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King_County_Downy
shitfaced
+2,791|5654|Seattle

http://imgur.com/a/xrnUr
Fishin' in the morn'

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Sober enough to know what I'm doing, drunk enough to really enjoy doing it
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+763|5741|United States of America
Neat pics from my business trip 4 months late

Bern n shit
https://imgur.com/D6BlcIy.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/G7znP0z.jpg

Swanky penthouse hotel and free shit
https://imgur.com/oUyeLSQ.jpg

https://imgur.com/SgXbcNZ.jpg

Quaint old shit
https://imgur.com/DRRqqno.jpg

https://imgur.com/qrA95Lv.jpg

https://imgur.com/0wlNmub.jpg

https://imgur.com/WF5KiDb.jpg

Slightly less nice place in Germany
https://imgur.com/UgiDbR8.jpg

Dreamliner business class was huge
https://imgur.com/Xu0mubj.jpg
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+491|2776

DesertFox- wrote:

Neat pics from my business trip 4 months late

Bern n shit




Swanky penthouse hotel and free shit




Quaint old shit








Slightly less nice place in Germany


Dreamliner business class was huge
Very cool. Very clean too. I was in Boston recently and was amazed how clean everything is compared to NYC. Did you feel the same way coming from Chicago? Is Chicago dirty?
DesertFox-
The very model of a modern major general
+763|5741|United States of America

SuperJail Warden wrote:

DesertFox- wrote:

Neat pics from my business trip 4 months late

Bern n shit
Very cool. Very clean too. I was in Boston recently and was amazed how clean everything is compared to NYC. Did you feel the same way coming from Chicago? Is Chicago dirty?
I've never been to NYC, but we have an engineer from there and my understanding is just that the city is dirty af. Trash strewn all over and the like. Chicago's pretty darn clean these days. The river used to be a monstrosity, but it's become pretty desirable.

I think I said before, but I was taken aback by just how much graffiti was in Europe. Bern and Frankfurt are major cities, yes, but even in the smaller ones there was always something sprayed on a wall. Quite clean, as you described, though.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
+1,747|5162|eXtreme to the maX
Those socialist countries look like shit, how do they get water to flow down the rivers without the assistance of free enterprise?
#FreeBritney
Jay
Bork! Bork! Bork!
+2,003|4414|London, England

DesertFox- wrote:

SuperJail Warden wrote:

DesertFox- wrote:

Neat pics from my business trip 4 months late

Bern n shit
Very cool. Very clean too. I was in Boston recently and was amazed how clean everything is compared to NYC. Did you feel the same way coming from Chicago? Is Chicago dirty?
I've never been to NYC, but we have an engineer from there and my understanding is just that the city is dirty af. Trash strewn all over and the like. Chicago's pretty darn clean these days. The river used to be a monstrosity, but it's become pretty desirable.

I think I said before, but I was taken aback by just how much graffiti was in Europe. Bern and Frankfurt are major cities, yes, but even in the smaller ones there was always something sprayed on a wall. Quite clean, as you described, though.
Athens was absolutely covered in graffiti when I went there. Beautiful city covered in blue spray paint. I don't understand fucking up where you live like that.
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
uziq
Member
+410|2509
athens is one of the roughest urban areas in europe.
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,718|5794|Oxferd Ohire
Went to France and Italy last October, longest vacation since I was in high school.
Flew into Marseille but the order of visit was Cassis->Marseille->Nice(w/4hr Monaco stop)->Florence

Cassis put down some new stone roads and every freaking turn a car would do made squeaks. Nice parks though
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49155892372_fa455bc091_z.jpg

Marseille was fun, went to a soccer match and race. Poured rain that weekend though. Not many pics from the city the weather sucked and I also suck at photographing anything that doesn't involve a car.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49235650791_7b603fc25e_z.jpg


Nice was lovely, mainly stayed in the historic area. Hotel was in this square.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49166589366_63c697685a_z.jpg

Went to Monaco just to see it, place was pretty dead, saw the casino and walked the F1 track.
Last stop was Florence starting at Mugello for the Ferrari World Finals (Daytona did it better).

