Preservation of the natural environment has taken the center stage of many global meetings on environmental issues. Humans have become very keen in matters of environment, and policies have been formulated to protect the environment. Governments, all over the world, feel that it is their responsibility to instill the spirit of environmental conservation, and they advocate for environmental friendly activities within their borders (Howard 36). However, environment protection has not been implemented in many places. Some places still reflect high levels of pollution, and this has affected human, animal and plant life.
The photos provided reflect some environmental themes. Some pictures reflect some well kept, preserved environments while other pictures show environments that are polluted. In this paper, the focus will be on Chongqing Sichuan Province in China and Selgas Cano Office, Madrid. The two pictures show a lot of similarities and differences from an environmentalist’s point of view.
The two photos are taken from a perspective that allows the viewer to see the surrounding environment; the focus is not only on the structures, but the photographer wants to foreground the environment before the viewer can see the structures. This method is very effective, and the viewer can juxtapose the environment with the surrounding buildings.
The photos are detailed in that they reflect the concerns of the environmentalists to safeguard the environment. In fact, a lot of debates and awareness programs have been started to spearhead environmental conservation. The two pictures show modern structures with different impacts on the environment; Chongqing Sichuan Province shows a place that has polluted the environment, but Selgas Cano Office shows a structure that has been built to fit in the environment. The two pictures reflect a historical trend since people have always sought to create environmentally friendly structures; the glass structure is more environmental friendly that buildings in Chongqing Sichuan Province.
Chongqing Sichuan Province is a heavily polluted environment in china. The picture shows pollution hanging over this province. The plants in this district are, obviously, affected by this environment, and they do not occupy a large area. The background shows a city filled with skyscrapers. The trees that once occupied those spaces were cleared so as to pave the way for commercial development and building of these structures. This affected the environment a lot, and it can explain the current status of the environment of this province.
Contrary, the environment in the second picture, Selgas Cano Office, shows a structure that is well integrated in the environment. Evidently, no tree has been felled to pave the way for the construction of this structure. The trees and other plants surrounding this structure are flourishing, and the people working inside the structure face no pollution. In fact, they seem to enjoy the view of the environment through the glass walls. The people can also enjoy direct sunlight that is unaffected by any forms of pollution. In fact, this can be said to be a working environment that is ideal; man and nature are integrated, and each serves the interest of the other.
The two pictures show two different paths that people can take in the course of preserving the environment; people can decide to destroy or preserve. The first picture, in China, shows the extent to which people have polluted the environment, but the second picture, in Madrid, people have preserved the environment. This is a choice to make, and the choice is left to the inhabitants of a place.
The environment should be preserved at all times. This will secure the future for humans (Rossenwasser and Jill 111). People living in polluted environments have many health complications; thus, the environment should be preserved to ensure good coexistence of people and the natural environment.