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Old 03-21-2018, 06:00 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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^^ Yes, I said that. But at least that part of 45 offers better (and more interesting) landscaping than 45N.
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Old 03-21-2018, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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I disagree with Nashville. I will say the surrounding mountains and hills are beautiful, but after that I don't find there too much interesting things going on with aesthetics. Don't get me wrong I am not saying it's ugly by any means. It's a pretty city, but I definitely don't think its aesthetics are underrated.
That enormous scrap metal yard in the middle of downtown Nashville certainly distracts from any “beauty”
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Old 03-21-2018, 06:15 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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You don't need mountains, but there needs to be some topographical variety otherwise you need to compensate with vegetation and/or a waterfront. Thats why I think some DFW suburbs are aesthetically lacking. Flat, not that many trees or water. What do they got to offer? Dallas at least makes up with it with some rolling terrain and architecture.
I'm just going by what I've observed in these scenery discussions. Mountains are the end all be, waterfronts matter to a far lesser extent, and all other features are non-factors (even vegetation!).

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Atlanta is not nearly as beautiful as people on this site claim. Much of it is really quite ugly.
Maybe because all the ugliness is hidden by that immense tree cover?
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Old 03-21-2018, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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^^ Yes, I said that. But at least that part of 45 offers better (and more interesting) landscaping than 45N.
I'm from that general part of the GHA and I still couldn't come to that conclusion.

45 is an abomination from Conroe to the causeway.
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Old 03-21-2018, 06:24 PM
 
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Reno is very underrated. People thinks of its a a desert casino town but the surrounding scenery is quite breathtaking



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Old 03-21-2018, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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OK, we've made a few pages with no mentions of Pittsburgh, my favorite city in America.







IMG_4625 by James Fremont, on Flickr

Who needs mountains when a simple valley with three mighty rivers will do?
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Old 03-21-2018, 06:37 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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I'm from that general part of the GHA and I still couldn't come to that conclusion.

45 is an abomination from Conroe to the causeway.
Depends on what you fixate on, I guess. Or perhaps your frame of reference based on when you were last in the area. Because 45N near downtown has improved quite a bit over the years.
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Old 03-21-2018, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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Depends on what you fixate on, I guess. Even 45N has improved quite a bit over the years.
I have extensively traveled throughout the flattest, featureless-est (sure, that'll be a word today), least glamorous parts of America, from Houston to Detroit, and have not seen anything quite like the hot mess along the frontage of 45 going through Houston. Before or after the "improvements."

Detroit makes a couple moves in that direction but never meets that level.
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Old 03-21-2018, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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This is what I call a 45 North glamour shot. Right north of downtown, before going under North Main. About as good as it gets.

IMG_9850 by James Fremont, on Flickr
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:13 PM
 
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This is what I call a 45 North glamour shot. Right north of downtown, before going under North Main. About as good as it gets.

IMG_9850 by James Fremont, on Flickr
Every city has highway glamour shots equivalent to these. This bit of ugly is certainly not exclusive.
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