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Realjambo
07-25-2006, 05:11 PM
This may work, or it may just get a handful of replies, but I got thinking - the SH3 forum is truly a worldwide thing. The members here are from all corners of the globe. So, why not invite fellow Kaluens to a virtual visit of your 'home port' ?

Just Google your home town and post the most appropriate link.

I'll kick it off:

Shoreham By Sea, United Kingdom. Has Europe's, if not the world's, oldest active airport, Bonnie Prince Charlie escaped to France from here in goodness knows what year, The remains of the Edwardian fort (replete with sea defence emplacements) still stands and most importantly, I live here http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.shorehambysea.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

Realjambo
07-25-2006, 05:11 PM
This may work, or it may just get a handful of replies, but I got thinking - the SH3 forum is truly a worldwide thing. The members here are from all corners of the globe. So, why not invite fellow Kaluens to a virtual visit of your 'home port' ?

Just Google your home town and post the most appropriate link.

I'll kick it off:

Shoreham By Sea, United Kingdom. Has Europe's, if not the world's, oldest active airport, Bonnie Prince Charlie escaped to France from here in goodness knows what year, The remains of the Edwardian fort (replete with sea defence emplacements) still stands and most importantly, I live here http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.shorehambysea.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

hardhans1
07-25-2006, 05:15 PM
http://www.forres-net.co.uk My lovely home town.

U301
07-25-2006, 05:50 PM
I spend most of my time trying to prevent convoys getting here but here we go.
http://visitbristol.co.uk/
KUrtz.

hueywolf123
07-25-2006, 07:19 PM
Here's mine, but more of a business directory website. We don't really have one for the township, the council has one but all of the members should be jailed for corruption. It is a nice place to live though, and the scenery is amazing
Gosford, NSW, Australia (http://www.gosford.org/)
Follow the links at the bottom, 'The Entrance' is where I surf most weekends

Gmuno
07-25-2006, 11:21 PM
www.oberscheinfeld.de (http://www.oberscheinfeld.de)

See and laugh

mariuszj1939
07-26-2006, 12:51 AM
my hometown
http://www.szczecin.pl/inwestor/uk/index.html
and close situated birthplace
http://www.travelphoto.pl/Polska/TP00175/TP00175.htm

Celeon999
07-26-2006, 02:37 AM
Celeon joins in http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


K√¬∂penick, the greenest and geographicly biggest part of Berlin although we are at the outskirts http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

We celebrate the 800th birthday of K√¬∂penick this year which was once a standalone town next to Berlin.

You look at some photos here (http://www.koepenick.net/galerie-panoramen/index.htm)

And here is Celeon‚¬īs "Stammtisch" (http://www.ratskellerkoepenick.de/)

trident42
07-26-2006, 02:48 AM
I Live in the Lovely seaside resort of Blackpool, the Stag and Hen night capitol of Britain! Check out the official website here (http://www.visitblackpool.com/) .

Blackpool really is a nice place to live in, i live just near the beach, not a 5 minute walk down the street! Most famous things in my home town are the trams, the illuminations and of course Blackpool Tower!

The_Prowler
07-26-2006, 06:59 AM
Barking & Dagenham, woo hoo.

http://www.barking-dagenham.gov.uk/

thedoctor44
07-27-2006, 09:21 AM
http://www.liverpool.gov.uk/

Yes, the UK one. Ruddy Americans stealing our names...(no offense)

Right now, we are enjoying England's heatwave. I am refraining from moving to Russia. :P

cpt_Alex2006
07-27-2006, 12:39 PM
That surprised me, sleepy Burntwood has a website.

http://www.localauthoritypublishing.co.uk/councils/burntwood/info.html

We are near Lichfield, in the middle of the Cannock Chase forrest, where me and my dog spend as much time as possible.

Michiel_88
07-27-2006, 02:58 PM
Hooglede (http://www.hooglede.be)

My nice town of 10.000 inhabitants, in the heart of West-Flanders. Not too much to see here, but we have a German WW1 cemetery with 8247 graves of German soldiers. It is one of four cemeteries here in the region (the most famous is Langemark, about 20km from my town.

