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Favorite City Skylines?

  1. Boston

    2 vote(s)
    5.6%
  2. New York

    7 vote(s)
    19.4%
  3. Chicago

    11 vote(s)
    30.6%
  4. Los Angeles

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Houston

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Philadelphia

    2 vote(s)
    5.6%
  7. Seattle

    10 vote(s)
    27.8%
  8. Calgery

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Vancouver

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Toronto

    4 vote(s)
    11.1%
  1. Feb 24, 2008 #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:

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    New York:

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    Chicago:

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    Los Angeles:

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    Houston:

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    Philadelphia:

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    Seattle:

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

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    More to pictures to come.
     
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    Home.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2008 #3

    G01

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    Nice picture Cyrus.
     
  5. Feb 24, 2008 #4
    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.
     
  6. Feb 24, 2008 #5

    lisab

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    Wow, that's a great shot. I've never seen DC from that angle.
     
  7. Feb 24, 2008 #6

    G01

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    Vancouver:

    [​IMG]

    Toronto:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Feb 24, 2008 #7
    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.
     
  9. Feb 24, 2008 #8
    The Boston skyline at night is amazing.
     
  10. Feb 24, 2008 #9
    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).
     
  11. Feb 24, 2008 #10
    Good man, Wildman, good man.
     
  12. Feb 25, 2008 #11
    I've only seen Chicago in person, of those listed, but I really like the skyline here so that's my vote.
     
  13. Feb 25, 2008 #12
    Vancouver has much nicer mountains than Seattle, but I went with Toronto, because the question was about skyline, not surrounding area...
     
  14. Feb 25, 2008 #13

    Astronuc

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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:
     
  15. Feb 25, 2008 #14

    lisab

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    San Francisco has a beautiful skyline, with the bridges and all. But I went with Seattle - I'm biased!
     
  16. Feb 25, 2008 #15
    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.
     
  17. Feb 25, 2008 #16
    Melbourne looks lovely. Nice use of colors in the buildings.
     
  18. Feb 25, 2008 #17

    jtbell

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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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  19. Feb 25, 2008 #18
    Toronto.

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  20. Feb 25, 2008 #19

    Astronuc

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    Cities look nice at dusk or night when the lights go on.
     
  21. Feb 25, 2008 #20

    G01

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    What neighborhood did you take that Chicago picture from jtbell?
     
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