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    Weekly Photo Challenge - Around Town

    This is a pretty broad subject, but I think we are in need of that. Want to show off your town? or just show the things you see on a day to day basis? Now's the time
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dangros...7600693443652/

    I traded my office for a cube with a window. This is the view I have from there. Not spectacular, but any sunshine is worth more than a door to me

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    My view of Mt. Rainier from the bike trail I frequent.
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    I'm hiking up Rainier next Saturday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Grossman View Post
    I'm hiking up Rainier next Saturday
    Nice! Ought to be another glorious Pacific Northwest summer day!


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    I'm jealous! I used to live in tacoma and work in Gig Harbor so the view was something I looked forward to always. To say it is majestic would be an understatement.
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    At the city's park..


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    This is an old dirt road on my property that I see every day, took the picture one day in winter.
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    oops, didn't realize that would show up that big...
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    @ iam2me3 -- it is a good idea to hold the pictures at max 700px wide, and if it is horizontal, at 450px height. That gives a nice viewing size for even the smaller screens

    Here is what I saw this late morning around town. Around town is not quite the right term, but our town is mainly beach. All else is more or less residential houses

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    The clouds look great in that picture
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    Yes, those clouds. That is our beginning of summer. They will become much more spectacular over the next few month. I intend to go and get many shots this year. Clouds are the thing that I love most about this area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Datura View Post
    Yes, those clouds. That is our beginning of summer. They will become much more spectacular over the next few month. I intend to go and get many shots this year. Clouds are the thing that I love most about this area.
    Is this Gulf Coast side or Atlantic side? I've been to Clearwater a number of times and love that beach!


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    Quote Originally Posted by WarpNacelle View Post
    Is this Gulf Coast side or Atlantic side? I've been to Clearwater a number of times and love that beach!
    It is the Gulf. South of Clearwater. You can tell by the whiteness of the sand. The Atlantic side has yellow sand, ours is like sugar, hence the term: "Sugar Sand".

    Our little paradise, beaches are nice and empty as well most of the time
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    I always wish I could somehow take pictures while driving... I always seem to have the best views while on highways, on both coasts. Sometimes some real neat looking clouds form around mountain tops in the distance. And weird layered fog too.

    I must not be alone, since I saw someone pull onto the shoulder of the PA turnpike last fall, run into the middle of the road when there was a break in the traffic (I watched from my rear view mirror), snap a picture with a professional looking camera, then run back before getting run over.

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    Yes, with clouds you have to be fast. They change so quickly, and especially before a storm. There is not much time to fiddle around, you must take it now or it is gone forever.

    I love those clouds around mountaintops as well, when they spill over and run down like a waterfall. So dramatic.
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    Alright here are a few I took over the last week.

    I took this this morning when I went to the gym on the NATO Base. It is the NATO symbol:



    This is my "town square" which I took this weekend. One thing I love about it over here in Europe is this kind of environment. Not many places in the US still have active town squares.



    Every weekend you are likely to see some poor guy or girl dressed in ridiculous clothes with all of their friends making TONS of noise. This is the beginning of a bachelor party here in Belgium. See the guy with the snorkel? That would be the bachelor.

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    Sara, the town square I miss as well. Twice a week we had a huge farmers market. Your town is the typical old town with cobblestones and crooked ground. Love it. You are fortunate that you get to experience this. It is so very different from the life here in the US.
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    Oh shoot! I have good pictures for this week's...I have good pictures for everything except the fast-food topic, that's like 4 weeks worth, I think. I need to be non-lazy and resize and upload them. :P
    They say, "Practice makes perfect," yet they also say, "Nobody's perfect". I don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malikyte View Post
    Oh shoot! I have good pictures for this week's...I have good pictures for everything except the fast-food topic, that's like 4 weeks worth, I think. I need to be non-lazy and resize and upload them. :P
    Non Lazy is a good idea! Show off your stuff
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    On Fridays, local bands play outside the offices around lunch time.




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    I forgot how it is to work in an office. Looking at your pics, Dan, I had a bad case of déjà vu.
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    This is from our town's "Broadway", the main street. We are a tourist town, and this is one block from where I work - I often come here to grab some lunch, or get treated to lunch depending on the day. Because there are so many cars, people, and sidewalk traffic, it's hard to give a decent picture of the city itself (though I'm sure most of you have similar troubles). I had another shot to lead in to the "Yellow" challenge topic (yellow shirted bicyclist with a yellow "pedestrian crossing" sign, all in front of a Border's bookstore with traffic in between.



    So I can't wait for an architectural challenge for this. I have something nicer anyway - this is the religious building that I took a shot of the wooden door for the door challenge. I thought it was a castle-like construction, I forgot about the roof. :P



    This is an overlooking shot from above a statue of Saint ...Mary? ...in front of a long water pool (~1.5 feet deep) stretching out quite a bit, leading to yet another overhang that looks over a man-made duck pond with a weeping willow tree on one side. This park is about 1 - 1.5 blocks from the building where I work.



    While I was taking shots downtown, I caught a glimpse of this. Although horse drawn carriages are normal in our town during tourist season, even on main streets (causing some slight jams, and slight smell), finding out after examining the photo later that it was of a bride being taken to her wedding with her mother and father beside her...was not normal. I was glad to grab this photo. Amazingly enough, she was even smiling for me (I'd have to post that separate though as you can't make it out from this shot). She was being taken to a place in the same park as the photo from above was taken (Congress Park) to a hall, a historically known building called "Canfield Casino" where all the big-wigs who bet on the horses (race track) in the 1800's would gamble away even more money. It's quite a building - I can't get in there.



    One of our horse-patrol police officers. Again, only active during tourist season. I believe the wedding was a police officer's wedding, however. There were quite a few officers in the park, and on my way towards the park from Broadway, another equestrian officer passed by me. It could have been coincidence, but there were also bagpipe players in the park, unfortunately I couldn't see where they were to get a shot - I don't think the cops wanted me taking pictures in there...I had to snap and run.
    They say, "Practice makes perfect," yet they also say, "Nobody's perfect". I don't get it.

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    I've just moved house from Yorkshire up to the north east of England, and these are some photos from the banks of the river Tyne. From the top... the Sage building, the Millenium Bridge (which is amazing!) and the Tyne Bridge (the inspiration for the Sydney Harbour Bridge!)
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    Those are some major architectural (and artistic) feats! Thanks for sharing, bigalreturns, I hope the move went well.
    They say, "Practice makes perfect," yet they also say, "Nobody's perfect". I don't get it.


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