I'm sorry, the website is only in Dutch

steve_v
07-27-2006, 03:24 PM
I have lived in the Decatur, Georgia (http://www.decaturga.com/) area for over 20 years. The Brick Store Pub (http://www.brickstorepub.com/history.asp) is one of my favorite places.

The_Silent_O
07-27-2006, 04:36 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif
My Home...although I never see the surface (http://www.roswellnm.org/)

Just Kidding ... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Okay for real this time...
my front yard... (http://static.flickr.com/2/1782730_7a1b43b827_m.jpg)

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

I really don't have a home...I move every three years because of my profession...but this is where I am now...
DC (http://www.dc.gov/)

hueywolf123
07-27-2006, 05:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Celeon999:
Celeon joins in http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


K√¬∂penick, the greenest and geographicly biggest part of Berlin although we are at the outskirts http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

We celebrate the 800th birthday of K√¬∂penick this year which was once a standalone town next to Berlin.

You look at some photos here (http://www.koepenick.net/galerie-panoramen/index.htm)

And here is Celeon‚¬īs "Stammtisch" (http://www.ratskellerkoepenick.de/) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Nina Hagen is still performing? I thought she'd have retired after the red ballon song

The_Silent_O
07-28-2006, 08:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by hueywolf123:
Nina Hagen is still performing? I thought she'd have retired after the red ballon song </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif Huey,...Nina Hagen and Nena (who performed "99 LuftBalloons") are two completely different performers. Nena Hagen was German Punk while Nena was more mainstream pop.

see the difference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Hagen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nena

...and I'm sure you will http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

but if you want to see beauty...Google Nina Hagen's daughter "Cosma shiva Hagen" WOW http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

...but to keep this thread on track...here was my German "Home" for four years!

Gramschatz (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gramschatz)

None of the links work well at the bottom of the wikipedia page

Celeon999
07-28-2006, 09:26 AM
Gramschatz huh ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Cosma Shiva Hagen http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif ......

Nina Hagen is on a never ending esoterical hinduism trip ,thats why her daughter got this name. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif Cosma was in the german Playboy a few years ago....

Celeon has .....that one.... here.... ehhm.... it was... i dont know where i have it from.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

The_Silent_O
07-28-2006, 10:20 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Celeon999:
Gramschatz huh ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Cosma Shiva Hagen http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif ......

Nina Hagen is on a never ending esoterical hinduism trip ,thats why her daughter got this name. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif Cosma was in the german Playboy a few years ago....

Celeon has .....that one.... here.... ehhm.... it was... i dont know where i have it from.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Gramschatz...tiny place...if you blink while driving on A7, you'll miss it. I was the ONLY American living in that tiny town.

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/8114/sgramschatzfe4.jpg

I was their token American and they invited me to everything...they even wanted me to be a member of their volunteer fire department http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif I could attend the training since I did not understand German that well.

Realjambo
07-28-2006, 10:31 AM
Bath Tub Race? We have one of those here every year, it's about 6 miles or so I think. I've never competed but I've hurled flour bombs at the 'Tubbers' many times in my youth as they row under the bridges - they, er, really appreciate it. Not!

Celeon999
07-28-2006, 10:56 AM
Heh that looks nice there http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Surely a quiet place.

By the way :

Cosma

http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/6532/coshmashivahagenuq3.jpg


Hope to see even more websites here http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The_Silent_O
07-28-2006, 01:16 PM
Okay, since nobody's posting...I'll post another "O" home...

I lived here for three years...
http://www.monterey.com/

Where I ate a lot of ...
http://www.keagans.com/Keagans/KeagansMenu/CALAMARI.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Celeon999
07-28-2006, 01:20 PM
Shrimps !

general_kalle
07-28-2006, 02:01 PM
√¬łster Hornum in nortern jutland in Denmark
only about 1500 living there...very little town

√¬łster Hornum (http://www.oster-hornum.dk/)

The_Silent_O
07-28-2006, 02:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Celeon999:
Shrimps ! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

NO!...it's...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/85/The_Alecton_attempts_to_capture_a_giant_squid_in_1 861.jpg

