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Old 11-18-2017, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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I am a very visually person and am wondering if anyone has photos or pictures to share of class/ income extremes in specfic cities and countries in the Americas.

I think this is an interesting idea because many people including myself dont always remember that these differences exist everywhere.

Ex people assuming everyone in the USA is wealthy. People assuming everyone in Central America is poor.

When visiting places in the Americas I am always shocked by the extremes. Through seeing the extremes in other countries and cities it has helped me become more aware of the extremes in my own city and country.
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Old 11-18-2017, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Casca - Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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These are two areas of the same city, Florianópolis in Brazil.





The same areas looking from above.





It is totally possible that a person who lives in one of the houses of the first area works in one of the houses of the second area.
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Old 11-18-2017, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Casca - Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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I can use my little town as an example too. These residences are less than 300m far from each other.



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Old 11-18-2017, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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You know what. I think the less fancy houses have more potential. One has the most interesting view. The last one just needs some paint and a new character cosmetic ceatures and bam!!! Values/ profit for resale going to be significant.

It could be a up an coming area !
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Old 11-18-2017, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Casca - Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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The people who live in the house of the last photo have conditions to pay for some paiting and basic repairs by a low cost, it would give a much better appearance to the place. But they just don't care about it.

This is a big problem in Brazil, unfortunately. The beauty of the houses and streets is the last priority of the population.
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Old 11-19-2017, 10:40 AM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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The second house doesn't look horrible. Hard to see from the photo but it seems like they even have a nice roof. They should paint it yellow or light blue and it will have a nice tropical look
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Old 11-19-2017, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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The second house doesn't look horrible. Hard to see from the photo but it seems like they even have a nice roof. They should paint it yellow or light blue and it will have a nice tropical look
We should have a TLC show about this !

There are 2 designers in Toronto that have articles in the newspaper showing people how to get high end reno looks using stuff from the dollar store. Low budget renos just mean you have to be more creative.
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:12 AM
 
Location: North East England
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https://earth.google.com/web/@13.698...N0k1X3VSLU8QBQ

This picture shows people relaxing in a small mall,even a pretty Salvadoran posing for the camera.What it doesnt show is the armed security here.You are also only a mile or two from Soyapango which is certainly not a place to be strolling around in.Where all the gangs live.Mighty easy to stroll into as well if youre in east SanSalvador
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Old 11-21-2017, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Guatemala city, the most extreme case of class differences I have seen personally.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Future Expat of California
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Theres plenty of places with the degree of extremes in the Americas. This will be more common in the years to come in the US as well.

My 1st example: Baldwin Hills / Baldwin Village (The Jungles), Los Angeles, CA
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