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The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:03 am

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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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:10 am

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

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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:50 am



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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:01 am

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

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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:12 am

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.

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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:22 am

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
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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:27 am

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!
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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:35 am

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
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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:40 am

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.
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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:54 pm

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

:O AMA doesnt qualify for a middle of nowhere thread? Sad
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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:00 pm

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

No, but Texline does  Wink

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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:02 pm

Quoting Texan (Reply 10):

No, but Texline does

My moms from Wink. Does that count  Wink
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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:12 pm

...Middle of the Ocean


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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:15 pm

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

WOW! Beautiful picture  bigthumbsup 

that truly is the middle of nowhere
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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:15 pm

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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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:18 pm

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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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:32 pm

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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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:48 pm

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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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:49 pm

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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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:21 pm

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.
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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:22 pm

Nearly everywhere in NZ has under 100,000 people!

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Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:39 pm

 
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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:20 pm

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.


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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:25 pm

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 2):
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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:08 pm

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.

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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:43 pm



Aurora Borealis over Sommarøy-Norway


Sommarøy is a vibrant coastal community in Troms north of Norway where hunting, fishing and trapping have been the way of life for centuries. Fishing is still the most important industry, which you can see by the bustling quayside warehouses and the many boats in the harbour.

Most of the population live on the islands of Sommarøy and Hillesøy, which are connected by bridges. Around these islands are innumerable islands, islets and skerries. Pure white beaches, sheltered bays and narrow channels complete the idyllic surroundings, and provide excellent conditions for fish, seabirds, and of course, people.

Even though Sommarøy is a small place, there are many services available for residents and visitors. There is of course a grocery store, post office and bank, as well as a hairdressers, mechanical workshops and a modern hotel with shoreline cabins. Visitors can avail themselves of boats for hire and take part in a wide range of activities.

Naturally they have a school and kindergarten, and a residence and service centre for the elderly. There are many different clubs and associations and local handicraft groups that arrange different events throughout the year. You can find several churches, among them a fine example of a Baptist church with special architecture, well worth a visit if you should come here.

Among other things there is a museum, and a small park with a monument that was signed by King Harald and Queen Sonja on their visit here in 1992.

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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:00 am

Nice photos Derico....I now understand why you like the place so much.

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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:41 am

Nice pics, Derico, but where's Mendoza?

I can't pass a pic thread without posting:


Kilkenny


Enniskerry


Inistiogue


Galway


Ferns


Dalkey

. . . and finally:


Bray!

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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:09 am

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 27):
Nice pics, Derico, but where's Mendoza?

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 I already posted my fair share, and this is not a thread just about one place, maybe next time!

Quoting Dougloid (Reply 26):
Nice photos Derico....I now understand why you like the place so much.

Sure, but I have laid off the militaristic bloviades. To be honest, it was more for 'immature' fun than anything else (argument for the sake of argument), and quite frankly last year there were some threads which contained outright lies which did deserve a response, then again we see such heated passion every day in European or US threads anyways  Wink
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RE: The Middle Of Nowhere Thread

Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:27 am

You want middle of nowhere?

My home planet!  Big grin
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