Cities have a very specific appeal, a special charm, their own, often amazing architecture and a unique culture – for many people the urban means: fascination. Cities are places of contrasts, of history and places of development and change. Old meets new, cultures are mixing and create something very unique. We wanted to see your very own #cityfootprints this month and what fascinates you about them the most. Here are our Top10 of your urban features.
The cover image of @momarot shows the City of Dreams – New York. Steel canyons and skyscraper next to skyscraper, which arise from the haze of the city that reinvents itself every day. The unique and wondrous architecture of the skyscrapers is the absolute landmark of this place.
On the other side of the American continent is the not less well-known cosmopolitan city – San Francisco. @foxupnorth captured this wonderful snapshot of one of the city’s famous historic trams.
Amsterdam – the city of bicycles, water channels and tulips. In addition to fancy modern architecture with wondrous structures, historic canal houses and brick expressionism are the architectural landmarks of the city. @martinhutta has captured this cosy and romantic street and houses front along a canal.
An often overlooked gem of the Ruhrgebiet – Dortmund. Mostly destroyed in World War II, sadly, many of the city’s old buildings were demolished rather than rebuilt. There are still many corners that reflect the real, historic Dortmund, as shown by @ 0231_photography .
In Germany, half-timbered houses, cobblestones and church towers still dominate the cityscape in many places. In larger cities often only in the historic core of the old town, but in the smaller ones mostly everywhere. Wernigerode, in the Harz Mountains of Saxony-Anhalt, is one such small town, where @steffimarla shot this pretty photo.
An interesting mix of historical and modern has been captured by @bergermargaret in Vienna. This picture shows how wonderfully old and new merge into each other.
The views over the roofs of a city like Hamburg are just as breathtaking and fascinating – here, historic church architecture mixes with cranes of port industrialisation and modern buildings such as the Elb-Philharmonie, towered over by a television tower. An allegory of the development of today’s big cities and a great picture by @schoenegruesse .
Each city has its own character and peculiarities. While some create their charm with modern or historic architecture, there are others in which colour plays an important role. For example, in the Cape Town district of Bo-Kaap, which is probably one of the most colourful urban places in the world. @_hannesthun is often in Cape Town and always shares the beauty of this city.
Wondrously futuristic cities can be found especially in Asia, such as Hong Kong, where roads and highways make their way far above the ground through the labyrinth of high-rise buildings. Such a view, as photographed by @gregorklar, can almost make you dizzy.
And, of course, one of the typical #cityfootprints of our absolute favourite city and hometown should not be missing. This wonderful photo of the Berlin Cathedral from @marina_g_berlin is a nice finish for our Top10.
These were our Top10 #cityfootprints which show some of the most magical cities in the world. These and many more wonderful places can be found here . Some of the pictures may now have the chance to become part of our new, upcoming product, which we will present to you in early summer – so stay tuned. There is also a new monthly challenge for March, which this time will be very flowery.