Discussion in 'Off topic' started by The Prince Of Love, Sep 2, 2010.
Oh god. :/
The solid concrete pillars looks like a bad idea.
Don't you Sweds have any mountains you can use? Norway can't be that far I know they have a bunch. There is just something way unnatural and unnerving about that thing, and yet looks pretty fucking fun at the same time.
There are mountains bloody everywhere here. The density of lakes and mountains in Sweden may be the highest in the world.
Then why in the world would someone build this thing? I mean it looks fun, but it looks fucking horrible. Unnatural. Why not just ski on the mountains?
It's the 21st century, why would we?
I checked their homepage, and the official reason is to make skiing possible during the whole year (instead of just the 5 months with snow), but the actual reason is just because they can.
We have over 200 stores so fuck ya'll.
Y u no buy stuff online?
You know, you spelt it wrong on your profile
Two questions, with all that shopping do y'all have a high divorce rate in your town?
Also why is it in American? Are most signs there in American rather than Swedish?
It's a known fact most Americans are ignorant and stupid but have cash to spend so why not have something in the language of the baboon if the baboon is raking in a big wallet?
Here is a fucking awesome video F1 Austin put out this afternoon. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DImp-oJmsfQ&feature=player_embedded
Well the new F1 track got its name and another huge new race this afternoon. The track is going to be called the "Circuit of the Americas." They also announced that MotoGP will have a race here too. So that is supposedly a pretty big deal.
What has amazed me is the mind boggling amount of money that all of this has already been bringing into the city from the construction firms to the marketing and all the other crap. Like I am used to huge mega billion dollar tech companies moving to Austin and causing a huge splash, but this is even bigger than say when Facebook moved here. Which has really surprised me because I never knew there was so much fucking money in these races, or that so many people around the world were so into it.
Also they are working with the University of Texas to try to avoid the football games UT has. UT said they will move the football games to not line up with F1. There are just not enough hotel rooms in Austin to handle the 300,000 for the F1 race and the 115,000 for the football games both on the same weekend.
Fantastic shots bevo!
Loved the London ones. I was down there for a 10 day research trip last month and got to see quite a lot of the city. Usually when i am down there i take a travelodge room near to whichever archive I am working at, which puts me most often on the outskirts (Richmond, Hounslow, Chelsea). This time I was using three archives so got somewhere central for the transport links... travelodge hotel literally across the road from King's Cross station.
I totally fell in love with the place. First time that London has really got under my skin. Not that I wasn't delighted (and a little relieved) to get back to the North and to my little village, but I am arbitrarily designating it as my spiritual second home ;p
Your photos really capture something of the sheer energy of the place. And the cheek by jowl placement of urban hustle and stately grandeur.
I took a handful of pics whilst down there, I'll have to dig through photos and post 'em.
Also really liked the Austin ones. Americans do cool in a way that we Brits can only marvel at.
I have no clue why the sign is written in english, probably because they're a big mall that wants to attract tourists/non swedish speaking swedes. Most signs over here are in swedish of course.
BTW: Sweet pics.
Ice pillar sitting contest, last man sitting wins.
SKHLM is Skärholmen, not Stockholm. Stockholm is STHLM.
@Bevo: It is in English, not American, and it is because English is like teh hip language.
What Huckbuck said.
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