Marianne’s CBBH Photo Challenge this month, is ‘View from an aircraft‘. I always try to get a window seat, more for the view than any other reason. For me, the flying experience is enhanced when I can watch the sunrise, sunset, or just see the fluffy white clouds passing by. I guess some people don’t want the constant reminder that they’re sitting in a long metal tube, about 30,000 feet above the ground, or the sea, and would rather pretend they’re on a train or a bus, so sit in the middle, and there are those that have to keep getting up to use the toilet, so prefer to sit on the aisle. Not me though; I revel in the fact that I’m actually high above the earth, flying effortlessly and at great speed, towards my destination. Quite often, I forget to take the camera out of my cabin bag, and by the time we take off, it’s too late to get up and grab it, so some of my pics are taken with my iPhone. I guess if it’s on airplane mode, that’s permissible, but I’m never sure, so try not to do it when the stewards are close by.
Here are a few of my in flight pics:
Sometimes my attention is distracted from the view out of the window, and I’m more interested in what’s for dinner.
To see more views from airplanes, just click here.
According to the rules of Marianne’s challenge, I have to introduce you to two of the blogs that I’ve commented on in the past month.
First up is my South African blog friend, Adeeyoyo, who writes beautiful poetry which really touches one’s soul.
Then there’s the artistically talented Poppytump, who advertises her blog thus, “PhotographyBooksArtyStuffAndPlentyOfOtherNiffNaffAndTriviaToIgnore.”
Please pop over and visit them both. I promise that you won’t be disappointed.
Window seats don,t get any better than your photos!
Thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂
Breathtaking views .. you capture them so well. I would be sleeping from all the dramamine. I am fearful of flying and can only do so with meds. UGH …!!!! No in flight photo from me. lolol
Glad you enjoyed my pics, Issy. I love flying, but the airports, I don’t enjoy at all. 🙂
These from the mirror shots are incredible Adin esp. those first three. I’m don’t usually take pictures from the plane as I am always copping some z’s during flight. That, or busy watching movies. 😀
And what a dinner, I only get the single-serving meals. 😀 I only got bumped up once in first class.
Thanks so much, Rommel. Yes, SAA business class meals are amazing, You even get Moet & Chandon champers. 😀
I love the falls, they’re beautiful!
Yes they are, Milka. Thanks for visiting me again. 🙂
I love getting the window seat as well! People say that on long distance flight all you see is water or just open land and it’s all the same, but it’s not.
I’m obviously flying on the wrong airline, Cathay Pacific never had any food like that!
It’s definitely not all the same at all. I find it fascinating and would rather look out of the window than watch a movie. At night though, it’s a bit difficult. 😀
Thanks so much for the chance to be up above the clouds again….wonderful images!!
Glad you enjoyed, Suzanne. 🙂
I loved your rainbow and I have to say the inflight meals look a lot more appetising than those served on Turkish Airlines but they do try, bless them!
Thanks, Dallas. I’ve never flown Turkish Airlines, so I can’t compare. I’m assuming that those meals are Turkish delight. 🙂
No wonder you want to see by the window. I will too. Breathtaking sceneries. The best for me was the waterfalls. Each though captures a moment waiting to be discovered and enjoyed. As for the food, delicious. The only thing I don’t like about planes on long flights is the cramp restrooms otherwise, it’s a joyful experience.
Yes, the restrooms are way too small, but I try not to spend much time in there. 😀
That first Victoria Falls pic is amazing! I always like to look out of the window too. But I haven’t yet got to see views like that! 🙂
Thanks so much, Lance. Glad you enjoyed. I got the front seat in the helicopter. 🙂
Good Morning! how are you? your posts are wonderful, irresistible – fresh – I wish you a nice day
Thanks so very much, Stefan. I’m glad you enjoy your visits here. Happy day to you too. 🙂
I love too window seat and never get bored watching outside… These are wonderful photographs. Thank you dear AD, love, nia
Thanks you so much, dear Nia. 🙂
Those shots are super AD. Victoria Falls from a distance looks like a huge fire with all the spume .. Miami must be very familiar I guess to you ! Gatwick doesn’t seem to have the same cachet somehow 😉
*imagining* AD being shifty with her Iphone lolol hardly a worry I would think you could charm the birds outta those trees as they say !
I admit to a bit of a secret thrill being next to the window too altho’ I try and appear a terribly well seasoned traveller of course 😉 I’m only too happy to stare out of the window for ages at fluffy clouds, mountain peaks , tiny white slash marks on the sea from boats, endless tracts of orange lands with dried up river capillary network like trails …
OH *Holliwobbles* come to me sooon 😀
Fancy giving me a mention AD. I feel rather fuffed up about that thank you very much indeed XX
Hahaha…….glad you think I have so much charm, Poppy, and you’re so right about the myriad of wonderful things one can spy from the plane window. I hope some of my followers will visit you and come to love your posts as much as I do. 🙂 xx
WAY TO GO, poppy!!! 😀
First off that meal on the airplane … dude. The last time I was on a plane I got a bag of pretzels and a ginger ale. I wish I was on the plane you were on and those view are amazing. My favorite though had to be the Victoria Falls, which reminds me I just read a book with my son about a Piggy Adventurer (by Christyan and Diane Fox) that does all kinds of cool stuff around the world one adventure being going over Victoria Falls. Ha! Must be a sign.
Hahaha….Yes I’ve also been on American internal flights with the tiny bag of pretzels and a cold drink. If you fly SAA business class, you will dine like a princess. That kids’ book sounds a bit scary. I loved flying over Vic Falls, but actually “going over” them is an entirely different matter. 😯
Great photography my friend ,Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience in the sky 🙂
Thanks so much, Jake. 🙂
Wonderful collection of window photos! I agree that there is nothing better than watching the sun rise and set below the clouds.
