Awesome Earth People
Big Cities and Little 'uns
Old London From Above It's a long walk to the top of St. Paul's. And by long walk, I should throw in that there are a lot of stairs. But, after you finally arrive, you're greeted by a wonderful view of the city. As long as you don't have too much of an issue with heights, you'll be in for a treat.Even though I saw all sorts of stuff while I was up there, I enjoyed working on this photo too. I was able to zoom into 100% and look at all the details and little buildings/bridges/shops once again. It reminded me of walking around many of them at ground level.- Trey RatcliffRead more here at the Stuck in Customs blog.
I love these impossible human places that are actually real.
This is the city of Beijing within the city of Beijing. The size of the model is staggering, and the way it dances and lights up is so strange to watch. Even more strange, this place is always entirely empty, but the city below has millions moving around, like the little lights.
There is one extra-strange thing that happens here at this model. About halfway through the light-display, music starts blasting out of the loudspeakers as you hear a pleasant Chinese voice telling you about the glory of Beijing. And after a moment, you realize the music is the soundtrack from Jurassic Park.
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The first time I saw this tower in Tokyo I did not like it. I thought it felt a little ugly, or maybe like a cheap version of the Eiffel Tower, but it has really grown on me. Especially at night. I really like the look of it's starkness and warm shape against the blueness of the rest of the city.