The Best Places to Take Photos in Paris
We teamed up with Expedia.com to bring you the best places to take photos in Paris. Whether you are traveling with your sweetheart, best friend, family or adventuring alone, these iconic Parisian locations offer an incredible canvas to capture your vacation memories so you can relive the moment for years to come.
The Latin Quarter. One of the oldest districts of the city, this picturesque neighbourhood on the Left Bank is a great spot to take a long walk and capture quintessential Paris photos.
With the Eiffel Tower in the background. A trip to Paris in incomplete without a visit to this iconic landmark. There are many spots throughout the city to capture a photo with the tower peeking behind, but one of the best places is on the Champ de Mars, right beneath its shadow. Come in the early morning for great light and fewer crowds.
Luxembourg Gardens. Thanks to a bequeath from Napoléon, the extensive manicured gardens with the stately 17th-c. palace are open to the public, offering romantics a stunning backdrop for photos.
Montmartre. Set atop a large hill in the 18th arrondissement, Montmartre made its mark with famous artists who once called it home, such as Salvador Dalí, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh. This picturesque neighbourhood remains a beautiful backdrop for photos, with colourful façades and historic windmills reminiscent of its agricultural history.
In front of beautiful Parisienne doors. Every narrow street you wander down in Paris is lined with iconic, tall doors. Every door is different, offering you many unique photo opportunities.
In front of Shakespeare & Company. Found on the Left Bank (close to the Notre-Dame Cathedral), Shakespeare & Company is one of the most famous bookshops in the world. Inspired by the original shop where Ernest Hemingway and James Joyce used to hang out, you'll feel like you're stepping into a Woody Allen movie (the shop was actually featured in Woody Allen's 'Midnight in Paris').
The Glass Pyramid at the Louvre. There are so many places to capture a great photo around the Louvre Museum on the Right Bank of the Seine. The glass Louvre Pyramid makes a perfect light-filled backdrop.
The Best Places to Take Photos in NYC
We collaborated with Expedia.com to highlight the best places to take photos in New York City. Whether you are traveling with your sweetheart, best friend, family or traveling solo, these classic NYC spots are perfect for snapping memories that will bring you back to your vacation in a New York minute.
The Great Lawn in Central Park. This famous Central Park meeting spot for picnics and baseball games also hosts major live events, including annual concerts by the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic. Spend some time with local New Yorkers in this bustling park.
In DUMBO. This Brooklyn neighbourhood (short for "Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass") is known to be an ideal spot to snap a photo with the Manhattan Bridge framing the Empire State Building.
Bethesda Fountain in Central Park. One of the largest and most iconic fountains in New York City, the Bethesda Fountain and area that surrounds it makes for a stunning photo opportunity.
Walking along the High Line. With views of the city and the Hudson River, this elevated park runs from the West Side Line to the Lower West Side of Manhattan. Peer out at the industrial Meat Packing District while a friend snaps an urban photo.
The Best Places to Take Photos in London
We teamed up with Expedia.com to bring you the best places to take photos in London. Capture priceless photographs in front of London's most iconic locations, as well as areas that are off-the-beaten path. Whether traveling with friends, family, solo or with your love, these six spots are not-to-be missed!
The Tower Bridge. Crossing the River Thames close to the Tower of London, this suspension bridge is an iconic English landmark. With its bright blue ascents and twin castle-like towers, capturing a photo here is a must.
The Gates of Buckingham Palace. Just outside the Queen of England's official London residence, the gold and iron gates of Buckingham Palace create the perfect 'royal photo.'
Portobello Road in Notting Hill. With its pastel painted buildings and quaint antique shops, this famous London road is more than photo-worthy.
Palace of Westminster. With its gothic spires and iconic clock tower known affectionately as "Big Ben," capturing a portrait here from the edge of the Thames River is a must when visiting London.
The Graffiti Walls of Shoreditch. A trendy borough in the East End of London, Shoreditch is such a fun neighbourhood to explore. Find a bright graffiti wall and capture a silly photo!
Recreate your own Beatles moment on Abbey Road. Hands down one of the most famous photos of all time, a visit to London's Abbey Road is a must. So find three friends, someone to take the photo (like Flytographer) and feel like your favourite Beatle!