From the ground it can be hard sometimes to get a good sense of just how big our very vertical metropolis is. Y'know, unless you are rooftopping—which really, no. Luckily, there are lots of shutterbugs out there who like to take pretty pictures that get the job done in a pinch. Here are five of our current favorites from Flickr.

Oh, you prefer your photos of New York to give you vertigo? Really? Well, for those kinds of pictures you'll want to go here and here!