Monday, February 16, 2009

Looking Straight Down

With all the satellite imagery available to us now, roof views from above are much more familiar than they were. But I still think it's like looking under a city's bed: you see all the unsightly bits it couldn't find a place for like air conditioners, aerials and exhaust fans. Except for the Hilton on Elizabeth Street(top right) which appears to have a tennis court on the roof... posh, but surely that's an accident waiting to happen?

9 comments:

Julie said...

The roof-tops in Sydney are pretty much the same. I am amazed that there are not more gardens up there ... or pools. I guess the wind might be a problem.

Jacob said...

How did you get that shot? I do not like heights but this is one heck of a photo.

Jacob said...

Nice to hear from you, Cara. And thanks for visiting my blog(s)...

I must give you credit. You couldn't get me in a hot air balloon for anything...but at my age...well...

Again, terrific photo and you're a very brave person!

Alex G. said...

My company just moved out of the building on the lower right corner. All those squares are solar panels. It is the first building with a solar grid built in Brisbane.
Then you can see the roof of the new re-constructed after the fire (but still not open) Victoria and the remodeled "The Exchange".
All these buildings are at Edward St and Charlotte intersection.

Mike said...

Apart from my fear of heights I would love to do this. It puts a whole different perspective on the world!

Great shot.

Martin in Bulgaria said...

Just a short comment before I move on - I feel quite giddy and have butterflies in my stomach looking at your picture today! Far too high up for me.

Marc said...

Fantastic view! Are you sure you were allowed to fly over the middle of town?

Steffe said...

Great view.

gogouci said...

Very cool!!!

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