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#1
Balconies are great. Whether you need them to stare into the sky and contemplate the fleeting and vapid nature of human existence, quietly enjoy your morning rituals of choice or simply to spend some quality time with your loved one or a dear guest, they are always there for you and never disappoint.

I do not have a balcony and I feel like my quality of life is significantly lower because of it.





Discuss balconies and how they've made your life worth living. Including pictures of your own balcony or your idea of a good balcony is also encouraged.


Gozd in gora poj,
silen ženimo hrup,
uboga gmajna, le vpup, le vkup,
le vkup, le vkup z menoj,
staro pravdo v mrak tulimo,
da se pretulimo skozi to zimo
#3
it's too cold for the balcony now.

i do my morning ritual (cigarette and coffee) in my basement where the wind can't hurt me.
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#4


I have just this morning put Christmas lights on my balcony, it's entirely pointless to take a picture of them at 10:20 am but there you go. The star stickers on the glass panes have been there since last Christmas.

I don't have great views from it because there's a flat with a balcony above us and another block of flats across the road but i can occasionally see fireworks from the nearby park and it's great for people watching drunkards on their way back from town. I also grow various plants on there but no point taking a picture of them as they're all withered and dead at the moment.

I also like to chill out with a coffee and a ukulele out there.

8/10 would choose property with one again.
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#5
Never liked balconies am afraid.

Too useless when warm, too unusable when wet.
o()o

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#7
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it's too cold for the balcony now.

i do my morning ritual (cigarette and coffee) in my basement where the wind can't hurt me.

implying it's too cold for the balcony also implies it's too cold to sit in outdoor cafés with a blanket and your beverage of choice. this is obviously untrue

also i had a cig outside like 20 minutes ago, squat-sitting on my cold frost-covered doorstep it was cool but it would be significantly better if i was on a balcony with a comfy chair


Gozd in gora poj,
silen ženimo hrup,
uboga gmajna, le vpup, le vkup,
le vkup, le vkup z menoj,
staro pravdo v mrak tulimo,
da se pretulimo skozi to zimo
#8
also nice balcony rab


Gozd in gora poj,
silen ženimo hrup,
uboga gmajna, le vpup, le vkup,
le vkup, le vkup z menoj,
staro pravdo v mrak tulimo,
da se pretulimo skozi to zimo
#9
I don't have my own balcony but my parents' has a ridiculously great view. Order of proximity in view:

Restaurants/lounges/hotels/banks
Intersection
Creek/port
A business district/metro rail
Skyline/Burj khalifa

If I have a picture on my phone I'll post it. I love how this damn city looks. Too bad about everything else.
#11
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implying it's too cold for the balcony also implies it's too cold to sit in outdoor cafés with a blanket and your beverage of choice. this is obviously untrue

also i had a cig outside like 20 minutes ago, squat-sitting on my cold frost-covered doorstep it was cool but it would be significantly better if i was on a balcony with a comfy chair
i'm also a weenie because it's probably just barely cold enough for frost outside right now.

the balcony loses its magic once my shitty neighbors go out on theirs to gossip or whatever they do. always sounds like the dullest conversation and it ruins my enjoyment of relative silence and nature sounds.
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#13
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i'm also a weenie because it's probably just barely cold enough for frost outside right now.

the balcony loses its magic once my shitty neighbors go out on theirs to gossip or whatever they do. always sounds like the dullest conversation and it ruins my enjoyment of relative silence and nature sounds.

ye i get ya, i don't mind my neighbours but the balcony should be a place of chill. one of my neighbours plays the accordion in his shed like every morning. it used to annoy me but honestly i've grown fond of it. it's quiet enough that it's not really intrusive but it gives off a homely vibe, like listening to this in the background



headphones tho


Gozd in gora poj,
silen ženimo hrup,
uboga gmajna, le vpup, le vkup,
le vkup, le vkup z menoj,
staro pravdo v mrak tulimo,
da se pretulimo skozi to zimo
#14
EXISTENCE BEFORE ESSENCE, FUCKWAD

anyway I tend to appreciate that sort of thing with conservatory roofs and rainy nights. Very relaxing
Last edited by Banjocal at Dec 3, 2016,
#15
someone playing accordion while i enjoyed my balcony sounds fantastic.

hehe, actually if i had more weed to smoke it'd help with the neighbors.

they're occasionally out there when i smoke a j and as soon as they smell it they go inside.

i should just go buy a weed scented candle.
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#16
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ye i get ya, i don't mind my neighbours but the balcony should be a place of chill. one of my neighbours plays the accordion in his shed like every morning. it used to annoy me but honestly i've grown fond of it. it's quiet enough that it's not really intrusive but it gives off a homely vibe, like listening to this in the background



headphones tho


My building's right next door to a church so we hear the organ on Sunday mornings, it's a similar sort of thing.
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#17
Balconies would be perfect if bees and wasps and other gross bugs didn't find a way to make hives on all of them.
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#18
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Balconies would be perfect if bees and wasps and other gross bugs didn't find a way to make hives on all of them.

lol the song i posted was about an old beekeeper

bees are great and fun to watch, wasps are just meh. don't be a panicky bitch around them and they won't do shit.

