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    • I guess Watches of Switzerland go with Calibre!
    • I like hearing these comparisons from so far away!. My German cousin is an electronics engineer. He also went to Chicago on business a few times and loved it. I have only been there briefly between flights a few times. I didnt like the way the entire airport seemed like it was run by CNN! Everything was CNN. Every shop, every TV in every bar and restaurant, etc. Their logo was everywhere. (Seig, HEIL!)   
    • Sort of similar here, commonly known as housing associations, some are better than others, ours is probably not typical of a lot of them we were just lucky to get one here. They are "not for profit" organisations so rents are very reasonable.  I worked off and on in America, our North American headquarters was in Chicago, so travelled around a bit over your way.     
    • Good morning all    Командирские (Boctok),Сделано в СССР kaл. 2414a  17 КАМНЯ, около 1980s (Commander [Vostok], (Made in USSR, cal. 2414a  17 Jewels, circa 1980s)    
    • Folks whose priorities for automobiles outweigh their priorities for domestics, I guess.  What they save in housing they spend on cars. "The Projects" in the U.S., although similarly close together or even integrated, would be much grubbier and run-down than in your photo. If someone had a BMW or Mercedes there we'd surmise they must have some illicit business on the side to afford it. Those buildings and streets don't look too bad there. Maybe the people there are not well-to-do but everything looks clean and well-kept.  Interesting point to make is that while British projects are apparently "social" , government regulated dwellings,  American ones are usually corporate with quite a diverse set of standards depending what area you live in. In some places that can be pretty bad. And our gated communities are just a high end, fancy version of the same idea. What I could never understand is why someone would pay so much money to live in adjoined housing with shared partitions, or for a house which looks just like the one next to it and you can hardly spit out the window without hitting something that belongs to your neighbor.
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