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Old October 25th, 2008, 06:35 AM   #1
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U.S.A. Suburban Photoblog

Basically I'll be posting pictures of American suburbia that I've taken.






























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Old October 25th, 2008, 06:38 AM   #2
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Well taken pictures! This absolutely exemplifies the segment of American urban design I dislike the most, however, it is like a train wreck, I can't look away!

I look forward to seeing more photos.

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Old October 25th, 2008, 07:18 AM   #3
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nice

can i steal your idea?
i might walk around town hehe
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Old October 25th, 2008, 07:21 AM   #4
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Well taken pictures! This absolutely exemplifies the segment of American urban design I dislike the most, however, but it is like a train wreck, I can't look away!

I look forward to seeing more photos.

Thanks. I agree with you!

Here are some more pics:


A high school


Another high school (fairly new)


















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Old October 25th, 2008, 07:51 AM   #5
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well one thing's obvious: corporations own suburbia
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Old October 25th, 2008, 09:17 AM   #6
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If we didn't build things around the car, those suburbs might look much better.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 09:35 AM   #7
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Very depressing. I wish all our cities would try to densify instead of spread out.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 09:37 AM   #8
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Land's too wide.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 12:19 PM   #9
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Old October 25th, 2008, 06:13 PM   #10
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cool pics, but these places are so soul destroying. One can easily see how the car-centric suburban design has contributed to the obesity epidemic.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 07:11 PM   #11
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...those suburbs still look like a nice place to live for me.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 11:40 PM   #12
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Until you start living in one. I personally think most Americans who live in suburban areas don't have good taste or have boring lives, but its all generalization.
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Old October 26th, 2008, 06:23 AM   #13
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cool pics, but these places are so soul destroying.
Well the people here in Texas love living in this suburban mess.

They squeal like a pig whenever another Chinese buffet opens in town or when a new Target opens up when there are already 2 nearby.

Yeah, I guess it's good for raising kids though.
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Old October 26th, 2008, 08:08 AM   #14
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This is the most disgusting thread I've ever seen
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Old October 26th, 2008, 01:16 PM   #15
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Well they certainly are ugly, but I wouldn't say all of suburban america look like this. What I will say, for sure it looks very much like a lot (but not all) of Texas cities lower middle-class suburbs that I've seen. Thank god most of southern california suburbs don't look this bad.
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Old October 26th, 2008, 01:43 PM   #16
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Here is a new suburb about an hour east of Los Angeles in the Inland Empire.

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And these are from another suburb about 7 or 8 miles west, its an older community. A lot of LA's burbs have older cores usually with a small downtown.

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Old October 26th, 2008, 10:02 PM   #17
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I agree. There are a lot of older suburbs all over the country that are beautiful places and nice to live in. A lot of them have grid-like layouts as opposed to the stereotypical winding cul-de-sacs. I think the first pictures on this thread are examples of less well off suburbs on the fringes of urban areas. I think overall suburbs can be nice or crap depending on what parts of the country you're in.
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Old October 26th, 2008, 10:25 PM   #18
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Old October 26th, 2008, 10:33 PM   #19
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My god that Texas suburb is hideous and dysfunctional. Sort of like where I lived outside Boise for four years growing up. Awful place for a kid old enough to want to go somewhere.

Suburs are worst in metros without land constraints. Everything is more spread out vs. coastal metros' suburbs. Add the lack of mountains or scenery of some kind, and you get the very definition of hell.
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Old October 27th, 2008, 02:07 AM   #20
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This is not much better than a prison, really.


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