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Friday, January 20, 2006


Just this once!

Will post normal stuff later. I just posted a message on antoher site about something and I realised it's getting me down that I haven't been up in the hills for ages. It looks like this over here.... Sign the guestmap (if you want to) and I can look at pictures of where you are at.
posted by michael the tubthumper @ 11:33 am  
  • At 12:05 pm, Blogger SafeTinspector said…

    Imagine a smoke stack. Set it next to a handful of abandoned skyscrapers.
    Hey! Look! Its Detroit!

  • At 12:13 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    but you always have the best tunes.

    I live in the city too. this city is weird. i always say i could take people one 10 mile walk on one route and make them think they were in Paris, barcelona, madrid. I could take them another 10 mile walk and make them think they were in Bosnia.

    i suppose all cities are the same in that regard.

    the advantage of here is that about an hour and a half in any direction and you will be in places that look like the photos i posted.

  • At 2:54 pm, Blogger Keir said…

    I'm sorry I don't like your map but I do like your country very much. I've not been to Glasgow but a number of times to Edinburgh and the highlands and the inner Hebrides. Garsh I wish I lived as close as you do to stuff like that. Shame all the trees got cut down but still, from what I've seen of the world Scotland is the most beautiful place hands down.

    Now as for The (dirty, brown) Hague...I have a friend from Italy who was shocked to see a brown beach here. No smokestacks or abandoned skyscrapers (and no one would ever mistake it for Paris or Barcelona), just a lot of incongruous architecture and dogshit EVERYWHERE.

  • At 4:34 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…


    there are loads of beautiful places. all around the world, however, none of them are airports.

    the phrase "as beautiful as an airport" has not appeared in any known langauge

  • At 5:23 pm, Anonymous LILY said…

    I tried to do the guest map but it linked to something else,maybe I'll try again..weird.
    Those are AWESOME pictures. Beautiful!!!

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