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Old November 19th, 2010, 03:21 AM   #1
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The Great South Photo Thread

I live in the midwest and they have a sticky thread of the best photos of those things uniquely "Midwest" in their forum. This is a great thread and really gives you the true flavor of the Great Midwest Cities and sights only found in the Midwest.

The Great Midwestern Photo Thread > http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=522073

Why doesn't the South have a Sticky thread where people can post the best photos that feature the BEST Cities and sites of the South so everyone can get to know the South better? I for one would love to see one.
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Old November 19th, 2010, 10:09 PM   #2
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I live in the midwest and they have a sticky thread of the best photos of those things uniquely "Midwest" in their forum. This is a great thread and really gives you the true flavor of the Great Midwest Cities and sights only found in the Midwest.

The Great Midwestern Photo Thread > http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=522073

Why doesn't the South have a Sticky thread where people can post the best photos that feature the BEST Cities and sites of the South so everyone can get to know the South better? I for one would love to see one.
feel free to start one instead of just posing the question.
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Old November 20th, 2010, 09:46 AM   #3
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I guess I'll start with a photo of my city.....Miami/Miami Beach, Florida.
Pics by QuantumX.
Miami Skyline in the background.
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Miami Beach with some parts of South Beach.
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Sunny Isles/Aventura (Miami Metro)
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South Beach (South Point)
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Old November 21st, 2010, 03:01 AM   #4
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Nothing says 'The South' like Miami Beach.
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Old November 21st, 2010, 08:25 AM   #5
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Why not show every side of the south. Present the great diversity of the region.
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Old November 21st, 2010, 08:02 PM   #6
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 06:03 AM   #7
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what's ironic though is that Miami doesn't feel like you are in the "south" at all....feels like you are in the caribbbean, some latin america city or somewhere in the mediterrenean.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 01:53 AM   #8
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Why not show every side of the south. Present the great diversity of the region.
Exactly. Miami is looking good. The Midwest has many flavors and so does the South. If everyone limits only their best & favorite pics of those cities & qualities unique to the South the thread will be something unique & fresh every time we check it. These are some of my favorites courtesy of Bill Cobb (http://www.urban-photos.com)

Charlotte


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Old November 24th, 2010, 01:58 AM   #9
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We need for people though to capture some of the older Southern architecture like in places like Savannah and Jacksonville, and there's lots in New Orleans.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 03:21 AM   #10
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Anyone is free to use my pictures (and I will be posting more...I have tons more pictures to post). Just credit me as the photo taker, I'm too lazy to dig up my photos that I have already posted, but I show a lot of Charlotte and Jax pics, including St. Augustine and old "southern" architecture (actually most of the old architecture in Jacksonville has its roots in northern styles and most houses/old downtown buildings were designed by architects out of the northeast). And actually, Marion Sims Wyeth and Addison Mizner and Arnold Southwell all designed homes/buildings in Jax and Marsh (from Jax) & Saxelbye (from England) was a firm in Jax that also designed lots of spectacular homes in S FL. Out of the 31 great pre-1930 architects in Jacksonville, only about 5 were from Jacksonville and most of the rest were from New York or Pennsylvania.

Atlanta's the same way, where most of the homes pre-1910 actually look like an older inner Detroit or inner upper Midwestern city, and the 1918-1930 homes could fit in just as easily in Darien, CT. I would consider the homes in Springfield (Jax) to be like the homes in Key West: Floridian takes on old front porch homes from the upper midwest (i.e. tin roofs, colonial French/Spanish elements, brighter colors).

Maybe I'm off base by saying this, but while we consider buildings in Savannah, Charleston, and New Orleans to be southern, all of the design elements are directly imported from mother England (the mews in Savannah for instance) or from France, or even Spain in Nola's case, and these elements are simply tweaked just a little and/or combined. Sorry I could continue rambling on, I'll just shut up.

I'll just finish by saying that when it comes to buildings' individual styles, there is not a truly "unique" southern vernacular. There are southern elements made popular in the south and Floridian elements (certain rooms and materials more popular in FL), but the only place where design turns completely regional is on a larger scale in city design/planning, and even then there are exceptions and most planning elements are imported from either up north or from abroad. I know I am being completely all over the place...sorry
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Here are two pics I took while I was visiting my family in North Carolina....

Downtown Raleigh in the background.


Small copy of the Eiffel Tower in Fayeville, NC
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Here are two pics I took while I was visiting my family in North Carolina....

Small copy of the Eiffel Tower in Fayeville, NC

dreaming of standing on top of the tower someday. *sigh*
if only i can make it come true.
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LSyd, how about some more pics of those old houses and others like them. I know you have more like them somewhere because I've seen them. There are other pics that you have of architecture that capture a distinctly southern charm, and the shotgun houses of New Orleans should be on here too. I've seen them on the old Southern City with the Best Density thread. Savannah moss hanging from the trees in front of a mansion - where are the pictures? To me, that says the South more than anything!
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Old November 24th, 2010, 08:21 PM   #17
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Are those bullet holes in this sign? It sure doesn't look like where lights would go!

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Old November 26th, 2010, 10:06 AM   #19
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thread's a little redundant but whatever.
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