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Albany Skyline Panoramic Picture, New York

Albany Skyline Panoramic Picture, New York

SKU: ANY1
This panoramic photograph of Albany was taken by James Blakeway. The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza is the brightly lit complex that houses many of New York's state offices. The tallest building is the 44-story Corning Tower. The Meeting Center, referred to as the "Egg", is the only curvilinear building in the complex and contains two auditoriums. Henry Hudson, for whom the Hudson River is named, discovered Albany while seeking a shorter route to the far-east in 1609. The city, first settled by the Dutch in 1624, became the capital of the state of New York in 1797.
Annapolis Skyline Panoramic Picture, Maryland

Annapolis Skyline Panoramic Picture, Maryland

SKU: ANN1
This aerial panoramic photograph of Annapolis was taken by James Blakeway. It features the historic downtown area of Annapolis as seen from over Chesapeake Bay. To the right of downtown is the US Naval Academy. Built in 1845, the US Naval Academy fronts on the Severn River and the Chesapeake Bay. Centered downtown is the Maryland State Capitol. Founded in 1645, Annapolis once served as the Capital of the United States. Architecturally, Annapolis boasts some of the finest 17th and 18th Century buildings in the country, including the residences of all four Maryland signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Atlanta Skyline Panoramic Picture, Georgia

Atlanta Skyline Panoramic Picture, Georgia

SKU: ATL7
This aerial panorama of Atlanta was taken by James Blakeway. It features a view of the expansive downtown metropolitan area with the Georgia Dome, home of the Atlanta Falcons football team, to the far right. Pictured right of center, in the foreground, is the corporate headquarters building of The Coca Cola Company. To its left, is the sprawling campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Centered in the photograph in the distance is Stone Mountain, a huge granite monolith, with a deep carving memorializing the leaders of the Confederacy. On the left side of the photograph, in the distance, is the popular uptown area known as Buckhead.
Atlanta Skyline Panoramic Picture, Georgia Skyline

Atlanta Skyline Panoramic Picture, Georgia Skyline

SKU: ATL8
This twilight panorama of Atlanta, Georgia, was taken by James Blakeway. On the left side of the panorama is the area known as Midtown. The three tallest buildings in Midtown, from left to right, are Promenade II, 1180 Peachtree (commonly referred to as Symphony Tower), and One Atlantic Center. The tallest building on the right side of the panorama is Bank of America Plaza, with its brightly lit, pointed roof. To the far right is the Georgia Dome with its white fiberglass fabric roof, home to the Atlanta Falcons football team. Atlanta was incorporated in 1845 and, today, is a major business city and transportation hub, with the busiest airport in the world.
Augusta Skyline Panoramic Picture, Georgia

Augusta Skyline Panoramic Picture, Georgia

SKU: AUG2
This aerial panorama of Augusta, Georgia, was taken by Christopher Gjevre. Nicknamed "The Garden City," Augusta is the second-largest city and the second-largest metro area in the state after Atlanta. Long ago, the site of Augusta was used by Native Americans as a place to cross the Savannah River, which is partially visible in the upper right corner of the picture. Today, Augusta is best known for hosting one of four major championships in professional golf. The event is scheduled the first full week of April and is the first of the majors to be played each year. Unlike the other major championships, the event is held each year at the same location at a private golf club in the city of Augusta.
Austin Skyline Panoramic Picture, Texas

Austin Skyline Panoramic Picture, Texas

SKU: AUS2
This panoramic photograph of Austin was taken by Christopher Gjevre. It features a twilight view of downtown Austin which is nestled along Town Lake, a reservoir on the Colorado River. This rapidly expanding metropolis is the capital of Texas and home to the University of Texas. The tallest building in Austin is Frost Bank Tower with its brightly lit crown. To its right, in the distance, is the Texas State Capitol with its domed roof. University of Texas Tower is the brightly lit tower to the right of the capitol. Known for its vibrant live music scene, Austin is the 4th largest capital city and the 17th largest city in the United States.
Baltimore Skyline Panoramic Picture, Maryland

Baltimore Skyline Panoramic Picture, Maryland

SKU: BAL2
This panoramic photograph of Baltimore was taken by James Blakeway and features a twilight view of downtown Baltimore and the Inner Harbor. Located at the far left, only two blocks from Babe Ruth's birthplace, is Oriole Park at Camden Yards, home to the Baltimore Orioles baseball team. Centered in the photograph along the Inner Harbor is the area known as Harborplace, a retail shopping, restaurant, and entertainment area. Baltimore, the largest city in Maryland, has many historic neighborhoods and landmarks including the U.S. Frigate Constellation, the last tall-ship built by the navy.
Boston Skyline Panoramic Picture, Massachusetts

