The best skyline
City skylines are pretty cool. They look good at night and during the day. They’re instantly recognisable.
I’m a big fan of the London skyline and all of the skyscrapers which are going up. They’re all localised and haven’t overcrowded the city too much, so you still have lovely views of St. Paul’s, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.
Paris is also cool but largely involves one big tower and one big arch. They’re iconic but it’s not much of a skyline.
Fun fact about Paris: along the same road as the Eiffel Tower and the Arch de Triomphe is the Arch de Defense which is a massive hollowed out cube. My family and I saw it on a postcard once and made it our business to get there. It was good.
Then New York. New York is just tall tall tall with a bit more tall involved. If you build anything below 20 stories in New York you’re basically laughed out of the city. There’s a big statue out a bit from the city as well.
But the best is the Tokyo skyline.
Why is it great? Well, the skyscrapers are plentiful and interesting, but the real gem is the whopping great mountain in the background.
Did you miss it?
Here’s a photo taken during the day to hammer it home:
You’ve got all these busy city types busying themselves in a busy city being looked down on by nature. It’s as if the mountain is saying: “you think that’s good, get a load of this!” You can be a big shot but still pale into insignificance when struck by the sheer size of Mt. Fuji.
No matter how hard we try, we can’t make a Mountain.