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Old 04-12-2012, 12:16 PM
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I am originally from Steuben county and I gotta say I desperately miss the twin tiers.

There's nothing like the Alleghenies, and upstate NY harbors some of the most unique portions of.

Even areas in counties around the southern tier have beautiful visuals. Look around southern Ontario county as well, gorgeous area with high hills.

The Olean area is one of my favorites. A perfect cousin to the Catskills at the eastern end of the southern tier.

And I just want to add that even though the sub-region "Appalachia" terminates in southern NY, the Appalachian mountains and foothills themselves continue on all the way through New England and Atlantic Canada.
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:37 PM
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nice pictures, love the dumps. NY state Upstate let me say is a sinking ship! Paterson, NJ to me is more thriving. What the hell happened? The whole upstate is like this, over and over and over again!! Its just rural poverty at its finest or dumpy empty old rusty cities! Nice pictures though, you can take a picture!
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:54 AM
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buildings in the begining are empty and 80% of the houses are old and neglected. is not only poverty, is also a local specific tolerance to dirt.
Catskill region looks better.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:06 PM
Location: Ostend,Belgium....
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gorgeous pictures. My sister and brother in law lived in Cuba for a while...I remember visiting them ages ago..love that area..
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:00 AM
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Nice color enhancement job with PhotoShop there....I can guarantee you that NONE of the colors are that vibrant in real life. Gray, faded, and washed out would better describe most of those store fronts you've captured.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:42 AM
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Beautiful photos! Thanks for posting!
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:12 AM
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I live in Olean. It's a nice community overall but like most of upstate NY, there are no real jobs and people are taxed on all but the air they breathe. We are are looking to leave. We don't want to as the area is just beautiful and it's what I have called home forever but we are tired of the states politics, taxes, and pathetic job opportunities.
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