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Which appears taller to you

  • a city skyline with extremely tall buildings

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Here's a question for your senses:

Which appears taller to you and gives you a greater sense of height:

city skylines or mountains?

Mountains are certainly much higher. But they are far less nuanced, far less detailed, and none seem to thrust upward from the surrounding land as a skyline does. At their peaks, there is a far less dramatic sense of differenation as the spires of skyscrapers. Your sense of distance, of nearing mountains is far less dramatic than entering a city's downtown core with its skyscrapers looming. Nature doesn't create straight lines that enhance a city's verticality.

So which appears higher.....mountains that have height going for them or skylines which have everything else going for them to convey height?
 
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