By Time Out editors July 3 2015
Life getting you down, man? Need to change your perspective? The solution: get high. Instagram account @dailyoverview has brought together an incredible collection of aerial photographs of cities around the world. The snaps, which capture anywhere from Sydney to Istanbul, aim to recreate the ‘overview effect’ – that special feeling of calm that astronauts get when viewing the earth from above. Aahh. Here are our 10 favourite images.
Mexico City, Mexico – or is it a robot bumpipe?
Sydney, Australia – or is it human sheet music?
Washington, DC, USA – or is it Darth Vader’s TIE fighter?
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.
Orlando, Florida – or is it the marvel of mammalian fertilisation taking place before your eyes at the microscopic level?
Madrid, Spain – or is it the inside of an iPhone?
Montreal, Canada – or is it a national ping-pong bat?
Istanbul, Turkey – or is it one of these?
Goodyear, Arizona – or is it a Paul Klee?
Abu Dhabi, UAE – or is it an evil space crab?