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Maracay, Venezuela

The city of Maracay,  Girardot Municipality, sate of Aragua, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, population 1,754,256. Advertisements

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Mobile, Alabama, United States

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The Architecture of Power

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Chongqing, Shichuan, People’s Republic of China

One of the fastest growing cities in the world, and the epicenter of the fast-emerging Chinese West, Chongqing features some of the best and worst of twenty-first century urbanism. Note the large-scale planning evident in the image taken from over … Continue reading

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Panajachel, Esquintla, Guatemala

Guatemalan Landuse data: Arable land: 12% Permanent crops: 5% Permanent pastures: 24% Forests and woodland: 54% Other: 5% (1993 est.) data courtesy of wikipedia.org

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Tome-shi, Miyagi, Japan

The Japanese landscape reveals the essential character of the people who created it over the centuries. It is supremely well organized, with each feature laid out to maximize efficiency of use. In the above image, one may observe dense settlement … Continue reading

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Yemeni Fog Desert

Although rain is scarce, the generous fogs that roll in from the Gulf of Aden provide enough moisture to support plant and animal life on the southern coastal margin of the Arabian peninsula. Agriculture and human exploitation threaten this delicate … Continue reading

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