Aerial Views

Depict reality with photograps has a long tradition: On Wikimedia Commons the Swiss National Library published a series of old and stunning aerial photographs made by the pioneer of ballooning Eduard Spelterini (June 2, 1852 – June 16, 1931).

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Eduard_Spelterini

 Alps

CH-NB_-_Matterhorn_-_Eduard_Spelterini_-_EAD-WEHR-32053-B.tif

Matterhorn, January 1 1910

CH-NB_-_Mont-Blanc-Gruppe_-_Eduard_Spelterini_-_EAD-WEHR-32070-B.tifMont Blanc, January 1 1909

Egypt

CH-NB_-_Aegypten,_Totenstadt_-_Eduard_Spelterini_-_EAD-WEHR-32040-B.tifEgypt, Town of the Dead, January 1 1904

CH-NB_-_Aegypten,_Pyramiden_von_Gizeh_-_Eduard_Spelterini_-_EAD-WEHR-32044-B.tif

Egypt, Pyramids Gizeh, January 1 1904

More >>>>> http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Eduard_Spelterini

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