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RopeyLopey
03-19-2005, 05:25 PM
hey guys, does anyone know where were the pictures in Adore booklet taken? that field with them walking, the apartment buildings, etc.?

I always thought they come from Poland, but I don't know why.
At least the apartment buildings look like it might be it.

Jonny5
03-19-2005, 05:46 PM
I think the field is in New Zealand. I'm not sure though. I saw the picture in color once, I don't remember where, but it's awesome.

Mariner
03-19-2005, 05:53 PM
i remember hearing the field with the tree was outside of L.A. somewhere

RopeyLopey
03-19-2005, 05:54 PM
Originally posted by Jonny5
I think the field is in New Zealand. I'm not sure though. I saw the picture in color once, I don't remember where, but it's awesome. it was in the Adore documentary. But it looked too lush, the colors were probably added.
BTW the field and the tree looks almost like perfect eastern Poland.

RopeyLopey
03-19-2005, 05:55 PM
Originally posted by Mariner
i remember hearing the field with the tree was outside of L.A. somewhere

Originally posted by RopeyLopey
the field and the tree looks almost like perfect eastern Poland.

trust geographers - they always know!

DeadOpera
03-19-2005, 06:36 PM
chicago

DieDiemydarling
03-19-2005, 07:02 PM
Looks like in England to me.

Isle
03-19-2005, 07:12 PM
uhhh i think they were taken in adore land

RockLobster
03-19-2005, 07:46 PM
chicago

pineapple*soul
03-19-2005, 07:48 PM
i heard poland for the apartments, argentina for the goat, dunno about the rest tho

DieDiemydarling
03-19-2005, 08:09 PM
Originally posted by pineapple*soul
argentina for the goatlol

Liquid-J
03-19-2005, 11:32 PM
i remember they said the hill/tree/field was outside of LA. they got hills/trees like that here, when i first lived in palo alto i couldn't help but looking at each one and squinting to see if bill and company were still there. they are green for what seems like only 2 months or so in/during the rain/winter, early spring, then they burn up and are brown the rest of the year. so pretty though

sweter33
03-20-2005, 03:32 AM
Originally posted by RopeyLopey
hey guys, does anyone know where were the pictures in Adore booklet taken? that field with them walking, the apartment buildings, etc.?

I always thought they come from Poland, but I don't know why.
At least the apartment buildings look like it might be it.

PHEW !!!
sure they are from Poland! one of the ugliest Polish cities.... well
Here is how they look now:


http://tinypic.com/1szl6t
http://tinypic.com/1szl87

sweter33
03-20-2005, 03:34 AM
at least it's nothing like http://tinypic.com/1ryc6c anymore... ;)

TIMb
03-20-2005, 04:49 AM
Originally posted by sweter33


PHEW !!!
sure they are from Poland! one of the ugliest Polish cities.... well
Here is how they look now:


http://tinypic.com/1szl6t
http://tinypic.com/1szl87


good work, son.

The New
03-20-2005, 06:25 AM
I saw this thread a few hours ago,then watched some IMAX show on TV called "Lewis & Clarke:Great Journey West" and i swear i saw THAT TREE!
It was filmed on an overcast day just like the Adore vid and it looked very similar

Mariner
03-20-2005, 06:29 AM
Originally posted by Liquid-J
i remember they said the hill/tree/field was outside of LA. they got hills/trees like that here, when i first lived in palo alto i couldn't help but looking at each one and squinting to see if bill and company were still there. they are green for what seems like only 2 months or so in/during the rain/winter, early spring, then they burn up and are brown the rest of the year. so pretty though

booyah

RopeyLopey
03-20-2005, 02:16 PM
Originally posted by sweter33


PHEW !!!
sure they are from Poland! one of the ugliest Polish cities.... well
Here is how they look now:


Be careful with the words, son! I grew up in a similar building as well!!
We did the renovations as well, and it looks way better now.

Do you happen to know which city is that? If you say one of the ugliest cities in Poland, it must be either Katowice or Bialystok.

sweter33
03-20-2005, 05:07 PM
Originally posted by RopeyLopey

Be careful with the words, son! I grew up in a similar building as well!!
We did the renovations as well, and it looks way better now.

Do you happen to know which city is that? If you say one of the ugliest cities in Poland, it must be either Katowice or Bialystok.

oh now you've just hurt my feelings! :)
Bialystok is my hometown, i really truly love that city. Maybe because it's not renovated, it looks sort of ugly, but hey once you get used to its looks, it becomes a really beautiful city. And fantastic people live there....

