This is the best bird’s eye view I’ve seen of the historic capital London for many a year. The dome of St Paul’s Cathedral which was once the tallest building in the world is now so completely dwarfed that it is barely noticeable.
It has a reputation as being one of the world’s most beautiful cities, and this aerial photo shows why Capetown, South Africa deserves the plaudits.
This is the 1,111th post in this weblog, and it somehow seems fitting that it is posted on 11/11 (November 11th).
And to celebrate here is a great photo of the one, single place on our planet that I would most like to visit: Machu Picchu.
Rarotonga, in the Cook Islands is not so accessible, but the journey is certainly well worth it.
The new island, top right, which suddenly appeared out of the ocean following an underwater volcanic eruption, got so big that it has now merged with a neighbouring island to form a partially new island. All this is taking place in the Japan archipelago.
Waterfalls are one of the most spectacular and explosive sights in nature, and what really captures my attention is that they don’t appear for a fleeting moment and then disappear for a while, they are non-stop phenomena.
The Ekom Nkam Falls in the jungles of the Cameroon have amuddy tinge to them, presumably from the riverbed silt that they deposit on the rocks below, nature at work.
When a traffic jam becomes so extreme that it eventually snarls up the entire road system then gridlock results. In Xi’an, China this happened bigtime, though I notice that one side of each road is completely free from traffic, maybe the bus drivers were blockading the streets?
There is no other city like it on this planet, New York is the most everything. And Manhattan is the mostest of the most.
To be fair to London, it is not always like this, and the fogs are nowhere like as bad as 50 plus years ago, but sometimes it gets a very low blanket of cloud, which looks pretty good from above.
Ever since man took to the skies the beauty of this planet has been visible in a whole new dimension.
The Eye of the Sahara (courtesy of a NASA photo) in Mauritania (also known as the Richat Structure) is certainly a natural phenomenon which comes to life when viewed from above.
No matter where you live in Kvivik, Streymoy on the Faroe Islands each and every house comes with a view, and what a view too.
Today, in the northern hemisphere, is the winter solstice, the year’s shortest day. So I guess at this time of year the Antarctic is now bathed in continual sunlight for a few weeks.
Yes, even one of the great sights of the world, the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA can be obscured by clouds.
It could only be one place: Florence, Italy.