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U.S. Cities by Picture #1

For each selected picture, name the city that is depicted.
Answer must correspond to yellow box!
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Last updated: March 17, 2018
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First submittedMarch 17, 2018
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+11
Level 74
Mar 17, 2018
I've never had a desire to go to Pittsburgh because I've heard it's a filthy city and yet that picture makes it look like somewhere you'd want to vacation. San Diego, on the other hand, is a beautiful vacation destination and the picture makes it ugly and unappealing.
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Level 87
Mar 18, 2018
Pittsburgh hasn't been dirty since the steel industry disappeared. Meanwhile, San Diego is not much on notable building landmarks.
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Level 86
Aug 15, 2018
Pittsburgh has a severely underrated skyline, the country's best baseball stadium, decent food, and the Western hemisphere's tallest academic building. I don't live near there anymore, but when I did I would try to visit once every couple of years.
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Level 86
Aug 15, 2018
Although I am currently mad at it for making me type "hhonolulu."
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Level 66
Aug 15, 2018
The picture makes it look like Pittsburgh is made of Lego
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Level 78
Aug 15, 2018
Pittsburgh really does look like that picture. Unlike other Rust Belt cities, the city has revitalized itself a lot since manufacturing declined. A lot of technology companies has come into the city recently (Google and Uber both have a large presence), pollution has decreased by a lot, we have several great universities, and there's a ton of great food. It's frequently ranked as one of America's most livable cities.
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Level 86
Mar 8, 2019
I have driven through the tunnel and come out to see that skyline hundreds, if not thousands of times. Pittsburgh is a lovely city and there's quite a bit to do. Don't let the industrial decline of the late twentieth century dissuade you.
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Level 89
Oct 26, 2019
Another booster for Pittsburgh. Steep hills right off the downtown, where the picture was taken from, are left out of the picture. Many more interesting bridges shooting across the rivers right at that downtown, interesting modern and older architecture, good food...
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Level 82
Mar 18, 2018
Not nearly enough love for Austin. 'Tis an excellent city.
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Level 88
Mar 19, 2018
Tough picture. You have to recognize the capitol and determine that its not Washington or Madison, WI.
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Level 86
Aug 15, 2018
Are those really the only other places in the U.S. with domed capital buildings?
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Level 86
Aug 15, 2018
Nope. Harrisburg has a domed capitol.
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Level 75
Aug 15, 2018
34 states have or had capitols with domes. There are also city courthouses with domes - the Old Courthouse in St. Louis often shows up in city photos with the arch in the background.
+3
Level 73
Jul 5, 2020
I only got it cause I know Frost Bank Tower. Pic could be updated to show the Austonian or Independent
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Level 84
Mar 19, 2018
#4 really threw me with the snowy mountains in the background. Clever and fun quiz!
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Level 75
Aug 15, 2018
Same here. I've been to LA and I don't remember such tall, snowy mountains in the background.
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Level 89
Oct 26, 2019
Telephoto lens giving a totally false picture.
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Level 59
Oct 6, 2021
The skyline of LA is extremely recognizable so this is still your fault, not the picture lol
+2
Level 49
Jan 9, 2023
The smog usually covers it up :/
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Level 74
Mar 20, 2018
Why is Austin pink?
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Level 91
Mar 28, 2018
Well, I know their motto is "Keep Austin Weird." This certainly helps with that...
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Level 75
Aug 15, 2018
The photo must have been reflecting a beautiful sunset. The color almost fooled me until I saw the capitol and the "owl building", although at that angle it doesn't look very owlish.
+1
Level 70
Aug 15, 2018
I correctly guessed Austin, based largely on the color palette (and also maybe on some subconscious recognition from a brief visit to Austin 6 or 7 years ago). Seems like a very SXSW color scheme.
+2
Level 86
Aug 15, 2018
Gotta love those pictures that make it look like the Space Needle is the tallest building in Seattle.
+2
Level 54
Aug 15, 2018
Austin is my hometown!
+2
Level 82
Aug 15, 2018
That Los Angeles picture is altered, isn't it?
+1
Level 68
Aug 15, 2018
Strictly speaking, NASA Mission Control is in Clear Lake, not the City of Houston :-)
+1
Level 66
Aug 15, 2018
on that note, all the Vegas casinos are in Paradise, an unincorporated community south of Las Vegas. Can you accept "Paradise" as a type in?
+3
Level ∞
Aug 15, 2018
Extra credit all around. But I'm not changing the quiz. :)
+1
Level 58
Dec 18, 2018
Strictly speaking, Clear Lake is a community not a township. So, strictly speaking, Johnson Space Center is in Houston city proper. I lived across from JSC for a few years, my address was Houston.
+3
Level 14
Aug 20, 2018
Los Angeles is not correct. This should be fixed or taken down.
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Level 59
Oct 6, 2021
but... its a picture of los angeles
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Level 89
Jan 6, 2020
I like how nearly all the pictures are of skylines or famous landmarks... and then there's Houston with a bunch of men looking at computers.
+1
Level 21
Mar 7, 2020
I got Houston because I thought of space and I knew the saying "Houston we have a problem". I still got kinda lucky though
+1
Level 40
Feb 10, 2023
i got houston because it was, "the city of the future" aka Space area
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Level 21
Mar 7, 2020
I have no idea how I got austin
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Level 77
Oct 29, 2022
I don't understand the negative comments about the Los Angeles photo. The Hollywood Hills in the foreground REALLY ARE right behind Downtown LA, the San Gabriel Mountains in the background REALLY ARE only 20 miles away. The highest peaks in the San Gabriels are around 10,000 feet tall, so when the sky clears after winter rainstorms, the mountains in the north are a gorgeous snow-capped wall that you can see from many places around the LA Basin.
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Level 41
Sep 16, 2023
Great quiz