Plane views: Valencia

My trip to Valencia in Spain has been an excellent source of Plane Views posts: there was Paris from the air and a study of the European patchwork of fields. On my flight back to Amsterdam, I chose a window seat on the left side of the plane (row ‘A’) and got very lucky! Row ‘A’ is the place to sit for stunning views of Valencia from the air if the plane takes off in the direction of the sea – from my experiences in Valencia so far, this seems to be the default direction.

The plane took off in an easterly direction towards the Mediterranean Sea. The city sprawl quickly came into view straight after the take-off. The labyrinth of streets in the old town of Valencia quickly made way for a boxy grid and the broad boulevards of modern Valencia. The City of Arts & Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias), with its striking white buildings and shimmering blue pools, was unmistakable. Seeing this architectural masterpeice from the air provided a great perspective of this massive development that stretches 2 kilometers along the old riverbed of the Turia.

As the plane flew over the city’s port, it banked to the left in a northerly direction, providing more stunning views of Valencia and its seemingly endless stretch of beaches. Awesome stuff!

Note: my trip to Valencia was sponsored by the Land of Valencia.

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10 Responses to “Plane views: Valencia”

  1. Nest Hostels Valencia 12/08/2010 6:56 am

    People who are coming to Valncia usually search for good and cheap accomodation. I can recomand you one of Nest Hostels. Its cheap and it has very good quality of acommodation!

  2. Amazing Journey 28/07/2010 10:22 am

    when look a view from the window plane everything is beautiful, different view ^^

  3. velvet 27/07/2010 5:34 pm

    Thank you Sarah & Kathryn for your comments. These are some of my favourite shots – was really lucky with the light and sitting on the right side of the plane as well. Haha!


  4. Sarah Lee 27/07/2010 1:08 pm

    Nice post Keith and some lovely shots. Who knew Valencia looked so fantastic from above?

  5. Travelfusion 27/07/2010 10:31 am

    These are amazing shots Keith! Great captures as usual!

  6. ferienwohnungen spanien 27/07/2010 5:42 am

    The cities looks like PCB with electronic components mounted on it…really amazing and good job….you have the change the view of the cty completely….

  7. Runaway Juno 27/07/2010 4:23 am

    Oh I remember the buildings from the other posts! Wow amazing. I don’t know why, or maybe because of your many posts from up on the air, I thought about you whenever I look out the airplane. haha! Yesterday from Jeju to Seoul, I thought of you. like Keith would love this view! haha Good thing? 🙂

  8. velvet 27/07/2010 12:27 am

    Haha, I’m not sure. I guess because I’m always so intrigued by what cities or landscapes look like from airplanes. 🙂
    Thanks for your comment JoAnna!


  9. JoAnna 26/07/2010 11:15 pm

    I was wondering if you ever sit in the aisle seat … ? How do you always get so many interesting views from airplane. Cities just seem to look like cities to me.


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