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Old 03-02-2011, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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I love the urban jungle, etc but then again look at where I live, lol.
I love some things about this place but I'll be happy when I get to move to New Orleans.
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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I know your a little bias towards N.O., but overall from an outsiders point of view, the people that region seems to have a relaxed confidence, but humble vibe about themselves. Now that's the majority, the inner city get a lil different...Id say N.O. slang and fast talking & B.R. political presence stands out.

But overall....the landscape, food, culture,(some sections more than others but...) is very common in that general area newly known as the PONTRAPLEX!!! (Its gonna stick watch)
I'm not talking about the people, I'm talking about the landscape, development, and even the trees. Tell me how Metairie, Slidell, and Denham Springs are all the same since I'm biased. Or maybe Chalmette, Mandeville, or Gonzales; or any other combo you can come up with.
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Correct me if I'm wrong WestbankNOLA but the landscape (minus the landlocked factor of NO) is basically the same. The most noticeable differences come down to architecture and development to me.
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:45 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Correct me if I'm wrong WestbankNOLA but the landscape (minus the landlocked factor of NO) is basically the same. The most noticeable differences come down to architecture and development to me.
What I'm saying is there is no way, unless you really have a short attention span, that you can not ride through all 3 and not know that you are in 3 different places.

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Southshore feels looks/feels like a pancake, even though it isn't. Save for levees, even man-made embankments are few and inbetween. There are few hardwood trees and cypress, live oak, and palm dominate.

Northshore gradually elevates, maybe barely noticeable, but there are pine trees everywhere and a lot of other tall trees. It looks like places on the eastern half of the gulf, while BR and NO look more like the western half.

BR, is more subjective, but it has a more inland fill to me. They also have those bluffs here and there closer to the river and the trees are different than on this end.

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I go hard on details so maybe it's just me who notices such things, but I just can't see how they are "all the same".
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:14 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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It will all happen 10x faster if we could only get the entire length of I-12 widened to 6 lanes.

Gov. Jindal to attend groundbreaking for I-12 widening project in Slidell | NOLA.com
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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WestbankNOLA, lol I don't anyone who thinks that intuitively about each area. We have many Live Oaks and cypress trees in the metro. No cypress in NO metro?!
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:44 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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WestbankNOLA, lol I don't anyone who thinks that intuitively about each area. We have many Live Oaks and cypress trees in the metro. No cypress in NO metro?!
I think that intuitively about everything, what can I say? But no, I was saying that N.O. is mainly live oaks, palms, and cypress types trees; where the other areas have pine trees and hardwoods mixed in if not dominating.
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Texarkana
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I love some things about this place but I'll be happy when I get to move to New Orleans.
I've been all over Louisiana and been to Baton Rouge and vacinity many times but I've never ever been to New Orleans. Isn't that crazy?
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:31 PM
 
Location: pine tree monotony
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I honestly already consider that area one huge metroplex. It all feels the same to me except within the inner cities of N.O. and B.R., kinda like the DFW. I just always say down in da swamps, call it the Pontroplex.

And by the way, I hate how the DFW is continuous. Its a big waste of money and nature. I don't like to see a jackinabox every 3 miles, I think we as a people are so over seeing lights and being cloaked in concrete. Ugh...I'm about to go sit under a pecan tree and kiss on it before the "urbandevelopers" ruin my chance at a homemade pie.
Give anhyting to see a JITB over here again in Shreveport. Never known a bunch of people anywhere more stuck on McDonalls and Barger Kang
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:00 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Give anhyting to see a JITB over here again in Shreveport. Never known a bunch of people anywhere more stuck on McDonalls and Barger Kang
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