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Do you have any art, pictures, posters etc. on your walls? What kinds? 🖼

TobbeAsks’s Profile PhotoTobbe
I have an assortment of photos and quotes. My favorite photograph is a black and white photo of the Golden Gate Bridge as it was being built. I enjoy all type of architecture including bridges. Unfortunately my camera does not do the original photograph any justice. Please take a moment to note the sequence in which the bridge was built. The average person might not pay much mind to such detail, but whenever I visit the Golden Gate Bridge, I am impressed by it's design, the precise engineering, the immense effort that was expended to design and build the structure and finally, it's inherent beauty. In my mind, the Golden Gate Bridge is architecturally brilliant and is a masterful work of human ingenuity, blood, sweat and tears. It is a testament to the good that humans can imagine and then achieve once they set their collective minds to work together for the common good.
- Built between January 1933 and May 1937
- Length = 1.7 miles
- Width = 90 ft.
- Weight = 840 million lbs.
- Tower height = 746 ft.
- Support cable length = 7,650 ft.

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Do you have any art pictures posters etc on your walls What kinds

very touching and thought-provoking pics from the 80s Liverpool. ever from here in mid-eu. https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/photographer-who-captured-true-heart-15601283 today it's different. Wasnt it the same as Newcastle?

those pics are a superb piece of social/cultural history for sure
the faces of the people are so evocative
pretty much the same
great river cities , the Tyne and the Mersey
reasonably similar size population
both combine beautiful architecture with 1960's brutalist buildings
both friendly people and great football clubs
specially the Toon lol

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Does your sense of style align with your personality?

How would you best describe your style? Does it reflect your personality traits, or is it influenced more by external circumstances (weather, career, city)? More importantly, how did your style evolve as you gained more confidence, maturity, or sense of self? If you feel like you're still a work in progress, how would you like to see your style develop to better match your personality? Interested to see individual responses! Thanks! Is anyone into MBTI? Do you feel like your fashion preferences align with your personality type?
As an INTP, my wardrobe is assumed to be pretty drab and careless and it rings pretty true to my personal clothing taste. I wouldn't say its careless, but I definitely prioritize comfort over anything else and tend to wear the same thing every day. How does your style reflect who you are? In what way is your personal style influenced by who you truly are? For example, is it inspired by music you listen to? TV/movies you watch? Moral values or spirituality? Cultural backgrounds? Just generally what looks good on you? Or a combination? What have been your main inspirations or "aha" moments when figuring out your personal style? It is a subject that fascinates me, so feel free to go into excruciating detail! For me, I prefer modest, feminine clothing that is somehow always instyle yet never instyle. It has traditionality mixed with quirkiness, youth mixed with timelessness. There are few trendy aspects, because I feel that contradicts my values of being self-expressive and of avoiding throwaway culture. I am inspired by playfulness and wisdom. I gain a bit of inspiration from anime characters. The music I listen to doesn't really have an associated aesthetic, but I do enjoy folk-related genres and postrock which have a bit of influence in leading me towards nature-inspired elements. I am also inspired by old and new architecture, open fields, forests, the sky, ports/harbours, and sometimes the beach. I like having a slight academic vibe on top of that, with a very mild victorian influence (e.g. black riding boots and black trenchcoat as winter wear, with maroon as a common colour). I could go on all day about my influences and how my style has evolved, but it's definitely hard to put into words without just seeing and knowing it. I'd love to hear your stories! Do you feel that your clothing choices reflect your personality?
I'm admittedly rather new to the concept of streetwear, or really fashion in general, but I've been saturating myself with it recently through the internet and in my day to day life and it's made me think a lot about why I like or don't like certain pieces. I've been slowly building up a wardrobe of clothes I like, piece by piece, and I've realized that I'm much more drawn towards the subtler ends of the streetwear spectrum — I like the occasional graphic tee, but I tend to shy away anything with a big logo or crazy picture plastered on the front.

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How's your brain doing right now?

I've seen so much since my arrival in this country that my brain is overflowing in a way that reminds me of my days in lecture halls at university. My brain is better than everybody's!
My brain's a permanent Hiroshima.
While I'm talking, seemingly very calm, conveying information to some very interested people, a part of my brain is seized by panic and is actually verbalising the process of searching for the right word.
My brain is not in step with me; I feel like I am beside myself.I have just learned that I am going to have another child; I didn't realise. The more time passes, the less prepared I feel.
To be more accurate, I don't sleep that much at all because my brain is always active and thinking about all the things I want to do the next day.
My brain is always working in the creative mode, seeking inspiration in all forms, dimensions and colors. Fashion, architecture, design and modern art can become a source of unique influence for me.
And the more focused my brain is, the more the circuit board is going to surge with energy.
But my brain's all kinds of awesome.
My brain's not friends with my hands right now.
They told me that my brain activity is much stronger than anybody else.
My brain's being picked on everything from interrogation to evidence collection.
My brother was always nagging me about squandering my brain, thought I was a genius.
I feel like my brains are being ripped apart.
Thanks, but my brain wouldn't shut off.
My brain gave me no peace.
I can't keep my brain from worrying.
My brain just popped a little bit.
I see visions from inside my brain.
My brain starts getting weird this time of night.
My brain's not a nice place to be.
It actually helps me turn my brain off.
My brain's not working right.
My brains... are going into my feet.
I finally found a guy who liked me for my brains.
It's like my brain's on fire.
It's like a part of my brain was carved out.
That question just tied a knot in my brain.
I need someone to shut off my brain and turn on my heart.
But something switched off in me, in my brain.
My brains have already started to harden.
My brain doesn't work like it used to.
I fear that my brain melted.
My brain is so relaxed I can't grasp what's happening!
And my brain is very much alive. My brain is a little foggy from too much thinking. Now my hands may be smaller than a man's, but my brain is much larger, I assure you.
My brain is awash with theorems and profundity and abstractions that I can pontificate upon at length.
My brain is not shrinking, it's working to full capacity, and my figure also hasn't changed.
My brain is still struggling to keep up with everything going on in this chamber.
My brain is completely shutting down.
Everything that's in my brain is firing to its full potential.
My brain is more developed than other people's.
My brain is all loopy!

