Your images of income inequality, seen from space

Munich, Germany

From Stephan Bauer.


Hansenbergl Munich


Gruenwald Munich

Madrid, Spain

From Marta Domínguez Pérez, who writes:

Two pictures of two different boroughs in Madrid: La Moraleja, one of the richest, and San Cristobal de los Angeles, one of the poorest with a lot of immigrants in it.

San Cristobal de los Angeles

San Cristobal de los Angeles Madrid

La Moraleja

La Moraleja Madrid

Buffalo, New York

Matthew Pawlowski writes:

The first two are the comparative photos of East Amherst, New York (upper middle class, well educated) and the East Side of Buffalo, New York (entrenched poverty). The images appear to be from 2011. East Amherst is a affluent suburb of Buffalo and the two locations are about 10 to 12 miles apart. The third and fourth photos are the same sections from 1995. What is striking is that there is very little change from 1995 to 2011 in East Amherst while on the East Side of Buffalo there is a significant loss of housing stock.

East Amherst, 1995

East Amherst 1995

East Side, 1995

East Side Buffalo 1995

East Amherst, 2011

East Amherst

East Side, 2011



Peter St. John writes:

I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio USA. I was a mailman for many years and knew the city intimately. I lived in Clifton, 45220 as a child. It is an old victorian neighborhood, near the University of Cincinnati with a “gaslight” district. Evanston 45207, built about the same time, is a predominately black neighborhood, just next to Hyde Park 45208, same age, a predominately white neighborhood. Indian Hill 45243, was developed much later, say in the 1950’s through the 1960’s. I believe that it has the highest “per capita” income in Cincinnati.


Evanston 45207


Clifton 45220

Hyde Park

Hyde Park 45208

Indian Hill

Indian Hill 45243

San Francisco Peninsula

From Naphtali Knox, who points out the distinct differences between wealthier Palo Alto and Atherton from less-wealthy Redwood City and East Palo Alto.

Trees aerial PA Atherton 2

Mexico City

More from Mexico City, these from Gu.



Lomas de Chapultepec


Hamilton, Ontario

From Ray West, who writes:

The east side of town is considered poorer but within the east side there are pockets of ‘richer’ neighbourhoods. The link I am sending shows the bifurcation of the North (poorer) and South (richer) sections of a part of the east side.

St Clair Blvd is one of the best streets on the east side.

Hamilton is an old coal/steel, lakes-port city. I guess that the better homes on the east side were aimed at the operating management-types (as distinct from owner management who would have lived on the West side) of these two industries.

When I moved here I was surprised to see worker’s terraced homes that rivaled the ones built for coal miners in Britain at the turn of the last century.


North Hamilton


South Hamilton

Berlin, Germany

From Bjoern Rutz.


Berlin Hellersdorf


Berlin Grunewald

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