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My building's right next door to a church so we hear the organ on Sunday mornings, it's a similar sort of thing.

that sounds delightful


Gozd in gora poj,
silen ženimo hrup,
uboga gmajna, le vpup, le vkup,
le vkup, le vkup z menoj,
staro pravdo v mrak tulimo,
da se pretulimo skozi to zimo
Last edited by JamSessionFreak at Dec 3, 2016,
#19
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bees are great and fun to watch


Some bees are fun to watch, when I was younger there were tons of fuzzy bumblebees around that were mostly harmless.

Now though we have those super aggressive african bees everywhere and they are very much not fun.
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#20
ok nvm i probably wouldnt go outside ever if there were african bees present


Gozd in gora poj,
silen ženimo hrup,
uboga gmajna, le vpup, le vkup,
le vkup, le vkup z menoj,
staro pravdo v mrak tulimo,
da se pretulimo skozi to zimo
#21
Bees are chill. Wasps are little assholes who don't deserve the miracle of flight.


The times I really feel that my heart's melting on a balcony is whenever the sky gets that deep pink hue. I wish that was all the time. I don't care about experience dilution. Blue skies are uncommon here. It's either white/black.
#22
I'm in favour of any kind of abnormal room/home feature, balconies, attics, basements, cellars, understair cupboards and associated nooks and cranies are exciting places as a kid.
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#23
i was gonna go balcony for a bit, but opted for more basement time so i could puff on some gross roaches.
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#24
I only ever really used to use my balcony to smoke, but since I quit now I pretty much just use them to go 'nah it's too cold' and go back inside
#25
My grandparents have a balcony and there is much guitar playing that happens out there when I'm at there's and it's nice out

Balconies rule
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#26
Balconies are a bourgeois plot to give the working classes a false sense of empowerment, crumbs thrown by capitalists when greater rewards are in the grasp of the workers - a garden of your own, grow some grass, a plant, a tree. Build a shed!

Balconies are a feeble attempt at impeding working class insurrection, and are anti-revolutionary.
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#27
Used to live in an apartment in Toronto with a balcony, and the view was great, you could see the CN tower in the distance. I wish I could go back and play my guitar on that balcony again, light up a spliff while soaking up the city life below...
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#28
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bees are great and fun to watch

yes bees are excellent
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wasps are just meh. don't be a panicky bitch around them and they won't do shit.

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#29
I live in Scotland, so a rainwater butt and a balcony are pretty much the same thing.
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#30
one of the houses i grew up in had a balcony and it didm't have support pillars and it would creak every time you stepped on it and it was scary
will someone carry me across ten thousand miles under the silence
#31
playing instrtuments on a balcony sounds banter


i would also like to have various plants on my balcony. which doesnt include marijuana unless the balcony is nice and secluded in which case it does


Gozd in gora poj,
silen ženimo hrup,
uboga gmajna, le vpup, le vkup,
le vkup, le vkup z menoj,
staro pravdo v mrak tulimo,
da se pretulimo skozi to zimo
#32
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playing instrtuments on a balcony sounds banter


i would also like to have various plants on my balcony. which doesnt include marijuana unless the balcony is nice and secluded in which case it does


This summer I had raspberries, strawberries, basil, chives, parsley and a bunch of flowers my wife picked out.

Only the parsley and chives amounted to anything though annoyingly. Think i planted it all too late.
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#33
You can also jump off the balcony when a home invader invades your home and there is no way out.
There's no such thing; there never was. Where I am going you cannot follow me now.
#34
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You can also jump off the balcony when a home invader invades your home and there is no way out.
or at other times also
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#35
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or at other times also


like when you're drunk and want to scare someone below
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#36
I briefly lived in an apartment with a balcony a few years ago. wasnt a great view or anything (facing another balcony within the same complex) but i liked chilling there with my dog
#38
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wasps are chill okay
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#39
I only like balconies in summer so I don't mind not having one right now even though I've always lived in apartments with balconies prior to now.
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#40
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