Urban Time Lapse: 15 Videos Show Cities at Super Speeds


City Time Lapse Singapore

All the drama and chaos of urban Singapore, with its towering skyscrapers and busy streets, contrasts with peaceful temples and nature scenes.


City Time Lapse Dubai

From the many construction sites to dizzying vantage points in towering skyscrapers, this video tour brings Dubai to life.

San Francisco

City Time Lapse San Francisco

“I captured 30,000 photos over ten months of everything I love about San Francisco. The end result required 750 hours of rendering to generate 62 tilt shift timelapse sequences,” says photographer Jeremy Williams.


City Time Lapse Shanghai

200-300 frames were created for just a single sequence in this video of Shanghai by Hugo Ciss.


City Time Lapse Sydney

Some of Sydney’s most famous landmarks are transformed after dark during Vivid Sydney, an annual event that projects colorful lighting and images onto urban surfaces.