Offbeat albumtowering views 

 

Mei-Mei and Randy love viewpoints from the highest peaks. If there's a tower or summit about, Mei-Mei has to climb it, no matter how steep, how claustraphobic, how precarious. Because this is what you see.

Tsitsikamma Park Storms River Mouth best

Overlook at #Stormsrivermouth #Tsitsikamma park #southafrica

Table Mt Cape Town SA 2019 IMG_1068

#TableMountain #Lionshead #CapeTown #Southafrica

2018 Kotor, Montenegro fortress

Kotor, Montenegro from the mile-high fortress

Path of Gods Positano best Italy 2018 IMG_0774

Amalfi Coast: Positano from the path of the gods hike

Anacapri Mt Solaro views best Italy 2018 IMG_4776

Capri views from Mt. Solaro on Anacapri

Amalfi hike to Torre De Ziro best view of Ravello Villa Cimbrone and Amalfi road Italy 2018 IMG_5063

Amalfi Coast: Villa Cimbrone's Infinity Terrace in Ravello from hills above Amalfi.

Amalfi hike Italy 2018 IMG_5078

Amalfi Coast: Amalfi overview from the path to Pontone.

Amalfi hike to Minuta best Ravello Italy 2018 IMG_4992

Amalfi Coast: Ravello from Minuta, in the hills above Amalfi.

Stromboli viewing area best Italy 2018 IMG_6388 (2)

Stromboli volcano steam vent, Aeolian Islands, Italy

Castelmola best with Naxos Italy 2018 IMG_5437

Sicily, Italy: view of Castelmola and Naxos at the sea

Paris 2018 overview best from Sacre-Coeur dome IMG_8837

Paris from Sacre-Coeur dome

Paris 2018 overview Montparnasse Tower IMG_9317

Paris overview from Montparnasse Tower

Paris 2018 overview from Eiffel Tower IMG_9396

Paris overview from Eiffel Tower

Paris 2018 overview best from Sacre-Coeur dome IMG_0029

Paris overview from Sacre-Coeur dome

Paris 2018 overview from Eiffel Tower IMG_9407

Paris overview from Eiffel Tower

Paris 2018 overview best from Sacre-Coeur dome IMG_0017

Paris overview from Sacre-Coeur dome

Paris 2018 overview best Trocadero from Eiffel Tower

Overview of the Trocadero and La Defense from Eiffel Tower

Paris 2018 overview Montparnasse Tower IMG_0221

Paris overview from Montparnasse Tower

Paris 2018 overview Pantheon IMG_0962

Paris overview from Pantheon dome

Paris 2018 best overview Montparnasse Tower IMG_0339

Paris overview from Montparnasse Tower

Paris 2018 overview best from La Defense IMG_1387

Paris overview from La Defense

Paris 2018 overview best Notre Dame IMG_0740

Paris overview from Notre Dame bell tower

Paris 2018 overview Notre Dame IMG_0771

Paris overview from Notre Dame bell tower

Paris 2018 overview best Pantheon IMG_0956

Paris overview from Pantheon dome

Skellig Michael best best north peak to monastery 2017-07-08 222

Skellig Michael, Ireland, ancient monastery 7 miles into the Atlantic.

Athens from Mount Lycabettus best 2017-05-03 150

Athens overview including Acropolis, from Mount Lycabettus. Greece

Athens from Filopapou Hill  2017-05-02 043

Acropolis overview from Filopapou Hill, Athens, Greece

Rome Vatican City from St. Peter's Basilica dome 2017-05-14 053

Vatican City overview from St. Peter's Basilica dome, Rome

Rome Colosseum from terrace best 2017-05-14 219

Colosseum from top terrace, Rome, Italy

Rome Colosseum view from terrace 2017-05-14 222

View of Arch of Constantine and Palatine Hill from the top terrace of the Colosseum. Rome, Italy.

Barcelona Tibidabo Expiatory Church views best 2017-05-17 195

Overview of Barcelona from the tower of the Tibidabo Expiatory Church. Spain.

