As a slight change of the way things go around here, I thought I would post something off the track. Given we "all live in the same forum", I think we could make a "non-philosophical" thread (just the one), a somewhat (gasp!) friendly thread. Throw whatever you feel like in here. Photos of you, where you live, places you've enjoyed being, company of people you've enjoyed, artwork you've created. A somewhat tiny representation of the group of us who frequent this board. This thread is to be a somewhat small scale celebration of the small group which is us, who frequent this forum and enjoy intelligent discussion, but who also know how to converse on an easier scale too. So, I'm going to start off this thread on something which I've been talking about a little in another thread: where I live. I took the below photos this afternoon just for this thread. They are simply "a nice afternoon in my area", and snaps of what I see everyday when I go for a walk. These pics are the reasons why I consider myself lucky to live where I live, even though the rent is ridiculous. (Note to moderators: I have scaled these down for ease of loading. I don't condone filling this forum up with this sort of thing, as it's not what it's for. But for those of us who frequent this place, I think it's a nice thing, but if the topic doesn't seem like a decent one for this forum, I'll take no offence at deletion of the topic). Look forward to your responses and your input folks. Part of the 1km concourse around Bondi Beach Rollerbladers, dogs, power-chicks with their iPods on full blast, Japanese tourists in suits on a boiling hot day, you're always bound to see something. For me, it's just a great excuse to throw on the earphones and blast some Burzum or Bach. A typical Bondi sunset The beach faces the east, so the sun sets behind Bondi. You'll be surprised at just how many people decide to stick around the water. A typical Bondi evening People have returned from work, and whether in groups or alone, everyone heads to the sea. It's a great way to detox the days work. I never get sick of watching surfers If I get over my fear of depths, I'll do it someday too. The waves were thick this evening, and the surfers lapped it up. To the south of Bondi ... lies Tamarama (centre in pic) and then Bronte (left in pic). Both are smaller than Bondi, Tamarama also is known as Glam-arama (guess why) and Bronte is more family orientated. PS: Tamarama is also the most dangerous beach in Australia - the rip is a shocker and can shoot you out to sea in no time at all. Along the cliffs from Bondi, down to Bronte is a cliff-walk. Fantastic views above the sea all the way, beware of joggers! Awesome in the early morning, and early evening. You never know who you'll bump into, especially on a Sunday as it can get packed with people, iPods, barking dogs and screaming kids. So amidst the doom of many of the things in life, things such as the above are what makes it worth being around and sticking things out. They provide my energy, my fun, my relaxation.