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Stunning timelapse video captures Philly using nearly 10,000 photos

It took 12 months

Philly photographer and videographer Cory J. Popp has had a busy year. For the past 12 months, he’s been climbing to the top of buildings and hanging out on bridges and rooftops—all just to capture the best views of Philadelphia in one 2-minute video.

His efforts may not sound like much, but consider the fact that the time-lapse video actually consists of nearly 10,000 photos Popp took and then stitched together. Popp says, "This shows some really incredible movement and patterns in a shot that you wouldn't normally see in real time. You'll see clouds flow beautifully through the city, cars leaving light streaks at night, and the sun change lighting as it arcs around the city."

The scenes of Philly were shot all over the city, including many from the observation deck Philly from the Top. "The scenes in this video were shot all over the city to show how the city moves, and when played back quickly through timelapse footage, it makes Philadelphia feel alive in a unique way," says Popp.

Watch the stunning video below.