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Urban Sprawl Collection

"Unveiling the Global Phenomenon: Urban Sprawl Captured from Above" Witness the mesmerizing tapestry of lights as India comes alive at night

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: City of Alicante, Spain, Europe

City of Alicante, Spain, Europe

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: India at night, satellite image

India at night, satellite image
India at night, satellite view. This image is a composite showing the change in illumination over India from 1992-2003. Satellite data from 2003 is coloured red

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Central Park, One57 Building on left, Midtown, Mahattan, New York, United States of America

Central Park, One57 Building on left, Midtown, Mahattan, New York, United States of America, North America

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: New York City skyline with illuminated skyscrapers seen from above during sunrise, New York State

New York City skyline with illuminated skyscrapers seen from above during sunrise, New York State, USA

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Church Ixelles

Church Ixelles
Reflection of Saint Cross Church in Flagey area, Brussels, Belgium

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Aerial view of Miami, Florida, United States of America, North America

Aerial view of Miami, Florida, United States of America, North America

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Panorama over Quito, Pichincha Province, Ecuador, South America

Panorama over Quito, Pichincha Province, Ecuador, South America

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: An angel with St John the Baptist before Jerusalem, Illustration from the Dore Bible, 1866

An angel with St John the Baptist before Jerusalem, Illustration from the Dore Bible, 1866
3665543 An angel with St John the Baptist before Jerusalem, Illustration from the Dore Bible, 1866 by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); (add.info.: An angel with St John the Baptist before Jerusalem)

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Regents Canal at Night

Regents Canal at Night
Long Exposure Photo of Regents Canal at night with lighted bridges reflecting the canal water. Night image. London, England

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Japan, Honshu, Tokyo, Shibuya, View from Shibuya Scramble Square Building Rooftop Viewing

Japan, Honshu, Tokyo, Shibuya, View from Shibuya Scramble Square Building Rooftop Viewing Area

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Guide to Selling - Salesman and Developer Envision Suburban Housing Development

Guide to Selling - Salesman and Developer Envision Suburban Housing Development
2630072 Guide to Selling - Salesman and Developer Envision Suburban Housing Development, 1928 (screen print) by American School, (20th century); Private Collection; Photo eGraphicaArtis; American

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: London Going out of Town or The March of Bricks and Mortar

London Going out of Town or The March of Bricks and Mortar
2562216 London Going out of Town or The March of Bricks and Mortar, 1829 (hand-coloured engraving) by Cruikshank, George (1792-1878); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; English

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: London Going Out of Town, or the March of Bricks and Mortar (engraving)

London Going Out of Town, or the March of Bricks and Mortar (engraving)
6000804 London Going Out of Town, or the March of Bricks and Mortar (engraving) by Cruikshank, George (1792-1878); Private Collection; (add.info.: London Going Out of Town)

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Melbourne sunset at St. Kilda

Melbourne sunset at St. Kilda
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: View of downtown Sydney

View of downtown Sydney
Sydney Harbour night time Panorama viewed from North Sydney

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Melbourne skyline at sunset

Melbourne skyline at sunset
Melbourne skyline looking towards Flinders Street Station. Australia

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: The Night Lights of Melbourne City, Victoria, Australia

The Night Lights of Melbourne City, Victoria, Australia
Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Manhattan skyline with the Chrysler Building in view, Manhattan, New York City, New York

Manhattan skyline with the Chrysler Building in view, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America, North America

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: A view of Naples and Mt Vesuvius from Castel Sant Elmo, Naples, Italy

A view of Naples and Mt Vesuvius from Castel Sant Elmo, Naples, Italy.; Naples, Italy

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Calgarys Skyline

Calgarys Skyline

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Sydney Build view after sunset

Sydney Build view after sunset
Sydney city view from Ryde (suburb in Sydney)

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Aerial view of downtown Sydney after sunset

Aerial view of downtown Sydney after sunset
The building of Sydney Central Business District, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Under The Harbour Bridge

Under The Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour Panorama viewed North Sydney at dusk

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: View on night highlighted Sydney Central Business District

View on night highlighted Sydney Central Business District
Sydney Australia aerial view sunset with Blue sky and clouds at city with illuminated skyscrapers

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Panoramic view of Sydney

Panoramic view of Sydney
Aerial view of downtown Sydney at sunset, Australia

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House view from Macmahon Point

Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House view from Macmahon Point
Sydney harbour view

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: High angle view of Lower East Side Manhattan Downtown, New York City, USA

High angle view of Lower East Side Manhattan Downtown, New York City, USA

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Golden sunset in Manhattan, New York City, USA

Golden sunset in Manhattan, New York City, USA

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: beijing and shanghai

beijing and shanghai
Chinas ancient and modern buildings

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Valetta cityview, Malta

Valetta cityview, Malta
City view of the capital city of Malta; Valetta with his beautiful historic buildings and churches on the skyline

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: The Night Lights of the City of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Night Lights of the City of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Parramatta

Parramatta is a major business and commercial district in the metropolitan area of Sydney, Australia. It is located in Greater Western Sydney

