Thursday, April 12, 2012

looking down from space

Aside from becoming an artist, this is one of the reasons why i also dream of becoming an astronaut when i was little. These aerial shots from AndrĂ© Kuipers (ESA/NASA) are jaw-dropping. How astounding it is to look down on earth and see . . .

Paris at night

Somalian desert

The Alps

Sands from Sahara Desert crossing the Atlantic Ocean


Mediterranean Sea

Naples at night

Nile River

French Polynesia, Pacific Ocean

Philippines, South East Asia

{images via and mymodernmet}


  1. so beautiful! i love how looking at the cities at night looks like you're looking at something beneath a microscope!

  2. Oh wow, these are so beautiful but they give me vertigo!