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Old 02-26-2008, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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WORSHIPING A FRICKEN DITCH!!!

LMAO

To some, a Scottsdale canal; to others, the Riviera

Jaimee Rose
The Arizona Republic
Feb. 26, 2008 12:00 AM
In the Valley, our desperation for oceanfront property has reached a new level entirely.
Yes, we worship the swimming pool and consider Rocky Point our own. But who could have imagined
that a lowly canal could draw such devotion?

To some, a Scottsdale canal; to others, the Riviera (broken link)[/quote]

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Old 02-26-2008, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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LMBO

Only in a desert could some worship water so strangely. LOL

It is nice down there though, alot different than it used to look.
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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LMBO

Only in a desert could some worship water so strangely. LOL

It is nice down there though, alot different than it used to look.

Sure it is nice...but it just shows how desperate people are out here to see water...any water.
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Sure it is nice...but it just shows how desperate people are out here to see water...any water.
Well yeah, AZ experiences very minimal rainfall, and most people are relocatees who have come from areas that are green and around abundant water and might actually miss water. Its only natural that some of those people would "worship" any type of water their parched skin/mouth/etc can find. lol
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:04 AM
 
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I personally think it is a great idea. Every city makes the most of it's water frontage. Just like the River Walk in San Antonio, why not Phoenix too? And, I'm all for making things look nicer with beautiful landscape. I think other cities in the Phoenix area should consider utilizing this idea too.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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I personally think it is a great idea. Every city makes the most of it's water frontage. Just like the River Walk in San Antonio, why not Phoenix too? And, I'm all for making things look nicer with beautiful landscape. I think other cities in the Phoenix area should consider utilizing this idea too.
Real or not, who cares as long as it's nice. I like Tempe's lake, too.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:16 AM
 
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Default It's not the riverwalk

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I personally think it is a great idea. Every city makes the most of it's water frontage. Just like the River Walk in San Antonio, why not Phoenix too? And, I'm all for making things look nicer with beautiful landscape. I think other cities in the Phoenix area should consider utilizing this idea too.
It's not the riverwalk, but dang! Scottsdale is doing a bang up job of sprucing things up. If it wasn't for the heat, I'd stay here forever, Scottsdale is really one of the nicest places in the US.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I personally think it is a great idea. Every city makes the most of it's water frontage. Just like the River Walk in San Antonio, why not Phoenix too? And, I'm all for making things look nicer with beautiful landscape. I think other cities in the Phoenix area should consider utilizing this idea too.
Yeah, but it is not even close to the ambience and seamless integration of River Walk.

It'll look nice though...until the water runs out...
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Inside the 101
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Jaimee Rose often displays a Phoenix inferiority complex in her writing. It's therefore not surprising this article has a negative tone.

For a different and more in-depth perspective, see this story:

Phoenix - News - Walking on Water
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:33 AM
 
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How's the water in Chicago these days? Frozen solid? We ate lunch at the development this weekend. Very nice, sitting outside with 70 degrees under a blue sky.

And is canal development really earth shattering news? Maybe the reporter should travel more to any of the hundreds of cities who've developed canals into something a bit more interesting. Just don't ask for the paper to pick up the tab - as most are in huge trouble from not knowing how to redevelop and market themselves. But hey, they are the experts, right?
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