When flying over large bodies of water, I can’t help myself to just find that school of sharks or whales or anything swimming in the water. It’s about connection, grounding and familiarity. Flying over water in every direction creates a feeling of endlessness. We can relate to earth and ground or buildings, because we can walk on them. We want and need to place our feet on something solid. It is human nature to feel more comfortable flying over mountains or fields or cities. We need buildings and land and rivers and ball fields to connect us back to reality. However, I have to admit that it is sometimes nice to escape and just look for Atlantis.
~Barron Schimberg, AIA, LEED AP