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Posted By: smoothsailor
Subject: show us around your neighborhood
Date Posted: 15 Sep 2018 at 12:59pm
Across my house came a new restaurant, and this is the view from their terrace towards my house. Nothing grime in my hood. Will go around and find some nice things to show.

Now get this thread going


Posted By: shredwin_206
Date Posted: 15 Sep 2018 at 3:23pm
Various mixture of photos

Couple parks and the last photo is The Fremont Troll

Photos from various job sites in a West Seattle and Bellevue

Some photos from strolling the neighborhood. Always have to snap a photo of the classic American cars and trucks.

Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 17 Sep 2018 at 3:32am

I'll endorse anything for cash

Posted By: smoothsailor
Date Posted: 24 Sep 2018 at 11:21am
That's a pretty area to live in Double O'

Brought my car to the garage today and walked back home. Realized it was a good opportunity to show my neighborhood.
First I had to go thru the park, with is really nice. Apparently it wasn't so nice 10/15 yrs ago. Full of junky's and dealers and their friends. It cleaned up good. When the theater is good it gets to crowded though. hundreds of bbq's and their trash the day after.

Plantsoen, means park. Crossed the bridge to get in my neighborhood , some house bouts there.
There's one canal going round the city center.

There's a nice old cobbled street after the bridge, don't know much about the history of the area, but when it still was the outskirt of the city there where factories and ship yards and such.
Ther is a mix of bigger nice houses and small factory worker houses.

At the end of the cobble street is a water tower, with was build in 1912, and is the biggest water tower in Holland. It's vacant since the 90's I believe. Saw online that its sold to become a restaurant. News from 2016, I don't see any movement there unfortunately.

and the water tower's neighbor

View in my street and my house with my bike


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 24 Sep 2018 at 1:15pm
Beautiful! does the architectural dome in your street have past religious significance? It looks like a pretty incredible building.

I would love a canal boat, a friend of mine has the boat which he grew up on and recently inherited dry docked, he's from a family of river gypsies and spent his childhood sleeping in a hammock suspended from the ceiling because the boat was often knee deep in water, alas the bad memories means its for sale and going cheap.

Posted By: Mr. Q
Date Posted: 24 Sep 2018 at 7:01pm
So far, everyone seems to have such nice, charming neighborhoods!! Where I live now feels very sterile by comparison. I'll post pics in the next few days!

Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 24 Sep 2018 at 10:39pm
Surely not, Mrs Doubtfire's house alone gives it legendary cultural status!

If its not too far can you photograph Mrs D's house? Cool

Posted By: Mr. Q
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2018 at 12:41am
Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:

Surely not, Mrs Doubtfire's house alone gives it legendary cultural status!

If its not too far can you photograph Mrs D's house? Cool

LOL I actually had to look up this house. I didn't know it was famous. It's closer to Mr. R, but I go to that area once a month as my doggo is quite fond of the park nearby. I'll take a snap this weekend Smile

Posted By: smoothsailor
Date Posted: 25 Sep 2018 at 3:56am
I was at a neighborhood get together last saturday , and saw old pictures of the area. An older lady said that that building used to be a girl school [ maybe catholic girl school] where she was a teacher. Next to it was a public school with is torn down. 


Posted By: Mr. Q
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2018 at 3:03pm
I live in the Korea-town part of Silicon Valley. It's pretty mundane compared to the rest of the Bay Area. 

Here's a shot looking down my street from the dog park

Just over a small overpass lies a bunch of tech companies like this one

Heading the other way is El Camino, a 600 mile road which goes all the way down California. It's filled with shopping centers, motels, and pretty much everything else.

Typically, I purchase groceries from nearby Korean and Japanese markets... the portions aren't large, but the meat, fish, and vegetables are much nicer quality than those from popular chains like Whole Foods... and the nearby Kinokuniya is a plus so I can easily pick up the latest Clutch or 2nd magazines Wink

You may have to fight some obasans for the best picks though

There is a real downtown nearby, but there aren't typically a lot of people walking the streets

There are a lot of random murals to add some color

Lately, electric scooter rentals have been littering the streets, they're friggin' 'everywhere

But luckily, I typically don't need to hang around except to go get film developed or to head to Muji

And it's only around 40 minutes from the beach or San Francisco proper

Posted By: likeacannon
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2018 at 10:26pm
This is my new favorite thread, great idea sailor! I'll take a stroll around tomorrow and snap some photos for everyone. 

