Breathtaking aerial views of cities around the globe

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Wednesday 15 July 2015

If you thought stock videos were generic and boring, you might want to take a look at what Shutterstock recently produced.

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Heading to New Zealand? Here’s the Lost At E Minor guide to Christchurch

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By Zac in Cool Travel on Wednesday 3 June 2015

A series of earthquakes between 2010 and 2011 devastated New Zealand’s second largest city, Christchurch. An estimated 1,000 buildings in the city’s CBD came down or were subsequently pulled down. (Stop for a second and try to count to 1,000. Each number represents an entire building!) The sheer scale of destruction can only be comprehended in person. Over two-thirds of the city is still rubble.

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Have you been pronouncing your favourite cities wrong? This guide will help you not look foolish

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Monday 16 February 2015

There’s something irritating about people not pronouncing your home city correctly, even after you’ve told them repeatedly the ‘e’ is silent or there’s no stress on the last syllable. To save us all a headache and hours of debate, thrillophilia put together a list of commonly mispronounced cities to educate us on the correct way to say them.

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Cities of the world are based on their typical meals in this ongoing art series

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 29 January 2015

Picture your country’s capital city for a minute-what food comes to mind when you think of that place? Perhaps a bagel? Maybe a croissant? A meat pie? Running with this fun idea, illustrator Bea Crespo and photographer Andrea G. Portoles teamed up to produce an ongoing photographic project known as BrunchCity.

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An entire miniature city is built from 100,000 staples and a pair of very steady hands

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Monday 18 August 2014

What do you do when you are given 100,000 staples and a floor area of approximately 600cm x 300cm? I would tender my resignation but if you are Peter Root, you build a miniature city filled with office buildings and skyscrapers. To do it, he broke the staples into various sizes ranging from 12cm high to a single staple and arranged them patiently with a very steady hand over a period of forty hours to complete the city he had in mind.

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These photos reveal just how rapidly the world is changing

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By Rachel Oakley in Architecture, Cool Travel on Tuesday 27 May 2014

If you’ve ever marveled at the incredible pace of this growing world, you’re in good company. Just years ago, in fact 20 or 30 years, some cities were still arid deserts and more countryish than city. For instance, in 1990, UAE’s Dubai tall skyscrapers and millionaire’s paradise was nothing but a dream, and a desert. […]

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Intricately illustrated cities of the world by Aldo Crusher

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Wednesday 7 May 2014

Here’s a cool look at some of the most popular cities of the world. Designed by Aldo Crusher, these colourful illustrations were created for the Magazine Aire’s section called ‘Cosmopolis’. Places such as Shanghai, Capetown, New York City, and Madrid are all featured in this collection, with minute detail going into capturing the spirit of […]

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Accession: kaleidoscopic city series by Ben Thomas

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Saturday 11 January 2014

Accession is the latest kaleidoscopic photo series from Ben Thomas and was shot in New York, Tokyo and Melbourne. It’ll be exhibiting during 2014. Of the work, Thomas says: ‘The series what shot with various lens on a Canon 5d mark iii body. Available light was used for each of the images. Most of the […]

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Major American cities in their earliest photos

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 31 October 2013

Imagine New York City’s Upper West Side without the diners, the yellow cabs or the hustle and bustle. Or perhaps Las Vegas without the multi-storied casinos. Once upon a time each U.S. city was still developing and Business Insider ran down a list of 12 cities across the country that show them at their earliest […]

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New screenprints by Chinese Liverpudlian artist Donshi

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By Donald Shek in New Art on Thursday 23 May 2013

Chinese Liverpudlian, Donshi, has created a new series of prints as part of a story called I’m Looking for Someone, Something, Somewhere. The subject matter revolves around futuristic cityscapes with a mixture of reality and the fantasy blurring the boundaries between the two.

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Interesting views of cities from space

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Saturday 15 December 2012

Wether intentional or not, the layout and design of these cities makes for an interesting aerial view. Some create intricate patters and shapes, while others form recognizable imagery. Take a look for yourself and see what you make out of these photographs.

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Stunning hi-res images of cities at night from the ISS

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Wednesday 14 November 2012

This hi-res collection of photographs of the Earth’s cities at night was captured far above the Earth itself. Filmed from the International Space Station, these breath-taking images were shot at over 28,000 kilometres per hour. These photographs of large cities such as Istanbul, Beijing, Melbourne, Montreal, and London are currently held at NASA’s Johnson Space […]

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Whimsical urban installations by Filthy Luker

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By Samantha Dalrymple in New Art on Wednesday 9 May 2012

Installation artist Filthy Luker creates urban installations ranging from giant tentacles, and giant banana peels, to creating faces on whatever inspires him to do so. His whimsical pieces add life and humor in random places he goes to. These playful pieces are sure to amuse and make one smile.

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New drawings by Lucinda Rogers

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By Ed Tucker in New Illustration on Wednesday 14 March 2012

How can you not love this lady’s work?  First-rate draughtsmanship, staggeringly accurate but gloriously loose at the same time. She also has a fine eye for what to leave out and when to stop drawing. Plain brilliant.

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