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Old December 20th, 2013, 08:52 AM   #2861
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That is how it would normally look. I think Los Angeles is a very beautiful city when you can see it after a winter storm has cleared out all the smog and left the hillsides green instead brown. Tourists rarely see it that way, which is why you don't hear much about it, but there is a reason the movie industry was founded there. When I first moved to Los Angeles, I think I was there for six months before I saw what the city really looked like. I was shocked. It has mountains all around it and a mountain range going straight through it.
Quantum, when did you live in LA? You can see the mountain backdrop a lot more throughout the year... the air has gotten a lot cleaner.
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Old December 20th, 2013, 09:49 AM   #2862
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Old December 20th, 2013, 09:56 AM   #2863
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Old December 20th, 2013, 06:44 PM   #2864
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Quantum, when did you live in LA? You can see the mountain backdrop a lot more throughout the year... the air has gotten a lot cleaner.
It was quite some time ago that I lived in Los Angeles. I've heard that the air had gotten a lot cleaner. What did they do? This might seem off topic, but you can certainly see the skyline from farther away if the air is cleaner, which gives it more stature.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 08:12 AM   #2865
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Old December 21st, 2013, 09:10 AM   #2866
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That is how it would normally look.
Not exactly...Those mountains aren't quite as close as they appear in that picture. When it comes to pics like that where the mountains look extra close/prominent in relation to the skyline, it's an illusion caused by a zoom lens.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 09:14 AM   #2867
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Not exactly...Those mountains aren't quite as close as they appear in that picture. When it comes to pics like that where the mountains look extra close/prominent in relation to the skyline, it's an illusion caused by a zoom lens.
I have seen the San Gabriel Mountains look like that from the Santa Monica Freeway on a clear winter day and I think it looks more so that way from the air or a higher elevation. On a crystal clear day, they really do look a lot closer than they really are.

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Old December 21st, 2013, 11:25 AM   #2868
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Montreal's skyline really hasn't changed much in the last 50 years. 1000 de La Gauchetière and 1250 René-Lévesque are the only significant additions.
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Old December 22nd, 2013, 05:26 AM   #2870
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Love those pictures of Los Angeles where you can see the mountains in the background and Montreal definitely doesn't have one of North America's best skylines.
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Old December 22nd, 2013, 05:35 AM   #2871
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Love those pictures of Los Angeles where you can see the mountains in the background and Montreal definitely doesn't have one of North America's best skylines.
I lived in Los Angeles for 7 years. On a clear winter day, from the right angle, that is what the city really looks like.
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Old December 22nd, 2013, 07:24 AM   #2872
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Love those pictures of Los Angeles where you can see the mountains in the background and Montreal definitely doesn't have one of North America's best skylines.
Montreal's skyline is on the same scale as that of Boston, Seattle, Dallas, and Philadelphia. In terms of architectural layering, quality, and setting its one of the best. If Montreal isn't good enough to be showcased here, those 4 aren't either.
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Montreal's skyline is on the same scale as that of Boston, Seattle, Dallas, and Philadelphia. In terms of architectural layering, quality, and setting its one of the best. If Montreal isn't good enough to be showcased here, those 4 aren't either.
I think Seattle and Philadelphia are definitely a tier or two above Montreal in terms of their skyline. Not saying that Montreal shouldn't be posted in this thread or anything as it does indeed have a pretty good skyline overall.
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 05:55 AM   #2876
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I think Seattle and Philadelphia are definitely a tier or two above Montreal in terms of their skyline. Not saying that Montreal shouldn't be posted in this thread or anything as it does indeed have a pretty good skyline overall.
Both Philly and Seattle have taller buildings, but in terms of 100m+ buildings there's not much separating them. Montreal could do with 3-4 buildings in the 200-300m range though.

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