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49210013342_8f5338e233_z.jpg

Went to the city for sightseeing and a soccer match but made the mistake of walking 26 miles in one day in the wrong shoes.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49084382482_d4dc12a2bf_z.jpg


10/10 trip would do again, left out a lot of details.
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+491|2776
Europe looks so nice. I went to Boston once. I think that is the closest I will get to visiting Europe for awhile.
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,718|5794|Oxferd Ohire
I wanted to go to the UK this year but decided against it before covid happened glad I did.
https://i.imgur.com/tMvdWFG.png
uziq
Member
+410|2509
my new home for the foreseeable. very happy about it too.

https://i.imgur.com/dhCAeub.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/WAkFoRX.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/y3hQMDL.jpg

right next to subway station. truly living my best life. blessèd.
uziq
Member
+410|2509
it's perfect weather today, so i went up to the top of the terrace you can see in my last photo (above).

here's some views of my district, mapo-gu (one of 25 such).

https://i.imgur.com/q0nLicP.jpg

'yeontral park' in hipster yeonnam. where i first moved to. it's a long-ago repurposed steam railway (an actual subway line now runs underneath). this heads north-west towards incheon airport (and north korea).

https://i.imgur.com/xQf1FR7.jpg

looking south, now, towards the han river. this is hongdae main street, the centre of nightlife and alfresco dining. always busy and packed. korean national assembly building, which is on the han river like the houses of parliament on the thames, in top-left.

https://i.imgur.com/bzbGlk1.jpg

looking south-east, this is hongik university, which gives hongdae its namesake. their top art school and which gives the area its demographic flavour. same national assembly building in top-right. the cluster of skyscrapers in the centre is yeouido, on the south bank of the han river, which is seoul's equivalent of a CBD/the city, and a bit of a corporate ghost town. nice parks along the river-side though. the social centres of the city are elsewhere, and the commercial centres too (i.e. gangnam). yeouido is mostly huge corporate headquarters and banks/finance.

https://i.imgur.com/XRLywEw.jpg

looking east, now, on the opposite side of the terrace from the first picture. this is the same continued train line extending towards the centre of the city. you can see my house in the foreground with a red-tiled roof. this is the 'book street' i was talking about, a themed area full of bookstores and nice cafés and bars. plenty of rooftops and open-plan, street-level japanese izakaya joints.

https://i.imgur.com/WZxNVWB.jpg



https://i.imgur.com/cThDXtC.jpg

north-east and namsam tower, on the north bank of the han river. probably the most iconic sight in old seoul, with the westerner/US GI-packed itaewon neighbourhood not far away. if you squint and look just right of centre, you can see the very top of lotte tower, the tallest building in south korea, some 10km away, in jamsil, the rich area bordering gangnam in the south-west. effectively the complete opposite side of the city to my -gu.

https://i.imgur.com/MKi9sVC.jpg

looking north, ansan mountain the foreground (yonsei university and their university hospital is nestled in the foot of it) and bukhansan national park in the background. two of about 12 hikeable trails and 'mountains' within an hour of seoul. really they are everywhere you walk. every street/prospect and open area tends to have perspectives which terminate in a view of mountains.

https://i.imgur.com/adPd2ik.jpg

here's a neat zoom detail of monocultural, racist, fascist south korea. in the centre of this picture you can see a large buddhist temple. behind it you can see a large protestant church. to the left of centre, with the stark white compound, is the trademark asian aesthetic of the church of Latter Day Saints. god bless this country which admits of no western influences!

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uziq
Member
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it's 33 degrees outside with maximum humidity, so you're getting another photo-dump despatch from the frontlines of uzi's saturnalia.


https://i.imgur.com/wOzYE77.jpg

(today i am recording birdsong and cicadas whilst sat firmly under the AC unit.)

https://i.imgur.com/suLV5Qu.jpg

neighbourhood.

views from north seoul (namsan) tower at sunset.

https://i.imgur.com/qt6nuIK.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/KYFd5fQ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/BLB7SAY.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/9OH4t4x.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/JhVbacw.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/JWpn0Te.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/3TWuAuO.jpg

the war museum.

https://i.imgur.com/i1mZnkr.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Si68kCZ.jpg

one of the many royal/noble palaces dotted around the city centre. spaces of calm (see namsan tower, above, in the distance).

https://i.imgur.com/8laxk7c.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/DfhhZ6L.jpg

random walks around the ancient city walls. lots of rooftop bars and restaurants on the ridgelines/fortifications.

https://i.imgur.com/HqJ8gLh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/qQ9PQb3.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/CKGzEIh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/vb5ay9w.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/rlRg4AF.jpg

more examples of the insane monoculture here ... really impressive, this hermit kingdom stuff.

https://i.imgur.com/ZKl3G8E.jpg

a nice natural space running through the centre for 5-6 km.

https://i.imgur.com/yIj5hyF.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Bj2Ev8T.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Mqm5TCn.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/TRG1a9V.png?1

well ... they're not wrong.

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