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Old 01-06-2008, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Metro Milwaukee, WI
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I respect your opinion Earl. I completely disagree with it nearly 100%, but we all have our likes / dislikes. I find El Paso to be one of the absolute most polarizing places in the US...people either usually love it (like me) or hate it. The desert setting obviously adds to that, as the desert is in itself fairly polarizing.

I just want to add this though -

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I really am a positive person, but Juarez looks just like any other town in the middle east to me.
I can't necessarily really agree with this. Most folks in the US would be aghast at Juarez...I am not one of them, but obviously many people would consider Juarez beyond an eyesore.

However, let's just remember that while they are only a few miles apart, it really isn't fair to judge El Paso by Juarez. It would be similar to judging San Diego harshly because of Tijuana.

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BUT, Phoenix and Tucson make the desert look pretty. They have exceptional clean up for their down town areas, hispanic heritage murals are placed all over the place, and even the Highway mediums have zero scaping with plenty of beautiful local flora.
I kind of find that this really demonstrates well the "different strokes for different folks" point I was trying to make. There are many who find Phoenix and Tucson (especially Phoenix) especially ugly, especially Phoenix's downtown. I actually am not one of them...I think I like every major Southwestern city pretty much (especially EP, Albuquerque, and Tucson), but if you want to talk about smog or bad air quality making a city ugly, obviously Phoenix takes the cake there, and the sprawling nature of metro Phoenix often inspires the kind of ire that you speak of for EP. Again, I guess it is just different strokes for different folks.
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Old 01-06-2008, 02:25 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Syn why cant I see the words in your post?
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Old 01-06-2008, 03:16 PM
 
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I think its photos that were deleted. Maybe they were Google Images as they are copywrited so they'll not appear on City Data.
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Old 01-06-2008, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Yep,
Sorry folks, I probably posted something that wasn't supposed to be posted. Mods can make mistakes too!
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Old 01-08-2008, 03:34 PM
 
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Here are some pictures of around town. They aren't that great since I took them myself, but they're pictures none the less











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Old 01-08-2008, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Metro Milwaukee, WI
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Here are some pictures of around town. They aren't that great since I took them myself, but they're pictures none the less
These are actually very nice photos, Jaded...thanks for sharing them!
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:01 PM
 
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Good pictures Jaded Spade -- I think they captured certain aspects of this town quite well.
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Old 01-09-2008, 02:08 AM
 
Location: DENVER
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i found some pictures of the trolleys that i used to ride as a child back in the 60's and 70's pcc album
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Old 01-09-2008, 11:08 AM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Here are some cool pictures of El Paso.. this is EL PASO COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANS-MOUNTAIN CAMPUS:

http://www.perspectiva.net/epcc-tm-web-02.jpg (broken link)

This is the inside.. what it looked like back when it was first opened.

http://www.perspectiva.net/epcc-tm-web-01.jpg (broken link)

Mission de los Lagos Country Club
http://www.perspectiva.net/mision61-web.jpg (broken link)

El Paso, N.E. freeway work...
http://www.reinforcedearth.com/Photos/Applications/Bridges/Patriot%20Freeway%20at%20Loop%20375%20El%20Paso%20 TX.jpg (broken link)

...Vs. The East Side Freeway work.


Why is the N.E. neglected?
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Old 01-09-2008, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Where I live.
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Thanks for posting these, Muhnay...I really enjoyed seeing them.
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