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Old November 21st, 2012, 05:41 PM   #17141
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A refinery in the middle of a residential area....



Who can guess the location?
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Old November 21st, 2012, 06:02 PM   #17142
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Houston? Just a guess....
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Old November 21st, 2012, 06:37 PM   #17143
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Probably not. In Houston about 80% of the highways has frontage roads, and I don't seen those on Chris' pic

I searched around quickly around the US, but couldn't find it. So I'll wait patiently until somone gives the answer (or another hint)
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Old November 21st, 2012, 06:53 PM   #17144
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Houston is a good guess, but it's the other energy state; Louisiana (Shreveport). I'm surprised they allow refineries to be within residential areas (though the houses were maybe built later than the refinery).
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Old November 21st, 2012, 07:24 PM   #17145
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This is API refinery in Falconara Marittima, Italy. Two major roads (SS 16 Adriatica and Flaminia) run just beside it. The Bologna-Ancona railway runs just through it, dividing it into two parts! And houses all around:

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Old November 21st, 2012, 07:26 PM   #17146
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Houston is a good guess, but it's the other energy state; Louisiana (Shreveport). I'm surprised they allow refineries to be within residential areas (though the houses were maybe built later than the refinery).
Or maybe it is an old refinery (pre 1970s) built when health and environmental standards were low.
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Old November 21st, 2012, 07:29 PM   #17147
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It reminds me of the Republic of Venice flag. When the Serenissima was at peace, St. Mark's lion had an open book between its paws:
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__..._of_Venice.png

when it was at war, the lion had a closed book and a sword:
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howver, Italian wikipedia says that this was never codified...
the flag of Philippines changes in relation to peace of war time. in peace the blue field is over the red one, and in war the red one is over blue
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Old November 21st, 2012, 11:11 PM   #17148
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Vojlovica monastery surrounded by oil refinery near Pančevo, Serbia:

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Old November 21st, 2012, 11:30 PM   #17149
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The Bulgarian flag also changes in relation of peace or war - In wartime it should be hung upside-down - red, green, white (or if the flag is hung vertically, in this sequence from left to right).
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Old November 21st, 2012, 11:53 PM   #17150
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A refinery in the middle of a residential area....
The Los Angeles area is full of them. I think there are about 10 refineries within the city, even at the beach, and all over the Los Angeles area. It is a very surreal and disconcerting thing to have something like this right next door.

Torrance; https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&l...77848&t=h&z=14

Near the beach, 2km south of LAX, and between two very expensive beach towns, El Segundo and Manhattan Beach where most homes are a million dollars and up... directly across the street. https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&l...19462&t=h&z=16

Long Beach/San Pedro https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&l...77848&t=h&z=14

And there is an actual active oilfield in the middle of Los Angeles itself only about 5km south of Beverly Hills. https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&l...04866&t=h&z=18

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Old November 22nd, 2012, 03:01 AM   #17151
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Houston is a good guess, but it's the other energy state; Louisiana (Shreveport). I'm surprised they allow refineries to be within residential areas (though the houses were maybe built later than the refinery).
That's why I guessed Houston: it has no zoning, or at least so I've heard.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 03:04 AM   #17152
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The Los Angeles area is full of them. I think there are about 10 refineries within the city, even at the beach, and all over the Los Angeles area. It is a very surreal and disconcerting thing to have something like this right next door....
Talking of surreal and disconcerting, I went shopping Sunday, at an outlet center outside Philadelphia that's about a mile from the Limerick nuclear power plant. (May be more, actually, but it seems that close.) When I came out of the place to return to my car the cooling towers were looming straight ahead of me.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 11:05 AM   #17153
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A Saudi man is almost literally married to education. The newspaper Okaz reported that a man in his 50s in Jizan, a coastal town 950 kilometers southwest of the capital Riyadh married four women from the same school. He first married the headmistress of a girls' school in the neighborhood where he lives. Since the local customs and religion allow multiple wives, he then married a teacher from the same school. His third wife is a student of the school under the supervision of the inspectorate, who regularly sends a woman to the school to inspect. She is the fourth wife of the man.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 02:22 PM   #17154
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Meanwhile in China...






...the owners of a house that had to be expropiated and the government that wanted to construct a road where the house lies, didn't find a compromise. So the goverment decided to construct the road anyway... it's near Wenling, Zhejlang province
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 02:32 PM   #17155
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When I was younger there was something like that in my hometown, Jesi, on a local road (but quite busy). Strange thing was that the house was empty and, in fact, in ruins. They tore that down some twenty years ago, but I remember it vividly. I think it was in that place for at least 15 years.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 05:58 PM   #17156
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Could go in the roundabout thread.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 06:28 PM   #17157
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Probably the most famous one in England - Stott Hall Farm

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Contrary to popular belief the reason for the farm being in the middle of the M62 isn't because the owner refused to sell up. Its for engineering. More info.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 07:00 PM   #17158
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I know it well. There is an underpass from the farmhouse to the land beside the motorway...
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 08:33 PM   #17159
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Bugs Bunny's hole vs highway:

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Old November 22nd, 2012, 10:12 PM   #17160
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2 killed, 51 injured in a 100+ vehicle pileup on Interstate 10 in East Texas. The accident occurred during foggy weather.

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