Look up! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a gargoyle? Some travellers like to take photos of doors, some prefer the all-selfie route, but for me, my favourite perspective looks skyward. Inside or out, there’s nothing like looking up at your surroundings. And looking up is such an optimistic thing, isn’t it? There’s just a hopeful feeling when you turn your eyes toward the skies. It’s probably because many consider the heavens to be up in the sky or that we’re told our dreams will come true if you just wish upon a star.
When I snap a photo pointed upwards, I’m always keen to see what it truly looks like when I get it on the computer. Many of them are “meh,” but some are surprising. The sky always seems to be the differentiator. The heavy fog of San Fran made the Golden Gate Bridge pop and the soft morning sun of Paris made those clay chimneypots glow. Here are 10 great places to point your face — and cameras — up…
All the riches are sold on Portobello Road.
Hey kids, Big Ben, Parliament
This skyline is ridic! So many nooks and crannies. View is from St. James Park.
Sacré-Cœur is lovely, but oh, those chimneypots.
DYK the Eiffel tower is brown? I didn’t.
Ring the bell, Quasimodo.
Escape to Alcatraz.
A Haight and Ashbury ooh-la-la.
The sign game was top notch.
Ghirardelli sign on our hotel.
I want to see inside so bad.
The ceilings of Italy never disappoint.
Laundry day! Wash all the britches.
A roundy thing.
The house of Lincoln.
Another roundy thing.
A dreamy day seeing the Capitol.
Can you smell that fresh mountain air?
World’s largest dinosaur – Drumheller
Bow lake view
The Vatican is so minimalistic, said no one ever.
They don’t call it the city of glass for nothing. And that sky!
The lush green Sylvia
Tall totem of beauty
Love that tree.
New York City
Who wants that corner office in the Flatiron?
NYC from a double decker.
Lower East Side.
Empire State Building.
Fog engulfs the Freedom Tower.
Duomo di Siena.
Gargoyles of the Duomo.
Bare butts of the Duomo.
This Duomo isn’t playing around. It shadows everything,
Duomo di Firenze.
Gold doors of Firenze.
Perseus with the Head of Medusa.
There are hundreds more great places to look up in, I just haven’t visited them… yet. If you have a place to recommend, I would love to hear about! Send me a note below.