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Ronald

Sprawl looks awesome from the air

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Just as a warning, that link shot my connection all to hell. I'm at work using IE, which may have something to do with it, or maybe the 72 images in that thread :P

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I'm amazed at how dense western sprawl is. Of course it's still sprawl but its much denser than most eastern sprawl. If only those streets were gridded better and the land uses weren't so segregated, you'd almost have an urban setting. I'm also amazed how most western sprawl, despite having an abundance of street fronting garages, usually has sidewalks.

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The 72 pics are enough to make me not want to view that post. I'm sure sprawl does look good from the air, but I'm too lazy to view all those pics.

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I always thought sprawl looked cool at night. It's a big field of lights. It's like Christmas. During the day though, it's usually boring or ugly. Only a few spots look pretty, and it's usually because they have some kind of physical landform obstructing them from making neat little squares and circles.

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This one's for you, MR-2: (pics arent mine)

LA:

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and Chicago:

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If they could just have better street layouts it wouldn't een be sprawl, especially since the areas are so new there are no older urban areas that need redeveloping. There is definately some interesting architecture, mostly in Albuquerque.

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Sprawl is interesting from the air, but I've always been more impressed with large industrial complexes and interesting buildings than just the sheer expanse of sprawl. Check out my blog for some pix. Oh... and nature unblemished by people looks pretty good from the air as well.

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Sprawl is interesting from the air, but I've always been more impressed with large industrial complexes and interesting buildings than just the sheer expanse of sprawl. Check out my blog for some pix. Oh... and nature unblemished by people looks pretty good from the air as well.

I Agree with you. The boeing factory near Seattle must be really impressive to see from the air.

Nature is awesome too. I photographed mount baked, in northern washington, from a plane last summer.

Can't compare that with sprawl, it looks nicer. See it for yourself:

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Ronald, that pic of Chicago you posted is amazing. Where'd you find it?

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