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On 12/31/2020 at 3:48 AM, louisbosco said:

Western Australia has no cases at all. We do not care about imported cases as they are from returning citizens and those numbers are irrelevant. Only community spread cases is important as that dictates if a state should shut its borders with other states. all new cases under Australia comes from the damned eastern states of NSW and VIC. 

The states with people in them!

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4 hours ago, FAB FOUR said:

The states with people in them!

...and the ones where the air crews who come in on all of the overseas cargo flights are accommodated – 3,000 people in Sydney at any given time. I think they've done well to keep infection rates as low as they have been all this time; hopefully the current spike is contained...

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Snow Storm number 2!!! So excited.

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Dusting of fluffy

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Thread bumpin with some sad news.. Sheffield's John Lewis (Cole Brothers) has anounced it's closure.

They opened their doors in 1847 and looked like this

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Post-modernisation

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Coles Corner has been a famous Sheffield meeting place for young lovers for more than 100yrs, it seems like only yesterday that some redneck cop threatened to "wrap his truncheon around my fucking neck" if i didn't move along when i was stood at said corner meeting my then girlfriend, now wife.. happy memories :rolleyes:

 

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Arundel Gate underpass, i took this photo sometime around the late 90's

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Made me smile when the overweight couple had to carry the pram up the stairs.. :ph34r:

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Out on paw patrol at the local park with the hound. Not sure if this architectural style has a name!

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Class , had a whippet when I was a kid 

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Had a stroll up Abbydale Road today...

Walked through the park, past some concave glass

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Along Sharrow Vale road... had a look around the yard behind Gilberts junk emporium

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Past The Porter Book Shop

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...up the hill towards Psalter lane and down towards Abbydale past Kid Acne's Birth of Hip-Hop

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..shortcut through the ball courts

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Strip the Willow, where you can get your painted woodwork srtipped back to bare wood

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..who doesn't love an old bubbly machine

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...a different Cole's Corner

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...even though it's a sleepy Sunday, it's great to see folks around and a sense of normality returning

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Derelict, Abbydale Picture Palace

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Swifties, my favourite archetectural salvage joint, closed on Sundays..

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Gin Joint

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Bike shop

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Dress Makers

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..gotta love this shop front

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Broady, where all the climbers hang out,  i hooked up with Sugar Mountain for a pint here a few years ago..

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Groceries

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Tailor

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Barry's Bar,

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Up cemetary road past Lansdown Flats

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Through leafy Kenwood

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...along Psalter Lane

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...and back home

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20 hours ago, Double 0 Soul said:

 

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Really nice look around your area 00. looks such a great place to live.

And love that you caught Billy Bragg grabbing a quick bite while visiting the north...

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Thanks Chris!

He finds it inspiring to write songs about the struggles of socialism from outside his tiny unit on Abbeydale Rd

...compared to his massive mansion in Dorset :D

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He’s returning to his spiritual home of South Yorkshire - he was a miner between the wars you know.

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3 hours ago, Double 0 Soul said:

Thanks Chris!

He finds it inspiring to write songs about the struggles of socialism from outside his tiny unit on Abbeydale Rd

...compared to his massive mansion in Dorset :D

:laugh:. authenticity is All

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I’ve posted a slew of photos from longer hikes elsewhere around the state & country, but a big part of why I live where I do is how much access there is to nature just outside town

Went for a nice walk this morning before the fog burned off, just around an ~8 minute drive / ~30 minute walk up the hill from my house in one of the regional parks

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Blackberries & thimbleberries will be coming into season any week now

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On 6/13/2021 at 1:40 PM, julian-wolf said:

I’ve posted a slew of photos from longer hikes elsewhere around the state & country, but a big part of why I live where I do is how much access there is to nature just outside town

Went for a nice walk this morning before the fog burned off, just around an ~8 minute drive / ~30 minute walk up the hill from my house in one of the regional parks

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Blackberries & thimbleberries will be coming into season any week now

northern cal? Awesome pics man. Great part of the country I’d love to visit again. 

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Yep, East Bay: those photos are Tilden Park

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It looks like a Hollywood jungle straight out of Indiana Jones...

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I was born in what was called West-Berlin back then.

My parents moved places a couple of times within Berlin, but we settled more or less sometime in the early-mid 70's in the current neighbourhood. It's an 3rd floor apartment in a building from around 1914 which is part of the Tempelhof airfield settlement/airport.
So, technically speaking, it's in Tempelhof-Mariendorf, but it's actually at the meeting point of 3 more boroughs (Schöneberg, Kreuzberg, Neukölln).

Today, we are looking across the street from my apartment over to where Kreuzberg starts...this is an architectural model and our house is the generic cut-off at center front.

Today‘s focus are the 3 buildings across the street.

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Today...

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Across the street we have an ensemble of 3 separate buildings by architect Max Taut.

The main attraction is the Verbandshaus der Deutschen Buchdrucker build from 1924-26 in yellow bricks.

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Here are some detail shots...

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Growing up the first 2 windows used to be dry cleaner...

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Here's the driveway to the inner/backyards and the entrances to the apartments...

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And into the first yard to the side buildings and the main printing house...

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Details of the stairs and elevators the print house...

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Onto the last yard...

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Some exterior shots from the back...

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Literature and historic shots...

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It's very difficult to get inside, but occasionally they are doing tours. I've seen historic pictures for the apartments as well.

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The gaps left and wright weren't closed until after WW2. (When I get to do a post of the house we live in and the history of the settlement it will become more obvious.)

Details for the print house...

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The factory floor picture should be from the 2nd floor.

And that's what it looked like growing up in the 70's (picture is probably late 50's - mid 60's):

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After WW2 they asked Max Taut to revisit the site and build those 2 additional houses (1953-55) to the left...

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Today...

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Half of the ground floor and the round end (still) is a public library (that I used to grow up in).

That's the backside...

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And here's the 3rd building - a little skyscraper...

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Unfortunately, I never had friends in kindergarten or school that lived across the street - because they were technically in a different borough they probably ended up in different schools.

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2 more historic shots...

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