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jens Mar 27, 2011 11:24 AM

Brisbane

http://i56.tinypic.com/15zlbb5.jpg
Brisbane | high resolution: http://gigapan.org/gigapans/52418/

http://i56.tinypic.com/ket9pv.jpg

jens Apr 8, 2011 7:59 AM


jens Apr 8, 2011 8:01 AM

double post

Ex-Ithacan Apr 8, 2011 11:08 PM

Very nice pics jens. Sydney has a wonderful setting.

Cirrus Apr 14, 2011 8:15 PM

Providence:
http://news.beloblog.com/ProJo_Blogs...shipstprov.jpg

from http://news.beloblog.com/ProJo_Blogs...n-end-the.html

Dylan Leblanc Apr 26, 2011 10:45 PM

Here's a photo I took of Spokane WA while flying from New York to Seattle in February.


jtk1519 Apr 27, 2011 11:50 AM

Don't know if these really belong here, but they are aerial pics of Dallas.... from 1933-34 (pop. ~265,000)...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/139/3...dfe0b8f1_b.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/143/3...4aa83191_b.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/141/3...94e5793f_b.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bmoulton/

ColDayMan Apr 27, 2011 2:34 PM

Great aerials!

Cirrus Apr 27, 2011 2:43 PM

Washington, by flickr user Bill in DC

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/68/21...85f98e27_o.jpg

10023 Apr 27, 2011 3:57 PM

The layout of Dallas is really odd when you think about it. In those old aerials (especially the first one) it looks like a river city, like St. Louis, except there's no real river just a big flood plain. And then it the second one it's got this massive gap/gash running through the middle with more development on the other side.

They never would due to cost, but it would be funny if they just went whole hog and built a giant, graceful suspension bridge over the flood channel like it was a massive river.

jg6544 Apr 27, 2011 4:18 PM

I think the founders of the city expected Dallas to become a "river city" and the notion of deepening the Trinity River all the way to the Gulf so it could accommodate cargo vessels was around into the '60s. Utter nonsense, of course. The other strange thing about Dallas' layout is that the original plan, a conventional grid, seems to have been abandoned fairly early on and all the streets just shot off at angles from the grid.

The reason for that flood plain is that it's a real flood plain. The Trinity used to be subject to severe flooding before they built dams upstream from Dallas and Ft. Worth.

M II A II R II K Apr 27, 2011 6:53 PM

http://www.submitarchive.com/upload/...om_the_sky.php




http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3148/...f3aa8096_o.jpg




http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3084/...140e2277_o.jpg




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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3169/...c5f94368_o.jpg




http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3085/...9ff60ecd_o.jpg




http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3030/...fbee2f3b_o.jpg




http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3075/...4c93d96b_o.jpg




http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/...3b7fa24d_o.jpg




http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3076/...80e7cc90_o.jpg




http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3048/...c7ca93a8_o.jpg




http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3043/...e0c1d27f_o.jpg

M II A II R II K Apr 30, 2011 2:37 PM

"Chicago From the Sky: A Region Transformed."


http://www.chicagotribune.com/entert...1.photogallery

http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/...4/61046472.jpg

http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/...4/61046527.jpg

http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/...4/61046528.jpg

Dylan Leblanc Apr 30, 2011 10:34 PM

Das es Salaam, Tanzania


http://www.tzaffairs.org/2011/01/dar...truction-boom/

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/96/24...e4d6c573_b.jpg
kilimanjaro kempinski hotel dar-es-salaam by antoine_lattouf, on Flickr

Dylan Leblanc May 1, 2011 5:56 AM

another

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5177/...cf2a0aa7_o.jpg
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania by aneye4apicture, on Flickr

rantanamo May 1, 2011 8:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 10023 (Post 5257162)
The layout of Dallas is really odd when you think about it. In those old aerials (especially the first one) it looks like a river city, like St. Louis, except there's no real river just a big flood plain. And then it the second one it's got this massive gap/gash running through the middle with more development on the other side.

They never would due to cost, but it would be funny if they just went whole hog and built a giant, graceful suspension bridge over the flood channel like it was a massive river.

I'm guessing you're just joking, but they are building a suspension bridge over the flood plain right now that will be completed this year, and will be building another after it.

There is/was a river there. It flooded downtown and surrounding areas so a flood plain and levees were built in the 1930s.

Coldrsx May 4, 2011 4:57 PM

Edmonton

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5146/...32405336_b.jpg
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5146/...32405336_b.jpg)

Coldrsx May 6, 2011 4:37 PM

More Edmonton

Downtown
http://bear.sbszoo.com/bear7-8/images8/lrg/009h.jpg
(http://bear.sbszoo.com/bear7-8/images8/lrg/009h.jpg)

10023 May 6, 2011 5:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rantanamo (Post 5261548)
I'm guessing you're just joking, but they are building a suspension bridge over the flood plain right now that will be completed this year, and will be building another after it.

There is/was a river there. It flooded downtown and surrounding areas so a flood plain and levees were built in the 1930s.

Really? That's interesting. I would have thought that a suspension bridge would not be the most cost-effective way to span the flood plan (given that any bridge crossing would not need to be very high, and I would assume it's easy to construct a causeway bridge when it's not flooded).

10023 May 6, 2011 5:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by M II A II R II K (Post 5260825)
"Chicago From the Sky: A Region Transformed."

Some of these before and after shots are amazing:

I-55 Corridor, Will County (1990):
http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/...4/61046488.jpg

I-55 Corridor, Will County (2010):
http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/...4/61046470.jpg


South end of Grant Park (1998):
http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/...4/61046517.jpg

South end of Grant Park (2010):
http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/...4/61046515.jpg


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