People here in Thessaloniki have their own way of dealing with things, they are usually relaxed and cool. If they feel like it, they grab a frappe' (iced coffee) and go by the seaside to have some precious smooth moments 8-) (or sometimes hours :mrgreen: ) This is one of the reasons I love this city. I put my sneakers on, I take my ipod and off to the seaside. It is about 2 hours of "smooth" walk to go from one part to the other or 1 hour of jogging if you prefer. Sometimes in the evening my friends and I grab a couple of beers and sit by the seaside talking by the hours "philosophizing" about life and love.

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/8582/16176thessalonikiquayat.jpg (http://img717.imageshack.us/i/16176thessalonikiquayat.jpg/)
http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/9571/img5006bfiltered.jpg (http://img534.imageshack.us/i/img5006bfiltered.jpg/)


All the above monuments and many more can be seen by simply crossing the seaside.

Finally, here are some aerial photos of the city:
http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/1988/thessaloniki.jpg (http://img519.imageshack.us/i/thessaloniki.jpg/)
http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/7989/salonica3.jpg (http://img83.imageshack.us/i/salonica3.jpg/)

There are hundreds of songs written for this city, more than any other greek city. I hope I have given you an idea about why this is happening.

Blush
11th March 2010, 08:24
Salonic is indeed a nice city. We went in Greece 2 years ago on holiday and visited Thessaloniki too. We were all like " ok ,im going to move here". very nice !!

LadyKiller
11th March 2010, 10:10
Salonic is indeed a nice city. We went in Greece 2 years ago on holiday and visited Thessaloniki too. We were all like " ok ,im going to move here". very nice !!

Ha! This is exactly what I said when I visited Bra?ov a couple of years ago. I've only said this for Bra?ov and Edinburgh. I also have a feeling that I am going to say this for Bruges which i plan to visit. As you can understand, Thessaloniki is indeed a beautiful city but I'd prefer a town or at least a smaller city to live in. :)

imno12u
11th March 2010, 18:14
I have been to Greece many times and always find something new. Such a fascinating and beautiful country

LadyKiller
11th March 2010, 22:21
^ Thank you for your kind words.:)
Why don't you tell us something about Birmingham? It's more interesting to find out things about a place from someone who lives there than seeking information on the internet.

imno12u
12th March 2010, 19:42
^ Thank you for your kind words.:)
Why don't you tell us something about Birmingham? It's more interesting to find out things about a place from someone who lives there than seeking information on the internet.

There are a few interesting things I could tell you about Birmingham, actually.

Birmingham has a long industrial history (which led to nicknames like "Workshop of the World" and "City of a Thousand Trades") but most of the factories have closed down now and been converted into trendy apartments for young professionals. Oh, and the Bullring- one of the biggest shopping malls in Europe!

But it isnt all apartments, shopping malls etc. In fact, Birmingham has more parkland and open spaces than any other city in Britain- which I think brighten the place up a bit.

What I personally love about Birmingham, though, is its music scene. My favourite band of all time- Duran Duran- are from Birmingham. Birmingham is also the birthplace of heavy metal- Judas Priest, Black Sabbath and Magnum are all from around here.

PashonFrut
12th March 2010, 20:00
You guys come from really cool places! :P

Ladykiller, your town seems very dreamy! I should visit it when I'm in Greece!

I really like this picture:

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/9571/img5006bfiltered.jpg

94ayd
12th March 2010, 20:54
This place was featured in a clip by a Bulgarian singer - Kameliya, though it's sort of a duet between her and a Greek male singer - Sakis Kukos.

You can watch the music video here: [youtube:3ruqahut]TzmGbCDXOFQ[/youtube:3ruqahut]
I don't think I saw it when I visited Thessaloniki, though. :(

PashonFrut
12th March 2010, 22:03
The umbrella design is very nice, I haven't seen anything like it before. It looks even cooler in the video posted by 94ayd! :P Let's visit Saloniki! :mrgreen:

btw I'm wondering how it looks like when it's actually raining.

LadyKiller
13th March 2010, 03:06
The umbrella design is very nice, I haven't seen anything like it before. It looks even cooler in the video posted by 94ayd! :P Let's visit Saloniki! :mrgreen:

btw I'm wondering how it looks like when it's actually raining.

I guess you should visit and find out! I couldn't find a raining pic though so here's a sunset one:

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/9852/377330195a8b3637ad3.jpg (http://img85.imageshack.us/i/377330195a8b3637ad3.jpg/)

@ 94ayd

I am sorry you couldn't find the umbrellas. They are about 15-20 minutes walking by the seaside from the White Tower to the south. This is the place I make the longest stops. In the summer evenings there's usually a guy that plays the clarinet a la Woody Allen so it's really hard for me not to stop at least for an hour. It's really a very enchanting place.

alca
13th March 2010, 10:44
They are about 15-20 minutes walking by the seaside from the White Tower to the south.

:shock: Are you kidding? It doesn't take more than 10 minutes! ;) :P

alca
13th March 2010, 11:19
My hometown is Drama. It's about 1 hour and 30 minutes away from Thessaloniki. :) Our population is about 45.000 to 50.000 people.
Drama has excellent water resources and may well owe its name to Hydrama (Hydro, Greek: having to do with water) a town which it is believed stood on the same site in ancient times. In the Roman era, Drama was known as Dravescus (?????????), and was a trade center and military camp on the Roman Via Egnatia. Since the Middle Ages it has been known as ????? in Greek and ????? in Bulgarian.
In 1912 during the First Balkan War, Drama was taken from the Ottomans by Bulgarian troops; Subsequently, in 1913 as a result of the Treaty of Bucharest, following the Second Balkan War, it was incorporated into Greece along with the rest of eastern Macedonia and Western Thrace. Drama was occupied by Bulgarian troops from 1941 to 1944 during World War II.

^Just a small copy-paste from wikipedia^ :P

This is the train station
http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs277.snc1/10419_178283199313_178252049313_3683427_762187_n.j pg

Some photos of the waters of Agia Varvara (Santa Barbara). This is the most beautiful place in Drama. It's in the center of Drama and it's perfect for the summer coz it's pretty cool there because of the waters. In fact Agia Varvara has been voted as one of the 50 most beautiful parks in the world!
http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs277.snc1/10419_178297059313_178252049313_3683577_5821696_n. jpg
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs257.snc1/10419_178297064313_178252049313_3683578_6585937_n. jpg
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs277.snc1/10419_178297074313_178252049313_3683580_3405531_n. jpg
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs017.snc3/12432_187295749313_178252049313_3763268_7715718_n. jpg
http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs037.snc3/12432_187295774313_178252049313_3763272_8357704_n. jpg
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs017.snc3/12432_187502184313_178252049313_3765525_2737865_n. jpg
http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs017.snc3/12432_187502189313_178252049313_3765526_5463346_n. jpg
http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs226.snc1/7319_1265267393918_1296771369_791396_4948597_n.jpg
http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v234/132/43/1174339103/n1174339103_49790_1985.jpg

Panoramical photos of Drama
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs206.snc1/7319_1265268673950_1296771369_791401_458878_n.jpg
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs206.snc1/7319_1265264593848_1296771369_791392_6035866_n.jpg

Drama also has one of the biggest ski centers in Greece. Here are some photos of Falakro mountain. Falakro means bald and it's got its name because there are almost no trees on top of the mountain and that makes it perfect for skiing, snowboarding etc. :) Falakro is about 45 minutes away from Drama.
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs098.snc3/16552_1265677082981_1261388553_1152320_3916876_n.j pg
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs098.snc3/16552_1265678323012_1261388553_1152321_2554351_n.j pg
http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs040.snc3/12741_1226740502987_1063260970_30735984_1156078_n. jpg
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs040.snc3/12741_1226740582989_1063260970_30735986_6503594_n. jpg

There many more beautiful places to be seen but I posted quite many photos. :mrgreen:

94ayd
13th March 2010, 12:27
It's cute. :D

PS Well, if it was just me and my parents, we would've probably checked out every monument but it was a chaotic trip with the class and we had very limited time since we were only passing by.

LadyKiller
13th March 2010, 13:43
They are about 15-20 minutes walking by the seaside from the White Tower to the south.

:shock: Are you kidding? It doesn't take more than 10 minutes! ;) :P

Did you try it "halara"? Hahaha! It always takes me 20 minutes! :mrgreen:

Drama huh?
The last time I've been to Drama I went to bouzoukia (I can't remember the name of the place). Katerina Stanisi was "performing"!!! :lol:

alca
13th March 2010, 14:13
Did you try it "halara"? Hahaha! It always takes me 20 minutes! :mrgreen:

Hahaha OK Pass! You are right on this! ;)


Drama huh?
The last time I've been to Drama I went to bouzoukia (I can't remember the name of the place). Katerina Stanisi was "performing"!!! :lol:

Try to visit us at Christmas! ;) ;) ;)

Anjeza
13th March 2010, 16:44
I'll show you some photos from Berlin. It's not my home town but I moved to Berlin for studies.

Berlin is the German capital and located in the Northeast of Germany. The city was first documented in the 13th century and has had the status of a capital (of several kingdoms, empires and republics) from 1701 until nowadays. Currently Berlin has a population of 3,431,700 among them 470,051 residents of foreign nationality, originating from 195 different countries.

The probably most famous landmark is the Brandenburg Gate. It's a former city gate (actually the only remaining one) and became the main venue for the 20th anniversary celebrations of the fall of the Berlin Wall or "Festival of Freedom" on the evening of 9 November 2009.

http://www.dortmund-airport.de/uploads/pics/125-06_brandenburger-tor-at.jpg

Another famous sight is the Fernsehturm (also called "Telespargel" by many inhabitants - actually the inhabitants love to create nicknames for their sights) which is the highest building in Germany. The tower contains a visitor platform and a rotating restaurant in the middle of the sphere. The visitor platform is at a height of about 204 m (669 ft) above the ground and visibility can reach 42 km (26 miles) on a clear day. The restaurant, which rotates once every 30 minutes, is a few metres above the visitors platform.

http://www.ki-smile.de/kismile/media/images/original/fernsehturm1_q.jpg

But Berlin not only consists of buildings, in fact Berlin is said to be a rather green city. The biggest park is the so called Tiergarten in the middle of Berlin with 210 hectares. In summer many inhabitants use the Tiergarten for recreation so you can see a lot of people sunbathing, playing games and even having a barbecue.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/08/Berlin_Tiergarten_Siegess%C3%A4ule_Luftansicht.jpg

And now in random order some more pictures:
The Chancellor's Office
http://berlintheresa.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/bundeskanzleramt.jpg

The Reichstag, building of the German parliament
http://majaberlin.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/reichstag.jpg

Gendarmenmarkt, a place in Berlin with cathedral and concert hall
http://www.berlin.citysam.de/fotos-berlin/berlin/gendarmenmarkt/gendarmenmarkt-93.jpg

The new Central Station
http://stadt.cityreview.de/images/fotos/c8/c81e72.jpg

Reminder of the Berlin wall (these plaques show the former run of the wall)
http://www.startblog-f.de/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/mauer-plakette-8199.jpg

Olympic Stadium
http://www.startblog-f.de/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/olympiastadion-berlin-laeuft.jpg

LadyKiller
14th March 2010, 14:12
Berlin is awesome. At times I get angry with myself for not having visited this city yet.
I guess stuying in Berlin would be a great experience. Lucky you Anjeza! :)

Matt
14th March 2010, 16:31
I'm a Hamburger ;) but I love Berlin. It's just an exciting city. I'm mighty jealous, I will go back next year for my Eurotrip

94ayd
14th March 2010, 16:34
^
http://www.foodfacts.info/blog/uploaded_images/tall-hamburger.jpg
:lol:

alca
14th March 2010, 17:30
Hahahahahhahahahahhahaha :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

wittgenstein
14th March 2010, 17:36
I LOVE BERLIN!

Anjeza
14th March 2010, 17:53
I LOVE BERLIN!

xthank

And :lol: :lol: :lol: to the picture 94 posted :mrgreen:

imno12u
14th March 2010, 19:20
I went to Germany in late November- Aachen. Nice city, good christmas market

PashonFrut
15th March 2010, 01:50
xrofl3 xrofl3 xrofl3 xrofl3 xrofl3

Blush
15th March 2010, 13:24
http://api.ning.com/files/N4f3qhJzamDe6Ld9hPgFQNBpGUu*Jjh6Qjmm*QUf290_/1113592.a6cdedcb.500.jpg
http://u1.ipernity.com/3/35/89/1113589.dcf39b47.500.jpg
http://www.ici.ro/romania/images/turism/hd-deva-cetate.jpg
http://florinoancea.ro/florin/deva/06.jpg
http://florinoancea.ro/florin/deva/13.jpg
http://florinoancea.ro/florin/deva/27.jpg
http://florinoancea.ro/florin/deva/18.jpg

aletem
15th March 2010, 13:32
@94ayd
That is more of a cheeseburger, than a hamburger. :mrgreen: :lol: But it really looks nice!! I'm hungry now! :lol: I would eat that hamburger or cheeseburger in Berlin. :P Looks like a nice place to me.... to eat of-course! :mrgreen: :lol:

EvNickGR
15th March 2010, 15:20
I live in ???????(Chalkida) capital of the Evia island! It's 1 hour away from Athens by car!The population is 70.000 people in Chalkida and 200.000 whole of Evia!

