Around the World in Commuting

12 hyperlapse videos show the beauty in routine.
Quartz

On Thursday, Instagram released Hyperlapse, a new app for creating time-lapse videos.

Many users responded by making ho-hum videos of their offices—understandable, given how much time we spend at work. But another daily routine proved a far better test for the new app: the daily commute.

Here are a handful of Hyperlapse videos we chose for their sense of movement and place: a drizzly drive to Mount Fuji (complete with dashboard ornaments), a dazzling day on the Bosphorus, a bike ride in the Netherlands, and more.

We look forward to seeing more, but please be careful out there: Don’t Hyperlapse and drive.

Istanbul, Turkey

Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Monument Valley, U.S.A.

Olaya, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Bangkok, Thailand

Maresme, Spain

Alameda County, California, U.S.A.

Marco de Canaveses, Portugal

Tokyo, Japan

Lithuania

Mount Fuji, Japan

The Netherlands

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Jenni Avins is a lifestyle reporter with Quartz.

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