I like the idea...My neighborhood was basically the subject of my version of the 36 on 35...
I guessing here is a thread to keep all those things together so they don't get lost on those older threads. New people will be able to scroll through and get to see a bit of our homes.
I forgot I was going to kick this off....
I live in Gladstone, Queensland, Australia. The city is located almost on the Tropic of Capricorn so the weather here is quite warm. It would be very comparable to Miami, Florida. The main feature of Gladstone is it has one of the biggest natural harbours in Australia. Bigger and deeper than Sydney harbour. Because of this and our proximity to a number of natural resources it is also the country's second busiest export harbour. Coal, Alumina, Aluminium and soon to be LNG are the major export products. It is very much an industrial town, but also due to the location and climate it has a reasonable lifestyle balance. We are located on the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef and due to this and the higher average income Gladstone also hase the highest boat ownership per capita of anywhere in Australia.
I don't think anyone would ever call Gladstone "beautiful." It's a nice place to live, mainly due to excellent employment opportunities and having that lifestyle balance. But the city is small, fairly isolated and not well serviced.
To show an example of the diversity these first few shots are all taken from a similar area called Auckland Point.
Mt Larcom Sunset by Crew One Photography, on Flickr
Here you can see the mix of marina, parklands and coal terminal in the distance. The port authority maintains all the parklands here and do an excellent job. Much better than what the local council is capable of doing.
Gladstone Marina Sunset by Crew One Photography, on Flickr
Look a bit further left and you will see the states biggest power station (Coal fired of course... We love our coal here )
Gladstone Power Station on Dusk by Crew One Photography, on Flickr
Back to the right again and this shows one coal terminal. There is another far in the distance which has just finished construction and another behind the camera which is now being converted to container and oil/petrol wharves. In the far distance you can see the first of the LNG flairs. This is the first of 3 LNG plants being built on Curtis Island on the far side of the harbour.
Curtis Island Gas Flare by Crew One Photography, on Flickr