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/evia.gif

Wiki: Euboea (Evia) (Greek: ??????, Évia; Ancient Greek:'Eúboia') is the second largest Greek island in area and population, after Crete. It is separated from the mainland of Greece by the narrow Euripus Strait. In general outline it is a long and narrow, seahorse-shaped island; it is about 150 km (90 miles) long, and varies in breadth from 50 km (30 miles) to 6 km (4 miles). Its general direction is from northwest to southeast, and it is traversed throughout its length by a mountain range, which forms part of the chain that bounds Thessaly on the east, and is continued south of Euboea in the lofty islands of Andros, Tinos and Mykonos.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/central_evia_chalkida1-2.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/pic03-1.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/hara.jpg

?he bridge which connects Evia island to mainland (Beotia)

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/xalkida_bridge.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/4323825734_6070d9ffb7.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/4323819336_45d30f0d1c.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/380783439_8eb8afcd83.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/3665740989_76065db44b.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/3325314678_45c9a1d22d.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/3194841908_e287d6000c.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/2007-camping-evia.jpg

And some beaches:

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/2226135976_ff305fe602.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/3987813268_3e036454bc.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/41194-0001.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/chiliadou_beach_evia_greece_photo_g.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/3923079942_b752dc5003.jpg

Byeeeeeeeeeee :P

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/1591062223_5d82237d77.jpg

PashonFrut
15th March 2010, 19:18
@EvNick


I envy youuuuuu :shock: No wonder you're never grumpy ... that place is what I call a paradise :o

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/3987813268_3e036454bc.jpg

droooooooooooooooooooooolz

samy2010
17th March 2010, 22:09
Here is the Ordu (Turkey);

http://www.iyi-resimler.com/data/media/119/ordu_resimleri_2.jpg

http://www.1resimler.com/data/media/757/ordu-gece-manzarasi.jpg

http://www.karadeniz53.com/ordu/image/ordu3.jpg

http://www.resimler.net/albums/turkiye/Ordu/doga/normal_ordu_countryside_05.jpg

http://www.9sn.net/resim/Ordu-Cambasi-Yaylasi.jpg

and this city is famous with its Nut Gardens ;

http://www.agaclar.net/galeri/displayimage.php?imageid=19108

alca
18th March 2010, 01:12
^ Oh my God!! I love the last pic!!! I wanna walk there!! :D :D :D

vatroslav_cro
18th March 2010, 19:36
OK.

My city is called Virovitica, a small country-place, with city status, which is situated in the north of Croatia, approximately 16 km from hungarian border. The number of inhabitants is 22.618 (2001 est.) It is the seat of Virovitica - podravina county. There is some industry (food factory and furniture production), some handicrafts etc....but for more details, you can approach this:

http://www.city-travel-guide.co.uk/trav ... guide.html (http://www.city-travel-guide.co.uk/travel-guide/virovitica-travel-guide.html)

Here you can find everything you want (about my city) :)!

Photos of Virovitica:)

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&r ... CA8QsAQwAA (http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&rlz=1R2GGLL_en&oq=&gs_rfai=&q=photos+of+virovitica&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=UWSiS4-lDdjfsAbzyoTWCA&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CA8QsAQwAA)

Enjoy!:)

samy2010
24th March 2010, 22:09
^ Oh my God!! I love the last pic!!! I wanna walk there!! :D :D :D

It's hard to walk there.. Because there's a lot of poisonous snake in the nut gardens :cry:

No Name
25th March 2010, 23:41
Nice pics!

I love Berlin! I went there with my schoolclass a few years ago. Those pictures admittedly brought back a lot of memories. Great city! :D

alca
26th March 2010, 01:45
^ Oh my God!! I love the last pic!!! I wanna walk there!! :D :D :D

It's hard to walk there.. Because there's a lot of poisonous snake in the nut gardens :cry:

OK I changed my mind! :lol: But really it's so cool! :)

ithanspain
27th March 2010, 12:48
?he bridge which connects Evia island to mainland (Beotia)

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/xalkida_bridge.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/4323825734_6070d9ffb7.jpg

And some beaches:

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/3987813268_3e036454bc.jpg

Byeeeeeeeeeee :P

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/1591062223_5d82237d77.jpg


I think Greece is the most beautiful mediterranean and european country or are at least one of them.
For sure someday I will come there. ;)

DIFF
27th March 2010, 15:04
K???. ?YIV. KIEV. KIEW. ????
A fine city ;)

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/1615/n1343826750303469896695.jpg

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/1250/n1343826750303469756594.jpg

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/5158/n1343826750303469602578.jpg

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/7104/n1343826750303470013990.jpg

EvNickGR
28th March 2010, 23:33
?he bridge which connects Evia island to mainland (Beotia)

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/xalkida_bridge.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/4323825734_6070d9ffb7.jpg

And some beaches:

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/3987813268_3e036454bc.jpg

Byeeeeeeeeeee :P

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/nick14_014/1591062223_5d82237d77.jpg


I think Greece is the most beautiful mediterranean and european country or are at least one of them.
For sure someday I will come there. ;)

Thank you, i believe it too. :)

merve1886
19th May 2010, 11:39
^ Oh my God!! I love the last pic!!! I wanna walk there!! :D :D :D

It's hard to walk there.. Because there's a lot of poisonous snake in the nut gardens :cry:
Come on! It's not that many. I mean I can't bear seeing a snake in TV but I walk in the nut gardens and I've just seen two snakes in like 10 summers.

merve1886
19th May 2010, 12:56
Ünye is a sweet, little town in Ordu.
http://www.karalahana.com/karadeniz/images/unye-gezisi.jpg

http://www.unyecimento.com.tr/images/fabrikalar/unye/gorseller/01.jpg

That's a village in Ünye, Ordu.All the green areas you see are mostly hazelnut gardens.I took the pictures from the windows of my grandparent's house.
http://i45.tinypic.com/oihq44.jpg

The house you see in the picture is the second nearest house to the house that I took the pictures from :)
http://i47.tinypic.com/nlxz6w.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/30uvalj.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/2n21vsi.jpg

The photos below are taken by me from a hill in Ordu city center called Boztepe.

http://i45.tinypic.com/nnwheb.jpg

http://i47.tinypic.com/33k3vy9.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/25arrpz.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/fllik8.jpg

A funny one :D :lol:
http://i49.tinypic.com/2nron6o.jpg

me and Ordu :)
http://i50.tinypic.com/kd3g5y.jpg

Scooby
19th May 2010, 14:58
I think Greece is the most beautiful mediterranean and european country or are at least one of them.
For sure someday I will come there. ;)

Indeed, I have been a few times and I am delighted with Greece. If you want good entertainment, I highly recommend the island of Mykonos!!

Deltage
27th May 2010, 09:57
My city, Tallinn:
http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/2303/sailingintotallinn.jpg
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/2766/stockphotopro893023pkwf.jpg
http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/3728/t2portoftallinn.jpg

The Town Hall Square
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/9821/raekoda.jpg
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/3710/tallinn.jpg

St. Olaf's Church
http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/4356/oleviste3.jpg

Linnahall (a concert and sports arena)
http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/3850/4772522525e149d7526.jpg
http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/8955/linnahall.gif
http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/662/linnahall.jpg

Saku Suurhall (where we hosted Eurovision)
http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/9858/sakusuurhall300.jpg

The TV Tower
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/6599/121135.jpg

Toompea Castle and the Parliament building
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/191/tallinn5toompeacastle.jpg
http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/2339/144486980blukinfs.jpg
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/4734/2883561921e75e2c715.jpg

Tornimäe Towers:
http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/7126/dsc5515suur.jpg

MyHeartIsYours
27th May 2010, 10:14
^ Tallinn looks very beautiful :D

PoppySnuggleGlass
27th May 2010, 13:28
My Lord, you people are so lucky to live in gorgeous places.
Drama, Ordu, Chalkida, Girona and Tallinn all look amazing!
And obviously, Berlin kicks serious posterior. I’ve been there a few times and love it!

Manchester is altogether less scenic. More industrial with red brick buildings, I guess it's because it's the world’s first industrial city. Which I suppose is something to be proud of... :?

It can looks pretty decent... on certain days... When the sun is shining... Which rarely happens... :|

http://www.webbaviation.co.uk/manchester/town-hall-m9195.jpg

It's not as nice as where my fiancé comes from, Keswick in the Lake District.
http://www.visitcumbria.com/simon/keswick-8265b.jpg

MyHeartIsYours
27th May 2010, 13:33
My city too :D :D

Also been to Keswick! :D It was pouring there though :cry:

PoppySnuggleGlass
27th May 2010, 13:37
My city too :D :D
*high-five for a fellow Mancunian!*


Also been to Keswick! :D It was pouring there though :cry:
Sounds about right lol!

MyHeartIsYours
27th May 2010, 13:41
*high-five* :D :D :D

My place is Oldham though :cry:
Considerably more depressing than the city centre! :lol:

dogmeat
28th May 2010, 13:36
-

MyHeartIsYours
28th May 2010, 13:37
^ I think the last picture is good! Shows that you have lots of industry :D

94ayd
28th May 2010, 20:34
The first picture reminded me of Iceland centuries ago (Reykjavik). :lol:

Deltage
28th May 2010, 22:15
LOL, that old picture inspired me and I tried to find some old pictures of Tallinn. Although there is not that much difference since Tallinn has been around since the Middle Ages. And then there are some newer pictures of the medieval old town.

(Tallinn's old name was Reval)
http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/7728/revalimjahre1630.png
http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/1183/84564t44hd22c.jpg
http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/8392/800pxrevalgeneralview18.jpg
http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/323/76999562.jpg

http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/5115/003aalresized.jpg

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/6049/tallinn1.jpg
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/1594/tallinnoldtown.jpg
http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/9253/tallinnoldtowntoompea.jpg

94ayd
28th May 2010, 22:40
Oh, my God! It's gorgeous! Some photos reminded me of Austria/Switzerland. :lol: I guess I'm not that good at architecture from time to time. :lol:

Deltage
28th May 2010, 22:50
I'm guessing that's not wrong because Tallinn (and Estonia) was under the rule of Germans in the middle ages and I've seen some German old towns, the architecture is really similar. So there might be similarities with Austria and Switzerland as well.

MyHeartIsYours
29th May 2010, 01:16
Oldham, Greater Manchester :D

Town Centre from the air
http://www.oldham.gov.uk/print/view_to_civic_centre.jpg

Chadderton Town Hall
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/74/Chadderton_Town_Hall.jpg

Alexandra Park
http://s0.geograph.org.uk/photos/69/29/692939_de8a8a33.jpg

Hartshead Pike
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3213/2375381044_414a5b268b.jpg

Scout Moor Wind Farm
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/87/Scout_Moor_Wind_Farm_at_Sunset.jpg

Uppermill Viaduct
http://www.therailwaycentre.com/NewSite%20POD%202009/POD10-03-09.jpg

Park Bridge Ironworks
http://s0.geograph.org.uk/photos/71/19/711926_4649803f.jpg

Gallery Oldham
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2053/1638989165_381c41228c.jpg?v=0

LadyKiller
2nd June 2010, 17:31
:o

Tallinn is awesome. Estonia must definitely win ESC soon. Great opportunity to visit the city. ;)

Maleandro
9th June 2010, 19:31
-

ParadiseES
10th June 2010, 00:37
As the song says: Sevilla has a special colour :mrgreen:

I love it 8-)

[youtube:15va0m1r]E19owSLrZVw[/youtube:15va0m1r]

Maleandro
10th June 2010, 12:51
-

wittgenstein
12th June 2010, 14:48
the name of my hometown actually means underwear in swedish :D

don't have any pics now though...

strajker
15th July 2010, 01:39
Subotica, Serbia:

http://www.twilight-serbia.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Trip-to-Subotica.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2368/2469218172_dd52dc82a8.jpg

http://iguide.travel/photos/Subotica-1.jpg

http://eastwesttours.rs/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/palic02.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/1e/Prozivka_North.jpg/200px-Prozivka_North.jpg

and a tiger from the zoo :D

http://www.subotica.com/photo/_ph/2009/03/47334/_images/img_SUBOTICAcom_30Mar09_ZoovrtPalic_651244.jpg

goktengri
15th July 2010, 02:31
-tr Fatih is the heart of Istanbul.Here are some pics:

http://www.gaxxi.com/dipdalga/istanbul/gorsel/dosya/1157986669emin01.jpg

Walls of Constantinople:

http://www.fatihli.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/topkapi-fatih-700x600.jpg
http://www.fatih.bel.tr/images/editor_resimleri/yedikule_surlari.JPG

