AIRCRAFT CEMETERIA – Have you ever thought you could see this number of aircraft in the desert? Well, you just did it. Southern California Airport in Victorville, a city on the west coast of the United States, has an aircraft depot with more than 150 aircraft out of service. This has happened because the demand for the Boeing 747 model has declined significantly over the past two decades.
DUTCH COLORS – These colored strips are part of a tulip cultivation area in the Lisse, to the west of the Netherlands. Flowers begin to bloom in March and reach its peak in April. More than 4,300 million light bulbs are grown in the country every year.
PERFECT FORMS – These small squares are part of the Eixample district in Barcelona, Spain, known for the grid pattern used in the construction of buildings. The design of the Catalan city planner Ildefons Cerdà designs large streets with octagonal intersections that make it possible to benefit from sunlight and to facilitate ventilation. It also has an area that allows parking vehicles for a short period of time.
SUN CONCENTRATION – This photo shows a solar thermal power plant with a special storage system called Gemasolar. It is located in Seville, south of Spain. It has 2,650 mirrors that benefit from the energy generated by the sun.
MONTAüA FÉRREA – Aerial view of an iron mine on Whaleback Mountain in Western Australia. 98% of the steel used in the construction of buildings, cars and refrigerators is made of this mineral.
GEOMETRY PARIS – Paris streets were designed by Georges-Eugène Haussmann of French origin between 1853 and 1870. Destruction of overcrowded and unhealthy medieval neighborhoods was necessary. Diagonal and wide streets were replaced by parks, fountains, aqueducts and sewerage systems.
COLORS AND FIGURES – How many geometric shapes can you define in this photo? The United Kingdom was taken in Pembrokeshire, a county in southeast Wales.
PERTH WAVES – This is a sea view of Perth, a city on the west coast of Australia. The area is well known because it has beautiful beaches with white sand. From the sky, when the waves hit the shore, you can see the different shades of blue, the sea currents and the vortices that occur.
COLORS IN THE SEA – These tankers are waiting near the port of Singapore, which has the highest flow in the world. One-fifth of the containers reaching the ports of different countries as well as more than half of the annual oil supply.
GREEN GREENHOUSES – The buildings are located in the city of Almeria in the south of Spain. They have a surface of 194 km² and they use a technique called "plasticultura", whose aim is to accelerate the cultivation of fruit. As a reference, only 18 km² of the total surface area can be seen in the image.