Posted By: smoothsailor
Date Posted: 01 Oct 2018 at 4:58am
all credits to Double O, he's the man with the great idea's.
I'd like see pictures of Portland,OR


Posted By: bartlebyyphonics
Date Posted: 21 Oct 2018 at 1:41pm
so no big coverage in terms of distance, all around 5-10 mins walk from home
[and calling to all those promising tours... let go go go]
saaaaaaath london
imagined site of a mythic carrot
to the south: east Dulwich and the foodies and the media types

to the west: oval, vauxhall, Pimlico and yes olde london

to the east: Peckham, New Cross, Greenwich, Woolwich [and the last bits of space...]; the young uns, the trendies and the out of towners

to the north: Elephant and Castle, Waterloo, the West End [sites of most intense gentrification in the immediate present]

a site between and betwixt
long without a tube [underground train stop] it has hovered between realms
now tube-a-fied [the new-fangled overground; a pipeline between dalston-hoxton and clapham {{{I shudder typing those names even}}}] times are a changing

a tour
some shadows, fingers, and spaces in-between...

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and then stride forth dear bros... 

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the green for which camberwell green is named

a london bus! [or 3 - camberwell is most well served by these majesties of the road]

and some old vs new world moments...

embattlements as embetterments

and this one just for double 0
this used to be an industrial site where things were once made: badly designed luxury lifestyle boxes replace such productive matters...

another transformation
many pubs transformed to mosques or churches
here the chance of bingo transformed to the will of god

one truly grumpy old mans pub remains in this particular stretch ... [many gastro pubs flourish elsewhere but not with such an intransigent sign]

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to come later: a number 12 bus journey...

Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 21 Oct 2018 at 10:33pm
Loved it! bartles wins the internet today

and forever more...

Posted By: bartlebyyphonics
Date Posted: 22 Oct 2018 at 1:06am

Posted By: Duke
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2018 at 1:50am
Love this thread

Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2018 at 10:29am
Thanks Duke, its got a bit of potential an'it

Posted By: HP Sauce
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2018 at 10:50am
Bartleby's stroll kept me enchanted. I found the finger points to annoying instances of tone-deaf gentrification particularly helpful.

Weird cultural disjunctures:

- your local law enforcement weapons clean-up seems to target nothing more than well-sharpened cutlery, no firearms; and, bless you,
- purple bin bags.

HP Sauce

Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2018 at 2:33pm
Unfortunately HP, those sharp items of cutlery have ended the lives of far too many people in London over the last few years. We’re grateful that guns are relatively contained compared to some other countries.

Helixing my inner beanie

Posted By: Duke
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2018 at 2:46pm
It’s a terrific idea Double 0

I’ll add some over the next few days - I’ve got a good handful of tourist shots I could lead with and then add some more ‘real’ pics when I get the chance of a stroll around town

Posted By: bartlebyyphonics
Date Posted: 27 Oct 2018 at 11:17am
HP indeed as maynard-san has noted: fewer guns in uk, but pointy-things are currently one of the easier killing tools of choice 4 lots of london young 'uns / yutes... easy to get hold of, easy to use... hard to let go of... 

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Posted By: bartlebyyphonics
Date Posted: 27 Oct 2018 at 12:21pm
and as promised; a short bus excursion (no more than 30 mins)...
not all camberwell urban 
there can be quite the pastoral feel
its origin is as an C. 18th housing strip; moving from the pastoral to the urban as the C. 19th industrial revolution set a sprawl in motion...
some originals remain
and some new builds attempt some synchronicity...

with hipster new businesses in the edges
but still garbage a-plenty

a swift turn onto the main drag reveals the local hardware store (also top purveyor of whisky), the baths (built in 1892) 

and the leaves replaced by other debris...

but onto the no.12 bus brethren...

as promised: a pub turned into mosque, surrounded by building developments...

some shop fronts travelling up the Walworth road...

then nearing elephant and castle, another old man's pub (this time in mock-tudor) literally encased by surrounding developments... and oriental supermarkets for the international students housed en-masse nearby...

then a little shimmy onwards... past high-rise developments, art colleges [missing the stretch including imperial war museum and siobhan davies dance studios], hitting the river; st thomas' hospital, some other neo-gothic site of decision making, 

and then another seat, a booth, a site of true horse-shit...

apparently some pictures in here

and then turning up towards haymarket, its the athenaeum club & no shit: its a telephone booth, passing jermyn street part-home of british tailoring...

up regents st. - apple store a particular bun fight of cybernetic techno-solutions for the trails of life...

at the top of regents st. dismounting, amidst piss, drink remains or whatever... christmas preparations, self-portrait or creep shot... some more between shots for comparison to camberwell's betwixtings, 

and a short walk to the destination... clutch cafe to try shirts (all too small for this gaijin frame) but scores of two lightnings... suka jackets a fave... [recent jelado Alaska versions of interest...]

and then home: one more pub-to-church conversion to finish on...


Posted By: likeacannon
Date Posted: 27 Oct 2018 at 8:44pm
Finally got around to getting these up, welcome to my neighborhood.

My street looking south.

The local watering hole.

