Our Team Share Their World’s Best View: Part One

As part of our World’s Best View campaign, we want you to share your favourite views from around the globe. Wherever you’ve been, show us the place you love most in the world for your chance to win £75 of CEWE PHOTOBOOK vouchers. Head over to Instagram to share your snapshot and enter the competition, and good luck!

To inspire you, we asked some of our team to share their own best views. First up, here’s Fliss, Sarah and Jason.

Fliss in Petra

“My #worldsbestview is of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. The Nabataean people carved an entire city out of the striking pink cliffs and it’s easy to see why it’s considered one of the wonders of the world.

It is thought Petra was established as early as 300 BC but was only ‘rediscovered’ in the 1800s. The site is accessible only on foot, and you have to walk for over a kilometre down a narrow rift in the rock, called the Siq. As you wind your way along the floor of the canyon, flanked by 200m high vertical walls, nothing can prepare you for the first glimpse of The Treasury building which suddenly appears in the gap ahead. We got up before the sun to beat the crowds and we were rewarded – it was just us and a couple of camels! A combination of the long walk, the quietness, the soft early morning light and our giddy anticipation made it a pretty magical experience. It felt like a proper adventure and from there on in we spent the whole day pretending we were Indiana Jones!

I love places that make me feel small and insignificant. Petra is so impressive – the scale of the site and the skill of the architecture actually took my breath away. It is stunning, and awe-inspiring, and beautiful.

I think people are put off Jordan because of its location in the Middle East but we felt safe the entire time and the people are so welcoming. It’s a short budget airline flight away and I couldn’t recommend it more – it’s number one on my list of favourite places and undoubtedly my #worldsbestview!”

Sarah in Barbados

“This is a view of Bathsheba which is on the rugged east coast of Barbados, the first island that the Atlantic Ocean meets as it is the most easterly of the Caribbean islands.

It is known for its very strong undercurrents, where swimming is not advised but surfing is very popular. There are many international competitions held here at the “Soup Bowl” which is just beyond the second set of rocks in the photo.

The blustery wind often makes the view a little hazy as the sea spray is kicked up from the waves, but this means that there is always a very cool breeze. Bathsheba is one of my favourite spots on the island as it has a peaceful feeling to it, compared to the hustle and bustle of the West Coast.”

Jason in NZ

“You can see why New Zealand is often referred to as Godzone or ‘Gods Own’, a common term to describe a place of great beauty.

Kiwis tend to have long holidays around Jan or Feb when the weather is at its most spectacular and there is nothing more stunning than the coastline that surrounds NZ.

This particular shot was taken on the coastal road near the Manukau (mun-oo-cow) Heads, north of Auckland in NZ, where I felt inspired by the overwhelming rich colour and beauty to stop the car and capture the moment, with my simple but effective handy iPhone 6. 

My wife (an original Kiwi) and I spent a week away from the crowds in a “bach” by the beach where we spent the long hot days playing in the surf, fishing off the beach, having obligatory BBQs and eating feajoas, cheeses and of course “steak and cheese” pies – all great Kiwi traditions that provide a great opportunity to shoot the #Worldsbestview.”

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