When I moved to New York, there were only two things I missed from my home town. The crisp, unpolluted air and the stars visible from the night sky. Whenever I visit, I always take a deep breath and stare up at the sky and look at the familiar constellations, planets, and the Milky Way and enjoy a brief moment of clarity, mental solitude, and amazement at how special and insignificant we are in the universe.

I’ve always wondered what the stars over New York would look like if light and air pollution didn’t block their view. Well, now I don’t have to. The New York Times found images from a series of photos called Darkened Skies by Thierry Cohen.

Here is one image from Cohen’s work:

There are other cities in the series and New Yorkers can see the gallery of photos starting on March 28.

via Kottke

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