This summer I visited the United States with my family.
I have finally managed to sort out the really bad pics, and out of the original thousands, under 600 remain.
I have resized them, both to let me upload them faster and to not murder KC's servers.
If there are some particular photos you'd like to have in full size, do not hesitate to ask for them. Note that I will not post them before I'm done with the IWO.
Usually I provide some sort of commentary on every picture, but considering the sheer number of photographs I plan to post, I will only comment on some of them.
So, without further ado, let's get started.
These three are from Tegel, where we flew from.
Just some more pics of the airport.
1. On the plane from Chicago to Las Vegas. It was possible to watch TV on the plane, but only if you paid. The seats had card swipe devices, so all you had to do was swipe your credit or debit card and you'd be good to watch your favourite horrible American sitcoms. Absolutely disgusting consumerism.
2. Faggot with a caps and beats headset.
I love bird's eye view.
Desert rivers and lakes.
4. The very first thing that met us at the LV airport.
Slot machines. Slot machines everywhere. It seems like fifty percent of Nevada's population is addicted to gambling.
They're literally behind every corner.
1. A part of the lobby
2. The view from out room by night.
3&4. The pool.
FUCK it's warm in Vegas. Goddamn. How people can live in that desert beats me.
1. Another pic of the lobby.
2, 3&4. Although we didn't stay there, we visited Luxor too, just to see how it was. Here are some pics.
And yes, they were taken with different cameras, which is why the file names are different.
Some shots from Luxor's inside.
4. A limo right outside the entrance.
1. A giant car. Reminds me of a monster truck
2, 3 & 4. Excalibur. Another hotel right next door.
Oh, forgot to mention; The hotel we stayed at was Mandalay Bay.
1 & 2. More of the facades.
3. An obelisk
4. A makeshift statue of liberty
1. Probably the best bar/pub in the world. Nah, just kidding.
Since I'm under 21, I was denied entry. ;_;
2. More slot machines. I swear, these fuckers are everywhere.
3. Oh! Look!
4. Excalibur's entrance sign, or what you wanna call it.
2. That's Monte Carlo, I think.
That rollercoaster belongs to Excalibur, I believe.
Another view of the rollercoaster and some interesting statues.
1, 2 & 3. Muh diabetes
4. Probably the best picture I've ever seen. Describes the US perfectly, don't you think?
1 & 2. These things were Heaven on Earth in the Vegas heat.
1 & 2. A Harley Davidson café. Awesome.
2-4. The inside of another hotel I think it was the Cosmopolitan.
Capitalism. Capitalism and consumerism everywhere.
Last pics for now, but I'll come back later and continue.
View of the pool from our room.
4. The garage.
1. Another view of Luxor.
4. On our way to Arizona.
A looong train.
We finally arrived at the Grand Canyon!
It truly is beautiful.
What hellish animal is that?
A sort of deer, I guess.
1. Just look at that. It's so beautiful.
2. An eagle or falcon, I think.
3&4. That man is insane. Going that far out...
Very nice I am impressed, i've been to both locations but its cool to see the pics and be reminded of them.
I'm just curious as to if this trip changed your view on America/the American people at all?
Well, it didn't change my view on the US as a country, it merely confirmed my prejudices.
However, it did change my view on American people. Sure, they were fat and all, but they were (with the exception of one street cop in California) extremely friendly and helpful.
So I could say that although I despise America, I like Americans.
I will also continue posting pics this afternoon.
Alright, I'm back! Good thing this board is so slow and threads don't 404 over night.
2. An infographic (?) that shows the different layers of stone in the Grand Canyon and surrounding areas.
4. An adorable little kid :3
3 & 4. On our way to Yosemite, we stopped to take some pics of dead and semi-dead trees.
2. We also stopped at this outpost-like thing.
...and took some photos from there.
1. A fantastic souvenir in said outpost/tower. It must be made in Germany.
2. Just a view of the vast nothingness on our way to Yosemite.
3. Native Americans selling their fantastic craftwork.
2. Lake Powell lies between Utah and Arizona, so I'm not sure which state this was taken in. Anyway, either in ar about to enter Utah.
We witnessed a seemingly large forest fire, but apparently it was so small that it wasn't even mentioned on the radio.
1. I found this landscape incredibly beautiful.
2. This house too.
3. More forest fire.
4. The smoke almost blocked out the sun.
2. Dead trees.
3 & 4. Driving though a small Utah town.
