SPUG: Living in Seattle

Chris Whip cpw at catenoid.com
Thu Aug 11 14:37:58 PDT 2005

On Thu, Aug 11, 2005 at 01:36:41PM -0700, Michael R. Wolf wrote:
> > Regarding your other questions about housing for Aussies moving
> > to Seattle, you should talk to our mutual friend Damian, to whom
> > I once gave the grand tour of Seattle real estate offerings,
> > while he was considering moving here himself. He won't remember
> > many details at this point, but I'm sure he can still recollect
> > his general Antipodean viewpoint on such things as the quality
> > of neighborhoods, and value for the money.
> The actual antipode to Melbourne is a bit southwest from here
> (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=37+48'36.31+n+144+57'36.35w&ll=38.754083,-144
> .975586&spn=27.368650,61.620117&hl=en), but Seattle is (amazingly enough)
> about as antipodal as you could get......  

Actually, it's not. The antipode to Melbourne is in the middle of the North
Atlantic Ocean, midway between Portugal and New Jersey.

144 degrees east is only 70 degrees away from 144 degrees west.

-- Chris

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