I happened across this video of Stephen Wiltshire, an autistic man whose ability to remember incredible detail and draw it with near perfection is extraordinary. If he flies in a helicopter over a city just once, he can recreate the city perfectly in a drawing. The buildings have the right number of columns and windows. The perspective is accurate. The numerous side streets and unnamed buildings are all there.
In this video, Stephen, who is sometimes known as “The Living Camera”, flies over Rome and demonstrates his incredible talent by drawing a panorama of the city. Watching him draw is another reminder of just how amazing the brain can be.