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User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4307 posts, RR: 11
Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1590 times:

With plenty of picture threads about big cities or important landmarks of cities and countries, it's time for one about the nameless small town, and quite simply the middle of nowhere places! I'll start.

There are four main 'styles' of small towns in Argentina: heartland or pampean towns (central and northeast), patagonian towns (south), pueblos (northwest), and balneario towns (coasts):

Heartland small towns:


San Francisco, CB


Rafaela, SF


heartland style homes- Campana, BA


General Pico, LP (one gets the idea)


Patagonian small towns:

http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/8509/chalten10re5.jpg
Chalten, SA)">CH


El Bolson, RN


El Calafate, SC


Northwestern towns:


typical entrance of a northwestern pueblo


Cafayate, SA


northwestern style homes- Tilcara, JY


Coastal towns:


Pinamar, BA


Orense, BA



What do small towns look in your area or country? Only towns under 100,000 count.  Smile


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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3303 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1577 times:

http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/6476/img0094editmi4.jpg

Signed,
DeltaGator  Wink



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3085 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1564 times:



Signed,
ANCFlyer

[Edited 2007-01-29 02:50:41]


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User currently offlineSpeedbird747BA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

WOW, Argentina looks beautiful. Ill have to come down there sometime to see it. BTW, your pic of El Bolson, that mountain looks like its just waiting to be climbed...... Wink

Cheers,
Kyle


User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4278 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1547 times:

The business area of South Royalton, Vermont, population 500, where the law school is:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9a/South_royalton_vermont_20040808.jpg

Starting from the far right, that's the nice restaurant, the laundromat, Chelsea Station (restaurant/flea market), apartment entrance, SoRo's Pizza, and then I never really walk further than SoRo's. Up at the top of the screen is Interstate 89.

A view of the entire town
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ef/South_royalton_vermont_20040927.jpg

The business area from the first picture is to the left of the town green. The law school is just up the street on the left (can't see it well).

The town where I live apparently has 1,400 people, but they are spread out over 40 square miles. To put that in comparison, Sharon has twice as much land as Manhattan but with 1,591,800 less people living in the area  Silly

I don't have any pictures of the town on my computer right now and can't find any on the internets either. The series of tubes don't work too fast up here  Wink

But I love it here. Places like this just feel right and comfortable. Of course that's jut my opinion. I could be wrong.

Texan



"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
User currently offlineRichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

Used to date a girl who lived in this house, spent alot of time in the sprawling metro of 109 souls.
http://www.google.com/maps?q=Red+Blu...,-122.138368&spn=0.001812,0.006748

Whoop. Actually I miss it.

My University:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chico,_California


User currently offlineMaidensGator From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 945 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1531 times:

Quoting Texan (Reply 4):
But I love it here. Places like this just feel right and comfortable. Of course that's jut my opinion. I could be wrong.

No you couldn't, that's what's so great about opinions! Looks like a nice place.

BTW, my law school had as many students as your town!



The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1520 times:

Quoting RichPhitzwell (Reply 5):
My University:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chico,_...ornia

Chico doesn't qualify for this thread.

Quote:
The City of Chico, with recent annexations, has grown to over a 30.52 square mile Charter city of 79,091 with an urbanized, unincorporated area immediately adjacent to it making the total population of the Chico urban area 103,625.

While Red Bluff is nice, you want the middle of nowhere, try Corning, CA

http://www.google.com/maps?q=Corning...941&spn=0.046405,0.094328&t=k&om=1


User currently offlineRichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 7):
Chico doesn't qualify for this thread.

The city of Chico does qualify as the population is under 100,000 and is 90 miles away from the next sizable city.  The Urban area is all the farms, and small villages that are serviced by Chico....I actually think Corning may fall into this category, but im not sure.

I have hung out in Corning, left Corning ASAP. Just kidding


Actually she lived in Dairyville, population 109...not Red Bluff, but close enough.
[Edited 2007-01-29 03:43:18]

[Edited 2007-01-29 03:44:59]

User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

Quoting Derico (Thread starter):
Only towns under 100,000 count. Smile

:O AMA doesnt qualify for a middle of nowhere thread? Sad


User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4278 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

Quoting Garri767 (Reply 9):
AMA doesnt qualify for a middle of nowhere thread?

No, but Texline does  Wink

Texan



"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
User currently offlineRichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

Quoting Texan (Reply 10):

No, but Texline does

My moms from Wink. Does that count  Wink


User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1466 times:

...Middle of the Ocean


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Chad Thomas - Jetwash Images



User currently offlineORDRyan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 12):
...Middle of the Ocean

WOW! Beautiful picture  bigthumbsup 

that truly is the middle of nowhere



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User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4307 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1447 times:

Those are trully middle of nowhere places. Chalten is such a place from the ones I posted.

But how does a small comunity in Alaskia look like? NOT iglus, like an actual place. I guess that's what I was aiming at, but certainly the pictures so far qualify!

Quoting Garri767 (Reply 9):
O AMA doesnt qualify for a middle of nowhere thread?

