This is a photo of a skyline from 1997. We drove from Dallas to Niagara Falls and went through Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. Google can't recognize it. Any help?

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    Are there photos before and/or after this one (on the device or storage, if digital; on the negatives, if analog) that you have identified? That would help narrow down the search. – shoover May 2 at 6:05
  • If you took the photo with an iPhone or Android, the latitude and longitude are encoded inside the file. – WGroleau May 2 at 7:34
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    @WGroleau this was taken in 1997. iPhones and Android did not exist. EXIF (the means of encoding file metadata within the image file) did not exist. – Vicky May 2 at 7:49
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    Actually, to correct myself, the initial version of EXIF had recently been defined. Still, even if the photographer had a very up to date digital camera at that time, it would likely only have captured date and time and possibly the camera settings - not the location. In those days cameras did not have GPS receivers built into them.... – Vicky May 2 at 8:03
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    I love how this comments section has just diverged into nitpicking if/how this camera would have had gps access. – stanri May 3 at 12:38

This appears to be Buffalo NY, below is a screenshot from Google Maps streetview from the I-190 looking north, approximately here (link to Google Maps).

Buffalo NY

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    nice! Did you recognize the city/view and poke around for a matching street view photo, or did you use some other strategy to identify the city? – Ben Bolker May 2 at 21:01
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    I did a Google Image search which didn't find a match, but under "Visually Similar Images" one of the first images was of Buffalo - it seemed to have potential so I looked at a few more photos of the Buffalo skyline, and the Liberty building that was the giveaway (the building in the middle with the two pyramid shapes on the roof). – ascha May 2 at 22:42
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    @ascha Like magic ...! – mika May 3 at 11:56
  • Thanks so much - Buffalo it is! I appreciate your help. – Tammy Terry Rodriguez May 3 at 12:25
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    @TammyTerryRodriguez, if you are happy with the answer, please accept the answer. That is the green tick to the side of the answer. – Willeke May 4 at 17:57

This is the exact place where you took that pic: https://goo.gl/maps/yn1QU65jutoSf7vr9 enter image description here


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