Earlier this month, MovingCities flew from Shanghai 上海 to Shenzhen 深圳.
In the past we have contextualized our aerophotography adventures by introducting a 24-year old Portuguese priest making real airplanes (from real paper) in 1709 (here) or discussed the relation between aerophotography and the work German apothecary Julius Neubronner [1852-1932] (here). This time around, we an introduce A. F. Mozhaisky [1825-1890] – an admiral in the Imperial Russian Navy, aviation pioneer, researcher and designer of heavier-than-air craft (source).
Continue reading “Shanghai >> Shenzhen | aerophotography”
During the past few months, MovingCities has been moving around – in China and in-between China and Europe. We saw cities stitched together by runways, gazed upon the world from our windowseats. A selection of 20 – aerophotography – images from recent arrivals in and departures from Lisbon, Brussels, Shanghai 上海 and Kunming 昆明市.
And a short introduction to a 24-year old Portuguese priest making real airplanes (from real paper) in 1709. Continue reading “4 cities, 4 months | aerophotography”
In 2013, MovingCities started using instagram [@movingcities_org] to capture our life in and above the cities, while on the move and wherever else we found ourselves: Shanghai 上海, Beijing 北京, Hangzhou 杭州, Chongqing 重庆, Guilin 桂林, Lisbon, Antwerp, Bari or Lecce.
Understanding these moments as fleeting impressions of spatial conditions that captured our interest, we feature a selection of 18 images that tie 2013 together. You can find the whole overview here, and follow us in 2014 here. Continue reading “MovingCities | Instagram”
Mid-April MovingCities was for a couple of days in Hong Kong 香港. While on our way back to Shanghai 上海 we advanced our series of aerophotography, realizing it’s the first time we landed and took-off from Hong Kong. Continue reading “Hong Kong >> Shanghai”
Last month, MovingCities flew from Shanghai 上海 to Shenzhen 深圳.
In the past years, we landed in Shenzhen 深圳 from many different directions. This time around we descended along the city’s most densified urban areas and used this opportunity to discuss the relation between aerophotography and the work German apothecary Julius Neubronner [1852-1932]. Or how aerophotography moved from pigeon photography to the cabin cruising.
But the ambition is the same, to develop a “Method of and Means for Taking Photographs of Landscapes from Above.” Continue reading “Shanghai >> Shenzhen | from pigeon to airplane”
Last week, MovingCities went on a four-day field trip to Yogyakarta. Reason so was to visit a new artist studio/house by Andra Matin, meet up with architect/artist Eko Prawoto [see our 2008 coverage on his work] and get to know the city and its surrounding. Once again we are flying over Java [check also Jakarta to Surabaya and Jakarta to Bali]. We were on-the-move, doing some aerophotography. Pictures from the world’s most populous island. Continue reading “Jakarta >> Yogyakarta”
Jingdezhen 景德镇 is a stop-over city but also known for being a “Porcelain Capital” as it has been producing quality pottery for 1700 years. It is situated in the north-east of Jiangxi Province of China and neighbours Anhui. The city center area is located in the north-east of the Poyang Lake Plain, its area is 5,256 km² and the highest point is 1,618 metres. While on-the-move, the plane made a pit-stop. Accidental aerophotography. Continue reading “Jingdezhen | In & Out”
While en route from Shanghai 上海 to Brussels, the plane made a stop-over in Moscow. It was election Sunday in Russia’s capital, but on the runway, in the tax-free shops and airport lounges, it was business as usual. Or so, it looked like. Societies are hard to read while being on a stop-over, politics hardly matter when you’re in transit. Continue reading “Moscow >> Brussels”
In the second half of November, MovingCities was back in Indonesia. On the agenda a couple of disclosed meetings, a lot being on-the-move, spending few days in Jakarta and connecting with old and future friends. The results? Pay attention to future publications and projects on this site. For now, time for flying, from Jakarta to Denpasar (the province capital of Bali) and aerophotography. Continue reading “Jakarta >> Bali”