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/9946/fatihkonum11fy2.jpg

http://www.bizimmotokurye.com.tr/kurye_resimleri/istanbul-kurye-925.jpg

Historia Shopping Center:
http://www.timeturk.com/images/news/16786.jpg

Istanbul is good...

http://www.istanbul.com/Rep/Avatar/633850675882525940fe9ccda9a6f340079601b5df875dbce9 .jpg

Kristi
15th July 2010, 15:02
::al Tirana,Albania ::al
Tirana by Satellite
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f7/Tirana_SPOT_1040.jpg
Tirana from Dajti Mountain
http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/143659.jpg
Downtown
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs374.snc3/23970_348686520324_64185785324_5242232_5496526_n.j pg
One of the main boulevards
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs553.snc3/30257_104082289639380_100001128298870_39834_244068 3_n.jpg
Snowy Tirana
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs511.ash1/30157_104999136214362_100001128298870_47889_870699 _n.jpg
Tirana 1967
http://alphistia.com/tiranaair2.jpg
Tirana Opera
http://ic2.pbase.com/o5/90/140690/1/68497844.0S6qmkvs.Albania2006_PICT3950.JPG
Lana river
http://farm4.hv-static.flickr.com/3240/2709994772_d598dacb16.jpg
Tirana Downtown:"Skanderbeg Square"
http://farm4.hv-static.flickr.com/3137/2709164381_543e600963.jpg
Twin Towers
http://farm4.hv-static.flickr.com/3040/2709164413_a7bcb17043.jpg
Orthodox Cathedral(Being Built)
http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/4195/dsc6026u.jpg
Old Stone Bridge,"Tabakëve Bridge"
http://www.tirana360.com/images/ura-e-tabakeve.jpg
The Clock Tower
http://www.galsh.com/albums/userpics/normal_Kulla_e_Sahatit.jpg
Parliament
http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/14673900.jpg
Parliament Offices
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3545/3328753875_9a49046824.jpg
Downtown,"Skanderbeg Square"
http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/14673979.jpg
Main Boulevard
http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/14663570.jpg
Main Boulevard
http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/14663512.jpg
Tirana University
http://arkivi.peshkupauje.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/400px-universiteti_i_tiranes.jpg

94ayd
16th July 2010, 00:22
It would've been nice to see some mosque, too. I'm sure you've got to have at least some really beautiful one. ;) I'm really happy to see Tirana's so bright and welcoming. :mrgreen:

MyHeartIsYours
16th July 2010, 00:25
Tirana and Istanbul both look amazing :mrgreen:

Kristi
16th July 2010, 00:30
Here's the only beautiful mosque we've got.Its one of the very few old ones in Albania,because all of them were destroyed during the communist period.This one wasn't as it was in the center of the city.All the others,(few others) were built after 1990.Here's though:The "Et'hem Bey Mosque".
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/45/154907518_93cb7fdd42.jpg

MyHeartIsYours
16th July 2010, 00:35
That is a very beautiful building. Tirana has really impressed me coz it doesnt look like a Communist wasteland like I thought it would be like. :oops:
I sure want to go there some day. 8-)

Kristi
16th July 2010, 00:38
^You should come.Tirana has also a great nightlife 8-)

94ayd
16th July 2010, 00:38
Yeah, it looks cool! Every city that anyone has showed me has amazed me. :mrgreen:

DominikS
17th July 2010, 17:00
My home town is Starogard Gda?ski, in northern Poland. It is approximately 50km away from the voivodeship capital Gdansk. The town has a population of just below 50,000, but before the 1950s it was just a few thousand. The town boomed when industry started here, and the town is still very industrious, but now, much of the industry is high-tech, and the biggest provider of jobs is the pharmaceutical company Polpharma. Because of this late boom and industry, it's not the prettiest town in Poland, but it does have some nice sights!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/Map_-_PL_-_powiat_starogardzki_-_Starogard_Gdanski.PNG

Starogard is the capital city of the ethnic region of Kociwie, which has it's own culture and dialect:

http://kociewiacy.pl/main/images/stories/Image/2009/mapka-.jpg

Starogard also has a very successful basketball team:

http://www.ultrasport.pl/files/Image/art_oryg/ultrasport_4664.jpg

http://www.miasto-starogard-gdanski.com/1.jpg

http://www.wieze.republika.pl/images/StarogardGdanski_Kocborowo_TP_1.JPG

http://images31.fotosik.pl/106/353e1424aeadb4c8med.jpg

http://x.garnek.pl/ga2995/31f1e567b2b8cba7994696a3/starogard_gd.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a271/PeZook/SDnet%20world/polpharma-ref.jpg

There also are many forests and lakes in the region:

http://www.atolagro.pl/mbukow/9659.jpg

MyHeartIsYours
18th July 2010, 00:36
I never knew you were Polish Dominik! Anyway, your town is very beautiful. I dont think it's ugly at all! :D

Milos-BC
18th July 2010, 13:30
My place is called Bela Crkva. It is a small town in Vojvodina, Serbia, right next to the border with Romania. Even though it has only around 5 000 inhabitants, it's very famous in Serbia because of 7 lakes that bring tourists every summer, and for various other manifestations taking part in summer.

So, here we go

The logo of Bela Crkva

http://www.ngw.nl/int/yug/images/belacrkv.jpg

One of the biggest streets in Bela Crkva

http://www.kudazavikend.com/files/362/normal/bela_crkva_101.jpg

"The main lake" which brings the most tourists( I also go on this one :mrgreen: )

http://www.vojvodinaonline.com/slike/db_img/Belocrkvanska_jezera_bc1v.jpg

Panorama of Bela Crkva from above

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v778/208/85/1584291448/n1584291448_29618_3024.jpg

One of the hotels

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs094.snc1/4688_1049468609894_1621094186_135175_7358064_n.jpg

One of the biggest manifestations in Bela Crkva is "karneval cve?a" (carnival of flowers), and one pic of it (also the main street of Bela Crkva)

http://image24.webshots.com/565/6/60/96/2036660960051603972CAOxFZ_ph.jpg

mojca
19th July 2010, 12:43
I live in a small city in the Northern Slovenia, called Mežica:) It's very peaceful and green, but also a bit boring sometimes:D
xcheer

94ayd
19th July 2010, 12:48
Slovenia?! Get outta here! Love that place! You gotta show us some photos, for sure! :mrgreen:

ParadiseES
19th July 2010, 14:08
-es Zaragoza
http://www2.luventicus.org/mapas/espanaprovincias/zaragoza.gif

http://cuatrotipos.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/zaragoza.jpg
http://languages.oberlin.edu/hisp205_09/beck/files/2009/05/zaragoza-church-500.jpg
http://termometroturistico.es/files/2008/05/zaragoza.jpg
http://www.tuvie.com/wp-content/uploads/zaragoza-bridge-pavilion-by-zaha-hadid1.jpg
http://www.hotelesconjacuzzi.es/Aragon/imagenes/melia-zaragoza.jpg
http://www.3viajesaldia.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/zaragoza.jpg
http://www.pasapues.es/aragonesasi/sanz/zaragoza03.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Ts1Bx1Tdwxk/S54tyMd-rUI/AAAAAAAAAVI/e2XFK9GFfZE/s400/lonja-de-zaragoza.jpg
http://www.venere.com/img/hotel/5/8/3/1/211385/image_hotel_exterior_outside_1.jpg
http://termometroturistico.es/files/2008/03/construccion-expo-zaragoza.jpg
http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/3804/zaragoza.jpg
http://anayet.org/weblog/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/zaragoza-puente-del-tercer-milenio.jpg
http://imagenes.acambiode.com/empresas/6/0/2/5/60252100072268544950576968494551/productos/Edificio%20Plaza%20Espa%C3%B1a%204%20,%20Zaragoza% 20Capital.JPG
http://termometroturistico.es/files/2009/07/zaragoza2.jpg
http://www.centraldereservas.com/hotel/imagenes//7/30527-large_fachadagh01.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/174/422309403_fe1b343d6d.jpg
http://www.lazapatilla.com/viajes/resources/europa/espana/zaragoza/zaragoza5.jpg
http://www.pasapues.es/aragonesasi/zaragoza/zaragoza/larrinaga.jpg
http://rlv.zcache.com/zaragoza_spain_postcard-p239265817133038770qibm_400.jpg
http://www.ruraliberica.com/archivo/fotos/zaragoza001.jpg
http://fotos.euroresidentes.com/fotos/aragon/zaragoza/images/Zaragoza%20(03).jpg
http://primo.com.es/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/01-03-2009-bicentenario-de-los-sitios-de-zaragoza_251.jpg
http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/09/d1/cb/central-market-100-m.jpg
http://www.spain.info/export/sites/spain-info/ven/grandes-ciudades/zaragoza/Galeria_imagenes_Zaragoza/dp_zaragoza_dg_im_04.jpg
http://www.absolutzaragoza.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/palacio-de-congresos-zaragoza.jpg
http://www.castillodeloarre.org/zaragoza/Zaragoza%20G08.jpg
http://arquitecturas.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/expo_inaugura20080614elpepucul_9.jpg

mojca
22nd July 2010, 10:06
Here are some pics of my hometown Mežica:
http://www.koroska.si/obcine/mezica.jpg
http://www.vecer.com/blog/podatki/2008/12/11/2008121114340592-37-83-10-0-300.jpg
http://www.mezica.si/dokumenti/objave/Predstavitev_1.jpg

And here is the picture of Kralj Matjaž (The King Matjaž):
http://www.gore-ljudje.net/objave/pikon/IMG_2420.jpg

He is a legendary hero and he is asleep in the mountain Peca. People believe, when his beard grows nine times around the stone table, he shall awake and bring a golden era to Slovenes. I find the story very interesting, and he is also a tourist attraction:)

The mountrain Peca in about 2125 m heigh peack in Karawanken:

http://www.alpikor.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/peca1.jpg

So this is my home city;)

mojca
22nd July 2010, 10:09
94ayd, in September I'll move to Ljubljana as I wll study there:) If you need any information of if you have any questions, feel free to ask me ;)

mojca
22nd July 2010, 10:10
94ayd, in September I'll move to Ljubljana as I wll study there:) If you need any information of if you have any questions, feel free to ask me ;)

Milos-BC
22nd July 2010, 11:25
This looks really great :D

94ayd
22nd July 2010, 12:26
You can show us pictures, I hope you'll be taking photos. There's a chace I'll visit Ljubljana in the beginning of September for some hours or a day but not sure yet. :mrgreen:

goktengri
22nd July 2010, 17:01
It's a great place ! I'll visit Mezica one day.

mojca
22nd July 2010, 17:15
My town is very peaceful and green, but sometimes is sooo boring:) You simply cant do anything, except from walking:P

vatroslav_cro
22nd July 2010, 22:29
My town is very peaceful and green, but sometimes is sooo boring:) You simply cant do anything, except from walking:P

Haha Mojca! ;) Well, same here, more - less! :D I will post some pics of my town, now I have no motive for that, since they arrange the city centre..... 8-)

ParadiseES
2nd August 2010, 15:27
Here is a video of the little village where my family has its origin. It's very little (hardly 400 people living there) and it was shown on TVE news and I was like OMG :shock:

http://www.rtve.es/mediateca/videos/20100730/verano-sobre-todo-agosto-miles-pueblos-reviven/841458.shtml?s1=noticias

AlekS
2nd August 2010, 16:05
Here is a video of the little village where my family has its origin. It's very little (hardly 400 people living there) and it was shown on TVE news and I was like OMG :shock:

http://www.rtve.es/mediateca/videos/20100730/verano-sobre-todo-agosto-miles-pueblos-reviven/841458.shtml?s1=noticias
zomg, sooooo sweet :) so little and so developed :D
me wantz dat pool! :shock: :mrgreen:

ParadiseES
2nd August 2010, 16:21
Well I forgot to say... the bench in the end of the video where there are two old men, that's my house!!!!!! I have a bench in the façade where everyone goes to sit :mrgreen:

AlekS
2nd August 2010, 17:18
Well I forgot to say... the bench in the end of the video where there are two old men, that's my house!!!!!! I have a bench in the façade where everyone goes to sit :mrgreen:
I noticed it because of the wall (I'm gonna buy ceramic tile (it will be Czech or Spanish) for my bath so noticing different designs became an instinct :lol: ).

