Autistic Boy Draws Detailed Cityscapes From Memory After Just One Look: ‘It’s His Passion’

A talented 11-year-old boy with autism is producing a series of intricate drawings of cityscapes, all from his memory. His astounding reproductions include London, Paris, New York, and many other cities, in the most perfect perspective

Alex’s photographic memory means that he is able to reproduce a skyline or aerial cityscape after visiting a city, or seeing it in a book, just once. Among his most impressive sketches are the skyline of Manhattan and London’s Houses of Parliament.

“I like drawing cities which have lots of buildings and are intricate,” Alex explained. “My favorite city is London, and I really like the financial district as the buildings are so old.”

Alex has also drawn some historic places in London which include Tower Bridge, with the Canary Wharf and Gherkin building.

 

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