Very good...The O's blood becomes thick with cholesterol (Cholesterin) ... Gut mit bier! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

The_Silent_O
07-28-2006, 02:37 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by general_kalle:
√¬łster Hornum in nortern jutland in Denmark
only about 1500 living there...very little town

√¬łster Hornum (http://www.oster-hornum.dk/) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The_Silent_O would like to take his mountain bike down this path...this is beautiful http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/5292/jernalderix2.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif Sadly the O never made it to Denmark in his worldly travels

rodan54
07-28-2006, 05:53 PM
Here's the quiet rural city where I've lived all me life.

http://www.ci.novato.ca.us/

tuddley3
07-28-2006, 06:40 PM
I'm from Anaheim California. And yes, Anaheim is German, or was named by German settlers. Take a look at my home, and Mikey Mouses too. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaheim,_California)

Goose_Green
07-28-2006, 07:50 PM
From Anahiem, CA we go to North Wiltshire in the UK and to the town of Swindon.

http://www.swindon.gov.uk/

Not exactly a pretty town, but it's one of those towns in the UK that boasts low unemployment! Swindon is also home of a very mediocre football team, Billie Piper (for those Doctor Who fans) and the famous Magic Roundabout (http://www.swindonweb.com/life/lifemagi0.htm)

Billie Piper! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/1994/billiepiper11hy9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Backdraft57
07-28-2006, 09:40 PM
www.ucfra.org (http://www.ucfra.org)

My departments web site, well I guess its the Chief's department and he allows me to work there.

cpt_Alex2006
07-29-2006, 06:53 AM
Hey Goose, ive been around you a bit lately, took the nipper down to Steam the museum. Spent a bit of time around the folk at Lynham.

How was the traffic for Fairford?

Alex

tuddley3
07-29-2006, 01:17 PM
Yikes!!!, that Magic Roundabout probably generates some Magic Car Insurance claims. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif Wonder how many body repair shops are in that neighborhood?
And that Billie Piper, http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif. Don't know her, maybe I should find out about Dr Who.

Goose_Green
07-29-2006, 01:33 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by cpt_Alex2006:

How was the traffic for Fairford?

Alex </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Don't know - I usually avoid the place like the plague http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif I went West to Wales to visit my old college friend for the weekend.

The road that runs by and main route to Fairford is the A419/417, it's usually a road to avoid at all costs on the RAF Fairford Tattoo weekend, so as locals we know all about the nightmare traffic http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Did you enjoy the Steam Museum?

@Tuddley

Local people know how to play the game, visitors usually loose the plot - during rush hour it's a case of being quick at the draw, kinda of like playing chicken!!

During busy times there is a special tactic I employ, I never follow the obvious route, I take the long way around and 9 times out 10 you will pass everyone else while they are still queueing at the first mini roundabout they get to!

tuddley3
07-29-2006, 01:48 PM
Sorry for being slow, not used to being online while you Brits are. It's nice for a change to get replied to right away.
Yes I enjoyed the Museum. I would love to go to UK just to see all the old buildings and castles.

tuddley3
07-29-2006, 01:54 PM
BTW, how did you know I like trains. I like playing Railroad Tycoon 2, next I want Santa to bring me Trainz Simulator.

Goose_Green
07-29-2006, 02:08 PM
The question was prompted to Alex2006 about his comment about visiting the Steam Museum.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif I'm afraid it wasn't posed to you.

tuddley3
07-29-2006, 02:15 PM
Sorry, We are getting http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/353.gif

VikingGrandad
07-29-2006, 04:20 PM
I live in the 'leafy suburb' of Didsbury (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didsbury) in south Manchester (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester) , UK (the 'official' Didsbury website (http://www.didsburylife.com/visit/index.php) isn't very good).

And this is my favourite local pub, the Dog & Partridge:

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c188/VikingG/0a7bd49da527cc927daa1f80df41cdf9.jpg

It's a proper traditional English 'boozer'. Very, very good beer (the best pint of Timothy Taylor's outside Yorkshire!). Wherever I move to next has to have a pub as good as this!

I've lived in Didsbury for about 5 years (I originally came from the very picturesque city of Chester (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester)).

