Viewing Horizons

Each day I look out my window and see the horizon filled with skyscrapers. The buildings reach up towards the sky, blocking the view of nature.

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View from a balcony. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

There have been times when I have looked at the horizon and seen a well-known skyline: the skyline of Toronto.

The Toronto Skyline (2). © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
The Toronto Skyline. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

But I prefer a more natural horizon. When we were in Mauritius, I enjoyed the skyline with the palm trees silhouetted against the fading light.

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A Mauritian horizon. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

I enjoyed watching the sun set below the sea, lighting both the skies and water.

Sunset on a Mauritian Beach. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
Sunset on a Mauritian Beach. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

I enjoyed the horizon from the beach during the daytime. The sight of the sand and sea had a peaceful and calming effect on me.

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A Mauritian beach. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

I enjoy, too, the horizons one sees of the mountains: the colours and shapes that are shown against the blue sky.

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A mountain view in Swaziland. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

Looking into the far distance from a Swazi mountainside always brings me joy. I admire the shapes and the majesty of nature’s beauty.

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Looking into the distance. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

Thankfully I get a chance to change the horizons that I see. I may see a horizon filled with man-made structures everyday; but I do prefer the one created by Nature.

Which horizons are your favourite to see?

(This post was inspired by the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge prompt: Horizon)

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

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48 thoughts on “Viewing Horizons

  1. I think the Toronto skyline has a certain beauty all its own, and I enjoy it as a visitor, but don’t think I would be happy living in the city. Even Nature can spoil a view. To the East, our view is blocked by huge spruce trees, so we don’t see much of the sunrise, but we do have a good view to the West, and I have been lucky enough to catch some lovely sunsets with my camera.

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    1. You would enjoy the natural beauty of them: both the beauty of a tropical island and the majesty of the mountain ranges that move over Swaziland and into South Africa.

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