Friday the 13th and Victoria in Florida has chosen VIEW as the theme for today. Who doesn’t love a view? I am not afraid of heights and it is difficult for me to understand that some people would rather close their eyes than to see the world from above!?
However, a view doesn’t necessarily have to be from above – according to Dictionary.com there are actually 22 different definitions of the word! The first five are:
1. an instance of seeing or beholding; visual inspection.
2. sight; vision.
3. range of sight or vision: Several running deer came into the view of the hunters.
4. a sight or prospect of a landscape, the sea, etc.: His apartment affords a view of the park.
5. a picture or photograph of something
Our view from the apartment is probably the best view I have ever had – we can see the sea from almost every room in the apartment (except the kitchen and the bathrooms). It’s funny though how you start taking the view for granted – but I am sure that I will miss it once we leave this place.
Here are a few photos to show off the view of the Atlantic Ocean from our apartment:
Too bad that the pools (there is another one behind the palm trees) don’t belong to our condo – and it is very rare to see anybody use them. I don’t understand why? I would love to have access to a pool…
Kite surfing is very popular here in San Juan. There is always something going on outside our windows; surfers, helicopters and small airplanes passing by, or big cruise ships on the horizon…
The sunsets seen from our living room windows can be quite breathtaking – unfortunately there are some buildings in front that hide the actual setting of the sun…
Other views that I have enjoyed:
When I studied in Venice in 2000, I had this view every morning when I changed buses in SME, our nickname for Santa Maria Elisabetta (the vaporetto and bus stop on the island Lido). After a while I got so used to seeing Venice everyday, but when I came back in January 2007 I couldn’t believe that I had actually lived in this beautiful city! It has a special place in my heart, just like all places where I have lived.
I prefer sitting by the window in an airplane so that I can admire the view – I took this photo of the Alps on my way to Nice for a girls’ weekend in May 2005.
I love this photo – I took it on the way to Petra in Jordan (I keep referring to that trip, sorry!), we had just taken a few pictures of the view when a busload of tourists joined us… It really shows how everybody loves a view!!