Interrail
2nd August 2010, 19:43
Paradise, your parent's village looks beautiful! :D 8-)

ParadiseES
2nd August 2010, 20:24
Thanks :D

So I'll maybe post some pics I have from there though I'm a teenager in them 8-) :lol:

AlekS
2nd August 2010, 21:03
^ pliz? :D

MyHeartIsYours
2nd August 2010, 22:35
Your village is really beautiful Pablo! :D
And yes I wanna see you as a horny teenager too!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Interrail
2nd August 2010, 22:59
I join calls up for those teenage photos :D 8-)

ParadiseES
3rd August 2010, 02:01
Here you have then. This is from 2004..... :oops:

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/5046/eaau.jpg

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/6112/kosu2004.jpg

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/4731/92677044.jpg

http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/5812/enelpuenteciko.jpg

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/6965/todsrocadecerca.jpg

http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/9734/naturaleza.jpg

Yes, I used to have blonde lights in my teenage years... :oops: :lol:

MyHeartIsYours
3rd August 2010, 02:03
Woooo u were soooo cute!!! xheart

Dont like the second one though... smoking :evil: :evil: :evil: :lol:

ParadiseES
3rd August 2010, 02:06
Thanks :oops:

Though I don't agree. I never liked how I looked by then and I like more how I look now than before.....
ANd don't worry. I left smoking in march. I still don't know how I could cause I used to smoke a lot, but now I'm officially ex-smoker :D

MyHeartIsYours
3rd August 2010, 02:09
Good boy stopping that bad habit xkiss xkiss xkiss

Milos-BC
3rd August 2010, 10:05
Great pics Pablo :D

Interrail
3rd August 2010, 11:16
Aww, adorable pics :mrgreen:
I like the one with cig, too :oops: :P

MyHeartIsYours
3rd August 2010, 12:50
I like the one with cig, too :oops: :P
No, you shouldnt! :evil: :lol:
Although he does look hot on it. :oops: :oops: :oops:

ParadiseES
3rd August 2010, 12:58
All of you stooooop eeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!
make me blush :oops: :P

AlekS
3rd August 2010, 15:47
Perfect! http://www.liveinternet.ru/images/brandnewsmilies/clapping.gif http://www.liveinternet.ru/images/brandnewsmilies/give_rose.gif http://www.liveinternet.ru/images/brandnewsmilies/give_heart.gif

vatroslav_cro
3rd August 2010, 16:16
All of you stooooop eeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!
make me blush

it is not "stooooooooooooooop eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet" but "stooooooooooooooop IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT"..wrong spelling :lol: :mrgreen: :D

nice pictures indeed....you have a nice place and surrounding, gosh my sucks..... :oops:

aha, btw: really cool and smart decision to quit smoking 8-) ;)

Interrail
3rd August 2010, 20:07
I like the one with cig, too :oops: :P
No, you shouldnt! :evil: :lol:
Although he does look hot on it. :oops: :oops: :oops:

Exactly 8-)

Israeliboy
6th August 2010, 08:42
My city: Modi'in (Israel)

Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut (Hebrew: ??????????-??????????-???????) is a city in the Center District of Israel, it is located roughly halfway between Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv. It was formed in 2003 by the merger of Modi'in and Maccabim-Re'ut in 2003. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics the city's 2009 population was 73,000.[1]

According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, the City is rated at level 8 out of 10 on the scale of socio-economic development, with a high proportion of high school graduation, 76.5% (2006–07), and an average monthly income of 9,659 NIS, compared to a national average of 7,466 (2006).

http://torahalive.com/Modiin39.jpg

http://torahalive.com/Modiin38.jpg

http://www.bloomhousing.com/buchmanairw.jpg

http://www.freeisraelphotos.com/pictures/2/58/free_israel_photos_places_modiin_640.jpg

http://www.modiin.muni.il/ModiinWebSite/GlobalImages/02102010010515571602.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_YSzaApm07BY/STgP8yOrQ_I/AAAAAAAAAhU/ruoT8S4oNuk/s400/IMG_0689.JPG

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/he/9/9e/Reut_ariel.jpg

http://img284.imageshack.us/img284/186/modiin29cn.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/Shimsoni%2C_Modi%27in_at_night.jpg

In winter:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ec/Levona_street.JPG/450px-Levona_street.JPG

The sports club:
http://www.holmesplace.co.il/download/gallery/440.jpg

The city's central park:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b2/Parkannabe007.jpg/800px-Parkannabe007.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Parkannabe001.jpg/800px-Parkannabe001.jpg

The city's mall:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a7/Modnall021.jpg/800px-Modnall021.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3393/3198232706_7aeecb1c20.jpg

http://www.aisrael.org/_Uploads/27171Azrieli(1).jpg

The train station:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/07/ModBahn062.jpg/800px-ModBahn062.jpg

http://www.type34.info/temp/Railways/23.3.2009/mini-DSC00163.JPG

The wood near the city:

http://www.kkl.org.il/kkl/hebrew/nosim_ikaryim/yeharot/parkimveyearot/center/benshemenpic5.jpg

http://www.greenwin.kkl.org.il/Media/Gallery/KKL/canuka%20ben%20shemen%20forest287.JPG

The roads to my city:
http://archive.scoop.co.il/images/post_images/14597366794991a9e15a87e7.21516538.jpg

MyHeartIsYours
6th August 2010, 10:40
OMG your town is very beautiful Adir! :D :D It is not surprising coz I always think Israel looks amazing! :mrgreen:

Israeliboy
6th August 2010, 10:47
OMG your town is very beautiful Adir! :D :D It is not surprising coz I always think Israel looks amazing! :mrgreen:

Thanks a lot 8-)

Turkish97
6th August 2010, 11:10
My city: Istanbul (Turkey)

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/7995/istanbull.jpg

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/1246/leventistanbul.jpg

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/1571/dsadac.jpg

http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/3253/taksim.jpg

http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/2523/istanbulkizkulesi.jpg

http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/6659/istanbultopkapisarayi.jpg

http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/1918/taksim4.jpg

goktengri
6th August 2010, 13:42
Where is your place batu ?

Turkish97
6th August 2010, 13:52
Where is your place batu ?
I'm sitting of the district have no photo :D

Interrail
6th August 2010, 16:35
Yeah, Adir's place looks really great, I'd like to live there. :D

Israeliboy
6th August 2010, 16:59
Yeah, Adir's place looks really great, I'd like to live there. :D

Thanks :D , you welcome to live here ;)

vatroslav_cro
6th August 2010, 22:32
My city: Modi'in (Israel)

Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut (Hebrew: ??????????-??????????-???????) is a city in the Center District of Israel, it is located roughly halfway between Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv. It was formed in 2003 by the merger of Modi'in and Maccabim-Re'ut in 2003. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics the city's 2009 population was 73,000.[1]

According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, the City is rated at level 8 out of 10 on the scale of socio-economic development, with a high proportion of high school graduation, 76.5% (2006–07), and an average monthly income of 9,659 NIS, compared to a national average of 7,466 (2006).

woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow Adir! So lovely city, arranged, clear, large streets.....you also have nice trains:) :mrgreen: I would like such ones here :twisted: ....tell me, in what part of Israel is your city situated and how many time you need to travel to your capital (by train for example)?

Israeliboy
6th August 2010, 22:35
My city: Modi'in (Israel)

Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut (Hebrew: ??????????-??????????-???????) is a city in the Center District of Israel, it is located roughly halfway between Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv. It was formed in 2003 by the merger of Modi'in and Maccabim-Re'ut in 2003. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics the city's 2009 population was 73,000.[1]

According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, the City is rated at level 8 out of 10 on the scale of socio-economic development, with a high proportion of high school graduation, 76.5% (2006–07), and an average monthly income of 9,659 NIS, compared to a national average of 7,466 (2006).

woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow Adir! So lovely city, arranged, clear, large streets.....you also have nice trains:) :mrgreen: I would like such ones here :twisted: ....tell me, in what part of Israel is your city situated and how many time you need to travel to your capital (by train for example)?

Mhhh Ok, my city is located between Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. by driving it's 25 minutes to both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. You can't travel direct to Jerusalem by the train, first you need to take train to Tel Aviv and from there you can find trains to Jerusalem.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b3/Tel-aviv_area.svg/250px-Tel-aviv_area.svg.png

vatroslav_cro
6th August 2010, 22:49
And I see the railway tracks are not electrified there?

Ok thank you very much! :lol: :mrgreen:

Israeliboy
7th August 2010, 08:57
And I see the railway tracks are not electrified there?

Ok thank you very much! :lol: :mrgreen:

No, if I remember well, in Summer it will cause a lot of problems! But it's still fast and great :) .
The problem is that they stop for half a minute and then countinue lol :lol: They make me run like crazy, it seems like I'm in middle of any action movie :lol:

http://www.nrg.co.il/images//archive/300x225/752/210.jpg

vatroslav_cro
7th August 2010, 12:39
The problem is that they stop for half a minute and then countinue lol They make me run like crazy, it seems like I'm in middle of any action movie

Same here hehe...we have no electrified railways here as well (here where I live) but they also stop for half minute or one minute eventually....I don't travel by train so often but I know it very well!:) 8-)

Israeliboy
7th August 2010, 12:49
The problem is that they stop for half a minute and then countinue lol They make me run like crazy, it seems like I'm in middle of any action movie

Same here hehe...we have no electrified railways here as well (here where I live) but they also stop for half minute or one minute eventually....I don't travel by train so often but I know it very well!:) 8-)

I travel with train every day :(

This is my station, where I stop everyday, it's middle of Tel Aviv
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/66/Tel_Aviv_Shalom_Railway_Station_01.jpg/250px-Tel_Aviv_Shalom_Railway_Station_01.jpg

vatroslav_cro
7th August 2010, 13:06
vatroslav_cro wrote:
Israeliboy wrote:
The problem is that they stop for half a minute and then countinue lol They make me run like crazy, it seems like I'm in middle of any action movie

Same here hehe...we have no electrified railways here as well (here where I live) but they also stop for half minute or one minute eventually....I don't travel by train so often but I know it very well!:)

I travel with train every day

Wow, great:)! This is the main railway station in Zagreb (no purpose for showing "my station" I mean the station of my town, you don't want to see it :mrgreen: :shock: , believe me), so:

http://i35.tinypic.com/sv798y.jpg

http://i34.tinypic.com/x80b9.jpg

http://i36.tinypic.com/e8lk7q.jpg

http://i38.tinypic.com/25zifev.jpg


ok maybe we are out of topic now, but...whatever :mrgreen: Zagreb is my capital so....

DominikS
7th August 2010, 16:54
In my home town in Poland we have awful trains... just like nearly everywhere in Poland. The only good train lines are Warsaw-Kraków-Katowice and Warsaw-Lodz where they match their western rivals 8-)

The newest trains running in Starogard are probably from the 1930s. It takes like 2 hours to get to Gdansk which is 60km away and only 40 minutes away by car. It's only useful when there's traffic, really.

Israeliboy
7th August 2010, 17:05
I visited Poland 2 years ago :) Landed in Katowice and then visitKrakow, Lodz, Kielce, Warsaw, Gdnask and other cities around. I like Poland, it's beautiful country 8-)

94ayd
7th August 2010, 21:34
Don't say that! Travelling by train is such a pleasure even if it's the older ones. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT! :mrgreen:

lucian-crusher
7th August 2010, 22:16
Don't say that! Travelling by train is such a pleasure even if it's the older ones. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT! :mrgreen:

+1

In Bucharest we have an urban train that goes from the East Train Station (Obor) to the Main Train Staion (Noth Train Station). Sometimes in spring, when I have nothing else to do I just go with the urban train :lol: :lol:

Anjeza
7th August 2010, 22:37
Don't say that! Travelling by train is such a pleasure even if it's the older ones. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT! :mrgreen:

+1

In Bucharest we have an urban train that goes from the East Train Station (Obor) to the Main Train Staion (Noth Train Station). Sometimes in spring, when I have nothing else to do I just go with the urban train :lol: :lol:

Reminds me of a ride I did with some friends here in Berlin. There are two lines which form the circle line (one line drives clockwise, the other one anticlockwise) around the city center and we got on one train, drove clockwise around the city center, changed the train at the station we started and drove anticlockwise then... also a funny way to spend the afternoon :lol:

MyHeartIsYours
8th August 2010, 00:50
UK trains are the best :mrgreen: Especially the tilting Virgin Pendolino trains on the London-North West-Scotland route :D :D
http://www.halcrow.com/Global/Images/rail/virgin_pendolino_high_speed_tilting_train_512.jpg
http://eisenbahn.egghof.com/virgin-pendolino-class-390.jpg

94ayd
8th August 2010, 11:01
So cool! When I'm bored, I could use the metro line we have until now (14 stations, I believe) and travel from one end of the city to the other and then get off at the centre. I don't live in some suburbs. :lol: In a couple of years (3-4) there should be a whole new line and some stops added to the current one. :mrgreen:

MyHeartIsYours
8th August 2010, 14:35
The Manchester Metrolink is being extended to right near my house... it's due for opening next year (sad though coz it replaced the old train line :cry:). Originally there were going to be 5 new massive lines open in 2004/5 but due to funding problems and delayed decisions at first there will only be 3 of the lines with bits shaved off them. The full planned network should be open by 2016 though I think.

Cooler
10th August 2010, 13:48
I live in Visoko, a little city 30 kilometars from Sarajevo. I hope someone has heard of the pyramids can be found here (and maybe someone came to see). Otherwise I was born in Zagreb, but I study in Sarajevo. :) Well, the Vsisoko is a small town, there are no landmarks, except the pyramids. Recently, the visit was fair, then it is a carousel, racing cars ... Luna Park.

