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From above the clouds

I prefer window seats on airplanes for a number of reasons, one of them being that I can take pictures. Here's a selection.


Sweet Peace, where dost thou dwell? I humbly crave,
Let me once know.
I sought thee in a secret cave,
And ask'd, if Peace were there,
A hollow wind did seem to answer,
No: Go seek elsewhere …

George Herbert (1593-1633)

--- 5 Mar 2021, Est (NL) 👁 more icm ---

Clouds over Ukraine


Gliding in an Easyjet plane towards the airport at Puerto de Rosario I could catch the landscape to the west of the airport.

--- 4 December 2021, nr Puerto de Rosario (NL) ---


Wintry Holland

Shots taken during my flight back from Lanzarote, crossing the Noordzeekanaal, flying over 'Westelijk Havengebied' Westpoort to land at the Zwanenburglaan. There were 24 passengers on board and I had a nice chat with one of the air hostesses.

--- 13 February 2021, Amsterdam (NL) ---

Noordzeekanaal in wintry circumstances

Noordzeekanaal in wintry circumstances


Cantabrian mountain ridge

It's an enormous contrast with the image took a few hours earlier, but this ridge in the north of Spain is impressive nevertheless.

--- 13 Feb 2021, Cantabria (E) ---

Cantabria from the air

Cantabria in winter

Lanzarotean volcans

Leaving Lanzarote on a clear day the left side of the plane offered a splendid view of Teseguite and Teguise, the former capital of this Canarian island.

--- 6 Jan 2019, Teguise (E) 👁 more lanzarote ---

Teguise from the air


Beautiful view of the snowy Cantabrian mountains in the north of Spain in December, in low light, on our way to the Canarian archipelago.

--- 17 Dec 2017, Cantabria (E) ---



Minutes before landing at La Palma, it was pure luck to see a gap in the cloud cover popping up and see Spain's highest mountain peak, El Teide at Tenerife.

--- 19 Dec 2008, La Palma off Santa Cruz (E) 👁 more la palma ---

Asparagus field near Giersbergen

Leaving Trapani

Vincenzo Florio Airport in Sicily, shortly after take-off, beautiful view on the harbour and a mountain range.

--- 22 Oct 2016, Trapani (I) ---

Airport Vincenzo Florio Sicily Trapani

Leaving Gran Canaria

--- 7 Jan 2017, Las Palmas (E) ---

Asparagus field near Giersbergen

Just a glimpse

This is what I am always looking forward to: the moment I hear the engines are being put into stationary mode and the plane starts descending. This is just a glimpse through the clouds of Gran Canaria.

--- 24 Dec 2016, Las Palmas (E) ---

Asparagus field near Giersbergen