Travel Photo Thursday: A Room With a View

Today one lucky person will win a copy of a new novel, reviewed recently that has nothing in particular to do with windows and hotels, but a lot to do with looking. See below. And remember you must enter by tomorrow morning.

Two weeks ago we looked at a variety of windows from the outside.

Here are views from some views from the inside of various lodgings that we particularly enjoyed.

The Dashiell Hammett Room at Union Square Hotel, San Francisco

The Dashiell Hammett Room at Union Square Hotel, San Francisco

Budapest Apartment Window

Budapest Apartment Window with view of St. Stephen's Square

 

View of Chicago River and lake from Westin Hotel

View of Chicago River and lake from Westin Hotel

 

View from Le Case Hotel, Le Marche region, Italy

View from Le Case Hotel, Le Marche region, Italy

 

Le Torricelle View, Le Marche region, Italy

Le Torricelle View, Le Marche region, Italy

 

Steinerhof Pension, Salzburg

Steinerhof Pension, Salzburg

 

Rome hotel street view from room

Rome hotel street view from room

 

View from Adobe Grande Villas, Sedona

View from Adobe Grande Villas, Sedona

 

East Winds apartment view, St. Lucia

East Winds apartment view, St. Lucia

 

Night view from Warwick Hotel, NYC

Night view from Warwick Hotel, NYC

These photos are this week’s contribution to Travel Photo Thursday.  You can see travel photos from around the world by going to Budget Traveler’s Sandbox. Next week some windows (and maybe some doors) from Venice, Italy.

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What is the best view you have ever had from a hotel room?  And by the way, I have not yet posted the BEST view I had from a hotel room. That would have been in Greece, hanging right out over the water on the west coast of the Peloponnese, or perhaps in Switzerland looking across Lake Lucerne, or maybe that one that hung on the cliff in Santorini. Oh dear!! I’ll never decide. Are you more decisive than I am??

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A freelance writer who loves to travel. When she is not traveling she is reading about travel. When she is not reading or traveling, she is sharing with the readers of A Traveler’s Library, recreating her family’s past at Ancestors In Aprons. She writes frequently for Reel Life With Jane and other websites. Also co-author of a biography, Quincy Tahoma, The Life and Legacy of a Navajo Artist. Contact Vera Marie by e-mail.

Vera Marie Badertscher – who has written posts on A Traveler's Library.


About Vera Marie Badertscher

A freelance writer who loves to travel. When she is not traveling she is reading about travel. When she is not reading or traveling, she is sharing with the readers of A Traveler's Library, recreating her family's past at Ancestors In Aprons. She writes frequently for Reel Life With Jane and other websites. Also co-author of a biography, Quincy Tahoma, The Life and Legacy of a Navajo Artist. Contact Vera Marie by e-mail.

33 thoughts on “Travel Photo Thursday: A Room With a View

  1. Mixed feelings here, as it suddenly reminds of the millions of times I didn’t “snap” the view from a window – and I’m sure everyone has an amazing collection of photos… in their memories.

    In terms of landscapes, I can remember being aboard a yacht in the bay of Villefranche on the Riviera with stunning views of the surrounding hills.

  2. I take heaps of photos through hotel windows and roofs. Never thought of putting them together in a post, though – or even looking at them systematically. An excellent idea, which I might just pinch…

    My fave: Salzburg. And the first one from Le Marche :)

  3. I love these photos. It has me thinking that I need to go back and check through my photos (and yes I have to do that whole scanning the slides – ugh) and finding all my views from windows. I’ve really enjoyed reading the comments as well. What great experiences. My favorite view? From my hotel in Antibes in Provence (France) that looked out over the Mediterranean. When I want to relax, I close my eyes and go back to that window.

  4. The best view I have had was from the Sydney Harbour Marriott in Sydney, we were overlooking Circular Quay with a stunning view of Sydney Opera House.

    1. Adelaide: Welcome to A Traveler’s Library. A view of the Opera House would indeed be a treat. My only view of it has been from an airplane window, but at least I did get a peek.

  5. I love shots taken through windows or doors. My favorite at the moment is from my room here in Chiang Mai. I get a lovely view of the sunrise which rises above a beautiful temple chedi.

  6. My favorite view out a hotel room window was of Havana and the Caribbean from the Hotel Nacional, B.C. (before Castro).

  7. Beautiful! I need to go through my collection of travel photos and organize my “views out windows.” I think my favorite recent view has been the street scene from our room in Courmayeur Italy. (A second great memory is a friend’s office building in NYC with a window that frames the Empire State Building). -r

    1. Oh, those do sound like good ones. I debated about that Rome picture, because it’s full of life, but does look rather dreary, nevertheless. At another angle, we had an opera building across the street. And my goodness, just wait until I get all my old slides scanned into digital. There are probably dozens more window views!

  8. The Salzburg photo brings back memories of my trip to Germany. It was early autumn and quite beautiful.

  9. These are all beautiful. I started out loving the first one, then I saw the first one fro Le Case Hotel and thought this is great. Then I saw Salzburg and St. Lucia. Lovely views.

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