diverse cultural landscape

Kacy.H

Senior Member
Chinese
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source: national geographic

Hello, people, what does 'landscape' mean here? It does not mean the visible features of an area of land, right?


Another question, I first wrote:
The US travel and tourism sector would not be worth nearly 2 trillion dollars if it were not for its immigrants who have made its culture(cultures?) so diverse.

Now I saw 'landscape', can I use it in my sentence?
The US travel and tourism sector would not be worth nearly 2 trillion dollars if it were not for its immigrants who have helped build such a diverse cultural landscape.

Thanks
 
  • Keith Bradford

    Senior Member
    English (Midlands UK)
    This is the word "landscape" used as a metaphor. The geographical landscape is mountains, lakes, forests, etc. The cultural landscapes is theatres, dance companies, art galleries, etc. (Or, using "culture" in a wider sense, it includes sports teams, restaurants, gardens, etc.)

    Your proposed sentence is good.
     
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