Country/landscape/homes etc.

A place for general discussion. Catch up with mates, post pics, or if you just want to pick on e-thugs.
fugazi
Enthusiast king
Posts: 868
Joined: Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:30 pm
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Contact:

Country/landscape/homes etc.

Postby fugazi » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:40 pm

I recalled a post about countryside/lanscapes when I was on the road to a customer this morning:
http://forums.austarion.com/viewtopic.php?p=136002#136002
WANTSOM wrote:...I love reading/seeing things from stateside especially with background shots showing a little of the country/landscape/homes etc. Gives us a bit of insight into your lifestyle and way of living which is edumacational and opens our eyes to different cultures.

Cheers mate :beer
Greg


So... here's a (mobilephone-) pic from around lunchtime today (-8ºC):
Image
Started at 07:00 from home with -17ºC halfway!
Sunshine ALL day!

\\Magnus :beer
Image

User avatar
Alspos
Flucking kwankers
Posts: 4294
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2004 2:09 pm
Location: Melbourne
Contact:

Postby Alspos » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:30 am

Wow. Dunno how you guys can live in so much snow. But it looks nice :)

User avatar
hoongirl
Ace Girl Retraction
Posts: 1154
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2004 2:18 pm
Location: Sydney

Postby hoongirl » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:06 am

Never mind the snow... -17º!!!

User avatar
WANTSOM
Pushing my luck
Posts: 2161
Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2004 1:43 pm
Location: Sydney

Postby WANTSOM » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:39 am

Beautiful Magnus :beer
Never argue with an idiot, it brings you down to their level and they beat you with experience.

User avatar
palmystar
Dorifto!
Posts: 64
Joined: Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:55 am
Location: palmerston north new zealand

Postby palmystar » Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:35 pm

It must be hard to get up in the morning with temperatures that low. It would be for me anyway. Lovely countryside. the snow must make for some fun driving.

Some pics taken from where i currently live.

Image

Image
If its not broken. Don't fix it

fugazi
Enthusiast king
Posts: 868
Joined: Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:30 pm
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Contact:

Roadtrip

Postby fugazi » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:44 am

On a trip to Umeå this summer, I took som pic's!
Started of at 10pm from Stockholm.
Total of 750km...
This is at an old airstrip (Barkarby, nearby our home):
Image
And some good music!
Image
Image

Mosquitos,fly's and bugs...
This was at a pitstop 1/4 way!
Image

Image
Image
Image
Approaching the Highcoast-bridge (2:45am)
Total lengt:1867m (span1210m)
Widht:17,8m
Height:187m!!!
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Sunrise, time to put on the sunglases! (4:00am!)
Image
Image

Part 2 when/if I find the pic's!
Image

User avatar
Sargeant_Khan
Enthusiast
Posts: 673
Joined: Thu Dec 16, 2004 9:31 pm
Location: Ipswich

Postby Sargeant_Khan » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:04 am

..I want to go to there
Image
PIZZA DELIVERY GUY....No more

User avatar
Komeuppance
Enthusiast
Posts: 619
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:50 pm
Location: Oregon, USA
Contact:

Postby Komeuppance » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:46 am

Awesome. I love to take sunset pics, I wonder where I saved all of them.

Let's see if these work:
Image
Top of Seattle Space Needle

Image
Falls at Silver Creek

Image
Just outside my hometown

I didn't take the following pics, but I'll post them since I can't find my others.
Image
Cruising to Vegas

Image
Sunrise to Vegas

Image
Leaving Nevada

-Robert
Image
Now: Australian Compatible!

User avatar
Komeuppance
Enthusiast
Posts: 619
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:50 pm
Location: Oregon, USA
Contact:

Postby Komeuppance » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:57 am

Hmmm, found a couple more...

Image
Golden Gate

Image
Golden Gate

Image
Sunset in Manila... TONS of smog

Image
Driving home one day, I spotted this car in my rear view closing in fast...

-Robert
Image

Now: Australian Compatible!

User avatar
thrash
Austarion Occupant
Posts: 3088
Joined: Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:09 pm
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby thrash » Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:55 pm

it's funny, america actually has a lot of prime quality landscape, but when us outsiders think about it, mostly the thoughts are towards NY and LA.. skyscrapers, beaches and implants.. the closest we ever get to thinking about the landscape is the grand canyon..

and on that note, there isn't much scenery close to my place, but this is the view from one of my old workplaces.. apologies, it's a phone shot, so the quality doesn't do the scenery justice. you can't see the water sparkle the way it does when you're there on a sunny morning..

Image

User avatar
Vulpes
nearly postwhore
Posts: 1302
Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:13 pm
Location: Sydney

Postby Vulpes » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:38 pm

-17 that global warmings a bitch aint it.

User avatar
hoongirl
Ace Girl Retraction
Posts: 1154
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2004 2:18 pm
Location: Sydney

Postby hoongirl » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:43 pm

The beach near my house. Lovely.

Image

User avatar
Vulpes
nearly postwhore
Posts: 1302
Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:13 pm
Location: Sydney

Postby Vulpes » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:55 pm

hoonie, thats whats Fugazi's place will look like next year when Julia Gillards climate change kicks in. Oh no actually it wont because whe will be introducing a carbon tax to fix the worlds temperature. Thanks god, i was really worried there for a moment.

fugazi
Enthusiast king
Posts: 868
Joined: Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:30 pm
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Contact:

Postby fugazi » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:12 pm

Vulpes wrote:-17 that global warmings a bitch aint it.

Yep! LOL
But... -17 is not realy that cold, well for november it is, but in late january or mid february it will go down a bit... say 10 more?

Actually this november has been the coldest since 1965!
Normal? Yes I would say so...
And the summer was realy warm... the reason for me to go erlier on this roadtrip to Umeå was the +36º (july 11)!!!

Vulpes wrote:hoonie, thats whats fugazi's place will look like next year when Julia Gillards climate change kicks in. Oh no actually it wont because whe will be introducing a carbon tax to fix the worlds temperature. Thanks god, i was really worried there for a moment.


I will post a pic of what MY place looks like in the summer.... when I find it! :D
Image

User avatar
thrash
Austarion Occupant
Posts: 3088
Joined: Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:09 pm
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby thrash » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:44 pm

Vulpes wrote:-17 that global warmings a bitch aint it.


the term 'global warming' is a bit decieving.. because only the parts closer to the equator get much warmer.. the areas close to the poles actually get much colder. They choose the term 'warming' because overall the average temperature of the world is theoretically meant to go up by a couple of degrees..

but the biggest and most problematic change isn't the global warming average temperature bit.. it's the fact that the extreme temperatures become much more common and also grow further apart.

And.. as far as Julia Gillard is concerned, Australia should be fairly worried, because in the worst case scenario, most of the world outside of the tropics will freeze up and remain in subzero temperatures throughout the year, and so most of Australia becomes unhospital.. unless of course you enjoy living in Antarctica or Alaska..

if you've ever admired the aquatic life off the coast of SA, then consider that all of these species will either die off or move far up north, because the current that carries warm water from northern Australia down to the south will no longer exist. The southern coast will become cold and you will get cold water fish and the like instead of the colourful variety that flourishes there now.

Mind you, however, the major debate is not whether global warming is happening or not - it's already here. The debate is more about whether we are causing it or if it's just a natural part of the Earth's changing climate - e.g. this century the world's average temperature is around the 12-13 degrees celcius mark. During the cretaceous period, it was more than double that, and before that it was even higher.. So, is this climb in temparature a natural phenomena or caused by our excessive consumption and polution? That's the debate..


Return to “General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron