What the city is missing: Thierry Cohen photographs cityscapes and then photographs deserts at night, combing the two to show us what our cities would look like with the lights off. The stars are not enhanced, they are actual photos from relative latitudes that would expose the same starry sky view if it weren’t for light pollution. Click on each photo to see which city it is.
Light pollution and pollution in general
This is why ancient civilizations held the stars to be so special and important as to create myths, legends, and even religions based on them. We completely miss out when living in or near a light-polluting city.