Page name: the Hitchhiker's guide of the Elftowners [Logged in view] [RSS]
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The hitchhiker's guide of the Elftowners pages (or HHGTE) are for people to travel around the world through each others' pictures, with the hope to arouse the interest for wandering and seeing beautiful places in actuality. It has been made with a similar mood to the Go and see the world kid!, and I wish people will find these pages as entertaining.


As you share this like for wandering through nice pictures, you may be interested in submitting your own photos and be somehow a guide to these places you’ve been to. In that case, please go where to submit photos. The moderators will take care about placing it in the relevant section.
We're not specially looking for having a contest of the most extraordinary scenery picture, but rather seeking to discover through photos what gives some specific atmosphere of the different places around the world.

Current moderator's selected sights...

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Please enjoy having a trip to all these countries...

- Wandering in Belgium <img50*0:> <img50*0:>
Guide: [Yncke]

- Wandering in England <img100*0:> <img100*0:> <img100*0:>
Guide: [Neon Black Pegasus]

- Wandering in Finland <img100*0:> <img100*0:> <img100*0:>
Guide: [Linderel]

- Wandering in France <img100*0:> <img100*0:> <img50*0:>
Guide: [syagre]

- Wandering in Greece <img100*0:> <img100*0:> <img100*0:>
Guide: [Neon Black Pegasus]

- Wandering in Italy <img100*0:> <img100*0:> <img100*0:>
Guide: [syagre]

- Wandering in México <img100*0:> <img100*0:> <img100*0:>
Guide: [Yoruno]

- Wandering in the Netherlands (under construction) <img100*0:stuff/C%3ADocuments%20and%20SettingsmoederMijn%20documentenMijn%20afbeeldingenbridge_too_far.JPG> <img75*0:stuff/C%3ADocuments%20and%20SettingsmoederMijn%20documentenMijn%20afbeeldingenVeluwebos_beuken.jpg>
Guide: [Blue Highway]

- Wandering in Northern Ireland <img100*0:> <img100*0:> <img100*0:>
Guide: [Neon Black Pegasus]

- Wandering in Spain <img100*0:> <img100*0:> <img100*0:>
Guide: [syagre]

- Wandering in Sweden <img100*0:stuff/.elk.jpg> <img50*0:stuff/.tree.jpg> <img100*0:>
Guide: [Aiah]

- Wandering in Turkey <img100*0:> <img100*0:> <img100*0:>
Guide: [banu]

- Wandering in the USA <img100*0:> <img60*0:> <img100*0:>
Guide: [syagre]

- Wandering in Wales <img100*0:stuff/.churchy.jpg><img100*0:stuff/.cloisty.jpg> <img100*0:stuff/.fountainy.jpg>
Guide: [sequeena_rae]

- Wandering in the South Eastern US<img100*0:stuff/Aug19-06_0027.JPG><img100*0:stuff/Aug19-06_0096.JPG><img100*0:stuff/whiteside0001.jpg>
Guide: [Skydancer] {Under Construction}
And maybe more to come for later !

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- Go and see the world kid!

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2006-03-08 [iippo]: Hey man, excellent idea (and miraculous that the wiki-name isn't too long, heh :P) I'll be really looking forward to see this grow, and who knows, maybe I can contribute at one point or another. :)

2006-03-08 [syagre]: Great ! Nice to have a positive feedback from you ! It's just newly born (like 3 hours ago), and a contribution from you is really welcome !

2006-03-08 [syagre]: any worthwhile picture from Finland (or England) to suggest ?

2006-03-08 [iippo]: Hmm, need to have a look (some snowy globs around my files somewhere, I'm sure :P) and if not, well, the camera's always with me and I haven't gone on a photo-walk in ages -- might as well have a good excuse. :D

2006-03-08 [syagre]: Sounds good ! I'll have to make a few new wikis about it, then. Gosh, I guess I'll soon need some co-workers on it !

2006-03-08 [syagre]: oddly enough, it seems like the wiki name is 40 characters exactly :P

2006-03-09 [Nyaah*]: aaaah cool wiki!! :D if you like you could also link Elftowner rendezvous wiki, its about elftowner who met in real :)

2006-03-09 [banu]: I will send some pic.s of Turkey as soon as possible:)

2006-03-09 [syagre]: Cool ! Well, I would have to submit my own collection of pictures, too... but that would take time !

2006-03-09 [banu]: Then, I will be waiting for your own collection of pictures:)

2006-03-09 [Yoruno]: Wheee, Turkey ^___^

2006-03-09 [banu]: :)I am searching for some photos:) o^_^o

2006-03-13 [sequeena_rae]: Oh wow! This is great ^_^

2006-03-13 [syagre]: if you wish to have a page about Wales, let me know !

2006-03-13 [sequeena_rae]: Oh sure! I'd love one ^_______________^

2006-03-13 [Linderel]: I can try to contribute what it comes to Finland, as well.

