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your street

  1. matherese profile image61
    mathereseposted 6 years ago

    can you describe the street where you live? Are your neighbours quite or loud? Have you always lived there?

  2. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    In a rural Texas setting, yet close to civilization.  Most don't realize my street is a street, including folks who have lived here all their life.  Those who stumble upon it are quite shocked it exists and even more shocked that it doesn't continue in the way they would expect it to.

    I've lived on it for 26 years.

    Nearest neighbors are peaceful.

  3. camlo profile image83
    camloposted 6 years ago

    That's the building I live in - you can see it's right next to some traffic lights. This must have been taken early in the morning, but during the day it's very very busy, and loud.


    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/4269897_f248.jpg

  4. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    How do you stand the noise?  I guess you get used it in the same way I do with the trains, dogs and the occasional donkey a few miles away whose heeeehaw seems to carry with the wind sometimes.

    1. camlo profile image83
      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi KCC!
      Actually, I hate not having noise around me. I grew up with it.
      I was raised in London with a railway line at the back of the house, a road at the front, and planes coming into land at Heathrow above. It's actually quieter here.
      Anyway, a lot of people move out because of the noise. I've been here for 15 years. It's a great place to be - right in the middle of the city.

  5. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    Hi Camlo!

    I've been a rural gal all my life so I've always had the trains, but they're the lonesome woooo wooooo clickety kind of trains, not the clankety hustle bustle trains.  It would take a lot for me to get used to the noise of a busy city. 

    I would feel "watched".

    1. camlo profile image83
      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The goods trains used to couple (I mean the wagons) through the night where we lived. The noise would scare me when I was very small.

  6. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    We have two sets of tracks that run through our acreage and one often "lays over" while the other passes through.  So, we get a lot of sounds of brakes and we're not far from a crossing, so we here them blow for that.  We hear some coupling and uncoupling, but not much.  Some are louder than others.

  7. Rafini profile image87
    Rafiniposted 6 years ago

    Everyone wants to go to my street, which actually is a long drive full of lights from the sky.  It's quiet here, but quite loud and obnoxious there especially when you consider all the photo-ops.  I've lived here for 1 1/2 years, but it feels like it's been 15 or more. hmm big_smile

    1. camlo profile image83
      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry Rafini, but I'm confused; lights from the sky, quiet here, loud and obnoxious there ...

      Well, it sound interesting.

      1. Rafini profile image87
        Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        oh, um, should I have mentioned my street is also a major us city? lol

        1. camlo profile image83
          camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hmmm ... I'm still confused ...

          1. Rafini profile image87
            Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            there are plenty of clues....big_smile

            1. camlo profile image83
              camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              It's okay Rafini, I'm a bit tired, and have shepherds on the brain.

              1. Rafini profile image87
                Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                nope, no shepherds. big_smile  well, maybe a Cybil.

  8. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    I live a block away from the hospital and school. I only talk to one set of neighbors. Its usually quiet here, most of the people on my street are older...

    1. camlo profile image83
      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Aren't the ambulances and their sirens loud driving in and out of the hospital day and night?

      1. kmackey32 profile image80
        kmackey32posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Nope, i dont ever hear them,  Im on a one way street and its a small town

  9. Froggy213 profile image30
    Froggy213posted 6 years ago

    Thats easy, Toby explains our street way better than I ever could:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvyTY_oYR_c

    1. camlo profile image83
      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      YouTube won't allow me to see the video in my country.

      I did film my street for this video:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faBvJ0fDJg8

  10. Ninjah Kitten profile image59
    Ninjah Kittenposted 6 years ago

    My street is the main street of my neighborhood. It is pretty quiet. I mean I hardly know my neighborhoods. Hardly even see them to get to know them o.o

    Another thing..no sidewalks on any street in this neighborhood and no street lights. Really annoying backing out the drive way at night since you can't see a thing when it's dark...

  11. Tammy L profile image83
    Tammy Lposted 6 years ago

    The street I live on is a major thoroughfare for my area of the city.  It can take you from Grand Prairie, Texas to Dallas, Texas.  The intersection closest to my apartment also contains another major thoroughfare for my city.  This intersecting street can also take you from one city to another.

    My neighbors (the two or three that I actually talk to) are either working people or retired so the noisy neighbors belong to another apartment complex.

 
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