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Old 08-01-2014, 07:02 PM
 
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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% is desert? Sounds like some hyperbole to make your point.

I personally think they're both gorgeous and beautiful in their own unique ways. Was just visiting family in Ohio and drove all over the state, especially around the Appalachian foothills. Remembered just how pretty it can (especially in the fall!).

Then I came back to my home in SF and was reminded of why I love it here, too.

They're both great, and I think we're lucky to have both regions in the same country.

 
Old 08-01-2014, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Perhaps the West has superior scenic natural beauty, but the East has superior manmade architectural beauty?
 
Old 08-01-2014, 07:36 PM
 
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Perhaps the West has superior scenic natural beauty, but the East has superior manmade architectural beauty?
I like the natural beauty of the eastern half of the country more appealing personally.
 
Old 08-01-2014, 10:11 PM
 
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I love the lush greenery of the east, but I dig the mountains of the west, so I can't say one is better than the other. Perhaps the Pacific Northwest has the best of both worlds.

For people who don't think the east coast has pretty scenery, Buzzfeed has some nice pics of the Adirondacks. Love the stars in the first pic. Enjoy!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewziegle...he-adirondacks
12 and 13 are stunning. Love the greenery in 12 and the sky in 13 with the silhouettes of the mountains and the setting sun shining through the clouds on only certain spots. Nice link!
 
Old 08-01-2014, 10:15 PM
 
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Perhaps the West has superior scenic natural beauty, but the East has superior manmade architectural beauty?
I very tentatively agree in a sense but some people may think this regardless:

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I like the natural beauty of the eastern half of the country more appealing personally.
And they are allowed to think the East is more beautiful for whatever reason.

There is no right or wrong answer. There is only the perceived "popular" answer. The best we can do is share pictures of both so people can see the beauty in both, and maybe not even have to decide - just appreciate both for what they are, and not trying to compare one to the other because again, as someone earlier said, they are both beautiful in their own unique ways. If they looked the same we wouldn't even be having this discussion because we wouldn't need to.
 
Old 08-01-2014, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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12 and 13 are stunning. Love the greenery in 12 and the sky in 13 with the silhouettes of the mountains and the setting sun shining through the clouds on only certain spots. Nice link!
Agreed. VERY stunning pics! Now I wanna go up there!
 
Old 08-01-2014, 10:21 PM
 
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Agreed. VERY stunning pics! Now I wanna go up there!
My brother is actually in/at Lake George right now at a friend's vacation home, I should have tagged along.
 
Old 08-01-2014, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I understand some people don't care for the desert, just as some don't care for the swamps of the Southeast. But I don't think people understand how beautiful the desert can be at times.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in San Diego County:




Palm Springs:




Phoenix:


 
Old 08-02-2014, 12:27 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I understand some people don't care for the desert, just as some don't care for the swamps of the Southeast. But I don't think people understand how beautiful the desert can be at times.
My favorite thing about living the desert are the desert skies. They're incredible!
 
Old 08-02-2014, 11:59 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Generally speaking, I find palm trees ugly. That's one of the reasons I like New Mexico as far as desert landscapes go...
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