The 10 Best Timelapse Videos of American Cities

It’s time for an armchair travel.
What we offer? Free way to travel across USA.
You can visit 10 great american cities and see all the essential sights.
The videos was made by most famous and skilled photorgaphers of the world.
What does it takes from you? Time.
38 min. 56 sec. That’s all.

01. NEW YORK CITY, NY
Population: 20M (the cities are ranked by metro population)
Nick-name: Big Apple

Video by: geoff tompkinson
A little more info:
New York City traces its roots to its 1624 founding as a trading post by colonists of the Dutch Republic and was named New Amsterdam in 1626. The city and its surroundings came under English control in 1664. New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790. It has been the country’s largest city since 1790. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the Americas by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is a globally recognized symbol of the United States and its democracy.

02. LOS ANGELES, CA
Population: 13.1M
Nick-name: City of Angels

Video by: iVideoMaking
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There are 841 museums and art galleries in Los Angeles County. In fact, Los Angeles has more museums per capita than any other city in the world. Some of the notable museums are the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (the largest art museum in the Western United States), the Getty Center (part of the larger J. Paul Getty Trust, the world’s wealthiest art institution), the Battleship Iowa, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. A significant number of art galleries are located on Gallery Row, and tens of thousands attend the monthly Downtown Art Walk there.

03. CHICAGO, IL
Population: 9,5M
Nick-name: Windy City

Video by: Arne Wossink
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
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Chicago is famous for its outdoor public art with donors establishing funding for such art as far back as Benjamin Ferguson’s 1905 trust. A number of Chicago’s public art works are by modern figurative artists. Some events which shaped the city’s history have also been memorialized by art works, including the Great Northern Migration (Saar) and the centennial of statehood for Illinois. Finally, two fountains near the Loop also function as monumental works of art: Plensa’s Crown Fountain and Burnham and Bennett’s Buckingham Fountain.

04. BOSTON, MA
Population: 4.6M
Nick-name: The City on a Hill

Video by: Bodhi Films
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EOS 60D
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Boston has been called the “Athens of America” for its literary culture, earning a reputation as “the intellectual capital of the United States.” In the nineteenth century, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Margaret Fuller, James Russell Lowell, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote in Boston. Some consider the Old Corner Bookstore, where these writers met and where The Atlantic Monthly was first published, to be “cradle of American literature. In 1852, the Boston Public Library was founded as the first free library in the United States. Boston’s literary culture continues today thanks to the city’s many universities and the Boston Book Festival.

05. SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Population: 4.6M
Nick-name: The City by the Bay

Video by: Bjoern Freiherr
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The legacy of the California Gold Rush turned San Francisco into the principal banking and finance center of the West Coast in the early twentieth century. Bank of America, a pioneer in making banking services accessible to the middle class, was founded in San Francisco. With over 30 international financial institutions, six Fortune 500 companies, and a large support infrastructure of professional services—including law, public relations, architecture and design—San Francisco is designated as an Alpha World City, and is ranked in 10th place among the top global financial centers.

06. SAN DIEGO, CA
Population: 3.1M
Nick-name: America’s Finest City

Video by: Michael Shainblum
I use a canon 5D mark iii, and a t2i,
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EOS 550D
A little more info:
Tourism is a major industry owing to the city’s climate, its beaches, and numerous tourist attractions such as Balboa Park, Belmont amusement park, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and SeaWorld San Diego. San Diego’s Spanish and Mexican heritage is reflected in the many historic sites across the city, such as Mission San Diego de Alcala and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Also, the local craft brewing industry attracts an increasing number of visitors for “beer tours” and the annual San Diego Beer Week in November; San Diego has been called “America’s Craft Beer Capital.”

07. PORTLAND, OR
Population: 2.3M
Nick-name: Rose City

Video by: Uncage the Soul Productions
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EOS 7D, Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
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Portland’s city park system has been proclaimed one of the best in America. In its 2013 ParkScore ranking, The Trust for Public Land reported that Portland had the 7th best park system among the 50 most populous U.S. cities. ParkScore ranks city park systems by a formula that analyzes the city’s median park size, park acres as percent of city area, the percent of city residents within a half-mile of a park, spending of park services per resident, and the number of playgrounds per 10,000 residents. The survey revealed that 80% of Portlanders live within a half-mile to a park and over 16% of Portland’s city area is parkland.

08. AUSTIN, TX
Population: 2M
Nick-name: The Live Music Capital of the World

Video by: Andrew Takano
A little more info:
As Austin’s official slogan is The Live Music Capital of the World, the city has a vibrant live music scene with more music venues per capita than any other U.S. city. Austin’s music revolves around the many nightclubs on 6th Street and an annual film/music/interactive festival known as South by Southwest (SXSW). The concentration of restaurants, bars, and music venues in the city’s downtown core is a major contributor to Austin’s live music scene, as the zip code encompassing the downtown entertainment district hosts the most bar or alcohol-serving establishments in the U.S.

09. LAS VEGAS, NV
Population: 2M
Nick-name: Sin City

Video by: Keith Kiska
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
A little more info:
One of the most visible aspects of Las Vegas’ cityscape is its use of dramatic architecture. The rapidly evolving skyline and constant modernization of hotels, casinos, restaurants, residential high-rises, and entertainment offerings on the Strip, have established it as one of the most popular destinations for tourists in the United States, and the world.

10. LOUISVILLE, KY
Population: 1.3M
Nick-name: Derby City

Video by: Eric Stemen
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
A little more info:
Louisville was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark and is named after King Louis XVI of France. Today, the city is known as the home of the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Fried Chicken, the University of Louisville and its Louisville Cardinals athletic teams, Louisville Slugger baseball bats, and three of Kentucky’s six Fortune 500 companies. Louisville has blossomed as a booming center for independent art, music and business.

P.S.:
There are about 20,000 locations classified as cities in the United States, so timelapsers still have some work to do. 😉

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