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Do you have visions of the future ever that have came true?

Yes....all the time.
If you can think it, plan it and implement it, you can do it. This applies to most aspects of our life. For example, over the years I have designed and built four houses for my family. How did I do it?
1. I formulated a thought about the architecture and physical location.
2. I designed the house, created a blueprint and then searched for land and purchased the land.
3. Went to bank to secure a construction loan using the land as collateral and the blueprint to obtain necessary financing
4. I located a reputable contractor, reviewed the plans, signed a contract and started building.
In most cases it took 6 months to build a house. To save money, I did all the painting and landscaping while also visiting the construction site several times each week until the project was complete.
Is it hard work to build a house while also working a full time job 60 hours each week? Yes. But... this is one of the methods I utilized to manage my depression and it worked well for me. These same techniques can be used to achieve a higher education, a job, writing and recording music or publishing a book on poetry. You first create an reasonable goal and then define all of the objectives required to attain your goal. To be successful you must have excellent time management skills, self discipline, persistence and an unyielding will to succeed.

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Create a fantasy world 👑 1. Where is the story located? A past or future Earth, elsewhere?

AdrianaRafaela98’s Profile PhotoAdriianna Rafaella
It's cliché, but the first thing that came to my mind is vampire world. It's located here on Earth in present day. There is several underground secret gates, portals of some sort, which connect our world with their world. The vampire world looks very much like our world but is better organised with more sophistication and mesmerising gothic style architecture, where the night took over. They can pass through the gates whenever they need to feed 😉

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If you were to run away from home, where would you go? (p.s. I might be coming with you to a desirable location so please bring extra supplies)

Neo_gs’s Profile PhotoNeo
I've been a few places I'd like to go again. One would be Paradise Lodge/ Rainier National Park. Beautiful sights, miles of hiking paths, little secluded cabins.... I'd also love to go to Italy for the culture, the centuries old architecture, the landscapes... Lastly, I've always thought it would be cool to do a tour of small town USA. Have a loose itinerary, aside from finding small towns, get a taste of their town's best cafe, town celebration, odd tourist traps, and a chance to let some locals tell me about their town. It might get old after a while of seeing the little towns, but the trip could turn into anything-- spending a week at some little B&B, or a rented cabin far from anyone. That's the beauty of the trip: No rules, no hard-and-fast plans. Just get to know the grass roots of the US with no deadlines (clearly I'd be retired and no money worries in this dream of mine).

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Pourquoi Hitler a-t-il échoué à l'école d'art simplement parce qu'il ne peut pas dessiner de figures humaines même si son dessin en architecture est exceptionnel ? L'école est un endroit pour nous d'étudier, n'est-ce pas ?

KeepYourEyesPeeled’s Profile PhotoLucas
Le problème principal de Hitler c'est qu'il est paresseux. Il travaille seulement lorsqu'il a le temps. Plutôt que de préparer sérieusement le concours d'entrée aux Beaux-Arts, il préfère vivre comme un bohème à Vienne, dilapidant l'héritage familial pour se payer cinéma, opéra, restaurants, tenues fringantes...
C'est sans surprises qu'il est recalé deux fois. D'autant que son niveau, tant artistique qu'intellectuel, était moyen. C'est un cancre qui n'a jamais fini le lycée. Ce que lui reproche ouvertement les examinateurs aux concours d'entrée, comme quoi il n'avait pas les connaissances de base requises pour prétendre aux Beaux-Arts.

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Pourquoi Hitler atil échoué à lécole dart simplement parce quil ne peut pas

Are you into architecture? Do you have a favourite building/era?

I am! I grew up in between Surrey and Oxford, and the house I grew up in in Surrey dated back to the 1400s. The one in Oxfordshire was really cool as well, it was an old police station from the 1600s. Thatched, made of chalkstone. The original stonemasons marks were above one of the fireplaces, I loved it.
And of course, you can't grow up in Oxford without getting totally lost in the architecture. I went to school there so we were in and out of the museums the entire time. A lot of the architecture sates back to the 1400s again (it was a good time for it apparently!) so that's always felt like home.
But anyway, this was my mum's place in Oxfordshire - not pictured is the tree stump that I jumped off and knocked a tooth out on, that's slightly off-camera 😂

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Are you into architecture Do you have a favourite buildingera

Do you think that when a society neglects teaching how to process art, it has any other effects on the people? In other words, is art appreciation/criticism a quality that you think is beneficial outside the parameters of the art world?

