Where you live yo? Show us

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by zegh8578, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    I went up in an observation tower/restaurant today, I've been there once or twice as a kid, then sort of ignored it as just a background detail, it's just an "iconic" landmark to most, but, took my girlfriend there cus she's new to the city (and the country, for that matter), which forces me to explore around a bit too

    anyway, Trondheim, this is where I live! 0 b e.jpg
    view towards the west^
    Not the best quality, but where you spot a distant bridge around a meandering river, that's the city centre, and where - originally, in medieval times - the old city stood. Winter conditions obscure landmarks also, but you might spot copper green, which is the cathedral, which has stood there for some 800 years or so. The city itself is a little over a thousand years old, officially founded in 997 AD (the settlement in general is ancient, like most old-world spots)

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    North view, the Trondheim fjord, which technically is not a fjord, but we're Norwegians, so if there's water + mountains, then fuck it, it's a fjord.

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    East view, beyond those hills are just a vast ocean of nothing, trees, mountains, Sweden, bothnian gulf, Finland, Russia and eventually China and North Korea.

    Fun trivia: All these pics were taken from the same window, because the restaurant rotates one turn per hour. I didn't take a south facing photo, cus I was eating a cheeseburger. I didn't photo the cheeseburger, cus I'm not a douchebag :V

    So, where you live, yo? And don't bother, unless you're 70 metres above ground :M Just kidding, at least photo from a beautiful view. Just kidding, I love city-photos, just photo out your window or someshit. Especially if you live in some shabby part of town, I like that. A friend once sent me a picture of a dead cat in a toxic pool near a defunct power plant in Alamogordo NM, or something, I love shit like that.
     
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  2. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Those pics look like Cities: Skyline screenshots.
     
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  3. Valdetiosi

    Valdetiosi Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 14, 2017
    I live in some apartment complex at Nummela, not even on top of mound or anything, just between the heights of esker.


    The only pic I have from it, 2010 taken, propably could take another one at some point.


    And here's another pic, from 1976 when it was made up, a back view from the place.

    EDIT:

    Found more pics, taken from overhead view on airplane.


     
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  4. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    aw, cool, those blocks reek of 70s municipal housing projects :D That's some idyllic-ass town you live in though, man, and with the rainbow :V
     
  5. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Here's a pic from my window, taken yesterday.

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  6. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Nice, and another one with a rainbow, some of those buildings look just like they could be from here
     
  7. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    This is how my place in the countryside I had moved to couple of decades back looks, being watched from old stronghold in Little Carpathian mountains, which is my favorite biking destination:



    And this is what you see from the same stronghold when you look to the south, a little bit of Little Carpathians for you:

     
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  8. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Nice. I lived for a while some 40 minutes from the city, I never minded the distance, but it was very precariously situated, in a newly built up neighborhood, surrounded by open fields and the fjord below - meaning non stop winds, and in winter, no way for snow to settle - so, nothing but ice. I'm back in the city now, which has made me appreciate how cities are situated in very comfortable and sheltered geographical locations.

    Mountains like those look very pretty, and they provide shelter too, I imagine - but I'm willing to bet that height of winter is less than ideal? Unless you love skiing :D
     
  9. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    Yep, harsh winters and wild storms keep us pinned down. Thankfully this is landlocked territory with fewer windy days than coastal regions. Fun fact: the lowest point in Slovakia is cca 100m above sea level (MASL) and almost 80% of our landscape is covered with mountains or hills, which makes spring floodings after snow melts the most dangerous thing. Shit happens within minutes without any warning. Not in Little Carpathians, since they are too little, but in our Tatra region there are some villages ripped apart almost every year.
     
  10. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Here, in a morbid kind of way, I find it refreshing. I know that's easy to say when it doesn't affect me, but like... Norway is super safe, it's very controlled, you get broad-band covering even in the centre of the mountain plateau, everything is very civilized - except... when melting waters after a heavy winter does what it does. I've actually seen a melting water flash-flood, it came out of nowhere, and came up to my ancles, I was completely freaked out :D In more exposed areas, though, the floods will sometimes take out entire houses, sometimes whole villages. Families have to watch their homes ripped apart and spread across the fields, it can be quite horrific, but yeah... it's like a little reminder that we're still in the real world, even in Norway, as sheltered as we usually are from most world stage tragedies.
     
  11. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Lol I live in Kentucky. Would post pick but it's just grass and hills.
     
  12. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Post anyway dude, is your house like totally alone in an ocean of corn as far as the eye can see? And why are you not posting self portaits with a field hat and a straw in your mouth?
     
  13. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Because I actually live in the downtown of my county.