Reykjavik, Iceland

 

urban worlds

a skylines & cityscapes collection

I love a city - especially capital cities. Cityscapes seek to encapsulate the degree to which a country is developed. It's where countries show off their finest wares on an immense scale in a macro international version of 'keeping up with the Jones's'. The only way to capture this sense of urban superlative is to find something tall and travel to the top of it. The world's international cities compete to bag the world records and to be the holder of city superlatives. Cities featured below include London, New York, Toronto, Tokyo and... Skopje. As an interesting point of contrast I have also included the skylines of lesser-known cities which, I feel, deserve a little more of the limelight. Of particular note is the capital of Montenegro, Podgorica, famed for being the least-visited capital city in Europe; Reykjavik, the most northerly capital city in the world and the Lilliputian capital of Valletta on the island of Malta. I find the degree of contrast between cities rather fascinating; each photograph here revealing something about the nature of the country itself. Take a tour of the world's famous, infamous and just plain unknown cities as seen from high vantage points.

 
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