Sunday, June 02, 2013

The view from above

I love looking down on cities and towns, and think that you haven't seen a city if you haven't gotten above to have a good look. Here are a couple of examples.

Two years ago I was in Edinburgh for the first time. We stayed in an apartment on the Royal Mile, explored the Castle, walked the New Town, visited Gladstone's Land and climbed to the top of the Camera Obscura from where this picture was taken.

Earlier this year we visited Paris staying in an apartment within walking distance of the river. We climbed the North Tower of Notre Dame Cathedral and I took this picture amongst many snaps of the gargoyles and grotesques.

When I return from a holiday I like to take time to look at these photos and zoom in on the detail. Engrossing and thought provoking.

We live our lives walking the streets and occasionally we should climb up above it all and have a good look down and a bit of a think.


  1. Isn't it interesting seeing the patch of red verandahs when you're looking down in the second shot?

    We did a similar thing in Italy - everyone in the group charged round but we spent time sitting down here and there looking up, and saw things the others missed out on. Speed is not always essential!

  2. Taking time to look at the bigger picture is A Good Thing