Show me your picture (Geography Edition)

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Re: Show me your picture (Geography Edition)

Post by Stealth » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:09 am

@ sanichi: Nice pic! :) I especially like those two trees on the right side of the pic.
Thank you for reviving this topic! I haven't had the motivation to do it. :( I'm still not going to post my own pics though, but I thought I could try a new technology (new to stratoforum at least).

This is the hotel I stayed in during my stay in Puebla, Mexico. It's located three blocks from the main square (I can't get Street View's "embed" function to work... I'm not even sure it's supposed to work here, even though youtube's embed function does work in stratoforum).

http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&source=s ... 4,,0,-7.28

From wikipedia: One of the reasons Puebla was chosen as a World Heritage Site was due to the historic and cultural value of its architecture. Various styles and techniques such as Baroque, Renaissance and Classic are represented here in over 5,000 buildings included in the catalogue. The historic center is filled with churches, monasteries, mansions and the like, mostly done in gray cantera stone, red brick and decorated with multicolored tiles. Puebla is also considered to be the “cradle of Mexican Baroque” both in architecture and in the decorative arts, and one of the five most important colonial cities in Mexico.
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Re: Show me your picture (Geography Edition)

Post by NeverendingAbyss » Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:31 pm

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Snow in Maryland... or was it Seattle? Maybe Texas... hmmmm.... :?

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Re: Show me your picture (Geography Edition)

Post by Babylon » Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:24 pm

Stealth wrote: One of the reasons Puebla was chosen as a World Heritage Site was due to the historic and cultural value of its architecture. Various styles and techniques such as Baroque, Renaissance and Classic are represented here in over 5,000 buildings included in the catalogue. The historic center is filled with churches, monasteries, mansions and the like, mostly done in gray cantera stone, red brick and decorated with multicolored tiles. Puebla is also considered to be the “cradle of Mexican Baroque” both in architecture and in the decorative arts, and one of the five most important colonial cities in Mexico.
It is indeed a beautiful city! :)
NeverendingAbyss wrote: Snow in Maryland... or was it Seattle? Maybe Texas... hmmmm.... :?
That reminds me of when I used to live in Indiana. Too damn cold for me!

This is where I will be spending X-mas vacation this year:

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Leaving for Puerto Vallarta on Tuesday :D

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Re: Show me your picture (Geography Edition)

Post by AAAAAAAAA » Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:42 pm

:cry: Life is not fair. Or is that just what it is?

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Re: Show me your picture (Geography Edition)

Post by sanichi » Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:22 pm

@ Stealth
actually, the quality of that photo is pretty poor cause of the weather...
however, I've already posted a pic of the same scene at dusk some time ago in summer, it's right behind our house, love that view. :)

@ Babylon
Nice place to spend a christmas vacation...makes me kind of jealous in freezy Germany here :wink:

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Re: Show me your picture (Geography Edition)

Post by life-l » Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:26 pm

Babylon wrote: This is where I will be spending X-mas vacation this year
Babylon, wow.... :shock: excellent choice!!! :D
sorry for my english)))

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Re: Show me your picture (Geography Edition)

Post by Babylon » Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:42 am

Yea my uncle just bought a house in Vallarta and he invited us to spend Xmas over there, so how can you say no to that? :D

Even tho it is not very cold in Guadalajara right now (it very rarely gets below 10ºC in the winter), I definitely prefer beach weather!

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Post by finnlandia » Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:44 pm

Snow in Tatabanya!

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Re: Show me your picture (Geography Edition)

Post by NeverendingAbyss » Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:04 pm

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That is a bench :lol:

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Re: Show me your picture (Geography Edition)

Post by Babylon » Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:13 pm

NeverendingAbyss wrote:That is a bench :lol:
:lol: :lol: Nice

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Re: Show me your picture (Geography Edition)

Post by AAAAAAAAAA » Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:49 am

Here is a picture of the ranch i'm writing from.

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Whadja think it was? :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: Show me your picture (Geography Edition)

Post by DawnIsHere » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:44 pm

I spent the New Year's holidays at this paradise in Peru highlands, Colca river gives life to the Colca Valley and shapes the world's 2nd deepest canyon.

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On the way to Colca Valley, llamas at 4000m (over sea level).


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The Colca Valley (view to the east)


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The Colca Valley (view to the west where the canyon will form)


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At the top of Colca Canyon, there's 1200m deep cliff from this point (scarily beautiful)


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Back to the valley again, view from one of the highest points.


One of my best New Year's celebrations ever! :)
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Re: Show me your picture (Geography Edition)

Post by sanichi » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:38 pm

Wow...impressive pictures and a breathtaking view.... :shock: , must have been a wonderful place to spend your holidays, though I probably couldn't have stood so near to the edge of that abyss, I'm kind of scared of hights... :oops: :lol:

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Re: Show me your picture (Geography Edition)

Post by Babylon » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:27 pm

One of my cousins from Mexico City sent me this pic:

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Re: Show me your picture (Geography Edition)

Post by Tero-75 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:45 am

Here's few pictures from my homesteps:

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Moon lights the yard but you can see a streetlight on left.

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