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Old 03-17-2014, 07:48 PM   #1
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:55 PM   #2
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Enjoyed that, thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:04 PM   #3
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that was pretty cool
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:05 PM   #4
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I've seen a good many of those in person. 6 to be precise.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:07 PM   #5
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They're all impressive on their own. Interesting how some become more, or less, impressive at a distance. Perspective is everything.
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Unbelievable pictures.

I always thought the Pyramids were in the middle of absolute nowhere.
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Unbelievable pictures.

I always thought the Pyramids were in the middle of absolute nowhere.
me too
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:14 PM   #8
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Good stuff, thanks for sharing!
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:48 PM   #9
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I'm betting, without looking that the Alamo is on that.

Dumpy ass location.

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Old 03-17-2014, 11:04 PM   #10
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I'm betting, without looking that the Alamo is on that.

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The Alamo is where it has always been. The touristy stuff just grew around it (bad zoning restrictions). I think downtown San Antonio is wonderful,not dumpy at all.
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The Alamo is where it has always been. The touristy stuff just grew around it (bad zoning restrictions). I think downtown San Antonio is wonderful,not dumpy at all.
Same thing probably happened with the Great Pyramids. Not sure about the rest though.
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I've seen a good many of those in person. 6 to be precise.
Booo only 5.
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:41 AM   #13
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Some of those surprised me. Count me in the group that thought the pyramids were in the middle of nowhere. For some reason, I always had it in my mind that the Taj Mahal was surrounded by dense jungle. Don't know why I always pictured that?
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You can see all this through google earth. (Or by visiting in person). No news here that most historical landmarks like these are surrounded by large cities.
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That overhead of Central Park is unreal.
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You can see all this through google earth. (Or by visiting in person). No news here that most historical landmarks like these are surrounded by large cities.
No it is not news, but to be given perspective in picture form is pretty neat.
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The Alamo is where it has always been. The touristy stuff just grew around it (bad zoning restrictions). I think downtown San Antonio is wonderful,not dumpy at all.
Right. I'm not so down on downtown San Antonio (parts of it are great), but all the cheap-ass tourist shops that surround the Alamo. It's impossible to get any sense of history standing there while people are trying to sell you $5 BluBlockers.
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That overhead of Central Park is unreal.
It is.
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Thanks Yancey, very cool.
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