Whenever you visit a city and ask advice for what you should see and do there, you are usually always recommended a view point. “Climb up to _____, to see the amazing view!” “You should definitely go to ____ because the view is spectacular!” etc, etc.
So, today I thought I would show you some of my favourite city views. Some of these have featured on past posts and some will be in future posts. One of my favourite types of posts to create are those where I look through my travelling photos and find themes. Like my posts on mountains, beaches and flowers.
So, in no particular order. Some of my favourite city views.
Where better way to start than home; London. There are so many view points in London; The Monument, St Paul’s Cathedral, The London Eye, The Shard, Many park views. This time last year my brother and I went up The Shard to see the fabulous views. And they really were fabulous. Especially on an unexpected bright, clear winter day. You real feel as if you can see the whole of London and you spend the whole time saying “Oh look, there’s ____” Another of my favourite London views is from the top of Greenwich park. There’s somthing nice about seeing the view from a far and then climbing down the path to the bottom of the park. This is one I always take people to see when they come to visit London, and what’s better is that it’s free! Then onto my previous home: Santiago, Chile. Santiago is so unique and special for views because it’s a capital city with mountains. Admitedly, you can’t always see the mountains due to the layer of pollution that plauges the city. Because the city is a basin the pollution can’t escape. However, after a rainy day the views are just beautiful as you are awoken to the view of snow-capped mountains and a perfectly clear sky; so nobody minds if it rains too much!
One of the best places to see the views is from the top of Cerro San Cristobal; you can climb to the top and see the view get smaller and smaller – this is a good workout too and you see people running and cycling to the top. Or, you can take the cable car. Another way to see the city is to trek up the mounatins that surround the city; such a lovely day to spend a Sunday! This photo was taken from the top of Cerro Manquehue during one of my favourite days in Chile. Many flats in Santiago are high rises and these are views from the top floor of the flat I lived in. It was great to see these views, especially on clear days. Next, Rio De Janeiro in Brazil. This was a view I dreamed about for many years and the view from Sugar Loaf Mountain is a famous one. A chance to look over the beaches and lush green vegetation. Is there anything better? It was a beautiful way to see the city and such an iconic image that we all have of Rio. A dream come true! Another of my favourite South American city views was that of La Paz in Bolivia. I took an over night bus to arrive in La Paz on a very bumpy road. In the morning we arrived in La Paz and saw the views of the city from the very top; this photo was taken from the window of the bus. As one of the highest places in the world, you do really feel on top of the world. Lastly, this view over Jaipur, India. It seemed to go on for miles, and miles! Which is your favourite city view from your travels?
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