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Old September 19th, 2005, 12:44 AM   #61
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Old September 20th, 2005, 01:59 AM   #62
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Seriously INCREDIBLE thread!!

Some of the best photography Ive seen in a while, not to mention an absolutely breath taking mixture of Urban and Natural scenery.

Fookin' awesome
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Old September 20th, 2005, 02:21 AM   #63
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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...
Awsome pictures.

The whole thread is amazing.
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Old September 20th, 2005, 02:35 AM   #64
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P. Zakim Leonard Bridge - Widest cable-stayed bridge in the world.





USS Constitution - Oldest ship still "afloat."
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Old September 21st, 2005, 04:21 AM   #65
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Thanks for all the great pictures, everyone!

I"ll do my best with words...

MAN MADE

The Manhattan skyline - Skyscrapers leaping skyward, dancing with the sun, light joyously answering light; then as night falls setting off a cartwheeling, skyrocketing fireworks explosion of color, now dancing with the stars and moon. And of course my favorite stadt kronen (city crowns) the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, are leading the dance...

Chicago from the river or the lake, ditto, with Sears, John Hancock & friends strutting their stuff...I'll never forget the fog rolling back like a curtain just as we're heading along the expressway (had the Chamber of Commerce just had a little talk with God?); the only thing I could say was, "Now THAT'S a skyline!!!..."

The ring-tailed, rip-snortin' chaos & COMMOTION of New Yorkers' continuing contest with themselves to see precisely how many people, cars, trucks, buses, skyscrapers, etc. they can pile on that island without the whole thing toppling over into the harbor...

Large book stores with comfortable chairs and cafes where you can sort through your loot before heading for the checkout...

St. Patrick's, with her lacey spires and gables, nestling delicately among the office towers of Midtown Manhattan, as if she'd just been sent over special delivery straight from Europe...
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Old September 24th, 2005, 06:53 PM   #66
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This thread will not die so early.
Big Bend National Park- Texas



Bluebonnets Central Texas
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Old September 30th, 2005, 07:27 AM   #67
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First Transcontinental Railroad

The First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States was built across North America in the 1860s, linking the railway network of the eastern U.S. with California on the Pacific coast. Finished on May 10, 1869 at the famous Golden spike event at Promontory Summit, Utah, it created a nationwide mechanized transportation network that revolutionized the population and economy of the American West, catalyzing the transition from the wagon trains of previous decades to a modern transportation system.



There were two competing companies; the Union Pacific[building west] and Central Pacific[building East]. They were competing to get to Promontory, Utah first for federal grants. Shown above is the Golden spike ceremony.

Seriously, though. Read about this; it's amazing.

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Old October 6th, 2005, 12:54 AM   #68
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Churchhill Downs

Home of the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs has been open for 130 years. Major renovations on the racetrack were completed this year.


^Old picture, but I like it.
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Old October 6th, 2005, 06:35 AM   #69
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Twin tower, but......!!!!!
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Old October 6th, 2005, 07:15 AM   #70
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Barringer Meteor Crater, Arizona


Boeing Widebody Assembly Plant, Everrett, Washington state
Largest building in the world by volume.


Eruption of Mauna Loa volcano, Hawaii
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Verrazano Narrows Bridge, New York City
Longest suspension bridge in he US.


Mt. McKinley, Alaska
Highest point in North America


Some waterfall


Mt. Ranier, Washington state



Cascade Mountains


Niagara Falls, New York
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America is the best!!

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Old October 6th, 2005, 07:21 AM   #72
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Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

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Old October 6th, 2005, 07:28 AM   #73
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Na Pali Coast, Hawaii



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Old October 7th, 2005, 12:32 AM   #74
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I read that Mt. Mckinley in Alaska is the largest/tallest block of mountain mass in the world, because taller mountains are mostly peaks while Mt. McKinley is mostly its own mass. It is a magnifiscent sight, but it is mostly obscured by clouds when you enter Denali Park. The entrance is about 80 miles from the mountain itself.
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Old October 7th, 2005, 12:46 AM   #75
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Texas State Fair

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Home to the annual State Fair of Texas, the 277-acre park also functions as a year-round center of education, entertainment, recreation and culture. Declared a National Historical Landmark in 1986 by the U.S. Department of the Interior, it is the only intact Depression-era exposition site in the United States.
Fair Park is just east of DT Dallas





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Old October 7th, 2005, 02:50 AM   #76
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COOL PICS
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Old October 8th, 2005, 03:58 AM   #77
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Terminal Tower
Cleveland, Ohio


Terminal Tower was not completed until 1930, after a long period of construction - at the time, it was the second largest excavation project in the world after the Panama Canal. It would remain the tallest building in the world outside of New York City until the completion of the Prudential Center in Boston in 1967. For many decades it was by far the most notable part of the Cleveland skyline.

Terminal Tower is still the 2nd tallest building in Cleveland.




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Old October 8th, 2005, 07:00 AM   #78
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Minneapolis
We have quite a few cool projects, too--it'll be quite s sight in a few years.

The 16th largest metro in the United States.
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Old October 8th, 2005, 07:57 AM   #79
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We so kick ass!!!!
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Old October 8th, 2005, 04:09 PM   #80
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The superb pictures continue.

Cheers guys - mindblowing sights and scenes you got there
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