VSL// How Superman sees N.Y.C.

Not everybody can catch a helicopter ride around Manhattan (or wants to), but the Denver Post’s photoblog has the next best thing. Captured: New York City From Above, a collection of high-resolution aerial photos of New York, gives a fresh look at a familiar skyline.

With 67 screen-size photographs featuring attractions like the GE Building and Madison Square Garden, transportation hubs like LaGuardia Airport and the Manhattan Cruise Terminal, and little noticed landmarks like the Con Ed plant on the East River and the sprawling Flushing Cemetery in Queens, the blog takes you on a comprehensive tour of the city. Each maplike photograph demands careful viewing to pick out the many details on the ground and rising out of it. And, because these scenes don’t come with swiftly moving crowds and errant taxicabs, you can have a good, long look without flinching once.

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VSL// How Superman sees N.Y.C.