We live on the 9th floor and have a grand view of this neighbourhood. We can see the smokestack at the Regional Hospital, the rooftops of the university (in clear weather), and if I look straight out, I see the Xerox building. The hospital and the university, they are neighbours. Xerox is quite far from them.
If you click on the above picture, to bring it up to size, you’ll see the smokestack at the hospital to the very far right … on the horizon. Xerox is to the left, with a cell tower not too far from it.
By the way, you see how green and lush our view has become now! It’s wonderful.
However in this picture, it looks like Xerox and the hospital are close neighbours!
The light grey, square building is Xerox, and the brownish complex behind it is the hospital. It looks like they’re adjacent to each other. You sure can lie a lot with a camera … just as you can with statistics 🙂
This picture, below, is of my hometown. It was taken by a newspaper photographer, and I liked it enough to buy it from him. Could have been 1995 or earlier. It was shot from atop of one of those big oil cisterns, and when I look at it in detail — given that I know every tiniest little part of this town — it looks totally screwed up. But I like it anyway.
To people who understand the inner workings of the camera lenses … the optics … this wouldn’t be any great mystery, but to me it’s intriguing 🙂