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Old 12-10-2019, 07:11 PM
 
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Chicago viewing downtown has its Boat tours (outside of winter) along its river in the Core and Lakefront across the length of the CBD .... but from on the Lake.

The Museum Campus and length of it that shoots out into the lake to Adler Planetarium.
* Notice waves going over the concrete. The Great Lakes are at or near record high levels.
They can fluctuate by feet over the decade. 2013 was record lows. 2019 4+ feet higher.
Sadly, it shrinks beaches and causes damage. Especially, winter storm periods at hand.


Museum Campus - the North Shore - Lake Michigan
-- looking North ---- looking South --- on a boat tour
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Old 12-10-2019, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Chi > DC > Reno > SEA
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This one might be unpopular, but I really like driving the highways around downtown Portland because you get such an expansive view and it makes the city look bigger than it is.
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Old 12-10-2019, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo - Kensington
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San Diego from the top of Point Loma. You got the Pacific Ocean, Coronado, and the bay in the foreground, with mountains that often have snow on them in the winter in the background. From the top of Mt. Soledad in La Jolla is another good one. You get everything listed above, along with Mission Bay in the foreground, and Tijuana in the background.
The money shot you mentioned above, Taco. View from 400' above the Pacific Ocean, with Coronado Beach in front, SD Bay in front of the skyline and mountains with snow in the background.



Here's an attempt to take the classic San Diego postcard shot from my Iphone.

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Old 12-10-2019, 11:43 PM
 
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Atlanta, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver... many cities.
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Old 12-11-2019, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Default Here's some spots I snapped in LA.

Los Angeles








I would say:
LA
San Francisco
Seattle
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Old 12-11-2019, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA/São Paulo, Brazil
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3 of my old pics

San Francisco in smog...from the North Oakland Hills


San Francisco from the south...


San Francisco from Emeryville in 2017
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Old 12-11-2019, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Los Angeles








I would say:
LA
San Francisco
Seattle
These were fantastic. I have to say that I never so photos of DT LA that have the "bulk" quality I see here. There has been enough "filing in" to make the skyline look really nice. And highly urban.
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Old 12-11-2019, 02:05 PM
 
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These were fantastic. I have to say that I never so photos of DT LA that have the "bulk" quality I see here. There has been enough "filing in" to make the skyline look really nice. And highly urban.
Yes, a better skyline than I usually see in pics of LA. Too bad you can't see the mountains from downtown.
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Old 12-11-2019, 02:20 PM
 
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Yes, a better skyline than I usually see in pics of LA. Too bad you can't see the mountains from downtown.
Mostly true. But from the freeways and from within the offices and at rooftop bars, you can usually see the mountains. Just not at street level from within DTLA.
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Old 12-13-2019, 12:09 AM
 
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Atlanta has a pretty sweet vantage point from the West in a cemetary.

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