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This site is intended as an informal meeting place for exchanging views about subjects relevant to the appreciation of landscapes. Group members include people from Academia and the various activities connected to landscapes: geographers, landscape architects and landscape photographers and painters. Particularly valued is the membership of lay persons with a general interest in the field since one of our aims is to make available to the general public the various aspects of landscape appreciation.

In the left hand side menu, of this Home Page you'll find useful Links and, under "Photos" a number of albums with landscape paintings and photographs intended as a "image pool" that may be useful to illustrate points of view or arguments presented in your Posts.

A complementary site of this Group may be reached at: http://www.freewebs.com/jorgeg/
There you’ll find Essays written by group members, excerpts of articles and books relevant to our discussions and edited threads from the Message Board.
COVER IMAGE:The photo on top represents another example of landscapes that appear to challenge conventional views on Landscape Appreciation. It looks a pretty dull landscape with no features that might call for contemplation and, even less, for its appreciation. Appreciation deals with values, either intrinsic or extrinsic, and the landscape shown above has remarkable value: it is a Martian landscape. NASA proudly calls it "an Everest panorama from Mars" and asks "If you could stand on the top of a Martian hill—what might you see?" NASA technicians tried to answer the question by composing a panorama from photos taken by the robotic Spirit rover which, for the occasion, was instructed to take images with the same resolution as a human with a 20-20 eyesight.(for more on this image see Mssge #225)

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  • Geography
  • Nov 20, 2003
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