Cities by Picture #1

Can you guess the cities that are depicted below?
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Last updated: March 17, 2018
First submittedMarch 17, 2018
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Level 73
Mar 19, 2018
Not often you get a day that clear in Tokyo.
Level 88
Mar 20, 2018
I enjoyed having Toronto and Shanghai side by side. I often confuse those due to the towers on the right looking similar.
Level 63
May 30, 2018
Look for the "bottle opener building" on the right next to the tallest skyscraper and you know it's Shanghai. I haven't been there myself but ever since my dad showed me Pictures from a trip I recoginze the building immediately.
Level 60
Jul 25, 2018
The "bottle-opener" is the Shanghai World Financial Center, while the tallest, round one is The Shanghai Tower. I look for these two and the Jin Mao Tower.
Level 82
Apr 16, 2018
The tokyo picture keeps on being used on this site but is so wrong. It's a stock photo someone must have created to imply tokyo but the mountain is a long way from the city and there is no way you can see it like this. On a clear day from some place its a small bump on the horizon.
Level 78
Apr 18, 2018
True, I have been there a few times and only on a clear day you can sea mount fuji in the distance. This picture implies it's right next to Tokyo
Level 81
Jul 25, 2018
Yes, clear days like the one in the picture are rare, but that doesn't mean they don't exist, and yes, you absolutely can see Fuji from a high place in Tokyo on a clear day.

Tokyo is less than 60 miles away from Mt. Fuji, which is not that far for seeing an ultra-prominent mountain. Just because some people don't understand perspective doesn't mean the picture is "wrong."

Level 32
Jul 25, 2018
Your comment about perspective made me laugh! I've been to Tokyo and was lucky to get a nice clear day and you can totally see it from a high rise! Just because something is far doesn't mean it doesn't look close when staring directly at it!
Level 83
Jul 25, 2018
Rainier is at least 60 miles probably closer to 65 miles from Seattle and I can personally attest to how prominent it is when you look to the southeast from near the top of Queen Anne Hill and that's probably at least 70 miles.
Level 81
Jul 25, 2018
I was thinking about exactly the same thing! At least according to the site I checked, the distance between Tokyo and Fuji and the distance between Seattle and Rainier are almost identical.
Level 58
Jul 25, 2018
It's the type of lens used for the photo - it's not "wrong", it's just the way the photo comes out. What a camera "sees" is rarely the same as what the human eye sees.
Level 67
Apr 4, 2020
my camera always seems to deny the existence of the moon, even in cases it looks huge to me. it shows up as a mere speck! magic!
Level 57
Jul 24, 2018
Level 38
Jul 25, 2018
I just realized the Royal Hotel (or whatever it is called) was in the background (I didnt't notice it and I knew it was in Mecca)
Level 56
Jul 29, 2018
Very surprised that Mecca is so low, the Kabba is iconic and so is the giant clocktower.
Level 80
Mar 26, 2019
There aren't many muslims on this site.
Level 67
Apr 5, 2020
I honestly thought it was a building site.. Had I known the black dot was important I would ve gotten it. I thought I saw a clocktower in the picture but doubted it, seemed so out of place, like it was picked up from 19th century britain. Never heard of the clock or seen it before.
Level 44
Aug 8, 2020
Is it me or are the houses in the Amsterdam picture look like gingerbread houses
Level 23
Sep 24, 2020
Only missed Mecca