But this city from the Adore booklet is Katowice, it's in the south, in Silesia, Silesia is really full of such "star-shaped" crazy apartments, factories of all sort from the communistic era and with the air dense with smog it really looks sad and depressing as it does in the booklet (it's a pity pumpkins played in Katowice cause I think they got this sad and untrue picture of Poland...). But these neighbourhoods have been renovated lately so they look more hmmmm... decent. The new pics were taken like a month ago, by a friend of mine who actually lives in the starry neighbourhood :)

RopeyLopey
03-20-2005, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by sweter33


oh now you've just hurt my feelings! :)
Bialystok is my hometown, i really truly love that city. Maybe because it's not renovated, it looks sort of ugly, but hey once you get used to its looks, it becomes a really beautiful city. And fantastic people live there....

But this city from the Adore booklet is Katowice, it's in the south, in Silesia, Silesia is really full of such "star-shaped" crazy apartments, factories of all sort from the communistic era and with the air dense with smog it really looks sad and depressing as it does in the booklet (it's a pity pumpkins played in Katowice cause I think they got this sad and untrue picture of Poland...). But these neighbourhoods have been renovated lately so they look more hmmmm... decent. The new pics were taken like a month ago, by a friend of mine who actually lives in the starry neighbourhood :)


LOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!
Haha, so you are Polish?!? I think you just made my day - I am Czech, I come from Brno.
So where do you live now?

regarding Bialystok... I don't know, I really hope the times have changed. You know I was going through Bialystok in 1999 on my way over Baltic States to Finland, and I got really scared from that place. I don't know if it's the proximity to Belarus, but there was such an uneasy, unhappy atmosphere in the air. As I was standing by the road, trying to get a ride, there were even some drunkards passing in the car and they were trying to hit me with a bottle - fortunately they missed me.

Haha, yeah the star-shaped aparmtents. In Brno there's even one city quater built out of these high-rise apartments, and the whole quater was built in the shape of hammer and bagging hook - it's insane.

And man, it's true what you write about Silesia region, but let's be fair - the mountanins on the border are pretty nice place for hiking as well - at least from our side ;)

christian zombie vampires
03-20-2005, 09:58 PM
dude, this is insane.
i was in poland for a month right after adore came out and listened to it all the time when i was there, like 90% of the time i was on a train. i was in katowice a lot, and in bialostyk. and i thought those apartments look realllllllllly similar. then i remember seeing some kind of photo credits or photo info or article or something that said that they were all taken in chicago and thinking "oh well, it's just a coincidence after all."

but maybe that was referring to the band shots, which means those apartments were in poland, which means i was likely there while listening to the album, oblivious.

the city was really nice but those flats were really depressing.

RopeyLopey
03-20-2005, 10:55 PM
Originally posted by christian zombie vampires


so how did YOU like Bialystok?

C33
03-21-2005, 08:05 AM
<img src="http://forums.netphoria.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=1542240">

the picture on the back is from Copenhagen, Denmark :cool:

sweter33
03-21-2005, 10:38 AM
Originally posted by RopeyLopey



LOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!
Haha, so you are Polish?!? I think you just made my day - I am Czech, I come from Brno.
So where do you live now?

regarding Bialystok... I don't know, I really hope the times have changed. You know I was going through Bialystok in 1999 on my way over Baltic States to Finland, and I got really scared from that place. I don't know if it's the proximity to Belarus, but there was such an uneasy, unhappy atmosphere in the air. As I was standing by the road, trying to get a ride, there were even some drunkards passing in the car and they were trying to hit me with a bottle - fortunately they missed me.




Well yes I am Polish *waves hello to his Slavic neighbour* :)
I had been living in southeastern Poland for like 15 years, then I moved to Warsaw- not exactly moved... I just study here at university, but my hometown is Bialystok :)
of course there are some assholes (as everywhere), but you just must have had a bad luck to be their target... anyways, should anyone of you be somewhere around bialystok, just drop me a pm, I will arrange a great sightseeing tour ;)

I was in Prague (it was :cool: ) last summer and explored the mountains on the Chech side, shame on me I haven't visited more of your country.
yet.
btw, i love your language! :)

Originally posted by RopeyLopey

Haha, yeah the star-shaped aparmtents. In Brno there's even one city quater built out of these high-rise apartments, and the whole quater was built in the shape of hammer and bagging hook - it's insane.

haha, that's real craaazy! :D here we have cities that were founded by communists and have insane names like "Hard-Labour" "New Coal Mine" and the like...

Originally posted by RopeyLopey

And man, it's true what you write about Silesia region, but let's be fair - the mountanins on the border are pretty nice place for hiking as well - at least from our side ;) .

Well yeah of course the region itself, both historically and geographically, is very interesting, but what communists did (natural resources exhaustion) is really horrible



christian zombie vampires: they probably didn't mean the apartments cause after the Polish gig b0lly said that he had taken some saddest pictures ever.
And that was what his apartment overlooked... :erm

RopeyLopey
03-21-2005, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by C33
<img src="http://forums.netphoria.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=1542240">

the picture on the back is from Copenhagen, Denmark :cool: good work, Norway!