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Looking over the rooftops of Paris from Tour Saint Jacques to the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Looking over the rooftops of Paris from Tour Saint Jacques to the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France, Europe

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Map of London and south-east England, 1891. Artist: John Bartholomew

Map of London and south-east England, 1891. Artist: John Bartholomew
Map of London and south-east England, 1891. Map showing the population density of London and the surrounding counties

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Hollars plan of Oxford, c1643. Artist: Wenceslaus Hollar

Hollars plan of Oxford, c1643. Artist: Wenceslaus Hollar
Hollars plan of Oxford, c1643. From The Connoisseur Volume XCII, edited by F. Gordon Roe. [The Connoisseur Ltd, London, 1933]. (Colorised black and white print)

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Map of London, 1924-1926

Map of London, 1924-1926. A print from Hutchinsons Britain Beautiful, edited by Walter Hutchinson, volume III, Hutchinson and Co, 1924-1926

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: San Francisco in November, 1848, 1858 and the end of the 19th century, (1901)

San Francisco in November, 1848, 1858 and the end of the 19th century, (1901). San Francisco grew dramatically after the discovery of gold in California in 1849 led to a gold rush

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: View of Manchester, 1844. Artist: Thomas Higham

View of Manchester, 1844. Artist: Thomas Higham
View of Manchester, 1844. View looking towards the distant city of Manchester and its smoking chimneys from the surrounding countryside

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Birmingham viewed from the south showing smoking chimneys, c1860

Birmingham viewed from the south showing smoking chimneys, c1860. A small manufacturing town until the 18th century, Birmingham was one of the most important centres of the Industrial Revolution in

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: London going out of Town - or The March of Bricks and Mortar, 1829. Artist: George Cruikshank

London going out of Town - or The March of Bricks and Mortar, 1829. Artist: George Cruikshank
London going out of Town - or The March of Bricks and Mortar, 1829. The expansion of London, showing the eating up of green field sites and the impact of pollution from the city and from brickworks

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: View of Leeds, Yorkshire, early 19th century

View of Leeds, Yorkshire, early 19th century. The economy of Leeds was based on the wool industry. The citys prosperity was greatly increased in the Industrial Revolution by the construction of

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Chongqing city skyline panorama, with Jialing River, Jiangbei Central Business District in

Chongqing city skyline panorama, with Jialing River, Jiangbei Central Business District in the view, Chongqing, China, Asia

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Cityscape at dusk seen from Castel San Pietro, Verona, Veneto, Italy, Europe

Cityscape at dusk seen from Castel San Pietro, Verona, Veneto, Italy, Europe

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: The skyline of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) showing the Bitexco tower and the Saigon River

The skyline of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) showing the Bitexco tower and the Saigon River, Hoi Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: San Bernardo Hill Cable Car, Salta, Argentina, South America

San Bernardo Hill Cable Car, Salta, Argentina, South America

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Overview of the city from an iron balcony of the Round Tower (Rundetaarn), Copenhagen

Overview of the city from an iron balcony of the Round Tower (Rundetaarn), Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: Overview of the city seen from Church of Our Saviour, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe

Overview of the city seen from Church of Our Saviour, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe

Background imageUrban Sprawl Collection: City of Liege at dusk, Liege Province, Waloon Region (Wallonia), Belgium, Europe

City of Liege at dusk, Liege Province, Waloon Region (Wallonia), Belgium, Europe




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"Unveiling the Global Phenomenon: Urban Sprawl Captured from Above" Witness the mesmerizing tapestry of lights as India comes alive at night, captured in a stunning satellite image. The sprawling urban landscape tells a story of growth and development. Alicante, Spain, nestled in the heart of Europe, showcases its vibrant cityscape amidst an ever-expanding urban sprawl. A fusion of history and modernity can be seen from above. Midtown Manhattan's iconic Central Park takes center stage alongside the majestic One57 Building on its left. This aerial view captures the essence of New York City's relentless urban expansion. As dawn breaks over New York City, skyscrapers illuminate the skyline in a breathtaking display during sunrise – a testament to America's unstoppable urban sprawl. The Church Ixelles stands tall amidst Brussels' expanding cityscape, reminding us that even amid rapid growth, historical landmarks retain their significance. Quito, Ecuador offers panoramic views over its sprawling metropolis in South America – an amalgamation of tradition and progress that defines urban sprawl on this continent. Miami's glittering skyline unfolds beneath our eyes as we soar above Florida's coastal paradise – an epitome of North American urbanization against nature’s backdrop. Korea emerges like a sea of lights when viewed from space; it is here where technology intertwines with culture to create dynamic cities shaped by relentless expansion. Regents Canal reveals its nocturnal charm as London embraces urban sprawl while preserving pockets of tranquility along its waterways - striking a delicate balance between development and preservation Dubai dazzles with its futuristic skyline and Sheikh Zayed Road Interchange illuminating the night sky - showcasing how this desert oasis has transformed into an emblematic symbol for globalized urbanization