Luke Shepard spent three months going through 36 cities in 21 countries with the intent of “capturing some of the greatest European structures in a new and unique way.” He definitely succeeded with this beautiful video, assembled from thousands of his photographs.
The “I’ve been there!” moments are fun, but obviously my wife and I have a ways to go. There is much left to see. (The Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, wow!) It’s interesting to note how many of these buildings are opera houses, theaters or museums, which seem to have replaced churches and cathedrals as the modern stages of choice for architects and governments wishing to make a statement. And in a completely unrelated note, I loved seeing Big Ben’s clock hands whirl as the camera circled around the Palace of Westminster.
If you don’t recognize all of the buildings, there’s a list here. And do watch in HD, full screen.