It's easy to lose sight of how beautiful a city you see every day truly is.

You have to see it from a different set of eyes, and that's 100% the case for our fair city of Amarillo.

I stumbled upon this amazing drone footage of the city from about 4 years ago on YouTube and the aerial view of Bomb City is exactly's bomb.

Being so new to the city, I was able to see things I haven't seen before. For you however, it'll be a different view of some things that may not look as pretty as they actually are.

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For example, look at how amazing First Baptist Church really is. Sure, we know it's a spectacular building, but because it's so big, you never get to fully take in its beauty. From the sky however, it's truly a majestic site and great architecture.

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How about the dreaded I-40/I-27 interchange? Because we're in a car, all we see are the other cars, pavement and a few of the buildings. Now, jump up in the sky. Look at all that greenery! Plush green grass, trees in full bloom for days. What a gorgeous sight!

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However, this picture of the city at dusk really grabbed me. All the lights of the buildings have popped on, the street lights are starting to guide the way. I don't know if it's the sunset in the background or if it's just how everything comes together in this picture, but it gives off such a serene, relaxed vibe that we don't feel almost anywhere down here.

Just watch the entire video for yourself and prepare to be captivated. Maybe it'll have you viewing our city differently, I know it will for me.

Say You're From Amarillo Without Saying You're From Amarillo

Amarillo is a pretty quirky place. We've got the Big Texan, the weird signs, and (obviously) the famed Cadillac Ranch. But more than that, there's a distinct culture of close-knit community, eccentrics, a thriving arts scene, and much more.

The point is, living in Amarillo is a unique experience. Because of that, it's really pretty easy to tell who's a native or a long-time resident. And I can prove it.

Here's a couple of ways you can say you're from Amarillo.....without saying you're from Amarillo.

Check Out The Original Names For These Amarillo Streets

It's hard to imagine these well-known Amarillo streets as any other name. Try to imagine giving directions to someone while using their original names. Gets tricky, doesn't it?

The new names (that we currently know them by) came mostly from associates of Henry Luckett, who drew the first map of the area. When this took place exactly, records do not show, but the street name revamp is covered extensively in 'Old Town Amarillo' by Judge John Crudgington, published in the Plains Historical Review in 1957.

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