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#61 Axman

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 12:21 PM

I tried to edit to add some text but i just wanted to point out that the movie Firefox only contains aerial shots of the area around Kingman. You won't find Kingman credited on the end credits.
Ah. Well... I attended Juilliard... I'm a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I've seen the EXORCIST ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT... NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT YOU'RE TALKING TO A DEAD GUY... NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK? You think I'm qualified? --BeetlejuiceI'm the ghost with the most, babe.--BeetlejuiceWe've come for your daughter Chuck--Beetlejuice

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 11:08 AM

I tried to edit to add some text but i just wanted to point out that the movie Firefox only contains aerial shots of the area around Kingman. You won't find Kingman credited on the end credits.


Hey Axman

Nice looking place you got there, looks a bit deserted:) Firefox is one of my favourite films from when i was a kid, is kingman the part where he's jogging in the begginging or is just for when he's in the plane and stuff?
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 08:05 PM

Just a few photos I took last year to show some online friends.

A monument at Queen St. West & University Avenue. I can't remember what it's for.
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Another monument that faces the one above. Basically, there's a park-like meridian running up University in the centre. The first picture the monument south of Queen West, this one is north of Queen West. (and I can't remember what this one is for either). The building you see behind it is the Sun Life building, there's a beacon on top that gives us a kind of heads up on the weather depending on what way the lights on it are going.
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Statue of Winston Churchill at Nathan Phillips Square (where City Hall is located).
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The fountain at City Hall. It's a skating rink in the winter. That's City Hall behind it.
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Another shot of City Hall
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Another shot of the fountain
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Posted 21 March 2007 - 08:11 PM

Old City Hall. Now a court house and occassional movie/tv show set.
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The face of the original Stock Exchange. They built that office tower AROUND the old building. When you walk by (it's the TD Towers), you can see the building inside the tower. There's something similar at BCE Place (another office tower), but I don't have a picture of it right now.
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Cars northbound on University Avenue at Dundas St. West. I snapped this while on the streetcar heading to work.
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Trinity Bellwoods Park. This was the original campus of Trinity College. They moved the college, lock stock and barrel up onto College Street as part of the University of Toronto. The grounds were turned into a park. Stretches from Queen Street West to Dundas Street West, picture taken while going past on the Dundas West streetcar.
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Yonge Street in the morning.
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#65 Axman

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 10:35 PM

I tried to edit to add some text but i just wanted to point out that the movie Firefox only contains aerial shots of the area around Kingman. You won't find Kingman credited on the end credits.


Hey Axman

Nice looking place you got there, looks a bit deserted:) Firefox is one of my favourite films from when i was a kid, is kingman the part where he's jogging in the begginging or is just for when he's in the plane and stuff?


Just the aerials and flight shots.I don't recall which scenes exactly because it's difficult to distinguish the terrain.

Kinda funny, I did some research and found an early movie (late 50's) that was filmed in the area. The early movie was Foxfire. Foxfire, Firefox, he he! :)

Edited by Axman, 21 March 2007 - 10:39 PM.

Ah. Well... I attended Juilliard... I'm a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I've seen the EXORCIST ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT... NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT YOU'RE TALKING TO A DEAD GUY... NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK? You think I'm qualified? --BeetlejuiceI'm the ghost with the most, babe.--BeetlejuiceWe've come for your daughter Chuck--Beetlejuice

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 01:46 AM

i live in Murrieta,California.Here a timeline and so other neat information.


1873 Basque sheep rancher Juan Murrieta buys 52,000 acres of ranch land for $52,000.



1882 California Southern Railroad Company builds tracks through the valley. The tracks eventually become part of the southern transcontinental route.


1884 Temecula Land and Water Company establishes and subdivides town sites, naming it Murrieta.



1885 Murrieta's train depot is built, and a town site begins to grow around the nucleus of the depot. Pioneer families are drawn by advertisements of land for as little as $5 an acre. In that year, a 50'x 140' lot in the town site sold from $20 to $75.



1890 Town with population of 800 is growing up around the railroad. The Fountain House Hotel, across from the depot, is a social hub.



1916 Murrieta's grammar school has 62 pupils. The area produces fruits and grains.



1920s The Guenther Family's Murrieta Hot Springs resort has become renowned in Southern California.



1935 Last train departs from Murrieta, ending local boom. That same year, the Fountain House Hotel is destroyed by fire.



1947 Town has population of 1,200. Residents from Murrieta Fire Protection District donate $1,400 for a truck. Ten volunteers use the Methodist Church bell to sound a total of six calls in the first year.



1956 Murrieta Valley Town Hall Association forms. In 1981, members dedicate a 7,200 square-foot town hall built with community development block funds.



1960 Murrieta Chamber of Commerce is formed as a California non-profit corporation to promote and extend trade and commerce in the City of Murrieta and vicinity.



1960s Murrieta is known for breeding racehorses.



1980s Freeways widened. Murrieta becomes easily accessible from larger metropolitan areas.



1991 Murrieta officially becomes a city. Jack Smith is chosen as the first city manager. Murrieta employees move into a city hall on Beckman Court.



1992 Murrieta starts its own police department. City leaders say they like the local control that their own police force provides compared to contracting with the county sheriff's department.



1993 Murrieta takes over control of the 46-year-old fire protection district.



1994 The city approves a general plan, a guide for future development of the town. About 50 general plan meetings over two years result in the city agreeing to a target population of about

104,000. Also, Old Town Murrieta is flooded again, resulting in more than $210,000 in damages. Work starts on two flood channels intended to remedy the persistent flooding.



