San Francisco
San FranciscoThierry Cohen

Photographer Thierry Cohen’s “Darkened Cities” series shows what the night sky might look like after humans and their light pollution are wiped off the planet. Without electric lights, human-made structures are reduced to geometrical patterns against a starlight-filled sky.

New York, Ground Zero
New York, Ground ZeroThierry Cohen

You can see larger images and more cities on Cohen’s site.

Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro