Global Wild Card Tag

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by Stagehand, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. California

    California Motorcyclist

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,086
    Location:
    Lantana, TX...after 56 years in Carmel Valley, Ca.
    GRAB! Waffle joint!

    [​IMG]

    And the next tag is....

    A Climbing, Rock Climbing, Rock Gym, like this...

    [​IMG]
  2. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2009
    Oddometer:
    7,142
    Location:
    Central NC
    Indoor rock climbing place.

    [​IMG]
  3. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2009
    Oddometer:
    7,142
    Location:
    Central NC
    A piano retailer.


    [​IMG]
  4. California

    California Motorcyclist

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,086
    Location:
    Lantana, TX...after 56 years in Carmel Valley, Ca.

    Is there such a thing as "horizontal" climbing? lol

    TAG ON!
  5. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2009
    Oddometer:
    7,142
    Location:
    Central NC
    The place used to be called Vertical Edge. Thinking they confused more folks than they'd planned. :deal
  6. eepeqez

    eepeqez Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,072
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    This is a really dull and boring photograph, but there's a bit of a story behind it:

    [​IMG]

    This company featured in the news here about a month ago:

    Keys for the highway as requiem sounds for piano

    [​IMG]

    Go and read the story! It's about what happens to old pianos.

    Here's their website too.

    There's only one problem. They move pianos. The dispose of old pianos. They rent out pianos. They store and tune pianos.

    But they don't actually seem to sell pianos!

    On the other hand, the piano "retailer" below seems to be marked "Piano and Organ distribution", which isn't really retail either.

    And I am sure that if you wanted a piano to destroy at a rock concert, Piano Moves would find something to sell to you.

    So what do you reckon, will this do?

  7. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2009
    Oddometer:
    7,142
    Location:
    Central NC

    Trust me, they're a customer of mine. They're piano retailers.
  8. eepeqez

    eepeqez Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,072
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    So do I need to find a proper piano shop with no interesting story (there are several around here), or will you accept the interesting piano wrecker that can sell you a sacrificial piano for a rock concert? :evil
  9. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2009
    Oddometer:
    7,142
    Location:
    Central NC
    I'm easy.

    Tag away.
  10. RAGBrian

    RAGBrian jonesing for a ride

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,034
    Location:
    Wildwood, MO
    +1. Next!

    phat fingered on my phone with Tapatalk
  11. eepeqez

    eepeqez Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,072
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    New tag is a stalled or abandoned construction project:

    [​IMG]

    On my way to this site (which I happened to notice in some aerial photography), I waited something like 10 minutes at a level crossing while 3 trains passed. The northbound trains passed very slowly and when I reached the site a short distance south down the line, there was a train stopped and waiting, presumably for a signalling issue:

    [​IMG]

    (That gave me an excuse to use my second photo)

    You can see how long this site dep in suburbia has been inactive from these aerial photos from nearmap.com:

    April this year:

    [​IMG]

    The oldest photo I could find, November 2009, and the timber looks pretty weathered by then:

    [​IMG]

    Presumably the builder fell victim to the 2008 GFC; completely stalled residential projects like this are quite unusual in Melbourne. The local councils do not like this happening and the building permits typically have an end date by which homes must be completed and have a certificate of occupancy.

    This property was advertised for about $1.4m about a year ago:
    Development Site MUST BE SOLD
    Description:

    Position Perfect, ready to go with plans and permits for 6 double story townhouses, land size 1502 sq metres, close to shops, school and public transport.

    A month ago an application was made to build 22 units there! High density living at its finest...
  12. eepeqez

    eepeqez Long timer

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,072
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    OK, this is going stale; lets open it up to include:

    • any building site, stalled or active
    • a stalled project of any kind
    (eg: a half built boat in a backyard or a car or motorbike in pieces all over the garage and in no real danger of getting reassembled in the foreseeable future).

    By my reckoning, its Sunday afternoon in Europe and Sunday morning in North America, lets get this one done today!
  13. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2009
    Oddometer:
    7,142
    Location:
    Central NC
    Not sure if this is active or abandoned. Probably on hiatus. It hasn't budged in at least a year. Don't get by here that much, so I'm not entirely sure.


    [​IMG]
  14. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2009
    Oddometer:
    7,142
    Location:
    Central NC
    A building abandoned on the other end of its life - in some degree of collapse.

    [​IMG]
  15. California

    California Motorcyclist

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,086
    Location:
    Lantana, TX...after 56 years in Carmel Valley, Ca.
    GRAB! Abandoned building...

    [​IMG]

    And the NEW TAG!

    A Campsite, or a covered picnic table, or both, like this...

    [​IMG]
  16. greasyboy

    greasyboy cur·mudg·eon

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,779
    Location:
    north central, PA
    [​IMG]

    Grab
  17. greasyboy

    greasyboy cur·mudg·eon

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,779
    Location:
    north central, PA
    [​IMG]
    Kinda silly,
    How bout a porta-potty sitting along side the road
  18. Flashback

    Flashback Mommys Lil Monster

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,101
    Location:
    Honolulu via Mariana Islands via Raleigh, NC
    Roadside rest stop :evil

    [​IMG]

    Sorry about the picture quality. Wasn't really a good way to photo it tonight.
  19. Flashback

    Flashback Mommys Lil Monster

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,101
    Location:
    Honolulu via Mariana Islands via Raleigh, NC
    New Tag: A place that caters to the billiards enthusiast.

    [​IMG]
  20. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2009
    Oddometer:
    7,142
    Location:
    Central NC
    Billiards grab

    [​IMG]