Ansel Adams, of course, is the famous "scenic" photographer of subjects like Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks. He would drag his huge and heavy camera up a hill for days until he found the right angle. He would then have to wait days, or weeks, for the perfect light and conditions. His photos are always in spectacular black and white.
Some dude found old Ansel Adams photos of our beautiful Los Angeles. Never seen any city photos from Adams before. Here is his flickr set:
Hill Street as seen from a hill above looking south. In the foreground are three elderly gentlemen sitting on a bench
View looking down the rails of Court Flight Cable Railway, with the New Broadway Hotel on the left, and beyond it across Broadway the Hall of Records.
Spoon "All the Pretty Girls Go to the City"
Merle Haggard "Big City"