a little bit 18th century, a little bit 24th century
This is downtown Tulsa.
Looks almost like an artist's concept from that high up. :)
I would be addicted to Google Earth if it was a little faster but I get tired of waiting on it and give up.
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I like using Google Earth to see what other well-known cities actually look like.
I'm always hoping that I will be the first to discover something weird in the landscape.
It's interesting how the downtown (the older section, I presume) is canted on an angle (northwest to southeast?) and the outlying areas, outside the ring of interstates, are on a more conventional north-south grid.Artifact of railroad days, maybe?
That is interesting. I had noticed but never really thought about it before. Maybe the first people to build there just said "okay let's put a street here" and other streets were built around that, then later the surveyors came in figured out the north south east west grid.