STANLEY PARK, VANCOUVER - 1000 ACRES: This enormous, forested peninsular park was created in 1888 from a former military reserve. It boasts one of the worldâ€™s great urban beach promenades, and also is home to Vancouverâ€™s world-class aquarium where the parts of cinema classic Good Luck Chuck were filmed.
The terrific blog Infrastructuralist posted a wonderful entry about the keystone of shareable space in cities: parks.
We thought it would be fun to take ten of the world’s largest, most famous, and most beautiful city parks–some combination of those virtues, anyway–and view them from above, all at the same scale, to get a sense of how they’re situated in the fabric of their respective cities and how they work as a whole. How do the world’s great parks compare? Employing the wonders of searchable satellite imagery, we’ve brought together this collection of bird’s eye views to give a sense of how individual and unique these parks are.
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