20 sorprendentes imágenes satelitales de Daily Overview
Cómo las actividades de la población global han modelado el paisaje es lo que diariamente nos muestra Daily Overview, un sitio que comparte impresionantes fotografías satelitales de distintos puntos del planeta.
Hace unos días, este sitio compartió una sorprendente fotografía de un lugar chileno: el cerro Playa Ancha de Valparaíso. Sin embargo, no es la única, porque en su cuenta de Instagram es posible encontrar una del tramo Los Caracoles en el Paso Internacional Los Libertadores y otra de Algarrobo.
Inspirado en la idea de mostrar perspectivas similares a la que tienen los astronautas mientras están en el espacio, este sitio recurre al Efecto de Visión General que, como dice su nombre, consiste en tener una imagen total de un lugar en particular.
Para conocer más lugar del mundo desde esta visión, aquí les dejamos una selección con las fotografías mencionadas y otras del Burj Khalifa, en edificio ubicado en Dubai que con 828 metros de altura es el más alto del mundo, los anillos concéntricos en los que está planificado Moscú, Marrakech, el diseño de Lúcio Costa para Brasilia y el colorido parque público Superkillen en Copenhague.
También está el municipio de Palmanova (Italia), diseñado con tres anillos, la Ópera de Sidney, la Ciudad Prohibida de Beijing, Las Vegas (EE.UU.), la cuadrícula urbana de La Plata (Argentina), el sistema de canales de Amsterdam, conocido como “Grachten”, el sector de Puente de Vallecas, en Madrid, y la casa del Parlamento de Bangladesh diseñada por Louis Kahn.
Valparaíso, Chile is built upon dozens of steep hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Known as “The Jewel of the Pacific,” the city is the sixth largest in the country and is home to approximately 285,000 residents. Valparaíso is also home to the country’s first public library, South America’s first volunteer fire department, and the world’s longest running Spanish language newspaper in continuous publication.
Los Caracoles Pass (or “Snails Pass”) is located in a remote section of the Andes Mountains on the Chilean side of the border with Argentina. The twisting road climbs to an elevation of 10,419 feet, has no roadside safety barriers, and is frequented by large trucks. Una foto publicada por Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) el
Standing at 2,717 feet (828m), the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE is the tallest building in the world (and casts quite a long shadow!). The design of the 163-floor structure is an abstraction of the Hymenocallis, a type of desert flower that has long petals extending from its center. The building has been very well received since it opened in 2010; however, its construction was very controversial as it was built primarily by workers from South Asia and East Asia who earned low wages and were housed in abysmal conditions. Una foto publicada por Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) el
Delhi, India contains approximately 16 million residents. The neighborhoods of Santosh Park and Uttam Nagar, both pictured here, contain some of the city’s most built-up and densely populated land. Una foto publicada por Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) el
Moscow is the capital and largest city in Russia with 12.2 million residents. The city is organized into five concentric transportation rings that surround the Kremlin. The two innermost rings are seen here. Una foto publicada por Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) el
The medina quarter in Marrakesh, Morocco is characterized by its winding, maze-like streets. Because the intricately connected honeycomb of alleyways narrows to less than a meter wide (~ 3 feet) at certain spots, the area is generally free from car traffic. Una foto publicada por Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) el
Today we’ve added seven new pieces to our Printshop, including this Overview of the urban plan of Brasilia. The city was founded on April 21, 1960 in order to move the capital from Rio de Janeiro to a more central location within Brazil. The design – resembling an airplane from above – was developed by Lúcio Costa and prominently features the modernist buildings of the celebrated architect Oscar Niemeyer at its center. To see what else we’ve added to the Printshop, click the link in our profile. Una foto publicada por Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) el
Palmanova, located in northeastern Italy, is famous for its concentric fortress plan known as a star fort. The three rings that surround the town were completed in 1593, 1690, and 1813. Una foto publicada por Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) el
The Sydney Opera House hosts more than 1,500 shows each year in its various performance halls, drawing a total attendance of approximately 1.2 million people. While the buildings famous “shell” design appears uniformly white from a distance, it actually features a subtle chevron pattern composed of tiles in two colors: glossy white and matte cream. Una foto publicada por Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) el
The Desert Shores Community in Las Vegas, Nevada contains 3,351 units and four man-made lakes. Una foto publicada por Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) el
The planned city of La Plata, the capital of the Province of Buenos Aires, is characterized by its strict grid pattern. At the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris, the newly completed city was awarded two gold medals for the “City of the Future” and “Better performance built.” Una foto publicada por Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) el
The canal system of Amsterdam -known as “Grachten” – is the result of conscious urban planning. In the early 17th century, when immigration was at a peak, a comprehensive plan for the city’s expansion was developed with four concentric half-circles of canals emerging at the main waterfront (seen at the top of this Overview). In the centuries since, the canals have been used for defense, water management and transport. They remain a hallmark of the city to this day. Una foto publicada por Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) el
Vibrant apartment buildings with communal courtyards in the Puente de Vallecas district of Madrid, Spain. Una foto publicada por Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) el
Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban is the house of the Parliament of Bangladesh, located in the capital city of Dhaka. Designed by American architect Louis Kahn, the complex is one of the largest legislative complexes in the world covering an expansive 200 acres. The architect’s key design philosophy was to represent Bangladeshi culture and heritage, while at the same time optimizing the use of space. The buildings’ external lines are deeply recessed by porticoes with huge openings of regular geometric shapes on their exterior, which characterizes the complex’s overall visual impact. Una foto publicada por Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) el
The swimming pool at the San Alfonso del Mar Resort in Algarrobo, Chile is the largest in the world. The pool is more than one thousand meters long (3,323 ft) and contains approximately 250 million liters (66 million gallons) of water! The resort pays $4 million dollars each year to maintain the pool. Una foto publicada por Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) el
The Vondelpark is a public urban park in Amsterdam, Netherlands that attracts more than 10 million visitors each year. The park opened in 1865 and is named after the 17th-century author Joost van den Vondel. In addition to its ample green spaces and ponds, the Vondelpark contains an open-air theatre, sculptures, athletic facilities, and numerous playgrounds. Una foto publicada por Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) el
Schönbrunn Palace is a 1,441 room complex that sits upon 435 acres of spectacular gardens in Vienna, Austria. It was here that Mozart gave his first concert to the royal family when he was only six years old. Una foto publicada por Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) el
To celebrate our 115K milestone, we’re doing a PRINT GIVEAWAY from our Printshop! To enter the contest, simply TAG FOUR (4) FRIENDS in the comments of this Overview. In 72 hours, we’ll announce a winner who will receive a 12” print of this view of Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! Contest Winner: @bessayeager !!! Una foto publicada por Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) el
The Golden Gate Bridge is a 1.7 mile long suspension bridge in San Francisco, California that spans the Golden Gate Strait, the mile-wide channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The bridge’s signature color, known as “international orange”, was selected to complement its natural surroundings and enhance its visibility in fog. Una foto publicada por Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) el