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    What are some places you missed? It could be a park, museum, concert hall, restaurant, etcetera. The place can be closed temporarily, closed permanently, or open place you cannot visit right now, but want to.

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    River Oaks Bookstore in my hometown. I used to visit it when I was a child. Really sad to hear that it was closed.

    Businesses, especially the small locally owned ones, are having a rough time.
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    Probably the shops closest to home that is shut/limited opening hours. It's sad to see the local area quiet down a lot.
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    Belle Isle Zoo on an island in the Detroit River. It was closed almost two decades ago. Took the kids there when they were small. Most of the zoo was viewed from the boardwalk. They had a spider exhibit up front.
    https://abandonedplaygrounds.com/201...e-detroit-zoo/
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    I do miss a lot, however I don't give in, just stay calm.
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    Museums and the local thrift shops.

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    York City Centre - such a beautiful place to walk round, and only 13 miles away, but we've been obeying the rules.
    We particularly miss the river banks and the Museum Gardens.

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    Conservatory at Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Dexter, Michigan. It is part of the University of Michigan and I had a plant lab there in college. We like to go every winter and walk around as there are several areas and it is warm and vibrant with plant life. But I am sure there are COVID restrictions now.
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    Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, owned by the National Trust and also has a wild life centre which has a number of "hides" for photographing mainly birds on the lagoon at the east end of the island, also home to red squirrels, one of only 2 sites in the South of England that still has any, grey squirrels have taken over elsewhere. A few deer and in summer plenty of butterflies dragon and damsel flies. Quite heavily wooded but plenty of pathways.
    A collage of pics I took there a few years ago, the lagoon, an Avocet, a pair of gulls, and a jackdaw

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    Back in 1907 it was the site of Baden Powells first Boy scout camp and now has an outdoor centre carrying his name
    Google maps even got their street cameras over there, but it looks as though they went in the winter months, however it gives an idea of the surroundings.

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    Right now, California. My wife and I need to see her father, who lives, there, but California is pretty strict right now, even recommending a 10-day quarantine upon arrival. Maybe if we can get a vaccine, we can start to think about it.

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    First time I was in Europe the Trevi Fountain was completely scaffolded. And the Elgin Marbles in the British Museum were also in a wing closed for refurbishment. Those were the main 'misses' I can recall - things I expected to see but couldn't. Picked them up on a later trip.
    On the other hand, everyone needs to visit Venice at least twice, because something will be closed/under restoration on every trip. You need multiple visits to collect them all.
    And you do revisit places to discover that something is now closed - or scaffolded - that you've seen before. Lots of things in that category.
    Plus you need to visit the Sagrada Familia every couple of decades - just to see how it's coming along.

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    A disheveled bookshop in Otley, heaped with redundant volumes in need of a loving home for their old age, and a proprietor who loves books more than people, understands them, and tends to round prices down.

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    My local library. You can order books online and they are delivered, but you can't browse the stacks. They allow a few people at a time to sit at tables for an hour at a time to use the internet only. The library hours are greatly reduced too.

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    I missed Kaboom Books. It was a great source for finding out of print and lightly used books, and the owner was knowledge. Despite looking (Pre-covid19) for a bookstore in my new city that can match or exceed my experience at Kaboom, so far I come up empty. Now I have to settle for my kindle.

    When I'm back in my hometown, I shall revisit the shop.

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    The beach. Swimming in the ocean.

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