I think art is something that makes this world a beautiful place to live. Nature itself is a work of art. Its an attraction and inspiration for us. But art isn't just limited to beautiful things. And that's something a lot of people do not understand about art. Art is also meant to provoke people into thinking about something. It has been used throughout history as a way to protest, and rebel. It's a form of self expression. Civilizations throughout history are known for their art. Art is something civilizations are remembered for, like for example Egypt is known for its Pyramids and the Mughals for the Taj Mahal. Architecture too can be called a form of art. I read somewhere that artists or creative people make good investigators because they are good at paying attention to detail. There are certain qualities that an artist or a creative person posseses that helps them in other fields as well so their abilities aren't just limited to making or appreciating art. I have noticed creative people are particularly sensitive and they have a good intuition.

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What will finally break the internet?

sirknight553’s Profile PhotoCat
It is extremely unlikely that the internet will break due to the nature of the routing protocols that are used to route and reroute packets and the extensive redundancy that is part of the existing internet design.
What is more likely is that the high tech companies that currently control user content will either be forced out of business (Google, Facebook, Twitter) or they will have to allow user content to be owned and controlled by the user. However, given the control, power and monopoly that corporations like Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter enjoy, this is unlikely.
What is more probable is that new high tech companies will emerge with an improved internet content architecture that allows the end user to control their own content. Users are demanding free speech and they reject the existing internet provider centralized network design that allows companies like google to block or shadow ban users based on content that the provider disagrees with. Can you imagine, for example, if the telephone companies like AT&T or Verizon blocked your ability to setup a phone call because they disagreed with your speech or who you voted for? That is exactly what Google, Facebook and Twitter do 24x7. If you post something or say something that they disagree with concerning politics, abortion, climate change or covid19, your account gets suspended.
This behavior is in direct violation of our constitutional rights as American citizens. My prediction is that within the next two years you will see fierce competition in the high tech internet space and corporations like Google, Facebook and Twitter will lose 70% of their market share to these new internet content providers that allow free speech and do not suspend user account based upon ideology, race, religion, politics or gender.

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If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be? What would you do?

AdrianaRafaela98’s Profile PhotoAdriianna Rafaella
Well for peace, relaxation and a dose of vitamin Sea ☀️ I'd go to the Maldives..It's beautiful over there. If i feel like delving into culture, food and architecture I'd go to Japan or somewhere between Spain and Italy. They have breathtaking landscapes there as well, which are also great for trekking/hiking.

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If you could vacation anywhere in the world where would it be What would you do

Opinions on scotland yall?

danielthecultist’s Profile Photodaniel the tree
A truly beautiful country. I’ve only seen a tiny amount, from a train journey and visiting one city, but Edinburgh is absolutely stunning. It just hits different and the energy there is so immensely calm, especially for a capital city. In a way, it did feel kinda magical, with how beautiful and gothic the architecture is, with its hidden passages everywhere. It’s so peaceful and serene, and it’s pretty cool that everything is so compact, so you don’t need public transport. I’d love to go back again and explore more of the country! ✨

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Opinions on scotland yall

What is the prettiest city you have ever been to?

Aside from Toronto, it's Quebec City. Very clean, very aesthetically pleasing, very nice blend of old/new architecture. I don't know much about the people since we were on a class trip, but I did talk with one woman at some medieval shop we were at, and she was nice to me. We also had some waiters who were cool also. The only downside is having to speak French on the trip, but hell, if that's a downside then I guess speaking English counts as one too :p

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I fly quite a bit, I love to travel, but I feel like I have so many places on my list it's hard to know where to go next. How do you pick your vacation destinations with so many great options?

I became a serious traveler about 6 years ago and came up with a list of all the cities I want to visit outside of the US, primarily based on my preference to sight-see man-made architecture over natural wonders and also based on my favorite cuisines. I started out by knocking out the most "famous" places first. Those being Paris, London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Tokyo, Beijing, Rome, Mexico, Venice, Madrid, Barcelona, Jerusalem, Berlin, Munich and Vienna. This year I'm going to Delhi and Bangkok. Other places on my list are Seoul, Vietnam, Istanbul, Greece, Amsterdam, Morocco, Egypt, Iceland. I always try to group places together that are in somewhat proximity to each other to maximize what I can see in typically a 2 week window of vacation time I take every year.
Prior interest - this is somewhat lower on the list, ironically, because I find I can generally get interested for destinations I'd never previously considered. For longer trips, this becomes more important. For shorter trips, it can actually be a hindrance - I'm currently planning a short trip to Japan and frustrated by how little time I'll have; retrospectively, I wish I'd saved it for a time when I could stay longer and do more, because it's been a bucket-list destination for so long. At this point, I'm already planning my next trip there. Similarly, many places where I've got a higher level of prior interest are ones that I've put on the back burner due to cost/safety/visa hassle/wanting to learn the language or having specific events I want to attend there (my schedule isn't especially flexible right now).
Usually it's based on trying to make sure that my husband and I are both getting to check things off our bucket lists. Last year and the year before, we chose the destination that was the most mutually appealing to us and then added other stops from there. This year, he let me plan the whole trip and choose the destinations, but based on criteria we had established together. Next year will be his dream trip to Japan, the year after that my dream trip to Italy. I wish we could sometimes choose based off of cheap flight deals, but his vacation time is not flexible enough for that.
I would look at the time I have available. If I only have 10 days including travel (a week off of work,) then I wouldn’t try to do anything not non-stop or further than about a 10 hour night flight. That takes out a large amount of places. Then I’d look at the season and remove the locations at the extreme temperate points for that season. Then I’d pick where I want to go from what’s left. I might try to do two spots with that amount of time. I don’t look too much at airfare because we use points for most of our flights.
Well I work with an airline, so most of the time it's hard to find people to go with me on trips. Usually travel by myself, although I prefer going with my dad when he's available. I just have the chance to travel to so many places for so cheap it becomes really hard to pick places.

