Tuesday, October 27, 2009

This Is Amazing

I can't believe I have never heard of Stephen Wiltshire prior to today, but I am glad I have now. Stephen is autistic and was mute until the age of 3. At that time his parents sent him to a special school in the UK. Before long his teachers got him speaking and then they discovered that Stephen has a truly remarkable ability. He can look at a city or a building just for a brief moment and then recreate everything about that building or city right down to the number of floors it has and the number of windows. He has traveled all over the world creating these cityscape's and right now he is completing his 8th and what he says final one - New York City.

CBS profiled Stephen this morning and you can watch that report below. If you have the time, you can scroll down a little further and watch him recreating the New York cityscape live. A truly incredible talent.


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12 comments:

Pookie said...

awww, god bless him.

Quintessential Southerner said...

way to go!

Kristen said...

I watched a documentary about him last year on BBC America and was completely floored. He is incredible. I wish I had his sketching abilities!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!

NotSoAnonMom said...

That really is incredible. What a talent. The mind is amazing ... it's intersting that autistic people have strengths in certain areas, like art and music, that many others don't.

Isabel said...

Way to go! I hope doing this makes him happy and I hope his talent will earn him a living.

Nikki said...

truly amazing - i work with a severely autistic child that is barely verbal. he is 13, but can sing songs from sesamie street and films that he has not seen years. word for word.

it is incredible.

Sarah said...

I first saw him on a documentary when he was challenged to draw Rome after one fly-over in a helicopter - he did it in amazing detail w/his sister by his side the whole time. I love to see him get this attention, I hope his parents can enjoy it too.


(Mother of an autistic son)

Ms Cool said...

Awesomely cool.

sunnyside1213 said...

Why is it his last? Amazing.

Majik said...

Child prodigies prove, to me, that there must be a higher power...if only we could ALL channel it!!

ardleigh said...

I remember seeing him before. I thought he was an amazing talent.

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