The theatre of the my neighborhood's namesake.

The daytime watering hole (and formal employer).

An (almost) daily walk across one of Portland's many bridges.

Down the street from work.

Just got lucky here.

Favorite mural in town.

Posted By: HP Sauce
Date Posted: 29 Oct 2018 at 5:05am
Guys thank you so much for taking the time to share these photos. They are such a pleasure to gaze at.

likeacannon, I particularly love that Olympian statue reaching down to passersby. I had no idea Portland had that much architectural interest going for it.

For me, it's always been the place from whence came the "Old Dears" from the American branch of my father's family. The Dears were not cool at all, being given wearing to floral print blouses, cloying perfume, sensible footwear, and black persian lamb coats.

Guess it's time to revise my thinking.

HP Sauce

Posted By: Duke
Date Posted: 29 Oct 2018 at 9:10am

The abbey

The lighthouse


Posted By: Duke
Date Posted: 29 Oct 2018 at 9:15am
Cobbles on the harbour side

The nets


Posted By: Duke
Date Posted: 29 Oct 2018 at 9:20am
Harbour wall on the way to a pint

Sluice gates that are never closed when you need them to be

Typically well maintained

Posted By: Duke
Date Posted: 29 Oct 2018 at 9:23am
Low tide

My fishmonger

Goodnight for now

Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 29 Oct 2018 at 9:35am
For some reason Duke, i always thought you lived in Edinburgh Ermm

Posted By: Duke
Date Posted: 29 Oct 2018 at 10:35am
Nope and I’m not from Arbroath either but this little town is my home now

Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 29 Oct 2018 at 10:38am
Does the Duke of Sussex live in Sussex? Same with Edinburgh.

Helixing my inner beanie

Posted By: Duke
Date Posted: 29 Oct 2018 at 10:49am

Posted By: smoothsailor
Date Posted: 29 Oct 2018 at 10:57am
nice town Duke


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 31 Oct 2018 at 2:22pm


I'll endorse anything for cash

Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 31 Oct 2018 at 3:03pm
Very good post Neal. I think you’d like my undergraduate dissertation on the gentrification of a staunchly working-class riverside area of East London through the re-purposing of former industrial buildings (warehouses) into residential spaces, which I wrote in 1989!

Helixing my inner beanie

Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 31 Oct 2018 at 11:38pm
Thanks Martin

Its hard to imagine how some of the 'artisan' hipster joints at Kelham Island make a living but the puppet masters in this whole charade are developers like West One who bought up the industrial buildings (with cash from the flats which they built on West St, i assume so they didn't have to pay tax on the profits) for next to nowt after the decline/outsourcing of the 00's, tart them up and offer them to hipsters for a massively reduced rent on a short term lease, the hipsters bring in the middle classes/money then after 12months they get a rent hike which if successful in their business they pay to extend the lease, if not they move out, It lifts the area and WestOne's portfolio increases in value, its inevitable that the chains will move in when the hipsters can't afford the rent.
Its the same with the flats, non of them are privately owned they're all owned by letting agencies/Chinese investors but even those built 10 years ago are already showing signs of neglect i don't think the Velocity building has ever had the windows cleaned..but hey, there's a brand new shiny glass cube just around the corner.
The 'art deco' factory (Record Ridgway) has been abandoned for years, (there used to be raves in there) because some London solicitors bought the 100 year lease to the land 10 years ago so the building will revert to their ownership in the coming months.

Posted By: Duke
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2018 at 12:16am
I can see the good and bad to these city developments but, for me, one of the saddest parts is how ambivalent the designs are.

Many of those shots could be taken in any city in the UK

That aside, great post that tells more of your story.

Posted By: bartlebyyphonics
Date Posted: 02 Nov 2018 at 1:32am
nice post indeed double O: you win the deed to the internet right back
less extensive, but showing the ubiquity of said blocks that seem to be exponentially expanding
surrounding the weird waiting booth where my sub-par fit pix are made (on a station platform awaiting a train swap)
more cubes grow on the sites of post-industry...  
from one form of container to another...
[edit: to give context; this is a stretch of rochester and chatham's long un-used riverside once home to docks and the like now becoming riverside apartments... check the council link: a whole 25% of this allowed to affordable housing in one of the most deprived areas of the south east; very generous... ]

Posted By: HP Sauce
Date Posted: 02 Nov 2018 at 5:05am
Fellas, where's the green? Where's the pleasant? The only hint of floral exuberance on this page seems to come from 00's snap of the bullied little Kelham Tavern.

Quite right, this is heartless and mindless development.

HP Sauce

Posted By: bartlebyyphonics
Date Posted: 02 Nov 2018 at 5:39am
we have nice parks too...
eye cleansing of the gritz
big green spaces remain around areas like charlton
[oh, but don't worry... ]

but also even in zone 2 lots of trees and pastoral-experience-zones (formally known as parks) can be found if you want a Romantic framing of refrance...

