20 September 2013

Friday Fun: A bird’s eye view

It can be disorienting to view familiar cities from above. The details that seem to define cities while we move through them on the ground are missing. Instead, shapes representing streets and buildings emerge, almost abstract. But we can tell a lot from these bird’s eye views afforded by cameras and helicopters.  An overhead view of New York City, for example, shows the beauty of central park as an enormous public green space:

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