MyHeartIsYours
10th August 2010, 13:51
I have seen pictures of the pyramids. Nowadays they look like hills because of the trees but on old photos you can tell they are pyramids.
Also your town is very beautiful. I would love to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina. :D

Cooler
10th August 2010, 13:56
I have seen pictures of the pyramids. Nowadays they look like hills because of the trees but on old photos you can tell they are pyramids.
Also your town is very beautiful. I would love to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina. :D

Some people says that there aren't any pyramids, but I believe that there are. :) Recently, lake has been found on the top of one pyramid. Actually, there are three pyramids - pyramid of Sun, pyramid of Moon and pyramid of Dragon (I don't know does this last really here...) You live in Manchester. So cool! Bosnia isn't nothing special, UK's totally better. Hehe :D BTW, do you like my signature, people? :)

MyHeartIsYours
10th August 2010, 14:08
I believe they are pyramids certainly! There have been archaeological digs and you can quite clearly see they are man-made.
Believe me, UK is not so cool when you live here! :lol: Actually certain places are cool but not where I live. London is totally cool though. You gotta go there! 8-) 8-)

Your signature is hot! :mrgreen:
Shame I am gay. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Cooler
10th August 2010, 14:16
I believe they are pyramids certainly! There have been archaeological digs and you can quite clearly see they are man-made.
Believe me, UK is not so cool when you live here! :lol: Actually certain places are cool but not where I live. London is totally cool though. You gotta go there! 8-) 8-)

Your signature is hot! :mrgreen:
Shame I am gay. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Oh, it's so far away. :cry:

Britney's my best singer, I had to put this picture here 8-)

MyHeartIsYours
10th August 2010, 14:17
I love Britney too!! xheart
Hit Me Baby One More Time and Piece Of Me are the best!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Israeliboy
10th August 2010, 15:00
I love Britney too!! xheart
Hit Me Baby One More Time and Piece Of Me are the best!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

My loneliness is killing me (and I) I must confess 8-)

ParadiseES
10th August 2010, 15:29
I don't like Britney too much, but HIT ME BABY ONE MORE TIME is a super cool and epic track xwoo

AlekS
10th August 2010, 16:23
oh :?

Interrail
18th August 2010, 01:24
-----

ParadiseES
18th August 2010, 01:29
Water melons :twisted:

Interrail
18th August 2010, 01:38
^ lol :twisted: What about it?? :lol:

MyHeartIsYours
18th August 2010, 01:52
Your town looks really nice Interrail :D

Interrail
18th August 2010, 12:12
Thanks Adam;)

Milos-BC
18th August 2010, 18:56
^^ This is the only place I visited from all cities mentioned so far :lol: (surprised, huh?)

jasminemark
13th September 2010, 13:09
I am living in India and its a very beatiful country. You may see many type of culture in India and surely everyone enjoy to visit India.

goktengri
13th September 2010, 14:27
I am living in India and its a very beatiful country. You may see many type of culture in India and surely everyone enjoy to visit India.

Yeh India is great ;)

MyHeartIsYours
13th September 2010, 19:21
I am living in India and its a very beatiful country. You may see many type of culture in India and surely everyone enjoy to visit India.

To me India is one of those dream destinations that would just be out-of-this world to go to :D.

Milos-BC
14th September 2010, 10:37
I am living in India and its a very beatiful country. You may see many type of culture in India and surely everyone enjoy to visit India.

I sure would :D I always liked India, and thought of it as a very exotic place :)

Scooby
15th September 2010, 01:38
I would love to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina. :D

Wohooo you are welcomed Adam to be my special guest ;)

Pyramids in Bosnia are just a myth!!! Silliness and sheer fabrication!!!!

Britney is a bi**h :twisted:

@ Interrail: You did great jobs, good pics ;) Uslikaj kontejner ispred svoje zgrade i na njemu napiši svoje inicijale da te ljudi mogu naći lakše ;) zezancija, ne zameri

MyHeartIsYours
15th September 2010, 02:26
Yes please Scooby!!! :mrgreen:

No Name
19th September 2010, 13:42
Adam, I'd just add that I'm heading to Manchester with my class in march 2011. I might meet you :mrgreen:
Although not being much of a Manchester United-fan (I'm a Liverpooler :p) I must admit that I'm highly looking forward to visit theatre of dream. It's gonna be awesome.

MyHeartIsYours
19th September 2010, 13:59
Omg so cool!!! :mrgreen:
I hope you love my city!!! :D It really is great, except the weather, so if you go and expect it to rain all the time then you wont be let down! :lol: I have never been inside the stadium myself so you will have to tell me if it's worth going :oops: :lol:.

Solaris
30th October 2010, 20:56
My home town - Opole - city in south-west part of Poland

http://www.zgapa.pl/zgapedia/data_pictures/_uploads_wiki_mini_300x00/o/Opole_Mapa.PNG

Some pictures...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ec/Opolska_Wenecja_noc%C4%851.jpg/800px-Opolska_Wenecja_noc%C4%851.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/45/PL_Opole_Krak.JPG/800px-PL_Opole_Krak.JPG

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/18/Solaris_Center_-_main_entrance.jpg/752px-Solaris_Center_-_main_entrance.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cf/PL_Opole_Filharmonia.JPG/800px-PL_Opole_Filharmonia.JPG

http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/9067/p10009971eg7.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4d/Oppeln_-_Altstadt.jpg/800px-Oppeln_-_Altstadt.jpg

http://m.onet.pl/_m/b2c5021472f4425db2f4b8450255f690,21,1.jpg

94ayd
30th October 2010, 21:40
Why is it so amazing... :lol:

MyHeartIsYours
31st October 2010, 01:59
Poland looks great as usual... I hope to be going sometime next year! :D

Israeliboy
4th November 2010, 21:06
It looks great. I was in Poland in 2008 and visited many places, especially Lodz and Manufaktura shopping mall ;) which is amazing one.
I liked Poland.

Solaris
10th November 2010, 19:44
I was in Poland in 2008
- Yes I know, I saw the picture :D

Israeliboy
23rd November 2010, 19:41
This is the city where I spent my weekend

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4b/Rosh_HaAyin.jpg

It's located in the center of Israel, in the far background you can see Tel Aviv :)

ronny1988
25th November 2010, 22:13
I live in VIENNA in Austria! There many historical Buildings.

map:
http://www.climate-zone.com/img/austria/map.gif


Castle 'Schloss Schönbrunn':
http://www.t2austria.com/includes/images/country_pic1.jpg


Parliament:
http://cache.virtualtourist.com/4106723-Parliament_Building-Vienna.jpg

Christmasmarket in front of the Rathaus:
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/1286/15329266.jpg

http://fotowettbewerb.hispeed.ch/original/207758/wiener_rathaus/wien_rathaus_wien_bei_nacht.jpg

Rathaus:
http://www.georgstach.de/fotos/wien2005/wien0106.jpg

Austria-Center (UNO) Kaisermühlen, Vienna International Center (VIG):
http://de.academic.ru/pictures/dewiki/86/Vereinte_Nationen_in_Wien.jpg

http://www.promedianews.de/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/licht/business-sales/grandma2-im-austria-center-vienna-acv/austria-center-vienna/austria-center-vienna-bei-nacht/38675-1-ger-DE/Austria-Center-Vienna-bei-Nacht.jpg

Gasometer Simmering:
http://www.openaircinema.us/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/photo-vienna-p-086.2.jpg

Stephansdom:
http://www.shs-schaerding.eduhi.at/images/Projekte/wien-woche-nov05/stephansdom_70h.jpg

http://viennasapartments.com/images/vienna-skyline.jpg


http://img.fotocommunity.com/Oesterreich/Wien/Vienna-skyline-III-a18280760.jpg

Burgtheater:
http://www.airporttaxi-kolar.at/Bilder/Wien/Burgtheater/109_0922.JPG

Donauturm:
http://www.airporttaxi-kolar.at/Bilder/Wien/Donauturm/Donauturm040.JPG

Hofburg:
http://www.airporttaxi-kolar.at/Bilder/Wien/Hofburg/Hofburg.JPG

Johann Strauß Denkmal, Stadtpark:
http://www.55plus-magazin.net/uploads/johann-strauss-denkmal.jpg

http://www.andreaskantorei-obertuerkheim.de/bildergalerie/2002-1/slides/73-10.2002%20wien%20-%20johann%20strauss%20denkmal.jpg

Urania:
http://www.airporttaxi-kolar.at/Bilder/Wien/Urania/Urania005.JPG

Volkstheater:
http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/38/59/6c/vienna-volkstheater-26.jpg

Votivkirche:
http://www.airporttaxi-kolar.at/Bilder/Wien/Votivkirche/Votivkirche.JPG

Riesenrad Prater:
http://www.reiseinformation.co.at/pictures/file_1159359276-f7482a74ed94b85f2d8cd97038ad742e.jpg

and me as Soccerholic also want to show you the 3 biggest Football Stadiums of Vienna... ;)

Ernst Happel Stadion (National Stadium, EURO Final 2008):
http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/6339/ernsthappelstadion31024.jpg

Franz Horr Stadion (FK Austria Wien):
http://www.stadionwelt.de/sw_stadien/images/news/1263991644.jpg

http://www.fussballvirus.at/fotos/fotos2008/dezember/derby%20horr%2007%2012%2008/Gr%F6%DFen%E4nderungSSA41612.JPG

http://images.derstandard.at/2009/08/31/1250723012995.jpg

http://www.stadionwelt.de/sw_stadien/fotos/stadionlisten/oesterreich/franz_horr_stadion/120.jpg

Gerhard Hanappi Stadion (SK Rapid Wien):
http://www.stadionwelt.de/sw_stadien/images/news/1239708774.jpg

http://www.stadionwelt.de/sw_stadien/fotos/stadionlisten/oesterreich/gerhard_hanappi_stadion/350.jpg

http://www.stadionwelt.de/sw_stadien/fotos/stadionlisten/oesterreich/gerhard_hanappi_stadion/IMGP1612.jpg

goktengri
25th November 2010, 22:28
Uhh Vienna, this wonderful city could be ours in the past :lol:

Just kidding, You live in a really beautiful city, Ronny :) First there are great a culture and historical stuffs as you said.

ronny1988
25th November 2010, 22:43
Just kidding, You live in a really beautiful city, Ronny :) First there are great a culture and historical stuffs as you said.yeah. i love it here =) it's really nice here. we have also districts with more Green and Parks. in the Centre there are many tourists in summer, very stressful. ^^

goktengri
25th November 2010, 22:56
yeah. i love it here =) it's really nice here. we have also districts with more Green and Parks. in the Centre there are many tourists in summer, very stressful. ^^

Hope I'll visit there one day, you can show around to me :mrgreen:

Isabella
25th November 2010, 23:42
Beautiful pics of Vienna Ronny ;) :D
I've visited Vienna 2 times. But unfortanetly it was too short. First time I've stayed there for 2 days and 2nd time only 5 hours :lol:
But those 2 days were enough for me to see how beautiful it is and of course I went shopping :lol:
Imo from all places I've visited so far, Vienna is the most beautiful city with Croatian Dubrovnik :)

MyHeartIsYours
26th November 2010, 00:04
Vienna looks stunning 8-).

ronny1988
26th November 2010, 00:06
Beautiful pics of Vienna Ronny ;) :D
I've visited Vienna 2 times. But unfortanetly it was too short. First time I've stayed there for 2 days and 2nd time only 5 hours :lol:
But those 2 days were enough for me to see how beautiful it is and of course I went shopping :lol:
Imo from all places I've visited so far, Vienna is the most beautiful city with Croatian Dubrovnik :)
really you was in vienna :D great =)
hm yay 5 hours are way too short :p
hmmm shopping: it's getting more and more expensive here -.- ...

