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View Poll Results: Where are you from?
North America 283 39.75%
Central/South America 13 1.83%
Europe 300 42.13%
Asia 48 6.74%
Australia 43 6.04%
Africa 4 0.56%
Elsewhere 21 2.95%
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Old 03-04-2017   #201
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Old 03-05-2017   #202
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after living in several countries (Chile, Austria, Germany, Poland, Russia, Israel, Brazil), just moved to Phoenix AZ a week ago!
Anyone from AZ around? :-)
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Old 03-05-2017   #203
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Old 03-29-2017   #204
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Old 03-29-2017   #205
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Good ol' Germany. I'd love to visit the Isle of Lewis though!
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Old 03-30-2017   #206
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Old 03-30-2017   #207
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Having read the whole thread, and seen the original intention, I have to qualify my previous answer. I live in Dunedin, New Zealand, but I come from England. I emigrated to New Zealand, with my parents, in 1954.
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Old 03-31-2017   #208
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Born in Boston. Lived in Jacksonville, Fl; Beaufort, SC; Dallas, TX; and now Seattle for the past 20+ years. Also spent a year+ each in Rutland, VT; Miami, FL and Larkspur, CA living out of a hotel while working on projects.

One thing for sure is you can find beautiful scenery and wonderful people wherever you go!
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Old 03-31-2017   #209
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I voted Europe, but given that our dear leader has now invoked Article 50, perhaps I should have said 'elsewhere' - somewhere off the coast of mainland Europe.
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Old 04-19-2017   #210
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I voted Europe, but given that our dear leader has now invoked Article 50, perhaps I should have said 'elsewhere' - somewhere off the coast of mainland Europe.
Likewise. Clicked Europe as I would identify myself as a European but I'm currently trapped on the insular little island of gullible mouth-breathers commonly known as Britain. Specifically Leeds in the north of England.
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Old 04-19-2017   #211
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My info is in my Avatar. I figure it helps when I ask a question if my location may be of any relevant value (or not) . . .
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Old 04-19-2017   #212
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I guess a lot depends on whether you are happier about where you were born, or where you are now.

Personally, I'm very happy to have been both born and live in Australia (despite the current standard of our State and Federal politicians).
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Old 04-21-2017   #215
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Old 05-22-2017   #218
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Old 05-26-2017   #219
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Dear Board,

I live outside of Harrisburg, PA. I was born and raised early on in the Northeast PA coal region. Truthfully, that will always be my home.

I chose to remember it for what is was, just as I remember Bucks County PA where I lived from age 5 until I was 21 for what it was.

Unfortunately, now it seems everywhere in PA is some insular political stronghold of backwards people?

I liked the old days better.

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I was born in New Jersey, I have slides of it I'm going to digitize soon to prove it.
As a youngster my folks moved us all to Southern California. Grew up here, went to school here, got married and raised my own family here. Consider myself a native since I've been here longer than most true native's I know.
Have often thought about moving somewhere else, but, just couldn't find any place else with the weather we have so here I stay.
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Aw shucks, is this thread still going? I recall it from long ago, I intended to post then, but didn't. Still with us (me and the thread), better now than never., at my age (70 in December). Indeed, WDTTG?

So which button do I press, coming as I do from here, there and everywhere? Connundrum! (In the end I did Australia, read on and find out why.)

A mixed blood child - Irish-American father, French mother - born in a pleasant hamlet called Chatham, New Brunswick (Canada, not New Jersey). Childhood in a dull industrial city called Moncton, survived by weekends and school holidays in Shediac Cape, a quiet, lovely spot with the nicest beaches out of Ozzz.

As a young adult ('60s) I studied in Montreal (B.Ed.) and Toronto, (Diploma in Commercial Photography), moved to Vancouver, then in California as a studio gopher (= slave) to a renowned photographer (no name) with a carefully crafted image but a classic ogre). A new era ('70s) and back to Canada, Saigon, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, eventually Australia, Sydney (10 years), Melbourne (27 years). Now retired in a weird, strange, beautiful alternate universe called Tasmania. Old age is catching up and we will eventually move on to access better healthcare and better stocks of films and other photo stuff, for now OL ordering suffices.

In retirement from varied careers (journalism, media promotion-marketing, civil service, design architect) I now travel to Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei for extended visits. Long treks and a Nikon D700 kit and a Gitzo tripod keep me agile if n olonger young. My partner (Malaysian) iskeen that we resettle in Melbourne or Ipoh, but I don't know... I still can't decide what (or where) I want to be when I grow up.

I enjoy this forum more than any of the others and I have great admiration for many of the posters -Bill Pierce, charjohncarter, Roger Hicks, and Chris Crawford, to name only a few. Posters with the courage of their convictions and not afraid to speak for themselves.

I haven't made a fortune or even serious money in my time on this planet, but life has been fun and I want a few more years of freewheeling in Asia before I buy a rocking chair and sit and read with the cat on my lap. Not likely soon, to me a "rocker" is a musician, not furniture, and our well-fed feline weighs eight kilograms...

In my 70s I'll try to stay home more, play in darkroom and with my cameras (Nikon Fs and Ds, Nikkormats, Rolleis, Contax Gs, Voigtlanders) and try to use up the two fridges of printing paper and films in my garage.

In my next life I promise to hold true to three basic rules - brevity, brevity, brevity.
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