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/trv/ 636: This summer I visited the United States with my fa...

thomweerd Avatar
thomweerd:#636

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.

saulihirvi Avatar
saulihirvi:#637

Just some more pics of the airport.

cat_audi Avatar
cat_audi:#638

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.

orkuncaylar Avatar
orkuncaylar:#639

I love bird's eye view.

greenbes Avatar
greenbes:#640

Desert rivers and lakes.

remiallegre Avatar
remiallegre:#642

4. The very first thing that met us at the LV airport.

adammarsbar Avatar
adammarsbar:#643

Slot machines. Slot machines everywhere. It seems like fifty percent of Nevada's population is addicted to gambling.

aleclarsoniv Avatar
aleclarsoniv:#644

They're literally behind every corner.

ah_lice Avatar
ah_lice:#645

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.

joshjoshmatson Avatar
joshjoshmatson:#647

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.

buleswapnil Avatar
buleswapnil:#648

Some shots from Luxor's inside.

4. A limo right outside the entrance.

anjhero Avatar
anjhero:#649

>>648
>>647
Sweet, looks even better than what I imagined.

herrhaase Avatar
herrhaase:#650

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.

otozk Avatar
otozk:#651

1 & 2. More of the facades.
3. An obelisk
4. A makeshift statue of liberty

saarabpreet Avatar
saarabpreet:#652

Muh capitalism.

iamglimy Avatar
iamglimy:#654

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.

motionthinks Avatar
motionthinks:#656

2. That's Monte Carlo, I think.

polarity Avatar
polarity:#657

That rollercoaster belongs to Excalibur, I believe.

jffgrdnr Avatar
jffgrdnr:#658

Another view of the rollercoaster and some interesting statues.

samihah Avatar
samihah:#659

1, 2 & 3. Muh diabetes
4. Probably the best picture I've ever seen. Describes the US perfectly, don't you think?

VinThomas Avatar
VinThomas:#660

1 & 2. These things were Heaven on Earth in the Vegas heat.

polarity Avatar
polarity:#661

1 & 2. A Harley Davidson café. Awesome.

joshhemsley Avatar
joshhemsley:#662

2-4. The inside of another hotel I think it was the Cosmopolitan.

_zm Avatar
_zm:#663

Capitalism. Capitalism and consumerism everywhere.

joeymurdah Avatar
joeymurdah:#665

Last pics for now, but I'll come back later and continue.

sgaurav_baghel Avatar
sgaurav_baghel:#667

View of the pool from our room.

mactopus Avatar
mactopus:#668

4. The garage.

bobwassermann Avatar
bobwassermann:#669

1. Another view of Luxor.
4. On our way to Arizona.

ajaxy_ru Avatar
ajaxy_ru:#670

A looong train.

robinlayfield Avatar
robinlayfield:#671

We finally arrived at the Grand Canyon!

puzik Avatar
puzik:#676

It truly is beautiful.

alta1r Avatar
alta1r:#677

>>671
What hellish animal is that?

alagoon Avatar
alagoon:#680

>>677
A sort of deer, I guess.

bergmartin Avatar
bergmartin:#681

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...

falvarad Avatar
falvarad:#684

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?

sava2500 Avatar
sava2500:#686

>>684
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.

iamglimy Avatar
iamglimy:#687

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.

velagapati Avatar
velagapati:#688

4. An adorable little kid :3

chanpory Avatar
chanpory:#689

3 & 4. On our way to Yosemite, we stopped to take some pics of dead and semi-dead trees.

georgedyjr Avatar
georgedyjr:#690

2. We also stopped at this outpost-like thing.

...and took some photos from there.

cat_audi Avatar
cat_audi:#692

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.

coreyhaggard Avatar
coreyhaggard:#693

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.

gretacastellana Avatar
gretacastellana:#694

We witnessed a seemingly large forest fire, but apparently it was so small that it wasn't even mentioned on the radio.

leonfedotov Avatar
leonfedotov:#695

1. I found this landscape incredibly beautiful.
2. This house too.
3. More forest fire.
4. The smoke almost blocked out the sun.

joki4 Avatar
joki4:#696

2. Dead trees.
3 & 4. Driving though a small Utah town.

joemdesign Avatar
joemdesign:#697

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.

robinlayfield Avatar
robinlayfield:#698

More nothingness and mountains.

starburst1977 Avatar
starburst1977:#699

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.

adhiardana Avatar
adhiardana:#700

At Mono Lake, right next to Yosemite.

