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    Holy....crap.

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    This can be a guide for tourists (visit red areas) and for locals (avoid buying anything in red areas).


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    Locals and Tourists #2 (GTWA #1): New York
    Blue pictures are by locals. Red pictures are by tourists. Yellow pictures might be by either.
    Base map © OpenStreetMap, CC-BY-SA

    Full Size: http://www.flickr.com/photos/walking...n/photostream/
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    ^^ cool data...

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    How do you get that many photos in the tunnel?

    It has never been that scenic to me! (Looks like many more at the LT than the GWB!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninjahedge View Post
    How do you get that many photos in the tunnel?

    It has never been that scenic to me!
    Tourists? Quite a few of my passengers are mesmerized by Tunnels. I think it is safe to assume everybody have seen a bridge or two but not everybody have seen a tunnel..

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    Definitely more tourists visit Yankee Stadium than Shea....OOOPS, City Field...

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    If you visit the photostream link, you can see maps for other cities such as London and Paris in the same scale. I would've thought the swaths of red in NY would be more centralized compared to other cities since tourists hardly visit the outer bouroghs. But most other cities follow a similar compact pattern.
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    I know what you are saying MC, but no matter how foreign elephant dung is, not many people want to take a photo of it......

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    not many but apparently enough to paint it red in this map.

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    That is why I am surprised.

    Why would so many take a picture of the inside of the tunnel, AND THEN POST IT?

    I can understand the entrance, it is rather interesting, but otherwise all the bridges are much more scenic......


    Maybe this is an artificial exaggeration of the concentration due to the limited area that is available in the tunnel.....

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    Also, I think the uniformity of lights inside a curving tunnel could make an interesting picture from a moving car..

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    Not really....

    (Trust me, very few shots from inside a moving car, in a dark tunnel, ever turn out to be something worth sharing....)

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    I've never taking one so I trust you..

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    Well, trying to take one inside something that is moving is difficult to begin with. Then the low light, the windows, etc....


    I think this number just came from all the adolescents on school trips taking pics and posting them for their friends!

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    If you look closely. most of the red spots are at the entrance of the Tunnel in Queens...now that makes sense..

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