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Discussion in 'Stroll Photography' started by Matt Everglade, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. Matt Everglade

    Matt Everglade SC Regular

    110
    Mar 5, 2014
    Germany
    Hi everybody,

    as many of you are from the US, Australia and other countries around the globe, I would like to show you, how it is looking just around my house (living in Münster, Germany). Additionally I would like to see where you live. :)

    That's the old city:
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    SAM_0272 by Matt Everglade, on Flickr

    That's the famous fun fair 'Send':
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    Send by Matt Everglade, on Flickr

    That's the field "behind the house":
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    Old barracks HQ by Matt Everglade, on Flickr

    That's the creek behind the house:
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    Behind the flat... ;-) by Matt Everglade, on Flickr

    Now I want to see where you live! :)

    Cheers,
    Matt
     
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  2. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Lovely images. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  3. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    Charleston County SC - my most-often place to stay. The first image is a public park downtown next to the harbor. The second is my brother's front yard with pond, with a resident alligator. The alligators vary from about 8 to 12 feet long, and will consume any pets they can catch.

    Panasonic GM1, f5.6, 1/100 handheld, ISO 200.
    Bw_Charleston_Park01_s.

    Panasonic GM1, f9.0, 1/500 handheld, ISO 200.
    Awendaw01_s.
     
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  4. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Charleston is a lovely city/area.
     
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  5. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC Top Veteran

    872
    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    Talent, Oregon

    The small Oregon town I live in, Talent, has a population of a little over 7,000. It has an old-fashioned rural feel, bordered by orchards, farmland, pastures and vineyards. I live just outside of town -

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    Reduced Speed Ahead
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    I live on on a rural lane, just downhill from the local "irrigation district" for farmers -

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    Hazardous Road
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    My house is an older Craftsman-style farmhouse built in 1902 -

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    Home
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    It's heated by a wood stove -

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    Fisheye Stove
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    There are flowers on one side -

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    Daylily
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    And there are trees in the back -

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    tree branch
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    An old garage/out-building stands just behind the house -

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    Pump room door handle
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    Parts of the land are fenced with ancient fenceposts -

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    Fisheye Fencepost
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    There's also a propane tank for hot water -

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    Propane Tank + Teasels
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    On some mornings it's cold and foggy - as you can see from this view looking out my back door -

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    Cold morning
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    And on some days, usually in mid-summer just before a thunderstorm, the sky overhead fills with clouds that are worth the price of admission -

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    July sky
    by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

    It's Talent, Oregon, my adopted home town.
     
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  6. ivoire

    ivoire SC All-Pro

    Dec 3, 2011
    chicago burbs
    mike

    Attached Files:

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  7. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    First of all, Munster looks incredible. I've been to Deutschland 3 times, but not recently, and never to your city. I live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    Wooded trails just west of us near Lincoln, MA:
    [​IMG]DSCF0299 by gordopuggy, on Flickr


    Sometimes, Boston manages to have interesting art, but not for long. This one's been replaced because people thought the kid in a hoodie looked "like a terrorist.."
    8094324964_1234ea5f04_c. DSCF6984 by gordopuggy, on Flickr

    We still have some good little pubs with live music
    8102882713_a88fb0c173_c. DSCF0005 by gordopuggy, on Flickr


    We have trains, so you can hop on a bike and go somewhere really cool for most of the day, and then come home, all without needing a car
    9490688410_78c6bc2175_c. DSCF6293 by gordopuggy, on Flickr


    We get snow every year, but "real" snow is somewhat rare... usually just 3-5 inches here and there.
    12343792944_2b332b6d40_c. DSCF7683 by gordopuggy, on Flickr


    MIT is here in Cambridge...
    14214606266_1eb006ee94_c. DSCF2972RT by gordopuggy, on Flickr


    ...and so is Harvard
    14118698369_ab179ec50a_c. KBRX3384 by gordopuggy, on Flickr


    And we have the Charles River splitting Cambridge from Boston
    15062443069_ee2fe17c3e_c. KBRX4039 by gordopuggy, on Flickr
     
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  8. Matt Everglade

    Matt Everglade SC Regular

    110
    Mar 5, 2014
    Germany
    Wonderful photos everybody, thank you! In particular I am impressed by those photos from KillRamsey, well done!
    I love this thread as it gives me a feeling about different locations where you live and it is really good that you add some lines of explanation, too.

