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Old Posted Nov 15, 2006, 6:06 PM
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Some cool LA panos

Someone posted these cool panoramas on SSC.









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That fourth shot is a winner and great to see Downtown LA and the Pacific in the same photo. Sometimes in LA, I almost feel like it is not a beach city.
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Very cool. Century City? is impressive.
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OH MY GOD!!!!! (The first photo) Thanks so much!
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Great pics.

Isn't the third picture the interstate highway 5 to San Francisco, near Sta. Monica?
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Great pics.

Isn't the third picture the interstate highway 5 to San Francisco, near Sta. Monica?
No, its the 405. It goes right along Santa Monica and the Getty Center (where that picture and the first were obviously taken).
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Old Posted Nov 16, 2006, 12:19 AM
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And of course, the Ultimate Los Angeles Panorama by DaveLdude:

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They are all very nice but that last pano is just freakin incredible!!
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In reference to the very first pano, when you can see Catalina from The Getty Center... now THAT is a clear day.

In reference to the last pan, OMG.
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I've seen some of these panos before, but its like looking at the for the 1st time all over again. I'm in awe of how massive LA is, and I live here. Its good someone decided to take some of the beach scene. I know this area so well since it was my old hang out in my early 20's. Even as a child growing up in the hood, we often got to visit Manhattan Beach (photo posted). It was the beach where I built my 1st sand castle. Back in the 80's during my early 20's I would hang out in the area but it wasn't the most hospitable to black folks. I didn't have any problems because most people didn't realize I was black. Yet my friends would often get called the 'N' word. Sometimes I was the only one who heard them say this, other times they made it known we weren't welcome.

Anyway thankfully things have changed, but Manhattan Beach is still upper class, weathly and very white. The area is stunning and beautiful still, and I do enjoy venturing down there for dinning having coffee and just walking on the pier. This pier is also very close to where I work 5 mins away. In fact the street I work on dead ends at the pier.

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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.

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Well said, my thoughts exactly.

I did move away from LA one time, but as it didn't take long before I was rethinking why I moved away. I found myself missing LA more than I thought. Even now I would consider moving away (life experience only, I love change sometimes) but I also know I'll be back. Last year I when I my condo was up for sale and my job situation was not good. I was going to move somewhere less expensive. I was looking forward to the move, yet I was very worried once I left this time I wouldn't be able to move back one day. With the cost of living being so expensive its not harder to come back once you leave. It you're already established its not so bad. I have relatives in other cities that are from LA. Many love where they live, but at the same time would tell you if they could afford to move back to LA they would. The city is like a magnet, and its not uncommon to hear those who move away tell you they miss living here and would move back if they could.
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LA has to be one of the best cities ever to take panoramics in. There is just SO MUCH going on - ocean, highrises, beaches, mountains, freeways, etc.

Thanks for sharing.
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Wow, amazing thread! It's nice to see one of my panos in there, but I'm really not too proud of that one...
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That second pic with the buildings gleaming in the sunset: Totally L.A.
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