SAHARA Highlights: Cityscapes, Townscapes, and Aerial Views

Jan 30, 2019 by Jacqueline Spafford and Jeffrey Klee, SAHARA Co-Editors

Often we need to get some distance on a site to understand its physical context. SAHARA contributors have submitted images of old and new cities and towns from a variety of perspectives, taking photographs from towers, cable cars, viewing platforms, drones—and there are some good old airplane window shots, too. Thank you, as always, to our contributing members.

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Dresden, Germany. Photo taken from the Frauenkirche viewing platform by Deyemi Akande, 2017.

Dubrovnik, Croatia. Photo by Mary Ellen Sigmund, 1985.

Florence, Italy, looking north. Photo taken from the Campanile by Marvin Trachtenberg, 1999.

Ordu, Turkey. Ordu was heavily damaged by a major fire in 1883, and again by a major earthquake in 1939 – it is still being rebuilt. Photo taken from a cable car by Gökçe Önal, 2013.

Seattle, Washington. Photo taken from the Seattle Space Needle by John S. Stec, 1979.

Rumah Pangsa public housing (PKNS, State housing authority, ca 2000) and Surau as-Hidayah mosque, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The photograph was taken from the 86th floor of Petronas Towers by Dell Upton, 2014.

Himeji, Japan. Photo taken looking west from Himeji Castle by Dell Upton, 2006.

Kópavogskirkja, south of Reykjavik, Iceland. Designed by Hörður Bjarnason in 1957, it opened in 1963 and is Iceland’s oldest church. Drone photograph by Danielle Willkens, 2016.

Saint-Martin-du-Canigou Abbey, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, 11th century (restored). Photograph taken from southeast by Allan T. Kohl, 2015.