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Old September 4th, 2005, 09:13 AM   #21
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Illinois (incomplete)

And for that I'll do Illinois I'll add more as time goes by and I think of more

Springfield (capital):




Galena:





Peoria:


Chicago suburbs:
Wilmette


Evanston




Glen Ellyn:


Wheaton:


Naperville:




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Joliet:



^Famous Joliet Prison (featured in FOX's new series)
Hinsdale:



Chicago, my favorite night shot by Paradox over on SSP:


More tomorrow: More suburbs, parks, houses, oh yeah, and that little city Chicago.

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Old September 4th, 2005, 10:06 AM   #22
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Canyonlands National Park - Utah






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Old September 4th, 2005, 10:09 AM   #23
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Yellowstone National Park - Wyoming

Welcome to America's first national park. "The park is famous for its various geysers, hot springs, and other geothermal features and is home to grizzly bears and wolves, and free-ranging herds of bison and elk." - Wikipedia.

Lower Yellowstone Falls and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone - The lower falls are 308 feet (94 m) high--nearly twice as high as Niagara.


Grand Prismatic Spring - The largest hotspring in the US and third largest in the world at 300 feet (91 m) in diameter. Its striking color comes from the presence of pigmented cynobacteria.

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Bryce Canyon National Park - Utah

"The Amphitheater" - 12 miles long (19 km), 3 miles wide (4.8 km) and 800 feet deep (240 m)

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Old September 4th, 2005, 10:13 AM   #25
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Lake Tahoe - California/Nevada Border

Lake Tahoe is 1645 feet (501 m) deep, 192 sq. mi. (497 km²) in area, and 6229 feet (1898 m) above sea level. During the winter, Lake Tahoe is one of the world's most popular destinations for skiing and snowboarding.





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Old September 4th, 2005, 11:57 AM   #26
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Great thread. The US is so large and varied. This will be a long thread to come.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 01:41 PM   #27
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But the new one is okay, too.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 05:23 PM   #28
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The Chicago River is 156 miles (251 km) long, and flows through downtown Chicago, Illinois. The river is not particularly long, but is notable for 19th-century civil engineering feats which directed its flow south, away from the city and towards the Mississippi River basin for sanitation purposes. The river is also noted for being dyed green on St. Patrick's Day.
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For all you skyscraper-construction nuts, you'd better take a cruise down the river in a year or two.
Being built right on the river, we have:
Trump Tower Chicago: 90 floors(u/c)
Waterview Tower: 85 floors (approved)

Fordham Spire: 115 floors (proposed)
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Old September 4th, 2005, 08:01 PM   #29
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Frank Lloyd Wright Homes

Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was one of the most prominent architects of the first half of the 20th century. To this day he is easily America's most famous architect (topping Philip Johnson, Louis Kahn, and Frank Gehry) and still extremely well-known in the common public's eye.

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Darwin Martin House; Buffalo, New York
1905


Fallingwater; Mill Run, Pennsylvania.
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Robbie House; Chicago, Illinois.
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He completely changed the way homes were built in this country.
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Sequoia National Park (California)





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Old September 4th, 2005, 08:40 PM   #32
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San Francisco Cable Cars
The San Francisco cable car system is the world's last permanently operational manually operated cable car system, and is now an icon of the city of San Francisco in California.
Became operational in 1873




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Old September 4th, 2005, 09:40 PM   #33
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Not US soil... but hey...


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^Damn, Lady Liberty is looking kind of bitchy in that picture.
It's something with the shadowing.
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With a grand statue, there is always a grand skyline to go with it.

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Olympic National Park - Washington

The park has many distinct regions. The western side consists of temperate rainforest.

Scenes from the famous "Hall of Mosses"



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Denali National Park - Alaska

Mount McKinley (aka "Denali"--its original Indian name) is the highest mountain in the U.S., with a height of 20,320 feet (6,194 meters). It has the greatest amount of vertical relief of any mountain in the world.




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Big Sur - California (south of San Francisco)

The road is the Pacific Coast Highway (or Highway 1). It is one of the most scenic stretches of road in the world.




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Garden of the Gods State Park - Colorado


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