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Re: Things that are intrinsically cool about where you live
« Reply #180 on: May 21, 2012, 12:01:16 PM »

did u know that there is a massive salt mine under Detroit?

http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/anthropology-and-history/news-salt-city-1200-feet-beneath-detroit

well, now you do.

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Re: Things that are intrinsically cool about where you live
« Reply #181 on: May 22, 2012, 06:59:55 PM »

My Dad apparently lives in the town that A Clockwork Orange was filmed in.
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Re: Things that are intrinsically cool about where you live
« Reply #182 on: June 20, 2012, 01:42:20 AM »

We have some great views...













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Re: Things that are intrinsically cool about where you live
« Reply #183 on: June 20, 2012, 01:14:20 PM »

Mariposa

The bar that I go to has the original foundation of the town as a wall. It's the only building with the original foundation, taboot, because downtowns burned down a few times since the 1800s.

It's an old 49er town. People still goldpan and we have a gem & mineral club. The mining & mineral museum is being shut down, due to lack of state funding. :/



We don't have a mall, or a movie theater. The closest is in the bustling Merced (bahah) which is 50 minutes away.

Our current population is 2,173 (up from the 1,500 on the sign).
From Wiki: "The county courthouse, constructed in 1854, is the oldest in continuous use west of the Rockies."
I've been in there. The floor is starting to sink and they're talking about moving out of there before the place collapses. Super cool building though.


Here it is, Mariposa, California:



The gateway to Yosemite National Park (an hours drive and 20 bucks per car to get in):
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Re: Things that are intrinsically cool about where you live
« Reply #184 on: June 20, 2012, 03:54:52 PM »

^  that 1st pic looks like a shot from a movie that I can't remember the name of. I wanna say early-to-mid '90s, but I'm not sure.

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Re: Things that are intrinsically cool about where you live
« Reply #185 on: June 20, 2012, 06:23:31 PM »

Well, not that I know of. It's just..downtown Mariposa. I can see it right now actually.
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Re: Things that are intrinsically cool about where you live
« Reply #186 on: June 21, 2012, 12:02:43 AM »

Mariposa
[many interesting things about Mariposa and surrounds...]

The gateway to Yosemite National Park (an hours drive and 20 bucks per car to get in):


Didja know that for $80 you can get a one-year pass that get you (one car, up to four adults,
kids under 15 are free) into any & all of our National Parks *?  Talk about bang for your buck...


Jussayin'.....  and no, the government did not pay me for that plug, I just think it's an awesome deal.



* over 2000 sites operated by the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish & Wildlife Service and USDA Forest Service.
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Re: Things that are intrinsically cool about where you live
« Reply #187 on: June 24, 2012, 09:48:19 PM »


Here it is, Mariposa, California:



The gateway to Yosemite National Park (an hours drive and 20 bucks per car to get in):


Guh. I really love gold country. My grandma lives in foothills of the Sierra Nevada and it's amazing.

Fun fact about where I live: we have the world's oldest lightbulb.
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Re: Things that are intrinsically cool about where you live
« Reply #188 on: June 25, 2012, 01:17:17 AM »


Guh. I really love gold country. My grandma lives in foothills of the Sierra Nevada and it's amazing.

Fun fact about where I live: we have the world's oldest lightbulb.

Oh, the one in the fire station? I've seen it through its webcam a few days ago, it's amazing how it has kept burning for more than a century.

Burn on you crazy light bulb  :D
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Re: Things that are intrinsically cool about where you live
« Reply #189 on: June 25, 2012, 01:24:10 AM »


Guh. I really love gold country. My grandma lives in foothills of the Sierra Nevada and it's amazing.

Fun fact about where I live: we have the world's oldest lightbulb.

Oh, the one in the fire station? I've seen it through its webcam a few days ago, it's amazing how it has kept burning for more than a century.

Burn on you crazy light bulb  :D
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Re: Things that are intrinsically cool about where you live
« Reply #190 on: June 26, 2012, 04:38:37 PM »


Guh. I really love gold country. My grandma lives in foothills of the Sierra Nevada and it's amazing.


What town does she live in?


Expect to see my town in the news; they found a body in the river. :/ Not cool.

I do love the Merced river though.


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Re: Things that are intrinsically cool about where you live
« Reply #191 on: June 27, 2012, 09:51:49 AM »

Colorado. It has so much to offer. Like fire. Fire and more fire.

and now a non-Photoshopped image from just one of our fires, the high park fire. This picture is beautiful, yet chilling because of what it represents.
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Re: Things that are intrinsically cool about where you live
« Reply #192 on: June 27, 2012, 09:55:07 AM »


This is from another wildfire near Colorado Springs.

and here is the most recent map of the fires in Colorado, minus the two that started yesterday outside Boulder from lightning strikes.
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Re: Things that are intrinsically cool about where you live
« Reply #193 on: January 12, 2013, 05:02:24 PM »

since i've never posted in this thread before (hopefully nobody minds the resurrection),
an introduction to some cool things in vienna:

http://www.businessinsider.com/what-life-is-like-in-vienna-2013-1?op=1
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Re: Things that are intrinsically cool about where you live
« Reply #194 on: January 12, 2013, 05:31:44 PM »

^I truly love Vienna. It is really beautiful and people are nice and shopping there is sooo much better than here.
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