Time-lapse photography is a cinematography technique in which film frames are captured at a low frequency and when replayed at a normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing. Sometimes a time lapse video can be confused with a stop motion animation. Time-lapses are the perfect way to capture a city-vibe or the beauty of a landscape on camera.

Metropolises from all around the world have always amazed me because each of them is a mixture of different cultures, different types of architecture, different historical backgrounds and different development levels — and here I’m reffering mostly to technology. But all these characteristics put together give a unique vibe to each one of these cities. For that reason I love the way these cities were captured on camera, in these short but beautiful time-lapses:

Amsterdam – The Netherlands

Time Lapse Amsterdam from Siesja Kamphuis on Vimeo.

Thessaloniki – Greece

Thessaloniki Timelapse from Greg Moschopoulos on Vimeo.

Seoul – South Korea

Seoul Time Lapse 2010 from Oh Choong Young on Vimeo.

Moscow – Russia

Moscow from zeitraffer.ru on Vimeo.

Montreal – Canada

Montreal’s Urban Experience [Timelapse] from Taki Eddine Alimat on Vimeo.

Ottawa – Canada

Capital Cruising from Ryan Emond on Vimeo.

Los Angeles – USA

Running on Empty (Revisited) from Ross Ching on Vimeo.

Tokyo – Japan

Walking A Time Lapse – Tokyo Japan – from Hajime Koyasu on Vimeo.

London – England

London night time lapse / stop-motion – Fleet Street to Holborn Viaduct from Anatoleya on Vimeo.

Lisbon – Portugal

Lisbon, city of the seven hills [Timelapse] from José Costa Barbosa on Vimeo.

Berlin – Germany

Time Lapse of Berlin from Carsten Meyer on Vimeo.

Toronto – Canada

Here and There from Ryan Emond on Vimeo.

Venice – Italy

Canale Grande Timelapse from Joerg Niggli on Vimeo.

Which one do you like the most? What place would you like to visit?