Israeliboy
26th November 2010, 09:29
It's very beautiful. Vienna is amazing :)

Interrail
26th November 2010, 16:33
Vienna is really great city, only thing it lacks is a bit lively night life, streets r completely empty after 10pm, ppl go to sleep early? Ronny, It's true that everything is quite expensive (esp.public transport and restaurants), but shopping is OK there, since some prices r much cheaper then in Belgrade (and Zagreb, I guess?) (H&M for example MUCH cheaper), or food and drinks in supermarkets which r the same or almost the same price as in Belgrade.
I was in Vienna at beginning of November, here r some pics I took, I hope Ronny doesn't mind me posting them:D
http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/122/009y0.jpg
http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/8071/wienabe016.jpg
http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/733/wienabe022.jpg
http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/521/wienabe075.jpg
http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/2685/wienabe105.jpg

Interrail
26th November 2010, 16:36
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/7330/wienabe114.jpg (http://img694.imageshack.us/i/wienabe114.jpg/)
http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/2527/wienabe140.jpg (http://img255.imageshack.us/i/wienabe140.jpg/)
http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/1429/wienabe150.jpg (http://img715.imageshack.us/i/wienabe150.jpg/)
http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/5631/wienabe164.jpg (http://img6.imageshack.us/i/wienabe164.jpg/)

ronny1988
26th November 2010, 18:46
great pics interrail!!

hm Nightlife: it depends on the district you are. you're right in some districts (Bezirke) there are only a few bars. Best for Party is the 1st District (Innenstadt, Centre) The're some Places where the Party-Zone is. the biggest Zone is around the Schwedenplatz. It's called Bermuda-Dreieck. There many many Bars, Clubs, Discos and Nightlife. Another good Place for Party is the 'Prater-Dome'-Disco in the near of the Riesenrad, 2nd District. or the 'Club-Couture' in the 22nd district in Kagran. Also on the 'Gürtel' there Discos, Bars and Clubs.
Party is in the Centre ;)

hm yeah i think Public Transport is very expensive in Austria, especially the Train for longer distances. But the Bus, 'Straßenbahn' (Tramway) and Underground-Line is quite okay i think (1,80€).
Also i Think that Restaurant-Prices are quite normal. It depends on what class of Restaurant it is but it is okay (in the North of Europe it is much more expensive).
shopping....? don't know how the prices are in Belgrad but i think it's also okay. Also here it depends on what class of Shop you choose. H&M has quite normal prices.
Prices in Supermarkets: it's right that all things got more expensive since we have the €uro. But it's quite cheaper as in oher european coutries (the countries of north europe are the most expensivest i think).

@Interrail: you visited great places, hope you had it nice here :)

Turkish97
26th November 2010, 18:50
Woow.Vienna very is beatiful !

Isabella
26th November 2010, 20:20
I've been in Vienna 6 years ago with my family and then it wasn't expensive. Lower prices than in Zagreb. And today Zagreb is a lot more expensive than 6 years ago.
Anyway, Vienna is a great city and back then I was so impressed how clean it was :lol:

Kristi
19th December 2010, 13:35
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i5NgvZ_jPM

r3gg13
24th December 2010, 06:45
I live in a medium-ish city in California- Redlands. I've been here for a couple of years now after moving from Asia.

Situated about 60 Miles (96KM) away from Los Angeles, CA. Redlands is young compared to the majority of European cities, being only about 130 years old.
We're really famous for our oranges and citrus plantations (The city was practically a 1 big orange plantation, but now we barely have any left). A couple of
US presidents, before the Great Depression, visited Redlands. A couple of commercials have been filmed in this city, it's weird because it's such a random town
to shoot a commercial in. The newest Toyota Prius commercial in US was shot in a university in Redlands like 2 or 3 weeks ago. BTW, there's no sky scrapers at
all in my town, the highest building stands at 7 storeys high haha :)

here are some photos:

Downtown at Night
http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRXdxto81gtt3iRcFaw9DNkIaTtfX3zr RW7Vg6r_wqgBTijiOZI

Downtown
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR7HQ_dZm4cSwpeFcxct7psGaPePJoOV 0iGPJJqTvErNyuO9J2N

Downtown
http://www.richarnoldmusic.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/IMG_0172.323131737_std.jpg

Post office
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f9/Post_Office%2C_Redlands%2C_California.jpg/220px-Post_Office%2C_Redlands%2C_California.jpg

Smiley Library
http://www.wayneclemons.com/Redlands5.jpg

Victorian house (the City has a lot of Victorian houses)
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT8L74dQ6gC0EriUgTPfXm9NrLS62HlL xN0ELWPdar7v7mmW32f

Kimberly Crest Mansion
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQipbIRyYDzCYUPMYJGJjV1FVxs2Rh0s eWETO8DSdt9yLrBZPiwkw

University of Redlands
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8e/University_of_Redlands_2003-03-30.jpg/220px-University_of_Redlands_2003-03-30.jpg

Tallest building lol
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTWnRZ1NkkCrmXuLGb1ppx4cbCQgtHcD ipyEaMFSB6fkkvRJLl5

The train station downtown
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ea/Redlands_train_station.jpg/220px-Redlands_train_station.jpg

Back in 1900's
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/66/Redlands%2C_California_1908.jpg/800px-Redlands%2C_California_1908.jpg

94ayd
24th December 2010, 12:13
It looks really nice and different from some American cities, which I like. ;) Asia? Tell us more. :D Country/City?

Israeliboy
24th December 2010, 12:28
I gotta show u my previous city in the south :)

ASHDOD - ::il

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b2/Ashdod_2005%2C_rooftop_view_p2.JPG/800px-Ashdod_2005%2C_rooftop_view_p2.JPG
**Mediterranean style buildings

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d7/Sail_Square_in_Ashdod.jpg/800px-Sail_Square_in_Ashdod.jpg
**Square of Boats

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/48/Esjdavid055.jpg/800px-Esjdavid055.jpg
**Menahem Begin street

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3c/Esjdavid088.jpg/800px-Esjdavid088.jpg
**Random Neighborhood

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/82/Esjdavid041.jpg/800px-Esjdavid041.jpg
**Random Street

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d9/Ashdodrat071.jpg/800px-Ashdodrat071.jpg
**The city Hall

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c2/Jojna003.jpg/800px-Jojna003.jpg
**The port

- CULTURE:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d7/Monart070.jpg/800px-Monart070.jpg
*The Museum

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9d/Heichalhat081.jpg/800px-Heichalhat081.jpg
*Culture Center

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/42/Ashdod_Yad-le-Banim.JPG/800px-Ashdod_Yad-le-Banim.JPG

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/10/PikiWiki_Israel_6589_Ashdod.JPG/800px-PikiWiki_Israel_6589_Ashdod.JPG
*Moument for the ones who were murdered during the terrorist attack in Ashdod

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/72/Ashdod_082.jpg/800px-Ashdod_082.jpg
*Moument for the winning of the United nations in WW2.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/05/STRUMA_and_MEFKURE_monument_in_Ashdod.jpg/800px-STRUMA_and_MEFKURE_monument_in_Ashdod.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3c/Esjbi026.jpg/800px-Esjbi026.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/14/Ashdod_Beach.jpg/800px-Ashdod_Beach.jpg

*The beach

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/03/Ashdod_marina.JPG/800px-Ashdod_marina.JPG
*Ashdod Marina

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9f/PikiWiki_Israel_6588_Ashdod.JPG/800px-PikiWiki_Israel_6588_Ashdod.JPG
*Outdoor sculpture of Samson in Ashdod

http://img.mako.co.il/2009/02/11/AshdodNat17_c.jpg

http://uploaded.fresh.co.il/2008/10/16/67720501.jpg

http://images.photolight.co.il/photo/2008-03-30/188299.jpg

http://www.barbur.biz/wp-content/uploads/imgp6505-800.jpg

And this is MY LOVELY AND CHILDHOOD CITY!

MyHeartIsYours
24th December 2010, 13:24
Both Redlands and Ashdod look amazing!! :D
How long ago did you live there, Adir?

Israeliboy
24th December 2010, 13:25
Both Redlands and Ashdod look amazing!! :D
How long ago did you live there, Adir?

Around 13 years!

MyHeartIsYours
24th December 2010, 13:28
Oh nice! :D From Ashdod to Tel Aviv... lucky boy! :twisted: :mrgreen:

Israeliboy
24th December 2010, 13:29
Oh nice! :D From Ashdod to Tel Aviv... lucky boy! :twisted: :mrgreen:

I'm living in Modi'in, not in Tel Aviv ;)

MyHeartIsYours
24th December 2010, 13:30
Well you go all the time! :p :lol:

Israeliboy
24th December 2010, 13:32
Even if, the 2 cities are not too far from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. but I had to leave it for some reasons!

94ayd
24th December 2010, 17:51
Ashdod is spectacular! :mrgreen:

r3gg13
24th December 2010, 18:08
It looks really nice and different from some American cities, which I like. ;) Asia? Tell us more. :D Country/City?

It's super super different from other American cities, we're surrounded by mountains in the north, and south. Actually, everywhere you turn there's a mountain, I like it too since there's always fresh air and the smell of orange blossoms is everywhere :D

I lived in Manila, Philippines and Tsukuba, Japan as a child :) Those two cities are far different from Redlands

PeterLPZ
15th January 2011, 10:51
I´m living in Leipzig (since more than 11 years now). Leipzig has about 520.000 habitants and is one of the biggest cities in Germany.
It´s part of the federal state Saxony in the Eastern part of Germany. It´s a really beautiful town with many students (about 25.000).
Many wellknown composers were living here, f.e. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy or Bach.
Here are some pics from Leipzig.

http://c.imagehost.org/0750/V_lkerschlachtdenkmal.jpg
This is the "Völkerschlachtdenkmal" (Monument to the battle of the Nations). The battle of the Nations was 1813 near Leipzig.

http://a.imagehost.org/0532/Neues_Rathaus.jpg
This is the "Neues Rathaus" (New townhall).

http://a.imagehost.org/0182/Nachblick_Leipzig.jpg
A view in the night

http://c.imagehost.org/0556/Thomaskirche.jpg
Thomaskirche. In this church there is the grave of Johann Sebastian Bach

http://c.imagehost.org/0127/Bundesverwaltungsgericht.jpg
Bundesverwaltungsgericht (The German Ferderal Administrative Court)

http://a.imagehost.org/0318/Auerbachs_Keller.jpg
Auerbachs Keller (wellknown by "Goethes Faust")

http://a.imagehost.org/0273/Gewandhaus.jpg
Gewandhaus (with the wellknown orchestra)

http://a.imagehost.org/0505/Johannapark.jpg
Leipzig is a very green city with many parks and woods

http://a.imagehost.org/0773/Nikolaikirche.jpg
Nikolaikirche, where the revolution in 1989 began

http://c.imagehost.org/0034/Russische_Kirche.jpg
Russische Kirche (Russian Church)

http://c.imagehost.org/0819/Handelsb_rse.jpg
Alte Handelsbörse (old trade burse and at the left side a part of the old townhall)

http://c.imagehost.org/0657/Hauptbahnhof.jpg
Hauptbahnhof (main station, one of the biggest stations in Europe and a good place for shopping)

r3gg13
15th January 2011, 21:02
^Such pretty pictures! It looks breath-taking

MyHeartIsYours
16th January 2011, 02:22
Leipzig looks absolutely beautiful! Id love to go sometime! :D

PeterLPZ
16th January 2011, 11:17
Oh yes, Leipzig is a really beautiful town. I love living here. :D

goktengri
16th January 2011, 15:02
great place Peter, especially I like forest area and Völkerschlachtdenkmal so much :D

MyHeartIsYours
16th January 2011, 15:05
http://c.imagehost.org/0127/Bundesverwaltungsgericht.jpg
Bundesverwaltungsgericht (The German Ferderal Administrative Court)

Is this building copied from the Reichstag? It looks very similar :).

Milos-BC
16th January 2011, 16:04
omg, it reminds me of Reichstag as well :lol:

Isabella
16th January 2011, 16:46
Yeah, Leipzig is so beautiful :D I love the pics Peter. Hope to visit Leipzig one day xkiss
It really looks like a great place for living 8-)

PeterLPZ
16th January 2011, 16:59
Is this building copied from the Reichstag? It looks very similar :).

Oh yes, it´s the same construction like the Reichstag. You are right. :D

PeterLPZ
16th January 2011, 17:13
Yeah, Leipzig is so beautiful :D I love the pics Peter. Hope to visit Leipzig one day xkiss
It really looks like a great place for living 8-)

Thank you Isabella. I hope, that you will be in Leipzig someday. :D

Isabella
16th January 2011, 17:17
^ I hope so. Remember, you and your bf will show me your town :mrgreen: ;)

PeterLPZ
16th January 2011, 18:44
^ I hope so. Remember, you and your bf will show me your town :mrgreen: ;)

Of course we will show you Leipzig :D

Interrail
16th January 2011, 18:59
Leipzig looks really amazing!
I heard about Leipzig many times. My grandfather (when he was young, many years ago) worked in Leipzig as a construction worker (after WW2 when Yugoslavian border became opened). I think today he regret he didn't stay there.:lol:

PeterLPZ
16th January 2011, 20:02
I think, he could visit Leipzig now - but I can imagine, that he won´t recognize many things. Leipzig changed extremely since the German Reunion. Many people, who haven´t been in Leipzig for 15 or 20 years are surprised how much has changed. Today it´s a young and crazy town. :)

Interrail
16th January 2011, 20:17
U right, I bet he wouldn't recognize it at all, it must be totally different then 50 years ago. :)

PeterLPZ
16th January 2011, 21:10
U right, I bet he wouldn't recognize it at all, it must be totally different then 50 years ago. :)

:lol: I also think so

Imlate
17th January 2011, 18:27
Venice!Nothing to add!

