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Old 04-23-2012, 03:12 AM   #1
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kz's random cities pics

As y'all may or may not be aware of, I'm in a band and we're out doing a lot of touring right now. I'm accumulating tons and tons of pictures and figure this would be a good way to share some of the random shit I've been seeing.

(Oh and hey--the Phoenix has my band, Gentlemen Hall, as a contender for Best Act 2012......head over to their page and vote!)

First up is Austin, TX:





We were of course there for SXSW:



This is what I see when I'm playing my drums:



Lots of random Texas.....













San Antonio:





Around Memphis:



Toronto:



The number of cranes on the skyline is redunkulous...they're literally everywhere:







Heading back for the states...



Virginia:





Philly:





New Yawk:











Indianapolis:





Pontiac, MI:





Chi-town:











Milwaukee:







Madison:



Louisville:

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Old 04-23-2012, 08:55 AM   #2
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very nice! Philly has some nice tower's but the rest ??? Milwaukee looks great as do some of the other cities thanks for shareing!
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Nice stuff! I'd love that Schlitz sign for my back porch.
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What was your take on Indianapolis?
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What was your take on Indianapolis?
And Austin. I've never had a chance to go, but I've heard reviews from friends I trust ranging from "WAAAAYYY overrated" to "ZOMG COOLEST CITY EVER!!!"
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What was your take on Indianapolis?
Well, I don't like the Colts so that colors my opinion somewhat, but besides that I haven't seen much to differentiate it from any of the other cities in that mid-Midwest region. The one thing I will note is how uniform its suburbs are--house colors range from beige to buff to tan...no exceptions.

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And Austin. I've never had a chance to go, but I've heard reviews from friends I trust ranging from "WAAAAYYY overrated" to "ZOMG COOLEST CITY EVER!!!"
My opinion falls somewhere in the middle...it definitely is better than 95% of the Texas I've seen (I like the state more than I thought I would but there's soooo much highway-spurred sprawl)(meanwhile Dallas is my biggest "hey this place is actually pretty nice!" surprise) but I didn't fall head over heels in love with the place.

Also, I'm not sure how good a taste I got of Austin considering I was there during the musical carnival that is SXSW, where you can't walk two feet without tripping over a guitar or food truck (those get good reviews from me!). We stayed at a bed and breakfast on the edge of the metro and enjoyed a near-perfect country setting to retire to each night (see the first "random Texas" picture).....that side of Texas was quite charming, though I will say the humidity f***ing sucks down there.

One final note--there is an over abundance of limestone with a particularly yellow tint to it that seems to cover all new suburban commercial development. It certainly gives Austin's burbs a distinct look, which is refreshing for someone like me who spends a lot of time among the highway wastelands.
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:32 PM   #8
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^thanks!

I assumed that it probably falls somewhere in the middle.

I'm with you on Dallas. I went expecting to detest it and I was pleasantly surprised. Sure, it has the sprawling single-family neighborhoods close to downtown, but downtown and uptown were nice. Some of the neighborhood centers were alright too. Plano, just down the road had a great downtown.
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Love the Schlitz sign. I've never understood people's blanket hate for neon.
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People hate neon?? I thought its popularity has increased in recent years as nostalgia for its heyday has set in.
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