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Posted 16 March 2014 - 05:58 AM Edited by Aero Dynamo, 16 March 2014 - 07:28 AM.

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I bet many of you guys know that Los Santos is based on a real life city or you can say a parody of Los Angeles. If you have ever been to this place or really stay there you must have noticed much of the places in game can be recognised in real life. Below are some following pictures of the Place. Feel free to make guesses or post your own pictures.

 

Some pictures are taken from google earth and some from the internet. I saw a similar thread actually from a website {don't remember which} and I was so surprised at the detail so I took some inspiration and thought of sharing it with you all! So here you go,

 

Maze Bank:

 

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Area near Eclipse Towers:

 

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Near Sandy Shores:

 

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Bridge Near Mount Chillad:

 

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Shopping Street:

 

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Beverly Hills Shopping Center:

 

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Vespucci Beach:

 

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Observatory:

 

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Vinewood Bowl:

 

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Beach Gym:

 

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The Los Santos City:

 

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The City From the Skies:

 

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 05:59 AM Edited by 2281, 16 March 2014 - 06:28 AM.

The Commute:

 

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FIFY :)

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:00 AM

Nice thread.

 

Dear diary: the OP was not a fag today.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:10 AM

Nice thread.

 

Dear diary: the OP was not a fag today.

 

Would you stop acting like a dick in whatever thread you click on next.

 

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I actually had to look twice to tell if I was looking at San Andreas or not, honestly...

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:12 AM

I'll contribute :)
Real life LA
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Los santos
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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:13 AM Edited by jjbinks4, 16 March 2014 - 06:26 AM.

Weazel Plaza:
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Vinwood Boulevard:
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Vinewood Movie Theater:
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EDIT: a few more!
Galileo Observatory:
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Los Santos River:
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Vinewood Sign:
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South LS:
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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:18 AM

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:21 AM Edited by 2281, 16 March 2014 - 06:22 AM.

I'll contribute :)

Metro (NABI 45C-LFW):

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Los Santos Transit (Brute Bus):

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:22 AM Edited by RAS_ZeroZ, 16 March 2014 - 06:23 AM.

The Cathouse...   (old motel near the Salton Sea in California)

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http://prjctns.wordp...the-salton-sea/

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:25 AM Edited by Odyseous2040, 16 March 2014 - 06:26 AM.

I'll contribute :)
Real life LA
Downtown_Los_Angeles_View_s.jpg

Los santos
 

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:36 AM Edited by Ermac., 16 March 2014 - 07:01 AM.

Screengrab from Pharrell's Happy music video.

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Los Santos (La Mesa)

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:40 AM

Anybody have pictures of Tinsel Tower?

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:41 AM

I really enjoy these threads, the resemblance is amazing..

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:43 AM Edited by Aero Dynamo, 16 March 2014 - 06:43 AM.

Anybody have pictures of Tinsel Tower?

 

I guess it does not exist in real life. Did not find any pictures of those.


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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:45 AM

 

Nice thread.

 

Dear diary: the OP was not a fag today.

 

Would you stop acting like a dick in whatever thread you click on next.

No.


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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:46 AM Edited by Raylion, 16 March 2014 - 06:48 AM.

So interesting to see these pictures given I'm in the UK and have never been to that part of the world (except in a virtual sense of course)!  :)

 

Would love to see more!

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 06:48 AM Edited by Aero Dynamo, 16 March 2014 - 07:11 AM.

Edited My Original Post and Added some More Pictures. Feel Free to Contribute!

 

LAX Airport/Los Santos International Airport.

 

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You can clearly see the two parking lots as shown in the game. They exist but in Real Life they are not 3/4 floors tall.  You can also see the airport and beyond but in real life I can assure you there are no ramps that will let you into the airport runway lol

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 07:12 AM

Bump.


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Posted 16 March 2014 - 07:18 AM

 

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See the center of the city WAAAY in the background? That's why I wish Los Santos was bigger. They could have made the entire map outside LS just 5% smaller and made a real city.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 07:22 AM

Good stuff!

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 07:24 AM

 

 

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See the center of the city WAAAY in the background? That's why I wish Los Santos was bigger. They could have made the entire map outside LS just 5% smaller and made a real city.

 

 

Yea IKR? I mean in the game the city is technically in front of the building. But in real life its way far off to the left of it. If only Rockstar could have removed a mountain or two or at least remove the useless sea and decrease it by half and increase the size of the city, It would have been really Huge!

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 07:50 AM

This thread wins. Thanks, OP.   :cookie:

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 08:26 AM

Great pics. I'm real glad I don't actually live there. It's hard enough to separate the game from reality.
I already call real life cars by their GTA names...there goes a 9k baller
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Posted 16 March 2014 - 08:32 AM

Whoa! Nice one OP hats off, and to others that posted pictures. Some of them are almost identical! :O

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 08:40 AM

Great job OP I never knew the GTA version of the Maceys shopping centre looked exactly like its real world counterpart. When they said that they spent months in Los Angeles studying they really meant it 

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 08:41 AM Edited by Riqitch8, 16 March 2014 - 08:43 AM.

I already call real life cars by their GTA names...there goes a 9k baller

Oh thank god, I'm not the only one who does this.  :panic:

 

OT: Great pictures everyone, there's little difference between in game and real life. Goes to show what technology can do these days.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 08:43 AM

I'm not from LA, but isn't the Korean Friendship Bell depicted in GTA?

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 08:55 AM

So like, I took the PCH from San Diego to Seattle... chilled in LA for like a week in a half sleepin in my car with my girl near V beach..... ANYWAYs this game tripped me the hell out after that.... Here is some sh*t here.. My girl took this pic... Venice Beach

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See Malibu in the distance? was like whaa... 

 

Then! imagine turning directly around...  there is Santa monica pier and those stairs that go down. At the base of them stairs there is a wooden platform... well there was a dread locked dude playin guitar on that platform... 

 

V beach was amazingly simular... Like I got my med card at Smokes on the water... same color scheme, setup, sign outside.location.... different name 

 

Tho.. it is missing the bum shanty town that happens at night LOL... when i saw V beach i was like "Shiiit lets see if the bums come out at night too! lol.. make shift tent town for sure!" 


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Posted 16 March 2014 - 08:58 AM

Compton courthouse

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Nickerson gardens, Watts

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 09:03 AM

Obviously a lot of you new members were not around here to witness and take part in the legendary mapping thread. Trust me when i say it has ALL been done for you already.

 

Behold its magnificence.

http://gtaforums.com...sis/?hl=mapping

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