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Skyline Pictures

Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:34 pm

One thing I've always enjoyed looking at are skyline shots of cities worldwide. Some are more prominent than others, but all are unique in their own way. Feel free to post a picture of the skyline of the city you live in...or a place that's near and dear to you. I'll kick it off with a couple from New Orleans...both from slightly different angles and both featuring cruise ships.

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RE: Skyline Pictures

Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:51 am

Chicago

http://kngkyle.com/uploads/2012-10-04_0914_001.png
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:02 am

Mind if I use this opportunity to post shots I have taken?  

Chicago.


The Chicago Skyline by Silver1SWA (Ryan Pastorino), on Flickr


Lightning strikes Chicago by Silver1SWA (Ryan Pastorino), on Flickr

Las Vegas


Las Vegas by Silver1SWA (Ryan Pastorino), on Flickr


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San Diego


San Diego Pano [Explore] by Silver1SWA (Ryan Pastorino), on Flickr


San Diego Skyline by Silver1SWA (Ryan Pastorino), on Flickr


San Diego, California by Silver1SWA (Ryan Pastorino), on Flickr

Los Angeles


Downtown Los Angeles by Silver1SWA (Ryan Pastorino), on Flickr


Downtown Los Angeles by Silver1SWA (Ryan Pastorino), on Flickr

[Edited 2012-10-30 19:04:36]
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RE: Skyline Pictures

Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:07 am

Man...awesome stuff there!
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:15 am

Where I live: Wilmington, DE



And my favorite major city in the world - Philadelphia, PA

http://press.visitphilly.com/uploads/photos/1365_l.jpg
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:50 am

The new Downtown OKC with the completed Devon Tower (850 ft). Plans in the works now for at least one additional new tower, plus a few more 10-20 story high rises.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/13/Downtown_okc_skyline.JPG/800px-Downtown_okc_skyline.JPG

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Oklahoma River, home training site of the US Olympic rowing teams.

http://www.prevueonline.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Chesapeake-Boathouse-Oklahoma-City-Skyline.jpg


[Edited 2012-10-30 19:57:57]
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:12 am

http://www.lawrencedubois.com/images/sacramento-skyline-daylight-lrg.jpg
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:31 am

http://www.pdphoto.org/jons/pictures5/sanfran_5_bg_032605.jpg
http://www.michaelfahey.com/gallery/large/san%20francisco%20skyline.jpg

(taken from our next-door neighbor's deck)


And then there is this video. Watch for the time-lapse footage taken at SFO.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipfeV4ZEpq0

Sorry to ruin the thread with the world's most beautiful city...  

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Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:33 am

Sure I'll bite.


Cincinnati
http://i53.tinypic.com/34nqoig.jpg


http://www.momentummarketinggroupinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/cincinnati.jpg


...and the Kentucky side right across the Ohio River




And here's Louisville, basically my second hometown.
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RE: Skyline Pictures

Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:27 am

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 2):
Mind if I use this opportunity to post shots I have taken?

Um, for you and your shots, yes I do mind.

Quoting flyguy89 (Reply 8):
And here's Louisville, basically my second hometown.

Wow....stunning.

Let's see what I have....

Vegas (taken from the balcony of our room at the Cosmopolitan, I think):

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Las-Vegas-July-2011/i-pS2pVWf/2/X2/IMG_5718CS5%207-24-11-X2.jpg

Don't be fooled....this is sunrise, not sunset:

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Las-Vegas-July-2011/i-hMpS3Jf/0/X2/IMG_5754CS5%207-24-11-X2.jpg

Austin, TX:

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Austin-Texas-July-2011/i-QhjjSph/0/X2/IMG_6035CS5%208-13-11-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Austin-Texas-July-2011/i-TxV8Gwn/0/X2/IMG_6028CS5%208-13-11-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Austin-Texas-July-2011/i-fNzbkcq/0/X2/IMG_6044CS5%208-13-11-X2.jpg

Los Angeles:

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Downtown-LA-at-Night/i-mpP4R2k/0/X2/IMG_9689-X2.jpg

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Downtown-LA-at-Night/i-C25PMZC/0/X2/IMG_9702-X2.jpg

Not exactly a skyline photo, but it is visible:

http://www.vksphoto.com/CitiesBuildingsetc/Los-Angeles-at-Dusk/i-LtRgWBn/2/X2/IMG_9325%20bright-X2.jpg

I could have sworn I had more, but no idea where they are.
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:55 am

Keeping with the OP's Cruise Ship.. er Ocean Liner theme.

Sydney with the QM2 preparing to depart.

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Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:33 am

Melbourne..

In keeping with the nautical theme....



From Northcote, around 20 minutes drive from the CBD

http://www.aroundtheregion.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/1070337__wm.jpg

Along the Yarra River. The building where the flames are coming out of is the Crown Casino complex.