2006-03-13 [Yoruno]: ^__^ Finland! I'd love to see some pages from Finland!!

2006-03-13 [syagre]: Be my guest !

2006-03-14 [Aiah]: Is Sweden welcome as well? :D

2006-03-14 [syagre]: Sure is ! Any country is welcome ! The whole world is *grins*

2006-03-14 [Aiah]: How do I get you the pics? Ànd how many do you want..? ;D

2006-03-14 [syagre]: mmhh.. let's see, you can put them into the "submit photos" section

2006-03-14 [syagre]: then it would depend also about the number of different places of sweden you'd like to show

2006-03-14 [syagre]: for a beginning, submit 3 pictures per region you'd like to introduce. Even if you intend to present only 1 area for a beginning

2006-03-14 [syagre]: note that you could feature pics of your own garden if you wish *grins*

2006-03-14 [sequeena_rae]: I've started on my page, what do you think? XD

2006-03-14 [Aiah]: Ok..:D I´m so stupid sometimes...Thanks though! :D*Blushes...*

2006-03-14 [syagre]: great stuff, [sequeena_rae] ! I'm happy with the way you're handling this !

2006-03-14 [sequeena_rae]: *grin* Thanks, I'll be developing more pics soon, I just wish I had a scanner XD

2006-03-14 [Yoruno]: Open a Paypal account and ask for contributions! X) I could contribute if you promise to put more pics of your kitties XD

2006-03-14 [Aiah]: Will check out what pics I´ve got, and come back within a few days..!

2006-03-14 [sequeena_rae]: *giggles* XD Donate to Sarah's scanner fund! :P That would be great >)

2006-03-15 [Aiah]: Got the pics uploaded ok, hope I did not make a mess out for you..? I´m not so god with computors...! ;D

2006-03-15 [Aiah]: Maybe someone else is up to send some pics from different Swedish towns?

2006-03-15 [Neon Black Pegasus]: Nice Wiki! I'll add pictures of Ireland and Greece as soon as I can:>

2006-03-15 [Corazie]: Shall I get some of up here? Newcastle, ENgland...

2006-03-15 [Yoruno]: I think that would be a great idea ^_^

2006-03-15 [sequeena_rae]: YAY!! Cora!

2006-03-15 [Neon Black Pegasus]: Hey! You're in Ncl as well? great! we'll get a different view of the same city^_^

2006-03-17 [syagre]: to [Neon Black Pegasus] and [Corazie] : sure, please submit your photos in submit photos (what a very original title !!) ! I'll build the pages about the coutries then... and "give you the keys"

2006-03-18 [Panda-monium]: What about Canada?

2006-03-19 [syagre]: Canada is welcome, sure ! Please submit your pictures !

2006-03-19 [iippo]: So are we allowed to submit photos to an exsisting 'wandering' place (i.e. can I put photos of England even though I'm not neonblack pegasus?)

2006-03-19 [syagre]: yes, you can ! I don't restrict the role of "guide" to one person per place...

2006-03-19 [syagre]: It would be a bit irrelevant to claim to be the "only" guide for places where I've been a mere visitor, besides.

2006-03-26 [Delladreing]: I do believe I will need to get a new camera soon and go wandering more

2006-03-26 [iippo]: *sudden-glomps dela then disappears in a Flash and red-eye reduction*

2006-03-26 [Delladreing]: O.O eep I have been glomped by a camera demon >.>

2006-03-26 [sequeena_rae]: Yesh Dela, photo's of tortured playgans would be great XD

2006-03-26 [Delladreing]: shhhh they are secret <.<  >.>

2006-03-26 [sequeena_rae]: *looks over shoulder and steals* Not anymore XP

2006-03-26 [Delladreing]: bugger o.O

2006-03-26 [sequeena_rae]: *blackmails* Biatch :P

2006-03-26 [Delladreing]: :P meh well *sues for (c) *

2006-03-26 [sequeena_rae]: *puts in jail for intent to harm others* XP

2006-03-26 [Delladreing]: ...le bugger :P

2006-03-26 [sequeena_rae]: I'm just that good :P

2006-03-26 [Delladreing]: evil

2006-03-26 [sequeena_rae]: I learnt from the best XP

2006-03-26 [Delladreing]: thanks :p

2006-03-26 [sequeena_rae]: Welcome XD You're on writers co aren't you? How the hell do you use it? XD

2006-03-26 [Delladreing]: I have no faffing idea, I just log in from time to time and use the blog to write things I don't want all my et friends to see >.>

2006-03-26 [sequeena_rae]: Ah well, nevermind XD

2006-05-02 [Nyaah*]: aaah wiki is growing and grownign! good work!

2006-08-05 [Hedda]: Oh, very nice photos!

