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Old 07-26-2014, 01:13 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I disagree, because a farm is manmade, and is therefore an eye sore. At least mountains are untouched natural beauty. Nothing turns me off more than seeing farm land. I mean, it's not that bad, but still. It's cultivated land.
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Nope, not me. Farms just look boring and tree-less and the land looks ruined by man. I'd rather see natural surface on the ground (i.e. trees, shrubs, dirt, whatever) than crops that someone planted. Farms are manmade property, which is a turn off to me. I'd rather see untouched land.
Mountains can be 'touched' property, too.

Honestly, which view do you prefer?

Oregon Mountains

Pennsylvania Farmland



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Nobody is desputing that those places are pretty, as are other spots out East...but the mountains in the West are much more majestic, especially places like Hawaii, Northern California, Washington, Oregon and Colorado.

New Mexico is also a very gorgeous state.
Majesty is not everything. Is Buckingham Palace a more beautiful house than a humble Tudor?

Buckingham Palace

Tudor Farmhouse

Personally, the latter house fills my heart with a warmth that a palace could never touch.

Likewise, a vista of the cloud shrouded Catskills rising up from the Hudson River in New York does more for me than Western mountains. Sure, some mountains in the West will make me gasp in astonishment, but they are not as beautiful to me as the East's.

We all have different criteria for beauty of all kinds. True beauty is that which evokes an emotional response. Some people are drawn to beauty to overwhelms their senses. To these people, size and stark contrasts, like massifs of stone rising above a belt of spruce over a desert plain. To others, finding a diversity of flowering plants and trees, not just green but more greens than there are words in our language, and myriad tumbling brooks of the eastern woodlands is the definition of beauty.

One of the biggest thing to me for defining what I consider beauty is scent. I have never been in a forest in the West with the right scent. I mean, it is complex. You cant just say well this mountain is 12,000 ft. and thus more beautiful than this mountain that is only 10,000 ft. I actually had someone use this in an argument why the Sangre de Christos in northern New Mexico are objectively more beautiful than the Sandias in central New Mexico.

 
Old 07-26-2014, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I see your point...but that is an unfair comparison of the mountains in Oregon. That was clearly deforested. This is what Oregon's mountains tend to look like:



Pennsylvania is beautiful, and I like the look of the farms. But Oregon, in my opinion, is far more stunning.
 
Old 07-26-2014, 02:31 PM
 
Location: LBC
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Originally Posted by ABQConvict View Post
Mountains can be 'touched' property, too.

Honestly, which view do you prefer?

Oregon Mountains

Pennsylvania Farmland
Please. That's like this using this https://www.google.com/search?q=west...ih=708&dpr=0.9 as representative of the Appalachians.
 
Old 07-26-2014, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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^^Yup, like I said. That poster came across as a troll.
 
Old 07-26-2014, 02:43 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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The West is more dramatic and varied but there is a certain calm beauty about the forever green landscape and dense, leafy trees (in the spring and summer) of the East, and certainly it's hard to beat Autumn in New England.
 
Old 07-26-2014, 02:56 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Originally Posted by Hawaii4evr View Post
I see your point...but that is an unfair comparison of the mountains in Oregon. That was clearly deforested. This is what Oregon's mountains tend to look like:

Pennsylvania is beautiful, and I like the look of the farms. But Oregon, in my opinion, is far more stunning.
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Please. That's like this using this https://www.google.com/search?q=west...ih=708&dpr=0.9 as representative of the Appalachians.
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^^Yup, like I said. That poster came across as a troll.
If you go back and actually read my post you will find that the pictures chosen were set in a context.

Let me explain, nep321 said that she preferred mountains to farmland because farmland is 'touched by human hands'.

So I quoted the post explaining that view, and replied,

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Mountains can be 'touched' property, too.
Then I used that photo of a clear cut, in contrast with some farmland, to show that mountains are not immune from human activity, and that some human activity in nature can be perceived positively, like farms, and some negatively, like clear cuts.

But if you don't actually read, you might conclude that I am a troll. Or one might argue that someone who willfully or ignorantly misconstrues another's post in order to reinforce their own argument is a troll.
 
Old 07-26-2014, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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I find the East to be quite depressing.
 
Old 07-26-2014, 06:14 PM
 
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^^Yup, like I said. That poster came across as a troll.
You don't know the meaning of the word troll. ABQConvict is absolutely not a troll.
 
Old 07-26-2014, 08:02 PM
 
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It is weird that people see mountains and farms as separate. I live in the Rocky Mountains and there are farms and ranches all over up here....
 
Old 07-26-2014, 08:08 PM
 
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It is weird that people see mountains and farms as separate. I live in the Rocky Mountains and there are farms and ranches all over up here....
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.
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