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  1. 12 views that made me say 'Wow'

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments


    Every Tuesday Jonathan Epstein, aka @EpsteinTravels, announces the theme for #FriFotos - a weekly forum on Twitter where people share photos that match the theme. This week the theme is 'Views'. To say I've enjoyed looking over some of the photos I've been lucky enough to take over the years is an understatement.

    Hout Bay, Cape Town

    If you go to Cape Town don't leave without doing the Chapman's Peak Drive - this is why.

    Sunset over the River Arno, Florence

    There are many great places to take in a sunset in Europe, but Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence, is by far one of the best.

    The Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

    Want to enjoy this view one day? Then do Bridge Climb Sydney in Australia's best-known city.

    One of the top 10 views in the world - Cerra Campanario near Bariloche, Argentina

    This view, which was voted one of the top 10 views in the world by National Geographic, is stunning. You'll find it at Cerra Campanario near Bariloche in Argentina.

    Villefranche-sur-mer, Cote d'Azure, France

    This is why people say the South of France is one of the most beautiful places in the world.

    Dubrovnik - one of Europe's most beautiful old towns

    Dubrovnink's answer to the Eiffel Tower are the walls of its old town. Almost everybody who visits walks them, all taking in this view of the red roofs and Lokrum Island along the way.

    The Great Wall of China

    I didn't realise how close the Great Wall of China was to Beijing before I visited. So I obviously had to visit when I was there. It is a day I won't forget in a hurry.

    En route to Machu Picchu

    For three days I went on a trek in Pretu from Cusco to Macchu Picchu. Day 2 of a 3-day trek was from a town called Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes, the closest town to one of the world's most sacred sites. It was a long trek, but since this was the view most of the way, I didn't mind too much...

    The Alhambra, Granada

    Mirador de San Nicolas - that's the name of the lookout to enjoy this view of the Alhambra in Granada.

    Overlooking the Bay of Naples

    I have Luca of Hostel of the Sun in Naples to thank for this shot - he took me to this lookout.

    San Franisco and the Golden Gate Bridge

    Need I say more?

    Glendalough, Ireland

    Maybe not the view you were thinking I was going to post - instead this is the view looking back to St Kevin's Tower in Glendalough. Even when the skies are grey, Ireland is stunning.

    What's your favourite view?

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