Can you export the pages so that they can be found from a Google-search?

2006-08-05 [sequeena_rae]: Will do :P

2006-08-05 [Skydancer]: Oh. Wow... hmmmm must gather up my photos of western NC and the US.... :D

2006-08-05 [sequeena_rae]: Yay :D

2006-08-05 [Hedda]: I gave it a friendly-rating now, so maybe more people will find their way here ;)

2006-08-05 [Yoruno]: O_____O Wow!!!!!! Congrats!! ^___^

2006-08-06 [sequeena_rae]: W00t XP

2006-08-15 [xido]: Yes, a very nice and helpful page. I am impressed. ;)

2006-08-19 [Ocean Soul]: Ohh.. this is nice :3 *watches*

2006-08-19 [syagre]: I'm happy to see how many interests this wiki has drawn ! I'll have to add some updates in there... thanks for supporting this project !

2006-08-23 [syagre]: Little note to [Skydancer]'s attention: shall we merge your wiki within the Wandering in the USA one ? It would suits more to the "architecture" of the wiki... of course, I'll be updating the "Guides" names, and such... what do you think ?

2006-08-23 [Skydancer]: Whatever works for you is fine with me. :)

2006-08-23 [syagre]: [Skydancer], could you please include your material in the Wandering in the USA page, by sorting your pictures by states ? That would be greatly appreciated !

2006-08-23 [Skydancer]: Okies.

2006-08-30 [Skydancer]: Ok, I am confused... if I place my images in your wiki, then that is going to be abit of a mess don't you think? I thought this was to be about various guides that help people find and see interesting places? I already have huge wikis full of images under my own name and house directories for North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, etc etc etc.. Perhaps your making your wiki the entire United States is a bit overly ambitious and it would be better to have it as the area of the country you personally are going to be posting about? Or maybe if you like a simple link to some of my pages. I just do not have the time to put up my work and also try to put them into another wiki on top of that. I would have to move the several hundred images I already have into new wikis... You do know there is already a set of wikis with the individual states set up like this... right?

2006-08-30 [syagre]: Ok, I think I'd have to be more accurate about my "guidelines"... sorry. First : I don't mean the Wandering in the USA wiki to be "my" wiki. I initiated the construction of that page, and inside that wiki, I intend to set all the sub-wikis corresponding to the various states. What I would have thought : you sort your material (photos and comments) by state, and then you do just a simple copy/paste in the wikis corresponding to the considered states. Would it be feasible ? Maybe you should give me a link to your own wikis, so that i can try to see how to insert your material in these pages in the most convenient way... just let me know.
Finally, I assume that I won't be the only guide in the US (I'm not from the US and have been there only for 3 weeks in my life), and I consider that, once various pages about North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, etc are made, you can "make this pages yours".

2006-08-30 [syagre]: ah, and I'm not aware of the set of wikis with the individual states that you mentioned... do you have a link ?

2006-08-30 [Skydancer]: Somewhere. It may take a little while to find it, I am also in the middle of physically moving to a new apartment. :)

2006-08-30 [syagre]: *grins* fine, take your time. I'm personaly living in a mess, so I know how it can be :P

2006-08-31 [Blue Highway]: "Wandering in the Netherlands" yet... Someone who visits Belgium might as well take a little detour to have a look around in my country... It's small, but interesting nevertheless :) It means I'll have to do some writing, and moreover: take some pictures... I'm not in Amsterdam every week, but I could start with the beautiful Veluwe region where I'm living...I'll give it a try :) Simply because I love "Made by Elftowners - made for Elftowners" concept of this wiki :)

2006-08-31 [banu]: Yeap!I will be waiting for Wandering in the Netherlands!:)

2006-08-31 [syagre]: I'm glad to welcome you here, [Blue Highway], feel free to create the Wandering in Netherlands pages ! Just tell me if you'd need a hand for this

2006-09-01 [Blue Highway]: Well...maybe you can come this way and bring your camera to take some pictures..? I don't have a lot of time... Just kidding.. =D.. I've already made a start writing a little about my environment, I've put it in Wandering in the Netherlands - the Veluwe for the moment. Maybe it's enough interesting to be linked to The hitchhiker's guide of the Elftowners? I'll see if I have at least SOME pictures for Wandering in the Netherlands...

