Europe, Germany, New York, USA From the Inside Looking Out Catherine Sweeney March 22, 2012 40 CommentsFrom a few places I’ve stayed — from the inside looking out. St. Severin Church on Rue St. Jacques, Paris Butler’s Wharf across the Thames, London Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam, The Netherlands Foggy morning along the coast in Doolin, Ireland Rainy morning on Adams Street, Chicago Sunset view of buildings from Niagara Falls Alster Canal, Hamburg The Bellagio, Las Vegas Rooftops of Marylebone. London The Fernsehturm (TV tower) in Berlin Sunset, KauaiRelated posts: Romantic Europe: 10 Special Places in My Heart Hope Springs Eternal in Upper Manhattan Note: This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks! ← Houston: It’s not Manhattan Spring Travel Tips: Interview with HipTravelMama → 40 thoughts on “From the Inside Looking Out” Bob R March 22, 2012 at 2:36 pmGreat idea. I collect shots of hotel rooms, much more mundane than your views. 🙂 I particularly like the Paris view. Reply ↓ Cathy Post authorMarch 23, 2012 at 3:54 pmThanks! That Paris stay was wonderful. We were staying in a 17th century Latin Quarter Apt. Reply ↓ Sabrina March 22, 2012 at 3:03 pmLove 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. Reply ↓ Cathy Post authorMarch 23, 2012 at 3:56 pmThanks. 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! Reply ↓ Jan Ross March 22, 2012 at 3:21 pmLOVE this idea! I’m sending an email to myself to remind to go through all my photos and do a similar post. Reply ↓ Cathy Post authorMarch 23, 2012 at 3:57 pmCool — I’ll look forward to seeing it. Reply ↓ Nancie March 22, 2012 at 3:46 pmFantastic shots, Cathy. I love taking shots through windows and doors. Usually, my hotel rooms look out onto the parking lot! 🙂 Reply ↓ Cathy Post authorMarch 23, 2012 at 3:57 pmThanks, Nancie. I’ve had my share of those, too. 🙂 Reply ↓ Leigh March 22, 2012 at 3:52 pmThe 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. Reply ↓ Cathy Post authorMarch 23, 2012 at 3:58 pmI 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. Reply ↓ VeraMarie Badertscer March 22, 2012 at 4:07 pmso 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! Reply ↓ Cathy Post authorMarch 23, 2012 at 4:00 pmThe 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. Reply ↓ Lisa March 22, 2012 at 4:13 pmGreat views! I particularly like the one on Rue St. Jacques – I’m missing Paris today. Reply ↓ Cathy Post authorMarch 23, 2012 at 4:00 pmThanks! I think about Paris every day….. 🙂 Reply ↓ insideJourneys March 22, 2012 at 5:42 pmWhat a beautiful collection of window shots, Cathy! It must have been a fun exercise putting it together. Reply ↓ Cathy Post authorMarch 23, 2012 at 4:01 pmIt was fun, Marcia. Once I’ve got an idea on a theme, I really like pulling the photos together. Reply ↓ Andi at The Particular Traveler March 22, 2012 at 8:46 pmAwesome 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. Reply ↓ Cathy Post authorMarch 23, 2012 at 4:02 pmThanks. I’m glad you mentioned those two photos. I like them, too. I like the moodiness of the Chicago one. Reply ↓ Mary @ The World Is A Book March 22, 2012 at 10:12 pmWow 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. Reply ↓ Cathy Post authorMarch 23, 2012 at 4:03 pmThanks, 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. Reply ↓ Sophie March 23, 2012 at 4:14 amI 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! Reply ↓ Cathy Post authorMarch 23, 2012 at 4:04 pmThanks for the wow! I hate it when windows don’t open — for photo-taking and fresh air! Reply ↓ Andrew Graeme Gould March 23, 2012 at 8:43 amThis 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! Reply ↓ Cathy Post authorMarch 23, 2012 at 4:06 pmThank 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. Reply ↓ Abby March 23, 2012 at 1:59 pmThat wintery shot in Paris is just dreamy!! They all are… Reply ↓ Cathy Post authorMarch 23, 2012 at 4:07 pmMany thank, Abby. I’m dreaming of that Paris view right now. Reply ↓ eileen ludwig March 24, 2012 at 10:20 amJealous you have been to so many great places. Love the shots Reply ↓ Cathy Post authorMarch 28, 2012 at 11:14 amThanks, Eileen. Not all of the places I’ve stayed have been so cool, but I’m not complaining! Reply ↓ Ruth of Tanama Tales March 24, 2012 at 10:28 amGreat 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. Reply ↓ Cathy Post authorMarch 28, 2012 at 11:15 amI understand that “I don’t know what feeling” — I get it all the time while traveling! Reply ↓ Lane March 25, 2012 at 7:36 amWhat a great photo essay. The shot of the Paris church was excellent. Kudos! Reply ↓ Cathy Post authorMarch 28, 2012 at 11:16 amThanks very much. I couldn’t believe I actually had such a gorgeous old gothic church right across the street! Reply ↓ Christy @ Technosyncratic March 25, 2012 at 10:12 amWhat 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! Reply ↓ Cathy Post authorMarch 28, 2012 at 11:17 amThat sounds wonderful, Christy. Hope I get there someday. Reply ↓ Ayngelina March 25, 2012 at 4:13 pmThe Chicago photo is my favourite, I have never been there but that is exactly how I imagine it. Reply ↓ Cathy Post authorMarch 28, 2012 at 11:17 amSo glad you like that photo. It really says “Chicago” to me, too. Reply ↓ Jessica March 25, 2012 at 8:58 pmWhat a great idea! You have certainly enjoyed some fantastic views! Reply ↓ Cathy Post authorMarch 28, 2012 at 11:18 amI am lucky & grateful for some really great trips and accommodations. Reply ↓ D.J. - The World of Deej March 26, 2012 at 2:32 pmPlenty of great shots in there…Love the one from Chicago. A rainy day is a great excuse to hang around the hotel:) Reply ↓ Cathy Post authorMarch 28, 2012 at 11:18 amThanks, Deej. The rain really set the mood for that shot. 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