Isn't Every City Prettier in the Fall?

Photos of beautiful autumnal scenes from around the world.

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David Grant/Flickr

Fall is a great time to be a city dweller. These photos, which can otherwise speak for themselves, remind us why. Only three are mine; most have been curated from wonderful photographers who have graciously licensed their work for noncommercial use via creative commons. 


Tokyo. Photo by Marufish/Flickr


Washington, D.C. Photo by Kaid Benfield 

Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Photo courtesy of NCBrian/Flickr

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (by: Abhinay Omkar, creative commons)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Photo courtesy of abhinay omkar/Flickr

Toronto (by: Prashanth Raghaven, creative commons)

Toronto. Photo courtesy of Prashanth Raghavan/Flickr

Memphis. Photo courtesy of Lindsay Turner/Flickr (left) Seattle. Photo courtesy of Canopic/Flickr


Chevy Chase, Maryland. Photo by Kaid Benfield


Amman, Jordan. Photo courtesy of Roba al Assi/Flickr


Chicago. Photo by Nate Burgos/Flickr

Santa Fe. Photo courtesy of Michael R. Swiggot/Creative Commons
Paris. Photo by Kaid Benfield
Santiago, Chile. Photo courtesy of Phokrates/Creative Commons
Cape Town. Photo by Warrenski/Flickr
Vienna. Photo courtesy of TravelingTamas/Flickr (left) Dublin. Photo courtesy of Sunafterrain/Flickr


Boise, Idaho. Photo courtesy of Roadsidepictures/Flickr

Winchester, Ontario. Photo by Gemma Gace/Flickr


Beijing. Photo courtesy of pat_ong/Flickr

Los Angeles. Photo by Koopr/Creative Commons


Houston. Photo courtesy of jeffbalke/Flickr


Wamego, Kansas. Photo courtesy of Are You My Rik/Flickr

Top image: Portland, Oregon. Photo courtesy of David Grant/Flickr

This post originally appeared on the NRDC's Switchboard blog.

About the Author

  • Kaid Benfield is the director of the Sustainable Communities and Smart Growth program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, co-founder of the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system, and co-founder of Smart Growth America. More
    Kaid Benfield is the director of the Sustainable Communities and Smart Growth program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, co-founder of the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system, and co-founder of Smart Growth America. He is the author or co-author of Once There Were Greenfields (NRDC 1999), Solving Sprawl (Island Press 2001), Smart Growth In a Changing World (APA Planners Press 2007), and Green Community (APA Planners Press 2009). In 2009, Kaid was voted one of the "top urban thinkers" on Planetizen.com, and he was named one of "the most influential people in sustainable planning and development" in 2010 by the Partnership for Sustainable Communities. He blogs at NRDC's Switchboard.