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Old August 30th, 2008, 04:18 AM   #1
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U.S.A. Suburbia - Texas Style

Many people here can step out of there doors and be in a place to take pictures of a beautiful place or a short walk away from it. Well I have to step out into a generic suburban neighborhood. This is what I see not far from my house. I'm stuck in suburbia. It's comfortable though...














































































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Old August 30th, 2008, 05:13 AM   #2
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did you go to wal-mart at midnight or something? i thought wal-mart was second to church in texas!

nice shot of the dumpster in hill country, lol

my favorite pic was the jazzercise one
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Old August 30th, 2008, 05:17 AM   #3
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Just playin, nice and intersting pics.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 06:14 AM   #4
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Looks nice.

Only the messy power lines disturb me.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 07:25 AM   #5
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You must be in awe to see how much more urban and pedestrian many of the cities featured here are with their busy sidewalks, squares, etc, including other much more urban settings in the US.

I'm visiting San Antonio soon with a special friend. I plan to show my friend the 4 or 5 Spanish missions in San Antonio, including the Alamo, dating back to when Texas was part of New Spain--before it was Mexico, then the US. I was shocked to find out that they date back to the early-to-mid 1700s! Consider yourself lucky. For Texas, the early 1700s is very, very old. Even older states in the U.S. Northeast lack structures dating back that far. The Spanish missionaries were in Texas quite a long time ago, though, when it was part of New Spain. I still can't believe I'm going to see something from the early 1700s in Texas. Yes, early 1800s--not too, too surprising, yet also rare. But early or mid 1700s!
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Old August 30th, 2008, 08:15 AM   #6
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did you go to wal-mart at midnight or something? i thought wal-mart was second to church in texas!
lol I actually went there on Sunday with all the other 'ungodly' people that are supposed to be in church haha

Wal Mart, HEB supermarket, and church is life here
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Old August 30th, 2008, 08:29 AM   #7
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Sorry but, although the photos are well taken, the whole area looks absolutely horrible.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 08:55 AM   #8
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Old August 30th, 2008, 09:30 AM   #9
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Sorry that sucks!

and I thought NZ's suburbia was bad!
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Old August 30th, 2008, 10:13 AM   #10
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will not live there, visiting is just about ok
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Old August 30th, 2008, 10:53 AM   #11
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It's the absolute opposite of the area that I live in. As much as I bag out giant freeways and trucks, mindless urban sprawl and especially Walmart, it looks pretty cool. There's something hypnotic about it. I doubt I could live there, but it makes for good pictures
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Old August 30th, 2008, 01:52 PM   #12
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Looks awesome The area is San Antonio -suburbs, highroad pics- right?
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Old August 30th, 2008, 06:39 PM   #13
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Looks awesome The area is San Antonio -suburbs, highroad pics- right?
Yes it's the Northeastern San Antonio suburbs. This is the tiny bit of the northeastern side! I didn't even go into the southside, eastside, westside, northwest side which are all expanses of this.

Anyways, San Antonio does have a nice downtown, but it gets boring after going there a few times. Locals don't really go downtown unless to see the symphony or go to a restaurant. Tourism runs downtown here.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 10:43 PM   #14
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Great pictures, thanks a bunch. But to me it doesn't look that attractive...
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Old August 31st, 2008, 12:28 AM   #15
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This for me is the most beautiful area of San Antonio

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Old August 31st, 2008, 12:41 AM   #16
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Old August 31st, 2008, 03:21 AM   #17
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Great pictures, thanks a bunch. But to me it doesn't look that attractive...
Of course it doesn't! It's suburbia.

Anyways if you want to see beautiful downtown San Antonio, look at my thread here:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=562400
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Old August 31st, 2008, 03:45 AM   #18
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Not much different from outer suburbs in Australia me thinks.
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Old August 31st, 2008, 06:17 AM   #19
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That's not just suburbia. Suburbia can be much denser and greener.
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Old August 31st, 2008, 06:31 AM   #20
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