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    Literary way of describing a city and mountains

    Imagine a city is at the foot of a massive mountain range. You want to describe the position of the city with relation to the mountains. You can say this:

    The city is at the foot of the X mountains.

    I want a poetic and literary way of describing this city and its position with respect to the mountains.

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    Re: Literary way of describing a city and mountains

    I've recently returned from a couple of weeks in the mountain West of the United States. I spent a week near Denver, Colorado, a city is nestled at the base of the mountains. Then I spent four days in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a city embraced by the surrounding mountains.
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    #3

    Re: Literary way of describing a city and mountains

    The city is nestled at the foot of X mountains.

    We can't do the imagining for you without more information.
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    Re: Literary way of describing a city and mountains

    learner7, please read this extract from the forum's Posting Guidelines:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly in your post. Please note, all posts are moderated by our in-house language experts, so make sure your suggestions, help, and advice provide the kind of information an international language teacher would offer. If not, and your posts do not contribute to the topic in a positive way, they will be subject to deletion.

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    Re: Literary way of describing a city and mountains

    I also deleted your post because it was off-topic (it did not contribute to the topic in a positive way).

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    #6

    Re: Literary way of describing a city and mountains

    This is the city I seek to describe:

    https://media.nature.com/w800/magazi...x_16300882.jpg

    It's not surrounded by mountains. The mountains are just on the northern part of the city.

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    Re: Literary way of describing a city and mountains

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    This is the city I seek to describe:

    https://media.nature.com/w800/magazi...x_16300882.jpg

    It's not surrounded by mountains. The mountains are just on the northern part of the city.
    Great view! What mountains are those?
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    Re: Literary way of describing a city and mountains

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    This is the city I seek to describe:

    https://media.nature.com/w800/magazi...x_16300882.jpg

    It's not surrounded by mountains. The mountains are just on the northern part of the city.
    Beautiful. That city's geographical situation is similar to Denver's: it's on a plain that's rising to the foothills of a steep mountain range. Navigating in such places is easy (when the clouds are high enough, which they usually are in Denver); it just takes a glance to orient yourself.
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    Re: Literary way of describing a city and mountains

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Great view! What mountains are those?
    That is the Elborz mountain range.

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    #10

    Re: Literary way of describing a city and mountains

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I also deleted your post because it was off-topic (it did not contribute to the topic in a positive way).
    Okay. I have noted this point as well.

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