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Old September 5th, 2005, 09:51 AM   #41
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Joshua Tree National Park - California


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Old September 5th, 2005, 05:50 PM   #42
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Wrigley Field
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Tucked in the urban fabric of one of the world's greatest cities, Wrigley Field has been home to the Chicago Cubs since 1916. The Cubs...well...aren't that good. But every home game is still sold out.
Despite being the third smallest stadium in Major League Football, it attracted over 3 million fans in 2004.




^Notice the rooftops



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Old September 5th, 2005, 07:33 PM   #43
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American Samoa, the paradise
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Old September 6th, 2005, 04:49 AM   #44
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Old September 6th, 2005, 05:31 AM   #45
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I took these pics of some of the best scrapers in the US.





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Old September 6th, 2005, 05:42 AM   #46
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^Damn, I love Chicago.
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Old September 6th, 2005, 05:57 AM   #47
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As do I.

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Old September 6th, 2005, 07:07 PM   #48
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Awesome thread!
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Old September 6th, 2005, 09:13 PM   #49
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Here is a few from my trips!










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Old September 7th, 2005, 04:34 AM   #50
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^Great pictures!
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Old September 7th, 2005, 04:57 AM   #51
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The Chicago 'El
The vital link in America's second largest transit system. I've taken it quite a few times; an absolutely amazing experience. It'll take you all over the city, and the views are fantastic. From what I've seen, it can get a bit crowded..but that just adds to the charm.

A large part of the Red and Blue lines are underground.






^a typical North-side station
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Old September 7th, 2005, 05:08 AM   #52
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Chrysler Building
New York....duh

-Completed in 1930
-built at a rate of 4 floors per week
-The owner of the building had secretly gotten permission to build the tower's 125 foot spire, in an effort to out-size recently completed 40 Wall Street.
-Best. Skyscraper. Ever.



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Old September 7th, 2005, 05:34 AM   #53
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The New York Stock Exchange


The origin of the NYSE can be traced to May 17, 1792 when the Buttonwood Agreement was signed by twenty-four stock brokers outside of 68 Wall Street in New York under a buttonwood tree. On March 8, 1817 the organization drafted a constitution and renamed itself the "New York Stock & Exchange Board". This name was shortened to its current form in 1863. It's current building was constructed in 1901.

Today, it is, by far, the world's largest stock exchange; followed by Nasdaq in Times Square.



I love this kind of stuff.



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Old September 7th, 2005, 05:54 AM   #54
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Smith Building
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The Smith Tower, located in Pioneer Square, is the oldest skyscraper in Seattle, Washington. It is named after its builder, firearm and typewriter magnate Lyman C. Smith. It was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River from its completion in 1914 until the Space Needle overtook it in 1962. It remained the tallest office building west of the Mississippi River until the Humble Building (now Exxon Building) was built in 1963.





The Smith Building now stands as the city's 17th tallest building.
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Old September 7th, 2005, 06:36 AM   #55
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Fort Worth is the best place in the country to celebrate the romance and mystique of the American West. And the Stockyards National Historic District is the best place to start.

The Stockyards covers 125 acres — 15 square blocks of tradition, nightlife, and family fun. You can take in a thrilling rodeo. See the world's only daily cattle drive. Hear live country stars. Sip a cold brew in an authentic saloon. Two-step the night away. Shop for authentic cowboy gear. And dine on satisfying Texas-style cuisine.

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Old September 8th, 2005, 05:57 AM   #56
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Boston
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City-proper population: 586,000
Greater Boston: 5.8 million

Boston's history spans nearly four centuries, and intertwines with the history of the United States.

Founded on September 17, 1630, on a narrow peninsula called
Shawmut by Native Americans who lived there, Boston is named after
Boston, England, a town in Lincolnshire from which several prominent
colonists originated. Early colonists believed that Boston was a community
with a special covenant with God. Winthrop's sermon, "a City upon a Hill," captured this idea.
These values molded an extremely stable and
well-structured society in Boston. Indeed, Puritan values of hard work, moral
uprightness, and education remain a part of Boston's culture.


Boston was birthplace of the American Revolution. The Boston Massacre, the
Boston Tea Party, and several early battles of the Revolution, (such as the
Battle of Lexington and Concord, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of
Boston) occurred in or near the city. During this period, Paul Revere made his celebrated midnight ride.

Following the Revolution, Boston became one of the world's wealthiest
international trading ports, exporting products such as rum, fish, salt and
tobacco. It was chartered as a city in 1822, and by the mid-1800s it was one
of the largest manufacturing centers in the nation, noted for its garment
production, leather goods, and machinery industries.




^Thanks, Shawn!

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Old September 8th, 2005, 06:23 AM   #57
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Tom's Restaurant

The favorite hangout of Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer. [Seinfeld]
Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

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Old September 11th, 2005, 06:00 AM   #58
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I LOVE THE U . S . A . !!!
I LOVE THE COUNTRYSIDE, THE CITYSCAPES, THE PEOPLE, THE CULTURE, DIVERSITY AND EVERYTHING ELSE (except the government, **** that)


I'm away from home at the moment, but soon I'll try posting up some beautiful St. Louis shots, Colorado and NYC! In the meantime... lets see some more!
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Old September 17th, 2005, 10:45 AM   #59
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Jaws - Maui, Hawaii

Surf here if you dare. Only the best survive. Waves have been reported at Jaws as high as 90 feet (27m). The waves are so high and fast that the only way to surf them is through tow-in surfing, which uses a jet-ski. It was here that Ken Bradshaw caught the largest wave ever surfed by a human being--85 feet (26m).





Bradshaw hitting it--the largest wave ever surfed...


Laird Hamilton doing what he does...

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