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post #271 of 588
forgot what it was called. Ummmm.....if you are at Sofitel Metropole, walk towards the Old Quarter, it was along there somewhere. Nice looking store too. I spoke Vietnamese to them, but have no idea how to say fused/canvassed in VNese, which is why I wanted them to pull it out.
post #272 of 588
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Originally Posted by j
The first scene from one of the greatest movies of all time, Tampopo.
After hearing about that movie on here I had to see it. So I watched it last night... Very interesting. Quite strange to tell the truth, but I liked it. The spagetti Scene was particularly funny And god damn I was hungry for some good ramen (or just food in general, that is the only movie to have made me extremely hungry)
post #273 of 588
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Originally Posted by ratboycom
After hearing about that movie on here I had to see it. So I watched it last night... Very interesting. Quite strange to tell the truth, but I liked it. The spagetti Scene was particularly funny And god damn I was hungry for some good ramen (or just food in general, that is the only movie to have made me extremely hungry)
I'm glad you watched it. It's one of those movies I like more each time I watch it.

And you're right, if I'm not full when I start the movie, I inevitably have to stop it to make some ramen.
post #274 of 588
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Originally Posted by whodini
Oh trust me, time and zero finances are doing a better job of that then any hotel chain could. I submit exhibit A:


Most buildings along the malecon look like they could be knocked down by a swift breeze. The residential part of Habana Vieja is in the same condition, if not worse, and makes up a far chunk of the city. Further inland and the buildings are much better off although not great. The government has in recent years been trying to resort the waterfront back to its former glory but clearly it is quite time/money consuming.

Ideally Old Havana and the Havana waterfront would be restored to its former glory, but having actually seen the conditions of the buildings personally, I can't imagine it being fiscally reasonable to restore all these buildings including several hotel towers from the 40s/50s that have been condemned. Do you only use superficial patchwork to preserve the history of said buildings or do you place more concern in the overall structural sustainability? For the sake of the people who still live in these things (rather cramped I might add as housing is a serious problem in the city), I would hope the latter. Again, I only use Havana as an example because other towns/cities are not in such a drastic state of disrepair.

I surely hope Havana doesn't become like what former Easter Berlin is now or Moscow with those people tearing down buildings just for the sakes of it.

I would imagine that with cheap labor, it would be more feasible to restore these buildings to a point of safety. At least, in China mass labor is cheap and plentiful.
post #275 of 588
There wasn't much of anything safe to the left of that building... I see your point, but I think not every building in Cuba would need to be replaced. There's a select few, say, 20-30% that look like the photograph. Of course, the original fort and village huts had to be torn down at one point to make way for these buildings. It's all part of the cycle.
post #276 of 588
Mine is Admiral William Brown, Irish-born emancipator of Argentina. He became Admiral of their navy, and proceeded to defeat both the Spanish and Brazilians at 3:1 odds. Indeed, he routed the Spanish fleet with a mere seven ships. An impossibly brave individual. He's considered a national hero in both Argentina and Ireland.
post #277 of 588
Jenny. Nuff Said. Mirror image of this picture. I like her facing the other way.
post #278 of 588
Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds. Delicious.
post #279 of 588
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
Jenny. Nuff Said. Mirror image of this picture. I like her facing the other way.
Christ, get a room you two.
post #280 of 588
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Originally Posted by whodini
Christ, get a room you two.

Only if she pays, I don't have a job you know.
post #281 of 588
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
I like her facing the other way.

In that case, shouldn't we be looking at her ass?
post #282 of 588
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Originally Posted by Alter
In that case, shouldn't we be looking at her ass?

Hey man, thats my woman, and someone else's wife you are talking about there...

post #283 of 588
Well for any Washington DC-metro area residents who fly mine should be obvious This is Washington Dulles International Airport, the main airport for the capital region. The terminal was designed by Eero Saarinen back in the 1960s and is still kept in great condition now. I love that airport!

Here's a bigger picture of the main terminal for anyone who is interested, I know my avator is a little small-


Anyone who hates Dulles, well I've heard a lot of people say they don't like it Once the construction is done it will be much better.

Brian
post #284 of 588
Everyone's favorite lady pirate
post #285 of 588
Piratress.
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