More of the town. Note the big road going through the middle of it despite being a tiny town, and the nice name of the bank in picture 2.
4. A kind of rollercoaster-road.
More nothingness and mountains.
2. More of the road.
3 & 4. More dead trees. I have the feeling that forest fires are rather common in the US. To be expected, I suppose.
At Mono Lake, right next to Yosemite.
2, 3 & 4. Inside Yosemite. It is truly breathtaking.
Just fantastic. And look at the cute bugger in the forth pic! :3
2. I can totally see this becoming a new reaction pic.
1. A cottage where there's lots of information about the park's past and present.
2, 3 & 4. Water with a natural content of carbon dioxide. Also called Soda water. It tasted.. metalish.
3. My mother's fantastic parking job.
Look at the fantastic view. Damn, you should've been there. It's even more breathtaking in real life than in pictures.
1. The visitor centre.
2. There were some fucking Amish people there! My little brother had to pose so it didn't look like we were taking pictures of them, because that would've just been rude.
3. An incredibly.. wrinkled tree.
4. Am I not a fantastic photographer?
1. My brother and little sister posing in front of a giant sequoia.
2. A fallen tree.
4. A photo of an old photo. These trees really get huge.
2. A somewhat successful attempt at using the panorama function.
These were taken at the market square near our hotel.
2 & 3. The city hall.
4. Some previous US flags
2 & 3. The insanely steep streets of SF.
4. The inside of a cable car.
2. The cable car driver. Well, at least I tried to get a pic.
3. A boat-car. No, a car-boat. Or.. wait. Uh...
4. Musicians in Chinatown.
3. A bunch of tourists on segways.
These streets are absolutely insane.
2. Preparing for the 4th of July. It's really lame. Probably the lamest celebration of a national day I've ever witnessed.
3. A burnt tier.
1. A park. California really seems tropical.
2. Oh boy. I don't think it's even possible to make it any more obvious that you're in San Francisco.
3. Golden Gate Bridge.
4. The canning company's building in Monterey Bay. We stopped there to see the aquarium.
1. Isn't it adorable?
2. A sorta meet-and-greet for kids "meeting" fishes.
3 & 4. Penguins being fed.
3 & 4. Tourists getting to swim with the fishes.
1, 2 & 3. Otters being fed.
It was really difficult to get a good picture of this hammerhead.
I love these birds. They are so cute! :3
4. Hahahaha so funny pun!
1 & 2. Some pics from San Luis Obispo.
3. On our way to Los Angeles. This was a really scenic road.
4. Before we drove to LA, we wanted to visit Six Flags Magic Mountain (an amusement park). It was really, really good, but also very, very commercial, as you can see here. Everything had a superhero theme.
These rollercoasters are insane.
1 & 2. Street drummers, I guess..? Or rather, amusement park drummers?
3. Typical American family
4. The things people do for money...
3. Typical American kid.
4. Thank God for these. The heat in California is unbearable. Don't even get me started on Las Vegas or New York.
4. Typical American woman.
1 & 2. Leaving the park. You can see that it's dusk already.
3 & 4. Beverly Hills.
Inside Universal studios. We came back the day after too, and we took way more photos then.
These were taken inside probably the biggest sweets store in the world.
Last pics for today. Sadly I've got other things to do than just post my holiday photographs on Krautchan.
Pretty much the only names on the Walk of Fame that matter much.
Okay, that's a lie, but you get my point.
Damn that Yosemite park. North America indeed has the most beautiful nature.
Indeed. The US has an incredible biological diversity.
1) based purely on your sisters legs and arms i would have sex with her
2) nice photos
3) its obvious from your captions that you are incredibly biased and sarcastic against America, its too bad you couldn't set the prejudices aside before you came
1. Goddamnit. I thought censoring most of her body would keep you guys from perving over some pixels.
2. Thank you.
3. Lol what? Care to point out some examples?
3. Long Beach..? I think.
We came back really, really early the next day, to spend it inside the Universal Studios park. It was almost empty.
1 & 2. This 3D ride was actually pretty well made.
4. Although the film Waterworld sucks, the accompanying show is actually pretty good.
4. Taken on the bus tour around Universal Studios. These and the comings buildings are all props.
1. A prop from King Kong, IIRC.
2. You can see the back of the "buildings" seen in the previous post.
3 & 4. Various vehicle props from films.
I apologise for the bad pics. Things happened so fast, and I had to delete some other photos because the card was full.
1 & 2. A man-made "flash flood".
3 & 4. More "catastrophes," this time in a subway station.