What's AMA? Well, go ahead ant post anyway, I just wrote that to keep a lid on things, but I'm not going to bend out of shape if it's violated. Post away. Just big cities with panoramic pictures are not allowed!



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User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4307 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1444 times:

Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 3):
WOW, Argentina looks beautiful. Ill have to come down there sometime to see it. BTW, your pic of El Bolson, that mountain looks like its just waiting to be climbed......

It's actually one of the major paragliding spots in South America, I believe.

El Bolson is VERY bohemian. You will find tons of argentine hippies and many transplants from your country and Europe, making organic jellies, and painting, and making organic jellies, and being green... and making organic jellies.

The town is 'nuclear free', so no power generated from Argentina's nuclear power plants can be used in the city, supposedly!

Edit: the only 'touristy' towns from above would be El Calafate, Tilcara, and to a lesser degree El Bolson, and Pinamar (for locals). The other ones really are just plain towns I chose, not saying you can't visit, but they are not tourist oriented at all. However, they are touristy if you want to see what a small town in the country is like.

[Edited 2007-01-29 06:22:25]


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User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1435 times:

Quoting RichPhitzwell (Reply 8):
The city of Chico does qualify

Anyplace mentioned on a regular basis in Playboy magazine should not qualify!

Those are some great shots Derico! I am trying to think of the town where my good friend is from....it is General.......... but I can't remember the name, only that it is Irish sounding..



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User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4307 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1427 times:

Quoting Stirling (Reply 16):
am trying to think of the town where my good friend is from....it is General.......... but I can't remember the name, only that it is Irish sounding..

Hehe, nice hint. Except there are way to many towns with General or Coronel in their names, specially around the so-called '1827 fort line'.

At that time Argentina was at war with Brazil and most troops were in the southern part of that country, and in in the 1830s and 1840s fighting internal provincial rebellions, and in the 1860s fighting the expansionary war against Paraguay, so that line was set up to keep the indians off because no offensive action could be taken, no spare men.

So many 'generals' and 'coronels' lived in the military forts that would eventually become modern towns, and many carrying their names, when the Cavalry finaly pressed south and west in the 1870s to exterminate the indians and the hordes of Europeans settled the former military forts...

But if it's Irish sounding, it could be Coronel Pringles, Coronel Brandsen, Sarfield, Almirante Brown, etc.



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User currently offlineHangarRat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 633 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1427 times:

Quoting Texan (Reply 4):
SoRo's Pizza

My fiancee and I actually ate there. We were starving on the way from Burlington to Boston and got off at a bad exit. Drove about 20 miles from the Interstate to S. Royalton.

My vote is for Centralia, Pa. where the ground is on fire and the government bought everyone out. Literally a ghost town in the middle of Pennsylvania.



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User currently offlineWestJetForLife From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 814 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

Try anything 70 minutes outside of Calgary. We are the closest thing to civilization goes south of Edmonton. You'll find cities like Lethbridge, Red Deer and Medicine Hat, but in between them? You got yourself a bonafide Canadian version of Texas.

If you want a REAL rural setting, I suggest you go to our eastern neighbour Saskatchewan. Except for Saskatoon and Regina, you got yourselves nothing resembling cities until you either head west towards Calgary or east towards Winnipeg.



I need a drink.
User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1403 times:

Nearly everywhere in NZ has under 100,000 people!



User currently offlineDSMflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1399 times:



User currently offlineMelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1631 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1370 times:

Toora, about 200 kilometres from Melbourne, on the South Gippsland coast, looking over Bass Strait. I was there on Saturday visiting family. Very small town, proably not even 1000 people live there. Nice part of Victoria.

http://www.promaccom.com.au/Touring/Toora/pan1a.jpg





And of course, the obligatory pub, in this case, The Royal Standard.


A very nice drive, if you want to drive from Melbourne to Sydney & you want to take your time, it's well worth it!



Essendon - Whatever it takes......
User currently offlineMelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1631 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1368 times:

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 2):
Signed,
ANCFlyer

At least those Alaskan Ambers stay nice & cold!



Essendon - Whatever it takes......
User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3823 posts, RR: 51
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1354 times:

Wow, I must say Argentina has some beautiful towns, I traveled around Argentina a lot when I was younger and even then the country was beautiful, but wow these photos are really nice!

I hope to go back there some time soon.

Soren  santahat 



All the things you probably hate about travelling are warm reminders that I'm home
25 Post contains images Cedars747 : Aurora Borealis over Sommarøy-Norway Sommarøy is a vibrant coastal community in Troms north of Norway where hunting, fishing and trapping have been
26 Post contains images Dougloid : Nice photos Derico....I now understand why you like the place so much.
27 Post contains images Braybuddy : Nice pics, Derico, but where's Mendoza? I can't pass a pic thread without posting: Kilkenny Enniskerry Inistiogue Galway Ferns Dalkey . . . and finall
28 Post contains images Derico : It's a city of 1 million people, so it doesn't exactly qualify for the thread. I could post some pics of little towns around the province, but since
29 Post contains images SmithAir747 : You want middle of nowhere? My home planet! (Sorry, no photos!) SmithAir747
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