Back to sharing skylines I go which leads me back to the A Million Skyline Looks series.
The latest edition comes from Southern California and a city known for its mild climate all year long, beautiful San Diego.
Downtown scene from the San Diego–Coronado Bridge.
I was excited to get a first taste of what San Diego has to offer. Most of my shots are from Coronado Island and along San Diego Bay as well as from random spots on the interstate. Always have that camera ready in the car, especially if you are a passenger! Palm trees make me happy so a lot of the skyline views made me smile even more. Well without further ado.
Beautiful Downtown San Diego from northbound I-5.
Skyline straight ahead, opposite San Diego Bay.
Heading onto I-5 northbound. San Diego, California front-and-center.
Palms trees guarding the skyline in Tidelands Park on Coronado Island.
San Diego, California cityscape straight ahead!
Who is ready to set sail in Downtown San Diego, California?!
What a harbor and city view these palm trees get to experience every day. Looking southward.
Capturing the San Diego skyline and palm trees every chance I get.
Heading off California State Route 75 and the San Diego-Coronado Bridge into town.
Looking straight down Harbor Drive from up-top the San Diego–Coronado Bridge.
Always have that camera ready as a passenger. You never know when a skyline will present itself.
Skyline peaking through the window upon descent into San Diego International Airport.
Coronado Island greenery amongst the San Diego, California cityscape.
Out on the open Tidelands Park trail.
Just a typical clear, warm day in San Diego from Coronado Island.
Out on the open road capturing the San Diego skyline amongst palm trees.
What other spots would you recommend capturing the San Diego skyline from?
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It was a recent Fall morning in Atlanta. My brother and I were heading to Condesa Coffee in the Old Fourth neighborhood. I had been to this coffee shop and part of the city numerous times before. This visit would be different though.
Condesa Coffee sits along Freedom Parkway, knowing that driving westward on gets you straight on shots of the Downtown Atlanta skyline. I’d always pass under the Jackson Street Bridge, a popular skyline viewing spot. Guess what? Until this very day, I had never driven or walked across that bridge.
It was worth the wait, seeing a perfect shot of the Downtown part of the Atlanta skyline. I love how Freedom Parkway seems to sit perfectly in the foreground. It was just as beautiful as I had seen on so many Instagram posts. Many of you will recognize this scene as it’s a major part of the movie, “Walking Dead”.
Being the morning, but past rush hour, traffic was limited on Freedom Parkway making it easier to get my camera in focus. It definitely should be on your Atlanta bucket list.
Looking off to the right, I was able to get a shot of the Downtown skyline with Atlanta’s tallest skyscraper, Bank of America Plaza, just off to the north.
Tip: When going to Condesa Coffee I usually have no problem parking on John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE just east of Boulevard NE. Make the quick one block track over to the bridge via the Freedom Park Trail, which is something to experience in its own right.
The perfectly blue morning sky made for a great first experience on the Jackson Street Bridge. I look forward to checking out the same view at night and on days with various cloud types in the future.
What other scenic spots would you recommend for checking out the Downtown or other parts of the Atlanta skyline?
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Tagged ATL, Atlanta, Atlanta skyline, city travel, cityscape, Downtown Atlanta, Georgia, Jackson Street Bridge, Old Fourth Ward, skyline
I’ve done big cities so far in the A Million Skyline Looks series. Time to mix things up a bit. It is time to show off the skyline of Alaska’s state capital in Juneau. I did so mostly from aboard the Celebrity Solstice during an Alaskan cruise.
Coming into the popular cruise port, the city’s skyline was front and center. The green, steep and majestic 3,500 foot tall mountains stood right against Juneau highlighted by Mount Roberts. It was hard for me to imagine a better natural city backdrop.
Tip: One thing we wish we would have done was to take the Mount Roberts Tramway. You can view the Juneau skyline and cityscape from way, way, way up-top.
Juneau sits along the Gastineau Channel, with some housing opposite. Scenic views also awaited looking straight down the channel.
We docked for the afternoon and evening, giving us the chance to walk some of Juneau. I captured some of the colorful, tourist friendly cityscape. We walked to some local Heritage Coffee Roasting Company brew.
It was a fun day capturing a million skyline and cityscape looks in Juneau, Alaska.
What city skylines have seen up close and captured from a cruise?