Between the introduction of drone technology, and today’s laws limiting or banning their use, there was a glorious period when you could fly a camera almost anywhere.
These are the results of two years travel with a quad-copter in my backpack.
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1. The neatly arranged suburbs around Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
2. Church on Spilled blood, St. Petersburg
3. The Hermitage Pavilion, St. Petersburg in autumn mist
4. The Lotus Temple, dotted with pigeons at sunrise. Designed by an Iranian exile, the building serves as the centre of the Bahai’i faith in Delhi
5. Clouds swirl through the pillars of Sagrat Cor Church, high on a hill above Barcelona
6. Russia’s candy cane capital
7. Jama Masjid, the heart of Islam in India
8. Taj Mahal and gardens as the day’s first tourists trickle in
9. The Taj Mahal in morning light
10. The star fort at Bourtange
Three centuries after the last cannonball was fired in anger at the fort, it now serves as a museum and center of a sleepy farming village in eastern Holland. The low, thick walls were designed to offset the pounding force of cannon-fire.
11. St. Peter & Paul Cathedral, Petergof
12. Morning over Maximum City
Known to the locals as a “Hill 3″ this knoll jutting above Mumbai’s northern slums is no more valuable than the land below. Access to running water, which the hill lacks, is more valuable than any view.
13. A ruined college inside the breakaway republic of Abkhazia
14. The windswept Liberty Statue, overlooking Budapest
15. And even finer by night
15. The Katskhi Pillar, where a Georgian hermit has lived for the past twenty years to be “closer to god”
17. A knot of fishing boats at the entrance to Sassoon Dock, Mumbai
18. Paris’ Sacré-Cœur glowing in a hazy sunrise
19. Worker and Kolkhoz Woman striding into the future that was
20. New Zealand, where only the hobbits have a hard time
21. Moscow’s Hotel Ukraina lit up at dusk
This picture was taken as the Russian stock markets crashed on “Black Tuesday”. Little whiffs of panic could be felt on the street. Moscow never looked or felt more like Gotham city.
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