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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.

Peace

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

Fuerteventura

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) ---

Fuerteventura

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

Cantabria

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

Cantabria

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) ---

Cantabria

Teide

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