Two Cities

The last book of the Christian Bible describes a Celestial City (above, top), while Dante’s Inferno describes its counterpart, the City of Dis (above, bottom). Somewhere between those heavenly and hellish extremes lie the cities currently on the Earth’s surface. The graph below plots various cities by homicide rate and air pollution level (click to zoom). Helsinki and Reykjavík seem like the places to be, although I would be more than happy with Melbourne.

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