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Old April 29th, 2015, 08:01 PM   #5601
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speaking of long skylines...

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Atlanta City Skyline - Cityscape by Concert_Photos_Magazine, on Flickr


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Old April 29th, 2015, 11:11 PM   #5602
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Atlanta reminds me of Frankfurt for some reason.
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Old April 29th, 2015, 11:59 PM   #5603
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2048px-Atl_skyline_from_Piedmont_Park by Kuniansky Family Information, on Flickr


Atlanta, Georgia Skyline (from the north) by moonglampers, on Flickr

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A cool photo from Atlanta by mattmavis, on Flickr


Buckhead at Night with Sony A7r + Canon EF16-35mm f/2.8L II by Zac | FengLongPhoto.com, on Flickr
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Old April 30th, 2015, 12:11 AM   #5604
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Atlanta reminds me of Frankfurt for some reason.
Probably because of Bank of America Plaza and the Messeturm; both are remarkably similar in their architectural style and stature. BoAP is taller, but both are iconic pieces of their respective skylines.


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Old April 30th, 2015, 05:47 PM   #5605
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Atlanta and Frankfurt also have skyscrapers spaced quite far apart. They're sparse but one can be tricked into thinking it's tightly packed with the right angle.
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Old April 30th, 2015, 11:00 PM   #5607
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Is that Boston Common?
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Old April 30th, 2015, 11:09 PM   #5608
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Is that Boston Common?
The closer 2/3 of it is Boston Common, with the crisscrossed paths, gazebo, and monument on the hill. Then if you look further there is a road separating an area with more trees. That is the Public Gardens with the swan boats and world's shortest suspension bridge. The park system then continues down Commonwealth as part of the Emerald Necklace.
http://www.publicartboston.com/conte...den-footbridge

If you look to the far right you'll notice the Statehouse, part of Beacon Hill, and the Charles River.
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Old May 1st, 2015, 06:13 AM   #5610
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That's a long skyline by anyone's standards. It's over 4 km from the lake to Yorkville. Btw, our definition of 'midtown' and 'uptown' are still changing as the city expands/grows. Yorkville used to be uptown, then it was midtown, but is it still? I think midtown has now shifted even further north to Yonge/St. Clair; maybe even Yonge/Eglinton. I sense that 20 years from now Yonge/Eglinton will be considered midtown by everyone and uptown will shift to North York City Centre.
I just realized Toronto is the only city I can think of that uses uptown/midtown/downtown and east end/west end conventions. I guess it's appropriate, though. A funny little quirk.
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Old May 1st, 2015, 06:43 AM   #5611
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I just realized Toronto is the only city I can think of that uses uptown/midtown/downtown and east end/west end conventions. I guess it's appropriate, though. A funny little quirk.
So does New York City, I think.
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Old May 1st, 2015, 10:34 AM   #5612
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Old May 1st, 2015, 04:46 PM   #5614
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So does New York City, I think.
I've never heard anyone use east end or west end here. I guess in Manhattan we do say east side or west side so I see your point.
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The terms 'east end/west end' are used more often in Toronto than New York due to geography. It doesn't make much sense on Manhattan as the island is so narrow. You can still tell by the street naming convention (same as Toronto): East 57th vs. West 57th. Toronto's east/west dividing line is Yonge Street but when people say east end they're usually referring to bits east of the Don Valley. I live east of Yonge but would never say that I'm in the east end. I'm only 3 blocks east of Yonge. That said, Torontonians are more likely to just name what neighbourhood they're in: Cabbagetown, The Junction, The Beaches, Little India, etc. OR what former city/municipality: North York, Scarborough, Etobicoke, etc.

I'm surprised that Toronto and New York are the only 2 using both east/west and uptown/midtown/downtown. I would have expected it to be common due to the north American street grid system but I can't think of another example.

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So does New York City, I think.
Toronto used to share a name with New York too. The city used to be called 'York' but changed it to avoid confusion with the larger US city. It's why you see the word 'York' all over Toronto: North York, York, East York, York University, etc. We even had a NYPD at one point but the 'N' stood for 'North' not 'New'.
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Old May 1st, 2015, 09:15 PM   #5616
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I've never heard anyone use east end or west end here. I guess in Manhattan we do say east side or west side so I see your point.
That is what I meant. Pretty close to "East end" and "West end" if you ask me
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Old May 2nd, 2015, 09:13 AM   #5618
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I believe the "East end" and "West end" thing came more from London, personally. New York's version is East Side or West Side. Similar, but not exactly the same thing!
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Old May 2nd, 2015, 07:17 PM   #5619
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San Francisco:


Downtown San Franciso from Franklin Square by derwiki, on Flickr


City by the Bay by Sky Schemer, on Flickr


Downtown View - Vista Point - Sausalito - California - 23 November 2014 by goatlockerguns, on Flickr


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Which park is that in Leisure in SF?
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