MyHeartIsYours
17th January 2011, 18:29
Venice is amazing, loads to show us!! :D

ronny1988
18th January 2011, 04:01
i was in venice some years ago, it's amazing =)

PeterLPZ
18th January 2011, 09:30
I wanna go to Venice someday and I´m sure I will like it. :D

goktengri
18th January 2011, 10:43
I'd like to go to the City of Water... I like such cities so much !

94ayd
19th January 2011, 14:20
Doesn't it get scary when the water levels get higher... :lol:

Interrail
19th January 2011, 23:58
^I think mob of pigeons r much scarier!:shock:
I wish Imlate had posted some pics, It's always nice to see Venice!:D

PeterLPZ
20th January 2011, 22:14
Last time I showed you Leipzig, the city where I live. But I was born in Freiburg. Freiburg is in the Southwest of Germany and the capital of the Black Forest. About 215.000 people live there and it´s a beautiful city. Freiburg is near the French border. Straßburg and Basel are not so far away. Here are some pics of Freiburg.


Airpic:
http://j.imagehost.org/0692/Freiburg_1.jpg

Münsterplatz:
http://j.imagehost.org/0241/Freiburg_2.jpg

Martinstor:
http://j.imagehost.org/0356/Freiburg_3.jpg

Rotes Kaufhaus:
http://j.imagehost.org/0410/Freiburg_4.jpg

Münster (Cathedral):
http://c.imagehost.org/0190/Freiburg_5.jpg

Konviktstraße:
http://c.imagehost.org/0763/Freiburg_6.jpg

Gasthaus zum Roten Bären (the oldest restaurant in Germany - 700 years old):
http://c.imagehost.org/0668/Freiburg_7.jpg

Bächle (throughout the city there are many little canals like you can see here):
http://c.imagehost.org/0849/Freiburg_8.jpg

Townhalls
http://c.imagehost.org/0723/Freiburg_9.jpg

Schwabentor
http://a.imagehost.org/0304/Freiburg_10.jpg

MyHeartIsYours
21st January 2011, 00:56
Omg you've lived in some beautiful places!! :D I especially love the little canals! :D

Cooler
21st January 2011, 02:44
Soo cool! :D

PeterLPZ
21st January 2011, 08:33
Omg you've lived in some beautiful places!! :D I especially love the little canals! :D

It´s great, even in the summer, when you can get your feet into the cold water - that´s amazing :D

Interrail
25th January 2011, 13:10
Freiburg looks even more adorable then Leipzig:D
I like aerial pic most!8-)

seb89
25th January 2011, 13:39
I've been once to Freiburg, it's really beautiful and very friendly people. Leipzig seems awesome!

PeterLPZ
25th January 2011, 15:42
Both towns are beautiful - I can´t decide, which of this two I like the most... :D

Milos-BC
25th January 2011, 20:32
I'd definetly love to visit it once, it looks awesome on these pics :D

Interrail
26th January 2011, 21:31
I was in a walk today...so - 2 pics from my neighborhood
http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/63/picture006se.jpg (http://img200.imageshack.us/i/picture006se.jpg/)

http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/2377/picture002he.jpg (http://img692.imageshack.us/i/picture002he.jpg/)
Very.....hm..winterly

PeterLPZ
26th January 2011, 21:48
I like these pics. And you´re right, very winterly. Beautiful landscape.

nikolay_BG
2nd February 2011, 00:26
My town is very old. In fact it`s the former capitol city ( before Sofia was announced as capitol ). Many bulgarians call it "The old capitol" :) It has many tourist atractions. The most famous is The palace of the tsars - Tsarevets :

http://www.bulgaria-embassy.org/WebPage/About%20Bulgaria/Veliko%20Tarnovo.jpg

Here is how the old town looks :

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cb/Veliko_Turnovo-Old_City.jpg

A very famous waterfall :

http://world-traveling.info/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/waterfall_Kaya_Bunar.jpg

A very famous art gallery with a monument of the Asen dynasty :

http://ipb-magazine.com/files/u3/Veliko_Tarnovo_-_museet_m_sn__.jpg

And that`s basicly my town - monuments and historical buildings :lol:

PeterLPZ
2nd February 2011, 12:45
Oh my god, what a wonderful place. It looks really great - I love these pics.

MyHeartIsYours
2nd February 2011, 13:30
Interrail and nikolay... they are such beautiful places!! :D

nikolay_BG
2nd February 2011, 14:28
It is true, that`s why I love my town - every part of it is somehow related to the history :D
Thanks for the compliments
And Interrail - your town is pretty too :)

PeterLPZ
2nd February 2011, 15:37
Can we see the house in which you are living - perhaps on the 2nd pic?

nikolay_BG
2nd February 2011, 18:56
Can we see the house in which you are living - perhaps on the 2nd pic?

No, I live in the new part which isn`t very exciting tbh - it`s only houses and shops and schools :)
But if you look the 2nd pic closely you`ll see a painting on one of the walls of a house. Next to the painting is a therace. I go there many times when it`s not freezing cold XD
You can see the whole town on that therace :)

Canuck
3rd February 2011, 08:40
As some of you know, I wasn't actually born in Canada. I was born in the USA to Canadian parents, and I moved to Canada three years ago :D So here's my story ^.^

I was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA, a city of approx 75 000, well-known as an 'immigrant' centre. It is one of the most culturally diverse cities in all of the United States, and with that, problems arise. Most of the people who come to Lawrence look for cheap labour and cheap housing, and it is not a very safe place to live. The public high school is known in the state of Massachusetts as being the least successful in the state when it comes to standardized testing.


http://www.counterkicks.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/new-balance-factory-lawrence-MA.jpg
The lighthouse is one of Lawrence's most well-known landmarks.

http://www.walkertrans.org/images/diners/AlsDiner3_sm.jpg
One of the best places in the city to go eat ^.^ I used to live about 2 km from here.

http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/athena/dept/dusp/research/fc/www/ppp/lawrence_aerial.JPG
The less-than glamorous skyline of the city. There are mostly mills which have been converted for other uses or abandoned altogether.








When I was 14, we had the opportunity to move to Maine, the northeasternmost state in the USA. And although I moved four times when I was there, there was one place where I spent the majority of my time: Oakland (population 5000ish). It's the town I consider to be my hometown, and my heart will always be in this nice, quaint town in the beautiful mountains. I still work in Maine in the summers, in a town called Rome (one town away from Oakland ^.^)


http://www.hometownusa.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=68826&g2_serialNumber=3
Oakland is in a region of Maine known as the Belgrade Lakes (name comes from a town nearby); thus, the water plays an important part in the economy of the region. We get lots of tourists from the other, richer states (New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, etc)

http://www.oaklandmaine.com/images/Oakland_Aerial.jpg
Oakland is north of the 'snow belt' so we tend to see LOTS of snow. Usually, the snow piles are several metres high before the melting season finally sets in.

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs602.snc4/58268_1385887166787_1220250078_30905300_7279499_n. jpg
This is a picture that I took of a cabin at the place I work in the summer.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs202.ash2/46541_1385886086760_1220250078_30905292_4668664_n. jpg
And a picture of the lake I work on. Working here is awesome, because you get to live here for the summer too, which means lots of swimming, and meeting lots of people [and lots of drinking haha].





And finally, my city now, Halifax, Nova Scotia (pop: 350 000) :D


http://www.canbio.ca/images/halifax.jpg
The picture of the downtown centre. The island you see is called 'Georges Island', and is a national park.

http://www.redstar5.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/citadel-hill.jpg
This is Citadel Hill, and was constructed by the British in the 1800s, in order to fend away possible attacks from the French and Americans. The city still has a strict building code, where you must be able to see all of the harbour from Citadel Hill, which is pretty cool when you get up there, but also is kind of a damper for development in the city, because the majority of the downtown is between Citadel and the harbour. The fort has retained it's old architecture even through today, and is free for the public to enjoy. It's also really fun to sled down Citadel Hill when it snows, as I'm going to do tomorrow :lol:

http://icsp12.dal.ca/images/FoM_building.JPG
This is a picture of the building that I do 90% of my classes in, called the Rowe Building, at Dalhousie University. I'm studying Management.

Hope you enjoyed seeing parts of my life :D

aletem
3rd February 2011, 09:07
Woo, I wanna visit Halifax!!! :D

Interrail
3rd February 2011, 11:52
^Nice pics from US, Canada, Bulgaria:D



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cb/Veliko_Turnovo-Old_City.jpg


@Nikolay - Is this Veliko Tarnovo?
It's amazing, I wanna visit Tarnovo and Plovdiv one day when I go to Bulgaria.

Milos-BC
3rd February 2011, 15:26
The pics are very beautiful indeed :D

nikolay_BG
4th February 2011, 19:58
@Nikolay - Is this Veliko Tarnovo?
It's amazing, I wanna visit Tarnovo and Plovdiv one day when I go to Bulgaria.

Yes, it is :)



Canada is really pretty from what I see :)

goktengri
4th February 2011, 20:20
it's a really great city :)

94ayd
4th February 2011, 20:33
I didn't know you were from Veliko Tarnovo, I think... :lol: Yeah, I've visited it and it was quite nice. :) Also, you should show a picture of the house with the monkey. :D What's the waterfall called, by the way? Hallifax is pretty lovely. :)

Blush
23rd February 2011, 19:11
This is my hometown. Small but cool :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60QWLr9AmnY

r3gg13
23rd February 2011, 22:20
@Blush- That's really gorgeous :D It looks really historic and cool.

strupberry
26th February 2011, 14:14
I'm quite new to this forum, but let me show you my hometown anyway :mrgreen:

Škofja Loka - small slovenian town ::sl

it is located not so far from Ljubljana, towards the mountain area
http://www.shrani.si/f/47/4z/3niRrJID/1map.jpg

it is one of the oldest and most preserved (medieval) towns in our country
http://www.shrani.si/f/3N/wv/1OQ8euzM/2shribca.jpg

http://www.shrani.si/f/1B/ti/JwwhjOL/3ponoci.jpg

the bishops of Freising (now Germany) founded the town on the confluence of two rivers
http://www.shrani.si/f/3v/B3/2D2ZFr6a/4zzraka.jpg

here's how it looked five centuries ago, didn't change much :mrgreen:
http://www.shrani.si/f/2b/rI/45Hmgch6/valvasor.jpg

we still have lots of medieval events every year
http://www.shrani.si/f/t/Ft/4L5yEQx3/loka4.jpg
http://www.shrani.si/f/1Q/j/4ixiYvpb/ples.jpg

and typical for Slovenia, everywhere you look, there is a church
http://www.shrani.si/f/1f/kV/3gbk908X/shribca.jpg

goktengri
26th February 2011, 14:36
very cute place :)

nikolay_BG
26th February 2011, 22:44
I didn't you were from Veliko Tarnovo, I think... :lol: Yeah, I've visited it and it was quite nice. :) Also, you should show a picture of the house with the monkey. :D What's the waterfall called, by the way? Hallifax is pretty lovely. :)

I`m originaly not from there, but i live here for like 3 years now and I feel like a second home :)
I have to post some more pictures. VT is famous with it`s highings and stairs too :) They are like everywhere xrofl3

I will make more pics and I`ll post them in the topic soon :)

BTW, Shkofia Loka is sooooo beautiful :mrgreen:

Charly
27th February 2011, 00:37
Let see... Here is my Home Towns/Cities ;)

Macclesfield -
Macclesfield is a market town within the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England, with a population of about 50,688 (2001 census for Macclesfield urban sub-area). A person from Macclesfield is sometimes referred to as a "Maxonian".
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cf/Macc_TH.jpg/250px-Macc_TH.jpg

Macclesfield is located in the east of Cheshire, on the River Bollin, a tributary of the River Mersey. It is close to the county borders of Greater Manchester to the north, Derbyshire to the east and Staffordshire to the south. It is near the towns of Stockport to the north, Buxton to the east, and Congleton to the south. It is 30 miles (45 km) to the east of Chester, the county town of Cheshire. To the west of the town lies the Cheshire Plain and to the east lie the hills of the Peak District. The town is most famous for its once thriving silk industry, commemorated in the local Silk Museum. Although "Silk Town" seems to be the preferred nickname these days, Macclesfield's traditional local nickname is "Treacle Town" — supposedly from an incident where a merchant spilt a load of treacle on Hibel Road, and the poor rushed out to scoop it off the cobbles. Another, less picturesque, reason has it that the mill-owners used to provide barrels of treacle to the unemployed weavers.

