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Old 06-26-2009, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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Now that's a nice one...
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:03 PM
 
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Lol, that contraption looks like the death star meets winter time.

"Red2 this is squad leader 5, we've got shield damage to the ice maker in the delta sector again."

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Old 06-26-2009, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Too far from Alaska
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Tajigloo Mahal
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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Tajigloo Mahal

Good one...

Last edited by Grannysroost; 06-26-2009 at 11:06 PM.. Reason: When I grow up, I want an igloo just like that, but with 2 car garage at least...
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Old 06-27-2009, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Alaska & Florida
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Everyone that I know who has ever been to Alaska has said that the architecture in Alaskan cities and towns is terrible. I saw many pictures of various buildings and homes and the architecture is not pleasing to the eye. Why did Alaska build such ugly buildings? Why are they like that?
I agree with them. Our scenery is beautiful, but our buildings stick out like a sore thumb not complementing the background. I don't know why...most are old and unlike many other cities they haven't been bought and rebuilt or refurbished. Since the cruise ships have started the downtowns of those cities have received face lifts and restorations though. Ketchikan and Juneau are two examples. There are some beautiful Alaskan lodges and houses though.
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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Not pretty, but very functional. Typical of rural Alaska.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c359/akbushcop/UNALAKLE10.jpg (broken link)
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:10 AM
 
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I take it none of you have been to Petersburg....
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Old 06-27-2009, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Palmer
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Everyone that I know who has ever been to Alaska has said that the architecture in Alaskan cities and towns is terrible. I saw many pictures of various buildings and homes and the architecture is not pleasing to the eye. Why did Alaska build such ugly buildings? Why are they like that?
I completely depends upon your perspective.

In my opinion, there is nothing more beautiful than a one-room trappers cabin with 4 feet of snow on the roof, smoke coming out the chimney and a light in the window at 40 below zero.

That cabin can have rotting logs, a dirt floor, and mice hiding in the corners, but if it's warm and dry and the closest 5-star hotel is hundreds or thousands of miles away it seems like heaven on earth.
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Old 06-27-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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This is my little "Ugly" cabin just North of Mount McKinley Park, there is nobody living within forty miles of it, and I think it is the most beautiful place around when I am there.

I have a great view of Mt. McKinley from the front door looking across the lake, moose, bear, lynx, wolf, squrirels and a host of other critters outside the door.

I can land my plane next to the cabin and in general, have no other people around. I don't care for some place made of steel and concrete that the big cities have and call "Beautiful" when I am in the middle of God's cradle.

If you aren't happy in your own heart, the rest doesn't matter.
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Old 06-27-2009, 01:29 PM
 
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This is my little "Ugly" cabin just North of Mount McKinley Park, there is nobody living within forty miles of it, and I think it is the most beautiful place around when I am there.
More star wars equipment I see. Are you an imperial spy or some type of scientist?
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