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Where Do You Live?

I thought it'd be a great idea for everyone to talk about where you live. We all live in diverse areas of the world, and it would be great to talk about it-the good, the bad, and maybe sometimes the ugly.

Me first. I'm from Kentucky-home of the Kentucky Derby and bourbon. I live approximately 60 miles from Louisville, Kentucky's largest city. We have lots of green space for horses, and lots of highway space for traveling. Four major interstates (I-64 from Ashland to Louisville; I-75 from Northern Kentucky-the Cincinnati area-to Southern Kentucky-the Tennessee border; I-71 from Cincinnati to Louisville; and I-65 from Louisville to Nashville) go through it, so you can access a lot of major cities from Kentucky pretty easily.

I'll have to include pics when I get a moment.

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I think this is a great idea Sigma - we all know quite a lot about each other now, but probably very little about where we all live. Thanks for telling us about Kentucky - must admit to being totally ignorant and never having heard about the Kentucky Derby til I met you! Anyway - here is my contribution:-

I usually describe myself as living "near London" because no one will have heard of the small place where I actually live! It is a village called Tilehurst, about 27 miles from London, and sandwiched in between the large town of Reading (famous for Oscar Wilde's "Ballad of Reading Gaol" and Reading Rock Music festival), and the small village of Pangbourne. I was actually born in Pangbourne - here are some pictures below - and yes I still drink regularly in the local pub in the picture .

Tilehurst is on the banks of the River Thames - and guess the whole area is what you would call "Middle England". GWH loves my Home Counties background I commute to Central London everyday (along with almost everyone else that lives here). It takes about 20 minutes on the train and 50 minutes driving. For socialising I'm more likely to go into Reading which has a great shopping centre and a very good nightlife. Reading has the Abbey Ruins (pictured beow), where our King Henry I is buried, and where they have a very famous outdoor theatre showing mainly Shakespeare plays and traditional stuff during the Summer months. Wimbledon is about half an hour away, and the Stoke Park Exhibition tournament that David plays in every year is even closer!

Have to say, I love to travel, but I also love my own little part of "Middle England" and can't imagine living anywhere else!
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Great idea Sigma!!!
I loved hearing about the places you live!
Well, I lived in Buenos Aires my whole life, except for one year when I lived in Santa Fe, and being there I diiscovered how much I loved Buenos Aires!
It's difficult to explain, but it's everything: my neighbourhood, the smell of the city, the buildings, the people...
I know we don't have good fame and all, but just a minority is arrogant, the rest of the people is very nice. Everything is fast in Buenos Aires, you do a hundred things a day without even noticing, the time flys here.
Every neighborhood is different, it looks like a different city, you can't compare them.
You have "La Boca", where the Boca stadium is. There, the houses are quite unique, they're painted in different bright colors. It's a tradition now, but a long time ago the people that lived there had to go to the port to ask for the remaining painting from the boats, and that's how they painted their houses. For example, the colours of "Boca Jrs" team is blue and yellow because of Sweden's flag. The people could not decide which color they would use so they said they were gonna use the color of the flag of the next ship that would arrived, and that ship came from Sweden.
I'm sorry for the ramble here! LOL I got a little carried away

I have to say that today I had a weird day, although it's quite likely to happen in Buenos Aires. I went to school, and all of the sudden I was stopped by a lady, who told me to wait. I didn't understand what was going on, until I saw they were shooting a mini-series at my school! It was so insane, they were everywhere! I had to present an essay and talked about it, and then when it was over and went out of the classroom, I bumped with one of the actors, which is well known here. They'll be shooting the whole week here, so I'll try to pay attention to what they're doing.
Buenos Aires has a lot of transportation, like buses, taxis, subways. I must admit that I usually get lost. I'm a disaster!!! Too many streets, too many names I don't know, so I make it simple and travel by subway. That way I always know where I am.
Today in the subway there was a jazz band that played during the whole trip! It was great!
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That sounded like a great day. Kinda like this weekend, when I went to Lexington to meet a friend for dinner, and we listened to a jazz/hip-hop band. They sounded fantastic. And we met the director of a play, who is from Greece, by the way. She waited our table, and told us about the play. It seemed like it would be good; unfortunately, we didn't get to attend.

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Oh, that's so bad!!! I hope you can go back soon!
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Jazz, that's awesome. Makes me want to plan a trip to visit.

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You mean the pic? It's from the center of Buenos Aires
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Yeah, the pic. It was awesome. I love bright lights and big cities. Maybe I need to come to South America and see more-even though my Spanish is piss-poor.

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If you decide to come I'll be your translator, don't worry!
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If you decide to come I'll be your translator, don't worry!
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Hey you all

Well, I live in southwest Florida, in a tiny town about an hour south of Tampa. For the most part I really like it here, except the weather. As much as I like the warm weather, I would love it to change seasons, especially since winter is my favorite (I was born in New York and lived there for 9 or 10 years and always loved the snow.) Since its a tiny area, I have to drive to go anywhere, except the beach.

Jazz_girl, the picture of Buenos Aires is beautiful!
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I've been to Florida a few years ago and I loved it. I only visited Miami and Orlando, but I loved it there
Do you have pics of the places where you live? I'll try to find more from mine.
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Five months of the year I live in Austria and the other five I live in Sweden. It just depends in what mood I am in, though I am in Sweden at the moment and I am not sure if I am going back to Austria or not. I might stay here longer as I am sick of the German language.

These are some pics of the places I am from and live near.

Pictures from every country
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Five months of the year I live in Austria and the other five I live in Sweden. It just depends in what mood I am in, though I am in Sweden at the moment and I am not sure if I am going back to Austria or not. I might stay here longer as I am sick of the German language.

These are some pics of the places I am from and live near.

Pictures from every country
Marc - they are beautiful. I must admit I'm not really a big city person - I put up with London because I have to work there - but I would rather have open spaces and countryside anyday. I love mountains so I'm particularly fond of Austria.

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I'm from Southern Ontario. I actually went looking for pictures in this area, but most of the website for this city stink. I'll see if I can come up with something later. I came up with some stuff from my hometown. See, a couple of months ago there was a massive flood there, the biggest they've ever had. I wasn't there for it, so I hadn't seen most of these until very recently

The first one is the "lake" (it's more like a gigantic pond, but whatever) where they hold some lame summer music-lights festival every year. It's not lame in theory, but it is in practice. I used to hang out down there a lot when I was 12-14.

The last one is of the liftlocks, which are up river from there.

Both of the first two were preflood.

The 2nd picture is about 20 meters out from that spot, taken looking downtown. It's not a big city, as you can see by the view of downtow As you can see, downtown is a lake

The 3rd picture is about 5K from those other shots, a short walk from my moms. I have blocked out street signs if you are wondering what the black blobs are about. I was shocked to see that the flood had come that close, actually, since the north side of the city is pretty high compared to the rest.

The 4th shot is another one looking into downtown. Looks like it was taken in car.

The 5th photo is a used CD/Movie/DVD store that has been around forever and is at the foot of my friends apartment building. Well, old building. She moved about a month before that happened. Moved out across the street, that is. Lot good it did her.

Anyways, that's all for now. Purdy, huh?
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