SF's Tour of the world!

Discussion in 'The Gameroom' started by Nakur, Jul 18, 2013.

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  1. Nakur

    Nakur Member

    Welcome everyone and thanks for joining the tour!



    The idea for this game started earlier tonight in the chat room when Sadeyes, Jayc62, Bhawk, wannaSmile and myself were talking about each others home towns and what they were like. We thought it'd be interesting and fun if users were to post a few pictures of their home towns and maybe add a few words to describe them as a virtual tour guide, every post being it's own little destination with it's own story. All the wonders of travel without having to leave the comfort of your homes!

    So once again,
    Welcome to a tour around the world seen through the eyes of your fellow members.

    Hope you all enjoy yourselves browsing and adding to this post!
     
  2. Nakur

    Nakur Member

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    Groesbeek,
    A small town in the Netherlands.
    We're only a few minutes from the German border and the closest Dutch town to here is Nijmegen, a city assumed to be almost two thousand years old and founded by the Roman empire.

    These days my town is pretty quiet and all we're still known for is having several soccer teams participating at a high national level but back during operation market garden in the second world war our little town was the landing place of the 82th Airborne division, the subsequent fighting that followed almost completely destroyed my town and many people had to evacuate on foot. We still have a memorial statue for those soldiers and their general ( General Gavin ) and I've met families from the USA and Canada that came here to remember them on memorial days. We also have a Canadian war cemetary here that is kept in pristine condition as we should never forget everything they've done for us during the war.

    I don't know what else I should tell you about my small town full of farmers and normal everyday people, if anyone has questions about the town I'd be more than happy to answer them. Otherwise, hope you enjoy some of the photographs I've added and hope to see more towns added to this thread soon!

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    It's a bit hilly and there's a lot of trees but if you like to live quietly it's a nice town.

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    The town's center after 2010 when it was completely rebuilt.

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    This is the "vierdaagse" the worlds biggest largest marching event and one it's third day comes through my town. It's really hard though!

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    This is a picture of an event we call "Carneval" it's pretty much a week long festival of dressing up and having a town wide party haha, it gets pretty crazy but it's a lot of fun!

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    And last but not least, I figured I'd add a historical image of the liberation of Groesbeek during the second world war.

    I might add some more pictures when it's not 3:20 am and I'm half asleep but for now I hope that you liked a small tour of my town. Can't wait to see and read about your towns SF!
     
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  3. Aether

    Aether Well-Known Member



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    So.. this is kind of it :) Timisoara is beautiful, believe me, and if you don`t, it`s my bad to non-existent touring-skills to blame, not the city :biggrin1:
     
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  4. Butterfly

    Butterfly Pokémon Master Staff Alumni SF Author SF Supporter

    So, I currently live in a small town in the UK called Alfreton, located in Derbyshire. It's a small town with a population of about 8,000 (24,000 if you include the surrounding areas and villages, but the town itself has a population of 8,000). It's located near some major cities such as Derby and Nottingham, but also not too far away from some beautiful countryside.

    Here are a couple of pictures of Alfreton High Street:

    http://www.tradepricecopiers.com/Alfreton town centre.jpg

    http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/Ima...-Div/Headers/AlfretonTown-Cropped-720x250.jpg

    http://s0.geograph.org.uk/geophotos/03/01/56/3015637_e5e4e710.jpg

    It looks a bit different from that now, as a lot of those shops have since closed down due to the recession, so a little sad really.

    This is a picture I took of the top of town one day when we had some snow fall:

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    The most famous thing about Alfreton really is that it is home to the Thorntons Chocolate Factory and is just round the corner on the border between both Alfreton, Somercotes and Swanwick. I think the entire population of Alfreton has or will work at Thorntons at some point in their lives, myself included!

    I am not too far away from some beautiful places, such as Chatsworth House:

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...pg/300px-Chatsworth_showing_hunting_tower.jpg

    http://www.peakdistrictinformation.com/images/chatsworth2.jpg

    And Bolsover Castle:

    http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/content/images/iphone/bolsover-castle-iphone.jpg

    And Kedleston Hall:

    http://www.peakdistrictinformation.com/images/kedleston.jpg


    All of these historic and beautiful buildings have all been used in for filming a lot of popular films. There were also the places of residence for a lot of Dukes and Earls a few centuries back.


    I also have these serene and beautiful sights on my doorstep:

    http://derbyshire-peakdistrict-co-uk.leia.parcomweb.net/Matlock Bath 2W.jpg

    http://www.peakdistrictinformation.com/images/matlockbath3.jpg

    That is Matlock Bath, famous for the Heights of Abraham and also well known for its bikers!


    And I have the beautiful peak district on my doorstep:

    http://www.england-360.co.uk/movies/derbyshire/peak-district.jpg



    I hope this has been educational and have found it interesting!
     
  5. Prinnctopher's Belt

    Prinnctopher's Belt Antiquities Friend SF Supporter

    You'll never guess where this is.

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    These are the beautiful cliffs bordering the Potomac River, in Washington, D.C., USA. This is a neighborhood on the city's far western side in Northwest named The Palisades, just north of Georgetown.

    D.C. is the District of Columbia - we are not a state, unlike the other fifty. Washington is the name of the city. It's the seat of the federal government for the United States of America, established sometime around 1790. I refuse to show generic pictures of monuments, so I will show you parts less known from neighborhoods in the district.

    World's Largest Chair! 19.5 feet high, over 4,000 pounds. This is The Big Chair in downtown Anacostia, also known as Uniontown.

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    The Gateway to Chinatown! This is the Friendship Arch in Chinatown, north of downtown DC.

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    The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Georgetown that connects Georgetown to northern Virginia.

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    DC loves baseball, that's why we built Nationals Park, the ballpark. In the fourth inning of every home game, the Presidents' Race happens with the mascots of the Washington Nationals - Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, William Taft, and Teddy Roosevelt. It's pretty funny.

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    A famous food in DC is the half-smoke sausage. It's a quarter pound of meat, half beef and half pork, and the most renown place to find it is an historic restaurant called Ben's Chili Bowl on the vibrant U Street corridor in Northwest. Try one with Ben's famous chili, with their fries; I prefer mine with chili and cheese.

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    There's nowhere else to find these guys, but at the National Zoo in Washington!

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  6. Prinnctopher's Belt

    Prinnctopher's Belt Antiquities Friend SF Supporter

    Take a ride on these from the Horse Center, or walk, jog, zip line or bike, in the great Rock Creek Park.

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    This is one of the more modest of the district's prominent areas. The quaint, historic neighborhood of Capitol Hill, with traditionally styled Washington row houses, and Eastern Market - a popular marketplace for fresh meats, vegetables and fruits, pastries and flowers.

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    Cheseapeake Bay's finest! You can't come to DC and not have seafood. Maryland Blue Crab is a delicacy here, and you must get it from Captain White's Seafood at the Southwest Waterfront, also known as "the wharf". Buy the crabs live and they steam them fresh when you order and add a spicy seasoning.

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    For a few weeks every year in Spring in Washington, everything turns pink, when the cherry blossoms bloom, and the National Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off. Tourists come from all over the world just to see these beautiful flowers that only last a couple of weeks. There's a big parade downtown, and activities and performances surrounding Japanese culture.

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    And every year on the fourth of July, Independence Day, people gather on the National Mall and in boats, cruises, yachts, and kayaks along the waterways to see this.

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