Boston Skyline Panoramic Picture, Massachusetts

SKU: BOS4
This panoramic photograph of Boston was taken by James Blakeway. Most prominent in this image is the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge, the widest cable-stayed bridge in the world, which crosses the Charles River. Behind the left bridge tower is the TD Banknorth Garden, home to the Boston Celtics basketball team and the Boston Bruins hockey team. Behind the right bridge tower is John Hancock Tower, the tallest building in Boston. Boston is rich with United States history; the American Revolution began here in 1770 when British troop fired on an angry mob, killing six citizens.
Boston Skyline Panoramic Picture, Massachusetts Skyline

Boston Skyline Panoramic Picture, Massachusetts Skyline

SKU: BOS5
This aerial panoramic photograph of Boston was taken by Christopher Gjevre. To the left of center is the downtown Boston financial district and to the right of center is the historic North End and Old North Church with its white steeple. To the right of the North End is the Charles River with Cambridge, Massachusetts in the distance. Just left of the bridge spanning the Charles River is Boston's TD Banknorth Garden, home to the Boston Celtics basketball team and the Boston Bruins hockey team. Centered in the distance is the area known as Back Bay. The American Revolution began in Boston in 1770, when British troops fired on an angry mob.
Charleston Skyline Panoramic Picture, South Carolina

Charleston Skyline Panoramic Picture, South Carolina

SKU: CHS1
This aerial panoramic photograph of Charleston was taken by James Blakeway. It features a spectacular view of Charleston as seen looking across the mouth of the Ashley River where it empties into Charleston Harbor. Centered in the distance is the U.S.S. Yorktown (CV-10), commissioned in 1943 and named after the famous U.S.S. Yorktown (CV-5) sunk at Midway. The oldest city in South Carolina, Charleston is famous for its picturesque streets, houses, and other 18th Century monuments. It was also the scene of the first incident of the Civil War, the firing on Fort Sumter. On the waterfront, toward the right tip of the peninsula, is White Point Gardens, where many Civil War cannons are displayed. Charleston is a major regional port and manufacturing center.
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US City Skyline Pictures

Why are city skyline pictures so popular in offices, homes, and so on? What is it that skyline pictures offer? There is so much more to panoramic pictures of city skylines than just beautiful colors or night shots of illuminated glass. Encompassing a moment in time, these images showcase achievement, potential, and human dedication. These moments can be seen in every city skyline picture and are unique from one photo to the next.

City skyline panoramas showcase a unique marriage between the beauty of nature and the designs found in impressive architecture. The awe of things we create through our own hard work is more than present within skyline pictures. These structures defy entropy and are truly representative of the resilience of mankind. Stopping to gaze at different city skyline pictures allows us to compare the spirit and representation of these all-encompassing structures. It's easy to dismiss these landscapes as commonplace in the modern world.

These stunning images are not only unique from one city to the next, but also offer a different emotional response based on the time of day captured within the photo. A daytime city skyline picture evokes a much different response than one of the same area taken at night for example, its buildings illuminated from within and glass facades beautifully reflecting the sunset. Skyline pictures further trace out emotion through the weather: a cloudless and clear city skyline panorama may push a feeling of clarity and open expanse. Photos taken at night or during city celebrations may illuminate the buildings with flare and fire sparks of excitability in the mood. City skylines with a foreground of calm water or voracious waves can also instill a different feeling by viewing the photograph.

Oftentimes, city skyline pictures are taken merely to represent the city as a statement of simplicity; the skyline picture is a reminder of the accomplishment and presence of people forming around the need to interact for purposes extensive to only what a city provides. While this may be the only intent, city skyline pictures provide representation that often can’t help but to show so much more. Every city skyline photo captures a moment in time that will never be seen again, a moment of a city's life that anchors to our own lives. For many, a city skyline picture shows that time in history to remember the city as it was when it was closest to the life you lived within it.

When you consider all these things, it's easy to understand why city skyline pictures are so popular. City skyline panoramic pictures allow us to remember and feel a variety of subtle nostalgia. When displaying a city skyline picture in our home or office, we can gaze on our own past. Guests and those who happen to pass by are given the opportunity to look into their own lives and experience what each of these city skyline pictures also mean to them.

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