Our neck of the woods

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  1. bmc

    bmc

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    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

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    As a geologist, those terraced hillsides in the opening scene make me go :meh:

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

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  4. elgecko

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    No kidding? What's the significance?
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  6. slobake

    slobake Supporting Member

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    I noticed how clean the city streets are. I respect the people of Switzerland for that.
  7. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    looks nice. L.A. is hideous but we have nice beaches within reach.
  8. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    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 :| Supporting Member

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    11th century apparently

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

    bmc

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    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

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    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 :| Supporting Member

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    Shades of Steelhead huh?
  13. elgecko

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  14. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Supporting Member

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

    Papersen Gold Supporting Member

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

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    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

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    Beautiful, someday I hope I can see it in person.
  18. NWB

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    Steelhead Drive was where many of the destroyed homes were located.
  19. NWB

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    I didn't know that you're a fellow geologist!
  20. elgecko

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    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

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    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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