RopeyLopey
03-21-2005, 01:29 PM
Originally posted by sweter33


I was in Prague (it was :cool: ) last summer and explored the mountains on the Chech side, shame on me I haven't visited more of your country.
yet.
btw, i love your language! :)

man, I've never realized how huge Poland really is till I was travelling through. I haven't 'visited' Poland too much, either, you know it's like with Germany, you go through these 'transit' neighbours just to get somewhere else

Haha, no tak to by jsi mi mohl i rozumnet, kdyz Ti neco napisu cesky? Zkus napsat neco polsky a uvidime! ;)

Originally posted by sweter33

haha, that's real craaazy! :D here we have cities that were founded by communists and have insane names like "Hard-Labour" "New Coal Mine" and the like...

but aren't those renamed now? You know all streets around my house were named after communists, so after 1989 we renamed them.

Originally posted by sweter33

Well yeah of course the region itself, both historically and geographically, is very interesting, but what communists did (natural resources exhaustion) is really horrible

Ah, come on, do you really think it would have been that that much different if we had a capitalism right away? Maybe it'd have been slightly more respectful to the nature, but other than that...coal is coal.
Originally posted by sweter33

christian zombie vampires: they probably didn't mean the apartments cause after the Polish gig b0lly said that he had taken some saddest pictures ever.
And that was what his apartment overlooked... :erm
so did you make it to that gig in 1997? How was it?
I still find it really strange - why they played in Katowice?

sweter33
03-22-2005, 03:15 AM
Originally posted by RopeyLopey


Haha, no tak to by jsi mi mohl i rozumnet, kdyz Ti neco napisu cesky? Zkus napsat neco polsky a uvidime! ;)


No tak, ja rozumiem wsystko co Ty pises, czeski jest bardzo podobny do polskiego! Jak bylem w Pradze, nie bylo zadnego problemu :D Jest jesce ktos na Netphorii ze slowianskiego regionu?

You see the only problem with Czech people is that they speak like the machine guns. A little bit slower and I think we could really talk and understand each other :)


Originally posted by RopeyLopey

so did you make it to that gig in 1997? How was it?
I still find it really strange - why they played in Katowice?

no.... unfortunately... I was 13 years old in 1997, so I was kinda too young... but I heard it was undescribable... uh...
oh I even found the scan of the ticket:
http://www.republika.pl/abnegatos/smash.jpg


to stay in the topic, let me show you the venue they played in... it's called Spodek, that is "The Saucer" :)
it's a really big concert hall, the biggest in Poland I believe... that must have been why they had chosen it...

http://tinypic.com/2aqc28

http://www.metalkings.com/metalmania-2003/images/spodek-01.jpg

RopeyLopey
03-22-2005, 09:23 AM
Originally posted by sweter33


No tak, ja rozumiem wsystko co Ty pises, czeski jest bardzo podobny do polskiego! Jak bylem w Pradze, nie bylo zadnego problemu :D Jest jesce ktos na Netphorii ze slowianskiego regionu?



Ja jsem so to myslel - stejne kdyz bychom spolu mluvili, tak bychom si urcite rozumneli jeste lepe. To je fakt legracni, ze pisu tady na Netphorii v cestine a je tu nekdo, kdo mi rozumi.

Hm, ze Slovanu jsme to jenom my dva, z Vychodu je tu pak uz jen the z Rumunska. Z Rakouska je tu Severin, antipop a jeste jeden, je tu par Nemcu, to jsou ale vetsinou naprosti idioti.

Originally posted by sweter33

You see the only problem with Czech people is that they speak like the machine guns. A little bit slower and I think we could really talk and understand each other :)

Really? I've never thought of this - but yes you're probably right, you might be a bit more melodic than us. You know I think it's because of the vincinity of Germany - don't forget the Czech as a language was almost dead in 19th century and we all spoke German. German has surely way more influence on Czech than on Polish, so we have taken soem of its rigidness along.

Otherwise whenever I was in Poland, I usually had no problems to make myslef understood - well, actually the way more up north I got (Suwalki), it got somewhat more difficult, but maybe it's just a local accent?

Originally posted by sweter33

no.... unfortunately... I was 13 years old in 1997, so I was kinda too young... but I heard it was undescribable... uh...
oh I even found the scan of the ticket:
http://www.republika.pl/abnegatos/smash.jpg


I have somewhare mine as well - it was a very nice ticket, indeed. Ours was whole green with little drawings from MCIS booklet.
And yeah, it was one of the most heaviest concerts I've ever been to. The encores (Bodies and TAFH) were truly unbelivable. You know at the end of TAFH Corgan got into that phase of putting one leg slightly forward and the other one backward and he starts leaning to front, furiously playing the guitar. It was like watching living furious machine - truly an experience.

