12/19/2014

Venture Out RV Park

Mesa, Arizona, USA

33.411996602°, -111.723695408°

 

On April 21st we posted this Overview of the Venture Out RV Resort in Mesa, Arizona, inspired by the aerial photography of Christoph Gielen. In June this image, as part of a collection of Overviews, went viral on numerous sites like Bored Panda, Buzzfeed, and Vice’s Creators Project. Flash forward to this week when some of our followers notified us that an identical image is now being used by the band Modest Mouse for their new album artwork. Check out their account and let us know what you think — is this a coincidence?



 

12/18/2014

Gran Plaza

Seville, Spain

37.378882317°, -5.963216136°

 

Residential buildings surround the Gran Plaza in Seville, Spain.


 

12/17/2014

Port of Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands

51.8850°N 4.2867°E

 

One year ago we launched Daily Overview with the goal of changing the way we see our world. The success we’ve had so far with media coverage in more than 30 countries and prints hanging in the Deutsches Museum has surpassed our grandest ambitions. Thank you to everyone who has liked, shared, and taken the time to read our posts each day. We have lots of exciting plans for year two and hope you continue to follow along!

 

To celebrate this anniversary we are resharing our Overview of the Port of Rotterdam - one of the first ones we captured and one that truly helped us see the potential of this project.


 

12/15/2014

Jiaozhou Bay Bridge

Qingdao / Huangdao, China

36.169913°N 120.298305°E

 

The Jiaozhou Bay Bridge — connecting Qingdao and Huangdao, China — is the world’s longest bridge, spanning 41.58 kilometers (25.84 miles). The construction used 450,000 tons of steel and 2.3 million cubic meters of concrete. The bridge is T-shaped with an over-water, semi-directional interchange to allow for a third directional exit/entry from Hongdao Island.


  12/14/2014 Châtelet – Les Halles Paris, France 48.861°N 2.347°E   Châtelet – Les Halles is one of the largest and busiest underground train stations in the world, averaging 750,000 travelers per week day. The station is so busy that it’s currently undergoing an extensive renovation to improve passenger flow by adding more access/exit points for travelers and rerouting traffic out of the nearby shopping mall.

 

12/14/2014

Châtelet – Les Halles

Paris, France

48.861°N 2.347°E

 

Châtelet – Les Halles is one of the largest and busiest underground train stations in the world, averaging 750,000 travelers per week day. The station is so busy that it’s currently undergoing an extensive renovation to improve passenger flow by adding more access/exit points for travelers and rerouting traffic out of the nearby shopping mall.


 

12/13/2014

"Langzhou New City"

Lanzhou, China

36.100442944°, 103.807536139°

 

8 miles outside of Lanzhou, China - the capital of the Gansu province - the Chinese government has hired a private developer to slice the tops of 700 low-level mountains. The 10-square-mile area will be the site of “Lanzhou New City”, allowing the crowded metropolis of 3.6 million people to expand.

China's rapid shift from a rural to an urban society is staggering. In 12 years, China will have 221 cities with at least 1 million inhabitants and 23 cities with more than 5 million (compared to 35 cities of that size in Europe and 9 in the USA today).


 

Check out this incredible aerial shot of shipping containers in Portsmouth, Virginia from one of our favorite photographers, Alex MacLean.


 

12/10/2014

Sun City

Sun City, Arizona

33°36′51″N 112°16′55″W

 

The retired community of Sun City, Arizona opened on January 1, 1960. At the time, this event at the futuristic development attracted such a sizable crowd - 100,000 people - that it was featured as a cover story for Time magazine.


 

12/9/2014

Glastonbury Festival

Pilton, Somerset, England

51.155°N 2.586°W

 

Glastonbury Festival is a five-day music event attended by more than 135,000 people every year in Pilton, England. The population of Pilton on the other 360 days of the year is 998.


 

12/8/2014

Kufra Basin Agriculture Project

Kufra District, Libya

24°11′N 23°17′E

 

The Kufra Basin in the Sahara Desert of Libya is one of the most heavily irrigated oases in the world. The Libyan government enacted a plan in the 1970’s to enable agricultural cultivation in the desert by extracting water from the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System, a non-renewable source of fossil water located beneath the surface. Because only 2% of Libya's land receives enough rainfall to be cultivated, the aquifer is now nearly dried up.



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