Reality in Takoma

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Reality in Takoma

Hi All,

Read this well-written article of life now in Takoma, Washington.

http://www.collapsenet.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=335:taco...

 

YH

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Re: Reality in Takoma

It's Tacoma in english.  And Tacoma has always been mostly a 2nd rate city.

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Re: Reality in Takoma

Whoops, live near Takoma Park, MD and slip of the keyboard.

Second rate cities deserve first rate compassion.

YH

 

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Re: Reality in Takoma

Tacoma has been a dump since I was a kid.
If anything, it's head and shoulders above where it was in the 70's and 80's.
It's experienced a dramatic reinvention with regards to culture and actually - despite it's bad areas - isn't a *that* bad of a place... especially for a city with one of the largest Military installations in the U.S.

Cheers,

Aaron

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Re: Reality in Takoma

Yup,

I remember driving south on I5 and getting to Fife and going 'eeeewww', because it smelled so bad!  It has come a long way and in some area's (waterfront, nw of city) are really fairly nice.  Stadium High School is one of the most beautiful highschools in the world IMO.  If you haven't seen it, take a look.

http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&q=stadium+high+school+tacoma+washington&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=uYnKTNfIIoa8lQeon7nrCg&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CC0QsAQwAg&biw=1280&bih=645

But as for most of the area, it's been a downtrodden, lower living standards type of place for a LONG time.  

Second rate cities need first rate compassion too.....

Aaron Moyer wrote:

Tacoma has been a dump since I was a kid.
If anything, it's head and shoulders above where it was in the 70's and 80's.
It's experienced a dramatic reinvention with regards to culture and actually - despite it's bad areas - isn't a *that* bad of a place... especially for a city with one of the largest Military installations in the U.S.

Cheers,

Aaron

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