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jens Jun 24, 2012 7:30 AM


jens Jun 26, 2012 2:17 PM

Los Angeles

rhuck Jun 27, 2012 2:25 AM


Originally Posted by photoLith (Post 5739871)
Man, highways really fucked that city up, what a shame.

If you're referring to Providence, the small strip of highway you see in the center has been demolished since that picture was taken. It's going to be developed into more university space and possibly even some highrises in the future.

summersm343 Jul 3, 2012 7:04 PM

Found another fantastic aerial of Philadelphia

Trantor Jul 4, 2012 2:19 PM

Porto Alegre

all photos by Gerson Ibias, posted at this SSC thread

photoLith Jul 4, 2012 3:42 PM

Photos I took in New Orleans, not really aerials, but oh well.
Warehouse District
The French Quarter
Part of the CBD
Algiers, across from the French Quarter and then of course, thats the Mississippi River.

Then another kind of aerial of Galveston, TX historic East End neighborhood from last month.

kingchef Jul 10, 2012 12:27 AM

the expanse of shanghai is impressive, but the close-ups of places in the city center are really impressive. the really like the whites next to the Sapphire glass buildings. it is really a nice-looking city. one of my favorites. too, it seems that Australia has some really nice photographic cities. brisbane, sydney, melbourne and perth. take in consideration of mountains, deserts, oceans, etc., you've got yourself quite a deal to photograph.

liked the comment made by applejack re: detroit. my dad is from there and recently retired as an executive w/ ford motor. i went to private school near bloomfield hills, as we lived in that community. it was a nice area then and now. detroit has some good angles to photograph the cbd. i agree, someone must have gone out of the way to take the most unflattering approaches to detroit. this person must have taught the same photographer that photographs memphis. it has only been recently that half of the downtown has even appeared in photos. it really will be nice to see a photo, which includes all of the north, south, east, west side of the city in a pano shot.

Jeff Jul 11, 2012 11:34 PM


taken from the winnipeg free press website

M II A II R II K Jul 12, 2012 6:48 PM


Tony Jul 12, 2012 7:50 PM

Hong Kong:
Aerial IMG_5144 by SSP Tony, on Flickr

New York City:
IMG_7763 by SSP Tony, on Flickr
IMG_7750 by SSP Tony, on Flickr

brickell Jul 12, 2012 8:05 PM

Magic Kingdom - Disney World
Magic Kingdom Entrance by aerog-pix, on Flickr

M II A II R II K Jul 13, 2012 2:57 AM


photoLith Jul 13, 2012 3:49 AM

Disgusting. How ridiculously wasteful and inept does one have to be to buy a gigantic McMansion in the middle of the desert on a man made pond in a region whose water supply is incredibly limited and dwindling?

Saturnfromboise Jul 13, 2012 4:20 AM

Some more Seattle..

Downtown Seattle (foreground) DT Bellevue (background)
Author: Jelson25

One of my favorites! Although im not sure how old it is. Thatcher photography

photoLith Jul 13, 2012 1:36 PM

Wow, what an absolutely gorgeous city.

Dylan Leblanc Jul 13, 2012 9:52 PM
Milwaukee harbor by briethe, on Flickr
Milwaukee Skyline by willkommen, on Flickr

KnoxfordGuy Jul 16, 2012 7:13 PM


Originally Posted by photoLith (Post 5764023)
Disgusting. How ridiculously wasteful and inept does one have to be to buy a gigantic McMansion in the middle of the desert on a man made pond in a region whose water supply is incredibly limited and dwindling?

Agreed! I saw that pic and felt sick. Not a sustainable way of life! :S

Don B. Jul 16, 2012 8:30 PM

^ Rest assured all cities have sprawl to some degree or the other, and Phoenix actually uses less water per capita than almost any other major U.S. city. Phoenix has done a better job of preserving what water we do have, and due to the "water credit" that we get when farms are replaced with subdivisions (water credit because farming operations uses way more water than single family homes), Phoenix has actually been increasing her reserves of available water since World War II, despite a massive increase in population from 150,000 in 1940 to 4.3 million today. SRP and other water providers in Phoenix estimate that with the currently available water supply, Phoenix alone could support a population of about 12 million. Keep in mind Phoenix uses little water from the Colorado via the Central Arizona Project aquaduct, as most of that water is recharged into the water table to replenish the aquifers. Even if the Colorado were to simply dry up, that loss of water would hurt Arizona's farmers more than Phoenix itself. Arizona gets about 2.8 million acre-feet of water per year from the Colorado. California gets 4.4 million, so they would be impacted even more than Arizona.

I found two spectacular Minneapolis/St. Paul aerial shots on Facebook and rehosted them on my website so I'm not using up Channel 11's bandwidth there. Here they are:


St. Paul:

Copyright: Channel 11 News in Minneapolis (KARE News), and photographer Nate Anderson.


jens Jul 18, 2012 5:20 AM

The Cirque du Soleil OVO balloon flying over Brisbane by Picture This Ballooning, on Flickr
The Cirque du Soleil OVO balloon flying over Brisbane by Picture This Ballooning, on Flickr

kingchef Jul 18, 2012 8:20 PM

minneapolis appears to be much smaller during the day light. i guess i am more drawn to recollect its night photos. too, could be the angle w/out any of st. paul in the background. it seems dual cities make a much larger deal over being distinct cities in this day and time than 20 or 30 years ago. i guess standing on their own merits in the photos gives a visitor a good idea of the actual city proper sizes. they are both attractive, and even though i have always been aware that st. paul was smaller than minneapolis, it is obvious the density of st. paul in its core is much smaller. i do understand that the city has worked on that some.

btw, particularly good photo of la, milwaukee, and, of course, one of my favorities, philly.

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