Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Corner View: Cityscapes

This week's "Corner View" theme was cityscapes.

Gainesville, where I live, is not a very big city, so there are no impressive cityscapes here I can show you, but Gainesville is a two hour car ride to three major cities. Depending on which direction you decide to drive, you can go to Tampa, Orlando, or Jacksonville in roughly the same amount of time. I will warn you, though, the traffic is worse going into Orlando and there are toll roads.


This past weekend we were staying just North of Jacksonville, at Kingsley Plantation because my husband is one of the teaching assistants at the archeology field school that the University of Florida is conducting there.

Jacksonville is the continental United States' largest city, if you only look at land usage and not population. It is a fairly charmless, industrial, port city.

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There has been a lot of rain around here lately. This sign was on Main Street in Jacksonville Saturday night:
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I had originally missed the instructions that said the pictures were supposed to be taken from a high place, so this is a late addition to the post ( it was taken from an elevated highway while driving past Jacksonville, Sunday afternoon.
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I think Orlando is a far prettier and more interesting city. These pictures of Orlando are my favorite recent cityscape photographs:

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Enjoy some more urban travels with the other corner views from around the world:

jane, ladybug-zen, ian, bonnie, esti, sophie, cele, modsquad, caitlin, joyce, ani, couturecoucou, kim, a day that is dessert, natsumi, epe, kaylovesvintage, trinsch, c.t.,jeannette, outi, schanett, ritva, dongdong, francesca, state of bliss, jennifer, dana, denise, cabrizette, bohemia girl, ruth, dianna, isabelle, amber, a girl in the yellow shoes, mister e, janis, kari, jgy, jenna, skymring, elizabeth, audrey, allison, lise, cate, mon, victoria, crescent moon, erin, otli, amy, ida, caroline, lisa, dorte, kimmie, la lune dans le ciel, nicola, malo, vanessa, britta, virgina, april, rebecca b, kyndale, sunnymama, karen, kristina, angelina, sophie, dorit,goldensunfamily,Janet, mcgillicutty

14 comments:

fuoriborgo.com said...

The palm trees are nice but the colorful and fun art is great!

jane said...

i like any city with palm trees. thanks for sharing. besos!

Tammy said...

Are you pretty safe from hurricanes where you are? I've wondered often...

Crescent Moon said...

Most of the time, storms are down-graded to tropical storms before they reach us, since we're so far inland, but we have had a couple hurricanes since we moved here.

Dana said...

i love the shot of the palm trees with the cityline.

caitlin said...

Really pretty, and I love the last picture.

Lisa said...

great guitar photo, florida is such a colorful state. we were in orlando in feb., we arrived late in the evening, my girls thought it was lit up like a christmas tree. love the orange groves too.

Joyce said...

Very nice photos. like the last one and so would my husband.

MisterE said...

It rained here all weekend too! But it made for some good pictures and I think Jacksonville looks cool and I really want to go to Orlando some day. Thanks for sharing.

C.T. said...

Loved the guitar picture! Really colorful indeed.

april said...

i like the picture with the palm tree in the city very much....and your husband has an interesting job ;-)

trinsch said...

i understand why you like orlando. looks beautiful!

re. your q on my post: yes, we are fortunate enough to live in the countryside, but only 45 minutes drive from the big city, tel aviv :)

mamapease said...

my dad lives in St. Augustine and said that it has been raining for two weeks straight! Thank you for the pictures.

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sunnymama said...

They are all great pictures, but I agree the Orlando ones are prettier :)

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