Realjambo
07-29-2006, 05:04 PM
VK you got me thinking, my initial thread link to my home town was pretty poor, so I'm following yur lead and reposting the Wiki for Shoreham By Sea instead.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoreham_by_Sea

I can see a sub thread (sub thread - boom boom! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif ) developing here, as in 'post your favourite watering hole', so here's mine...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/antsmith/waterside.jpg

It's as old as it looks, is two minutes walk to get there from where I live (5 minutes to walk home bouncing off parked cars and bushes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif) You could not move on World Cup match days, but the landlord made sure all us Beachies (a term drived mostly from petty jealousy by the Townies who don't live in the shore front houses) got in ok. English Pubs - you just can't beat 'em I say.

U301
07-29-2006, 05:18 PM
I think guys on this forum are sailing to Billie Piper's home town!
Torpedo Loss!
KUrtz.

Celeon999
07-30-2006, 02:47 AM
Celeon whacks himself with "the hammer of enlightment TM" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Why i didnt had the idea to look for my hometown in wikipedia myself ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The english article about K√¬∂penick is only a short one but it has the most interesting infos

Sadly it doesnt cover the story of the "Captain of K√¬∂penick" that made our quiet town known all over germany. Emperor Wilhem the second himself played a role in this incident http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

K√¬∂penick @ wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B6penick)


Wrong ! It has the story http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


The story of the "captain" of K√¬∂penick (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Voigt)

But one thing is missing : Why he did it.

He had no interest in the money. That was only a side thing he decided as he already was in the city hall.

All that he wanted was a passport (which he hadnt) which would allow him to stay in Berlin. Thats the real reason for his occupation of the city hall.

He thought that the city hall is the responsible instititution for giving out passports (A wrong assumption) and that this trick would be his chance to get one.

He had no chance of getting one the legal way because of his time spend in prison.

After he was arrested Kaiser Wilhelm personally received word about the entire story and was so amused by it and impressed by Voigt‚¬īs courage that he ordered his immidtate release and that "this man is to get a passport immidiatly" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Voigt also received a personal note from the Kaiser in which he thanked him for "putting a mirror in front of us" so that "germany and my military may learn something from this." http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

baggygreen
07-30-2006, 05:08 AM
Canberra (http://www.canberratourism.com.au/), Australian captial Territory, Down Under. Affectionately known as the Bush capital, due to its proximity to pristine bushland n there being 3x more trees in the city than people. Lost the best part of half a dozen suburbs to an inferno jan18 2003 (we only have about 40 suburbs, so its a sizable proportion). That fire was so fierce it serverd to create its own thunderstorm, about 45,000 feet high, but the heat evaporated all the rain as it fell. We're hated throughout the rest of the country because there are so many politicians living here, being the capital city and all, and also because of the insane number of roundabouts! There is a oft-mentioned joke that if you miss a turn in canberra, you just keep going and you'll end up back where you started from anyway!

http://www.netspeed.com.au/cr/bicycle/canberra.htm

http://www.wilmap.com.au/act.html

Bushfires (http://canberrafires.xsnet.org/)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canberra_bushfires_of_2003

Im proud of me town http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Baldricks_Mate
07-30-2006, 06:40 AM
(Australia) Macarthur is an area to the SSW of Sydney , at the edge of the Sydney basin, rising to the mountains further south. It has the main cities of Camden and Campbelltown in the plains, with the towns of Picton, Appin, Oakdale and Bargo in the ranges. It is a growing area as Sydney's sprawl reaches out. As an area to live in it is a great place however increasing urbanisation is causing tensions; public transport is poor and most of the workforce has to commute on failing road, rail and freeway infrastucture.

The cows used to escape and eat our front garden from time to time but its all red roof suburbia now.

It's nearly time to get outa Dodge as far as Im concerned!

Macarthur Tourism (http://www.macarthurtourism.com.au/)

The best little club in Sydney:

Mac 4wd Club (http://www.macarthur4wd.net/)

baggygreen
07-30-2006, 07:19 AM
And, might i add BM, named after an absolute ***** [very nasty person] of a NSW governor!