thehacker Avatar
thehacker:#701

2, 3 & 4. Inside Yosemite. It is truly breathtaking.

superoutman Avatar
superoutman:#704

Just fantastic. And look at the cute bugger in the forth pic! :3

HenryHoffman Avatar
HenryHoffman:#706

2. I can totally see this becoming a new reaction pic.

karlkanall Avatar
karlkanall:#707

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.

oanacr Avatar
oanacr:#708

3. My mother's fantastic parking job.

melvindidit Avatar
melvindidit:#709

Look at the fantastic view. Damn, you should've been there. It's even more breathtaking in real life than in pictures.

ajaxy_ru Avatar
ajaxy_ru:#713

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.

Bernd Avatar
Bernd:#714

4. Am I not a fantastic photographer?

antonyryndya Avatar
antonyryndya:#716

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.

ryhanhassan Avatar
ryhanhassan:#717

2. A somewhat successful attempt at using the panorama function.

ggavrilo Avatar
ggavrilo:#718

These were taken at the market square near our hotel.

joe_black Avatar
joe_black:#721

2 & 3. The city hall.
4. Some previous US flags

iamfelipesouza Avatar
iamfelipesouza:#722

2 & 3. The insanely steep streets of SF.
4. The inside of a cable car.

sava2500 Avatar
sava2500:#723

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.

abdots Avatar
abdots:#724

3. A bunch of tourists on segways.

iamkarna Avatar
iamkarna:#725

These streets are absolutely insane.

meisso_jarno Avatar
meisso_jarno:#726

1. Alcatraz.
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.

hampusmalmberg Avatar
hampusmalmberg:#727

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.

illyzoren Avatar
illyzoren:#728

3. Parachuters!
4. The canning company's building in Monterey Bay. We stopped there to see the aquarium.

HenryHoffman Avatar
HenryHoffman:#731

1. Isn't it adorable?
2. A sorta meet-and-greet for kids "meeting" fishes.
3 & 4. Penguins being fed.

terryxlife Avatar
terryxlife:#732

3 & 4. Tourists getting to swim with the fishes.

ma_tiax Avatar
ma_tiax:#733

1, 2 & 3. Otters being fed.

arnel_lenteria Avatar
arnel_lenteria:#734

It was really difficult to get a good picture of this hammerhead.

alagoon Avatar
alagoon:#735

I love these birds. They are so cute! :3
4. Hahahaha so funny pun!

kamal_chaneman Avatar
kamal_chaneman:#736

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.

kuldarkalvik Avatar
kuldarkalvik:#737

These rollercoasters are insane.

samihah Avatar
samihah:#738

1 & 2. Street drummers, I guess..? Or rather, amusement park drummers?
3. Typical American family
4. The things people do for money...

bouyghajden Avatar
bouyghajden:#739

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.

surajitkayal Avatar
surajitkayal:#740

4. Typical American woman.

lisakey1986 Avatar
lisakey1986:#741

1 & 2. Leaving the park. You can see that it's dusk already.
3 & 4. Beverly Hills.

aluisio_azevedo Avatar
aluisio_azevedo:#742

Inside Universal studios. We came back the day after too, and we took way more photos then.

cat_audi Avatar
cat_audi:#743

These were taken inside probably the biggest sweets store in the world.

andrewofficer Avatar
andrewofficer:#744

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.

robinlayfield Avatar
robinlayfield:#745

Damn that Yosemite park. North America indeed has the most beautiful nature.

buddhasource Avatar
buddhasource:#749

>>745
Indeed. The US has an incredible biological diversity.

n1ght_coder Avatar
n1ght_coder:#760

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

aluisio_azevedo Avatar
aluisio_azevedo:#761

>>760
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?

nasirwd Avatar
nasirwd:#776

1. California.
3. Long Beach..? I think.

jajodia_saket Avatar
jajodia_saket:#777

We came back really, really early the next day, to spend it inside the Universal Studios park. It was almost empty.

ryhanhassan Avatar
ryhanhassan:#778

1 & 2. This 3D ride was actually pretty well made.
4. Although the film Waterworld sucks, the accompanying show is actually pretty good.

saarabpreet Avatar
saarabpreet:#779

4. Taken on the bus tour around Universal Studios. These and the comings buildings are all props.

rohan30993 Avatar
rohan30993:#781

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.

hota_v Avatar
hota_v:#782

I apologise for the bad pics. Things happened so fast, and I had to delete some other photos because the card was full.

