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Old 03-29-2018, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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4. Massachusetts didn't seem as aged as I thought it would. It looks like people have a lot of money to keep everything really maintained. Newark was the city that fit my idea of what the east coast would look like. I really want to see it!
Really? Thatís very interesting. Care to elaborate? Iím just very curious because this is not something that you hear a lot!
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Old 03-29-2018, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I guess the truth hurts when it doesn't fit Texan's narratives about its major cities The only Texan cities that are generally aesthetically pleasing are El Paso and Austin
The thing is, the whole eastern half of Texas is full of greenery and lots of rolling hills and mid sized cities. There's a lot more to Texas than plains or the Big Five when it comes to cities. The OP needs to check out Tyler, Longview, Nacogdoches, Sulphur Springs, etc. Caddo Lake and Jefferson and all that jive as well. When people think of Texas, if they're not familiar with the state they tend to think of the plains, or spaghetti westerns. They're often shocked to find lots of trees and greenery and lakes and rolling hills and pastures throughout much of the state.

Tyler drone footage:

https://youtu.be/ukL1i1wIYvs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzUgHiFObQY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7AQ1QZmAA0

Hot Air Balloon races in Longview, and other Longview stuff:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meLalrCWt-U
https://youtu.be/37l-QKYztTg

East Texas in general:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9Hn6Bg4T4Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtCC6oyz-rQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEHVam0-d64

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Old 03-29-2018, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Yeah, the pools in Florida are over kill lol. When I lived there I had a pool, all my neighbors had pools, the neighborhood had a pool, the city had a pool, and the school had a pool. Meanwhile we'd always go to beach, or to the springs to actually go swimming.
Ha that is kinda overkill. Maybe people just feel the urge to jump into some water at any given time out there. You'd think that with natural and community swimming, you wouldn't need your own pool.

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I don't care for the existing Shorewood drone footage. Perhaps I should make one.
Yeah, that video leaves a lot to be desired
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Really? That’s very interesting. Care to elaborate? I’m just very curious because this is not something that you hear a lot!
Um, well it was the image I had of the east coast, a mishmash of residential, commercial, and industrial all together, trains, big iron works bridges, none of the buildings look the same quite, the streets go at odd angles, things look aged but not abandon, streets full of signs, graffiti... NYC to me looks like $$$$$ and hyperurban, which is cool, but it seems a bit unrelatable.
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No, it's clear that OP hasn't looked at enough footage. And neither have you, biscuit-for-brains.
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The thing is, the whole eastern half of Texas is full of greenery and lots of rolling hills and mid sized cities. There's a lot more to Texas than plains or the Big Five when it comes to cities. The OP needs to check out Tyler, Longview, Nacogdoches, Sulphur Springs, etc. Caddo Lake and Jefferson and all that jive as well. When people think of Texas, if they're not familiar with the state they tend to think of the plains, or spaghetti westerns. They're often shocked to find lots of trees and greenery and lakes and rolling hills and pastures throughout much of the state.

Tyler drone footage:
The ones I looked at were Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland, Katy, and Beaumont. Kathryns videos have a lot better natural setting, so the state must get prettier as you go east, at least till you hit Beaumont. They must like football though cause every one has the football stadium
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:22 PM
 
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Surprise! Buffalo, NY and the surrounding area - much more than stereotypical Rust Belt.

Deep in the heart of the city:
https://youtu.be/76xarOsu6Ig

Just a few miles downstream (not a surprise but really cool):
https://youtu.be/J1e8XK7fzko

And few miles further downstream:
https://youtu.be/3Pd8c0CEJjk

Southeast of the city just outside the metro area:
https://youtu.be/MdVXxsR7bsk

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Old 03-29-2018, 09:28 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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The ones I looked at were Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland, Katy, and Beaumont. Kathryns videos have a lot better natural setting, so the state must get prettier as you go east, at least till you hit Beaumont. They must like football though cause every one has the football stadium
No wonder! Three of the cities you looked at are in the Great Plains, and thus will have a dearth of trees. Given their economic status and focus, the architecture will be minimal, and what is present will be there just for convenience (hence big box stores).

The fourth city (Katy) is suburban sprawl, and the fifth (Beaumont) is a small industrial city. They certainly are flat, and will not have the best architecture. But you haven't looked at enough videos if you are concluding that these two areas lack trees:

Katy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU6VFXy7Jrs

Beaumont:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGt0WoebX7g
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Old 03-30-2018, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Things that surprised me from watching drone footage of cities.

People make terrible drone videos.

