One of the most picturesque ways to see a city’s beauty is through its skyline, where architecture, landmarks and natural wonders come together to paint an aerial picture that often capture the essence of a destination.
Skylines are as much a part of a city’s history as they are pleasing to look at. Chicago’s skyscraper-laden skyline, for example, isn’t just an example of the architecture that the city is now known for – it also stands to show how a city rebuilt itself after a deadly fire burned most of the Windy City to the ground. Other skylines, like the fantastic towers and structures of Dubai, have been sculpted solely to push the boundaries on urban art and architecture. And whether it’s from an observation tower, rooftop bar or just outside the city, the view of a spectacular skyline can tell a city’s story like no other.
Dig into some of the most beautiful skylines from around the world with this photo tour.
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