I love London

The Boston Globe has an amazing set of aerial photographs of London at night by British photographer Jason Hawkes.

Taken from a helicopter using gyro-stabilized mounts, the pictures provide a new perspective on the city I live in; from 100ft up, the O2 looks like some kind of bio-luminescent deep-sea jellyfish, the Christmas lights on Regent Street are a procession of star-fishes and training at Stamford Bridge looks like a table-top football game.  The street lamps turn the roads into a spider-web of electric arteries joining the Albert Hall to the London Eye and Canary Wharf to Waterloo Station.

In big cities we spend so much time looking up at the buildings it’s nice to be able to look down for a while.

There’s more of Jason’s work here.

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