Favorite City Skylines?

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Which city has the best skyline?

  • Boston

    Votes: 2 5.6%
  • New York

    Votes: 7 19.4%
  • Chicago

    Votes: 11 30.6%
  • Los Angeles

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Houston

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Philadelphia

    Votes: 2 5.6%
  • Seattle

    Votes: 10 27.8%
  • Calgery

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Vancouver

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Toronto

    Votes: 4 11.1%

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  • #1
G01
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I saw a thread similar to this on another forum and thought it would be cool to see what the PF consensus is on the best City Skyline. I've limited the options to Cities in US and Canada. Maybe we can open a poll on world cities if so desired. Also, I have picked mostly bigger cities. Again, if desired, we can always start a poll on medium and smaller city skylines.

Here are some pics I chose off of Google Image of the skylines for the cities listed in the poll:

Boston:

http://www.knowledgerush.com/wiki_image/3/31/Boston_skyline_daytime.jpg

New York:

http://www.visitingdc.com/images/new-york-skyline-picture.jpg [Broken]

Chicago:

http://www.aacn.org/chapters%5Cnwcac.nsf/5824F6B0BBE6011388256EEE007AB6C9/$FILE/Chicago+Skyline.jpg [Broken]

Los Angeles:

http://www.geocities.com/los_angeles_coast/Los_Angeles_Skyline_In_Winter.jpg


Houston:

http://www.damicoproperties.com/files/245851/houston_skyline_from_white_oak_bridge.jpg [Broken]

Philadelphia:

http://cache.virtualtourist.com/2474784-Skyline_from_the_river_2004-Philadelphia.jpg

Seattle:

Seattle_Skyline_Referral_Postcard.jpg


Calgary(Sorry to anyone from here for spelling it wrong in the poll...):

http://www.cdicinspections.com/images/skyline4bordered.jpg [Broken]
More to pictures to come.
 
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http://www.givecars.com/images/DC_skyline.jpg [Broken]

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Nice picture Cyrus.
 
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I'll try and get some of my pictures of Seattle's skyline up. May have to wait till I can get access to highspeed though.
 
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http://www.givecars.com/images/DC_skyline.jpg [Broken]

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Wow, that's a great shot. I've never seen DC from that angle.
 
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Vancouver:

http://www.mygreenelement.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/skyline.jpg [Broken]

Toronto:

http://www.businessinnovationinsider.com/Toronto_Skyline_.jpg [Broken]
 
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Wow, that's a great shot. I've never seen DC from that angle.
They took that picture on the other side of the GW parkway (VA looking over the river to DC). I drive it so often I probably know exactly where they stood.
 
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The Boston skyline at night is amazing.
 
  • #9
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Seattle is a no brainer. It is surrounded by spectacular mountains and a beautiful bay. It is my favorite city but far (except for the traffic which is horrible).
 
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Good man, Wildman, good man.
 
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I've only seen Chicago in person, of those listed, but I really like the skyline here so that's my vote.
 
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Vancouver has much nicer mountains than Seattle, but I went with Toronto, because the question was about skyline, not surrounding area...
 
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I'd have to go with Seattle of the pictures shown so far.

To be fair though, the images should be taken at approximately the same distance and perhaps in the direction of the most favorable view/backdrop. Close up, the cities don't look particularly attractive - just grey, dirty and crowded.

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or

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Melbourne, Vic, Aus

:biggrin:
 
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San Francisco has a beautiful skyline, with the bridges and all. But I went with Seattle - I'm biased!
 
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I don't have a photo to post, but I am partial to Ong's Hat as you come upon it from the direction of Scrapetown. I go there once a month for supplies and I always get an electric buzz from the tall buildings there. Ma Hogue's house was built up to three stories a couple of years ago you know.
 
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I'd have to go with Seattle of the pictures shown so far.

To be fair though, the images should be taken at approximately the same distance and perhaps in the direction of the most favorable view/backdrop. Close up, the cities don't look particularly attractive - just grey, dirty and crowded.

500x500_8064bdc5e86e5f6b90949f7424a42b3a.jpg


Melbourne, Vic, Aus

:biggrin:
Melbourne looks lovely. Nice use of colors in the buildings.
 
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Here's another view of Calgary from my brief visit a few years ago.

Oops, I'd better attach this... my server is set up to block hotlinking.

But as a native Midwesterner, I'm partial to Chicago, so that's what I'm going to cast my vote for. :smile:
 

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Toronto.

Toronto20Skyline20Photo1.jpg
 
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Cities look nice at dusk or night when the lights go on.
 
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Here's another view of Calgary from my brief visit a few years ago.

Oops, I'd better attach this... my server is set up to block hotlinking.

But as a native Midwesterner, I'm partial to Chicago, so that's what I'm going to cast my vote for. :smile:
What neighborhood did you take that Chicago picture from jtbell?
 
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Of the cities in the poll, Chicago is my favorite. Boston looks OK at night, but I get the heebie-jeebies just thinking about the horrible traffic and rude drivers in that town, so that might have put me off.:rolleyes:
 
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I'd rather go old school

http://www3.nationalgeographic.com/places/images/photos/photo_lg_istanbul.jpg

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http://uebermorgentau.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/istanbul_bridge_wp1.jpg [Broken]
 
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Thats not a skyline grave, thats just one building.
 
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There are actually a number of different mosques illustrated, but as a skyline, that city falls short. I'm impressed by the longevity of such slender minarets. How do they withstand earthquakes, storms, etc for centuries?!
 
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There are actually a number of different mosques illustrated, but as a skyline, that city falls short. I'm impressed by the longevity of such slender minarets. How do they withstand earthquakes, storms, etc for centuries?!
You mean millennia?
 

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