8/9/2015

Agricultural development

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

9°1′48″N 38°44′24″E

 

To celebrate today's 100K Instagram milestone and thank you all for making Daily Overview what it is today, we’re doing a PRINT GIVEAWAY from our Printshop! To enter the contest, simply TAG THREE (3) FRIENDS in the comments of this Overview on Instagram. In 72 hours, we’ll announce a winner who will receive a 12” print of their choice such as the one seen here in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 
Both the capital and the largest city in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa has a population of approximately 3.4 million. Despite the significant role urban agriculture has played in the history of the city, this activity is facing challenges due to rapid urbanization and the subsequent competitive demand for land.



 

8/8/2015

Desert Breath

Hurghada, Egypt

27.380541787°, 33.634132451°

 

“Desert Breath” - located in the Egyptian desert near Hurghada on the Red Sea - is a double-spiral art piece. Because the 89 protruding cones that make up one spiral are constructed from the sand that was dug to create the 89 depressed cones of the other spiral, in due time, with erosion, the area of approximately one million square feet will revert back to its original state.


 

8/7/2015

Jodhpur

Jodhpur, India

26.29784°N, 73.01842°E

 

Jodhpur, India is home to more than one million residents, making it the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is often referred to as the “Blue City” due to the vivid, painted houses that can be seen throughout its urban area.


 

The European Space Agency's MSG-4 satellite beamed back its first image this week, capturing a magnificent Overview of Africa and Europe. The weather satellite was launched in mid-July and will now undergo a seven month commissioning process before it goes into hibernation until it is needed as backup for another Meteosat constellation satellite.


 

In place of our usual Overview today, we are thrilled to share a short film called “Growth". Shot entirely from the Overview perspective, the film offers a mesmerizing look at the complexity, subtlety, and beauty of growing up. If you need a 15-minute break today, we can’t recommend it enough!


 

8/4/2015

Sandstone formations

Sedona, Arizona, USA

34.8904788,-111.7545712

 

I’ve traveled to Sedona, Arizona this week to shoot a film and have been left completely awestruck by my surrounding landscapes. The town is encircled by an array of vibrant, red sandstone formations that glow throughout the day and with the setting sun. It’s truly a magical place and one I am grateful to experience. The Overview here shows the formations around Wilson Mountain, which are visible from the North side of the town.


 

8/3/2015

Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco, California, USA

37°49′11″N 122°28′43″W

 

The Golden Gate Bridge is a 1.7 mile 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.


 

8/1/2015

Guadalajara

Guadalajara, Mexico

20.687579999°, -103.307078268°

 

Guadalajara is the fourth most populous city in Mexico with a population of nearly 1.5 million. It is also one of the country’s cultural centers, considered by many to be the home of mariachi music.


 

7/31/2015

Mischief Reef

Spratly Islands, South China Sea

9°55′N 115°32′E

 

The New York Times published a fascinating piece this morning on Chinese island building in the South China Sea. Dredgers - the boats you see here around "Mischief Reef" - pump sediment from the ocean up into floating pipes, and deposit the material onto the reef to increase land area. This enables the large-scale construction projects currently underway on the newly formed islands. See the full story here.


 

7/30/2015

Fallon Range Training Complex

Dixie Valley, Nevada, USA

39.878094149°, -118.398102400°

 

The Fallon Range Training Complex is a United States Navy military area that spans 84,000 acres in the Dixie Valley of Nevada, USA. The complex primarily hosts air-to-air and air-to-ground training exercises. Here we see an installation of metal containers that are used for covert operations training as well as instrument recognition and calibration for spy planes and satellites.


 

7/29/2015

Trucks at Channel Tunnel

Calais, France

50.931745288°, 1.824167808°

 

Trucks sit by the entrance of the Channel Tunnel in Calais, France. Last night more than 2,200 migrants attempted to break into the tunnel entrance in an effort to get to Britain - 31.4 miles away via the underwater passage. This is the latest incident in an ongoing crisis in Europe where an estimated 100,000 migrants have entered the continent to flee violence and poverty in neighboring regions.


 

7/28/2015

Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon

33°53′13″N 35°30′47″E

 

Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. Located at the midpoint of the country’s Mediterranean coast, the area serves as the country’s largest seaport. Settlement in this area is believed to date back more than 5,000 years, with recent excavations in the downtown area unearthing layers from Phoenician, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Crusader and Ottoman civilizations.


 

7/27/2015

Gibraltar International Airport

Gibraltar

36°09′04″N 005°20′59″W

 

Check out this zoomed-in look at one of the prints that was added to our store yesterday. The Overview captures the Gibraltar International Airport, serving the British overseas territory and neighboring areas of southern Spain. Winston Churchill Avenue - the road to the border with Spain - intersects the airport runway and has to be closed every time a plane lands or departs. To see what else is in the Printshop, click here!