How well do you know the city you live in?

Argentina
June 18, 2007 10:51am CST
Do you know what was standing there before where your house is now? Or do you know why your street has that name? I certainly dont', but I would like to know, and sometimes I'm just not sure where to start looking for information!
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@andben (1076)
• Italy
2 Dec 07
I'm Italian and I live in Rome, the capital. Rome counts more than 3 millions of citizens, so it's impossible for me to know well all the city. However I know how to move in that to reach particular places.
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• Argentina
2 Dec 07
Wow, Rome is such a beautiful city!! And with a long history, too. You could never know Rome to perfection, it's just too big and too interesting! Were you born in Rome? I've been to Rome twice, and I love it, I believe it to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. =) Thank you for sharing andben!!
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@andben (1076)
• Italy
2 Dec 07
Thank you. I was born at S. Giovanni hospital, near the cathedral. I like my city very much but it is very chaotic because there is a lot o f traffic.
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• Argentina
4 Dec 07
Well, Buenos Aires is chaotic as well, and we have 3 million citizens too, plus 10 more million in the suburbs, most of which come to the city to work every day. But I guess I would get bored in a small town. Maybe that's why I liked Rome so much, it felt like home, hahaha. (Besides, let's not forget there are 15 million descendants of italians here, my greatgrandmother was from Abruzzi, and my greatgrandfather from Sicily) =)
@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
18 Jun 07
I know a bit. i know what was here before our house came. It was farmland.
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• Argentina
18 Jun 07
And now it's not rural any more? that's interesting! do you live near a big city or a little town? Did your family build the house?
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
18 Jun 07
We live i the capital city. it has around 550 000 inhabitants. The house has 12 apartments and was buildt by a housings-cooperation right after the second world war.
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• Argentina
2 Dec 07
Wow, that's really interesting. I guess your house is one of the very few good things the 2nd world war left behind... My house is only 16 years old, and I can't remember what used to be here before they built it (I always lived in the same block, so I probably should remember...) =) Thank you for sharing!
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
2 Dec 07
Hello dear marinarovi. The city I am now living is a fast-developing town. It doesn't have a long history, but about hundreds of years, I guess. I know that the town used to be some villages and fields. Thanks for your discussion, dear friend.
• Argentina
2 Dec 07
Well, I live in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, and we americans don't have much history (except maybe Mexico or Peru) we all have an age limit of 500 years. Still, Buenos Aires was founded (twice, but that's a whole other story, hehe) in 1580, so we're pretty young too. Thank you for sharing, William!
• China
2 Dec 07
You are welcome, dear friend.
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
8 Dec 07
You are right. The landscape of my city has undergone a drastic change from green city to concrete jungle within last 5 years and I find it difficult to trace particular landmarks which are conspicuous by its absence - being demolished and new structures with vertical growth has been built. Iti s no longer possible for preservation of heritage in our city, due to continuous developemental work going on war footing. There is definitely a crisis of identity - looks like some aliens have taken over the city!! Thank god I stil hang on to parental property located 2 kms from the heart of the city.
• Argentina
8 Dec 07
Hang on to that property, don't lose it! I believe we should keep our roots somehow. I'm not stopping evolution, you know, but keep the good old stuff as well...
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
8 Dec 07
I appreciate your utmost concern for old buildings. This building is not built beautifully but it is in good condition because we have maintained it. The reason we are not demolishing is my parents and all their 9 children lived here. All of them got married in this residence. Most of them had their babies delivered and nursing done here in this house. Each wall can tell a story. Thanks again for your admirable interest in old buildings.