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Re: Pictures Of Where You Live
« Reply #120 on: June 29, 2016, 01:29:23 PM »

Oh, there are still windmills here and there. I'm lucky to have one in my very own village. They are carefully preserved nowadays.



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« Reply #121 on: June 29, 2016, 07:48:52 PM »

^^^^

Beautiful! So much more attractive than the monstrosities that dot the North Dakota landscape.
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« Reply #122 on: June 30, 2016, 04:02:26 AM »

Pretty, Cor.  I love those old flour mills!
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« Reply #123 on: July 12, 2016, 01:00:36 PM »

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« Reply #124 on: July 12, 2016, 11:52:31 PM »

Good summer for gardens!
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« Reply #125 on: July 14, 2016, 02:43:49 AM »




That's one of the prettiest landscape pictures I've ever seen, Cor.  There's something special about the windmills in Holland.  They're shaped differently than others.  Very elegant!


I'm fortunate that there aren't any windmills around here because there are times I would wind up doing this...



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« Reply #126 on: July 14, 2016, 02:56:13 AM »










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« Reply #127 on: July 14, 2016, 03:00:13 AM »

Good summer for gardens!

They look nice, Dave.  I can't do that where I live.  Too many deer!
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« Reply #128 on: July 14, 2016, 09:47:29 AM »

I fight with them too! We mix a pepper spray or some commercial stuff that seems to work. I put up a 50 foot chicken wire fence in the winter to protect my arbor vites and burlap wrap some others. It's  a job.
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« Reply #129 on: July 14, 2016, 07:23:38 PM »

I fight with them too! We mix a pepper spray or some commercial stuff that seems to work. I put up a 50 foot chicken wire fence in the winter to protect my arbor vites and burlap wrap some others. It's  a job.

You fight windmills too?  Pepper spray and chicken wire work?  I've got to try that.  I've just been using my lance.





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« Reply #130 on: July 14, 2016, 11:58:17 PM »

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« Reply #131 on: July 15, 2016, 12:04:13 AM »

You fight windmills too?  Pepper spray and chicken wire work?  I've got to try that.  I've just been using my lance.





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You need to dip your spear. Gets them every time!
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« Reply #132 on: July 15, 2016, 12:21:40 AM »

You need to dip your spear. Gets them every time!


I'll try that Sancho, mi amigo.
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Re: Pictures Of Where You Live
« Reply #133 on: July 15, 2016, 11:47:26 PM »

This is the main square of my town:

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« Reply #134 on: July 16, 2016, 01:01:30 AM »

This is the main square of my town:



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« Reply #135 on: July 16, 2016, 11:44:40 AM »


The world from my window...



So, we're on the edge of town, where farm country and wilderness begins. Note the monstrosity of an apartment building in the foreground and imagine them packed together, block after block as you get closer to the city center. The 'burbs, East German style.

But we're as out-of-town as you can get while technically remaining in-town, and we call this our million dollar view. The details aren't clear in the photo, but there's all that farm activity and unspoiled nature spots to take in. We really appreciate that. Great biking trails just spitting distance away as well.

The best thing in this photo is that giant blue arrow floating in the sky. OK, there's not really a giant blue arrow floating there, it's a Photoshop trick. Us tricky East Germans. But what the arrow is pointing to is a castle atop yonder hilltop, Schloss Leuchtenburg. Again, too bad you don't get the details as well in the photo. It's much clearer to the naked eye. Here's what the place is like...



We've been over there a couple of times. We once attempted climbing the hill "the hard way" up a very steep, thickly forested slope with the most tenuous of switchback hiking trails etched into the mountainside. We had to pass our bikes up to one another when the trail got too thin to walk them. Ridiculously risky; we were lucky to have gotten up there without incurring massive contusions, fractures or lacerations. The scene along the way was breathtaking. I wish I'd taken pictures. What's the idea anyway of putting a castle up on top of some hill? Rough on the tourists.

The multi-color lights at night make it look like a big Christmas tree in the distance. It's a strangely comforting landmark for us. We're such goofs.

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« Reply #136 on: July 16, 2016, 07:30:58 PM »

I'm really enjoying all these pictures and information. Schloss Leuchtenburg is amazing! I can't believe how long it's been around; since the 13th century according to this website: http://www.eupedia.com/germany/leuchtenburg-guide.shtml It's a good thing it's not here. It would have been torn down in the 70's.  roll:) We actually had a nice restaurant here called The Castle. It was THE place for banquets, wedding receptions and a nice dinner out but it closed in 1997 after 50 years. Then 8 years later it was torn down to make way for some big commercial development that hasn't happened yet.

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« Reply #137 on: July 16, 2016, 08:11:51 PM »


^^^

What a waste. It should have been preserved and kept for special functions. Would probably make a great haunted castle around Halloween. Oh well. Some people's kids.

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« Reply #138 on: July 16, 2016, 11:51:15 PM »

^^^

Some people's kids.

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Yeah, there's a lot of those kids running that city. They're in the the process now of replacing the main drag with a series of roundabouts:

http://www.walkableolean.com/simulation.asp

It's a system that relies on people to use courtesy and common sense. I stick to the back streets and rear entrances!
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