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:
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
(Photo credit- Stephen Bischoff)
New York City
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
Schnigye Platte, Switzerland
Alan Wagoner at Wagoners Abroad
(Photo: Debbra Dunning Brouillette)
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
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
The London Eye, England
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
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/
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/
The Great Smoky Moutains
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