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How well do you know the area where you live? Like if you know what fun things there are to do, the area's history etc. You think you'd make for a good guide if you were to show someone around? 🗺🏡

TobbeAsks’s Profile PhotoTobbe
Fairly well…I have a list of things I suggest when people come to visit. My city has a really good museum, a fun international market, a great amusement park, and it’s a river city so there are lots of nice restaurants by the water. Nice architecture too

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Have you ever walked into a wall?

I have walked into walls, around walls and through walls that exist because some people refuse to change. For example, when I worked for the State of New Hampshire as a network engineer in 2005, each state agency had their own Network Management system. I convinced the governor (Craig Benson) that we should centralize the management system and eliminate all of the existing network management systems. So I proceeded to install and configure one central management system for the entire state to manage the network equipment and the wide area circuits. To accomplish this engineering feat, I had to walk around people, over people and through people who rejected the new architecture and change. But I was relentless because I believed in what I was doing and I knew that it would be more efficient and would save the state and tax payers money.
Example#2 - I have also literally walked into a wall while sleep walking. The dream was so vivid and I was running to save my life and bada-boom... I slam into the bedroom wall and awake wondering: who am I? What am I? Why am I standing next to the wall? And why the heck does my face, arms and body hurt like hell? lol

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What is the purpose of art in society?

RayVen94’s Profile PhotoRay
I think it was Richard Serra that said “Art is purposely useless.” I tend to agree with that, at least partially. The purpose of art is for what the artist can possibly do with it, in terms of seeing other possibilities that non-artists can’t or won’t. An example is an architecture, where art makes all the difference.

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What does your country mean to you?

This is a tough one. I’m from Northern Ireland – that funny little place with the permanent identity crisis. Everyone is Northern Ireland has dual nationality whether they like it or not so you can have both an Irish and a British passport if you desire. I can’t say I love my country with a big L and would much rather be re-unified with the South. However, I do accept that we are part of the UK. That being said, I am very proud when I see someone from Northern Ireland do well like Rory McElroy, Liam Nesson or Jamie Dornan to a lesser extent. I was pleased to see Northern Ireland do better than expected at Euro 2016 although when it comes to football I’d be more of a Ireland fan.
At the moment there is an election upon us and the political parties involved like to play what we refer to as the “Green v Orange” card i.e. playing the two communities against each other. I do not like this as they are trying to put fear in people’s minds as to what would happen if someone from my community became the First Minister. This makes me feel like I am unwanted in my own country. Also, the sheer ignorance over the Irish language not being allowed anywhere makes me feel frustrated. This will always be a complicated issue for me. But the more personal things are things where I have a more regional/local point of view — within Danish identity, I am firmly Eastern/Middle Jutlandic and often puzzled by people in other regions, like Copenhagen, Southern Jutland, or Bornholm. I became aware of this when working a job that required me to live for a few months in nearly all areas in the country, one by one. The official narrative is that we're all so similar. That's not what I actually saw. The country took on a whole new meaning to me that makes a lot of things not feel very exceptional anymore, that is, compared to dealing with someone from Germany, England, France, or whatever. So at the national level, the efficiency and benefits of the system are what the country means to me. But at the human level, I'm basically at one and the same time regional/provincial, then quite international, but the national level has been skipped there. Don't really care much for our national flag, either, but I like the crest of my city and the European flag. For me, my country means my family and friends, freedom (as a LGBT person, I'm very glad to be born in Spain; although, there's homophobia like in every country in the world), solidarity because Spanish society is very solidary (we're the first country in organ donations), diversity because Spain is a multilingual country and there's a big diversity of landscapes, architecture styles, food... And tolerance because we don't have any xenophobic parties in our parliaments and the Spanish society received and integrated well the 7 M of immigrants that arrived here the last decade.

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What is the most interesting city to visit in your country? And why?

Probably Quebec City. It's old, it's new, it's French, and it's beautiful. It's got a nice mixture of architecture that really gives it a unique vibe. Plus I found the people to be great. This was 10 years ago now that I visited Quebec City, and would love to visit again if given the chance. It's a gorgeous place to visit and I highly recommend it to everyone.

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If you could jump into any fictional universe, be it from a book, film, game or show, which would you choose and why?

DovahMonah’s Profile PhotoDovahMonah
Even though Star Wars is my all-time favorite franchise I'd definitely want to travel to Middle-Earth! 😍 There are so many cool and beautiful places to visit! From Hobbiton to the Elven cities with their intricate architecture and the mighty Dwarven halls with their statues 🤩

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Have you seen what a Stave church looks like? Maybe something for your art. Available in Norway and Sweden.

stefanjarl’s Profile PhotoStefan
I have! Funny that you suggested that, I was actually going to create a painting with that style of architecture in, a few years back! It didn’t really work out at the time, but I may try it out again sometime. Thanks for the suggestion :)

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What's your dream career and what made you interested in it?

H2o_o2H’s Profile Photoᴀʀᴄʜɪᴇ ᴀʟᴏɪꜱɪ
I do not really have one till last year. Well, i love to analyze facts and searching, but also come up with ideas sometimes... Ima bad in history and anathomy, so no forensic med or archаeologist. Was dissapointed in architecture, coz it's boring. Too shy to be a good musician. Tried to turn my hobby into a money, but quickly burned out.
So my love is physics&geoinformatics, i really like to dig it in my imagination and hunt the real treasures. I'd love to be a scientist. Maybe also learn some chem. Or would be a street racing star - who knows...

