In my last post I wrote about most of the museums I went to while I was abroad. Now I’d like to share some of my favorite outdoor spots I found during my travels. These are in no particular order. I hope that you all get a chance to visit some of these places on your travels if you’re going to Europe!
Kyoto Gardens (Holland Park, London)
This is a small Japanese-inspired garden in Holland Park, London. A great place to relax and listen to the sounds of the waterfall.
Seven Sisters Cliffs (East Sussex, England)
These cliffs on the southern coast of England sit on a rocky beach. ISA took us here on our way to Brighton for one of our excursions.
Calton Hill (Edinburgh, Scotland)
I loved being here in the autumn rain – it was so peaceful. A much more convenient and simple walk than nearby Arthur’s Seat (pictured in the first photo) which requires more hiking. Both give you a great view though!
Parque del Retiro (Madrid, Spain)
There is a section of this park that has peacocks and a few cats roaming around. I was able to get really close to the peacocks and get some great photos – I wish I could share them all!
Howth (Dublin, Ireland)
My friends and I took a train to Howth from Dublin, which took about an hour. Near the castle in Howth, there is a trail that goes through the forest, past old walls, and into a huge meadow.
Orrest Head (Windermere, England)
This peak is a great spot to get a good view of Lake Windermere. Plus, on the way, you can get pretty close to sheep! (They are behind a fence though). Go at sunset!
Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary (Rome, Italy)
This is a cat sanctuary inside of an Ancient Roman ruin. Many of them are free to roam around the plaza, but there is a room where you can go in and see some of the cats that need extra support from the volunteers.
Fjellheisen Cable Car (Tromsø, Norway)
This cable car in Tromsø takes you to the top of a mountain, where you get a really nice view of the town and the surrounding area. It looks like these pictures were taken early in the morning, but it was actually around noon. The sun was only out for about two hours during the day when I was there so it was always pretty dark.
I am back home in America now, so this is sadly my last post. Please reach out if you have any questions about travel or photography or anything else!
See you again someday, Europe :)