Huayna Picchu hike best overview Machu Picchu 2017-03-26 094

Machu Picchu from peak of Huayna Picchu

Huayna Picchu hike Machu Picchu Montana mountain behind  2017-03-26 075

Machu Picchu and Montana mountain from peak of Huayna Picchu

Mt Cook flight best best R 2017-01-04 090

Scenic flight to Mount Cook and South Alps from Queenstown, New Zealand

Mt Cook flight  best Tasman glacier MM 2017-01-04 107

Scenic flight to Mount Cook and South Alps from Queenstown, New Zealand

Mt Cook flight best R 2017-01-04 101

Scenic flight to Mount Cook and South Alps from Queenstown, New Zealand

Mt Cook flight best Mt. Aspiring 3033 km MM 2017-01-04 168

Scenic flight to Mount Cook and South Alps from Queenstown, New Zealand

Mt Cook R 2017-01-04 187

Scenic flight to Mount Cook and South Alps from Queenstown, New Zealand

Mt Cook flight best Franz Josef glacier MM 2017-01-04 117

Scenic flight to Mount Cook and South Alps from Queenstown, New Zealand

Eden 2016-12-16 136

Hill top view in Eden, Australia

Eden 2016-12-16 131

Hill top view of Holland America's Maasdam, our cruise ship, in Eden, Australia

Melbourne Eureka  tower 975 ft best w St Paul Cathedral center R 2016-12-18 064

Melbourne, Australia, from Eureka Tower

Melbourne Eureka  tower best tennis complex w cricket on left and Mt Dandenong in background MM 2016

Melbourne view of the Australian Open tennis complex from the Eureka Tower

Tongariro hike best best w Doom and Ruapehu sort of 2017-01-07 184

Tongariro hike best 2017-01-07 079

Queenstown hill best Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu 2017-01-02 092

Auckland sky tower best 2017-01-01 102

Auckland sky tower best 2017-01-01 097

Lijiang Tiger Leaping Gorge hike in Shangra-La best road up 2016-07-04 178

Hike at the Lijiang Tiger Leaping Gorge, China

Lijiang Tiger Leaping Gorge hike in Shangri-La best 2016-07-05 043

Hike at the Lijiang Tiger Leaping Gorge, China

Lijiang Tiger Leaping Gorge hike in Shangri-La selfie best 2016-07-04 139

Hike at the Lijiang Tiger Leaping Gorge, China

Lijiang Jade Dragon Mountain 95

Hike up Dragon Mountain at Lijiang, China

Lijiang Jade Dragon Mountain best 2016-07-04 172 (2)

Hike up Dragon Mountain at Lijiang, China

Huangshan best best 2016-07-13 080

Huangshan, China

Huangshan best 2016-07-13 150

Huangshan, China

Huangshan best 2016-07-13 277

Huangshan, China

2015 Singapore  Fairmont views best IMG_8525

Singapore overview from Fairmont hotel 2015

Singapore Marina Bay Sands Skypark view of supertree grove IMG_7799

Singapore Marina Bay Sands Skypark view of supertree grove in gardens by the bay 2015

