Au Sommet Place Ville-Marie

Au Sommet Place Ville-Marie is an observation deck located on the 46th floor of the Place Ville-Marie skyscraper in Downtown Montreal. At 185m, it is the highest observatory in the city. The main deck is fully enclosed with glass but the 44th floor has an outdoor terrace.

Above, Mount Royal.

Above, Olympic Stadium.

Above, looking towards Saint-Joseph’s Oratory.

Above, looking towards le Plateau-Mont-Royal.

Above, Saint-Lawrence river.

Above, Biosphère in Parc Jean Drapeau.

Above, Place du Canada.

Above, #MtlGo exhibition on the 45th floor.

Above, outdoor terrace on the 44th floor.

Above, Mount Royal from the terrace.

Above, 1000 de La Gauchetière building and Ile des Soeurs.

Ballon de Paris

The “Ballon de Paris” is a large helium-filled balloon located in the Parc André Citroën, near the Seine in southwest Paris. It has sensors for monitoring pollution but also takes passengers: The balloon goes up to 150m and stays there for a few minutes before going down. The view is quite nice even if it is not centrally located.

Above, landing.

Above, the balloon stays tethered to the ground.

Above, Prefecture d’Ile-de-France on the way up.

Above, Parc André Citroën.

Above, Tour Montparnasse in the background.

Above, skyscrapers of La Défense.

Above, looking north, with the Seine, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower and the Sacré-Coeur-de-Montmartre.

Above, looking west to the Bois de Boulogne.

Above, looking south to Issy-les-Moulineaux and Boulogne-Billancourt.

Above, Hexagone Balard (offices of the French ministry of defense).

Above, looking down on the Prefecture of Ile-de-France.

Above, going down.

Observatory of Tour Montparnasse

The Tour Montparnasse is a 210-meter office tower in Paris. It was the tallest building in France until 2011. Its roof is open to the public and provides a great view on the city.

Above, the observation deck.

Above, Jardin du Luxembourg, senate, Panthéon, Notre Dame.

Above, Louvre and Jardin des Tuileries.

Above, looking east.

Above, looking south.

Above, Beaugrenelle.

Above, Eiffel Tower and Champs de Mars, with La Défense in the background.

Above, Les Invalides.

Above, Concorde.

Above, Montparnasse cemetery in the foreground.

Above, Saint-Sulpice church.

Above, Panthéon.

Above, 56th floor.

Above, view of Tour Montparnasse and Tour CIT.

Tower of Oude Kerk

The Oude Kerk (Old Church) is the oldest building in Amsterdam. It is located in the Red Light District. Its tower can be visited (guided tour only).

Above, temporary Taturo Atzu installation.

Above, Oudekerksplein.

Above, Beurs van Berlage.

Above, the dome of the Round Lutherian Church.

Above, looking towards Centraal Station.

Above, looking up.