4. One of the places Jaws was filmed, I think. Or at least a similar film.
2 & 3. I guess Michael Bay's films are made here too.
4. Don't remember which movie this is from.
1 & 2. Yes, that's a real 747.
4. A very British band performing in a very British bus.
3 & 4. Flying to Washington, DC.
1. This.. I... Why is this image on a funeral home??
Having such a beautiful little garden in the middle of the city... :3
4. The US Capitol.
2. I tried taking a panorama picture of it. As you can see, I failed horribly.
3. Typical American police officer.
1. Don't quite remember where this was taken. The background looks like a train station, but I could be wrong.
5. We all know what this is.
1 & 2. The Pentagon. It was not permitted to take any pictures on the out- nor inside, so all we got were these two shots.
4. Ministry of Agriculture, I think.
1, 2 & 3. The White House.
2. As you can see, all the pics were taken from behind an iron fence. Pictured is my sister.
That's it for Washington, sadly.
3 & 4. We stayed in New Jersey too. Although it really doesn't look like it, it was actually pleasantly warm, and the sun shone most of the time.
2. Oh! Look! It's one of those commercial-planes that you usually only see in cartoons.
3. Typical domestic American tourists.
The minute we left Ortley Beach, it started raining. Heavily.
3. Typical American biker.
2. The first view of New York.
3 & 4. Bronx, I think. Or maybe Brooklyn, don't remember.
2, 3 $ 4. Broadway.
4. War memorial.
There was maintenance work going on, so we couldn't visit the statue itself ;__;
2. Notice the old building that's been left alone, tiny in comparison,
3. Elegant way of saving space.
4. A Swede, living in a very shabby part of town.
My sister really wanted to visit a bakery called "Carlo's Bake Shop," apparently known from a tv show she likes.
And frankly, I don't regret going there. The cakes are good.
We also visited the 9/11 memorial. Pictured is the "Freedom Tower".
4. This museum had not yet been opened when we were there. ;_;
4. We visited the museum of American Indians. A school was there as well, as you can see.
So many victims in one.
Afro-Native Americans. Goddamn. The Cultural Marxism is strong within this museum.
Posting from Germany now.
3 & 4. Explanation in next post.
Native American languages and cultures. Actually quite interesting.
1, 2 & 3. Central Park. Didn't take very many pictures there.
1, 2 & 3. Some big church.
4. Don't quite remember what this place was..
2. Another shot if Broadway.
3. Panorama shot of a typical NYC street.
4. We saw Cirque du Soleil while we were there. However it was obviously very dark during the show, so I have no alright pics of that, so here's there stage.
The Empire State Building.
3 & 4. Inside Macy's near the ESB there were wooden escalators. These things must be really old.
...aaand this concludes this IWO. It has taken a long time to post everything, and I apologise for that. Anyway, thanks for reading/watching.
Is this the point auf trv? Posting atrocious photos of a common family vacation to destinations everyone and their mom has been to and can easily get to any time? The Empire State Building? WOW! I've never seen THAT shit before!
But I'am only asking. I could offer some really bad photos of the Eiffel Tower or the Collosseum... hell, I'll even add some fake cynical comments about them, if you'd like me to...
Do it then insteading of complaining about other people putting in their time and effort. Either that or just fuck right off. I've been to these places too but its a cool reminder
I enjoyed the pictures OP
If you had looked through the thread, you would've seen how few pics I took of typical touristy things such as the Empire State Building and the US Capitol. Stop being such an idiotic asshole and shut up.
The actual point is travel discussion, but the board is also what you make of it. So, don't whine and contribute instead, it's small enough that you can make a difference.
Also you're complaining on a pretty high level...
So long as he didn't complain like in real life when he was actually there, I don't mind him using KC as an outlet for his complaints however snarky they may be.
On one hand though, it was odd seeing him commenting on slot machines and fat people as a tourist in tourist locations. Seems kind of obvious.
90% of the pictures you took were touristy shit. Vegas which is nothing but tourist shit, theme parks, the walk of fame, touristy parts of San Francisco, times square, the national mall, and the white house. There's nothing wrong with visiting tourist spots especially when on vacation with your family or your first time to a country, but don't delude yourself into thinking you didn't hit up exclusively tourist spots.
I rather enjoyed the thread
Heh, funny how your pictures of vegas were the exact same I took when I was there.
Also, I tried walking somewhere in vegas, wouldn't recommend.
It's Santa Monica beach.