33 Iconic Landmarks Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before, The Hoover Dam Will Blow Your Mind.
From where we stand on the earth's surface, it's impossible to see how beautifully complex our surroundings our. As our world grows and changes, so do the elements around us. Sometimes, our impact on the planet is not a positive one.
That's the idea that the people at Overview NYC are trying to call to light. Their project, known as the Overview Effect, refers tot he sensation that astronauts have when they look down and view the earth as a whole, causing them to reflect on the world's enormity and complexity all at once. Here's what Overview NYC had to say about their images on their website:
Overviews (what we call these images) focus on the places and moments where human activity—for better or for worse—has shaped the landscape. Each Overview starts with a thought experiment. We consider the places where man has left his mark on the planet and then conduct the necessary research to identify locations (and the corresponding geo-coordinates) to convey that idea.
Check out the mesmerizing photos below.
In honor of Australia Day - the country’s national holiday celebrated annually on January 26th - we wanted to share this breathtaking Overview of Bondi Beach in Sydney. One of the city’s most popular destinations, the beach gets its name from the Aboriginal word “Bondi” that means waves breaking over rocks.
Today we are doing a feed takeover for @theworldpost with a selection of Overviews from around the globe, including this one of Bourtange. This Dutch "star fort" was built in 1593 during the Eighty Years’ War when William I of Orange wanted to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen. Star forts were constructed in the manner you see here so that an attack on any of its five walls could be aggressively counteracted from the two adjacent star points.
Today, in place of our usual Overview, we are honored to feature the work of acclaimed aerial photographer, Alex MacLean. Piloting his own plane, Mr. MacLean captures breathtaking images like “Dinghies Clustered Around Dock” (Duxbury, Massachusetts, 1993) seen here. If you are an aerial photographer and are interested in having your work exhibited on our feed, send us a note and some sample images to [email protected]
Today we’ve added seven new pieces to our Printshop, including this Overview of the urban plan of Brasilia. The city was founded on April 21, 1960 in order to move the capital from Rio de Janeiro to a more central location within Brazil. The design - resembling an airplane from above - was developed by Lúcio Costa and prominently features the modernist buildings of the celebrated architect Oscar Niemeyer at its center. To see what else we’ve added to the Printshop, click the link in our profile.
The Calbuco Volcano in southern Chile is spewing ash again today, following two massive eruptions last week. Chilean authorities stated that the initial eruptions released approximately 210 million cubic meters of ash into the air. Striking infrared satellite images taken in recent days show the town of Ensenada, located at the based on the volcano, covered in a thick layer of gray dust.
The Venetian Islands are a chain of six man-made islands located in Miami, Florida. San Marino Island, Di Lido Island, and Rivo Alto Island are pictured here. While the islands' residential neighborhoods have some of the highest property values in the city, they are also among the first places ordered to evacuate in advance of a hurricane.
The Masters is one of the four major championships held each year in professional golf. Yesterday, Jordan Spieth won the tournament, and its coveted green jacket prize, with a record-tying score of 18 under par. The golf club where the tournament is held - Augusta National in Augusta, Georgia - was formerly a plant nursery and each hole is now named after a particular tree or shrub.
The United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. is the seat the country’s Congress and the legislative branch of the federal government. The Capitol Dome, which is currently enclosed in scaffolding (until 2017), has undergone numerous expansions and restorations since it was first added to the building in 1855. The total weight of the dome is 14.1 million pounds.
The Terminal de Autobuses de Pasajeros de Oriente, better known as TAPO, is a major bus terminal in Mexico City, Mexico. The dome-covered structure accommodates more than 10,000 passengers per day traveling to fourteen states throughout the country. PS - This weekend we are doing a feed takeover for our friends, @artsetters. Check out their page over the coming days for a fresh look at some of our favorite Overviews!
Durrat Al Bahrain will consist of 15 connected, artificial islands (including six atolls, five fish-shaped, and two crescent-shaped). Construction costs are estimated at $6 billion and the project is slated for completion in mid-2015. Also, Friday's print contest winner is: @kellypastorek. We'll message you shortly!
The Golden Gate Bridge is a 1.7 mile (2.7 km) long suspension bridge in San Francisco, California that spans the Golden Gate strait, the mile-wide channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The bridge’s signature color, known as "international orange”, was selected to complement its natural surroundings and enhance its visibility in fog.
Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the border between Ontario, Canada and the United States. The falls have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, with a vertical drop of more than 165 feet (50 m). The Maid of the Mist boat, visible here, has carried passengers into the rapids immediately below the falls since 1846.
For an #Overview #tbt we have recaptured the Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park where visitors can get a close-up view on a series of elevated boardwalks. The hot spring gets its vivid color from pigmented bacteria that grow around the edge of the mineral-rich water. While our Overviews typically consider human impact on the landscape, here we marvel in our fascination with the beauty of the natural world.
Hoover Dam is a 726-foot high, 1,244-foot wide concrete arch-gravity dam located on the Colorado River at the border of Arizona and Nevada. Constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression, a workforce of approximately 20,000 poured a total of 4.36 million cubic yards of concrete to complete the structure. Overall, there is enough concrete in the dam to pave a two-lane highway from San Francisco to New York.
The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture in the middle of New York Harbor, in Manhattan, New York City. The statue, dedicated on October 28, 1886, was a gift to the United States from the people of France. The robed female figure bears a torch and a tablet that is inscribed with the date of the American Declaration of Independence - July 4, 1776. Happy 4th of July from Daily Overview!
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Source: Daily Overview