Urban environment is the new nature, as much as urbanism is a force of nature. The sarcasm goes that even
environmentalists have their campaigns resonate in concrete jungle. Now people belong to the city more than anywhere else
Akihabara is known as the heaven for otakus with its collection of Japanese anime and comics. Following years of redevelopment, this place is now famous for Akihabara Crossfield, a business complex with the aim of promoting Akihabara as a center for global electronics technology and trade.
Sunda Kelapa Port is still functioning as it had been since seven hundred years ago. It now accommodates only the wooden Phinisi ships, due to the relocation of the main harbor to Tanjong Priok, which was built in 19th century to keep up with the Suez Canal-induced maritime trade increase. It was this limitation that made the old port a relic of the past.
The clear blue sky as the backdrop of the chains of mountain—part of the giant Southern Alps—welcomed the plane when it landed on the south island of New Zealand. The Queenstown International Airport was flanked by a fraction of 50 volcanic mountains in the country.
The taxi driver nodded following my request and took the right line of the road, taking us through the fly over toll road heading to Makati City of Manila. The view below us was complicated and dense: Flocks of residences intersected by a railway and minor traffic jam in several spot.
Menteng Park was built to replace the emptied football stadium and completed five years ago at one of the prime districts in Central Jakarta. When it was opened, very few people frequented the park. But five years later, the park got regular visitors each day and peaked in the afternoon.
The celebrity islands of Santorini, a group of small archipelago 200 kilometers off Greek mainland, displays a unique view of its capital cliff city, Fira, whose name derives from the ancient Greek name of the island, Thira.