<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">Baggy - sorry I had to edit your post, but vulgarities are not allowed in the Ubi forums. I'm sure most people don't mind (myself included), but a few people might. Please try to use 'safer' language to express your feelings in future.

Thanks, VG</span>

Sorry VG, duly noted http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Baldricks_Mate
07-30-2006, 07:26 AM
Ahh, you have discovered the "secret"...and now for a question. Has NSW ever quite recovered from the fact it was once a penal colony?

baggygreen
07-30-2006, 08:12 AM
you're askin a territorian and a staunch QLD origin supporter..... I'd better not answer that one http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

cpt_Alex2006
07-31-2006, 06:01 AM
Goose,
Yeah nipper enjoyed steam, it was the morning after we fell out of the World cup and we spent 2 hours there before another sole cam in.
Got to climb on all the stuff, cost me afortune in Thomas the Tank engine stuff.

Gonna jump in with a few pubs/places i like to stop gy even if its a few miles out of the way.

http://www.lionblakey.co.uk/
great Yorkshire pub, getting popular though. ern a pint climb the Rosedale chimney.

http://www.peakdistrict-nationalpark.com/accommodation/Snake-Pass-Inn.html
open fire, chess set, beer, wife beat me the shame http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

http://www.bestpubs.co.uk/layout0.asp?pub=123725
Local pub, best pub grub

http://www.coombeabbey.com/
Great place, we lowered the tone.

Celeon999
08-08-2006, 08:42 AM
Celeon revives this thread because he just found something astonishing he want to share with you.


I was browsing the website of my hometown and found lots of historical photos , some of them are reeeeeeeaaaaaalllllllyyyy old.


You all propably know the "Back to the future" trilogy right ?

Remember how Mcfly travels into the past and future and witnesses the changes in his hometown but also that some things never seem to change ?


If you would have a time machine you could see the same in Celeons hometown.


Here are some exampels :

This pic is 100 years old http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
The street to the "Schloßplatz" in 1906.
Notice the huge cityhall in the background.
Remember the city hall in Marti Mcfly‚¬īs hometown ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/9830/rathaus1906sy7.jpg


The same street in 1957. See the city hall ?

http://img331.imageshack.us/img331/2900/koepenickblickzumrathaus1957ba5.jpg


The same street in 2006. The city hall hasnt changed a bit in 100 years. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/9412/altkoepenickto8.jpg


The cityhall in another perspective in 1961.

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/880/rathaus1961yr3.jpg


Nearly the same angle 45 years later.

http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/7139/rathaus2tm8.jpg


The "Schloßplatz" in 1930. In the background you can see the tower of the cityhall.

Notice the bank in the left and the building with the white surrounded windows that has a tobacco shop. Also notice the strange little tower it has that looks like the bell tower of a church.

http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/6004/koepenickschlossplatzum1930gt7.jpg


The same place 30 years and one world war later. The camera angle is a bit different so we cant see the bank but we see the building with the white windows.

The little tower is not there anymore.

The tobacco shop is now a library for children books. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/2521/koepenickschlossplatz860mc8.jpg


6 years later with a perspective nearly equal to the pic from 1930.

The bank is another bank now and the house has also changed but its still a bank. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif The children library is a laundry now.


http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/7803/altkoepenicksparkasse366nf7.jpg



A panoramic pic of the same place in 2006.

The bank is still there http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

You cant see it but the tobacco shop/children library/laundry is a clothes shop now.

and......the little tower is back again ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Where was it all the time http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/165/schlossplatzpano2sv0.jpg


Photography is not invented yet so we have to take a painting. This is castle K√¬∂penick.

This painting was made in 1752. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif


http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/1556/schlossansicht1752he7.jpg



This is castle K√¬∂penick in 1910.

http://img434.imageshack.us/img434/4610/schlossca1910ao8.jpg


9 years later, the first world war is over for just a year now.

http://img351.imageshack.us/img351/2969/langebruecke1919iw5.jpg


87 years and another world war have passed.


http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/2728/schlosshw3.jpg

Michiel_88
08-08-2006, 09:57 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
The same street in 2006. The city hall hasnt changed a bit in 100 years. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Maybe because there didn't roll two german war machines and two allied war machines over your town in 100 years?

