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Old 08-05-2008, 05:43 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Default Streetview in Google maps now has El Paso.

Check it out. You can cruise all around your city. I think El Paso was only added in the last week or so.


www.maps.google.com


Type in "El Paso, TX" and then click on "Streetview."
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:02 AM
 
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Red face Seeing is believing...

This is a good deveopment in general. Now people who come to this forum to inquire about "nice" areas can be directed to Google Street to see if their area of interest is listed, and if so, they can look it up make up their own minds than to have to ponder and weigh the pros and cons alone offered in this forum, site unseen.

But it is a double-edged sword isn't it? I mean it will also lend credence to those accused of bashing ELP (myself incuded). People can now see the unattractive truth, or the ugly buildings, shabby homes, bad lawns, etc. that exist in ELP.
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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I guess you have to take the bad with the good. I enjoyed cruising around EP, it reminded me a little bit of Reno, NV.

I love your screen name, btw..
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:37 AM
 
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Ha! Thanks. I took it from a Chris Rock HBO special, one of the first ones, the one where he talks about ATMs and such. He talks about his white friends who say they'll come out and support him, and ask where they can buy tickets, etc. He then compares that to his personal friends, and what he gets from them is 'Hey, can you hook a brother up?!'. You have to watch it to get the humor!
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:49 AM
 
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Hmm, I wonder whose car that was at my girlfriend's house.
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:51 AM
 
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I noticed a big chunk between Hawkins and Yarbrough north and south of I-10 that is missing.... bad neighborhoods, or did they not make it there... I wonder.
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Ha! Thanks. I took it from a Chris Rock HBO special, one of the first ones, the one where he talks about ATMs and such. He talks about his white friends who say they'll come out and support him, and ask where they can buy tickets, etc. He then compares that to his personal friends, and what he gets from them is 'Hey, can you hook a brother up?!'. You have to watch it to get the humor!

Oh, I get the sense of humor without even watching it.
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:48 AM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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HAHA You can see my truck and read my LIC Plate.. Says MUHNAY on it. awesome!
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:55 PM
 
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Wow! What a lot of fun visiting my old neighborhoods! Sure makes a slow day at work go alot quicker!
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:56 PM
 
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For those of you who have been away as I have, and have "cruised" down some of the streets, how have things changed, and to what degree, for better, or worse?

I've seen some not so nice roads. I am having a hard time trying to come to terms as to whether some things have decayed, or if things were just the same when I was growing up and perhaps I was just not fully aware, and am now comparing to what I am accustomed to now. I left in 1980.

But the prevous poster was right, it is burning a lot of my time just 'virtual cruising' down some of those roads! I think I'll play Ted Nugent's Sranglehold and relive the 'days'.
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