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Geodesic Dome Cities

Geodesic Dome Cities

In this scene, imagine the island of Manhattan as it bustles beneath a massive, transparent geodesic dome. The dome stretches across the sky, enclosing the skyline with its pattern of triangular panels, a testament to the innovative design by Buckminster Fuller. At the base of the dome, the buildings of Manhattan reach skyward. The art deco towers, the modern skyscrapers, the iconic silhouette of the Empire State Building, and the shimmering One World Trade Center, all beneath the enormous geodesic structure. It’s a juxtaposition of the city’s architectural past and a futuristic vision. Times Square, in its usual lively fashion, is a riot of neon lights, digital billboards and iconic 35mm film cameras. The reflections from the colourful lights are mirrored in the dome above, creating a surreal, prismatic effect. Streets are bustling with life, yellow taxis moving amidst the traffic, while people walk on sidewalks, going about their everyday life. The scene captures the vibrancy and energy of the city, encapsulated under this enormous dome. The Hudson and East rivers hug the city, and where they meet, the iconic Statue of Liberty stands. The sunlight pouring through the geodesic dome reflects on the water, creating a brilliant sparkle. The image captures the iconic cityscape of Manhattan encapsulated under a vast geodesic dome, creating a beautiful blend of city life, innovative architecture and a vision of a futuristic New York. Glass holographic minimalism spaceship blinking lights ray tracing chromatic aberstions and caustics and little lights dot the earth representing the cities, showcase the earth in half darkness, half light – the sunset. Your illustration should commence with the backdrop of the vast, inky blackness of space, spangled with an array of distant, twinkling stars. The top half of the image captures the International Space Station( ISS) in minute detail, glinting like a jewel under the stark, unfiltered sunlight. The myriad solar panels fan out like wings from the main body, catching the rays of the distant Sun. The various modules, labs, and connecting nodes of the ISS are clearly visible, all meticulously crafted in the 1950s aesthetic – – think chrome finishes, sweeping lines, and bubble – shaped windows. The bottom half of the image depicts our beautiful planet Earth, shining resplendently in myriad hues of blue and green, with white wisps of cloud adding texture. There’s a hint of the old – fashioned color palettes and saturated contrasts you’d see in the advertisements of the 1950s. The curvature of the Earth serves as a horizon line, lending the image a grand sense of scale and depth. Swooping, stylized lines frame the scene, suggesting motion and energy, classic 1950s commercial art tropes. Perhaps you might include some text in a font reminiscent of the era, like the bold, forward – leaning typefaces that suggest speed and progress. “Explore the Future, Today! ” or “The Marvels of Tomorrow, Yours to Experience Now! ” could be fitting slogans. This juxtaposition of the old and the new, the familiar and the foreign, sets up a dramatic, yet slightly whimsical narrative, imbuing the scene with a sense of nostalgia for a future that the past dreamed of.   View on Midjourney: https://www.midjourney.com/app/jobs/78a1e9bc-05d6-49b0-a08a-cc48537f957d/
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