One of the most awe-inspiring things any human has ever seen – the “overview effect”. It happens mostly to astronauts, who are able to see our Blue Marble from all the way up. Benjamin Grant in his instagram “Daily Overview” uses this effect to take stunning images of landmarks, man-made structures and crazy natural phenomena, as though they’ve been taken from the Earth’s orbit. How does he do that? A real magician never reveals his secrets (you can google that yourself). Anyway, enjoy this small sample of how amazing our planet is! Remember, all of these are actual, real places on Earth.
1. Arc de Triomphe, Paris, FranceFun fact: The names of all 125 battles of the 1st French Republic and Napoleon’s Empire and the names of all the generals are scribbled on the walls of the Arc. Informative place I’d say.
2. Neighbourhoods of Sntosh Park and Uttam Nagar, IndiaNot-so-fun fact: Because of the overpopulation, people in these districts are forced to live in extreme conditions that none of us can even imagine because we take even toilets for granted.
3. Whirlpool interchange, Dubai, UAEAnother fun fact: currently almost 25% of all the construction cranes on the planet are in Dubai.