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Quels sont vos petits plaisirs de la vie ?

Aimless summer evening drives in the Jeep with the top down, along country back roads, some concert album playing on the ipod (Pearl Jam, Oasis, Coldplay, REM, or U2), my wife next to me looking gorgeous with her hair blowing in the wind, holding hands and smiling at each other knowing we're happy just being together without having to say a word.
Waking up in the morning - and turning over and going back to sleep. It doesn't even have to be that long - even five minutes will do - but just the freedom to decide that no, I'm not getting up right now is pretty awesome.
I basically build my life out of small enjoyments. Train Rides. Making up constellations. Burritos. Cuddling. Driving at night with really good music. Adventuring/getting atrociously lost. Warm Laundry. Good Hugs. Thinking about things for too long until I forget what they mean (like when you repeat a word to much and starts to sound strange). Puns. Dancing. Admiring architecture. Talking to strangers. Rainy days, and the smell they leave in their wake. Reading a good book while sitting on the heater vent. Wondering what silly things other people do when they don't think anyone's around. Honestly, I understand it when people say they're trying to create a meaningful life, but for me that's always meant a closer look is in order. There is so much joy in the small moments between big things. It's made all the difference for me. -Looking at the sky and imagining how it's infinitely blue. -Making the girl I'll never get over smile, even though I know nothing will ever happen between us again. (I'm 20 and so is she, we dated when we were 15, I still think about her almost every day, even though I've been in plenty more relationships) -Walking outside in the snow and taking a huge breath of cold air. -There's a big empty field near my most recent ex's house... it's literally a field as far as the eye can see that has nothing in it, but it's surrounded by trees. Being in there and looking at the sky makes me feel like time stops. -Hugs.
That shortly lived time at the end of the night, playing video games with good friends, being able to say anything and everything you would never say to anybody else because it's "offensive". Up until the night ends, forcing me to go to bed with enough time just so you don't oversleep and get up to crank another 10 hours of faking giving a shit about anything to people who probably could give less of a shit than I do.
Ice cream, the sound of rain, being awake in the wee hours of the morning and enjoying the dark, watching a favorite movie with my two college age daughters who haven’t seen it, and them telling me how much they enjoyed it.

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Is there a certain period/era in history that draws your interest the most? How come? 🏺⚔️🛡⚖️⛵️🗺🗿📺🚂🚀

LunarHuntress’s Profile PhotoYentl
I’d say ancient Egyptian era and feudal Japan.
Ancient Egypt is one of my favorite periods to learn about. From belief systems to their city structures and views on the world, it’s always fascinated me. And also the architecture, mummification, and historic events are very interesting as well.
Feudal Japan has really great artworks that came from that time period and I think it’s more of a visual appeal. It’s also highly interesting in terms of belief systems, social classes and things surrounding it.
Truthfully though, there are many eras and time periods that I like. I love learning about different times and places around the world and historic fiction is my favorite type of literature so I’m happy with almost anything.
I usually just stay away from like war stories, but most else is fine in my book!

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What is your favorite European country to travel to?

France. And no, not just Paris, but the rest of it as well. Love the food, the wine, the language and the nature. Only been a few times, but once the current situation is under control, I'd like to go for a longer visit. I miss getting awesome food at every random streetside bistro you come across.
Mountain roads, seaside with mountains in sight, beautiful tiny cities, Roman ruins. Italian cuisine sans Italians catcalling. Cheap house wine and fresh seafood. And I absolutely love their rocky beaches. Not only you can find a sitting nook with some hermit crabs, place to read a book and secure a bottle - people sunbathing avoid them and fry on lawns further from the sea. And no buttcrack sand! BiH and Slovenia have more wonderful mountains, but it's the mix of sea/mountains/mediterranean cities that won me forwever. People are friggin awesome there as well. Tourist fatigue can make anyone cranky, but Croatians seem remarkably unaffected by it. Unless you drive with German plates in which case you'll be emptying your trunk at every boorder crossing. Of the ones I've been to I've visited England, Italy, Slovakia, Czechia, Poland, Germany, Portugal, Greece, Spain and Turkey more than twice so I've gotten a better look at them to form an opinion. Of those Portugal probably, based on the people there being the most friendly (turkey comes second outside of tourist traps). Have had good experiences in them all, met lovely people all over and each has their own charm. I honestly wouldn't advise you to go to Venice during the Carnival, the Carnival it's super cool don't get me wrong, but I don't think it's worth the crowd, if possible I would try to go when is less busy. I just don't want you to get turned off from liking Venice by the crowd. Maybe the Regata Storica is a better alternative, equally cool, but less crowded. If you go to Venice remember to eat in the typical 'Bacari" restaurants, they usually make "cicchetti" and typical fish dishes.
Germany. I've spent by far more time there than any other country (apart from Wales and England ofc). I speak German and I've visited all but one of the Bundesländer (someday I will make it to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern). Love the food, beer, football, architecture and history.

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What are your 3 favourite countries? Why?

