Somehow I get lucky and I finesse my way into the coveted window seat on an airplane pretty often. I love looking out the window at the cities and watching the tiny cars drive by and staring at the clouds below and imagining what it would feel like to touch them.
Here’s a compilation of pictures I’ve taken looking through the window on an airplane !
This is definitely the ugliest one, BUT it has a backstory. I took a red-eye flight to Lima and arrived just as the sun was rising. We were still up in the black sky, above the clouds, when I saw the brightest red appearing at the horizon at the edge of the clouds. It was the eeriest thing I have ever seen. I’ll always remember the strange feeling I felt when I saw it, and how crazy it was to descent below the clouds and see the light of day that hadn’t quite appeared above the clouds yet.
A classic nighttime city shot! Seeing city lights at night never gets old.
Salt Lake City, Utah
The Great Salt Lake is basically an ocean. It looks so pretty from above, and it makes the nearby city look tiny! One of my favorite airplane pictures because I can’t believe I caught it!
I! LOVE! CLOUDS! You can’t think this isn’t beautiful. Where the bright blue sky meets the clouds is especially cool.
You can barely tell, but the sea is such a clear blue. When I look back at this photo, I remember how shocked I was that the water was so clear. I was so excited to visit Italy for the first time and for the adventure that was ahead of me. This ended up being the best trip of my life so far, so it’s so fun to look at the beginning of the trip when I had no idea what was ahead of me!
Snowy Madison, you are so pretty! I love seeing the squared-off sections of land from a plane. All the cool-toned winter colors in this photo are just so nice.
This photo isn’t the best quality, but I think there’s a bunch of super cool elements in it! I love the skyline in the back, the clouds above Lake Michigan, and the silhouette of my brother’s glasses as he peers through the window. Let me tell you, Lake Michigan is another ocean-like body of water that took SO LONG to fly over. So sick.
New York, New York
I don’t know how I got so lucky with a flight coming in at perfect timing (golden hour !). Everything was just so clear. My favorite place to walk became my favorite place to fly over.
I hope I never forget to look out the window and enjoy the moment and that I especially never forget how lucky I am to fly to so many amazing places !
While writing this post I started to wonder why the windows on airplanes are round, instead of square. As one does, I headed to Google for the answer, and I thought I’d share. Fun Fact: The windows on airplanes are round because they’re less likely to crack! However, I’m not a scientist so don’t put too much trust into my comprehension of random online articles !