I came across this beautiful video a few days ago and knew I had to share it. It’s a time-lapse video of a nighttime flight capturing 3 hours of flight. The subtle glow of the clouds lit up captures every city and town that is passed. It really is beautiful to watch and makes you think a little differently about the built environment and how cities really do emanate out in all directions (and in many ways).
The video was created a few years ago by James Leng – he is currently a master’s student studying architecture at Harvard.
From his description:
On my night time flight back to SF from Amsterdam, I noticed that the lights from cities were making the clouds glow. Really spectacular and ethereal – it was really seeing the impact of urban environments from a different perspective. Each glow or squiggle represents one town or city!
Have a great weekend!
** video credit James Leng