Mar 222012

From a few places I’ve stayed — from the inside looking out.

  40 Responses to “From the Inside Looking Out”

  1. Great idea. I collect shots of hotel rooms, much more mundane than your views. 🙂 I particularly like the Paris view.

  2. Love that idea! I think I need to take more shots out of my hotel rooms. It really gives a nice impression of the city – besides the glamour shots of the sights.

    • Thanks. Going to the window to see my view is the first thing I do at a place. Of course, many times, I’m looking at less pleasant sights than those in this post!

  3. LOVE this idea! I’m sending an email to myself to remind to go through all my photos and do a similar post.

  4. Fantastic shots, Cathy. I love taking shots through windows and doors. Usually, my hotel rooms look out onto the parking lot! 🙂

  5. The sunset in Kauai is my fave of the lot.
    I had exactly the same view looking out my B&B in Doolin. Then we followed it up with a stomach churning boat crossing to the Aran Islands.
    I’ll have to remember to do more of these types of shots. Great idea.

    • I wish I’d been able to go to the Aran Islands when I was in Ireland. When I go, I’ll remember to take some Dramamine first.

  6. so glad that my musings on views prompted you to post yours, Cathy. Congratulations on scoring some rooms with great views. I particularly like the river views, but was also blown away by the Paris apt. across from the church. Wow!

    • The Paris stay was almost like a dream — couldn’t believe I was actually in such a wonderful, old building in Paris looking at that amazing church across the street.

  7. Great views! I particularly like the one on Rue St. Jacques – I’m missing Paris today.

  8. What a beautiful collection of window shots, Cathy! It must have been a fun exercise putting it together.

  9. Awesome post, Cathy! I may just have to do a similar one 🙂 My favorite shot is definitely the one of the bridge in the Netherlands, and I also like the one in Chicago.

    • Thanks. I’m glad you mentioned those two photos. I like them, too. I like the moodiness of the Chicago one.

  10. Wow Cathy, you have scored some rooms with awesome views! I love this idea! (though we’ve usually gotten a lot of neighboring buildings). What a great way to wake up to in a new city. Love the Niagara Falls and Kauai ones.

    • Thanks, Mary. There’s something about the sunset reflections on buildings that I really like. And the Kauai shot — that was one of the coolest places I’ve ever stayed.

  11. I take photos through hotel rooms, too (and hate it when I can’t open the windows). Usually there’s roof tops of a piazza. Your view in Kauai, though… wow!

  12. This is a beautiful series, Cathy. If forced to do so, I’d pick the fourth image (Chicago), as my favourite. The verticals contrasted by the lines of traffic, and the light, make this a standout image!

    • Thank you! I liked that about the photo as well. Also, as I mentioned to another commenter, I like the moodiness of it. Since I’m originally from Chicago, it reminded me of going to work on rainy mornings in the city.

  13. That wintery shot in Paris is just dreamy!! They all are…

  14. Jealous you have been to so many great places. Love the shots

  15. Great idea Cathy. The view from hotels give me this I don’t know what feeling. I have a photo I took from my hotel room in Shanghai and everytime I see it I feel like it transports me right there. Recently, I went to Vegas and part of the Strip was seen from the window. It was great to see the sunset from there.

  16. What a great photo essay. The shot of the Paris church was excellent. Kudos!

  17. What a great idea! We’ve had some great views over the years, but the best was probably in Ischia, a small island off the coast of Naples. We were on the top of this huge hill, and our loft overlooked the entire bay and famous castle. It was stunning!

  18. The Chicago photo is my favourite, I have never been there but that is exactly how I imagine it.

  19. What a great idea! You have certainly enjoyed some fantastic views!

  20. Plenty of great shots in there…Love the one from Chicago. A rainy day is a great excuse to hang around the hotel:)

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