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Some of our favorite views of towns/cities from high places

Old Oct 27th, 2021, 09:24 AM
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Some of our favorite views of towns/cities from high places


from Arch de Triomphe

from Arch de Triomphe

Athens

from Del Senato

From Eiffel Tower

From Eiffel Tower

From Eiffel Tower

From Eiffel Tower

From Eiffel Tower

From Eiffel Tower

Etretat

from Florence duomo

from Florence duomo

from Piazzale Michelangelo

from Piazzale Michelangelo

Granada

Granada

Heidelberg

from Milan duomo

from Montalcino castle ramparts

from Montalcino castle ramparts

from Notre Dame

from Notre Dame

from Notre Dame

from Orsay outside viewing area

Orvieto

from Parc Guell

Positano

from Sagrada Familia

Oia Santorini

Siena

St Peter's

from Venice bell tower

from Venice bell tower

from Venice bell tower
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Old Oct 28th, 2021, 09:03 AM
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Michael - nice views! In a recent thread someone asked if it was worth it to go to the summit of the Eiffel Tower. I was surprised to see some folks say it was not even worth it to go up to any level of the Eiffel Tower at all. One person said they do not find overhead views of cities from tall towers attractive. They also said they don't enjoy views from tall buildings over rooftops. We are just about the exact opposite. We will climb or go to the top of just about everything to get a view of just about anything. Maybe we are crazy but we really love these views. It motivated me to go through a few of our pictures to see if I really did like the views as much as I remembered. And I do.

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Here's another who enjoys city views from above, although my problems with vertigo often interfere with the desire to climb towers. Eiffel tower would probably be too much for me. I have to stand on solid ground with a solid balustrade in front of me. Transparent stairs are a no-go.

Let me throw in a city in a different part of Europe: Wroclaw in Poland. The views from the cathedral spire are my favourites. Good already at daytime, but overwhelming on a December afternoon when the tower's opening hours are just long enough to catch the sunset from above.












Then there is the Skytower (seen from the cathedral in the photo above). They claim it's the tallest building in Poland, the cultural palace in Warsaw beats it only thanks to the antenna on top. They have a viewing platform on the 50-somethingth floor. I was lucky to be up on a super clear day and despite the distance, zoom views of the buildings in the city centre turned out really well.






Or how about the skyline seeon from the 15th floor of Kredka student dorm?


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quokka - Very nice views!
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