We (our region) got really lucky with having two shows (Katowice and Prague) from this era of TSP, as the shows were probably the tighest ones in their whole career.


Originally posted by sweter33


to stay in the topic, let me show you the venue they played in... it's called Spodek, that is "The Saucer" :)
it's a really big concert hall, the biggest in Poland I believe... that must have been why they had chosen it...

http://tinypic.com/2aqc28

http://www.metalkings.com/metalmania-2003/images/spodek-01.jpg
that's one huge arena, indeed. Actually I am quite surpirised about it, since in Prague they played in T-mobile arena, thaty can hold about 15-20,000 people and gets sold out on Pearl Jam etc. But for SP it was half empty, the stage was set up in one third of the arena, with ttwo thirds of the arena for people and the other third was left empty. It was really wierd, but then I thought it's done like this in purpose, since they had those tragedies in Ireland and wanted to make sure everyone's got enough space - so that they weren't selling tickets for the full capacity of the arena, anyways.

severin
03-22-2005, 03:11 PM
Originally posted by RopeyLopey



Hm, ze Slovanu jsme to jenom my dva, z Vychodu je tu pak uz jen the z Rumunska. Z Rakouska je tu Severin, antipop a jeste jeden, je tu par Nemcu, to jsou ale vetsinou naprosti idioti.
do i want to know what you just told him?

sweter33
03-22-2005, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by severin
do i want to know what you just told him?

shall we translate, ropey? naaaaaahh..... ;)
(smialem sie z tego co napisales o Nemcach ! :D )

we just listed up Netphorians who live near (or within) the Slavic part of Europe :)
everything else you would NOT want to know shall remain undiscovered. :p


Ropey: have you got any pics from the Prague gig? seems there are only few from the Polish one, though the ones I saw give me the impression that the concert must have been overwhelming. Generally concert of that time are my favourite setlists and live versions- as I listen to Glastonbury, Torhout... great versions of "Ruby" and TAFH... Eye... did anyone manage to tape the Prague gig? I know there's one aud recording of the Polish concert, but it's not yet surfaced.

RopeyLopey
03-22-2005, 04:52 PM
Originally posted by severin
do i want to know what you just told him?

actually yeah you should know, since I assumed you could find it suspicious, seeing word 'idiot' and 'Severin' in one sentence.

Sweeter was asking if there's anyone else from our region (meaning Slavic nations) and I replied:

Originally posted by RopeyLopey

Hm, ze Slovanu jsme to jenom my dva, z Vychodu je tu pak uz jen the z Rumunska. Z Rakouska je tu Severin, antipop a jeste jeden, je tu par Nemcu, to jsou ale vetsinou naprosti idioti.


translation: it looks like there are only two of us, otherwise from Eastern Europe there's only the from Romania. Severin, antipop and some other guy are from Austria, then there's a bunch of Germans, but those are usually complete idiots (meaning Germans).

severin
03-22-2005, 05:01 PM
Originally posted by RopeyLopey


actually yeah you should know, since I assumed you could find it suspicious, seeing word 'idiot' and 'Severin' in one sentence.

Sweeter was asking if there's anyone else from our region (meaning Slavic nations) and I replied:



translation: it looks like there are only two of us, otherwise from Eastern Europe there's only the from Romania. Severin, antipop and some other guy are from Austria, then there's a bunch of Germans, but those are usually complete idiots (meaning Germans). well, thanks for clearing that one up

and i think there are actually 2 more austrians. killer_tomato is originally austrian iirc and then there is some noob

RopeyLopey
03-22-2005, 05:04 PM
Originally posted by sweter33

Ropey: have you got any pics from the Prague gig? seems there are only few from the Polish one, though the ones I saw give me the impression that the concert must have been overwhelming. Generally concert of that time are my favourite setlists and live versions- as I listen to Glastonbury, Torhout... great versions of "Ruby" and TAFH... Eye... did anyone manage to tape the Prague gig? I know there's one aud recording of the Polish concert, but it's not yet surfaced. all I have is the ticket and one pic of D'arcy from that show i found in one of Czech music magazines. Besides that, I went to the concert with two girls, and they took a couple of pictures, but we were quite far away on seats. Actually i've never asked them about the pictures -I've only seen like one with the settings of the arena for the concert. Hm, I may ask them.

man, the setlists for that European tour were simply awesome and the versions of the songs real killers. The show was loud, heavy from the first notes of Glimpses to the final encore of TAFH and Bodies. I mean this was a (heavy) metal band concert as it should be, indeed.


If anyone was taping it - I have no idea. I was 17 and haven't even thought of doing something like that (no one around here had a taping equipment). I'd be rather skeptical about it.

Well, so do you just know there was someone taping it in Spodek or do you actually know someone who hasthe copy? You know that could be some worthy tape and surely couple of people might have been interested.