12 Stunning Satellite Images Of Earth Create A New Perspective
By Gloria Christie on March 9, 2015
Have you ever dreamed you could fly? Can you imagine moving through space and time to see the world as others cannot?
“…fully appreciate the beauty and intricacy of the things we’ve constructed, the sheer complexity of the systems we’ve developed, or the devastating impact that we’ve had on our planet.”
Let me take you to some of the most amazing sights on earth. Grant shares his new gallery here. Check the Daily Overview for more stunning visions.
The Arc de Triomphe is the center Parisian hub of a wheel of avenues. It took Napoleon almost 30 years to build this magnificent structure.
2. Het Loo Palace – Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
A perfect example of Baroque landscaping resides behind Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. It is called “The Great Garden.”
3. Magdeburg Water Bridge – Germany
A water bridge is water-on-water transportation. The Magdeburg Water Bridge is an aqueduct in central Germany, and the largest bridge of its type in Europe.
The water bridge crosses the Elbe River so that large commercial ships can move from the Rhineland and Berlin without needing to transport the Elbe. It took 24,000 tons of steel and 68,000 meters of concrete to build.
4. Dubai Interchange – United Arab Emirates
It took $6 billion for Durrat Al Bahrain to build 15 man-made islands. They include five fish-shaped and two crescent-shaped islands. Builders scheduled construction completion for mid-summer.
5. Mount Taranaki – North Island, New Zealand
New Zealand’s North Island is the home of an active stratovolcano, Mt. Taranaki. A natural circle of the green national forest surrounds the volcano.
6. Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, USA
San Francisco’s signature suspension Golden Gate Bridge crosses the Golden Gate strait, linking San Francisco Bay and the Pacific. It is 1.7 miles long.
The reason it was painted “international orange” is to make it more visible when the magnificent fog rolls over the area.
7. Norfolk Coal Train Depot – Virginia, USA
A high-point in my life was sitting in the cab of the engine of a moving mile-long ore train. This photo shows us another perspective of trains. The largest coal-loading depot in this hemisphere is located in Norfolk, Virginia.
8. Fishing Nets – Quanzhou, China
These nets are so large they are visible floating in the Taiwan Strait between Quanzhou, China and Taiwan.
9. Burning Man – Nevada, USA
This is 65,000 people camping in a semi-circle around the “Man Sculpture” in Black Rock City, Nevado. The week-long event is “an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance.“
10. Rice Terraces – Yuanyang, China
This is what 1,300 years of cultivating rice terraces on the mountains of Yuanyang County, China looks like.
11. Amazon Deforestation – Brazil
We hear about the deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest. But seen from space, the destruction of the irreplaceable forest in Para, Brazil is sobering.
12. Palmanova, Italy
The star fort configuration is a fortress that surrounds the town of Palmanova in northeastern Italy. The first ring was completed in 1593, the second in 1690, and the third in 1813.