Around the World in Commuting

12 hyperlapse videos show the beauty in routine.

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
Mount Fuji, Japan
The Netherlands