It's amazing how peaceful and calm a city looks from above.

Back in 2012 this video was shot from high above Machesney Park at night. It's easy to be critical and take jabs an area because of crime, money, and problems that every city faces. But once you get to see this sleeping city from above, it truly brings a feeling of calm.

The video runs along the Rock River from the west to the east. The busy streets, homes lit up and the beautiful Rock River paint a picture that is breath taking.

I love looking closely at this trying to figure out what is what. Where certain businesses and streets are.

A little bit of cloudy coverage doesn't disturb this awesome video. gather your friends and family around and check out this birds eye view of Machesney Park at night.