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Poll results: Which view would you most like to see out your window?

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    0 0%
  • 2

    1 3.33%
  • 3

    6 20.00%
  • 4

    6 20.00%
  • 5

    1 3.33%
  • 6

    0 0%
  • 7

    1 3.33%
  • 8

    5 16.67%
  • 9

    1 3.33%
  • 10

    5 16.67%
  • 11

    4 13.33%
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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
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    The view (you wish was) out your window

    Which of the following views would you most like to see out your window? Not where you’d most like to live, or which environment/climate/region you find most appealing, but based purely on the merits of the visual aesthetics, which do you find most pleasing to look at?

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    3.

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    10.

    11.
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    #11 hands down.
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    I'd like #11 out my front window and #8 out my back window. From my roof I'd like to see numbers 3, 4, or 7.

    #6 is for my ski cabin.

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    10 - looks like Ireland - but I have no window - all past jobs have had a nice window........must be the economy...........

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    What, there's no option for "Any of the Above"?!

    OK, I'll narrow it down to #3. Or #10...

    #5 looks like the view from our room in Hawaii.

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    All of them would make me want to be on the other side of the window!
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    I am going with Number 4. However, had you had a picture of pretty women in tank tops and capri pants, I would have picked that one.
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    I picked #8... who knows what sort of eye candy might come walking down that beach!
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    I went with Nr. 4. It seems that it would provide interesting visuals throughout the day and each season.
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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff View post
    All of them would make me want to be on the other side of the window!
    I was thinking the same thing. I like my current view because it is attractive but not so that it constantly makes me wish I was outside rather than in.

    But if I had to choose from those #3 and #10 (in hopes that I'd see little lambs in the spring).

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    #11. I wouldn't want to work in scenic isolation.

    Of course, as planner of the city in #11, the strict urban growth boundaries I'd impose would ensure that the other views would be right around the corner.

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    Definately #8 or #11. #6 is my view 8 months out of the year...depressing as hell

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    #11. Ditto on not wanting to work in scenic isolation. I'd like to know that I can walk outside and have a variety of distractions at my disposal.
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    #10 for me. I want well planned cities so everyone else will want to live THERE! My favorite landscape view is the reflection of myself standing outside and laughing at the poor schmucks inside at their desks.
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    Interesting. So many folks picked #11. For me, that is the one scene of all those offerred that I absolutely would not want to see out my window.

    Different strokes, I suppose.
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    No. 8. There are hot looking babes in bikinis on beaches.

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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop View post
    Interesting. So many folks picked #11. For me, that is the one scene of all those offerred that I absolutely would not want to see out my window.

    Different strokes, I suppose.
    I suspect alot of planners (not me) got into the profession because of their love of cities and the built environment. That could be why.

    I wouldn't mind having that view. But most of the other views I much prefer.

    For me it was a close toss up between 3, 4, 7 and 8. I ultimately went with 3. I sort of like the lesser crowded beach areas better. But the bikini factor of 8 is very tempting- however, to me 8 looks like it might just be in a slightly colder climate than bikini weather

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    It was a toss up between 10 and 4; I chose 10 because I like the open valley.

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    I suspect alot of planners (not me) got into the profession because of their love of cities and the built environment. That could be why.
    Good point. Not the reason that I got into planning either. I was part of the environmental movement of the late 60's & early 70's. I've always been more about saving the un-built environment and see improving the built environment as one of the means to that end.
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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    ..... But the bikini factor of 8 is very tempting- however, to me 8 looks like it might just be in a slightly colder climate than bikini weather
    Don't you see the point(s)? (pun intended)

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    I picked 10 because the scenery would change based on the season. I've had the majority of the scenic views offered up in real life. The beach gets boring after a while, as does the desert, and palm trees.
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    Quote Originally posted by kjelsadek View post
    The beach gets boring after a while, as does the desert, and palm trees.
    Not for RJ, he's dedicated to watching the scenery change.
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    7, 10, 11 -- though that might just mean those are better photos. A thread on cyburbia a few weeks back where two different members posted photos of the same place reminded me yet again that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" and that photos reflect in part the ability of the photographer to frame things and capture something. There is also the fact that scenery changes over time -- that a night time view and daytime view may be very aesthetically different (especially in a big city where city lights may make for a most dazzling scene at night in what may be an uninspiring day time cityscape). Is that boring beach in number 8 always so dreary? Or does human activity, weather, or the play of light from morning to night enliven it periodically? For that matter, what's just off to the left, unseen, that might make for a more interesting view?

    You get the idea.

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    Quote Originally posted by Michele Zone View post
    ..... Is that boring beach in number 8 always so dreary? Or does human activity, weather, or the play of light from morning to night enliven it periodically? For that matter, what's just off to the left, unseen, that might make for a more interesting view?

    You get the idea.
    A shoreline is dynamic. Changes in tides, waves, breezes, smells, light, colors, boats and ships, people interaction in various stages of dress or undress, ocean/bay/gulf/lake debris at the water's edge. Nothing boring or dreary from my perspective. Each time you blink your eyes, it's a different picture.

    You get the idea.

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    A shoreline is dynamic. Changes in tides, waves, breezes, smells, light, colors, boats and ships, people interaction in various stages of dress or undress, ocean/bay/gulf/lake debris at the water's edge. Nothing boring or dreary from my perspective. Each time you blink your eyes, it's a different picture.

    You get the idea.
    depends on the beach. some are pretty desolate.
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