The more we intervene, the further we have to go to appreciate earth in its innate beauty.
As we hover above the earth in an airplane, one striking feature is the empty space that still is vast and pristine between the crowded cities. What we see on a daily basis in our urban lives is not representative of the surroundings.
Perhaps we should be thankful that most of humanity choses to cluster in concentrated areas. It leaves much of the earth for those who wish to venture.