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This is more about a story than a picture. I lived here for 4 years. Probably the best four years of my life. I became an adult real fast the first day after my parents left to go back home. This is the rich little secret of an otherwise poor southeastern Ohio region.

Home to the Bobcats and learning institution that is Ohio University. This photograph in many ways sums up what makes this small college town so great. Old brick roads line campus and parts of uptown, but the best time to see it is in the fall, especially in mid October. It is overcast and it rains a lot. You think that would be depressing, but it is peaceful and things slow down. It isn't the rush of the big city and gives you time to reflect, enjoy the time with your friends.

Coffee shops that line the top of the main street are bustling with the early and not so early risers in the morning and the pubs that line the bottom overflow with laughter at night. Truely it is your picturesque college town. So if you can't make the trip down I will bring it to you.
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NohaHansson Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
omg! i miss athens so much i lived there my childhood years..miss it dearly :sad:
i luv that stone btw
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sl8t3r Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Thanks. I'm only a couple hours away and miss it as well. Not enough time. Where are you now, Jordan?
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NohaHansson Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
yea! my home country, i lived in athens and studied school in east elementary :i miss it:
for 6 years cause my parents studied and worked at the university there. we even lived in mill street apartments and the hawkig river passed through behind our place :missssss it:!!
tell me about u!
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sl8t3r Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
Very cool. Well I went there because my Uncle went there for communications which was also my major. I am originally for Maryland/Washington, DC metro area and as you can tell by the photograph description that I fell in love.
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NohaHansson Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
wow! i've also been to washignton when i was little girl probably in the 3rd grade, and visited the white house which was a big deal at the time haha.. my parents studied fine arts.. hopefully in a coulpe of years i'll do my ph.D also there :)
cause i've recently graduated college (English Lit)
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sl8t3r Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
Congrats. Yeah. My mom was the Assistant Press Secretary for Mrs. Nixon and left for a less hectic (Asst. Press Secretary @ Department of Energy) job before President Nixon got in trouble. Good luck with your Phd. I just got my MBA and decided I was done with school or at least until my daughters are a little older.
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NohaHansson Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
omg ur a father :) im still single :( hehe
still hv so much to acheive before i think about commitment.

wish u all the luck my friend.
keep in touch!
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sl8t3r Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Ha. Thanks. Yep. Married with two beautiful girls. It is a lot of work, but worth it. Sorry to hear you are still single. You will find Prince Charming one day. Sounds like you have your head on straight with career goals. My sister was that way. She is a Vet in Cinci.

I believe everybody has a soulmate. Just don't do what most girls do and go out with bad boy. It is the shy somewhat nerdy ones who might not be fashionable that will treat you like a queen. You can change a persons sense of style a lot quicker than personality and how they treat you.
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jellyfishmagic Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007
oh love. much love :heart: where did you take that? I mean, yes in athens... but which brick road? most of the "Athens Brick" roads have been replaced. they're still behind Ellis, and a little bit on Court street, but slowly leaving :( All the bricks on Jeff have been taken out just this quarter...
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sl8t3r Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
Took this, if I remember correctly, behind a university building neer Blackburn.
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sixhours Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2003   Photographer
Gorgeous contrast, beautiful composition... the arrangement of the leaves is especially pleasing to the eye.

But what makes this shot is the story behind it. Wonderful. Thumbs Up
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fotodog Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2003
I like this not only because of the story, but in spite of it as well.

The composition and contrast really make this "punch".

The story just pulls me into it even more.

Makes me feel a bit meloncholy!

Good job, slater dude!
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iksfiluss Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2003
O_o
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jerryhazard Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2003  Professional General Artist
Technically beautiful, tones and contrast.. love the composition and the story too. Spent two years there myself. watchout on Halloween =) (Smile)
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bookdiva Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2003
I love the contrasts here, and the expressive mood. Both texture and tone well captured, the leaves and brick both have stories to tell, leaves of time, aging brick holding secrets..lovely.
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