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Old Oct 22, 2011, 5:13 PM   #1
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Default On the street where I ( don't ) live I see-

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At the moment I am visiting family & friends in Canberra, Australia's capital city, where I lived, loved & worked since the early 1970s. This visit is at the end of 8-months of Aussie travel [for which I will post some "where I live" pix as well in another thread]

Canberra is a "planned city" - especially created a century ago to be the nation's capital city, but most of its development has been undertaken since the 1960s. We have the "old suburbs" built before the 1960s vs the "new suburbs" build after the 1980s

The suburb I am staying at was established in the 1970s -nearly all houses are timber-framed with brick walls for thermal insulation, most are 3 or 4 bedroom x 1 bathroom whose floor size wanders from "12-square" to "18-square" [ie 1200sq feet to 1800 sq feet] in the old imperial measurements. These houses would currently sell in the $400 - $600,000 range. btw- it is rare to find a house in these suburbs larger than 2000 sq feet.

Okay - some images ...
1- the tree-lined street with some 40-yr old oak trees lining the footpaths

In the suburb (1) by ozzie_traveller, on Flickr

2- a house for sale

In the suburb (2) by ozzie_traveller, on Flickr

3- urban redevelopment - new for old > after demolishing a set of houses the new 'concrete-jungle' grows in its place. These new houses have about 3metres (10-feet) between the back door and the back fence ... no lawn mowers needed here


In the suburb (3) by ozzie_traveller, on Flickr

Hope you enjoy this small view of our suburb
My other posting covers where I "live" in outback Australia
Regards, Phil
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Old Oct 23, 2011, 5:06 AM   #2
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Things are a bit vrowded, but hey it,s home...
Thanks for sharing.
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I like your tree covered road, not so crazy about the new suburb. Looks like it could be many suburbs in California or Nevada.
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Old Oct 23, 2011, 3:14 PM   #4
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Thx both for your response ...

Looking at the new development, I worry how hot and unpleasant it will be in summer - with all that concrete surrounding them, no grass or trees to soak up the heat etc, it will be absolutely 'stinking-hot' as none of these units has any built-in cooling system

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