TIMELAPSE VIDEOS have become practically ubiquitous on the internet — one of the video blogs I follow even has a “Daily Timelapse” — because there are just that many of them. There are dozens online for every major city, World Heritage site, and natural phenomena.
Timelapse videos are made by taking photos over time at regular intervals — seconds, minutes, hours, or even days — and then splicing them together, back to back. When viewed like this, it gives the illusion that you’re watching the accelerated passage of time, which is particularly awesome when it’s focused on a public square, or a star-filled sky.
Since so much of travel is about taking time and waiting, timelapses are an incredibly effective way to portray travel. Here are the best I’ve ever seen.