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Wow, you guys have some amazing scenery. The Viking expert Jackson Crawford's youtube videos are full of these sort of amazing mountain views, I'm always stunned by them.

The British Isles doesn't have much in the way of tall mountains but it's very green due to rainfall coming off warm, moist air from the gulf stream. Also, the Poms do a pretty good job of conservation, much better than New Zealand in fact. I life in the middle of an area called the High Weald AONB, and you can drive a few minutes out of town and be in the middle of nice countryside. The Poms also plant a lot of trees around the roads, making the area look a lot more rural than it really is. Canterbury (where I was born) is on the wrong side of a rain shadow and is a lot browner and drier and rather prone to grass fires.

Mountains are spectacular, although living in a town where they're always in the background tends to wear the novelty off a bit. I found that the combination of green everywhere and lots of farmsteads, little hamlets and pubs in the middle of the countryside has its own charm, which is quite different from NZ. One can see why 19th century poets used to wax lyrical about the place, in spite of being smack in the middle of London's commuter belt.
 

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Driving into The Dalles, OR this morning.
I'm spoiled. Mt Rainer has so regularly been visible from my usual haunts that I take if for granted giant mountains are just part of life's backdrop. I do pay for this pleasure with the fact it is dark when I wake up and dark by dinner time this time of year.
 

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I found that the combination of green everywhere and lots of farmsteads, little hamlets and pubs in the middle of the countryside has its own charm, which is quite different from NZ
Along those lines I really like the aesthetic of the English Cathedral town. Places like Ely near Cambridge. Lots of farms, greenery, brooks, etc next to a Medieval church, pub food and so on. Nice places to spend a day.
 

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Along those lines I really like the aesthetic of the English Cathedral town. Places like Ely near Cambridge. Lots of farms, greenery, brooks, etc next to a Medieval church, pub food and so on. Nice places to spend a day.

There's quite a bit of this on the continent as well. Back when I used to go to Italy a lot (my ex played Bridge with a chap that lived in Lecco) there are quite a lot of medieval bits where you get a lot of old buildings about. Bergamo's old town is a good example of that (plus the distinctive local accent with lots of glottals). Alberobello is another place that's really distinctive, with loads of houses of a local design called Trulli with distinctive conical roofs.

You get a lot of this sort of thing in Italy. The walls on those trulli are about a metre thick, by the way.

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My childhood was bang in the middle of peak original series Dr. Who - Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davidson. Tom Baker was peak Doctor Who; it's nice to see he's a cat person.
Somebody once said, "the best Doctor is either the first one you saw, or Tom Baker." In my case, they were one and the same.
 

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Somebody once said, "the best Doctor is either the first one you saw, or Tom Baker." In my case, they were one and the same.
Same, actually. I discovered Doctor Who in 1981. I think the station was running a year or so behind the BBC, so Baker was the Doctor for the first year or two I watched it. With reruns, I got to see all of his run, but it was several years before I caught many of the previous Doctors.
 

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That would be the Kingdom Death thread...
No, no. Call of Cthulhu’s Into the Shadows adventure collection had a wang-covered beast, decades before Kingdom Death was a thing.
 
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