These were the only tolerable video I could find of Milwaukee.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Prnt08kBj4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2peidx2_t5w
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Old 03-30-2018, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Ha that is kinda overkill. Maybe people just feel the urge to jump into some water at any given time out there. You'd think that with natural and community swimming, you wouldn't need your own pool.


Yeah, that video leaves a lot to be desired

Um, well it was the image I had of the east coast, a mishmash of residential, commercial, and industrial all together, trains, big iron works bridges, none of the buildings look the same quite, the streets go at odd angles, things look aged but not abandon, streets full of signs, graffiti... NYC to me looks like $$$$$ and hyperurban, which is cool, but it seems a bit unrelatable.


The ones I looked at were Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland, Katy, and Beaumont. Kathryns videos have a lot better natural setting, so the state must get prettier as you go east, at least till you hit Beaumont. They must like football though cause every one has the football stadium
OMG. You were definitely looking at NOT the greatest parts of the state, especially Midland - LOL. Beaumont and Katy are also coastal and therefore flat. Look at central Texas (check out for instance, Austin and west of Austin) and the NE quadrant of TX as well. This also happens to be where most of the population lives (other than Houston, which is huge). My point is that Texas is a very large state and has a lot more going on in it than just oil and gas and plains.

That being said, the unemployment rate in Midland is 2 percent - so there's a certain beauty to black gold - LOL.
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Old 03-30-2018, 12:38 PM
 
Location: The City
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Here is Buck county outside of Philadelphia on the border of the Philly and NYC metros



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9--t3rwF60


And the Brandywine Valley of the SW burbs of Philly in Chester County



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBpFK9qSm-U
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Old 03-30-2018, 01:01 PM
 
Location: DMV Area
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The thing is, the whole eastern half of Texas is full of greenery and lots of rolling hills and mid sized cities. There's a lot more to Texas than plains or the Big Five when it comes to cities. The OP needs to check out Tyler, Longview, Nacogdoches, Sulphur Springs, etc. Caddo Lake and Jefferson and all that jive as well. When people think of Texas, if they're not familiar with the state they tend to think of the plains, or spaghetti westerns. They're often shocked to find lots of trees and greenery and lakes and rolling hills and pastures throughout much of the state.

Tyler drone footage:

https://youtu.be/ukL1i1wIYvs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzUgHiFObQY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7AQ1QZmAA0

Hot Air Balloon races in Longview, and other Longview stuff:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meLalrCWt-U
https://youtu.be/37l-QKYztTg

East Texas in general:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9Hn6Bg4T4Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtCC6oyz-rQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEHVam0-d64
East Texas is one of the more aesthetically pleasing regions of the state to me, partially due to it reminding me of the Southeastern US. I also like the Hill Country and the Trans-Pecos region with all of the beautiful mountains. Good videos.
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Old 03-31-2018, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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Um, well it was the image I had of the east coast, a mishmash of residential, commercial, and industrial all together, trains, big iron works bridges, none of the buildings look the same quite, the streets go at odd angles, things look aged but not abandon, streets full of signs, graffiti... NYC to me looks like $$$$$ and hyperurban, which is cool, but it seems a bit unrelatable.
Actually I completely understand what you mean. Thanks for explaining. My initial reaction was to be surprised that somebody would say that they want to visit Newark but honestly I think itís because here in NYC and the rest of the Tri-State area everyone writes off Newark as a dumpy industrial town with a relatively high crime rate (compared to super-safe NYC, but really itís pretty average crime rate for an American city) with no reason to go there other than to catch a flight in/out of EWR.

Now that I think about it, I donít think Iíve ever been to Newark in my entire life other than passing through in the New Jersey Transit or to catch a flight at EWR. Funnily enough, Iím on the NJT train right now as Iím typing this and just passed through Newark not too long ago! Anyway I went and watched a drone video of Newark and I get what youíre saying now. With Downtown Newark being a quick subway ride from Manhattan, maybe Iíll make it over there one of these days.



Newark to me seems like a city that would have a lot of good street art and graffiti too. It does seem gritty, which I like. Iíll have to make it out one day once the weather gets nicer. Kind of crazy how I can live so close to a place my entire life yet Iíve never been.

Re: your comments on NYC I can definitely see why you would think that. Iím guessing you looked at videos of mostly Manhattan if not only Manhattan. Iíve never actually watched drone videos of NYC before but I would imagine drone videos of outer boroughs (Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx) would be more relatable and a little less $$$$$ although the outer boroughs can get like that sometimes too. Maybe even one of Central Park or Upper Manhattan could be more relatable. I would imagine Manhattan drone videos to focus mostly on the skyline.
Maybe later Iíll look for some videos to post. Iím enjoying this thread so far and watching everyoneís videos. And now I want a drone!
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