Croatia: my favorite country in the world, I moved there when I was very young and left again when I was still pretty young but we lived in a massive house outside Zagreb right next to a castle called Medvedgrad. Most beautiful country I've ever visited or lived in. I'm not just talking about Zagreb- Dubrovnik, Split, etc. are all great too although I personally love Zagreb the most because of the people, among other things. There are cafes and pizzerias everywhere as well as a fantastic downtown area, which are filled with incredibly humble and friendly people. Also, one of my favorite memories of Zagreb was going downtown on Saturday mornings with my father and buying pins from the street vendors. South Africa: one of the coolest countries I've been to, such a wide array of different landscapes and cities. The highlights for me are Capetown and Kruger National Park, I've never seen anything like those places. USA: having lived here for several years now I've grown to really love this place despite its shortcomings. As with South Africa, the country varies widely between different places and my favorite area is probably the entire western area, i.e. AZ, NM, CO, UT, WY, etc. Russia - beautiful and majestic, wonderful people, some of the most interesting history in modern times, good public transport, museums, nature, neat language. It's different enough to be interesting but not as crazy different as Asia and if there's one guarantee, it's that I'll never get bored there. France - best food in Europe, decent climate, great scenery, architecture, museums, beautiful language, a diverse range of cities and villages, cool and chill people with a goofy sense of humour, seemingly the most optimal balance of business and pleasure. UK - Brits are our kin who won the genetic lottery when it comes to being funny. Feels like home but with actual history, and there's barely any adjustment required. Great comedy, music and modern culture, idyllic countryside, pubs and a good variety of cuisine in most cities. Italy - Truth be told I've never been further south than Rome, but the places I've been - Genoa, Bologna, Florence, among others - I have met friendly, down to earth people with a sense of humour, beautiful old architecture, lots of culture, and great food. Italian is easy to learn if you took Latin in high school. Best national anthem in the world. Bosnia and Hercegovina - A country with a lot of problems, sadness, and the burden of history, but also a country where people just try to make the best of it, relax, and get along with life. Thanks to Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire, this region is truly a cultural crossroad, for better or worse, and not only shows us what happens when we reject eachother; it also shows us what can happen when we embrace eachother. Germany - So familiar yet different, home away from home. Thanks to its size and geographical location, it has many beautiful diverse landscapes and variations of architecture.

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What do you think are the world’s three greatest cities ?

mzw_’s Profile Photoناصر العنزي
Of the major cities I've spent decent time in (meaning at least one week), I would have to pick Chicago. The architecture is amazing; the people were very friendly; the skyline is second to none; the food was remarkable; and it seemed to have just the right population density (not over-crowded like NY and Tokyo) but not too small like a Baltimore or San Fran. London is a very close second in my book to Chicago. The thing that puts Chicago over London for me is the architecture (nothing really stands out to me) and the food. Rome would have to be third on my list simply because of the food (Italian is the best in the world, especially the food from the little local places that tourists don't visit because they're too intimidated by the Italian menu that doesn't have a translation). Plus, I love the history of ancient Rome, so I was in absolute heaven there. Not to mention that the Vatican is an amazing thing to see, with all its history, art, architecture, and the Swiss Guards. NY, to me, is over-rated. The people were too self-focused and frankly arrogant (based on the people I encountered, but there are obviously exceptions). They constantly wanted their asses kissed because this is NY and they are New Yorkers, so by default they're better than you. I had one guy get into a conversation with me about how the US capital should be moved to NY because DC is in the middle of nowhere and NY is the capital of the world, so it only makes to move DC to NY. Sydney is the greatest city in the World. It is on a beautiful harbour, we have great beaches, and a relaxed life style. There is always something going on, to please everyone's taste. We can drink and gamble at 18, we don't count pizza as a vegetable, and we don't have the miserable cold weather of other cities.
New York City is the greatest city in the world. I have been to about 30 countries, and many more cities, and New York takes the cake. I'm not talking just Manhattan, I'm talking the five boroughs. It's what's good about every other city combined into one.
It's a very walk-able city with tons of BWOBs, sidewalk cafes, bars and a decent arts scene. It has tons of hospitals and Universities with interesting research and job prospects. "Dedicated sports fans, tons of history" by American standards. Also, you have to love its neighborhood feel, stoop culture and old rowhouses. Most importantly it's home.
You can't really underestimate that last point when answering this question. Who is anyone to say that their city is better... because it's such a subjective question.
I've been to every major US city and my personal favorite is San Francisco. Awesome city and the view around it is fucking gorgeous. I've never seen such beauty in one place. I want to move there when I graduate college.

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If you could be anywhere with anyone right now where would you be and who would you be with?

I don’t know as to who with, but I’d love to be in a foreign country right now, listening to the hustle and bustle of outdoor cafes with people enjoying themselves, the sun shining down on the cobbled streets, with the sea not too far away. That sense of wonder and magic in the air, amplified by the visual beauty of nature and the quaint architecture around. Feeling completely carefree, and that lightness in your chest where you can truly breathe contentedly. That would be the dream :)

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With Boom, There can be no Gloom. If there is a hint of Doom, It cannot exist with the presence of Boom. Doomed is the Gloom, With the existence of Boom. Her radiating joy eliminates doom, Eradicates Gloom, Swept aside using a Broom, Out the door, on the floor.