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs47/i/2009/223/4/d/Melbourne_Skyline_at_Night_by_Furiousxr.jpg
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:11 pm

Last year, I took this picture of one of the most famous views of Montreal:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2672/5744809105_4caf1628b4_b.jpg

Big format here
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Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:06 am

Austin, Texas 2010 - a photo I took from the 17th floor of the Hyatt Regency

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0c/AustinSkyline-Jun2010.JPG/1024px-AustinSkyline-Jun2010.JPG

Jacksonville, Florida 2010 - a photo I took from the south end of the Acosta Bridge

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/JacksonvilleSkyline-2010-a.JPG/1024px-JacksonvilleSkyline-2010-a.JPG

Tampa, Florida 2010 - a photo I took on approach to TPA

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/69/TampaAerial-03.JPG/1024px-TampaAerial-03.JPG

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Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:20 am

http://us-brazil-network.wikispaces.com/file/view/Boulder.jpg/305210870/Boulder.jpg

Boulder, Colorado.




http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/26678_102253386492133_2622706_n.jpg

Denver, Colorado- Coors Field
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Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:29 am

Found some more....Not the best quality photos ever, but oh well:

L.A. from Strawberry Peak in the San Gabriels:



St. Louis, turning from downwind to base to final over downtown:



Long Beach:



Boston:



I'll have some more in a bit.... 

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Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:07 pm

With most of these coming from the US, I have to go the total opposite  

Pyongyang, North Korea/Democratic People's Republic of Korea

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/Toml/IMG_8068EDIT.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/Toml/IMG_8070edit.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/Toml/IMG_8559edit.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/Toml/IMG_8574edit.jpg
 
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Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:11 pm

Quoting Tupolevtu154 (Reply 16):
With most of these coming from the US, I have to go the total opposite

Pyongyang, North Korea/Democratic People's Republic of Korea

These are the kind of pictures we don't get to see much.
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Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:22 pm

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 9):

Not exactly a skyline photo, but it is visible:

Hey is that taken from Torrance by chance?
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Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:23 pm

Nagoya:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8178/8043828106_68c3692cf1_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8476/8118129324_e11422a165_b.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3233/2909106903_3df963a91d_b.jpg
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Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:31 pm

I went for a look of the skyline of NY CIty last night, it was wierd to see the only lit building in lower Manhattan (below 14th Street) was the WTC 1.
 
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Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:53 pm

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 2):
Mind if I use this opportunity to post shots I have taken? 

Haha me too  


Darling Harbour, Sydney, by morning:


Darling Harbour by ANZ787900, on Flickr

And night:


Darling Harbour At Night by ANZ787900, on Flickr

Auckland at dusk, from the south:

Auckland City at Dusk from Mt Eden by ANZ787900, on Flickr

Auckland at night, from the north:

AKL By Night by ANZ787900, on Flickr

Dusseldorf, Germany:

Dusseldorf Sunset by ANZ787900, on Flickr

Hong Kong Island during the day:

Hong Kong Panorama by ANZ787900, on Flickr

Hong Kong Island at night:

Hong Kong Island HDR by ANZ787900, on Flickr

Hong Kong from Victoria Peak at night:

Hong Kong HDR by ANZ787900, on Flickr

And, well, an aviation theme in London as it was probably one of the better cityscape pictures of London I have:

London City Airport Departure by ANZ787900, on Flickr
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Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:24 pm

Auckland Dawn

http://www.pbase.com/kiwirob/image/46912594.jpg

Viaduct Basin



Auckland Ferry Building

http://www.pbase.com/kiwirob/image/42035232.jpg

and where I live now, Molde Norway

http://www.pbase.com/kiwirob/image/86757440.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/kiwirob/image/86757441.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/kiwirob/image/74301692.jpg
 
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Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:35 pm

Here are a few of mine:

BOS:


Boston Skyline by Ryan Giacomino, on Flickr

MKE:


Home by Ryan Giacomino, on Flickr

and my personal favorite (STL):


The City Turns In by Ryan Giacomino, on Flickr
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Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:35 pm

Quoting Darksnowynight (Reply 18):
Hey is that taken from Torrance by chance?

Yup.
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Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:11 pm

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 24):

I thought I recognized that BestBuy on Hawthorne & PCH there, well also the edge of Zamparini Airfield too. I actually happen to live about six driving minutes up the hill behind the shot's point of view over in RPV.


It honestly never occurred to me what awesome views there all over this corner of town. Wish I knew about this place the last time I lived in LA...
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Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:39 pm

vancouver from the quay
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Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:59 am

Quoting Darksnowynight (Reply 25):
I actually happen to live about six driving minutes up the hill behind the shot's point of view over in RPV.

Oh cool! I love driving through PV. I'm actually in the process of moving to San Pedro right now. Wish I could live in PV.

I found that cliff when I took my girlfriend on a horse ride up there. It started in Ernie Howlett Park, and we went up and over that cliff.
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Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:44 am

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/42/Nissan_Skyline_R32_GT-R_001.jpg/800px-Nissan_Skyline_R32_GT-R_001.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7d/Nissan_Skyline_R33_GT-R_001.jpg/800px-Nissan_Skyline_R33_GT-R_001.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/73/Nissan_Skyline_R34_GT-R_N%C3%BCr_001.jpg/800px-Nissan_Skyline_R34_GT-R_N%C3%BCr_001.jpg
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Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:59 am

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 28):

  

Nice one!
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Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:04 am



My home town of Ghent as seen from my balcony...
 
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Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:28 am

My current home: Dayton, Ohio



My nearest large city to my suburb: Cleveland, Ohio

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