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    Default Edmonton - A day in the life


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    Leaving work

































    Oh hi there


































    Beeboop beep


    The future is now!


























    Open sesame




    My living room:cheers:


    The man, the myth, the legend.


    Essentials


    Homage


    Whatever you say coaster








    Montel had it right, this is how we do it.:tup:


    See you in 10 hours:cheers:




    I really should rest my weary feet.:cheers:




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    Things are fuzzy.










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    Find it funny you can afford an SLR that you claim not to enjoy carrying around and ray bans but not a new phone.......

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    You only upgrade if there is something better being offered.
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    Samsung S6 - S7 20x better then what you using right now.

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    Ian has an attachment to the early 2000s, back when his phone, his car & his outlook seemed new & fresh. He's like a hipster, only 20 years too early to be ironically attached to his crap.
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    Oh for cripes sake!
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    Thanks for the pics IanO
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    your a bitter man Noodle, each individual likes what they like, that is what makes them individuals. Makes the world interesting
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenL2 View Post
    your a bitter man Noodle, each individual likes what they like, that is what makes them individuals. Makes the world interesting
    Haha. You all seem to think I take this place far, far more seriously than I do.

    This forum, most of the topics & the posters are a joke to me. Not a very funny joke, more like a sad clown, but a joke nonetheless. The level of discourse & debate on this site has been circling the drain for the better part of 5 years & the ever-shrinking participation reflects this.

    Just because I stir the pot & speak bits of my mind in an antagonistic manner does not really give you any insights into me as an individual, moreso the forum persona I wear for theatrical effect.

    I'll endeavour to make my schtick less bitter & more umami going forward.
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    Amount of good posts in this thread: 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by noodle View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KenL2 View Post
    your a bitter man Noodle, each individual likes what they like, that is what makes them individuals. Makes the world interesting
    Haha. You all seem to think I take this place far, far more seriously than I do.

    This forum, most of the topics & the posters are a joke to me. Not a very funny joke, more like a sad clown, but a joke nonetheless. The level of discourse & debate on this site has been circling the drain for the better part of 5 years & the ever-shrinking participation reflects this.

    Just because I stir the pot & speak bits of my mind in an antagonistic manner does not really give you any insights into me as an individual, moreso the forum persona I wear for theatrical effect.

    I'll endeavour to make my schtick less bitter & more umami going forward.
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    Great photos!

    That picture of the big rig truck in front of Holts...so Edmonton

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    "Suck it Calgary" is I guess, a much better slogan than the meaningless tripe "City of Champions"

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    Pics got progressively shakier as the night wore on Ian, wonder why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by edm_guy View Post
    Great photos!

    That picture of the big rig truck in front of Holts...so Edmonton
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodmanza View Post
    Pics got progressively shakier as the night wore on Ian, wonder why?
    Hahaha...
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    Quote Originally Posted by noodle View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KenL2 View Post
    your a bitter man Noodle, each individual likes what they like, that is what makes them individuals. Makes the world interesting
    Haha. You all seem to think I take this place far, far more seriously than I do.

    This forum, most of the topics & the posters are a joke to me. Not a very funny joke, more like a sad clown, but a joke nonetheless. The level of discourse & debate on this site has been circling the drain for the better part of 5 years & the ever-shrinking participation reflects this.

    Just because I stir the pot & speak bits of my mind in an antagonistic manner does not really give you any insights into me as an individual, moreso the forum persona I wear for theatrical effect.

    I'll endeavour to make my schtick less bitter & more umami going forward.
    The insights I get from your posting history is that of a mentally unstable troll. Did I hit the mark?
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    You're as prescient and intelligent as ever SDM & your level of discourse has remained consistent, I will give you that.
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    Wish the night shots had a wee bit more people in them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.ike View Post
    Wish the night shots had a wee bit more people in them...
    You can't photograph what isn't there.

    As discussed in another thread, it's easily the most desolate urban environment I've (and I imagine many other posters) ever experienced.
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    Actually, there were a good number out and about, but I wanted shots not people and it was a Wednesday at 10pm. Tokyo, Shanghai also quiet, seriously.
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    Yeah, Shanghai practically falls asleep at 10:00pm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanO View Post
    Actually, there were a good number out and about, but I wanted shots not people and it was a Wednesday at 10pm. Tokyo, Shanghai also quiet, seriously.
    For sure, there are twilight hours in those cities. Not at 10pm.

    https://youtu.be/S-5BRDF6cVg?t=1m45s
    Our time 10PM is more like shibuya at 330am.


    But honestly, if we have people out and about (and not the kind that accost you for a smoke or toonie) at 10PM on a weekday, it's not that bad.

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    Any comparison of Edmonton and either Tokyo or Shanghai is so absurd it's beyond the pale.

    That said, there are areas of town with far more activity than shown in Ian's walkabout.

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    ^ having lived in Tokyo for eight years, I think I can confirm what Ian says better than you can. It's not all Shinjuku and Shibuya, not by a long stretch.

    Just love all these trolls makin' stuff up.
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    great photos IanO, not a bad one in the bunch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayBee View Post
    ^ having lived in Tokyo for eight years, I think I can confirm what Ian says better than you can. It's not all Shinjuku and Shibuya, not by a long stretch.

    Just love all these trolls makin' stuff up.
    For goodness sakes, please tell me you're not seriously saying Edmonton is anything at all like Tokyo!?! There are more people in metro Tokyo than in all of Canada. There are 600,000 people just in Shinjuku and Shibuya alone. Any comparison with Edmonton is madness!

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    ^ I don't think the point JayBee is making is that Edmonton = Tokyo, but that the nightlife activity in Edmonton isn't as destitute as many make it out to be, both in a vacuum and relatively speaking (hence the comparison).
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    A Day (and now two) in the Life of Edmonton ...and Shinjuku ....and Shibuya.

    How do we compare with Vereeniging?
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    In interesting thing I discovered in Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand, is that they do signs like the Ice House (facing pedestrians) rather than like Artworks (facing the road, even though it's very nice) and that when you walk down a long street of shops, you can eventually see where your destination is, making it easier to find, and the street also looks A LOT livelier.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodmanza View Post
    ^ I don't think the point JayBee is making is that Edmonton = Tokyo, but that the nightlife activity in Edmonton isn't as destitute as many make it out to be, both in a vacuum and relatively speaking (hence the comparison).
    I have no idea what point JayBee is trying to make but it comes out like another over-inflated assessment of Edmonton's place in the world much like many earlier comparisons. First we had the Ice District surpassing the Las Vegas Strip; now we have 104 street as Shibuya Crossing.

    The comparison is not only faulty but also completely unnecessary because it was made in response to my original assertion that there are areas of Edmonton far more active than Ian's photos indicate--a point to which I think he agrees.

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