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The abandoned city of Pyramiden, Svalbard. :twisted:
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I think Hal Bidlack already considered that but the power consumption for ground water disposal, air circulation, and assorted electrical stuff rendered it not practical.
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Humanity has been wiped out. The silence is complete, the air filled with poisonous vapors, everything has turned colorless and dead. Only some radiation-sick cockroaches painfully crawl around ink-black puddles under the threatening sky. What remains of the streets amid the last crumbling buildings is filled with rusting wreckage and decaying horrors… A heavy trapdoor slowly lifts. Bruce emerges, blinks at the disaster. He wears a hawaiian shirt.
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What Abdul said.:clap:
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Witness wrote: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:53 pm Image

The abandoned city of Pyramiden, Svalbard. :twisted:
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Wait......do they have wifi?
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Great location for a castle other than the cliff climbing gecko marines.
They are fucking relentless about that goddam insurance thing.
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It's like a real life Settlers of Catan board.......that's been chewed up by a dog.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:56 pm Missile not included.
I was totally going to ask!

But that would indeed be a cool home, in case of apocalypse. Only slight downside I can see is that it might be a direct target for an ICBM, and being underground might not help in that case.
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A fixer-upper.
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This space for let
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Any of those would work for me for 3 weeks or a month every year.
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sparks wrote: Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:10 am Any of those would work for me for 3 weeks or a month every year.
If it wasn't for the bloody Froggies, I'd go live in southern France (where they are particularly obnoxious).

An example, after a ~ 30 s search (there are many, many more), a 14th c. village house:

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(Got a bit carried away, there. :oops: )

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480 m2 (5170 square feet for ed); 12 rooms, 4 bedrooms; double parking box; no opposite building; patio; structurally sound; fitted kitchen; 500 m2 plot; central heating; fireplace.

Now I ask you Muricans: price?

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Bet it's out of my reach....

Sounds great except for the natives. :)
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↑ Don't be shy, guesstimate a price. :)
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1000-1500 per week Umerican...
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↑ To buy it, silly. :wink:
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500k.
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location is everything. Here at the beach that would go for something around 2 million
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Rob Lister wrote: Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:40 am location is everything. Here at the beach that would go for something around 2 million
You're right. I'd say it's just far enough from the coast to avoid the hordes, and near pleasant towns like Alès, Nîmes, Arles and Montpellier.

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Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort.

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Perfectly served by 3 airports and fast roads. A unique 14th century village house, full of character and original elements, tastefully renovated with original style and materials. Comfortably spacious rooms, high ceilings nearly 5m high, 2 lounges, 3 bathrooms, including 2 en suite. 4 bedrooms. Gallery and 2 workshops on the ground floor, perfect for other galleries or workspaces. Other small spaces, stone staircase, large garage to renovate and roof terrace possible. Dome offering an extraordinary light in the staircase. Terrace and summer dining room/studio. Garden planted with fig trees and water. Garage for 2 cars. A few minutes from the village shops and 2 weekly markets. 40 minutes from Nîmes or Montpellier airports. 90 minutes from Marseille airport. 35 minutes from a Tgv station. 45 minutes from the Mediterranean Sea. This house has appeared in several magazines specialized in interiors. The owner is an author on the interiors. A must see to be appreciated. The work was carried out by interior architects and the rooms were designed according to the light. Some large pieces of furniture can be purchased with the house.

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Bruce will again accuse me of being some real estate crook. :mrgreen:
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And so how much is the place listed for?

BTW, I love the elevated running trail... :)
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Makes you wonder if there will be any modern structures left behind 2000 years from now. I would say probably not. We don't build things out of stone anymore, and concrete crumbles to dust in less than a century without constant repair. Forget anything made of metal or wood. Our legacy will be micro plastics and caffeine.
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Our lasting legacy will be radioactive, but this belongs in a different thread.

Just ignore me please, I'm just a little blue about having to go back to that goddamned fucking job tomorrow morning. :)
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I'm with you Sparks. My vacation was total shit. My only relief is sharing my misery with my pals here a SC. :rub:
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And the first thing on the agenda tomorrow morning is a meeting with my micro-managing idiot boss. I'll have to show up early just to get that first cup of Earl Grey going. What nonsense! :) Then I'll have to deal with all the other fucking idiots "who have been doing this a long time" (their one and only job in the business for less than 15 years) and attempt to teach them what they should have learned a decade ago. All because idiot boss wants to report progress back to the COO so he can continue to get that fucking bonus. This is madness. And I've had enough of it.

"First goddamned week of winter."

"I know you gentlemen have been under a great deal of stress lately, but if it's not too much to ask, I do not want to spend the rest of the winter TIED TO THIS FUCKING COUCH!"

Fuck.
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sparks wrote: Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:27 pm And so how much is the place listed for?

BTW, I love the elevated running trail... :)
1. Waiting for other estimations.
2. Originally a train viaduct. France was covered with small railway lines before… TGV.





A nice place for Bruce, Prince Leopold Island:

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I'm actually surprised that no one has painted it yet, or put up a advert that can be seen from Google Earth.
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A man, a dog, a Go Pro, and a red flannel shirt.

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Perhaps slightly
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Complete with hemmeroids.
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Wtf is that? Looks like it crash landed from Mars.
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I've had smaller apartments.
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