georgedyjr Avatar
georgedyjr:#783

1 & 2. A man-made "flash flood".
3 & 4. More "catastrophes," this time in a subway station.

lisakey1986 Avatar
lisakey1986:#784

4. One of the places Jaws was filmed, I think. Or at least a similar film.

tusharvikky Avatar
tusharvikky:#785

2 & 3. I guess Michael Bay's films are made here too.
4. Don't remember which movie this is from.

dhooyenga Avatar
dhooyenga:#786

1 & 2. Yes, that's a real 747.
4. A very British band performing in a very British bus.

aluisio_azevedo Avatar
aluisio_azevedo:#788

3 & 4. Flying to Washington, DC.

jffgrdnr Avatar
jffgrdnr:#790

1. This.. I... Why is this image on a funeral home??

herrhaase Avatar
herrhaase:#791

Having such a beautiful little garden in the middle of the city... :3
4. The US Capitol.

polarity Avatar
polarity:#792

2. I tried taking a panorama picture of it. As you can see, I failed horribly.

Shriiiiimp Avatar
Shriiiiimp:#793

3. Typical American police officer.

thehacker Avatar
thehacker:#794

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.

remiallegre Avatar
remiallegre:#795

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.

garand Avatar
garand:#796

1, 2 & 3. The White House.

chrstnerode Avatar
chrstnerode:#797

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.

samihah Avatar
samihah:#798

2. Oh! Look! It's one of those commercial-planes that you usually only see in cartoons.
3. Typical domestic American tourists.
4. Minigolf.

carlosgavina Avatar
carlosgavina:#799

The minute we left Ortley Beach, it started raining. Heavily.

3. Typical American biker.

karlkanall Avatar
karlkanall:#800

2. The first view of New York.
3 & 4. Bronx, I think. Or maybe Brooklyn, don't remember.

raquelwilson Avatar
raquelwilson:#801

2, 3 $ 4. Broadway.

grrr_nl Avatar
grrr_nl:#803

4. War memorial.

cboller1 Avatar
cboller1:#805

There was maintenance work going on, so we couldn't visit the statue itself ;__;

scottgallant Avatar
scottgallant:#809

2. Notice the old building that's been left alone, tiny in comparison,

grantrobinson Avatar
grantrobinson:#810

3. Elegant way of saving space.
4. A Swede, living in a very shabby part of town.

polarity Avatar
polarity:#811

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.

ryandownie Avatar
ryandownie:#813

We also visited the 9/11 memorial. Pictured is the "Freedom Tower".

sindresorhus Avatar
sindresorhus:#814

4. This museum had not yet been opened when we were there. ;_;

seanwashington Avatar
seanwashington:#815

4. We visited the museum of American Indians. A school was there as well, as you can see.

kazukichi_0914 Avatar
kazukichi_0914:#816

So many victims in one.

kuldarkalvik Avatar
kuldarkalvik:#817

No comment.

buddhasource Avatar
buddhasource:#818

Afro-Native Americans. Goddamn. The Cultural Marxism is strong within this museum.

madebyvadim Avatar
madebyvadim:#823

Posting from Germany now.
3 & 4. Explanation in next post.

mikaeljorhult Avatar
mikaeljorhult:#824

Native American languages and cultures. Actually quite interesting.

michigangraham Avatar
michigangraham:#826

1, 2 & 3. Central Park. Didn't take very many pictures there.

alexradsby Avatar
alexradsby:#827

1, 2 & 3. Some big church.
4. Don't quite remember what this place was..

bluesix Avatar
bluesix:#828

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.

dhooyenga Avatar
dhooyenga:#829

The Empire State Building.

kennyadr Avatar
kennyadr:#830

3 & 4. Inside Macy's near the ESB there were wooden escalators. These things must be really old.

suprb Avatar
suprb:#831

...aaand this concludes this IWO. It has taken a long time to post everything, and I apologise for that. Anyway, thanks for reading/watching.

dmackerman Avatar
dmackerman:#832

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...

grafxiq Avatar
grafxiq:#834

>>832
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

anjhero Avatar
anjhero:#836

>>832
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.

i3tef Avatar
i3tef:#844

>>832
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...

peterlandt Avatar
peterlandt:#928

>>834
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.

carlosgavina Avatar
carlosgavina:#1045

>>836
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.

to_soham Avatar
to_soham:#1046

I rather enjoyed the thread

otozk Avatar
otozk:#1050

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.

kennyadr Avatar
kennyadr:#1449

>>776
It's Santa Monica beach.