History, really, really interesting history. And those old buildings are really, really fabulous. I regard the old buildings the way I regard the Zapotec pyramids--remnants of a once vital and powerful civilization that dominated parts of the world, now dead, only the Europeans don't know it yet. --fleg On the Travel Channel there's a program on called "5 Takes On Europe." 5 kids traveling around Europe. Old buildings, eating pizza, drinking wine, etc. A building is a building. I prefer nature. The water in Venice looked green, nasty, and polluted to me. What I saw of Venice on the Travel Channel looked disgusting. They said it costs like 90 Euros to ride a Gondola. To ride in a rowboat! Personally, I just don't get it. We got Pizza and wine right here in East TN. I make homemade pizza quite often. The other day I even made the sauce starting from fresh tomatoes from the neighbor's garden. My buddy makes lots of homemade wine, and there's several wineries in East TN. No big deal. I prefer Welches Grape Juice anyway. Not fond of ethanol. I'm also not fond of cities or buildings. All I can think of is how unnatural it is. Crowded cities and pollution and green nasty water are disgusting. I like pristine forests, clear running water, blue sky, giant trees, wild animals, etc. I'd much rather go to Estes Park in Colorado any day. Whenever I see New York City in movies or on TV I think about how many trees they had to cut down to build it. I wonder what it must have looked like before Europeans paved it over and turned the water all nasty, brown and green. You want to see something beautiful? Go float down the Itchnetucknee River in Florida. It's like the Garden of Eden. The water is as clear as a swimming pool, full of fish and wildlife, surrounded by big giant trees, birds, turtles, etc. - ArtItchnetucknee Springs State Parkhttp://www.floridastateparks.org/ichetuckneesprings/default.cfm
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