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Old 07-26-2014, 08:48 PM
 
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I made a comment a couple pages back in regards to how some people find flat farmland beautiful, and even rolling hills - because farms can also be cultivated on not so flat land. People tend to associate farms with flatness, but farms aren't always found on flat land. In Italy along the Amalfi coast, they grow crops right into the side of seaside cliffs - I have pictures from my trip of steep land that was slightly altered in order to create farms, right alongside the Mediterranean. Upstate NY, to me, is associated with both farms and mountains.
Yup, around here you can't drive through any of the valleys without seeing a barn or stables or something. Even higher up if the land is flat *enough*.

I find farm land to often be very picturesque. It seems like one poster thinks it isn't... their loss.

 
Old 07-26-2014, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Outer Space
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The West has far more dramatic scenery. I remember the first time I saw the Rockies when I was 20. They were entrancing, far more interesting to look at than the Appalachians. The same with the Cascades and her volcanoes some years later. I live in a state with deserts, rainforests, two mountain ranges, volcanoes, rugged coastlines, a fjord, glaciers, etc. It has spoiled me for a lot of other places, let me tell you.

Doesn't mean I don't think there isn't anything to write home about back east. The Great Lakes immediately come to mind. When I move back east eventually, it will be to the west coast of Michigan.
 
Old 07-26-2014, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Juneau
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Yeah yeah mountains, yadda yadda yadda. Overall I find the east more beautiful. Sure it has nothing as rugged as Glacier National Park but the reality is 70 percent of the West is desert and scrub. Overall I find back east more consistently beautiful.
70%?

I guess we all have our own tastes, but I find the West, particularly the Nortwest to be by far the most beautiful region of the nation.
 
Old 07-26-2014, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I think we can get a better representation of the west than a pic of a deserted road!Attachment 133415

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Honestly, the picture of the east wasn't that great, either.
 
Old 07-26-2014, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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We got Hawaii-warmest, clearest, and best beaches in the US and while FL is beautiful...it ain't no Hawaii.
I thought we were discussing the continental US.
 
Old 07-26-2014, 10:19 PM
 
Location: CO
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I do.

I think this looks better than this. I can't stand arid places.
And I love big sky. Can't see it back East.
 
Old 07-26-2014, 10:59 PM
 
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Travelled to most of the states in the Union, I do appreciate all types of scenery. Every single state has something unique that no other State has, it only takes time to discover it. Beauty is in small things and sometimes it takes more than one visit to see it all.

Being from Europe originally, the East feels more like home to me, but thats just individual subjective feeling. In terms of diversity of nature and amount of national parks between East and West I do have to vote for West.

Also. People here are mostly comparing East and West, omitting other parts of the country. Besides the East I really find the Midwest very nice. You can't beat the big skies and sunset on prairies in Nebraska and Kansas.
 
Old 07-26-2014, 11:02 PM
 
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Some Northeast pics, at least one from every state in no particular order.

Niagara Falls, New York


Fall in Vermont


Gay Head Clay Cliffs, Aquinnah on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts


Gay Head Cliffs


Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, New Jersey/Pennsylvania


Delaware Water Gap


Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey


Lake George, New York


Mount Washington, New Hampshire


Watch Hill, Rhode Island


Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine


Acadia


Oxford, Connecticut


Greenwood Lake, New York


Camel's Hump Mountain, Vermont
 
Old 07-27-2014, 02:34 AM
 
Location: In the hot spot!
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Very nice!
 
Old 07-27-2014, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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i thought you hate mountains, and find them ugly. Why are you posting pics of them, then?

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Originally Posted by JerseyGirl415 View Post
Some Northeast pics, at least one from every state in no particular order.

Niagara Falls, New York


Fall in Vermont


Gay Head Clay Cliffs, Aquinnah on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts


Gay Head Cliffs


Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, New Jersey/Pennsylvania


Delaware Water Gap


Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey


Lake George, New York


Mount Washington, New Hampshire


Watch Hill, Rhode Island


Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine


Acadia


Oxford, Connecticut


Greenwood Lake, New York


Camel's Hump Mountain, Vermont
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