The Bahamas as art

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the Bahamas from space

the Bahamas from space

As a kid, I remember the pictures of earth that came back from the Apollo flights. They gave us a different way of looking at the world.

In the almost half a century since the first moon landing photographic techniques and man’s ability to record the beauty of our world has improved enormously.

The latest photographs to be released were taken by the astronaut Scott Kelly during his year in the space station. The images he has taken of the Bahamas are something that the local tourist board has jumped at easy to promote the country. It has helped, however since Kelly announced, “Had first video conference with my youngest daughter today. Showed her the most beautiful place from space. #Bahamas.” He almost echoes the current advertising slogan of the country, “It’s Better in The Bahamas.”

Looking at the image that the tourist board has decided to use, it is hard not to agree with him as it shows clear waters and pristine white beaches and a jigsaw puzzle of interlocking coasts and shallows, deep waters and lush green spaces.

The space station travels around the world from about 220 miles up which seems to be an ideal height to chronicle the world’s beauty. When Kelly returns, an exhibition of his photographs with a commentary would be quite an attraction to see either in Cape Canaveral, Houston or at the Smithsonian in Washington.

In the meantime we will have to settle for what has been released It has excited the Bahamians sufficiently for them to want to invite Kelly and his family to discover the magic of The Islands first-hand when he returns after his year in space as personal guests.

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