Thanks, Nicole. 🙂
Wonderful photo’s I
Thanks so much, Stefan. 🙂
I love the window seat – it doesn’t make me feel so claustrophobic 😉 I love the picture of the falls, they are so spectacular!
Thanks, Dianne. The Vic Falls are an amazing sight. 🙂
I love the view of the falls. Beautiful.
Thanks, Tilly. 🙂
I love these. Particularly of ‘the smoke that thunders’. I also enjoy being at the window seat – even just looking out into cloud.
Thanks, Col. I’ll fight you for the window seat. 🙂
My system is simple: dash in and grab it first. Bet I can sprint faster than you can!
Bet you can’t. 😀
Fantastic shot @Adin, beautiful capturted! 🙂
Thanks so much, Della Anna. 🙂
breath taking: view from a helicopter over Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe!
Thanks, it was a great experience. 🙂
Wonderful views Sylvia!
I always sit by the window Sylvia.. The view from the window is nearly always better than the movie! 🙂
I almost never watch the movie. I either sleep, eat, read, or look out of the window if it’s daylight.
The ones of Victoria Falls and Belize are my favorites, although all are beautiful. It looks like, from the appearance of your meal, that you are one of the lucky first class travelers. 🙂
Thanks, Cathy. Vic Falls is so spectacular from the air. Yes, for night flights, we do indulge ourselves. My feet, especially my ankles, are so happy to be horizontal. 🙂
Lucky you!!! I know exactly how you feel about being horizontal at night!
I love Victoria Falls. I am the isle seater, so I can get up without falling on anyone. I don’t mind the heights, but I just hate being trapped by some big sleeping, snoring slobbery, stranger draped across the seat blocking my way out! 🙂 Loved the post! 🙂
Thanks, Marsha. Luckily, I never have to sit next to a snoring, slobbery stranger. 😀
haha! I used to travel on my own quite a bit for work. 🙂 Marsha:)
I also love the window seat for the view
Me too. 🙂
Amazing Victoria falls! Great shots.
Thanks, Amy. 🙂
Beautiful pics, AD!! I especially love the food ones. 😉
I hope you and your family are well?
Thanks so much, Zirkie. Yes we’re all fine here. 🙂
Lovely photos, especially the Victoria Falls.
Thanks, Cocoa. 🙂
Yes, same here that I like window seat even it is the least convenient to get in and out.
I don’t mind climbing over hubby. 😀
I suppose the post would remain a beautiful reminder to you of the flight and your thoughts within. I liked the photos though the glass reflections on a few of them detract.
Thanks, Shakti. I wish I could have opened the window to take photos, but that’s rather impossible. 😀
Even though I’m scared to death of heights, being in an airplane does not scare me – the power at take off is magnificent 😉
And yes, if I can manage it, I also try and get a window seat – like to see where I’m going.
Lovely aerial photography AD 😉
Thanks so much, 68. Hope you get to fly again soon. 🙂
Who knows – might yet take a jet plane to Israel 😉
sure that would be a trip of note!!
Best seat in the house (well plane, lol). And the shot of the falls is beautiful.
Thanks so much, 🙂
Wonderful photo’s, AD. I also prefer to sit next to the window, but it seems everyone else does too! I find it’s getting more and more difficult.
Thank you so much, AD, for the mention. It is very kind of you to have thought of doing so and I really appreciate it. ♥
Thanks so much, adee. I hope you get a few visits from my followers. 🙂
I also like to see the world goes by
Yes, it certainly relieves the boredom of the flight. 🙂
I don’t ask about it, they give me always a windows seat, even when I take the TGV, the fast train… And I’m afraid of heights, but not in a airplane on a flight… ;-D
That’s very lucky for you, Maria. 🙂
I love the cake!!!
It was very delicious, Rebecca. 🙂
I knew it – could taste it through the photo!!! YUMMY
😀 You have a good imagination, Rebecca.
Like you, I love it when I’m flying and always ask for a window seat to enhance the experience. I particularly love your shot over Victoria Falls, Sylvia – absolutely beautiful 🙂
Now then, I don’t know either of the blogs you have shared links to – how exciting! I’ll HOP over there right away 🙂
Thanks so much, Marianne. 🙂
Dave takes the Window seat when we fly together until it’s sleep time, then we swap 🙂
That sounds very fair, Tandy. 🙂
Great shots! 🙂
Like you I must have a window seat… the earth and skies are just magnificent from up there…
Yes, they certainly are. 🙂 Glad I’m not the only selfish one. 🙂
I also love to sit at the window when I fly my short distance to Jo’burg.
The picture of the plane’s wing at landing is terrific.
Thanks so much, Pussycat. 🙂
I love watching the clouds and landscapes underneath. For millennia, people were dreaming to see earth like this, many of them brilliant people–how lucky are we to have this as part of a “just another day” experience, and not a coveted one at that!
Yes, we are so very lucky to be living in this era, aren’t we? 🙂
You would have to kill me and put me in the cargo hold to get me on a plane, but your photos are beautiful.
Those extreme measures sound a bit drastic. 😯 Glad you enjoyed the pics though. 🙂
Wow. What a gallery. Thanks for taking all of us with you via your wonderful photos from the sky!
You’re welcome, Ruth. 🙂
The views are beautiful,not to mention the food.:-)
Thanks, matron. Glad you liked them.. I certainly enjoyed the food. 🙂
I have nearly the same photos of Vic Falls. Awesome photos
Thanks, scrapydo. 🙂
Wow, lovely shots!!!
Thanks so much, RV. 🙂
Victoria falls looks amazing from the skies! wow! 😀
Thanks, Andy. I agree with you. 🙂
I used to always pick the window seat for the view, too.
It’s better than looking at the other passengers. 🙂