View from Above
Collected by Brett Bogdan
Sankt Annæ Gade 29, 1416 København, Denmark
You can see the black and gold spiral steeple of the Church of our Saviour, or Vor Frelsers Kirke, all over Copenhagen. It's not until you are standing beneath it you realize that golden spiral is actually a staircase—on the outside. If you are...
Sierra Buttes, California 96125, USA
One of the most spectacular views in the central high Sierra (about one hour's drive north of Truckee, CA) is surprisingly accessible. This wasn't always the case. The first time I saw these lakes--near to far, Young America, Upper Sardine, Lower...
Misiones Province, Argentina
Certain things in life are simply impossible to adequately capture in a mere photograph. Iguazú Falls is definitely one of them, and above is my best effort to convey the epic expanse of 'The Devil's Throat.' Situated on the border of Brazil and...
Hallgrímstorg 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Get off the touristy streets and wander around the neighborhoods of the old town of Valletta. Take in the beautiful wooden balconies that stretch around corners and cross over cobblestone streets. But be prepared for some hill work—this old city...
601 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
For some family fun or for the science aficionado, the Maryland Science Center is a worthy stop while in Baltimore. The variety of exhibits alone is awe-inspiring and range from prehistoric paleontology exhibits to the “Life Beyond Earth” space...
Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Despite the fact that it was the last week of October, the line to climb to the top of the Duomo dome was wrapped around the building. The line to climb Giotto's bell tower, right next door, was nonexistent. Lucky for us, we had our walking shoes...
Somerset House, 150 Strand, London WC2R 0RN, UK
Art lovers in London should not miss the Courtauld Gallery. Housing one of the best collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works outside of France, this museum features pivotal works by Manet and Van Gogh. The pastel walls, detailed...
Travessa Vista da Praia, Caniço de Baixo, 9125-039 Caniço, Portugal
This ruggedly beautiful Portuguese archipelago is an absolute gem, and definitely one of the most beautiful places I've yet traveled to. If you yearn for sandy beaches, then perhaps the nearby island of Porto Santo might be more to your liking,...
Las Palmas, Spain
walking on the moon... Well Timanfaya National Park is on Earth but it looks of another world. In this part of the park, the mountains of fire, its necessary to jump on a bus to take a look around since cars are not allowed on that particular...
Estatua Juan Ponce de León, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
You can learn about Puerto Rico's history by visiting ancient citadels, churches, and Taíno ceremonial sites. The island, considered the "Key to the Antilles" by the Spanish, was fought over in many wars; the 1539 El Morro in Old San Juan—the...
88 Century Ave, LuJiaZui, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
Occupying the top 36 floors of the Jinmao Tower in Pudong, the Grand Hyatt is all class. Here you won't find a bad view, but if you get a chance, ask for a room facing the Bund. You'll also want to venture up to the 87th floor for a nighcap in the...
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