Photo tour: City skylines

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Dig into some of the most beautiful skylines from around the world with this photo tour.

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.

Chicago (Image: mindfrieze used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Chicago (Image: mindfrieze used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Toronto (Image: Andy.Burgess)
Toronto (Image: Andy.Burgess)
Shanghai (Image: Kenneth Moore Photography)
Shanghai (Image: Kenneth Moore Photography)
Brisbane (Image: Burning Image)
Brisbane (Image: Burning Image)
Dubai (Image: the_dead_pixel)
Dubai (Image: the_dead_pixel)
Seattle (Image: Dave Sizer)
Seattle (Image: Dave Sizer)
San Francisco (Image: Curtis Fry)
San Francisco (Image: Curtis Fry)
Kuala Lumpur (Image: usiruk)
Kuala Lumpur (Image: usiruk)
Sydney (Image: Dave Manwell used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Sydney (Image: Dave Manwell used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Singapore (Image: erwinsoo)
Singapore (Image: erwinsoo)

(Main image: Jo@net)

Photo tour: City skylines was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Marissa Willman
Author: Marissa Willman (786 posts)

Marissa Willman earned a bachelor's degree in journalism before downsizing her life into two suitcases for a teaching gig in South Korea. Seoul was her home base for two years of wanderlusting throughout six countries in Asia. In 2011, Marissa swapped teaching for travel writing and now calls Southern California home.