+ a bonus urban squirrel for jollies [begging for nuts or iphones]

Posted By: HP Sauce
Date Posted: 02 Nov 2018 at 5:50am
That's better, Bartleby. At some point, I will attempt to use my new camera to show you the little beasties who wave to me from the forest in our backyard.

Hint: they wear little robber masks and are rumoured to be running in several local municipal elections to formally confirm that they run the show anyway.

HP Sauce

Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 02 Nov 2018 at 10:55am
Aye, don't let my inner-city post skew, it does show a distinct lack of greenery but Sheffield does have more trees per person than any other city in Europe, 4.5 million.

Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 03 Nov 2018 at 9:22am

I'll endorse anything for cash

Posted By: CSL
Date Posted: 03 Nov 2018 at 10:38am
I expect he'd be happy you saved it too.

Posted By: HP Sauce
Date Posted: 05 Nov 2018 at 7:09am
I love her, 00, beautifully framed in all her hairy-arm-pitted glory.

I'm hiking up my tights and striking a warrior pose as I type this.

HP Sauce

Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 15 Nov 2018 at 12:09am
Pull the choke out a bit...

C'mon lazy bones's, get those cameras out

Posted By: CSL
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2018 at 11:51am
I can have a walk around our field with my camera but I think you guys have seen it all at this point.

Posted By: smoothsailor
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2018 at 12:11pm
Your field still safe CSL?


Posted By: CSL
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2018 at 1:03pm
Thanks for asking, Smoothsailor. So far the fires are still quite a ways from us so we probably won't have a problem. A couple of years back we had one come very close & were ready to evacuate but the fire crews got it under control with two planes & a helicopter dropping water from a local pond...

Posted By: crispycornflak3s
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2019 at 7:21am
My gf and I went on a small hike as a break from the feastful Christmas meals. The forest of Fontainebleau is quite near our neighbourhood.

It was a very gloomy Saturday. No sign of the Sun anywhere, and it was quite warm and humid for an end of December.

I didn't take much pictures since we were rushing a bit before it got dark.
Below is part of L'Antre des Druides (The Druids' Lair). Lots of tiny caves (enough space to put a cauldron and make some potions), as well as menhirs and large stones. You can easily get lost between the rocks.

Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2019 at 9:53am
Looks like a very atmospheric place.


Posted By: bartlebyyphonics
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2019 at 11:24am
my 19th century favourite photo of the area..." rel="nofollow -

Posted By: crispycornflak3s
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2019 at 6:12am
@mrblack it's quite a fantastic feeling to be there. Plus, if you go further thru the lair, there's a passage towards a hill that will take you to see a breathtaking view of part of the forest (La Grange de Franchard).

@bartlebyyphonics that's quite a beautiful photo. I haven't heard of this photographer before, thanks for sharing that ! And I believe you can still see, or most probably feel, the same view as that on the photo by the forest near Barbizon where that photo was taken. Smile

Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2019 at 2:24am
Nice one crispy

Wot no houses?

Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2019 at 9:21am

I'll endorse anything for cash

Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2019 at 10:17am
Thanks Neal, I always enjoy these posts, even though it is a trip down an unknown memory lane (for me).

Helixing my inner beanie

Posted By: HP Sauce
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2019 at 10:48am
Holy crap! When did the alien cube land on and consume Henderson's Relish?

Was there a little trail of spicy, fruity sauce on the sidewalk?

I, for one, hope our alien overlords remain vegan.

HP Sauce

Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2019 at 11:11am
Don't fret Henderson's is still there, it's sacred with the cultural signinificance of Christ the Redeemer" rel="nofollow - Soundhouse is just behind

Posted By: HP Sauce
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2019 at 11:39am
Good. So any slurping sounds that might escape the rubber house are purely artistic in nature. That's a great comfort.

(Which may be part of the Aliens' game plan. Just saying.)

Subsequently edited to ensure the word "artist" is co-joined with "ic". No judgement, though.

HP Sauce

Posted By: bartlebyyphonics
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2019 at 12:53pm
ClapThumbs Up
full approval given
top posting there
I too like the egg box aesthetic!

Posted By: denimsince65
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2019 at 5:59pm
Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:

Thread bumping...

A few weeks ago i purchased some old Sheffield City postcards

Old pics of Sheffield....

Here's where I spent a fair bit of time back in the 60's.

The Mojo Club on Pitsmoor Road. Run by a young Pete Stringfellow, his brother and his Mum. Long gone......

A brilliant venue for all-nighters until it closed in 1967. Even had a sprung dance floor. Happy (dancing) days


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 04 Oct 2019 at 11:35am

I'll endorse anything for cash

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