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View Poll Results: Better city for pictures
Boston 13 33.33%
Washington DC 18 46.15%
TIE TIE TIE! 8 20.51%
Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-04-2012, 10:19 PM
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Weigh in on your opinions of which city you happen to think is more picturesque. Go ahead and include anything and everything that's site appropriate. MBTA or Metro, architecture, buildings, gardens, parks, waterfronts, keep the skyline shots to a bare minimum, neighborhoods, historic sites, whatever it takes!

As a reminder, JMT would probably like it if we stick to the rules of posting pictures in this thread. Just put the city name above the picture links and leave it to just the links. It's faster to get through the page that way and it condenses the length. Although if the pictures are yours then you're pretty welcome to share it.

Okay so lets cut the tape and get this one rolling. I think these are pretty evenly matched picturesque cities that have things the other sort of lacks. Pictures are welcome of course!

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Old 09-04-2012, 10:36 PM
Location: Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
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Boston by a longshot.

Cant beat inner harbor, backbay, Newbury, Charles River, the cute light houses on those rocks in the harbor, skyline, Boston Commons, etc. Its a beautiful city in every single vantage possible IMO. http://farm1.staticflickr.com/43/876...fbc88a0b_o.jpg


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Old 09-04-2012, 10:46 PM
Location: Brooklyn, NYC
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I voted for. . . (It pains me to say this) Boston.

Mainly because, I prefer the architecture that comes with it.
This is most likely the only time Boston would get my vote though.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:05 PM
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Washington, D.C. for me. I enjoy pics of Boston as well - it's a very nice east coast city after all.

However, the views of memorials, museums, the U.S. Capitol and other buildings in D.C. are hard to beat in this comparison. I also think the residential architecture in D.C. is more colorful and varied.

This is subjective of course. Somehow, I feel that D.C. and Boston are kindred spirits.

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Old 09-05-2012, 08:40 AM
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Both are very beautiful in their own way.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:10 AM
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I think it's a push really. It would be one thing if the poll was between San Antonio and D.C., in that case the answer would be obvious, but it's a tough call between Boston and D.C.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:12 AM
Location: The City
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Originally Posted by DC's Finest View Post
Both are very beautiful in their own way.

agreed, both with their beneficial aspects offer more than enough and varied phot opps

Two of the better cities in the country in this regard
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:52 PM
Location: NYC
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Although, DC is picturesque, I would have to go with Boston. It has more of the lively, urban, dense, textured environment that I love.

DC has beauty of two types:
1) Government buildings and memorials.
2) quiet, leafy row house neighborhoods (Capitol Hill, Georgetown, etc).
Both of these setting are beautiful, but not particularly dynamic. Downtown is boring at street level. Neighborood strips like Georgetown and 14th street have good street life (particularly Georgetown), but the architure is a little underwhelming.

Boston has those great old school neighborhoods like Downtown Crossing, Financial District, North End, Chinatown, Beacon Hill.
Boston neighborhoods like the South End, Kenmore Square, Back Bay are also nice, but are more like DC's top urban neighborhoods. Pretty, fairly dense, but they don't give off that "raw heart of the big city feel." The one real downside to Boston is the new architecture is very mediocre (with a few exceptions). I wish Boston would tear down it's crappy 60s architecture and replaced it with some more high rises.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:52 PM
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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I'd say they're both pretty good for picture taking, but I voted DC. It just seems like there is just more to see imo.
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:49 PM
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What type of question is this? You could spend five minutes in either city and know that DC is the more picturesque city. Honestly, I wonder if people have even been to the cities they are trying to compare.
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