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Old 09-05-2016, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Green grass, few trees, rolling hills, etc.? I'll post a couple pictures:

Scotland:




(Ireland and England look like this too but I couldn't find as good of pictures IMO).

I've looked at quite a few photos of United States landscapes and to my surprise, given how large of a country this is, I could not find one that looks similar to this one. Does it exist here?
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Old 09-05-2016, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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IIRC most of those Scottish landscapes are highly artificial, caused by centuries of grazing. Without human disturbance they would turn back into forest for the most part. The U.S. doesn't have landscapes like this because the rugged areas which were formerly grazed were basically abandoned for higher-yield areas.
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Old 09-05-2016, 02:55 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I've seen parts of California that almost resemble it:

http://maynardnambiar.com/developmen...ling-hills.jpg
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Old 09-05-2016, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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IIRC most of those Scottish landscapes are highly artificial, caused by centuries of grazing. Without human disturbance they would turn back into forest for the most part. The U.S. doesn't have landscapes like this because the rugged areas which were formerly grazed were basically abandoned for higher-yield areas.
The photos I posted seem rather mountainous, and despite having grass did have quite a few rocks. Does not seem to look the most ideal for grazing, even though the British Islands are rather small and, are also islands, I'm sure even there there would be better areas for grazing.

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I've seen parts of California that almost resemble it:

http://maynardnambiar.com/developmen...ling-hills.jpg
Where is this?
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Old 09-05-2016, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Pacific Northwest is probably the closest match.
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Old 09-05-2016, 05:12 PM
 
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Glasgow reminds me of SOHO in NYC.
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Old 09-05-2016, 06:06 PM
 
Location: New York, N.Y.
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The white mountains of New Hampshire in the alpine zones are a dead ringer of the mountainous regions of Scotland.
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Old 09-05-2016, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Pacific Northwest is probably the closest match.
Not sure I agree with that. Please share PNW places.

Alaska seems like a better comparison, atleast during summer. Alaska has many unforested mountain areas.

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Old 09-05-2016, 07:11 PM
 
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Maybe some parts of the Smoky Mountains? Especially the part in Virginia, which has less dense forest and more grazing lands?

It can be very foggy and wild looking, though it doesn't really look out onto the sea...
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Old 09-05-2016, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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The rolling hills of the great plains. South Dakota is a good example.
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