HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum About

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > Found City Photos


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Posted Nov 17, 2006, 6:56 AM
Eddie97 Eddie97 is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 5
This is the best thread I have ever seen on LA. Thanks to all who contributed.

Reply With Quote
Old Posted Nov 17, 2006, 8:26 AM
Wheelingman04's Avatar
Wheelingman04 Wheelingman04 is offline
Pittsburgh rocks!!
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Salem, OH (near Youngstown)
Posts: 8,800
Some of the best LA photos I have ever seen.
1 hour from Pittsburgh and 1 hour from Cleveland
Go Ohio State!!
Ohio Proud!
Reply With Quote
Old Posted Nov 17, 2006, 12:25 PM
flar's Avatar
flar flar is offline
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Southwestern Ontario
Posts: 13,652
Reply With Quote
Old Posted Nov 17, 2006, 4:43 PM
cmoonflyer's Avatar
cmoonflyer cmoonflyer is offline
Mainland Sea & Sky
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 103

Last edited by cmoonflyer; Nov 18, 2006 at 7:03 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old Posted Nov 18, 2006, 3:07 AM
Quixote's Avatar
Quixote Quixote is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 6,132

Reply With Quote
Old Posted Nov 18, 2006, 7:14 PM
dktshb's Avatar
dktshb dktshb is offline
Environmental Sabotage
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: San Francisco/ Los Angeles
Posts: 4,684
Originally Posted by edluva
Say what one will about LA's skyline "for its size", but while chicago has a huge skyline, downtown, whatever, or while it may feel more "city-like", one look at these panos and I'm reminded of how Chicago feels rather smallish in comparison. LA does not tempt a summary of its totality via it's downtown, it's best art museum, its urbanism, its architecture, or any other singular, readily concievable, easily measurable testament to man's technical ingenuity and will. It takes a lot more than that with LA. LA may not be as grandiose as Paris, NY, London, or SF, but it's much grander within the human psyche. As often as I feel the urge to just cut and leave sometimes, something draws me back. LAs the consummation of all my fascination with the human condition - through LA, I understand cities to be extensions of our collective spirit the way art is a reflection of the artist's soul. In my mind, LA is a manifestation far greater than its physical aesthetic. Yes, every city should avoid becoming hollywood in favor of ballet, theatre, and other "real arts". Yes, every city must build great parks, bridges, and museums, fight global franchise establishments, and all that other romantic stuff. Everybody talks about how LA has no center, how it sprawls too much to be a real city (as seen in these panos), how it's suburban, how it lacks "sense of place", of how NY doesn't. LA is a place in mind. If Chicago is the modernist city archetype, LA is the postmodern world in which we realize the value of archetypes.

I agree, it's almost like LA really takes ahold of your subconscious ... there is that "feeling" about it that's almost spiritual yet not tangible to describe.
Whenever I find myself fed up with some of its "imperfections" the thought of leaving runs through my head, but that thought is immediately followed by a gut panic attack feeling because for me, there is no other place that has more of a "sense of place" than LA.
Reply With Quote
Old Posted Nov 20, 2006, 3:52 AM
RAlossi RAlossi is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,573
I love this city and everything about it. The mayor, the expanding transit, the people, the food, the history, the architecture...

The best part is that more and more Angelenos are starting to feel the same way. Our "self-loathing complex" is starting to be shaken, and not a moment too soon!

Thanks, everyone, for the panos!
Reply With Quote
Old Posted Nov 24, 2006, 5:44 AM
TMitch TMitch is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 43
I lived in Los Angeles for 5 years up until a year ago. I absolutely miss it. I have come to understand that many will not appreciate it or give it an opportunity to do so. I absolutely miss living there.

I currently live in Chicago and would move back to Los Angeles in a moment. To me it is far more its own world than Chicago. The Landscape of LA is mixed with such a variety of buildings, densities, people, and terrain.

BTW, excellent shots.
Reply With Quote
Old Posted Dec 11, 2006, 6:38 AM
peacefu603's Avatar
peacefu603 peacefu603 is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Beijing
Posts: 455
Reply With Quote
Old Posted Dec 11, 2006, 10:13 AM
KevinFromTexas's Avatar
KevinFromTexas KevinFromTexas is offline
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Here
Posts: 52,041
Awesome panos. I have that last one by Dave saved on my computer as "Los Angeles The Pan"

And this one looks like it came out of a "Where's Waldo" book.
I heard we had the best mortality rate. - President Donald Trump, July 19, 2020

To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful. - Edward R. Murrow
Reply With Quote

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > Found City Photos
Forum Jump

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 9:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.