L’Overview Effect, descritto per la prima volta nel 1987 dallo scrittore Frank White, è una conseguenza psicologica del viaggiare nello spazio, che trasforma completamente la prospettiva degli astronauti nei confronti del pianeta e del senso dell’uomo su di esso.
Succede qualcosa di simile quando guardiamo le foto di Benjamin Grant, nel suo progetto Daily Overview, che si ispira proprio all'”Effetto Prospettiva”. Nelle sue foto ci mostra la Terra in un modo in cui non siamo abituati a guardarla; in alcuni casi non siamo nemmeno capaci di immaginare come si vedono le strade che attraversiamo tutti i giorni da quell’altezza. E’ il momento di scoprirlo e di laciarsi meravigliare da alcuni luoghi incredibili.
Se non avete ancora scoperto l’account Instagram di Grant vi invitiamo a seguirlo per restare a bocca aperta:
L’ Eixample di Barcellona
The Eixample District in Barcelona, Spain is characterized by its strict grid pattern and apartments with communal courtyards. This thoughtful and visionary design was the work of Ildefons Cerdà. His plan features broad streets that widen at octagonal intersections to create greater visibility with increased sunlight, better ventilation, and more space for short-term parking.
Angkor Wat, in Cambogia
Campi di tulipani in Olanda
Tulips fields bloom in Lisse, Netherlands. The Dutch produce a total of 4.3 billion tulip bulbs each year. 53% of the total harvest (2.3 billion) is grown into cut flowers. Of these, 1.3 billion are sold in the Netherlands as cut flowers and the remainder is exported: 630 million bulbs to Europe and 370 million elsewhere. This Overview is also on the Juxtapose page now so to be sure to check it out at dailyoverview.com/juxtapose
The town of Palmanova, Italy is recognized by its concentric layout known as a star fort. The rationale for this construction was that an attack on any individual wall could be defended from the two adjacent star points by shooting the enemy from behind. The three rings that surround Palmanova were completed in 1593, 1690, and 1813.
Terrazze di riso a Yuanyang, Cina
Spectacular, terraced rice paddies cover the mountainsides of Yuanyang County, China. Cultivated by the Hani people for the last 1300 years, the slope of the terraces varies from 15 to 75 degrees with some having as many as 3,000 steps. Approximately 1.5 square miles of paddies are seen here surrounding the small village of Tuguozhai.
Barche dirette al porto di Surabaya, Indonesia
Cargo ships and tankers move through Tanjung Perak, the main port in Surabaya, Indonesia. Dredging projects are currently underway here to deepen the waters to 16 meters (52.5 feet) which will enable a larger generation of containers ships to pass through safely. The facility's principal exports are sugar, tobacco, and coffee.
L’acqua delle mine di Negaunee in Michigan, Stati Uniti
Tailings – the waste and byproducts from mining operations – are pumped into the Gribbens Basin next to the Empire and Tilden iron ore mines in Negaunee, Michigan, USA. Here, the materials are mixed with water to create a sloppy form of mud known as “slurry” that is pumped through magnetic separation chambers to increase the mine’s total output. For a sense of scale, this Overview shows approximately one square mile of the basin.
Campi coltivati in Kansas, Stati Uniti
Allevamento di cozze a Ría de Arousa, Galizia
Mussel cultivation in the Ría de Arousa saline estuary off the coast of Galicia, Spain is the highest in the world. Floating rafts contain the nurseries where the mollusks grow on ropes until they are large enough to harvest. Mussel production has thrived here because there is an usually high concentration of phytoplankton in the water, providing the mussels with a protein-rich diet.
Bourtange, Paesi Baschi
Today we are doing a feed takeover for @theworldpost with a selection of Overviews from around the globe, including this one of Bourtange. This Dutch "star fort" was built in 1593 during the Eighty Years’ War when William I of Orange wanted to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen. Star forts were constructed in the manner you see here so that an attack on any of its five walls could be aggressively counteracted from the two adjacent star points.
Campi di fiori di colza a Luoping, Cina
Festival Burning Man nel deserto del Nevada, Stati Uniti
Burning Man is a week-long, annual event held in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, USA. Drawing more than 65,000 participants in 2014, the event is described as an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance. The developed part of Black Rock City, the temporary residence of the campers, is arranged as a series of concentric streets with the "Man Sculpture" and his supporting complex at the center.
Ponte di Juscelino Kubitschek, Brasile
The Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge is a steel and concrete structure that crosses Lake Paranoá in Brasília, Brazil. The main span has four supporting pillars submerged underwater, while the deck weight is supported by three 200-foot-tall (61 m) asymmetrical steel arches that crisscross diagonally over the bridge.
Campo di energia solare vicino a Toponah in Nevada, Stati Uniti
The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project near Tonopah, Nevada powers up to 75,000 homes during peak electricity periods. So how does it work? The project uses 17,500 heliostat mirrors to collect and focus the sun’s thermal energy to heat molten salt flowing through a 540-foot (160 m) tall solar power tower. The molten salt then circulates from the tower to a storage tank where it is used to produce steam and generate electricity. One last thing – look closely at the lower left corner of this Overview and you’ll see an airplane flying over the complex!
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