Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Your photos are just lovely. Thanks for the info.

I don't think I would like the newness and sameness. It reminds me of "Planned" places in Florida and California somehow, which just don't appeal to me for living in. But, different strokes for different folks. I certainly don't feel any sort of disdain for those who take comfort in this style of living, just wouldn't be wanting it for myself.

This is very different from Australian city life, like in Melbourne or Sydney, yes or no? I'm curious about Australia, having never been.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Mon Oct 24th, 2011 at 06:58:36 AM EST
Oh yes, it's very much different, especially from life in Melbourne (most European look alike city in Australia) or central Sydney. Look there are lot of people that do not like this stylish new buildings (after some time they all look the same you are right), but then there is a lot of them who love it. I have never been in USA but I have a feeling that a lot of QLD looks like some parts of USA. After all they are copying USA except maybe for some landscape. Australia has many different styles in living...this is just one of them, popular at the moment for some.
A lot of folks (mostly snobs, ha-ha) like to live in so called "Queenslander" that looks like this

Even that people say reminds them of USA south...and they look pretty much similar after you see a lot of them, haha.

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein

by vbo on Mon Oct 24th, 2011 at 08:11:10 AM EST
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The architecture is a little too interesting to really make the Florida comparison work.  Not nearly enough stucco (obligatory Groucho Marx reference goes here).

But, yeah, I can certainly see the California/Florida comparison, especially in the landscaping.  The "Queenslander" style vbo shows could come from any older, upper-class area on the beach in the South.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Mon Oct 24th, 2011 at 10:08:25 AM EST
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Yes, the beaches and even just the flatlands in Louisiana, where it's similar to an Acadian style house, principally because of the wrap-around balconies. Said balconies are wonderful to have, though many must be screened in somehow to avoid the plagues of mosquitos.  But in good weather with a breeze, there's nothing so wonderful as watching the sunset from a balcony.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Wed Oct 26th, 2011 at 03:50:56 AM EST
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