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Old 12-25-2008, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Beautiful! Can we see the run down part? Seems interesting!
I can certainly show you pictures of run down Pittsburgh if you like. However, I don't have many pics of the slummy side of Germantown. The few not-so-pretty pics I found:

http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/131/1000921jb1.jpg

http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/4610/pc140027sn5.jpg

http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/3258/pc140025pe2.jpg

http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/8207/pb160022sq5.jpg

Sorry, that's the best I can do. The first pic may actually be the Troy Hill neighborhood, which is like an extension of Deutchtown.

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Old 12-25-2008, 09:41 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Beautiful! Can we see the run down part? Seems interesting!
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Old 12-25-2008, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Originally Posted by Billiam View Post
Beautiful! Can we see the run down part? Seems interesting!
I can certainly show you pictures of run down Pittsburgh if you like. However, I don't have many pics of the slummy side of Germantown. The few not-so-pretty pics I found:

http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/131/1000921jb1.jpg

http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/4610/pc140027sn5.jpg

http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/3258/pc140025pe2.jpg

http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/8207/pb160022sq5.jpg

Sorry, that's the best I can do. The first pic may actually be the Troy Hill neighborhood, which is like an extension of Deutchtown.

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Old 12-25-2008, 10:42 PM
 
Location: moving again
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^ I love it!! It's so pretty! Its not very run down at all! And just look at the beautiful architecture!! If the economy gets better i predict some major gentrification!! Thanks for the photos! sorry for getting o/t everyone
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Old 12-26-2008, 07:19 PM
 
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Yes, I did see some beautiful gentrified homes in Germantown, but I didn't pick out anything about them that seemed particularly german. Maybe I need architectural education.
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Old 12-26-2008, 07:26 PM
 
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OK, I can see where the middle houses in the 2nd picture are germanic. Guess I wasn't looking up. The ones on the side are typical northern townhouses, which is excotic enough for a southern hillbilly like me.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Cali
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A lot of Germans settled in Southern California. Torrance has a great German market, Alpine Village, where you can actually get REAL Biershinken!!! I know of German-speaking families in Downey, Anza and Bakersfield.
Ich liebe deutsches Essen!
Sad to say though that many of the Germans who settled in SoCal either moved away or died off. Alpine Village still gets crowds for Oktoberfest but nothing like they did back in the 70s and 80s.
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:00 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Does Pennsylvania Dutch country work for you? It's a lot of fun cruising around the area, though the ethics of it might be a bit dicey.
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:41 AM
 
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Northern midwest, parts of Texas...German influence is all over since Germans are the best represented nationality in the US. 80% of Caucasian ppl I would say have at least a little german ancestory.
80%? I think German ancestry is roughly 19% of the white population according to the latest stats.

The huge historic areas were the Upper Midwest, Cinci, Milwaukee and Chicago being very German dominated cities.

I love the German festivals in Chicago. There are multiple Oktoberfests, a Bavarian Fest, The big German Christmas Market downtown, and a big German American Festival in Lincoln Square. Here are a few pictures of some of the parades/festivals and German influenced architecture around the city.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...6b3282b72b.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...00285a3eb6.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...bd1e9708-1.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...1fe93c7e-1.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...c66c8ee0f6.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...e233e294b4.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...f5af5120-1.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...9420c430f7.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...1da30a05f3.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...d5ccf058-1.jpg


Pretty interesting fact:

By 1900, over 500,000 Chicagoans, a quarter of the entire city, had either been born in Germany or had parents who had been born in Germany.

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Old 03-30-2009, 04:09 PM
 
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Are those men in the second picture wearing kilts? Not very German

Still, I always love seeing examples of German architecture. I'm going to Germany in September to spend a year studying there at part of my uni course, which I'm looking forward to.
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