Best views around the world

By Carlota Nelson | 10:30

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  For many, the understanding of what is beautiful can be different. Not everyone sees the same thing, and over time the understanding of what is beautiful changes as well and this has to do with perception.  However, there are certain things in life that we can all, more or less the same level, agree upon when defining something as beautiful, and that is an amazing view. Whether it´s a sunset in a tropical paradise or a skyline seen from a birds´ eye view, an impressive natural wonder or a universal work of art, there is no doubt that they leave a mental impression on us. One that triggers our imagination and keeps us wanting more.  

Like we mentioned in our previous post, Western aesthetics are oriented towards design principles whereas Eastern aesthetics are geared towards emotional reactions and the awareness of one´s surroundings. With this in mind, we have chosen 5 of the best views in the world.

A sunset in the Amalfi Coast, Italy. The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coastline on the southern coast in the province of Salerno, Italy. Listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site, the Amalfi Coast is a landscape of awe inspiring bluffs, small villages terraced into the hillside, exuberant t gardens, and expansive views of the crystal clear turquoise waters.

A birds’ eye view of New York City´s skyline. Although many cities have tried to emulate it, New York City´s skyline is definitely the best. Not only because it was the first, but because it continues to be ever-changing. Whether you choose to indulge in the beauty of the world´s most famous city from the top of the Empire State Building or from the Brooklyn Bridge, a view of New York is simply breath taking and one you will never forget.

A universal work of art: Sistine Chapel in Rome: Ever since they were revealed five hundred years ago, Michelangelo´s paintings are considered a masterpiece without precedent and one which changed the course of Western art.

A Natural Wonder:  Mont Blanc & Matterhorn in Switzerland. The Mont Blanc is the highest peak in the Alps, while the Matterhorn is the most recognizable and dramatic mountain in the Swiss Alps. The good thing is that you don´t have to climb to the top to enjoy the view. These snow- covered peaks are the epitome of the triumph of nature. You can get here easily from Geneva by railway or car.  

A picture perfect cove: Cala Turqueta, Mallorca, Spain Located in the south of the island of Mallorca, Cala Turqueta stands out among the rest of the Mediterranean coves for it´s beauty and tranquillity, as local government has banned construction so you can enjoy this peaceful cove that still maintains it´s charm. 

There are an infinite number of amazing views in this world of ours. If you are someone in search of one, please remember that the journey that leads you there is part of the experience. American writer Henry Miller once said: “One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.” When traveling in style, make sure you enjoy every step you take.  

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