2006-09-02 [Blue Highway]: Can the banner that is on top of this page be used by others? In that way, Elftowners can see that all the "Wandering in.." wiki's are linked by The hitchhiker's guide of the Elftowners, it will make it look more like a whole, a kind of joint project :)

2006-09-02 [iippo]: Humm, wait a moment. See, no one of this wiki made that picture, so it's not exactly clear if it's ok to put it in Elfhouses. Let me ask the other patrollers/guards whether it's ok. Since the image is ET related and inside-ET, I'd say it's ok, but it doesn't hurt double-check. :)

2006-09-02 [Blue Highway]: That's why I've ASKED first...I don't want to do anything unauthorized...imagine... *gasps* Hehe! =D

2006-09-02 [iippo]: Well, I asked in the forum now, we just wait for the reply :)

2006-09-02 [Blue Highway]: I'm not even sure yet whether my wiki looks nice enough to be part of The hitchhiker's guide of the Elftowners, I'll have to wait for a reply to that first ;) I have some more: Wandering in Nice and Wandering in Marseille. But that's France, and France is [syagre]'s section, right? So, [syagre], if you like my pics, maybe you would like to add Nice and Marseille. The photos are not of great quality, made with a throw-away camera and scanned. See for yourself. Yes...I've been busy today...:)

2006-09-02 [banu]: May I add [Blue Highway]'s that is Wandering in the Netherlands if you dont mind [syagre]?(or may [Blue Highway] add it?)

2006-09-04 [syagre]: Thanks a lot for your contributions, [Blue Highway]. To me, the pages you made for Wandering in the Netherlands, Wandering in Nice and Wandering in Marseille really look fine.
Maybe you could arrange Wandering in netherlands so that it lists Netherlands sub-wikis (and mostly 'sub-wikis-to-come'), a bit like what's done in the other 'country-wikis'... if you get my point...
Thanks again !

2006-09-04 [syagre]: And thank you [iippo] for your inquiry

2006-09-04 [Blue Highway]: That was my intention, and I will...but I need some more pics of other regions in the Netherlands. I've already been asking around a little, I'm hoping for some reactions :) Do you want me to add Marseille and Nice to your Wandering in France, like you've done with Paris, the Pyrenées, etc?

2006-09-04 [syagre]: Yep, [Blue Highway], that's about it, I'll appreciate those wikis to be added in the Wandering in France page

2006-09-04 [Blue Highway]: Done...I think... Made another banner for you as well, in case it is decided in the 'forum of patrollers/guides' that we are not allowed to use the present one. Maybe you could add a banner-section to your wiki, where 'artistic' travellers can upload a banner for public use, so that Elftowners can pick one ;)

2006-09-04 [Blue Highway]: <img:stuff/C%3ADocuments%20and%20SettingsmoederMijn%20documentenMijn%20afbeeldingendrawings%20in%20Painthitchhike.bmp.jpg>

2006-09-04 [Yoruno]: *gah* What a cute banner! ^___^

2006-09-04 [Blue Highway]: Thanks! It's simple, like all my 'artwork', but it clearly shows what the wiki is about, I think... Well...I just like drawing a little when I should be doing other things really...and this wiki has obviously inspired me, so I forgot about preparing dinner and started drawing ;)

2006-09-04 [banu]: I have loved banner you have done!!!Well done canım!!!!!

2006-09-04 [iippo]: I love that banner!
As for the forum stuff, so far the only response was "but it's too big" to which I explained that people will use img300 or we'll resize it... But no comment yet on whether it's ok as an image or not.

2006-09-04 [Yoruno]: I think [Blue Highway] has somehow solved the problem... now we have to wait for [syagre]'s reply ;) But I love that banner!

2006-09-04 [Blue Highway]: The forum members probably have more important things to discuss than an innocent banner :) Isn't there a proverb that says: Silence gives consent..? So I guess [syagre]'s banner can be used until we are officially told NOT to use it. I mean, you have ASKED, [iippo]...and many people don't even bother asking... But meanwhile, [syagre] is still 'conspicuous by his absence', and it's his wiki and his banner, so maybe he's the one to decide, no? ;)

2006-09-04 [syagre]: Good job here, [Blue Highway] ! Nice of you to have designed this banner ! uhmmm... I may think about doing some 'anti-aliasing' to this picture, but I wouldn't consider this prioritary... So, if you wish, let's apply [Blue Highway] banner to this page right now !

2006-09-04 [Blue Highway]: Thank you :) You may 'anti-alias' this picture as much as you wish, I've just enjoyed drawing it, it has no copy rights attached ;)

2006-09-04 [Yoruno]: I like the banner the way it is now... I'm a fan of Oekaki pics ^___^

2006-09-04 [Blue Highway]: =) I call this kind of 'art' Doodling in Paint, but Oekaki's sounds far more...professional, hehe! =^-^=

2006-09-05 [iippo]: Yeah, it may be that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but using a foreign name for any action makes it sound definitely cooler :P (oekaki means doodle in japanese, doesn't it?)

2006-09-05 [Blue Highway]: hehe! Yes. But if you won't tell, I won't tell, okay..? ;)

2007-01-11 [Zapinc]: Where are all the towels?

2007-05-20 [syagre]: Whee ! Me back, after some months of sleep and the absence of a home internet connection... so, I'm almost ready for an update... to begin with, I'll be opening a wiki about Canada very soon !

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