the other side of HOUSTON

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    tivolidreamer
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    Bob has expressed his views on this city and why not. It is a city with a bit of everything. Its frequently hot but they have these fascinating under ground malls, what an incredible structure, they refer to them as tunnels. Also there are lovely parks often specialising in the most beautiful cacti and succulents I have seen. There are are parts ,like any city where its clearly very poor and tough.bUT THERE IS A KIND OF buzz to the place.

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    Jen
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    🙂 Just paid a quick ‘virtual visit’ Tiv … looks really interesting.

    Houston ~ fourth largest city in the U.S. ~ 2014 population of 2.239 million people.
    • A unique aspect of downtown Houston is its 6.3-mile downtown tunnel system connecting many office buildings and providing a cool way to get around. Along the way, you’ll find a variety of restaurants as well as hairdressers, dentists, gift shops and more.
    The Galleria shopping mall in Houston is the city’s No. 1 shopping destination and with 400 stores and restaurants, two high-rise hotels, and three office towers … ranks as the nation’s fourth largest mall. More than 30 million visitors each year.
    NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) was established 50 years ago and has made Houston the hub of aerospace industry. A top family destination is Space Center Houston that hosts visitors from around the world.
    • Considered a cultural oasis, Houston is one of only a handful of American cities with permanent ballet, orchestra, opera and theater companies. Its 17-block Theater District located downtown is home to eight performing arts organizations.

    #39713
    bobf
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    Tivo, while on this side of the globe you should go to Canada and visit what is called the largest mall in the world. I have been there and spent three days doing the mall and missed most of it I think.

    It is called the Edmonton mall and of course it is in Edmonton Canada.

    Image result for canada big mall
    Map of west edmonton mall

    West Edmonton Mall
    Shopping mall in Edmonton, Alberta
    West Edmonton Mall, located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is the largest shopping mall in North America and the tenth largest in the world by gross leasable area. The mall was founded by the Ghermezian brothers, who emigrated from Iran in 1959. Wikipedia
    Address: 8882 170 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4J2, Canada
    Opened: September 15, 1981
    Hours: Open today · 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

    Owner: Triple Five Group
    Province: Alberta
    Phone: +1 780-444-5321
    Architectural style: Postmodern architecture
    Architect: Maurice Sunderland
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Edmonton_Mall

    West Edmonton Mall (WEM), located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is the largest shopping mall in North America and the tenth largest in the world (along with The Dubai Mall) by gross leasable area.[2][better source needed] The mall was founded by the Ghermezian brothers, who emigrated from Iran in 1959.[3] It was the world’s largest mall until 2004.[1]

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    To me, cities are attractions and places to visit but non are worth my living in as they usually are much more costly places to live. I like smaller and friendlier towns with nice homes and neighbor hoods to walk around in.

    #39724

    tivolidreamer
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    I would love to see Canada.Interesting posts Jen and Bob.

    #39733
    John
    John
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    Tiv , you could do this with any city I guess. Oh, and I think I would like to visit there.

    http://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/houston/the-99-problems-with-houston

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    Jennywren-vic
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    Why would you bring Edmonton into a conversation about Houston??  I must be brain dead this morning.

    #39738
    John
    John
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    Jennywren,  it could have been worse.

    #39740
    bobf
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    19/07/2015 at 10:46 am Reply
    Jennywren-vic
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    Why would you bring Edmonton into a conversation about Houston?? I must be brain dead this morning.

    Tivo is halfway around the world and only about 3,000 miles to Edmonton Canada. If he has time and some spending money it would be a good visit for him. And the country side up there is a lot nicer than the Houston area.

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    bettyh Vic
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    How about Montreal in Canada, they also have almost a complete city under ground as they also get snowed in during winter .

    You can get from one end of the city to other, without  ever  having to come up top, they have offices and restaurants, shops etc, I was  almost overwhelmed  by the size of it all when I had a chance to visit. I thought this is incredible, all underground.

    Sounds exactly  like Edmonton wonder how many other places in Canada are underground? .

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