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Of the natural* terrain features where you live, what are some interesting or extraordinary facts?

[*Not man-made.]
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Posted - January 13

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  • 390
    It may not be interesting or surprising, but I had lived in this apartment building for many years when I discovered on Google Maps that the L shaped strip of land (covered in trees and brush) running alongside and behind our buildings is designated "wildlife preserve". I occasionally thought it odd that no building had been built on this busy local street. I was surprised!

    I guess that the designation "wildlife preserve" is man made. This post was edited by NYAD at January 14, 2023 8:50 AM MST
      January 13, 2023 8:43 AM MST
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  • 51459

     

      While the preservation designation is man-made entity, based on your description of the terrain feature itself, it does not appear to be, or may not appear to be man made. I believe it counts, thank you for participating.
    :)

      January 13, 2023 9:05 AM MST
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  • 1323
    The place can't decide whether it's the city or the country but the country sure has been destroyed though...pollution.

    This post was edited by CosmicWunderkind at January 14, 2023 12:03 AM MST
      January 13, 2023 9:10 AM MST
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  • 1042
    I live in an area that is quite hilly, some of which are fairly steep. This post was edited by Spunky at January 15, 2023 3:39 PM MST
      January 13, 2023 10:00 AM MST
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  • 43088
    Our river (The Maumee) is the largest tributary flowing into the Great Lakes.
      January 13, 2023 11:01 AM MST
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  • 9392
    There are many ancient tools and artifacts in the soil. 
      January 13, 2023 5:40 PM MST
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  • 2632
    Sounds like a wonderful place to live. 
      January 14, 2023 11:46 AM MST
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  • 2632
    A hill not far away is an old Civil War burial ground.  Houses were built on top of it. 
      January 13, 2023 5:52 PM MST
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  • 390
    Not far from here is the Howe Caverns Wedding Venue (you can have your wedding underground.):
    Howe Caverns | Wedding Venue - Howes, NY | Wedding Spot
      January 13, 2023 6:44 PM MST
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  • 21724
    And for my entire life people have called me strange because I prefer gray, cloudy skies weather and that my favorite color is brown?

    That photo is just creepy to me, plain ol' over-the-top creepy. Borderline stupid to me, even.
    Just getting married in such a setting would creep me -- let alone having the bride hold up a living-dead zombie boy in front of her.
      January 13, 2023 11:15 PM MST
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  • 390
    In the photo, the people are the "unnatural feature". I clipped the photo from the actual ad for the wedding venue. You're right, the color scheme is gray and brown! I don't think I'd care to attend an underground wedding. Some environments make me claustrophobic.

    PS. One of my favorite color combinations is the varied grays, browns, and black mixtures of owl's feathers. This post was edited by NYAD at January 16, 2023 10:20 AM MST
      January 14, 2023 8:41 AM MST
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  • 21724
    This is fascinating to me -- once you mentioned  the color combinations (and your P.S. - - I love the same thing!) - - I actually find the colors in the photo very nice! It helps me a bit now dealing with my creeped-out feelings when I look at the photo.

    :)
    :)
      January 15, 2023 3:38 PM MST
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  • 390
      January 15, 2023 6:43 PM MST
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  • 21724
    Nice.  :)
      January 16, 2023 5:17 AM MST
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  • 3562
    Never mind the nuptials... It's the cave that interests me!
      January 17, 2023 2:13 PM MST
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  • 390
    I don't know if they still do it but when I was a school kid, every class had a field trip to the caves. I remember the elevator, the boat ride, and the heart in the floor seen in the wedding photo. If you ever come to New York State, you can book a tour on line.,
      January 17, 2023 4:46 PM MST
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  • 21724
    Me, again -- I admit I love going into, and touring, underground caves -- it's just the dressed-up formality of a wedding ceremony that gets to me, ha. It just seems strange to me for some reason and I don't know why.
     Because why shouldn't people in love get married in beautiful places? And every cave in which I've been is beautiful.

    I don't have an answer for myself.  :) 
    Other than, to each his/her own.
      January 17, 2023 4:59 PM MST
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  • 21724

    That big old tree featured in "The Shawshank Redemption" was destroyed by lightning in a strong storm.
      January 13, 2023 11:06 PM MST
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  • 4903
    I live pretty close to being halfway between the equator and the North Pole.  Other than that, I can’t think of anything interesting or extraordinary about it.
      January 14, 2023 12:01 AM MST
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  • 15608
    It's a seaport but the climate is more akin to the inland. Way up a very narrow gulf, so any winds come across land.
      January 14, 2023 3:53 AM MST
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  • 30345
    We have this:

    Which feeds into this:

    So we can do this:
      January 14, 2023 6:42 AM MST
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  • 390
    Really nice!!
      January 17, 2023 5:06 PM MST
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  • 30345
    Looking for the picts made me long for summer. :)
      January 17, 2023 5:11 PM MST
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  • 390
    The pictures make me long for my youth!
      January 17, 2023 5:17 PM MST
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