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How people in the South End or Back Bay view prospective dates in Allston/Brighton
By adamg on Mon, 01/30/2023 - 1:22pm
A former Brighton Man saw this scene on "The Last of Us" (you know, fungus-driven zombies battle for control of Boston) and immediately thought:
how Bumble/Hinge/Tinder folks in Boston look at you when you live in Allston Brighton this photo was taken in Oak Square. ppl 4get that
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Oak Square is but 5 miles west of downtown Boston.
Now, 10 miles west of Boston? I mean, the image is what it looks like right now, right?
That is the exact spot where Rt. 9...
...dives under Rt. 16 in Wellsley.
Pretty sure that's the Charles
Maybe before Echo Bridge was built across Hemlock Gorge?
And, no, no one is going out to Upper Falls for a date. (Newton Highlands would be quite a stretch, on the outer reaches of the D Line.)
Lookin' down Summit Ave. after a heavy rain. Great place to bring one of them lowland city slickers on a date.
whether you line in the ozarka of Allston/brighton
or the flyoverlandia of The Southie.......STOP BREEDING
Looks like a Bob Ross painting before he drew in a cozy little house with smoke coming out of the chimney.
At least they are usually
At least they are usually shown on maps of Boston. Anything south of south Boston might as well be in Florida.
"South of South Boston"? Next
"South of South Boston"? Next you'll be telling us you believe in New Jersey.
I once heard a tale of a Harvard professor, upon meeting someone from Worcester, replied "Well, I don't know much about the American West", so yeah, this could be Wellesley Hills as far as some of us know.
The mascot of St. John's High School is the Pioneer
And they're all the way out in Shrewsbury.
i laughed when i saw that...
but by the end of the episode i was definitely not laughing.
that episode was one of television's finest moments.
kudos to the team.
that episode was incredible
It's called 'Westwood'...it probably looks like this...
10 minutes west?
Isn't that basically the Automile?
But about 10 miles south. Or south southwest, to be more specific.
I'm sure some of it is classist
but I think a major issue is parking. Hard to date someone outside your zone without the ability to park at each other's places. Resident parking stickers are a roadblock to romance, especially if you want to stay overnight.
"The Last of Us" Boston MA
"The Last of Us" Boston MA locations are actually worse than that SyFy original movie with the exploding hail stones supposedly set in Cambridge MA. Loved the mountain views from Harvard Stadium. Can't think of the name of that one; Anybody else remember it? All I remember is that it was actually filmed in Canada somewhere.
Bad Sci-Fi Movie
I think it was called Stonados, if I recall correctly.
I haven't seen it, but I felt dumber just having read a description of it.
Did somebody say ... Stonados?!?
I actually know where that is
If I'm not mistaken that is on the Kicking Horse River in Yoho National Park, about 20 miles east of Golden, BC (where it dumps into the Columbia River near its source).
They CGI'd this - there is usually more water there. I believe we went whitewater rafting through that section (pretty close match with the photos), although July of 2018 was a wetter than typical summer.
This series will probably bend my brain almost as much as Leverage did.
dont feel bad, this is what somerville looks like in fallout-4:
just south of j.p.
Fallout 4 geography
If you knew your local area you could often find recognizable landmarks.
My kids followed a rail line that tracked the Minuteman Bikeway and then found their way over to the remains of Lawrence Hospital in Medford.
Fallout was kind of actually
Fallout was kind of actually accurate! I was definitely able to navigate by general direction several times. Old South Church was exactly where it should have been even when the minuteman was buried under garbage and couldn't follow it.
So you are saying this isn't
So you are saying this isn't Davis Square?
Said online daters must
Said online daters must adhere to this 1911 map of the world.
If they had just said south
If they had just said south of Boston this would have fot a little better. The Blue Hills are literally ten miles south of the center of the city and while they clearly don't look just like this... It would have been much closer to reality. At least it would have been a place with hills etc
Once upon a time ...
They may have looked like this once about 400 million years ago.
400 million years ago
400 million years ago Avalonia was slamming into North America which would have included the Blue Hills area , it would have been a much more volatile environment with volcanic activity than this which is much more of a passive inland terraine. Blue Hills features a lot of volcanic rock from that period while things were sliding all over the place. Trees also didn't exist during that time period , only showing up several million years later and taking millions more for these sorts of trees to evolve and dominate the environment. I'm not up to date on ancient horticulture but I'd suggest that a scene like this may have features giant ferns and possibly even 24 foot tall mega mushrooms.