Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Hey all! Sorry I've been absent, summertime and all that....

Anyway we played a fun game over at My Left Wing, thought I'd see if you would like to play.

The rules:

Pick any city (preferably one you know and love), and imagine that it never was there as a city at all, just the woods, riverbank, swampland, beach-and-dunes, or whatever was there before the city was built...except for three places or institutions that are there now. They could be anything: cultural, commercial (yes, bars and restaurants count), educational, professional, or just something personally significant.
You may pick more than one city, but no more than three; if you do, it would be fun if one wasn't in the US, but that's OK too. No, you may not pick the whole city as one of your "places", but a reasonably sized neighborhood or an institution with multiple sites may count as one, as long as there's a theme or discernable character that ties it together. For instance, I'm not sure Harlem should count, but the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with several sites, would. The French Quarter in NOLA, yes; Staten Island, no. You get the idea.
So the Question is:
What city/cities would you choose?What three places/institutions would you keep?Why?

My reply:

I'll Bite...City 1. Barcelona


The Montana Bar with it's cold cervezas and monumental record collection (hey I'll need something to sip!)

At least one block of La Rambla (if I can't have the whole street).

One Building by Gaudi.

City 2 Dubrovnik, in what used to be Yugoslavia :(


The walk atop the wall of the city from which you get such magnificent views.

The nude beach on the island in the bay.

One of the little cafes where they serve iced coffe and you can watch the piegons fly their proscribed circle from the cathederal each hour when the bell sounds... oops that's four....
and to be a homer....

City 3 St. Louis


The Gateway Arch

New Busch Stadium

Cunetto House of Pasta - on "the Hill". Best Italian west of NY and south of Chicago..... :)

What do you say?


Blogger KidKawartha said...

The Art Institute.
Aurelio's Pizza.
The entire waterfront.

All surrounding parks, especially Grouse Mountain and Golden Ears Provincial.
Tsunami Sushi.
The North Shore, but with cheap, very cool apartments, and no $1,000,000 houses.

5:31 PM  
Blogger durrati said...

good choices

5:47 PM  
Blogger KidKawartha said...

Thanx, brother. How're you doing by the way? Health, work, all that crap. I certainly didn't get to do all the fishing I wanted this summer- it's gone by soooo fast. The reality of not having a vehicle anymore. Some good bass fishing here and there.

8:00 PM  
Blogger durrati said...

Doin' alright, brother Canuck, but didn't get to fish as much as I like either. Am going to the lake later on my nephew's boat, so at least I'll get wet!

Work is still there and I can do most of it again except the heavy lifting.Arm is coming along nicely :)

8:45 AM  
Blogger KidKawartha said...

Heavy lifting is overrated. That's for the young punks, like we used to be. Have a great day.

9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As my right arm is out of commission, I can't type too much, or for too long. It hurts too much. Just wanted you to know I still visit and still read, and am so relieved that your arm is healing nicely.

10:55 AM  

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