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Old 08-05-2011, 08:57 PM
 
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I think Providence, any direction you reach a crest of a hill (smith, federal, college) you are looking Down at the tallest buildings in town 1/2 mile away. What do you think is the least impressive entrance. Thanks to chikid for getting me thinking.
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Somewhere
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Probably Rochester NY... really boring, and dead.
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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If you enter LA from the East... or the South... or... well... basically anywhere... it's not all that impressive just because of how far it sprawls. You don't have any bridges going in that present a grand entrance like NYC or SF, and if you take the 405 south to get into the city, it looks way nicer, surrounded by hills with multi-million dollar houses, but you don't get a cluster of skyscrapers.
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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If you enter LA from the East... or the South... or... well... basically anywhere... it's not all that impressive just because of how far it sprawls. You don't have any bridges going in that present a grand entrance like NYC or SF, and if you take the 405 south to get into the city, it looks way nicer, surrounded by hills with multi-million dollar houses, but you don't get a cluster of skyscrapers.
I agree. From the 5south is the least impressive imo. And the best for a downtown view is coming in from the 10 west. LA's most impressive entrance is at night coming in from the air.
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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I agree. From the 5south is the least impressive imo. And the best for a downtown view is coming in from the 10 west. LA's most impressive entrance is at night coming in from the air.
The only problem with coming in off the 10W is that you drive through some areas of LA that you can see are a bit run-down despite the freeway walls... when I was moving there from MA and that was my route, it was a bit underwhelming, even though I knew I wanted to live there. Coming from the South on the 5 is the same deal... you just go through one of the less-pleasant areas of LA and it's not the best for making an impression!
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