The World in 30 Breathtaking Skylines

If anything, these stunning images prove you don’t have to travel far for a spectacular view, no matter where you are in the world. And for the record, even at 30, this list was tough to pare down.

Hong Kong

Santiago, Chile

Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Paris, France

Vancouver, Canada

Havana, Cuba

Khartoum, Sudan

Stockholm, Sweden

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Auckland, New Zealand

Cape Town, South Africa

Border of El Paso, U.S., and Juarez, Mexico

Istanbul, Turkey

Shanghai, China

La Paz, Bolivia

Manila, Philippines

Rome, Italy

Sydney, Australia

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Panama City, Panama

Kathmandu, Nepal

Mumbai, India

New York City, U.S.

Tab North Council Station, Kiribati

Dubai, U.A.E.

Lisbon, Portugal

Bangkok, Thailand

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Moscow, Russia

McMurdo Station, Antarctica

By Brad Nehring