Birds Eye View
Over Europe

Let’s watch Europe at a Birds eye view. We cover important cities and landmarks throughout Europe, from the Lofoten Islands of Norway to the Acropolis in Athens; from the Pomerania Lake Region in Poland to the marvelous city of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain.




Tulip Fields in the Netherlands

Tulip Fields in the Netherlands

Every March you may find this impressive view of the Tulip Fields near Amsterdam in colors ranging from yellow to pink, to red, purple and orange.

There are many bulb-growing regions in Holland, but the most renowned area is between the towns of Haarlem in the province of Noord-Holland and Sassenheim, just north of Leiden, in the province of Zuid-Holland.


Reinebringen, the Lofoten Islands, Norway

Reinebringen, the Lofoten Islands, Norway

Located on Moskenesøya Island, Reinebringen requires a hike. This is great for hikers looking into more interesting adventures and a reward of amazing panoramic views.

People who have done that recommend you wait for a nice dry day, so it is no so slippery and then allow about 2 hours for the climb up and a similar time for going down.




The Acropolis in Athens, Greece

The Acropolis in Athens, Greece

Athens, the Capital of Greece is an amazing city with a millenary history.

At the center of all and as the number one attraction is the Acropolis with the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena.

Its construction started in 447 BC at the height of the Athenian Empire and is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece.


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Paris, the Capital of France

Paris, the Capital of France

I would add to this, the Capital of the World. This is my personal opinion and that of many more people about Paris.

This is one of the most beautiful cities in the world with perfect planning, beautiful avenues and an array of monuments and landmarks.

Its beginnings date to the 12th century and later became one of the most important learning centers, and the most populous city in the world until the turn of the 18th century.


Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

This is the eternal dream of all romantic couples, a visit to Venice and a ride on one of the gondolas

The Grand Canal as seen in this image is the main artery of this all canals city.

Calle Venezia in Italian is located in northeastern Italy and built on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site.  

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Longleat Hedge Maze, Wiltshire, England

Longleat Hedge Maze, Wiltshire, England

This is the longest hedge maze in the world. A hedge maze is an outdoor garden maze or labyrinth in which the "walls" or dividers between passages are made of vertical hedges.

It was designed in 1978 that features a three-dimensional maze that uses bridges and a grid-less layout to confuse visitors.

This one is located at the Longleat Safari & Adventure Park.


Nördlingen in Bavaria, Germany

Nördlingen in Bavaria, Germany

This is one of only three towns in Germany that still has a completely established city wall.

The town of about 24,000 inhabitants is first recorded in history in the year 898.

Important attractions in this town are the Saint Georg’s Church, the Town Hall which dates to the 13th century and many museums.

Nördlingen is also known for the Scharlachrennen, a horse riding tournament that was first mentioned in 1463.


Pomerania Lake District in Poland

Pomerania Lake District in Poland

Located in northwest Poland and shared in part with Germany it consists of a multitude of lakes of ice origin.

Its largest lake is Lake Drawsko with 18.66 km², through which the Drage or Drawa River in Polish flows, the most important river in the region.

The largest Pomeranian cities are Szczecin, Koszalin, Słupsk and Stargard Szczeciński in Poland, and Stralsund and Greifswald in Germany.


Barcelona, Catalonia Spain

Barcelona, Catalonia Spain

One of my favorite cities in the world, Barcelona captivates the visitors with is splendor, architecture and “joie de vivre”.

It is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain and the country's second largest city, with a population of 1.6 million and a metropolitan area of 4.5 million inhabitants, making it the sixth largest urban area in the European Union, and the largest on the Mediterranean Sea.

One of the main attractions is the church of “La Sagrada Familia” seen at the center of the image.

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Bern, the Capital of Switzerland

Bern, the Capital of Switzerland

Bern, Berne or Berna with a population of 140,000 is the fourth most populous city in Switzerland. Its metropolitan area has an approximate population of 660,000.

In 1983 the historic old town in the centre of Bern became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Bern is ranked among the world’s top ten cities for the best quality of life.


Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

This walled city on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia bordering the Adriatic Sea is one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

We once spent a week in Dubrovnik during an ASTA Congress and can attest to its beauty and charm wherever you walk.

Unfortunately it was very much damaged during the Balkan War, but totally refurbished after that.


Moscow the Capital of Russia

Moscow the Capital of Russia

Moscow is a huge city as you may see in this photo. It has been the Capital of Russia for ages and has many attractions.

It is the largest city in Russia, the second largest city in Europe, after Istanbul; and the sixth largest city in the world.

Located on the Moskva River it all started as the medieval Grand Duchy of Moscow.

Among the many attractions are the Kremlin, Red Square, St Basils Cathedral and many more.

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