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by Queen Anne
Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Adelaide languishes in survey of desirable capital cities
Replies: 56
Views: 4519

Re: Adelaide languishes in survey of desirable capital cities

Hi Tyler and Shuz, Tyler, yes, we really like Seattle, it's a very genuine feeling place (if that makes sense) and as you know the natural surroundings are gobsmackingingly beautiful. It won't be easy for us to leave here - higher wages, beautiful place, laid-back people, and I love rain! But ultima...
by Queen Anne
Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Adelaide languishes in survey of desirable capital cities
Replies: 56
Views: 4519

Re: Adelaide languishes in survey of desirable capital cities

Queen Anne, may I ask - off topic, how does the Columbia Seafirst Centre appeal to you? Ive always liked that buildings in photographs, but just wonder what its like in person? Is it as beautiful as it seems or is it just an ugly black monolith? Ive noticed a subtle, but evidently growing increase ...
by Queen Anne
Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Adelaide languishes in survey of desirable capital cities
Replies: 56
Views: 4519

Re: Adelaide languishes in survey of desirable capital cities

Poor leadership is not specific to Adelaide and implying that it is does the city a great deal of harm, imo. Why do we have this thread here about Adelaide languishing in this desirable city survey? Because we have allowed ourselves to believe that we are uniquely inferior: that we have cornered the...
by Queen Anne
Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Adelaide languishes in survey of desirable capital cities
Replies: 56
Views: 4519

Re: Adelaide languishes in survey of desirable capital cities

I guess different people have very different perspectives. I'm in Seattle which I have found to be a great place. Do I think it's better than Adelaide? No, I don't. Do I think Adelaide has a lot of work to do? Yes I do. I think all of us, on this forum, know Adelaide is not yet reaching its potentia...
by Queen Anne
Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:24 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Northern Connector | 14km | $1b
Replies: 969
Views: 216043

[U/C] Re: #Proposed : 'Northern Connector'

I lol when I saw 'Buckland Park country township proposal' on the map, look how close it is to the Adelaide Metropolitan - its more like a outer suburb of Adelaide which will probably be eventually swallowed up by suburban sprawl. Crawf, you're right. It seems much more like an outer suburb than a ...
by Queen Anne
Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Northern Connector | 14km | $1b
Replies: 969
Views: 216043

[U/C] Re: #Proposed : 'Northern Connector'

Thank you for your patient replies to my dunderhead questions :D I understand now that this connector is to be a dedicated freight line. I'll watch this project with interest. I hope as things evolve, we hear it includes plans to upgrade our passenger train system. If they are, indeed, building Buck...
by Queen Anne
Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Northern Connector | 14km | $1b
Replies: 969
Views: 216043

[U/C] Re: #Proposed : 'Northern Connector'

Thanks very much for your reply AG, I just had a look at the S.A thread about Buckland Park (should have known there would be one :D ) I'm not sure if I'm too keen on the idea of this new "township", on a first think about it...but I will keep thinking. In my heart of hearts, I wish Adelaide would f...
by Queen Anne
Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:22 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Northern Connector | 14km | $1b
Replies: 969
Views: 216043

[U/C] Re: #Proposed : 'Northern Connector'

Please excuse my ignorance - I've been away from Adelaide for 18 months - but what is the new township at Buckland Park?
Thanks, Anne
by Queen Anne
Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:37 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 43
Views: 3947

Re: What are you reading?

Great thread!

I'm reading a tacky detective novel that I am too embarrassed to name; to be followed by a book about American urban sprawl called, A Field Guide to Sprawl, by Dolores Hayden (I'm willing to talk about that one because it makes me sound intelligent :wink: )
Anne
by Queen Anne
Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:02 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Melbourne risks becoming 'a backwater like Adelaide': Brumby
Replies: 136
Views: 17965

Re: Melbourne risks becoming 'a backwater like Adelaide': Brumby

The American media is inward looking, for sure. But since living here, I have met many literate, well-travelled Americans who are engaged with the world around them and who know plenty about plenty. Globalsoul, the notion that Melbourne is not known to America simply because Americans are ignorant d...
by Queen Anne
Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Melbourne risks becoming 'a backwater like Adelaide': Brumby
Replies: 136
Views: 17965

Re: Melbourne risks becoming 'a backwater like Adelaide': Brumby

I find Melbourne fascinating. This is a city that knows how to talk the talk! I have been living in the USA for eighteen months and Melbourne has been mentioned in the media only briefly during the two Australian (tennis) Opens which have taken place since we have been here. Apart from that nothing....
by Queen Anne
Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: #Article: South Australians labelled as whingers
Replies: 27
Views: 2604

Re: #Article: South Australians labelled as whingers

classic rhetoric. This is labors first step towards negating all the good publicity that MHS achieved in the last few weeks. Expect more detailed big-spending plans to be released by labor very soon. What kind of big-spending plans do you think will be released Wayno? For years I have thought Adela...
by Queen Anne
Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: #Article: South Australians labelled as whingers
Replies: 27
Views: 2604

Re: #Article: South Australians labelled as whingers

classic rhetoric. This is labors first step towards negating all the good publicity that MHS achieved in the last few weeks. Expect more detailed big-spending plans to be released by labor very soon. What kind of big-spending plans do you think will be released Wayno? For years I have thought Adela...
by Queen Anne
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: #Article : Adelaide 'the next boom town'
Replies: 23
Views: 3126

Re: #Article : Adelaide 'the next boom town'

Hi, I'm new - Adelaide girl living in Seattle due to hubbie's work. Are there many women on the forum? I've been reading the boards for a couple of weeks and I love to see that so many people care so much about Adelaide and SA. I don't have any particular development or engineering expertise, I just...