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About vinemp

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    Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
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    The South, rising again.

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  1. You'd love the 'Plan of Nashville: Avenues to a Great City'...
  2. Wow, this is a simple kinda really lovely, huh? (I'm really impressed by all these smaller hotels popping up.)
  3. If only the hardheaded folk wouldn't get in the way of public transportation, we'd actually [be] a major city. (And people would be able to get around the mess of pikes, limited actual thoroughfares, and highways-used-like-streets.)
  4. Look, our city and the majority of its people are infamously poor, but this is, in fact, plum beggarly. How dare we stoop so for such pitiful favor! ("A man/building is better than no man/building at all" seems a shameful and deleterious transgression.) With what bona fide and [fine] early 20th-century architecture---and truly [urban] bones---that Memphis has managed to save from both fools and famine, this is wholly disgusting. And we have no reason to be generous either. The design is tedious and rife and provides precisely nothing of aesthetic value to the [beautiful] neighborhood
  5. Yes! We love it! Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  6. My word, I'd wondered why he'd gone silent those years ago... Thank you for telling us. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  7. Can't wait to see the new Vandy/Barnard Hall! Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  8. Good piece! (I almost posted this last week. They also did a great series on public transit and highway removal!) Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  9. For an ostensibly bigger person, you seem unduly bothered by my easy-to-follow writing. Your behavior in this exchange reveals you in a very disappointing light. But we know you better now... Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  10. I thank you for suggesting forebearance. But it's difficult to overlook offense where it isn't veiled. And, since we can offend without actually offending here, I can take some satisfaction in pointing out that your blatant appeal to ethos, while perhaps true, doesn't resolve evidence of wanting comprehension and communication skills. 1. "This looks like Nashville" is an unambiguous description of a photo of Nashville (i.e. elementary, not LSAT) and, because it is so obvious, a comically ironic rebuttal to the comparison you proposed. 2a. "Nice pic" could refer to the quality of the photo
  11. It really is lovely! Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  12. You just presented industrial decay as a unifying rather than distinguishing feature of the regions, an entirely dissimilar projection from your initial statement. (We could say the same about the return to density that all the cities you mentioned share post 1990s.) Yes, the 90-degree grid pattern is very Americana, and is found in "newer", more westerly cities in the United States. It's culturally (though erroneously) associated with solely the Midwest. Obviously, Nashville and plenty more non-Midwestern, non-American cities have grid patterns. So, that alone couldn't very well serve to di
  13. That's not quite a compliment, is it? Let's not conflate the density of urban decay for which much diminished Midwestern industrial centers are known for currently with the [reclamation] of populated places in close proximity for which even our Southern cities were once known. ;-) This looks like Nashville. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  14. Well, let's compare that parking to that of two stores in a similarly sized city (i.e. Brussels). Both are in areas that approach American suburb-like densities. The first is in the southwest and has a huge parking garage, as I recall. The second is up near the airport, way on the other side of town. Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk
  15. Regardless of political bent, our popular culture is too rigid and, as a rule, our way of knowing valorizes the (limited) benefit of individual effort/individual benefit at the expense of concern for the family/neighborhood/community/city/state/region/country. It isn't a stretch to propose that Americans prefer benefits from taxes and international borrowing to be in solely verbal or military-industrial form, filtered by myopic corporate interests.
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