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    For some time I am thinking about opening this thread.
    As I said I am often going to google earth and go around various places where I will probably never go in person (time and money). So this is the thread about recommending interesting places to look at, monuments, landscapes, state of things, something random etc.



    So for the start: I was a little surprised but there is a Chernobyl on google earth and you can look from some roads. It is in a way bizarre that this place is planned to become a tourist attraction, form what I read. The place on the map can be found in the north western Ukraine on the shores of river "Pripjat", right next to the border with Belarus. Plus what is perhaps even more interesting is that just to the north west of the ex power plant it abandoned town of Pripjat. It is interesting to see a town where absolutely no one lives for decades. It is pretty green.


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    It is time to get this thread going.


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    mixed feelings, like trivia, fun/interesting to know in the moment, but out of sight out of mind. ultimately it pixels on a screen can't even come close to a IRL experience, be it pictures or anything else really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phobik View Post
    mixed feelings, like trivia, fun/interesting to know in the moment, but out of sight out of mind. ultimately it pixels on a screen can't even come close to a IRL experience, be it pictures or anything else really.

    Of course it can't.
    But who has the time and money to see everything in this world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtual ghost View Post
    Of course it can't.
    But who has the time and money to see everything in this world.
    idk, but I think that's a flawed pov. to me, if I cared, I'd put effort towards the IRL, so if serving an ancillary purpose I could see some value, for scouting, exploring, hype, wtv. perhaps re OP it might be ancillary, but differently, perhaps emotionally, as a placebo.

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    Ha! You just made me walk around on the Lofoten achipelago. There actually is a Google maps route along the coastline.
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    Speaking of high north.

    Nuuk - Greenland


    From what I understand this is basically the capital of Greenland and even some of the smallest settlements have the street view at this point.

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