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From: Happiness is Greater in More Scenic Locations

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Scenic and Unscenic Images from Scenic-Or-Not. (a) The four most scenic images in England. Visual inspection suggests that scenic images are primarily composed of natural landscapes. They not only contain large areas of green space, but also mountainous landscapes and water features. (b) A sample of the most unscenic images. Such images tend to be taken in built-up areas and might include dense road networks or abandoned rubbish. However, natural areas can also be rated as highly unscenic if industrial structures obstruct the naturally scenic view or if they appear to be largely featureless or desolate. (c) A sample of the top 5% scenic images in built-up locations. Scenic images in built-up locations can include a variety of features such as quaint villages, industrial structures such as bridges, castle-like structures, and park lakes. Photographs shown in this figure have been cropped to fit. Photo credits: (a) From top to bottom: Richard Swales, Tony Atkin, Tom Richardson, Helen Wilkinson; (b) From top to bottom: Peter Whatley, David Long, Mick Garratt, Doug Lee; (c) From top to bottom: Bob Jones, Phil D, Mike Searle, Glyn. Copyright of the images is retained by the photographers. Images are licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/. The full photographs and URLs are provided in the Supplementary Information.