Friday, April 15, 2011
twilight from a bird's eye view
In the lucky case you take off from a mega city during the twilight :) The bigger the city, the more lights will outline the streets (the major, the middle, the tiny streets...) and the more spectacular will be the skyline. Like an X-ray, you get a clear overview of the "city's composition", much better than during the day.
This was L.A. at the end of march where the view from the airplane was so breathtakingly beautiful it put one into a solemn mood.
I would love to see Sao Paolo, Shanghai and Tokyo likewise some day but admit that these moments can realistically not be planned ahead :) Also the flight patch & seat must be advantageous... last but not least because of environmental issues occasions for a bird's eye view of a city will become increasingly rare.