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Old 03-23-2018, 01:13 PM
 
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Then it's not a good argument against Atlanta's scenery. You may as well dismiss Seattle's scenery just because the rest of the PNW has similar features.
I don't see Seattle of any PNW city being named as underrated on here.
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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85% of Atlanta looks like this:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/17...!4d-84.4161219

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.7538...7i13312!8i6656

These are some of the nicer parts of the city, and they're just meh:

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.7844...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.7648...7i13312!8i6656

Atlanta has a nice skyline, and I guess, a nice tree canopy. There are some really nice areas (like most cities), but on the whole, there's nothing particularly attractive about the city of Atlanta, and the ugly parts lack character.
Doesn't Atlanta have some lower-density suburbs with very tall trees?
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:17 PM
 
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While I don't like the city too much on a personal level, whenever I'm in Las Vegas I just love the view of The Strip skyscrapers set against the mountain backdrop while driving north on the 15.
And a not-so-far drive outside the city exposes some pretty sights and wild burros.
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:21 PM
 
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Doesn't Atlanta have some lower-density suburbs with very tall trees?
Looks like the tallest tree canopies are on the West Coast and the tree heights on the Eastern Half are pretty similar.



https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IO...w.php?id=44717
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Looks like the tallest tree canopies are on the West Coast and the tree heights on the Eastern Half are pretty similar.



https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IO...w.php?id=44717
Nice! Weird that the Southern California mountains are omitted.
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:26 PM
 
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Nice! Weird that the Southern California mountains are omitted.
Not sure, maybe they are not densely forested enough to count?

Nasa also seems to leave them off.

https://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/fe...eight-map.html

Below is also the tallest average height of trees for the Eastern States.

1. North Carolina (176.4’) (average height of three tallest species)
2. South Carolina (169.0’)
3. Tennessee (168.6’)
4. Georgia (165.2’)
5. Pennsylvania (156.7’)
6. New York (155.8’)
7. Maryland (149.3’)
8. Massachusetts (149.1’)
9. Virginia (147.9’)
10. Michigan (143.9')
11. New Hampshire (134.5’)
12. Illinois (128.7’)
13. Connecticut (128.6’)
14. Ohio (127.8’)
15. Kentucky (125.6’)
http://www.nativetreesociety.org/big...s_by_state.htm
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:29 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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I don't see Seattle of any PNW city being named as underrated on here.
Precisely. Despite Seattle and the PNW cities having that same coniferous landscape/topography combo, none of those cities have their scenery dismissed for somehow not being unique. Yet here you are trying to argue against Atlanta's scenery because other areas of the Piedmont offer the same.

And therein lies the crux of where posters feel that cities like Atlanta are underrated in their scenery.
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:33 PM
 
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Precisely. Despite Seattle and the PNW cities having that same coniferous landscape/topography combo, none of those cities have their scenery dismissed for somehow not being unique. Yet here you are trying to argue against Atlanta's scenery because other areas of the Piedmont offer the same.

And therein lies the crux of where posters feel that cities like Atlanta are underrated in their scenery.
I guess if you think the landscape of the Appalachian foothills are equal to the beauty of the Pacific NW.

Agree to disagree. I don't think it's underrated at all. You hear about it on here all the time.
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Old 03-23-2018, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Not sure, maybe they are not densely forested enough to count?

Nasa also seems to leave them off.

https://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/fe...eight-map.html
Odd:

Idyllwild:
https://goo.gl/maps/HnupDZDyLhT2

Forest Falls:
https://goo.gl/maps/1FeVgzepadN2

Big Bear Lake:
https://goo.gl/maps/sGp5qjbHf372

Running Springs:
https://goo.gl/maps/CtswfFQXB4B2

Rimforest:
https://goo.gl/maps/EtPeUKRK5uE2

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Old 03-23-2018, 01:39 PM
 
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