I felt like a visiting (or returning) alien peering through my craft’s portal, my virtual flying ocular afforded me this new standard with which to view a parallel world.

I witnessed panoramas replete with archeological evidence, yet totally devoid of habitation, save the occasional humanoid shadows scorched onto a sidewalk, or melting in the shallows of a beach.

My Grand Tour sought not the roots of Western civilisation, but how these fallen empires rendered the signposts of our past, present, and with its radial eye, proposes our future.

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