Michiel_88
08-08-2006, 09:59 AM
I have a link here to a site about the german cemetery in my town if you are interested in a bit of history.

http://www.webmatters.net/belgium/ww1_friedhof_hooglede.htm

Celeon999
08-08-2006, 10:28 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Maybe because there didn't roll two german war machines and two allied war machines over your town in 100 years? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Wrong. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif



The Schloßplatz you see on the pics was scene of one of the bloodiest fightings in the beginning of the battle for Berlin.

The bridge you see in front of castle K√¬∂penick was almost complete wired and ready for detonation as the first russian tanks arrived.

They moved over the bridge to the Schloßplatz where a few groups consisting of Volkssturm and Waffen SS attacked them.

Ive read an article from a woman that was hiding with other civilians in the basement of the city hall.

She said that the fighting sounds lasted for about 3 hours and as it became silent on the streets she was going out for a look. There were several burning tanks and the streets were full of dead german and russian soldiers.

The russians came back a few hours later and the remaining defenders surrendered or withdraw to other city parts.

Interesting link , thanks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

GrinderX9
08-08-2006, 10:35 AM
welcome to Bjoneroa, a smal.... place in Norway, around 400 inhabitants.

http://bjoneroa.no/

some pictures: http://bjoneroa.no/index.php?module=ContentExpress&func...edmeny&mid=40&ceid=5 (http://bjoneroa.no/index.php?module=ContentExpress&func=display&bid=49&btitle=Hovedmeny&mid=40&ceid=5)

ButtSnap
08-08-2006, 10:50 AM
Ieper, Belgium

Ypres (http://www.ieper.be)

N 50‚?51'04.93"
E 2‚?54'27.15"

Celeon999
08-08-2006, 11:28 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ButtSnap:
Ieper, Belgium

Ypres (http://www.ieper.be)

N 50‚?51'04.93"
E 2‚?54'27.15" </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Ypern !


How‚¬īs the air today on the scene of the great "gaswar" ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Mustard gas has the co-name Yperite since it was massivly used there.


http://img461.imageshack.us/img461/8897/poisongasattackam2.jpg

Michiel_88
08-08-2006, 11:29 AM
In 1918, when the allies advanced through flanders, they felt the urge to destroy the church of my town, because it was an excellent observation post. (my town is on a hill of 50m!, while the surrounding land is flat). In good weather you can see as far as 30 km from the church tower. In the artillery bombardment, many houses were destroyed and casualties taken.

My town was also a sort of ' (german) depot' for the front at Ypres in the first World War. Maybe that's why they put the cemetery here.

My grandmother still has some photos of my town in WW1, I'll see what I can do to get my hands on them, if you are interested of course (which you should be)

Bucketlung
08-08-2006, 11:56 AM
Yes more pictures of anything historical.

Loved the Berlin pictures. Isn't it interesting how the people were so much poorer then but they built those beautiful buildings. Now we put up buildings that 20-30 years later people are cheering when they are demolished.

I will add this link so Celeon can rest assured the Dutch have spread. This town is about an hour and a half away. Orange City, Iowa (http://www.orangecityiowa.com/VisitorsFrame.html) .

How the heck do you pronounce Ypres??? I have always meant to look that up because I see it written in WWI books and have never known how to pronounce it. Would it sound like saying u-prey?

Michiel_88
08-08-2006, 12:26 PM
The Flemish name is Ieper, with a vocal that is common for Flemish & dutchIn English it's Ypres, sounds like ie-pers. In phonetics it's /i: pers/ or something like that. yperite is /i: peraIt/. (never paid attention when my teacher of german tried to explain phonetics). The Y in Ypres sounds like the ea in easy.

EDIT: I put spaces between : en p because http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif doesn't occur in phonetics

Realjambo
08-08-2006, 12:30 PM
WW1 British Soldier jokingly called it "Wipers" to rhyme phonetically with 'Ypres' but the correct way is "Eeeprrrr"

Dillinger022
08-08-2006, 12:34 PM
City Of Ottawa in the Province of Ontario, Canada.

http://www.ottawa.ca/index_en.html

And yes, I speak fluent Canadian French (not the same French as France's French).