    :bravo-009: Thank you everybody! Keep it going... :)

    @KIlRamsey: Thank you. A free guide is yours in case you are visiting Münster. ;)
     
  9. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Ausgezeichnet. Nächste Woche?

    :)
     
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  10. Matt Everglade

    Matt Everglade SC Regular

    110
    Mar 5, 2014
    Germany
  11. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
  12. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I love this thread. I'll gather some shots and some storylines this week as time permits.
     
  13. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Get on it, Luke.

    Also, love the little inlcusions of bikes in those SW Virginia shots.
     
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  14. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Well I haven't has much time for photography lately, but here's a few from where I often walk the dogs.

    Just a bit of backstory. When people ask where I live, up until fairly recently, the answer was Milwaukee, WI. We still more or less live in Milwaukee. If I run to my car right now, I could be in Milwaukee in under 3 minutes. But in February we moved (so photos of Milwaukee will come another day) to the village of Greendale. Greendale is a planned community that sprang forth from President Roosevelt's New Deal. It was going to be a model of a new kind of "suburban" living where people could live withing walking distance of work and the town center and be surrounded by greenspace. There's more about the history here (including some photos of the early days/ construction/ life in the new community)....... http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Content.aspx?dsNav=N:4294963828-4294963805&dsRecordDetails=R:CS370

    Here's the original village hall....still in use today.....
    15704772182_e7037c9e08_c. DSCF4080 by Luke Lavin, on Flickr

    the original development had 3 basic styles of homes and were all built simply and inexpensively of cinder blocks. People today refer to these homes as the Greendale originals. Some have been "modernized" a bit with some awful looking siding, but many retain the simple charm and look as they were built (with a possible addition of a pink flamingo)

    15701276211_3aa32b61e3_b. DSCF4082 by Luke Lavin, on Flickr

    The "downtown" area has a few restaurants, a coffee shop, the library, a post office and many small specialty stores. Here's the view down Parking St with a new shop "Hidden Charms" in the foreground.
    15083838203_e6beb9edb0_b. DSCF4079 by Luke Lavin, on Flickr

    Public gardens are a BIG deal in Greendale and the entire downtown area is awash in color from spring through fall. Here's one last hardy plant hanging on.....
    15518377400_d31d2e2533_b. DSCF4078 by Luke Lavin, on Flickr

    I (over)processed this one to give it more of an autumnal feel (like the scarecrow wasn't enough)
    15517302199_4c2b186ae4_b. DSCF4076 by Luke Lavin, on Flickr

    Now one would think with the origins of this town being what it is, that people would think there's enough history to give the town an identity all of it's own. Well someone thought that the place needed some statues. Now I LOVE a good statue, but it needs to make sense. I think a statue of the first Mayor would be nice. Or maybe one of President Roosevelt (or Eleanor who visited a few times in the late 30s would be appropriate). But no......some elected clown (I presume) thought the downtown area and surrounding homes reminded them of the type of town immortalized in Norman Rockwell paintings. (1) I don't like Mr. Rockwell's paintings. (2) He never lived here (3) He never painted anything here. So why on earth are the downtown shops called Rockwell Plaza and why do we have a statue of him painting? ANytime someone I know sees it, they say "Oh, I didn't know Norman Rockwell was from here". I'm left to say "He wasn't" and then deal with the confused looks. Anyways....here he is...despite having absolutely nothing to do with the place. I hope you enjoyed your brief visit.
    15701265971_5a311fa4d1_c. DSCF4084 by Luke Lavin, on Flickr
     
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  15. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Nice introduction to your town Luke. Thanks for including the commentary. Really enjoyed that!
     
  16. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    What a beautiful place, Luke!
     
  17. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    I think "Parking Street" may be the worst, least-inspired street name I have ever heard.
     
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  18. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    I'm in a dismal mood

    yesterday, today, tomorrow …… the world we live in?

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  19. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    I was doing fine til I heard that Tommy from NPR's Car Talk died. Now I'm with you.
     
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  20. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Effective shot. I'm depressed.:sad010: