Panoramas and scenic vistas of landmarks, landscapes and architecture from travel bloggers

Panoramas and scenic vistas of landmarks, landscapes and architecture from travel bloggers

A view from a tower in Split, Croatia

Panoramas and scenic vistas of landmarks, landscapes and architecture from travel bloggers

 

There’s nothing more exciting from climbing a very tall monument, hike up to a scenic landscape or even take an elevator ride to the top of a huge skyscraper to finally see a magnificent view of an entire city or landscape. You can spend hours just looking at all the other major attractions, historic landmarks or natural features in that particular environment.

I’ve asked some fellow travel bloggers to share some of their wonderful experiences viewing the scenes below from a high vista point and what they saw and felt at that moment.  It’s a very inspiring collaboration of amazing vistas and scenic highlights.

So in no particular order, here the views. Hope you get to visit many of these in your future travels:

 

Panoramas and scenic vistas of landmarks, landscapes and architecture from travel bloggers

Kata Tjuta Journey Jottings

Kata Tjuta, Australia

There’s a primeval feel standing in the early morning desert air, as the wispy branches of the Desert Oaks whistle evocatively in the breeze and the first rays of the sun catch the red rugged rocks of ‘Kata Tjuta’, (Uluru’s lesser known sister), which in the local Pitjantjatjara tongue means ‘many heads’.

Australia is an ancient land and the Red Centre, more than 2,000km (1,240miles)as the crow flies from all coastal state capitals, is at its heart. Aboriginals talk of their dreamtime ‘songlines’ – This landscape certainly makes your heart sing.

 Linda Fairbairn | Journey Jottings at http://journeyjottings.com

 

 

Panoramas and scenic vistas of landmarks, landscapes and architecture from travel bloggers

China Shanghai Skyline panorama

(Photo credit- Stephen Bischoff)

 Shangai, China

“Sitting at a rooftop bar in the Bund in Shanghai one can not help but be in awe of the beauty of the skyline across the bay.  The tops of the tallest skyscrapers disappear into the clouds, which appear to glow in a palate of greens, yellows, and purples from the illuminated city below. The skyline remains completely electric until exactly 11:00 pm when the lights on every skyscraper shut off one by one around the water’s edge creating an entirely different haunting view of the city altogether, but no less impressive.”
 Stephen Bischoff at  ShamelessTraveler.com

 

 

Panoramas and scenic vistas of landmarks, landscapes and architecture from travel bloggers

Top of the rock, New York

New York City

What’s better…the view from the Top of the Rockefeller Centre in New York or the view from the Empire State Building. This question has been asked for a long tome now! There are no clear winners…where ever you are, you are looking at a magnificent view. Personally I prefer the view from the Top of the Rock where you look over Central Park in one direction and over the Empire State Building and Downtown from the other direction.
 Jenny Freedman at http://atasteoftravelblog.com

 

 

Panoramas and scenic vistas of landmarks, landscapes and architecture from travel bloggers

The Lake District, England

The following picture was taken on a walk up Catbells in the English Lake District, considered by many to be the most beautiful National Park in the UK. The lake you see is Derwentwater, close to the town of Keswick.

Paul Johnson at http://www.aluxurytravelblog.com

 

 

Panoramas and scenic vistas of landmarks, landscapes and architecture from travel bloggers

Schnigye Platte panorama

Schnigye Platte, Switzerland

Among the heavens
I breathe in nature’s beauty
My life is so small

Alan Wagoner at Wagoners Abroad

 

 

Panoramas and scenic vistas of landmarks, landscapes and architecture from travel bloggers

Bartolome’, Galapagos

(Photo: Debbra Dunning Brouillette)

Bartolome’, Galapagos

After a Stairmaster-like climb up 360 wooden steps to the summit of a once-active volcano, my travel companions and I were rewarded with a panoramic vista of Bartolomé Island’s barren landscape, once described by astronaut Buzz Aldrin as more like the moon than any place on Earth. The view of Sullivan Bay below is punctuated by an eroded tuff cone formation called Pinnacle Rock, the site of our afternoon snorkeling excursion. Bartolomé is said to be the most visited and most photographed of the 18 main islands in the Galapagos archipelago, located 600 miles west of Ecuador.

Debbra Dunning Brouillette at http://www.facebook.com/tropical.travel.girl

 

 

 

Panoramas and scenic vistas of landmarks, landscapes and architecture from travel bloggers

Roof top view over Prague

Prague, Checkoslovakia

Prague is widely known as the “Golden City of a Hundred Spires”. One of
the best places to see the city’s great scenery and wonderful panoramas is
from St. Vitus Cathedral’s clock and bell tower. It is worth climbing the
287 steps to the top and rewarded with 360-degree views of one of
Europe’s most photogenic and best preserved cities. It’s a lovely way to
see Prague’s architecture and get a birds-eye of its famous attractions.

Mary Penafiel Solio at http://www.theworldisabook.com

 

 

Panoramas and scenic vistas of landmarks, landscapes and architecture from travel bloggers

The London Eye

The London Eye, England

This past Christmas I had the chance to be at the top the London eye with my niece and seeing the look on her face when we reached the top was absolutely priceless, I could tell it was something that she will never forget and hold close to her as one of her most cherished memories. At the top of the London Eye you get a chance to see a 360 degree view of this massive city but out of all the pictures I took nothing beats this pic of Big Ben.
Kevin Lydon at http://guessthiscity.com
Panoramas and scenic vistas of landmarks, landscapes and architecture from travel bloggers

Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye, Scotland

They say that magic lives in Scotland. Fairy legends and folklore follow you everywhere you go; they can be found under the bridge crossing a river, surrounding the rock formations standing on the hillside, and in the ruins of castles of old. And as you stand on one of the highest points of the Isle of Skye, you can start to believe in that magic. With the waves crashing in the distance and hills rolling below, it’s more than easy to believe that you are on top of the world.

 Hannah Logan at eatsleepbreathetravel.wordpress.com

 

 

Panoramas and scenic vistas of landmarks, landscapes and architecture from trave

Venice view from the Rialto bridge

Venice, Italy

It’s so amazing that everywhere you turn in Venice, there’s a photo worthy opportunity especially with any canal view. This is one of the popular views coming from the Rialto bridge looking out at the Grand Canal. It’s a wonderful capture of the canal with classical Venetian architecture, gondolas, water ferries and the entire canal laid out in front of you – it’s easy to spend some time just to admire the stunning views from this landmark bridge.

Noel Morata at http://travelphotodiscovery.com/

 

 

Panoramas and scenic vistas of landmarks, landscapes and architecture from travel bloggers

Pigeon Valley in Cappadocia

Cappadocia, Turkey

Taking a morning walk in the Pigeon Valley at Cappadocia is wonderful with the beautiful morning light. Not only is it cool and easy to walk downhill to the main town of Goreme, but the hike itself is a leisurely walk with beautiful vistas of unusual terrain and rock formations with so much color and life to them. Surprisingly one of the most popular valleys to photograph, it is not to busy on the trails especially in the early morning timeframe which is an ideal time to be out in the Valley.

Noel Morata at http://travelphotodiscovery.com/

 

 

Panoramas and scenic vistas of landmarks, landscapes and architecture from travel bloggers

The Great Smoky Moutains

The Great Smokey Mountains are full of awe and wonder. From the babbling  springs and streams to the panoramic mountain views, you can’t help but be relaxed and find peace in the surroundings. Many peaceful trails and paths are mapped out for quick hikes, day hikes or overnight camping hikes. There are also self guided auto tours with plenty of opportunities to view deer, bear and the other majestic wildlife throughout the area. Take time to enjoy nature.

 

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11 Responses to Panoramas and scenic vistas of landmarks, landscapes and architecture from travel bloggers

  1. lorrie May 20, 2014 at 4:17 am #

    Its between Croatia and Venice

  2. Lance | Trips By Lance March 7, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    very nice. I have shots from Rialto Bridge with those same buildings. Takes me back.

  3. jenny@atasteoftravel March 6, 2014 at 11:49 pm #

    Views from above always give such a different and fabulous perspective. Your photo of Pigeon Valley reminded me of great days there. Thanks for the inclusion

  4. Gran Canaria Local March 6, 2014 at 11:21 pm #

    Around the world in 13 pics. Great job, Noel. Looking forward to viewing the fruits of your next collaboration.

  5. Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse March 6, 2014 at 9:55 pm #

    Fascinating and Prague’s picture brought back bitter sweet memories!

  6. Alan Wagoner March 6, 2014 at 9:28 pm #

    Noel — These are some great photos! I look forward to reading more of your blog.

  7. Agness March 6, 2014 at 4:50 pm #

    Shanghai panorama at night took my breath away, seriously. I was on top of Shanghai Tower last year and the view was magnificent!

    • Noel March 6, 2014 at 5:23 pm #

      It really is impressive and I’m sure night time views are just as drammatic!

  8. Linda ~ Journey Jottings March 6, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    The world in panoramas – what a great theme, and superb way to see the diversity we have around us.
    Happy to have been able to add the Australian dimension 🙂

  9. Suzanne Fluhr March 6, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    These are great. Sorry I missed the announcement for this one. I have a few. There’s something irresistible about bird’s eye views

    • Noel March 6, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

      I’ll probably have another interesting themed collaborative again Suzanne, thanks for connecting meanwhile.

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