Pookeo9’s Profile PhotoEh?
My favorite human is named Spencer. He is like a knowledge dispenser, with no filter or PC censor. Just a hidden treasure that no wealth could ever measure. Such a pleasure to know on this journey & in life’s adventure. An inventor & architecture of open minded conjecture. With no added pressure from the intellectual director of what a human should be. 💖

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What fictional place would you most like to go to? :)

LunarHuntress’s Profile PhotoYentl
I mean, I would love to go experience the kind of VR technology they have in Ready Player One but that's honestly kind of cheating since I'd be able to visit any fictional world I wanted 😝
If I could only choose one it'd definitely be Middle-Earth, there are so many places I'd wanna visit 😍 The elven cities with their stunning architecture, the mighty stone halls of the dwarves with their impressive statues, the hobbit villages with their cozy atmosphere.... I could go on endlessly 🥰

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What fictional place would you most like to go to

haha I love it an embittered Spurs fan same as Arsenal relis lol btw the tube station architecture at Cockfosters is beautiful , maybe 1930's art deco, i was there bout 5/6 yrs ago

princessali6’s Profile PhotoMáire Ní Einstein
Well i live abot 10 min drive away and i went to school nearby it.
No i'm not embittered ,I had no preference to who i wanted to win, it's now the super rich 4 teams who run the game, unless you get a multi billionaire, you can only hope for the occasional trophy now

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โห เยอะอยู่เหมือนกันนะ เมื่อก่อนเป็นเด็กสายกิจกรรมหนัก แต่เรียนก็หนักอีกเช่นกัน
1. ปี 2001-2003 (2544-2546)
“โรงเรียนอุดมศึกษา ลาดพร้าว”
- รางวัลรองชนะเลิศ อันดับ 2 รายการ Yamaha All Thailand Marching Band Competition 2001 ประเภทไม่เกินชั้นประถมศึกษาปีที่ 6 (ชิงถ้วยอะไร ไม่แน่ใจ)
- รางวัลรองชนะเลิศ อันดับ 1 รายการ Yamaha All Thailand Marching Band Competition 2003 ประเภทไม่เกินชั้นมัธยมศึกษาปีที่ 3 (ชิงถ้วยอะไร ไม่แน่ใจ)
2. ปี 2004-2008 (2547-2551)
“โรงเรียนบดินทรเดชา (สิงห์ สิงหเสนี) 1
2.1 ปี 2004 (2547) :
- รางวัลชนะเลิศ อันดับ 1 รายการ Yamaha All Thailand Marching Band Competition 2004 (Conquest Finale) ประเภทไม่เกินชั้นมัธยมศึกษาปีที่ 6 ชิงถ้วยพระราชทานพระบาทสมเด็จพระเจ้าอยู่หัวภูมิพลอดุลยเดชฯ
- ได้รับโล่เกียรติยศผู้สร้างชื่อเสียงให้แก่โรงเรียนระดับในประเทศ ปี 2547
2.2 ปี 2005 (2548) :
- รางวัลชนะเลิศ อันดับ 1 ในการแข่งขันประกวดวงโยธวาทิต นักเรียน / นักศึกษา ประเภทนั่งบรรเลง ไม่เกินชั้นมัธยมศึกษาปีที่ 6 ชิงถ้วยพระราชทานสมเด็จพระเทพรัตนราชสุดาฯ (กรมพลศึกษา)
- รางวัลรองชนะเลิศ อันดับ 2 รายการ 7th Asian Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Competition (ม. มหิดล)
- ได้รับโล่เกียรติยศผู้สร้างชื่อเสียงให้แก่โรงเรียนระดับในประเทศ ปี 2548
2.3 ปี 2006 (2549) :
- รางวัลชนะเลิศ อันดับ 1 รายการ Yamaha All Thailand Marching Band Competition 2006 (Tradition for a New Era) ประเภทไม่เกินชั้นมัธยมศึกษาปีที่ 6 ชิงถ้วยพระราชทานพระบาทสมเด็จพระเจ้าอยู่หัวภูมิพลอดุลยเดชฯ
- รางวัลเหรียญทอง ประเภทแปรขบวน รายการ World Championship for Marching Show Band 2006 ณ เกาะเชจู ประเทศเกาหลีใต้
- รางวัลเหรียญเงิน ประเภทขบวนพาเหรด รายการ World Championship for Marching Show Band 2006 ณ เกาะเชจู ประเทศเกาหลีใต้
- ได้รับโล่เกียรติยศผู้สร้างชื่อเสียงให้แก่โรงเรียนระดับในประเทศและระดับประเทศ ปี 2549
2.4 ปี 2007 (2550) :
- รางวัลรองชนะเลิศ อันดับ 1 ในการแข่งขัน Thailand Drumline Contest 2007 รุ่น Open Division
- รางวัลชนะเลิศ อันดับ 1 ประเภทขบวนพาเหรด รายการ The Kuala Lumpur World Marching Band Competition 2007
- รางวัลชนะเลิศ อันดับ 1 ประเภทแปรขบวน รายการ The Kuala Lumpur World Marching Band Competition 2007
- รางวัล Best Percussion และรางวัล Best general effect ในการแข่งขันรายการ The Kuala Lumpur World Marching Band Competition 2007
- ได้รับโล่เกียรติยศผู้สร้างชื่อเสียงให้แก่โรงเรียนระดับในประเทศและระดับประเทศ ปี 2550
2.5 ปี 2008 (2551) :
- ทีมผู้ออกแบบเวทีในงาน Fashion Show โรงเรียนบดินทรเดชา (สิงห์ สิงหเสนี) 1 ภายใต้หัวข้อ The D.O.T (Difference of textile)
- ได้รับรางวัลคัดเลือกผลงานภาพวาด 30 ชิ้น โดย อาจารย์ถวัลย์ ดัชนี จากงานลมหายใจแห่งการสร้างสรรค์ 2551
- ได้คะแนนอันดับที่ 1 วิชาภาษาไทย โครงการ Nation-SPU : Pre-O-Net, A-Net
3. ปี 2009 (2552) :
“ม. เทคโนโลยีพระจอมเกล้าธนบุรี”
- ประกวดดาวเดือนมหาลัย KMUTT Freshy Night 2009 ตัวแทนจากสาขาวิชาสถาปัตยกรรม (Architecture) คณะสถาปัตยกรรมศาสตร์และการออกแบบ (School of Architecture and Design, KMUTT)

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Suggest me some books!