Michiel_88
08-08-2006, 12:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Realjambo:
WW1 British Soldier jokingly called it "Wipers" to rhyme phonetically with 'Ypres' but the correct way is "Eeeprrrr" </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That gives us an idea of the intellect of the average tommy.

Realjambo
08-08-2006, 01:50 PM
Woah. Steady on there Michiel_88. I just stated a fact, I wasn't commentating on any soldier of any countries intellect.

My Grandfather was a 'Tommie' so watch your step, and watch what you say sunshine.

Michiel_88
08-08-2006, 01:55 PM
I'm sorry if I stepped on your toes, I simply intended to joke. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif It was certainly not my intention to insult. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif

Realjambo
08-08-2006, 02:04 PM
No worries, that's cool. The trouble with forums, email, text messages sometimes is that the tone of the message can be misunderstood sometimes. Apologies to you too.

Wokcus
08-08-2006, 02:07 PM
Here's website for my hometown (Hermosa Beach, CA, USA)

Hermosa Beach Website (http://www.hermosabch.org/)

jlpilkey
08-08-2006, 02:23 PM
i live in hanmer ont,Canada

part of the greater city of sudbury theres jsut a bunch of mine thats why it nickel capital of the world.

http://www.city.greatersudbury.on.ca/
http://www.infocomcanada.com/valleyeasttoday/

evilbrew
08-08-2006, 07:40 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Goose_Green:
From Anahiem, CA we go to North Wiltshire in the UK and to the town of Swindon.

http://www.swindon.gov.uk/

Not exactly a pretty town, but it's one of those towns in the UK that boasts low unemployment! Swindon is also home of a very mediocre football team, Billie Piper (for those Doctor Who fans) and the famous Magic Roundabout (http://www.swindonweb.com/life/lifemagi0.htm)

Billie Piper! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/1994/billiepiper11hy9.jpg (http://imageshack.us) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

it is also the home town of melinda messanger she came from the pines, ex page three girl and presenter of the fortress http://www.eroticaland.net/Women/Wallpaper/melinda-messenger.php



oh and i live here http://visitbristol.co.uk/

Goose_Green
08-09-2006, 04:42 AM
Oh yes, I forgot about her!

Celeon999
08-09-2006, 04:42 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

ILikePortillos
08-09-2006, 05:48 AM
I live in Glendale Heights, IL. It's a western suburb of Chicago. I've also posted the website for the town in the SHIII map forum thing that Avon Lady started a while back.

Glendale Heights.org (http://www.glendaleheights.org/)

U301
08-09-2006, 03:42 PM
Sorry Guys!
Billie Piper is no longer residing in Swindon.
She is now my personal assistant in U 301.
Coming back to the interlect of the Tommies. It really does not bother me what people think of our soldiers.
Look at the record!
Won......./Lost......
Just fill in the empty space.
Kurtz.

tuddley3
08-09-2006, 03:58 PM
If I have a bad day, I come here for a little humor. Or I can walk about 1.5 miles and go here Mickey's House (http://disneyland.disney.go.com/disneyland/en_US/parks/landing?name=Disneyland50thAnniversaryLandingPage)

Goose_Green
08-09-2006, 08:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by U301:
Sorry Guys!
Billie Piper is no longer residing in Swindon.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ahh, that's why she quit as Rose in Doctor Who....must have been one hellava deal http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

mariuszj1939
05-26-2009, 07:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Celeon999:
Celeon revives this thread because he just found something astonishing he want to share with you.


I was browsing the website of my hometown and found lots of historical photos , some of them are reeeeeeeaaaaaalllllllyyyy old.


You all propably know the "Back to the future" trilogy right ?

Remember how Mcfly travels into the past and future and witnesses the changes in his hometown but also that some things never seem to change ?


If you would have a time machine you could see the same in Celeons hometown.


