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    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
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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.
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Thanks Paul! Im still without internet but im back in work today.

Alrighty here's what i had in mind for this thread... grab yourself a camera and take some photo's around your neighbourhood, no need to go far and don't be afraid to photo-bomb.

We recently moved (you might remember me painting the windows) from nowhere's-ville in Derbyshire to the S10/S11 area of Sheffield, mainly for schooling, mini-souls school was lovely and only a short walk away but his secondary school is flippin miles away and only considered 'meh' at best plus after the age of 10 a semi-rural village lifestyle becomes rather less stimulating.

The house prices in the sticks have stagnated for years, i would have been mortgage free in a year or two but now im mortgaged up to the armpits till retirement Ouch

Oh well, it was worth it.
We've bought a Victorian terrace house, similar to these.


..albeit tucked away up a lane with a bit of frontage, here is the view from my front door.


The terrace houses are nr the bottom of the foodchain in S11 (you will see what i mean) but it costs a fucking fortune to buy into the catchment, similar redbrick terrace houses a couple of miles away in the old industrial east-end of the city can be yours for less than 50k and you get a sofa out front and maybe a fridge.

Thankfully im only 3miles from the Peaks, im actually closer than i was before.

We followed the Porter Brook on the bikes yesterday morning


...up to Shepherd Wheel, one of the last remaining working water wheels in the city dating from 1500 powering a grinding workshop




... back down to Endcliffe Park, a typical Victorian parkland.

You always find swanky houses overlooking the parks, one side...




...and t'other




...we popped out of the park


..and headed to Sharrow Vale Rd, our local shops


..everything we need here, butchers, bakers, candlestick makers and oddly Miele??




..finally i can get a haircut for less than a tenner, next door is Pete McKee's gallery


...we headed up to The Botanical Gardens, like a mini Kew




..on the way home we headed through Ranmoor where the redbrick turns back to olde-worlde stone


I take this route on my way to work




...back down Hangingwater


...up to the allotments


Im going to get my name down for one of these plots, i should get to the top of the list by retirement age

We had a bit of a battle with the education department/school admissions getting mini-soul into the local school but im glad that we persevered, its brilliant! We sent him in shinny shoes to find out that they have a no uniform policy and rather than assembly they have half an hour of meditation and yoga before class, its like a left-leaning-hippy-Hogwarts Big smile

Oh.. ive finally got myself a wood burning stove, i couldn't have one in the old house, being listed the heritage society wouldn't take too kindly to on me cutting a hole in the roof for a chimney.


Oh and check out my outhouse, it makes Gina G's look palatial in comparison

There we have it, ive kept it within a 30min walk but if you have some local landmarks worth seeing then lets see em!



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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

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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.
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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!
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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
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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
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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. 
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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



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