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ShiroRm
11-29-2007, 01:53 PM
It's not an original/new idea. I know.
But it could be interesting to give some informations about the cities we live in and the places we like/love in them the most, specifying the reasons why we prefer them and posting pics
(I need a bit more time to decide, sorry)

Bottle Rocket
11-29-2007, 10:49 PM
I live in Kansas City, MO and I thoroughly enjoy the Country Club Plaza ( http://www.countryclubplaza.com/ )- one of the many nice things in KC that most people don't know exists. The best part of all is that there is a big Tennis Center (voted USPTR public facility of the year!) right there on the Plaza. As bad as my tournament results have been, its still a great place to be.

http://www.americaswonderlands.com/images/KC/plazalightsandbrushcreek.jpg

Other than the weather, I like this town.

tbini87
11-29-2007, 10:57 PM
i have been lucky to have lived my entire life in San Diego in So Cal. the weather here is awesome, especially for playing sports. there is everything someone could really want around the area, or at least within a close enough drive. great golf, tennis, casinos, beaches, amusement parks, colleges, shopping centers, mexican food, desert, lakes (and water sports), and even snow a short drive away... i have had it real good my entire life.

ShiroRm
11-29-2007, 11:08 PM
I love 4/5 places in Roma (where I live) the most.

I'll start with the Basilica of San Clemente (it's about 40mt far from the Colosseum).
I love it because it's like a peaceful island in the chaotic traffic of Roma and because it represents a veritable time machine.
Look at this site and you'll understand:
http://www.basilicasanclemente.com/

ShiroRm
11-29-2007, 11:24 PM
i have been lucky to have lived my entire life in San Diego in So Cal. the weather here is awesome, especially for playing sports. there is everything someone could really want around the area, or at least within a close enough drive. great golf, tennis, casinos, beaches, amusement parks, colleges, shopping centers, mexican food, desert, lakes (and water sports), and even snow a short drive away... i have had it real good my entire life.

any pic? just to give an idea of what you like in your city

tzinc
11-30-2007, 12:16 AM
I live in Toronto and I love it all especially Queen Street downtown from Spadina to Dufferin. Amazing little strores and restaurants along the way. Close the Art Gallery, Skydome, ACC etc. And even in the heart of the city there are softball diamonds and public tennis courts. SWEET!

GRANITECHIEF
11-30-2007, 10:19 AM
Fo to post #10 here:

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=64632&highlight=pinker.wjh.harvard

Go to post #12 in this thread for a few nice pics.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=40994&highlight=santa+barbara

Post #61 in this thread.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=39500&highlight=santa+barbara&page=4

Post #29 here:
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=78973&highlight=pinker.wjh.harvard&page=2

That is a start.

ShiroRm
11-30-2007, 10:44 AM
Wow! Thanks! :-)

ShiroRm
11-30-2007, 10:48 AM
These are two other places I like in my city: two other churches, of course.
I like them because they have two statues by Gian Lorenzo Bernini inside, representing two religious ecstasies.
Fortunately, the artist offered a very realistic idea of ecstasy: not an idealized/false rendition, but a human/true one.

A (jewish) friend of mine was scandalized by them.
I'm fascinated by them, instead.
I hope you like them too!

This is the first church: Santa Maria della Vittoria

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff14/andant123/Teresa1.jpg

This is the statue inside: L'Estasi di Santa Teresa (Ecstasy of St Theresa) (1647-1652)

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff14/andant123/Teresa2.jpg

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff14/andant123/Teresa3.jpg

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff14/andant123/Teresa4.jpg

ShiroRm
11-30-2007, 10:51 AM
3 others pics of St Theresa:

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff14/andant123/Teresa5.jpg

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff14/andant123/Teresa6.jpg

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff14/andant123/Teresa7.jpg

ShiroRm
11-30-2007, 10:53 AM
This is the second church: San Francesco a Ripa

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff14/andant123/beata1.jpg

And this is the second statue: La (The) Beata (Blessed) Ludovica Albertoni (1671-1674)

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff14/andant123/beata2.jpg

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff14/andant123/beata3.jpg

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff14/andant123/beata4.jpg

lethalfang
11-30-2007, 11:28 AM
http://www.chem.ucla.edu/~ltfang/scene/ggbridge.jpg

GRANITECHIEF
11-30-2007, 12:10 PM
Oh cool, they cleaned up the oil!

GS
11-30-2007, 12:20 PM
I've lived in Oakland, CA. for over 30 years. Their Davie Tennis Stadium, located in a former rock quarry, is sometimes voted the best public tennis facility in the nation. Plus, the weather here is pretty great.

norcal
11-30-2007, 12:23 PM
I love 4/5 places in Roma (where I live) the most.

I'll start with the Basilica of San Clemente (it's about 40mt far from the Colosseum).
I love it because it's like a peaceful island in the chaotic traffic of Roma and because it represents a veritable time machine.
Look at this site and you'll understand:
http://www.basilicasanclemente.com/I was fortunate to spend a couple weeks in your beautiful city in October. I love it.

Geezer Guy
11-30-2007, 02:10 PM
I live in Kansas City, MO and I thoroughly enjoy the Country Club Plaza
...
Other than the weather, I like this town.

Couldn't agree with you more!

sureshs
11-30-2007, 03:00 PM
i have been lucky to have lived my entire life in San Diego in So Cal. the weather here is awesome, especially for playing sports. there is everything someone could really want around the area, or at least within a close enough drive. great golf, tennis, casinos, beaches, amusement parks, colleges, shopping centers, mexican food, desert, lakes (and water sports), and even snow a short drive away... i have had it real good my entire life.

That is true. Best place I have ever lived.

AmericanTemplar
11-30-2007, 03:22 PM
I love the general atmosphere of my city, but as far as my favorite places--I suppose that those would have to be the places where I most consistently choose to spend my time. Since I spend Monday through Friday dealing with the hassle that comes with living in a crowded city, I tend to spend weekends in my own neighborhood. So here are my favorite places in my neighborhood:

On weekends this is the first place that go for coffee and a pastry. The coffee isn't very good, but there's nothing better in my neighborhood. The main reason that I like this place is because it's close enough to Haight Street to watch all of the pretty girls walk by, but far enough to where I rarely get bothered by drunken Crust Punks:

http://haightashburymerchants.com/cafecole.jpg

After I'll often go kill some time here:

http://www.mistersf.com/images/amoeba02.jpg

Once the blood is flowing I'll head over here for a few hours:

http://www.lightight.com/GGP/act_images/ActR17.jpg

If it's too windy I might go here instead:

http://z.about.com/d/sanfrancisco/1/0/u/5/-/-/htbvistaview.jpg

The above photo is taken from a tennis court that is on the side of a hill. There aren't too many places in the world where you could play tennis for free with such a good view. This photo does it no justice.

ShiroRm
11-30-2007, 11:56 PM
The above photo is taken from a tennis court that is on the side of a hill. There aren't too many places in the world where you could play tennis for free with such a good view. This photo does it no justice.

nice view, indeed. Modern cities can be beautiful too

Photoshop
12-01-2007, 12:11 AM
another vote for San Diego.
My dad's traveled to almost all the countries in Europe/Asia. he says San Diego is his top choice to retire in. I'll take his words for it.

GRANITECHIEF
12-07-2007, 11:38 AM
I stumbled across these images checking out surf pics of the recent swell. There are lots of pics, but they are fabulous and really get into the character of Santa Barbara:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/morgan1/show/