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City Structures Make me Feel so Empowered and Humble: This Year’s Past Travel in City Photos

City Structures Make Me Feel so Empowered and Humble: This Year’s Past Travel

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As a New Yorker I love tall buildings.  I loved Spiderman, growing up, for that very reason.   If you want to be a super hero you need some tall buildings from which to do grand leaps and bounds. Right?  Although, admittedly, I hate the elevators in New York buildings. so many are rickety and old and seem to be possessed by the bride of chucky trying to shake us all over.  Ask any New Yorker. I do not kid.

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Anyway, city structures serve to remind us of how small we are. The beams, the weight, and the rigidity tower over us.

The Panama City Skyscraper Skyline

The Panama City Skyscraper Skyline

They also serve to remind us of what we have done and how we may have evolved.  Perhaps, at times, having gone too far.

The remains of the old city section of Panama.

The remains of the old city section of Panama. You can see through to the future behind these old walls.

We are both empowered and humbled. when we can take it all in.

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We can also be disoriented and it may no be so bad to feel so.

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We find symmetry in all the fun places.

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We travel within and towards the structure, the symmetry, and the angular. We are framed by our structures.

IMG_2075From above, all is small

Form, form, form from above in Berlin

Form, form, form from above in Berlin

Many cities throughout the world offer a juxtaposition of old and new. Cultural traditions and new technology come together in side-by-side city structures.

Juxtaposition in Melbourne

Juxtaposition in Melbourne

Buildings of grandeur can be home to important meetings where science, culture, advocacy, and politics come together. such was the point in Melbourne where grand buildings held meetings for the latest International AIDS conference.

IMG_6541Landscapes dotted by water and skyscrapers. Keep our feet grounded but our minds drift upward.

At the end of it all: it’s a magical world

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3 replies »

  1. Such a beautiful post. I almost get vertigo looking at those exceptionally tall buildings. Noticed the shots of Melbourne and the AIDS conference, which was on the news a lot here following the shooting down of MH17.

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