“For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love.” ~ Carl Sagan
When I stumbled across these images, my initial reaction was simple awe and appreciation for their beauty.
But as I slowed down and perused them further—taking the time to really see each image, and read about what each one is specifically—it occurred to me that their stunning quality truly comes from the different perspective we are given, via these satellite photos.
That something considered “dirty” or “ugly”—like a shipping port or uranium mine—could still have an inherent beauty when viewed from a different perspective.
Or that something widely accepted as “beautiful”—like a field of flowers or a beach—could have a shockingly abstract quality to it, creating an entirely new and unique type of beauty to be appreciated.
Comments, via imgur:
“Impressive and Jacksonville are 2 things I never would associate together. But…”
“The fields of tulips are amazing.”
“Its amazing how some of these look like circuit boards and others like woven fabrics. Somehow the patterns we create are repeated everywhere…”
“Does anyone else find massive interchanges fascinating and occasionally beautiful?”
Author: Yoli Ramazzina