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Iconic landmarks: A view from above

Source:  Budget Direct

30 St. Mary Axe ‘The Gherkin’ (London, England)

The world’s greatest architects spend hundreds of hours perfecting the visual impact of their buildings from every angle: inside, outside, from street level, and from the air. But who gets to see these incredible structures from above?

Budget Direct reckon these extraordinary ‘aerial footprints’ should no longer be saved for small aircraft pilots and extraterrestrials. We’ve rendered six landmark buildings from across 2½ millennia as cinemagraphs – photographs with looping motion picture elements.

This is how it feels to look down on the Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House, and other iconic landmarks as daily life continues around them. Just watch out for low-flying spacecraft!...[+]

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