The Serene Symmetry Of Sapporo, Japan

April 9, 2014

Sapporo City

Sapporo is home to as much history as it is beauty; in 1972, it hosted the Winter Olympics, making it the first Winter Olympics ever held in Asia.

What We Love This Week, Volume XXVIII

August 23, 2013

Day To Night In The World’s Most Iconic Cities

Movement in the world’s most populous cities never stops, and neither should the photographic exposure of it. Not content with capturing these dynamic metropolises at a single moment in time, it was not uncommon for photographer Stephen Wilkes to spend around 15 hours a day shooting 1,500 of the same subject (so around 100 photos per hour, or a little under two photos per minute). Wilkes’ project took him all the way from DC to Jerusalem to Shanghai; for more stunning shots, head over to The Daily Mail.

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London From Above

August 15, 2013

London From Above

Cities are defined by their skylines, and it should come as no surprise that as London transitions to a Western Shanghai, there’s been controversy. As the foggy metropolis is home to some incredibly rich, historic architecture, many are concerned that soaring, futuristic edifices will only cast a shadow on them. The eclipsed building that has worried most Londoners? The Tower of London, the William the Conqueror-crafted home of the Crown Jewels.

Mirror City’s Kaleidoscopic Views

August 12, 2013

In Carl Sagan’s “Pale Blue Dot”, he remarks frequently on what an alien might glean about humans if it were to visit Earth. Sagan thought that one of the alien’s most salient take aways would be our obsession with geometry and symmetry. In “Mirror City,” a time-lapse of the United States’ greatest cities from Chicago to San Diego, the creator takes that obsession to a kaleidoscopic and entrancing new level.

The Explosive Growth Of Doha, Qatar

August 7, 2013

Doha Qatar

Formerly one of the poorest Persian Gulf states, Qatar’s natural oil wealth and its exploitation have led it to be one of the world’s most prosperous nations in the world–and Doha, its capital is a living testament to that. Truly a city of the future, the majority of Doha’s residents aren’t natives; rather, they’re expatriates hailing from all over the world.

Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze’s Stunning Vertical Horizons

June 6, 2013

Amid the burgeoning bustle of Hong Kong, it is incredibly easy for one to feel lost amid its equally imposing heights. It is with this in mind that French graphic artist Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze’s decided to utilize vertical space as the subject of his spellbinding series, Vertical Horizon. Says Jacquet-Lagrèze of his work, Vertical Horizon “is a contemplative dive into the raw nature of Hong Kong and an expression of its vertical elan.”

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