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Old March 21st, 2009, 09:37 AM   #1
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Vancouver - Suburb of Langley

one of the suburbs east of the city - rapidly expanding and filling in - from the fraser River at the north to the USA border at the south











one chain restaurant moves out another movies in












they don't get much taller than this













the sea of housing behind walmart has sprung up in the last 5 or so years


















most of this area didn't exist 5 years ago

starbucks drive thru







a new "Events Centre" not sure sports, concerts I supposse





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Old March 21st, 2009, 10:11 AM   #2
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I'm sorry but I hate the way Langely is developing. It's like any stereotypical suburb, a mean a little denser cause it does have some 4 story condo type buildings and some townhomes, but overall it feels to me like any American suburb minus the freeways. They need to allow some towers to go in, and stop wasting good agricultural land and/or wooded areas to build single family homes.
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Old March 21st, 2009, 10:29 AM   #3
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yah its pretty gross

its crazy its like a different place everytime i go there
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Old March 21st, 2009, 12:43 PM   #4
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That town looks nice i think...
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Old March 21st, 2009, 12:54 PM   #5
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there is an actual downtown - its quite nice will try take pics one day
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Old March 21st, 2009, 06:04 PM   #6
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thanks for the pics, but sorry it looks like a plain old boring north american suburb
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Old March 21st, 2009, 11:02 PM   #7
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horrible. it's sad how Canada has no originality and overall looks like a part of a US where nobody wants to live. SMH.
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 02:08 PM   #8
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^ Yeesh, I wouldn't go that far.
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 01:15 AM   #9
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thanks for the pics, but sorry it looks like a plain old boring north american suburb
That's it in a nutshell. People think Surrey is bad but Langley is the real poster child of sprawl in Metro Vancouver. I look forward to the day when Langley runs out of readily developable land and is forced to densify. Thanks for the pics of one of the Metro's lesser seen areas, spongeg.
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Old September 8th, 2010, 06:39 AM   #10
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langley has always been my home
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Old September 8th, 2010, 06:59 AM   #11
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Sorry, looks like all of the things I don't like about Auckland in one photo set. Boring, bland, sprawling suburbia. Thanks for sharing, though!
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Old September 8th, 2010, 09:38 AM   #12
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whoah old set haha

it might be getting it's first set of highrise towers soon near the mall - will see how that develops
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