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Old 01-09-2019, 11:51 AM
 
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Really?
I've been to SF many times, never seen that in person or a picture.
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:51 AM
 
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The Pentagon actually has a Washington DC address and zip code although physically located across the river.
very interesting! I did not know that
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:57 AM
 
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I've been to SF many times, never seen that in person or a picture.
Same. It is used in movies as a backdrop for San Francisco, but only after a shot of the bridge or cable cars to establish the place.
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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LA:

1. Santa Monica Pier
2. Hollywood Sign
3. Hollywood Walk of Fame
4. Venice Beach Boardwalk
5. "VENICE" lights across the street
6. Sunset Strip
7. 405 traffic
8. Rodeo Drive
9. Disneyland
10. Third Street Promenade

To continue: Malibu beach scenes, Palm tree + sunset + mountain pics, Disney Concert Hall, possibly The Grove (one of those entertainment shows films there). As for the Walk of Fame, some of the individual theaters too since there are movie premiers at them.
I would definitely put Griffith Observatory and Hollywwod Bowl high on the list. I think a very strong one would be MacArthur Park. Both the Collisem and Dodger Stadium very well recognized. Farmers Market? LA city hall would also be strong. Weaker: the Queem Mary. Weakest by far, but still feel argument could be made: Royce Hall, UCLA
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Surprised nobody took a shot with Boston
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:49 PM
 
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I would definitely put Griffith Observatory and Hollywwod Bowl high on the list. I think a very strong one would be MacArthur Park. Both the Collisem and Dodger Stadium very well recognized. Farmers Market? LA city hall would also be strong. Weaker: the Queem Mary. Weakest by far, but still feel argument could be made: Royce Hall, UCLA
Ah yeah forgot about Griffith. TBH I didn't know that many people knew what the Hollywood Bowl looked like outside LA. Same with Farmer's Market. I think only us on here would know LA City Hall. Coliseum yeah I did forget that, and on that note the Rose Bowl. I think we also know Queen Mary and UCLA, but idk if everyone would since they do look sorta similar to others, but distinct enough that people from LA would know. MacArthur Park without the LA skyline would not be recognizable. With the skyline in view, definitely, but that would be a giveaway for a lot of LA locales. Dodger Stadium--would enough outside of baseball fans know it without the name shown? I mean I guess same goes for Rose Bowl, but then again same goes for all stadiums with a team name.

One more I can think of is the cemented over river lol. What other city has such a terrible looking river through its city, with those iconic bridges going over it? Would people know Watts Towers?
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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The problem with starting a thread last ke this that is designed to ellicit answers is that it is difficult to include all perameters. You end up realizing too late or another forumer brings up what you may have left out.

A few of you rightfully corrected me on the idea that “just about everybody would recognize this place. Obviously a far broader range of thngs. Mybe I should have said people who are interested in cities or something along those lines.

At any rate, interpret as you choose....but definitely throw out my original “just about everybody”
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Old 01-09-2019, 01:14 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I've been to SF many times, never seen that in person or a picture.
How sad.

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Old 01-09-2019, 01:16 PM
 
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Really?
Nice spot, which I've walked through. But I doubt the average person knows about it.
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Old 01-09-2019, 01:24 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Surprised nobody took a shot with Boston
OK, I'll bite.

Fanueil Hall
Old North Church
Boston Common
Beacon Hill
Fenway Park
Back Bay
Bunker Hill Monument

I tried.
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