Learning from Looking Down

It is captivating to look down on the city.

By looking closely, we can see the grain – the mass and texture of the city – and the evolving inscription it makes on the earth.

We can observe (and understand) the spaces between the buildings.  These are the places we inhabit.

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Montevideo, Uruguay. 01
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Montevideo, Uruguay. 02
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Havana, Cuba. 01
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Havana, Cuba. 02
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Tehran, Iran. 01
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Tehran, Iran. 02
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Kyoto, Japan. 01
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Kyoto, Japan. 02
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 01
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 02
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Los Angeles, USA. 01
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Los Angeles, USA. 02
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Florence, Italy. 01
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Florence, Italy. 02
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 01
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 02
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Marrakech, Morocco. 01
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Marrakech, Morocco. 02
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Barcelona, Spain. 01
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Barcelona, Spain. 02

Note: All aerial images sourced from Bing Maps.

17 thoughts on “Learning from Looking Down”

  1. What a fun idea for a post. I liked this. Everything always looks so different from above. It is always a surprise how different cities look from above when it is night time too. .

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  2. Aerial view of a city is its fingerprint . A form of landmark. Like the Eiffel tower while on the ground, the planning of the city when looking down. Many cities like Barcelona , Paris, Florence, NY have such distinct planning, one can immediately recognise without caption details!

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