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08-29-2013, 01:57 AM #16
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(08-29-2013, 01:49 AM)j browsing Wrote:  we have a lot of visitors from Canada..we are always happy to welcome them..i love bronners..I live about a half mile down the road from there ..you should come see us beercheer.gif

We may do that. I also love German food and beer, and your town's architecture is quite impressive. I understand it was modeled after a town in Germany, with the same name.
08-29-2013, 02:08 AM #17
j browsing Member
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yes it was,,modeled after a town in germany ..my mom grow up not far from here. the beer is good and the food is delicious drool.gif

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08-29-2013, 02:22 AM #18
Octo Mother Superior
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That was awesome JB, adorable town. yay.gif Thanks! And put a few more birches in there and will look just like here. Except for the German theme of course. 37.gif
08-29-2013, 01:55 PM #19
j browsing Member
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http://www.planetizen.com/node/57471 this is one idea using the land..many cities have lost population and have too many abandoned houses.

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08-29-2013, 02:32 PM #20
Octo Mother Superior
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I would be a little wary of growing anything in city soil. I hope they plan on checking for contaminants. If so it's a great idea, but cleaning up soil can be quite costly.
08-29-2013, 02:35 PM #21
j browsing Member
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that is true octo..especially where some of these properties were on or at factory sites

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08-30-2013, 12:25 AM #22
White Ribbon call me
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this is my street, oddly enough..


08-30-2013, 01:54 AM #23
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Beautiful little town JB! beercheer.gif

WR, your street looks just like some areas in Key West.

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08-31-2013, 02:45 PM #24
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(08-28-2013, 10:03 PM)Octo Wrote:  A really good thing about Helsinki is that it's relatively small so you can actually get around quite easily by walking. Although public transport works really well.

One of our favorite places to walk is an area called Eira, lots of fantastic architecture. Mason has pooped in that park many times. 37.gif

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Looks ^ more than a little like a gothic mansion from late 19th early 20th century america?!

Those 20 + room houses use to be single (wealthy) family homes...

But many of them were later split up into 3 family units...

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