ShopnoheenChele’s Profile PhotoRidoy Chowdhury
It depends what kind of genre you’re looking for! :)
Some of my favourite books of all time are:
The Gentlemen Bast*rd series by Scott Lynch ~ they’re honestly perfect. Incredible world building, a brilliant plot, excellent dialogue and characters, etc. I could rave about them for days! If medieval/fantasy Venice and a group of thieves conning the nobility is your thing, you’d love this.
For classic thrillers, Ian Fleming is a wonderful writer, there’s a reason James Bond is so well known. The books fully transport you. From Russia With Love is probably my favourite, Live and Let Die is also fantastic :)
If you’re into the mafia, you have to read The Godfather. Reading about the inner machinations of how the Corleone’s function are so fascinating! It’s a brilliant book.
For heavy thrillers encompassing art, architecture, history, science, religion, symbology... Dan Brown’s novels are sublime. I’ve read all of his novels and they’re all worth reading! Angels & Demons, Inferno and Origins are my favourites.
For pure fantasy which are lighthearted/easy reads, I recommend The Witcher series. They’re detailed and fully transport you, which is quite amazing considering it was translated from another language.
I hope some of these may help as a springboard! :)

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انت جرافيك ديزاينر؟ ماشاء الله اللهم بارك.. انا عافرت كتير علشان ادخل فنون جميلة ومعرفتش فدخلت اعلام علشان قسم علاقات عامة واعلان وادرس واتعلم واشتغل م خلالة ان شاء الله ف الجرافيك.. وبتمنى اتعمله وايقنه اكتر ف نيتي اخد كورسات بس حاليا مشعولة ف دراستي ، تنصحني بإيه اتعمله ف الجرافيك؟

على فكرة انا اصلا مش مجالي خالص جرافيك ديزاين ولا ده اللي اتعلمته بس يمكن مجالي (interior & architecture design) كان سبب ف اني اعرف اربط الاتنين ببعض يعني بشوية اساسيات من مجالي زي ال Golden ratio و ال colour contrast و ال concept inspiration
انا مش بتفزلك عليكي بالكام كلمه الانجليزي دول خالص والله 😂
بس انا بديكي مفاتيح تقدر تفيدك عشان تبدأي تعرفي حبة اساسيات.. بس لازم تتفرجي على projects كتيرة
فيه موقع اسمه Pinterest و فيه Behance
الموقعين دول مليانين مشاريع لازم يبقى عندك تغذية بصرية
و اخر حاجة بقى انك لازم تبقى بتعرفي تشتغلي برامج زي
After effect
لو عايزة تشتغلي motion graphic
بس ابدأي الاول تتعلمي فوتوشوب واليوتيوب مليان كورسات و tiktok بينزل tips & tricks
بس كده الموضوع بسيط لو بتحبيه 😂❤️

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Challenge! Try to guess what I'm saying in Swedish! 🗣🇸🇪 If you get anywhere close, I'll give you 100 coins 🔥https://ask.fm/TobbeAsks/answers/164848527225?utm_source=copy_link&utm_medium=android You can find the voice clip at the top of my page for the next day or so if you can't click the link!

TobbeAsks’s Profile PhotoTobbe
I heard you talking and my head was literally empty 😅😂
I have no clue what you were talking about. But..I thought I heard a word that sounds like architecture or so 🤭

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How do businesses produce real-time analytics resulted from large aggregate queries (when they probably cannot afford to wait for the data to present in data warehouses) without affecting their datastore overall performance?

AhmedHammad97’s Profile PhotoAhmed Hammad
There are techniques to have something like dual stacks, one for real-time analytics that is limited but fast, while the other is more detailed but delayed, one architecture used is called Lambda Architecture

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Favourite smells? Tastes? Sounds? Things to touch? Sights to see?

JoeeeMason’s Profile PhotoJoe Edward Mason
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[ ꜱᴍᴇʟʟ ]
• salty ocean air
• forest
• smell of earth after rain
• smell of coffee
• smell of chocolate or sweet things in general
• flowers
[ ᴛᴀꜱᴛᴇ ]
• coffee
• cake, cookies, sweet things in general again
• I like seafood
• also every recipe from Asian culture or Russian culture is delicious as heck
[ ꜱᴏᴜɴᴅꜱ ]
• my cat purring
• crashing waves
• birdies that sing
• wind that goes through the trees
• when I am walking through a blanket full of leaves
• walking through the first snow
• rain
• when I am lying on water and can listen to its silence
[ ᴛᴏᴜᴄʜ ]
• well...I love to hug my partner xD
• my bed
• my cat
• anything cuddly and cosy
• warm water
• my keyboard, it's strange but I use it every day so it gives me the illusion of safety because of the routine I guess so
[ ꜱɪɢʜᴛꜱ ]
• beach
• woods
• nature
• ancient architecture
• well, generally everything that looks aesthetic to me xD

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Favourite smells Tastes Sounds Things to touch Sights to see
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