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  • Character Of Tommy Vercetti
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    Video games began modestly, in a primitive age that had a little yellow dot scour a maze 'eating' little white dots. Since then, video games have expanded exponentially. These games even sp and genres, including action, adventure, sports, etc. In their progression, many video games have attempted to really, emerging the gamer into this -reality. Although some attempts were unsuccessful in fully depicting reality, one game managed to bring this vision to fruition. The Grand Theft Auto series not ...
  • Travelers Beds
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    Sanitary conditions in the West were practically non-existent. In the cities, horse manure covered the streets. Housewives emptied garbage, dishwater, and chamber pots into the middle of the city streets where free-roaming pigs devoured the waste. The pigs left their urine and feces on the streets. It was not easy to wash clothes. Many people had clothes splattered with manure, mud, sweat, and tobacco juice. Privies, or necessary houses were often to close to the homes with a very noticeable odo...
  • Rome's Street Plan
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    Roman City Planning... The design and structure of a city is as important as the people who dwell within her walls. The placement of streets and the structures built there are carefully plotted for optimal use. Foot and cart traffic, fire hazard, and access to water were all key factors in city planning. Eventually the Romans had fine tuned their design principals in such an advantageous way that they molded all of their city states similarly. Rome developed from the combination of small farming...
  • Economic Imbalance Of The Charleston Tourism Economy
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    Jim Tether The Power of the Past: Saving Charleston's Historical Integrity As you know Mayor Riley, Charleston is a city of rich historical significance. It has taken its honors for being one of the finest historical treasures of America. Rich in history, the city offers lessons in history that surpass book documentations or classroom discussions. Recently, Charleston has seen an economic boom in the commercialization of the city. Due to the rapid growth of tourism in Charleston, the icons which...
  • Elements Of New York City
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    The City So Nice They Named It Twice: New York, New York When you associate anything with New York City it is usually the extraordinary buildings that pierce the sky or the congested sidewalks with people desperate to shop in the famous stores in which celebrities dwell. Even with my short visit there I found myself lost within the Big Apple. The voices of the never-ending attractions call out and envelop you in their awe. The streets are filled with an atmosphere that is like a young child on a...
  • Downtown Streets
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    PartnershipsBecause public and private interests in downtown are so inextricably entwined, it is essential that all interested parties work cooperatively to identify and achieve shared objectives. Both public and private investments shape the character of the downtown environment - in terms of how it looks and how it functions. Only if these investments are coordinated can maximum benefits be obtained. When the Center City Commission initiated a strategic plan in 1999, it was responding to the r...
  • 50 Years Jan Morris
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    Trieste, full of doloursTrieste and the Meaning of Nowhere Jan Morris Faber 16.99, pp 194 For more than 50 years Jan Morris has captured the genius loci of cities. Her books on Venice, Oxford, Manhattan, Hong Kong and Sydney are remarkable evocations of those places. Her latest work is a fan-letter to one of her favourite places. Since she first visited it as a soldier at the end of the Second World War Trieste has haunted Morris and she has written widely about it. In Fifty Years Of Europe (199...
  • End Of Absolute Monarchy
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    Love it or hate it, buzzing, sweaty, exotic Bangkok is a city that really is larger than life. For some, the frenetic pace, heat, traffic and lack of personal space can be overpowering and are good reasons to pass through the city as quickly as possible but, for many others, the sheer dynamism is intoxicating. A curious blend of the traditional East with the modern West, Bangkok's every street has a surprise in hold for the visitor. Ramshackle buildings crouch next to exotic temples surrounded b...
  • Good Example Of Corruption
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    Corruption is one of the most prevailing themes in Cry The Beloved Country, as well as in today's world. In this story the author pictures many different characters in order to represent this wide spread illness of society, John Kumalo, Gertrude, Abasalom, just to name a few. Johannesburg itself is the summary of all that is wrong with cities of today. There is corruption and poverty. Crime runs rampant, and law-abiding citizens are forced to survive as they can. One of the most typical products...
