"Where the sun always shines"
Except if it's night time of course...the best bit about taking off from
is that you know the sun is just above the perpetual clouds!
"Such a beautiful horizon..."
Coming into land from the north east at the amusingly monikered El Prat
International Airport, we are treated to an excellent view of the entire city of
"A bright day in Brighton"
No. Since originally posting this picture, I have figured out that it is in fact
Eastbourne, not so far along the coast.
"The London town"
is often clearly visible from flights coming in to Heathrow from the east, this
shot includes the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace at the top right.
"Second city of the empire"
city centre is not so often visible through the Scottish cloud, but one day I was treated
to this crystal clear view on a flight from
A natural barrier to the French cloud, the sugar icing covered Pyrenees west of
are a sight to behold.
A glacier makes its way from a high ice field in the Alps - possibly Switzerland, possibly
Italy, this was on a flight from Gatwick to Bologna.
On a flight from
I happened to be sitting on the right side of
the plane to see the Grand Canyon from thirty thousand feet. Although unfortunately due to haze
and grimy window conditions, the best shot I could get was of the periphery.
"Sim City 2000"
Coming in to land in Phoenix,
it struck me that "Sim City" must have been designed
around this town, a great grid of housing with a couple of little mountains here and there,
abruptly giving way to desert at the edge.
I saw this quite by chance on a flight from Nice to Luton, Gatwick Airport
Just after this photo was taken I watched a plane landing far below.
This is Southampton on the south English coast, an important port where the Titanic
sailed from in 1912.
"Millbrook Proving Ground"
Millbrook Proving Ground was built by Vauxhall/General Motors in the UK as test facilities for
new cars. Of the multiple test tracks, most clearly visible is the ring-shaped high speed bowl,
occasionally featured on the BBC's Top Gear.
The British Grand Prix still takes place at Silverstone race track, and the old layout of the
circuit is still quite clearly visible, especially from this angle.
"Southern North Sea oil platforms"
is peppered with oil and gas platforms, the abundance of gas fields and
the shallow water combining to drive the industry.
"Forth Bridges, Edinburgh"
Back up north near to
the Forth Bridges span the river Forth, with the mighty rail bridge
cantilever complemented by the graceful road bridge. An additional road crossing will be completed
to the right of this shot in 2016.
Taken on a flight down the California coastline from
this is the last remnants of the sun
setting into the Pacific Ocean.