1998 City of Murrieta establishes its own public library.

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 01:53 AM

It was magnificent land blessed with verdant open spaces dotted with towering oak trees, sycamores, a valley of rich grasses and natural hot springs. It reminded Esequial Murrieta of his native Spain, so he bought 52,000 acres, fully intending to move his sheep ranching operation here from central California.



But he never did, going back to the Santurtzi area of Spain to marry and turning his holdings over to younger brother Juan, who brought a flock of some 100,000 sheep to the valley. The year was 1873.



And that was the start of something that would grow to be very big.



In 1882, the Southern California Railroad laid tracks linking the valley to its southern transcontinental route. By 1890, Murrieta had experienced its first boom, the population reaching 800, big for those days.



The natural springs that proved a cleansing dip for Juan’s flock later were instrumental in bringing international renown to the community as the Murrieta Hot Springs Resort flourished during the first half of the 1900s.



In 1935, the trains stopped running and the boom Murrieta had been enjoying went bust. The calm lasted for 50 years until a new community sprouted almost overnight and began a period of phenomenal growth. Extending Interstate 15 through the valley was the impetus for building what was at that time extremely affordable housing.
When Murrieta officially became a city on July 1, 1991, it was already home to more than 24,000 residents. Compare that to the 2,200 estimated to have been living here in 1980.



By 2005, more than 85,000 people had moved to the community, making it one of the five largest in Riverside County.



The natural scenic beauty of the area and what is still by California standards reasonably priced housing continues to attract significant numbers of residents and businesses who are finding Murrieta a great place to grow.



Those living in the community find distinguished schools, abundant recreation, excellent medical facilities expanding employment opportunities and one of the lowest crime rates in Southern California.



And entrepreneurs find a market growing larger by the day, above average household incomes, a skilled labor force and a business-friendly city hall.



It’s a community with a past and vision for its future. One that welcomes challenges, takes risks, embraces opportunity.



More and more people are discovering what the Murrieta brothers envisioned more than a century ago: Murrieta is, indeed, a great place to grow.

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 02:02 AM

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 02:14 AM

sorry pics not working!!!

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 03:16 AM

I live in Croatia in a old city named Cakovec. It was found by count Cak who builded a wodden castle. When he was attacked the castle was burned down to the ground. After that a great family moves into this area and buillded a new castle. And the family was the Zrinski.

The Zrinski family, known also as Zrínyi in Hungarian, was a Croatian noble family, influential in the Hungarian Kingdom during the period in history marked by the Ottoman wars in Europe.
The Zrinskis, meaning "those of Zrin", are a branch of the Šubić family, which arose when king Louis I the Great needed some of the Šubićs' fortresses for his coming wars against Venice, and the city of Zadar in particular. Louis I took their estates around Bribir in the Hrvatsko Primorje hinterlands (they used to be known as "princes of Bribir") and gave them the Zrin estate in the Croatian region of Banovina, near the modern city of Petrinja.

Princess Jelena Šubić married Vladislav Kotromanić. Their first-born child, Tvrtko I, became the Ban of Bosnia and from 1377 the King of Bosnia. Their niece and adopted daughter, Elizabeta Kotromanić Elisabeth of Bosnia, married Louis I the Great. Elizabeth's and Louis' daughters succeeded their father and became queens in their own right, as Mary of Hungary and Jadwiga of Poland.

The Zrinskis were Croats and played a crucial role in the history of the Croatian state, both before their arrival in Zrin and later. On the other hand, they also identified as hungarus or natio hungarica, which means "somebody from the Kingdom of Hungary", regardless of the language spoken. They were among many noble families in the Kingdom of Hungary.

Because they lived, worked, and intermarried with nobility from all parts of the multiethnic kingdom, it was natural and expected that they be fluent in four or five languages. It is certain, that Nicholas Zrinski spoke at least Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Turkish and of course Latin. It is of interest that he was the most prominent Hungarian poet in the 17th century, while his brother Peter is known for his poems in Croatian language.

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This is the castle Zrinski
It is a cool place to hang up, is in the middle of a park so we go and hang there when we go out.


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this is the park I am talking aboult. wery cool place!


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This is a old three It comes from the times before Zrinski

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This is a the first hospital in the town, now it has ben turned into Mental hospital (asylum)

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This is a one of few statues in the park.


It is a cool town to live in!
I adore it!!! I love the history of it!! I whorsip it!!!!

Now that has bean a longe post, so im gonna stop. If you have some questions or you wish to hear some more just contact me.

#71 Mark London

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 05:53 AM

Facts about London

London is the biggest city in Britain and in Europe.
London occupies over 620 square miles
London has a population of 7,172,036 (2001)
About 12 per cent of Britain’s overall population live in London
London has the highest population density in Britain, with 4,699 people per square kilometre,
London is in the southeast of England.
London is the seat of central government in Britain.
The tallest building in London is the Canary Wharf Tower.
London was the first city in the world to have an underground railway, known as the 'Tube'.
Some of the most important people from countries all over the world visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
There are over 100 theatres in London, including 50 in the West End. London theatre accounts for 45% of all UK theatre admissions and over 70% of box-office revenues.

Source: GLA Economics


City of London

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St James's Park

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 08:57 PM

Two snaps of the Monsoon
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This road is called Park Avenue
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and this is one of the parks (one of the biggest park in my state)
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Posted 09 July 2007 - 09:55 AM

A Walk in the park! This park brings back lot of memories for me as a kid, never been there for almost more than 10 years now, though I drive/ride by the side of it almost daily (The Park Avenue pictures I posted before).


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Posted 09 July 2007 - 09:58 AM

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This is actually a thickly forested area within the city. This is a protected area, and a bird santuary!
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Posted 09 July 2007 - 10:10 AM

and the backwaters as it rains!
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