Here are some exampels :

This pic is 100 years old http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
The street to the "Schloßplatz" in 1906.
Notice the huge cityhall in the background.
Remember the city hall in Marti Mcfly‚¬īs hometown ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/9830/rathaus1906sy7.jpg


The same street in 1957. See the city hall ?

http://img331.imageshack.us/img331/2900/koepenickblickzumrathaus1957ba5.jpg


The same street in 2006. The city hall hasnt changed a bit in 100 years. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/9412/altkoepenickto8.jpg


The cityhall in another perspective in 1961.

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/880/rathaus1961yr3.jpg


Nearly the same angle 45 years later.

http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/7139/rathaus2tm8.jpg


The "Schloßplatz" in 1930. In the background you can see the tower of the cityhall.

Notice the bank in the left and the building with the white surrounded windows that has a tobacco shop. Also notice the strange little tower it has that looks like the bell tower of a church.

http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/6004/koepenickschlossplatzum1930gt7.jpg


The same place 30 years and one world war later. The camera angle is a bit different so we cant see the bank but we see the building with the white windows.

The little tower is not there anymore.

The tobacco shop is now a library for children books. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/2521/koepenickschlossplatz860mc8.jpg


6 years later with a perspective nearly equal to the pic from 1930.

The bank is another bank now and the house has also changed but its still a bank. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif The children library is a laundry now.


http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/7803/altkoepenicksparkasse366nf7.jpg



A panoramic pic of the same place in 2006.

The bank is still there http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

You cant see it but the tobacco shop/children library/laundry is a clothes shop now.

and......the little tower is back again ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Where was it all the time http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/165/schlossplatzpano2sv0.jpg


Photography is not invented yet so we have to take a painting. This is castle K√¬∂penick.

This painting was made in 1752. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif


http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/1556/schlossansicht1752he7.jpg



This is castle K√¬∂penick in 1910.

http://img434.imageshack.us/img434/4610/schlossca1910ao8.jpg


9 years later, the first world war is over for just a year now.

http://img351.imageshack.us/img351/2969/langebruecke1919iw5.jpg


87 years and another world war have passed.


http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/2728/schlosshw3.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I've just read an article in newspaper and ... found name Kopenick yes it's Your hometown (now part of Berlin)
I read it was old Slavian town Kopanica (from Slavian word "kopa" - small hill with Prince Jaksa. They had own currency "brakteat".
http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaksa_z_Kopanicy

Celeon999
05-26-2009, 08:05 AM
Oh thats an old thread. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


Yes it was founded by a slavic tribe we call "Sprewanen" and Jaxa was their leader.

The original name of the town was either Copnic (island place) or Kopnica. The historians arent sure about that.

Its not known what exactly happened later but some researchers believe that the Sprewanen and another slavic tribe , the Hawelanie mixed with the german tribes, especially with the Askanen (a saxon tribe) and were assimilated.

MahiMahi1966
05-26-2009, 01:23 PM
I was born in SanFrancisco but raised up in this quiet little town just south of the city right off the coast highway (1).
Now its a tourist trap but when i was running around back in the day the beaches were empty and the streets were full of skinny kids.

Which reminds me, where did all the kids go? They must be inside playing playing video games browsing the net and gaining weight.

Oh Well! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://www.cityofpacifica.org/

MartiniMik
05-28-2009, 05:14 AM
I live in Chicago, but rather than posting something about the city I decided that it would be better to narrow it down to the neighborhood - in my case Beverly.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverly,_Chicago

AtlantikEel
05-29-2009, 12:56 PM
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
http://www.edmonton.ca/

The "Gateway to the North".
Arthur "Roy" Brown and Wilfred "Wop" May, the two WW1 pilots directly involved in the death of the Red Baron, Manfred von Richtofen, went to school together in Edmonton.
During WW2 Edmonton's airport was at one point the busiest airport in North America, due to lend-lease aircraft being flown to Russia.
418 "City of Edmonton" Squadron (Mosquitos) was the squadron of the top-scoring Mosquito pilot, Russell Bannock.
Home of the Edmonton Oilers (sure, our last Stanley Cup was won in 1990, but we still have more Cup wins than Calgary!), West Edmonton Mall (still the world's largest) and my football team, the Edmonton Eskimos (who also have more Grey Cup wins than Calgary!).