Urban planning community | #theplannerlife

+ Reply to thread
Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Guess The City 271

  1. #1
    Cyburbian jresta's avatar
    Registered
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    1,472

    Guess The City 271

    Your clue - it's . . . ummm . . . a beach town.
    Indeed you can usually tell when the concepts of democracy and citizenship are weakening. There is an increase in the role of charity and in the worship of volunteerism. These represent the élite citizen's imitation of noblesse oblige; that is, of pretending to be aristocrats or oligarchs, as opposed to being citizens.

  2. #2
    Cyburbian illinoisplanner's avatar
    Registered
    May 2005
    Location
    The Fox Valley
    Posts
    5,263
    Blog entries
    1
    Virginia Beach?
    "Life's a journey, not a destination"
    -Steven Tyler

  3. #3
    Cyburbian ICT/316's avatar
    Registered
    May 2005
    Location
    Kansas (Lurking)
    Posts
    490
    Atlantic City. I'm pretty sure.

    Bill

    ___________

    “Oop... I almost forgot. I won't be able to make it fellas. Veronica and I are trying this new fad called uh, jogging. I believe it's jogging or yogging. it might be a soft j. I'm not sure but apparently you just run for an extended period of time. It's supposed to be wild.”

    - Ron Burgundy

  4. #4
    Cyburbian
    Registered
    Apr 2005
    Location
    first-ring suburb
    Posts
    93
    I second Atlantic City.

  5. #5
    Cyburbian DetroitPlanner's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Where the weak are killed and eaten.
    Posts
    6,247
    Atlantic City, NJ

  6. #6
    Cyburbian jresta's avatar
    Registered
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    1,472
    You're sort of right. The skyline in the picture is of AC. But it wasn't taken from AC.
    So in that regard you're wrong - it isn't AC. AC was just another clue.

    I was thinking the cars on the beach thing would throw people off. That's a huge no-no everywhere in NJ except for here.
    Indeed you can usually tell when the concepts of democracy and citizenship are weakening. There is an increase in the role of charity and in the worship of volunteerism. These represent the élite citizen's imitation of noblesse oblige; that is, of pretending to be aristocrats or oligarchs, as opposed to being citizens.

  7. #7
    Cyburbian illinoisplanner's avatar
    Registered
    May 2005
    Location
    The Fox Valley
    Posts
    5,263
    Blog entries
    1
    So does that mean it's Brigantine, NJ??
    "Life's a journey, not a destination"
    -Steven Tyler

  8. #8
    Cyburbian ICT/316's avatar
    Registered
    May 2005
    Location
    Kansas (Lurking)
    Posts
    490
    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner
    So does that mean it's Brigantine, NJ??
    Looks like you got this one!!!! From the angle of the shot it most likely is'nt any where else.

    Bill

    _________


    “Good evening. I'm Ron Burgundy and here's what happening in your world tonight.”

    - Ron Burgundy

  9. #9
    Cyburbian jresta's avatar
    Registered
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    1,472

    and the winner is . . .

    Indeed you can usually tell when the concepts of democracy and citizenship are weakening. There is an increase in the role of charity and in the worship of volunteerism. These represent the élite citizen's imitation of noblesse oblige; that is, of pretending to be aristocrats or oligarchs, as opposed to being citizens.

  10. #10
    Cyburbian illinoisplanner's avatar
    Registered
    May 2005
    Location
    The Fox Valley
    Posts
    5,263
    Blog entries
    1
    Yea!!

    All those wasted hours of studying the Road Atlas does pay off!
    "Life's a journey, not a destination"
    -Steven Tyler

  11. #11
    Look at all those sterile, flashy highrises. Probably expensive condos (that we'll all have to pay for rebuilding if this area ever gets hit by a Hurricane.) This could be Daytona Beach or some other such noplace.

    I wonder how many 1920s beach cottages were torn down for those things.

  12. #12
    Cyburbian jresta's avatar
    Registered
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    1,472
    Quote Originally posted by Super Amputee Cat
    Look at all those sterile, flashy highrises. Probably expensive condos (that we'll all have to pay for rebuilding if this area ever gets hit by a Hurricane.) This could be Daytona Beach or some other such noplace.

    I wonder how many 1920s beach cottages were torn down for those things.
    I wasn't aware that people were that unfamiliar with Atlantic City.

    Those "flashy highrises" are Casinos. Designed to be simultaneously flashy and sterile. I'm not saying I like them but they are what they are.

    AC is well protected by its dunes and everything behind the dunes is on stilts - even the highrises. The Jersey Shore gets pummeled every other fall/winter with nasty storms - hurricanes and otherwise. AC hasn't seen much destruction in nearly 100 years. The places that get hit hard are well to the north, the places that have seen the most beach intervention from the Army Corps of Engineers.

    Atlantic City was giant oceanfront hotels from the get-go. Granted, most of them were torn down to make way for the casinos and they were all better looking than what replaced them. There's more than enough of the old AC to fill in the gaps and indeed that's what's happening. In short - AC looks nothing like Daytona or Myrtle Beach or Vegas.

    Anyone with even a passing interest in cities can see that behind the cheesy signage and after a powerwashing there's a lot left to this city.













    Indeed you can usually tell when the concepts of democracy and citizenship are weakening. There is an increase in the role of charity and in the worship of volunteerism. These represent the élite citizen's imitation of noblesse oblige; that is, of pretending to be aristocrats or oligarchs, as opposed to being citizens.

+ Reply to thread

More at Cyburbia

  1. Replies: 31
    Last post: 11 Aug 2005, 9:41 AM
  2. Guess the City 223
    Cities and Places
    Replies: 19
    Last post: 15 Feb 2005, 5:22 PM
  3. Guess the City 100
    Cities and Places
    Replies: 24
    Last post: 01 Aug 2003, 11:32 PM
  4. Guess the City 101
    Cities and Places
    Replies: 6
    Last post: 01 Aug 2003, 4:12 PM
  5. Guess the City 99
    Cities and Places
    Replies: 16
    Last post: 28 Jul 2003, 3:41 PM