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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A Gorgeous Time Lapse Of San Francisco Bay

May 30, 2013

You’ve seen the Golden Gate and LIFE Magazine photos of Haight-Ashbury; now check out the Sucka Free City from above. You won’t be disappointed.

Gdańsk At Night

May 20, 2013

Gdańsk Poland

Despite its characteristically frigid temperatures, this Baltic Coast beaut certainly appears warm and inviting in this photo.