  • Representatives From The School And Neighborhood
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    On Wednesday March 8th, a meeting was held in the city of Los Angeles regarding a small community and a private school. The issue was about the community and their loss of privacy when a private Jewish day school moved its campus into the neighborhood. The main concern was about the traffic around the neighborhood being that there is a public school that is right across the street from it. This particular neighborhood can be classified as being a well- to- do, upper- middle- class residency. The...
  • 15th Floor From A Downtown Seattle Building
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    THE ROLLING QUAKE hit about 10: 55 a.m. and sent people pouring out of Seattle City Hall and from skyscrapers throughout the city as it continued for nearly 30 seconds before subsiding. Windows shattered in some buildings and debris and bricks loosened from buildings cascaded onto sidewalks and some city streets. Frightened residents said they could hear metal grinding as the citys famed Space Needle rocked to-and-fro, though the buildings owner later said it apparently came through the quake un...
  • Cities To Their Recycling Plants
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    My "Perfect" City. Utilities The city I propose as a perfect city, would be as close to an eco city as possible, although have some differences. For example, for electrical needs, I would suggest the city have a solar power plant, but on those desperate times, energy would be bought from other electrical plants from nearby towns or states. Water purification and a wastewater treatment plants would be necessary in order to provide the citizens and visitors with clean healthy water. To prevent flo...
  • Living In The Big City
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    Living in the big city the lights, the people, the night life, but is it all that its cracked up to be Or is it nothing but problem after problem. After a close look the negative side may strongly outweigh the positive. Living in the big city has become very expensive in the ninety's. The cost of renting an apartment alone is quite the financial burden, the rates do vary but in order to have an apartment that has suitable living conditions the price often runs high. Even an apartment with only t...
  • Hope Phil
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    Hopeful Encounter The sun was setting. Far to the east, threatening black clouds arose from the fumes of pollution from the several smokestacks towering over the city. The streets were pocks marked and dented with the recent shower of acid rain. Hot boiling steam from the sewers made the temperature of day much hotter than it really was. Just outside the borders of the city is a lake covered with muck and crude oil spills. Death and despair floated aimlessly on the surface of the inhospitable bo...
  • Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour
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    Chapter and verse Colin Dexter's Oxford The city of dreaming spires is haunted by the ghost of Inspector Morse, Dexter's morose detective. The brooding buildings are as important a presence as any of the characters in the novels and the 33 episodes of the television series which concluded last year with Morse's death in The Remorseful Day. A two-hour Inspector Morse walking tour departs from the tourist information centre at Gloucester Green at 1.30 pm every Saturday. Price 6.35 (3.50 for childr...
  • Sounds Of The City
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    The bitter winds blow off the Chesapeake as we drive the Uhaul down the old cobblestone street toward our new apartment. My stomach flips with excitement. I'm actually moving to Baltimore. "Charm City."The City That Reads". (At least this is what all the bus benches claim, but I'm sure many would argue. ). The city where a young George Herman Ruth, Jr. swung a stick at a small rubber ball in front of 216 Emory Street and nineteen years later, after signing a contract with the Oriole's, adopted t...
  • City Of Toronto
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    Urban life is being transformed as we approach the 21st Century. Mass communications and other technologies are revolutionizing the retail and financial sectors. Higher and further educations providers have become an important element of city centres concentrating large numbers of students and staff around new ways of lifelong learning. Libraries, theatres, parks, galleries and museums and other large civic space users are being challenged as never before by lack of local public funding and the ...
  • Modernization Of Ho Chi Minh City
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    The film "Three Seasons" was made in 1999 by Tony Bui, an ethnic Vietnamese. As a boy, his family migrated to seek a better life in the United States, where he, while barely out of film school made this directorial debut based on his experiences of his many trips back to Vietnam. "Three Seasons" is set in Ho Chi Minh City, on the south of Vietnam. The recurring theme here is the urbanization, modernization and the western capitalism that comes with it. The main characters in this film do not mee...

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