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Old Posted May 16, 2021, 10:54 PM
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Salt Lake's skyline is pretty small, so, getting a good glimpse of it from far away is tough - extra tough when you add in the topography (the mountains). But here's the skyline from the Great Salt Lake's Antelope Island, which is maybe 15-20 miles west of the city:

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Old Posted May 17, 2021, 4:27 AM
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Old Posted May 17, 2021, 4:01 PM
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The beast is growing. Imagine when the Humber Bay+ Yonge and Eglinton +DT Toronto skylines merge.
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Old Posted May 17, 2021, 5:43 PM
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Pic by me. Taken the other day.

Jersey City from across the river.

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Old Posted May 17, 2021, 7:18 PM
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Downtown (r) and Midtown (c) Anchorage via Flat Top Mountain 15 or so miles away...

Flat Top Mountain by jmancuso, on Flickr

Downtown LA via Getty Museum also roughly from 15 miles...

DTLA via Getty by jmancuso, on Flickr
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Old Posted May 17, 2021, 9:29 PM
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The LA shot is probably from Griffith. A shot from the Getty would show the skylines of Westwood, Century City, Mid-Wilshire, Koreatown, etc. in front of the downtown skyline.
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Old Posted May 17, 2021, 10:15 PM
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Downtown Tulsa from about 10 miles away at the Canyons at Blackjack Ridge golf course in the Osage Hills


https://www.golfpass.com/travel-advi...lackjack-ridge

8 miles away from Chandler Park at night


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...ndler_Park.jpg

And from 15 miles away at The Patriot golf course in the hills northeast of the city


https://www.patriotscalling.com/bio
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Old Posted May 18, 2021, 4:19 AM
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You can see Brentwood, Westwood, Century City, Wilshire and Downtown all lined up from Temescal Canyon in Pacific Palisades. Pretty awesome.
About 15 miles, I guess
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Old Posted May 18, 2021, 5:01 AM
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The LA shot is probably from Griffith. A shot from the Getty would show the skylines of Westwood, Century City, Mid-Wilshire, Koreatown, etc. in front of the downtown skyline.
That's from Getty. I zoomed in on that specific area. I have another wider pic where Wilshire skyline continues onto the left. I have shots from Griffith as well but recall it being a lot closer more to the direct north of DTLA.
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Salt Lake's skyline is pretty small, so, getting a good glimpse of it from far away is tough - extra tough when you add in the topography (the mountains). But here's the skyline from the Great Salt Lake's Antelope Island, which is maybe 15-20 miles west of the city:

I've looked at this photo dozens of times now and I remember how idiotic I felt flying west out of SLC not realizing how big is the Great Salt Lake, but am I looking at water or a dry lake bed?
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I've looked at this photo dozens of times now and I remember how idiotic I felt flying west out of SLC not realizing how big is the Great Salt Lake, but am I looking at water or a dry lake bed?
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sa...4d-111.8910474

Antelope Island appears to sometimes not be an island, presumably depending on lake levels.
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Old Posted May 18, 2021, 9:31 PM
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Here is Buckhead Atlanta from Kennesaw Mountain, you can see a portion of midtown on the far right:

Atlanta Skyline, Kennesaw Mountain Summit, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Kennesaw, Georgia by Ken Lund, on Flickr

And Downtown Atlanta from the same spot but zoomed in:

Dowtown Atlanta from Kennesaw Mountain by Brandon Westerman, on Flickr
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Old Posted May 19, 2021, 4:07 AM
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https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sa...4d-111.8910474

Antelope Island appears to sometimes not be an island, presumably depending on lake levels.
Right. At the moment, it's dry as fuck as Salt Lake, and Utah, is in a drought.

Here's an example of the island from 2002 and 2003:



Also another photo of downtown from the island:

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If you want to fit in here, you can't call it that! (so I'm told...)
Oh, yeah, I'm very reluctant to call it that. I used to rush to watch the beginning of Married with Children because I was excited to see it in the credits.

I feel the same way about the Williams Tower in Houston, which had a much cooler name of Transco Tower until several years ago.
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Nashville from about fourteen miles south:

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Old Posted May 26, 2021, 12:51 AM
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I used to rush to watch the beginning of Married with Children because I was excited to see it in the credits.
For me, it was Dallas and Miami Vice.

Just something about sunbelt cities, I suppose?
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Old Posted May 26, 2021, 2:43 PM
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^ definitely the old hawaii 5-0 for me. the new version was good too tho.



cleveland -- yipes!




nicer!

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Old Posted May 26, 2021, 2:48 PM
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Are we not going to address that deer/ elk out for a casual swim in the lake?
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Old Posted May 26, 2021, 3:12 PM
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Are we not going to address that deer/ elk out for a casual swim in the lake?

yes, errybody wants to flee to the cle these days!
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