Tag Archives: Aerial photograph

Glorious Sprawl

9 Jun

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The plane had taken off from the Toronto airport. These are the outskirts of the city. Like all other cities. The suburban sprawl. It looks horrible when you are driving through it. Or in it. But from above, the patterns of settlement are enticing. BUT. As David Byrne sang … “I wouldn’t live there if you paid me.”

Rome from the air

12 May

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This is a shot of some district of Rome. I was in a Hungarian (MALEV) Tupolev on my way to Ukraine. The aircraft was horrible, as all Tupolevs are, and the flight was insane. But the views were spectacular as for some reason, probably technical, the plane did not flight very high and we were afforded brilliant views on our flight to L’viv, Ukraine.