Tallinn 7.10 best  view from St. Olav tower 265

Tallinn Estonia from St. Olav tower 2015

Tallinn 7.10 wall climb Estonia

Tallinn Estonia from ancient wall 2015

S Queensferry Scotland 7.4 Edinburgh atop Scott monument best best IMG_1452

Edinburgh from Sir Walter Scott monument Edinburgh Scotland 2015

S Queensferry Scotland 7.4 Edinburgh best best IMG_1420

Edinburgh Scotland from the castle 2015

S Queensferry Scotland 7.4 Edinburgh best overview

Edinburgh Scotland from the castle 2015

S Queensferry Scotland 7.4 Edinburgh best overview IMG_1398

Edinburgh Scotland from the castle 2015

S Queensferry Scotland 7.4 Edinburgh Scott monument IMG_1446

Sir Walter Scott monument Edinburgh Scotland 2015 with great views at top

2004 alaska McKinley aerial

Alaska plane ride around McKinley 2004

2004 Alaska 04 aerial  around mckinley 1

Alaska plane ride around McKinley 2004

2003 Mauna Kea Big Island mksunset

Hawaii Big Island Mauna Kea sunset 2003

Paris France city overview

Paris France

2002 Paris France

Paris France

2002 Paris IMG_0254

Paris France

2002 Paris France

Paris France

2005 Europe Paris France

Paris France

2002 Paris France

Paris France

2012 Eze France

Eze, France 2012

Santiago Chile cerro San Cristobal

Santiago Chile, view from San Cristobal, 2013

Jasper Edith Cavell Angel glacier hike  404

Jasper, Canada, Edith Cavell Angel hike 2009

Lake Louise hike to 7 glaciers 228

Lake Louise, Canada, hike to 7 glaciers 2009

2009 Lake Louise  from Big Beehive 252

Lake Louise, Baff, Canada, from Big Beehive 2009

2009 Lake Louise from Beehive Baff

Lake Louise Baff Canada from Beehive hike 2009

Waterton Crypt Lake hike 069

Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada, Crypt Lake hike 2009

Spain MM 6.24.11 Seville

Seville, Spain overview including bullring 2011

Spain RBK Seville

Seville, Spain overview 2011

Spain Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain 2011

2012 Barcelona Spain

Barcelona Spain with Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia cathedral on left 2012

2011 Spain Barcelona

Barcelona Spain from Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia cathedral 2011

2011 Spain Barcelona

Barcelona Spain from Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia cathedral 2011

Cophenhagen 7.18 round tower view

Copenhagen Denmark from the Round Tower 2015

Copenhagen 7.7 Our Saviour's church best MM 067

Copenhagen Demark Our Saviour's Church with exterior stairs to great views 2015

Copenhagen 7.7 Our Saviour's church views MM 084

Copenhagen Demark peak of Our Saviour's Church exterior steps 2015

Copenhagen 7.7 Our Saviour's church views MM best 086

Copenhagen Demark at peak of Our Saviour's Church 2015

Copenhagen 7.7 Our Saviour's church views best MM 082

Copenhagen Demark from Our Saviour's Church 2015

Copenhagen 7.7 Our Saviour's church views best MM 081

Copenhagen Demark from Our Saviour's Church 2015

Angels landing warning Zion Utah

Angels Landing warning at Zion National Park, Utah 2009

Angels landing Zion Utah

Angels Landing hike at Zion National Park, Utah 2009

Angels landing Zion Utah

Angels Landing hike at Zion National Park, Utah 2009

2012 Portugal Lisbon

Lisbon Portugal from castle 2012

2012 Florence Italy Duomo

Florence, Italy with the Duomo. From Giotto's bell tower 2012

2000 Europe 00 Florence Italy

Florence Italy 2000

2000 Europe 00 Venice Italy

Venice Italy 2000

2001 Siena

Siena, Italy 2001

2000 Europe Sienna Italy

Sienna, Italy 2001

2012 Rome Vatican City

Vatican City Rome from the Vatican 2012

2012 rock of gibraltar

Rock of Gibraltar, still disputed between England and Spain 2012

2003 Mount Rainier Washington

Mount Rainier, Washington, from an airplane 2003

Spain MM :Lisbon Portugal

Lisbon Portugal 2011

2007 Acropolis circa 490 BC Athens

Athens Greece Acropolis 2007

2007 Athens; new acropolis museum

Athens, Greece with Acropolis museum in foreground 2007

2007 Athens Greece

Athens Greece 2007

2007 Greece Corfu

Corfu, Greece 2007

2003 Europe  prague Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic 2003

Europe London best cityscape

London England overview 2005

2005 England London IMG_7595

London, England, from St. Paul's church 2005

2005 England Oxford

Oxford, England 2005

2005 England Oxford

Oxford England 2005

2003 neuschwanstein castle schwangau

Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Germany 2003

Stockholm 7.14 skyview

Stockholm, Sweden Skyview viewpoint 2015

Provincetown MA pilgrims compact

Provincetown, MA, where pilgrims first landed in 1620 and drew up the Mayflower Compact. 2014

2015 NY 9-11 One Freedom Tower observatory 7.20 Last 456

Manhattan, NY from One Freedom Tower observatory 2015

2015 NY 9-11 One Freedom Tower observatory 7.20 Last 453

Manhattan, NY from One Freedom Tower observatory 2015

NYC  top of rock 2016-01-31 017

Manhattan New York from Top of the Rock south toward Empire State 2016

NYC  top of rock 2016-01-31 032

Manhattan New York from Top of the Rock north to Central Park 2016

NYC top of rock 2016-01-31 013

Manhattan New York from Top of the Rock St. Patrick's cathedral 2016

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