“The Earth is Art. The photographer is only a witness. ” ~Yann Arthus-Bertrand
This week’s photo challenge, ‘From above’, had me especially remembering the thrill I had of flying in a helicopter over Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. It was my first time going up in one, and I hung back whilst the other passengers got on, not out of politeness, but because I realised that the last one on, got to sit at the front, next to the pilot. Method in my madness. I took several photos, but this one came out the best, and hubby, who was white water rafting at the time, was very complimentary.
Here is one taken at Niagara, looking down across the falls.
This is an aerial view of the approach to Belize.
Looking down over the Hong Kong skyscrapers, to Victoria Harbour.
A view of the famous New Orleans Bourbon Street, from the balcony of The Four Points Sheraton Hotel, which is built on the site of the legendary French Opera House.
Whilst in Palm Springs, we took a fifteen minute Aerial Tramway ride, and ascended 8516 feet up Chino Canyon. The rotating cars allow for breathtaking views for up to fifty miles in all directions.
Looking down at the Pacific Ocean from cliffs in San Diego.
Half way up the Rock of Gibraltar, looking down on the bay of Algeciras.
The city of Granada viewed from the beautiful Alhambra Palace.
You don’t get much higher than this; soaring above the clouds like an eagle, looking down at The Alps on our flight back from Venice.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my “From Above” photos. To see more entries for the WordPress Photo Challenge, just click here.