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15 Google Earth Photos That Are Weird and Awesome At The Same Time

Daily Overview was a project that shared pictures of our planet taken from the space, trying to show how a change of perspective can show our world in a whole different light. When seen from above, we see the true scale of our cities and landscapes, the remarkable symmetry and beauty of human creativity that always comes as a pleasant surprise for all of us.

People behind this project wrote:

The mesmerizing flatness seen from this vantage point, the surprising comfort of systematic organization on a massive scale, or the vibrant colors that we capture will hopefully turn your head.

We share some of the most remarkable pictures that will show you the world like you have never seen before.

#1. Bourtange, Vlagtwedde, Netherlands

A village of 430 people in Netherlands, Bourtange has a 500-year old star fort surrrounded by immaculate waterways. It was ordered by William I of Orange who wanted to take over the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen,

Currently, it serves as an open air museum.

#2. Central Park, NYC, New York

A panel of green surrounded by circuitry of concrete jungles, Central Park in New York is one of the top getaway spots for people who don’t want to go too far to escape the mad urban rush of the New York City.

#3. Barcelona, Spain

Grid-patterned housing of Barcelona surely attracts attention, and most of the new Barcelona is designed exactly like that after the real estate companies took control of the land. Next time when someone tells you that Capitalism spurs creativity and innovation, show them this picture.

#4. Port of Los Angeles, California

Looks like a large scale version of Georgopol, Erangel from PUBG, isn’t it?

#5. Our Lady of Almudena Cemetery, Madrid, Spain

One of the largest cemeteries in the world, Our Lady of Almudena Cemetery in Madrid has about five million graves inside it. That is more than the currently living population of Madrid itself!

#6. Mecca, Saudi Arabia

The pilgrimage place of Muslims from all over the world. Where Muslims visit to try and kiss the holy Black Stone which is most probably a random rock from outer space that fell to Earth and got collected into this site.

#7. Central Pivot Irrigation Fields. Ha’il, Saudi Arabia

While most of the world has rectangular crop fields, these fields in Saudi Arabia are made circular since they are irrigated not by open-to-air canals but underground pipes which then open through overhead motorized sprinklers. Since the water is spread in a circle, the only plausible shape of a crop field is a circle here.

#8. Industrial buildings in Tokai, Japan

 

#9. 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group Tucson, Arizona, USA

This is more or less how the American Government wants you think that Area 51 actually looks like. Although, it is always blurred whenever you try to see it on Google Earth. Go figure!

#10. Brøndby Haveby, Brønby Municipality, Denmark

Like horizontal merry-go-rounds, isn’t it?

#11. Het Loo Palace in Apeldoorn, Netherlands

 

#12. The World Islands, Dubai, UAE

Just off the coast of Dubai, the World Islands are a pretty gesture. Most amazing thing about it? It has an island for Palestine, and not for Israel. Kudos to the creators for taking the right stand!

Terrible thing? Like most maps, New Zealand is missing from this one as well, as someone pointed out on the subreddit r/MapsWithoutNewZealand

#13. Jacksonville, Florida

A perfect knot of roads and overpasses.

#14. Betsiboka River, Madagascar

Murky green and red silt of the Betsiboka river as it slushes through the dry landscape of Madagascar looks like something out of an expressionist abstract painting.

#15. Shin Nagoya Thermal Power Station, Nagoya City, Japan

Remember the old times with those giant televisions and bulky radios? If you were a curious cat, you probably peeked in and found circuit pieces that looked exactly like this. Think of it, there exists a large-scale version of that for real.

 

 

All Featured Images Courtesy: Google Earth

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