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peanut gallery Jan 12, 2010 10:35 PM

I don't have any nearly as nice as those already posted, but here are a couple fairly recent ones I shot.

Las Vegas:

San Francisco from Mt. Tamalpais:

pj3000 Jan 12, 2010 11:58 PM

Very cool thread.

And what a pretty city Las Vegas is...

Originally Posted by peanut gallery (Post 4647024)

pj3000 Jan 13, 2010 4:39 AM


Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas (Post 4639813)
That first shot of Detroit is great. Any one of those buildings would be a landmark in Austin, in Detroit they don't even stand out.

I agree. Great views on Detroit!

pwright1 Jan 13, 2010 8:11 AM

San Francisco
San Francisco


Mt. Rainier Washington

brickell Jan 13, 2010 3:10 PM


SLO Jan 13, 2010 3:11 PM

^^very nice
And those SF shots are great, good to see Stanford as well.

Lexy Jan 13, 2010 7:35 PM

A few from me. Apologize ahead of time for the photo size, but with some of the clients I deal with larger is better.

Nashville, Tennessee

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Houston, Texas

Chicago, Illinois

SouthmoreAve Jan 13, 2010 11:53 PM

Downtown Houston
Baytown and La Porte
flickr jason tinder

Austinlee Jan 14, 2010 1:10 AM

Credit: mrherodotus

NYguy Jan 15, 2010 9:20 AM


Originally Posted by peanut gallery (Post 4647024)
I don't have any nearly as nice as those already posted,
but here are a couple fairly recent ones I shot.

It's ok. These are found photos anyway.

A classic Downtown Manhattan aerial from avaloncm

A not-so-classic view (Uptown)


More Manhattan from james rawimages

Darkoshvilli Jan 15, 2010 11:28 AM


plinko Jan 17, 2010 10:26 PM

Sorry if it's too's some that I've taken over the years...

Channel Islands National Park



Dallas - Love Field

Dallas - Galleria Area

North Dallas 40

Downtown Dallas

Fort Hood - Killeen, Texas

Glendale, CA

LAX - Westchester

LA - single family density

LA - the concrete jungle

LA - Downtown

West LA

Ventura Boulevard - Sherman Oaks

LA - Century City

Sierra Towers - West Hollywood

LA - Mid City

LA - Downtown

LA - Wilshire Corridor

LA - multi-family density


Palm Springs



Phoenix - Papago Park / Camelback Mountain

Phoenix - Downtown

Tempe - special to me due to the fact that I designed the 5 level parking structure and attached office building in the center of the picture...

San Jose

Santa Cruz, CA

University of California at Santa Barbara

The Woodlands, Texas

TXLove Jan 17, 2010 11:20 PM

Awesome thread! Have I ever mentioned I love aerials! This is some serious from above love!

Dylan Leblanc Jan 18, 2010 1:37 AM

Awesome everyone, thanks for keeping this thread going! :tup:

Here's a recent one of Vancouver with the Olympics athelete's village in the foreground. The photo os from the City of Vancouver media gallery -

10023 Jan 18, 2010 2:20 AM


Originally Posted by Dylan Leblanc (Post 4638705)
Fort Worth

RamblingRed on flickr

How does a city even come to look like this? And Forth Worth isn't a late 20th century city even, is it? What factors led to this odd island of a few highrises completely disconnected from anything else? Did they level all of the surrounding neighborhoods?

LMich Jan 18, 2010 7:11 AM

Google the Trinity River flood plain, take a look at a map of Fort Worth, and then also try and tone down your perpetual and incredible negative judging of everything that doesn't match up perfectly to your tender and undeniably smug sensibilities and worldview...Jeeze.

Dylan Leblanc Jan 18, 2010 5:46 PM

lol, do you two know each other from somewhere?

llamaorama Jan 18, 2010 8:52 PM

This is only based on the black and white photos I've seen posted on other forums, but I think a lot of downtown was surrounded by low rise industrial and rail uses and gritty working class areas. Nothing terribly exciting.

"Hell's half acre" had it survived could have been a cool gentrification opportunity though. However that AFAIK was torn down to build the convention center and water gardens, not just left as vacant land.

Also some things were saved, like the T&P depot

Cory Jan 19, 2010 12:44 AM

Interstate 580 cutting through Oakland, CA

ImipolexG @ flickr

Berkeley, CA

ImipolexG @ flickr

Metro Matt Jan 19, 2010 6:54 AM

Holy shit look how lush & GREEN The Woodlands is from above!!! Absolutely nothing else like it in Texas that's for sure. Where else can you find a superbly planned master community combined with dense urban development & a 450 ft. tall lone skyscraper popping up out of the woods? Not to mention an absolutely beautiful championship golf course & top notch performance venue.

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