Sitting on trains or subways, you can shift the speed of what you pass by looking  straight out the side Рdilate time and look directly out the front or back, and you get a rare gauge of distance (not to mention some beautiful photos).

Flickr user AppuruPai set up this series along the automated train that spans beetween Odaiba, a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay, and mainland Japan, crossing the Rainbow Bridge along the way.

Squint your eyes and the context falls away – the geometric foreground patterns become a beautiful blurred backdrop for relatively-stationary urban structures in the actual background.