Street view and palaces help

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#1 12 September, 2016 - 23:50
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Street view and palaces help


Hi there.
A quick advice is needed.
Can anyone tell me the following:
I am from Europe. But I want to use the US to make my own memory palaces.
I tried to start with times square and some rural areas, but times square is too crowded and there's too much stuff (screens and boards) so I get confused. Rural areas look so much alike, at times.

Can someone give me some good areas that meet the following criteria:

* Not too many people there on the streets
* Variety of different buildings, not repetative
* Able to build long routes from them.

A whole route would be much more appreciated.
I need palaces with 200+, better 300+ Loci.

Thank you very much in advance.

13 September, 2016 - 04:43
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It has been several years since I visited, but Las Vegas might be what you are looking for.

There are a lot of people on the streets, but that may not be a problem for you as the scale of the buildings is large. It has a great range of varied and interesting buildings and you can probably find lots of images and video footage from different angles.

Washimgton, DC, might also be good, although I personally only know it from TV and movies.

13 September, 2016 - 04:47
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You could check Hollywood Boulevard as well, if I remember right, almost every buiding there looks different

15 September, 2016 - 05:11
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Thank you very much for your advice.
That really helped. :)
Whenever some other areas come to mind, just let me know.
Your suggestion about using video footage brought a whole new idea up. Thank you very much.
Sometimes the little advices are the help you are looking for without even knowing. :)

Fijordan

15 September, 2016 - 05:31
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I am sorry for posting again.
But, as it turns out, Las Vegas is so huge and I really don't have a clue where the good spots are. ;)
Could someone give me an advice on where to start?
There are so many "suburb areas" and buildings for ordinary people I found...
I just don't happen to find the "Las-Vegasy-parts" ;)

15 September, 2016 - 05:49
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Hi Fijordan,

You should start from the two most common places for gamblers: Las Vegas Boulevard (the Strip) and Fremont Street. I linked you to simplified maps just for you to have an idea of the area. If I were you (and I probably will be, because I really liked this idea), I would start from McCarran airport, get to the Strip and then go all the way to the North up to Fremont street. You have dozens of great casino buildings, which will probably give you hundreds of loci.

I hope this can give you a starting point, but let me know if I can help you further.

Best,
M.

15 September, 2016 - 06:21
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The Strip/Las Vegas Boulevard is indeed the place to go.
Ironically, you won't find many "Las Vegasy parts" in the city of Las Vegas, you have to look at Paradise for the famous parts.

15 September, 2016 - 06:37
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Thanks to both of you :)
I will try it out and report back if I have further questions.

I just love artofmemory. You guys are a great and invaluable help

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