City Blocks Arranged By Size

French artist Armelle Caron had a very clever idea: take out all the elements from a city grid and line them up, sorted by size. The results are both intriguing, revealing and beautiful.

For instance, take New York (above) and compare it to Istanbul (below):

Clearly, two entirely different civilisations and times. Istanbul deconstructed looks like a page of a Klingon book. New York is almost like a computer motherboard. [Armelle Caron via NPR]

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