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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by bmc, Apr 2, 2014.


  1. bmc

    bmc

    Nov 15, 2003
    Switzerland
    Here's a great video of our region in Switzerland. We live close to Lake Leman which is a very large lake that sees Geneva on the western shore, Montreux (Jazz festival fame and basis for Smoke on the Water) and Evian (as in the bottled water).

    Fellow Tb'r, OneDrop does live too far away.

    Enjoy

    http://region-du-leman.wistia.com/medias/mlau0fvwio#_media_3783723
     
  2. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    As a geologist, those terraced hillsides in the opening scene make me go :meh:

    Otherwise, gorgeous...especially the footage of the Alps.
     
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  4. bmc

    bmc

    Nov 15, 2003
    Switzerland
  5. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    No kidding? What's the significance?
     
  6. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    I noticed how clean the city streets are. I respect the people of Switzerland for that.
     
  7. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    looks nice. L.A. is hideous but we have nice beaches within reach.
     
  8. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    I love Switzerland. It looks as if I might be playing some shows there in June (if everything works out). Looking forward to going back.
     
  9. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    11th century apparently

    Why do you object to terracing as a geologist?
     
  10. bmc

    bmc

    Nov 15, 2003
    Switzerland
    Send me a pm and let me know where you stay. If I'm free, happy to show you around. M ight ask you to swing by Schwartz's and get them to vacuum pack some smoked meat. Maybe pack some boxes of Kraft Dinner, pack a jug of Orange Julep and steamay's from. LaFleurs.
     
  11. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Not so much the terracing but building homes on them and below steep slopes. I guess if the terraces have held since the 11th century, they're fairly stable. It's the same feeling I get when I see stuff like this:

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  12. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    Shades of Steelhead huh?
     
  13. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
  14. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    The landslide in Oso. I had read something referring to it as Steelhead, no clue where that comes from.
     
  15. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    I´d live to go there someday.
    Unfortunately is currently way above my Budget :(
     
  16. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Oh. The street that ran through valley was called Steelhead Drive. But yeah, it's the job of time and gravity to flatten hills and send them into the ocean.
     
  17. Blueszilla

    Blueszilla Bassist ordinaire Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2003
    The Duke City
    Beautiful, someday I hope I can see it in person.
     
  18. NWB

    NWB

    Apr 30, 2008
    Kirkland, WA
    Steelhead Drive was where many of the destroyed homes were located.
     
  19. NWB

    NWB

    Apr 30, 2008
    Kirkland, WA
    I didn't know that you're a fellow geologist!
     
  20. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    I *was* in environmental consulting for almost ten years but it left a bad taste in my mouth. I do miss the science. :atoz:
     
  21. NWB

    NWB

    Apr 30, 2008
    Kirkland, WA
    I currently work in environmental consulting.

    I agree with the bad taste in mouth aspect.

    What field are you working in now?
     



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