Situated in the ancient Domesday Hundred of Hamestan, the Domesday Book lists Macclesfield as "Maclesfeld", whilst in 1183 it was referred to as "Makeslesfeld". It is thought that Macclesfield got its name from "Michael's field" - referring to St. Michael, as in St. Michael's church. The English Place-Name Society gives it name as being derived from the Old English for Maccels' open country.
Later, Macclesfield was granted a borough charter by the Lord Edward, the future King Edward I, in 1261. There is evidence that the borough had originally been founded by Ranulf III, Earl of Chester, early in the thirteenth century. The parish church of St Michael was built in 1278, an extension of a chapel built in approximately 1220.
The borough had a weekly market, and two annual fairs: the Barnaby fair, was on St Barnabas day (11 June), the other on the feast of All Saints (1 November).
Macclesfield was the administrative centre of the later Hundred of Macclesfield, which occupied most of east Cheshire. The Earl of Chester's manor of Macclesfield was very large, and its boundary went as far as Disley. The manor house was situated on the edge of the deer park, on the west of the town.
Macclesfield is said to be the only Mill Town left unbombed in the Second World War.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dd/Cheshire_UK_location_map.svg/240px-Cheshire_UK_location_map.svg.png

In 2008, the borough was named as the fifth happiest of 273 districts in Britain by researchers from the Universities of Sheffield and Manchester, who used information on self-reported personal well-being from the British Household Panel Survey.

Macclesfield is served by four state high schools; Macclesfield High School, Fallibroome Academy, Tytherington High School and All Hallows Catholic College.
Macclesfield Forest and the Trentabank Reservoir

There are also two independent schools, The King's School and Beech Hall School.
Macclesfield High School is made up of students from the former school Henbury High School, and also took in the students left over when the secondary school Ryles Park closed 2004. It is on the site as Macclesfield College and Park Lane Special School as part of the Macclesfield 'Learning Zone', which was opened in 2007.
http://www.kingsmac.co.uk/homepage/assets/cs-pano.jpg

Rail services
Macclesfield railway station has frequent services to Manchester Piccadilly (25 minutes away), Stoke and London Euston (1 hour 47 minutes) by Virgin Trains, and to Birmingham New Street and beyond provided by CrossCountry. Northern Rail's stopping service between Manchester and Stoke calls at Macclesfield.
Roads

Macclesfield is served by good road links from the north, south and west, but has fewer roads going east due to the proximity of the Peak District. From the south, access from Congleton and the Potteries is from the A536, and via the A523 from Leek. From the north, the main access to the town is the A523 from Manchester, Hazel Grove and Poynton. The main west–east road is the A537 Knutsford to Buxton Road. At various points around the town centre, some of these roads combine, such as the A537 / A523 on the Silk Road section, giving rise to traffic congestion, especially at peak times. The A538 provides access to Prestbury, Wilmslow and Manchester Airport, with the B5470 being the only other east bound route from the town, heading to Whaley Bridge and Chapel-en-le-Frith.

Marrakech:
Marrakech is located in Morocco
Location in Morocco
Region Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz
Province Marrakech Province
Population (2010)
- Total 1,070,000

Marrakech or Marrakesh (Berber: Murakush, Arabic مراكش murrākuš, local pronunciation: marrakəš ), known as the "Red City", is the most important former imperial city in Morocco's history. The city of Marrakesh is the capital of the mid-southwestern economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.

Like many North African cities, the city of Marrakesh comprises both an old fortified city (the médina) and an adjacent modern city (called Gueliz) for a total population of 1,070,000.[1] It is served by Ménara International Airport (IATE code: RAK) and a rail link to Casablanca and the north.

Marrakech has the largest traditional market (souk) in Morocco and also has one of the busiest squares in Africa and the world, Djemaa el Fna.[2] The square bustles with acrobats, story-tellers, water sellers, dancers and musicians. By night food stalls open in the square turning it into a huge busy open-air restaurant.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/94/Panoramic_Marakesh_square_Djemaa_el_Fna.jpg/1200px-Panoramic_Marakesh_square_Djemaa_el_Fna.jpg

The city is spelled "Marrakech" in French, "Marrakech" or "Marrakesh" in English, "Marrakesch" in German and "Marakeş" in Turkish. The probable origin of its name is from the Berber (Amazigh) words mur (n) akush (ⵎⵓⵔ ⵏ ⴰⴽⵓⵛ), which means "Land of God". (The word "mur" is used now in Berber mostly in the feminine form "tamurt".) The same word "mur" appears in the names Mauretania, the North African kingdom of the Maghreb during antiquity, and in contemporary Mauritania, the nation-state south of Morocco, although the link remains controversial as these names may also originate from navros, the ancient Greek word for black.

Until a few decades ago, Morocco was widely known as "Kingdom of Marrakech" to Arabs, Persians and Europeans. The European names of Morocco (Marruecos, Marrocos, Maroc, Marokko, etc.) are directly derived from the Berber word Murakush, and in many South Asian languages the country is in fact still known as "Marrakesh". Conversely, the city itself was in earlier times simply called Marocco (City) (or similar) by travellers from abroad. The name of the city and the country diverged after the Treaty of Fez placed Morocco under French influence, but the old interchangeable usage lasted widely until about the interregnum of Mohammed Ben Aarafa. The latter episode set in motion the country's return to independence, when Morocco officially became al-Mamlaka al-Maġribiyya (المملكة المغربية) ("The Western Kingdom"), its name not referring to the city of Marrakesh any more.

Prior to the advent of the Almoravids in the 11th century, the area was ruled from the city of Aghmat. The Almoravid leader, Abu-Bakr Ibn-Umar decided Aghmat was becoming overcrowded and chose to build a new capital. He decided to build it in the plains near the Tensift River. He chose the site of Marrakech, because it was in neutral territory between two tribes who were vying for the honor of hosting the new capital.[citation needed] Work started in May 1070, but Abu-Bakr was recalled to the Sahara to put down a rebellion in January 1071 and the city was completed by his deputy and eventual successor Yusuf ibn Tashfin.[3] The city experienced its greatest period under the leadership of Yaqub al-Mansur, the third Almohad sultan. A number of poets and scholars entered the city during his reign and he began the construction of the Koutoubia Mosque and a new kasbah.

Prior to the reign of Moulay Ismail, Marrakech was the capital of Morocco. After his reign, his grandson moved the capital back to Marrakech from Meknès.
The ancient city walls known as Medina of Marrakech

For centuries Marrakech has been known for its "seven saints". When sufism was at the height of its popularity, during the reign of Moulay Ismail, the festival of the seven saints was founded by Abu Ali al-Hassan al-Yusi at the request of the sultan. The tombs of several renowned figures were moved to Marrakech to attract pilgrims in the same way Essaouira did at that time with its Regrega festivals. The seven saints (sebaatou rizjel) is now a firmly established institution, attracting visitors from everywhere. The seven saints include Sidi Bel Abbas (the patron saint of the city), Sidi Muhammad al-Jazuli, Sidi Abu al-Qasim Al-Suhayli, Cadi Ayyad ben Moussa, Abdelaziz al-Tebaa and Abdallah al-Ghazwani.

Marrakech was dominated in the first half of the 20th century by T'hami El Glaoui, "Lord of the Atlas", and Pasha of Marrakech. The poet of the city was Mohammed Ben Brahim and his favorite place was café Al-Masraf. The poems and songs of Ben Brahim are still known by heart by many Marrakshi.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f4/Koutbia.jpg/300px-Koutbia.jpg

Atlas Blue, a budget airline, has its head office on the grounds of Marrakech-Menara Airport.[6] Other budget airlines that fly to and from Marrakech-Menara Airport include easyJet and RyanAir. From 2010 British airways announced that it has planned to run new services into Marrakech, providing an alternative to the low-cost airline experience. BMI (British Midland International) will commence flights to Marrakech from London Heathrow from April 2011.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/13/Medina_walls_of_Marrakech_%28Dec._2009%29.jpg/300px-Medina_walls_of_Marrakech_%28Dec._2009%29.jpg

Marrakech is situated at the foot of the High Atlas, the highest mountainous barrier in North Africa. The desert borders it to the south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Stretching over 700 kilometers, the High Atlas chain features a series of peaks of which a dozen attain 4,000 meters. Snow can be found on hilltops all year long at altitudes as low as 600 meters above sea level.

To the south arise the stretches of steppes terrain that forewarn of the burning winds and the rigor of the Sahara. Beyond the 130,000 hectares of greenery and the 180,000 palm trees of its Palmeraie. Marrakech is an oasis of great and rich plant variety. Throughout the seasons, orange, fig, permanganate and olive trees spew out their fragrances and display their marvelous colors and luscious fruits. The precious gardens of the city conceal numerous native plants or other species that have been imported in the course of the centuries: Giant bamboos, yuccas, papyrus, palm trees, banana trees, cypress, philodendrons, rosebushes, bougainvilleas, pines and various kinds of cactus plants. To this date, Marrakech is seen as a gateway from the West into the East, only 2-3 hours from mainland Europe.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8a/Marrakech_Djemaa_Foodstall_LL.JPG/220px-Marrakech_Djemaa_Foodstall_LL.JPG

Transport
* Menara International Airport serves as the main airport for the city and receives flights from Europe and neighboring Arab countries.
* A toll-paying motorway connects Marrakech with Casablanca.
* CTM coaches (intercity buses) and various private lines run services to most notable Moroccan towns as well as a number of European cities, from the Gare Routière on Rue Bab Doukkala in downtown Marrakech.
* Marrakech is the southern terminus of the ONCF, the Moroccan railway network, and Marrakech is well served by trains heading to Tangier, Rabat, Casablanca, and Fes. The Marrakech railway station is located on Avenue Hassan II.
* The ONCF-owned "Supratours" bus company serves towns not served by the train. The bus timetable coordinates with the train timetable and the bus terminal is right beside the station.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2487/3740107338_abec5ff8f6_b.jpg
http://www.noticiasdeautobus.es/fotos/Habit-Alsa_LE.gif
http://www.showbus.com/p2009/100_2027.JPG
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTE9CJJMyO_Mm9Wrv-YH_PlCeG9yKCu6fziN4CrQE1KLQ2-eI54
(Africa's First High Speed Train)

http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/21519121.jpg

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR-OQEVwOTVLdyt7dSUoEZpu0J6PYV44RzzO9wHvTy5BfxdpVal&t=1
(Look Closely you will se President Sarkozy) :D

Hegepege
13th March 2011, 15:54
I live in Tromsø, biggest city in the north of Norway. The city is located on an island, so we're surrounded by the sea. Even though we live this far north, at almost 70 degrees altitude, the sea doesn't freeze during winter due to the Golf Stream running past us.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_wQUkYvMasx4/TUKrtxNPL7I/AAAAAAAAADE/S0QJCInMI08/s1600/nordlys.bmp
Northern lights over the city during the dark months of winter (The sun goes below horizon for 3 months, nov-jan)

http://www.botnhamn.com/Neighbourhood/Tromso_2005_1.JPG
Clear, summer day. The temperature here during summer varies from 8C to 24C normally.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_v34hp6tgW_c/SheqFfxRJkI/AAAAAAAACAI/8M519xft04U/s640/IMG_1254.JPG
Yep, land of the midnight sun.

http://www.destinasjontromso.no/english/images/BL162c.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2764/4147084546_b7d8a3c79e.jpg
City centre.

http://www.ub.uit.no/baser/arkinord/data/media/199/hum-pars-01.jpg
University campus

MyHeartIsYours
14th March 2011, 01:50
Tromsø looks absolutely gorgeous, you're really lucky living in such a beautiful place! :D
I would love to visit it someday.

Stargazer
14th March 2011, 03:21
I was born and raised in Stockholm. I lived there for the first 17 years of my life and even though I don't live there anymore, I still consider it my hometown.

::se
Stockholm is a city built on 14 islands where Lake Mälaren meets the Baltic Sea so there is water everywhere you go in the city. So fresh and so clean that people go fishing and swimming downtown:
http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/5672/stockholmvisitorsboard0.jpg

A city where the old...:
http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/3845/pa073255.jpg

...meets the new:
http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/23/img803608.jpg

Where simplicity...:
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/1182/stigbergsgatan2009c.jpg

...meets luxury:
http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/4329/7akonferenspresentation.jpg

Gamla Stan, the Old Town, with its narrow winding cobblestoned streets is a treasure dating back to the Middle Ages:
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/2483/gamlastanatnight5850485.jpg

The heights of Södermalm, once the poorest part of town is now a popular (and expensive) and slightly bohemian area. This is where Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist live:
http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/4758/1083394mariabergetatsun.jpg

The poshest street in town; Strandvägen. Apartments go for millions and many residents own an entire floor:
http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/3803/3393375690701286a000.jpg

And if you're tired of all the city buzz, you can always just cross over the bridge to Djurgården where the whole island is like one giant park:
http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/8088/1495567bridgeovertodjur.jpg

And if you really want to get away and be alone, there's always the Stockholm Archipelago. With more than 24,000 islands and islets, you're almost guaranteed not to meet a soul out there:
http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/5931/skargardssommar.jpg


I'm quite new to this forum, but let me show you my hometown anyway :mrgreen:

Škofja Loka - small slovenian town ::sl
Beautiful town! I've been to Ljubljana. Great city. I have a friend who lives in Kamnik and we met up in Ljubljana.

Cooler
14th March 2011, 03:58
OMG, all great, now I understand how poor Sarajevo is... :)

sannerz
14th March 2011, 05:00
OMG, all great, now I understand how poor Sarajevo is... :)

You kidding me? Sarajevo is a BEAUTIFUL city! I love it there. :D