your hometown




 
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Boots
 
June 2nd, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 

Topic: your hometown


I was thinking if each of us told a little about our hometown, it will be like a nice little tour around the world....

So, ill go first....


Zichron Yaakov

My hometown is Zichron Yaakov. It is located about 30 kilometers south of Haifa. Zichron, as the locals call it, was founded in 1882, by Jewish settelrs from Romania, and was at first named Zamerin. The name was later changed to Zichron Yaakov(Memmory of Jackob) to honor one of the Baron De Rotchileds family Members(the Baron was a great donator to the town). Population today is almost 15000. The town has the largest winery in Israel. There are a few hotels and manny coffe shops, and the town is a local tourist center, due to its location(on the Carmel mountain, overlooking the Medetranian sea.) and history. The town has a few museums like the Beit Ahronson Museum(dedicated to the NILI WWI anti-turk underground), and the IDFs Artillary Museum.Oh, we have a few fires a year, because we are near the forest....

Here is a page with pics:

http://www.geocities.com/trackedmons...?1086212704398
June 2nd, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
Well i live in belgrade the center of serbia>SCG it's a city with great history(7000 years ago he was built).It's located on the rivers Sava and Danube,survived Romans(under their impery was named singidunum).About the name Belgrade(white city)majority think that some unknown wrighter gave this name while passing along the city long ago.Then survived Turkish empire(5 centuries),I and II balkan wars,also survived bombings in WWII and survived WWI,and most recently NATO bombing.Kultural and political capital of Serbia,home of some of world greatest people.This is Belgrade in short
June 2nd, 2004  
782.matt
 
 
Hmmm, lets see....I live in Ridgefield, CT a small town that consists of lots of woodlands and hills and valleys everywhere. Alot of my grade all play paintball and airsoft and we just hang out at someone's house and play. Lots of fun . One great thing about this town is it's close to NYC which would be why the prices here are high

Only little bit of history I know about Ridgefield is the Battle of Ridgefield during the Revolutionary War. Not sure of it's importance, but the Brits sure did leave their mark. We have preserved a tavern, the Keeler Tavern, that has a connonball stuck in the side of the building and is quite an attraction for this small, boring, little, town
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Boots
June 2nd, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
I love small boring tons...so quiet.
June 2nd, 2004  
Darkmb101
 
The O.C. of Southern California. Something always goes wrong in this county sometimes its a big deal, sometimes its not.
June 2nd, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
No kiddin.

I live in Altadena, in Southern California, very close to Pasdena, which was founded around the same time of Los Angeles. I live maybe 15 miles away from L.A., been there a lot. Theres a (metro) train that goes right to the heart of L.A.

Altadena is a suburb of Pasadena, which is larger and more commercial.

I don't assoiciate with my neighbors, neighborhood kids ect. as we live in a not so good neighborhood. My neighbor got murdered about 3 blocks away when I was a little kid, and the woman digonally accross the street from was found killed in her house when I was 8 or 9. But its really not all that bad, there are places a lot worse.
June 3rd, 2004  
Darkmb101
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by FutureRANGER
But its really not all that bad, there are places a lot worse.
Thats the truth man. in the little bubble of irvine two people have been murdered. One by some sword weilding psycho and the other at a 7/11 by some white supremists.
June 3rd, 2004  
AFSteliga
 
 
I live in River Hebert, Nova Scotia, Canada. It's a small village (roughly 800 people and dropping steadily), but it's a great place to live. It used to be a coal mining town, but after the drop of need for coal, everyone moved out because there were very little jobs here. We'll probably increase in size again after the Joggins Fossil Cliffs (located about 6 Km east in Joggins, NS) becomes a UN World Heritage Site.
June 3rd, 2004  
Achilles
 
 
im from Christ Haven, in Keller Texas, Christ haven is a place for people from messed up s**tty backgrounds(sort of a mini boys town)my parents worked their and thats were i was born and lived 5 years of my life. its a really cool place thats helped alot of people get out of alot of messes. thats my hometown.
June 3rd, 2004  
Italian Guy
 
 
Nice topic, Sherman. I was born and raised in place A until the age of 19, and I've been living and studying in place B for the last 5 yrs. What place am I supposed to talk about? They're about 1 hr flight away from eachother. Please help.