This is Mexico City

There are a lot of  people there these days – a bit over 8 million in the city limits, 22 million in the greater city. I find that birds-eye view terrifying in an apocalyptic way.

But then this is Mexico City too . . . perspective is powerful. http://mexfiles.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/zona_rosa1.jpg

6 responses to “This is Mexico City

  1. Katie of Black Hills Reiki

    Wow….just wow!

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  2. My God … it just keeps going and going to the horizon! It’s huge!

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  3. This is the nature of horizontal building. Since they can’t build up due to the substrate, they have to sprawl outwards.

    Get a birds-eye view of “Greater Tampa Bay” and it’ll look disturbingly similar. I know it used to be pretty freaky on the high-altitude color infrared photos I used to work with since the sprawl went uninterrupted for many, many miles in all landward directions…and that was nigh on 30 years ago.

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    • Lighting can also alter our reaction – the same landscape will be percieved differently. I was in Mexico City years ago, and on the ground there’s tons of charm. Plus pollution and traffic of course.

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