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What is the highest viewing spot in London that is accessible free of charge?

The Walkie-Talkie (20 Fenchurch St) is only the 13th-tallest building in London at 160m height, but it does have a free viewing gallery (height 155m): The famous enlarged glass dome of 20 Fenchurch ...
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Can one see Morocco from Portugal?

What you need in order to see from country A to country B is not just the distance between them but elevation. The higher, the better. If the two countries are separated by water, then assuming ...
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Photographable location from "Gangnam Style" music video

The whole point of the song is to mock Gangnam poseurs, and some of the humor in the video comes from showing Psy somewhere that turns out to be a rather some ordinary, unglamorous place— a ...
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What is the highest viewing spot in London that is accessible free of charge?

The Heron Tower (also known as the Salesforce Tower) is the 3rd tallest building in Greater London with a roof height of 202m, and has a restaurant & bar at 175m / 574ft called Duck and Waffle. ...
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Can you see the Isles of Scilly from Cornwall?

The site HeyWhatsThat.com is a pretty neat tool for answering this sort of question. I've taken the liberty of creating a map showing the view from Lands End, which should be available to everyone at ...
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What is the highest viewing spot in London that is accessible free of charge?

If you don't mind being outside, you can get some good views over most of London from some of the hills that surround it. Two good spots are Parliament Hill, in Hampstead, and Alexandra Palace, in ...
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Can you see the Isles of Scilly from Cornwall?

They can be seen from Cornwall, and photographic evidence isn't hard to find. Isles of Scilly from Gwennap Head. Source: Bob Jones via Wikimedia Commons.
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From what point could you view the most countries?

Being from the Caribbean (Curaçao) and with a rough knowledge of the area's geography I figured one of our neighbors might come close to the 7 countries in Jørgen's answer. It's all small mountainous ...
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What is the biggest altitude difference between two points visible from each other and where are they?

Aconcagua, Chile - 6,962m, visible from the Pacific Ocean. Is the highest peak outside of Asia, and less than 150km from the coast. See also this forum thread Mountains near the Ocean which lists ...
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What is the biggest altitude difference between two points visible from each other and where are they?

You can see Kangchenjunga's peak, at 8,586 m above MSL, from the top of Durpin Hill near Kalimpong, at 1,372 m. That's a difference of 7,214 m. I have a picture of this somewhere which I'll attach if ...
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Where can I find high, unobstructed night time views of Tokyo?

Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills has open-air observation deck on the top. It too has a view of the Tokyo Tower!
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What is the biggest altitude difference between two points visible from each other and where are they?

Candidates would be... In Asia/World: Mount Everest, visible from Tiger Hill. 6258 meter altitude difference. Mount Kangchenjunga is visible more prominently from the same hill, for a 5996 meter ...
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What is the biggest altitude difference between two points visible from each other and where are they?

I'll nominate Denali (formerly known as Mt. McKinley), whose summit (6190 meters) can be seen from sea level at Anchorage, Alaska on a clear day. Here's a blog with such a picture posted: And ...
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Can one see Morocco from Portugal?

Here's a loophole to win the bet (and possibly lose a friend): If you're flying from Porto to Faro, you're in Portugal and you can see Morocco before landing in Faro. Rabat might be outside your ...
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Can I see Lebanon from Cyprus?

By the way, I also took that same morning a photograph of the mountain of northern Syria. It seems to correspond to the photograph that was added to this post 3 years ago, but with higher resolution ...
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Can I see Lebanon from Cyprus?

Yes, you can see Lebanon from Cyprus, but once in a lifetime if you are lucky! I took this photograph of the mountains of Lebanon from Kantara castle (Cyprus) very early on a very cold morning. I ...
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Is Cyprus visible from Lebanon?

The closest point of Cyprus from that location is about 200 km. The furthest point is about 350 km. Ignoring the effect of atmospheric refraction, to see something at sea level 200 km away you need to ...
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Can you see the Isles of Scilly from Cornwall?

I saw the islands from near St Just last week, a distance of almost 30 miles. Very faint, but definitely visible. I had no trouble with binoculars separating the islands and the hill on Samson.
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Can I see Lebanon from Cyprus?

According to an article in Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horizon) the formula is Dab < 3.57 * (Sqrt(Ha) + Sqrt(Hb)) Mount Olympus (Ha) = 1952m above sea level Qornet Sawda (Hb) = ...
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Is it possible to see Sydney Tower from Norah Head?

This article on sdsu.edu explains the various factors involved in how far you can see towards the horizon. Besides the straight line distance, temperature and other artefacts of the atmosphere result ...
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Where can I find high, unobstructed night time views of Tokyo?

Tokyo Sky Tree is taller than all of these, and the the observation platforms are darkened at night to facilitate the view. At 350-450 meters up, you are enclosed in floor-to-ceiling windows however, ...
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Can one see Morocco from Portugal?

No, but there are points in Spain where you can see both Portugal and Morocco. For example, you can see to the north of Faro and into Tangier from the top of El Torreón peak:
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Can you see the Isles of Scilly from Cornwall?

I saw them using binoculars aboard the Brittany Ferry service from Plymouth, Devon to Roscoff, Brittany on 25th August 2018. Halangy Down Transmitter on St Marys was visible. The visibility was ...
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Where can I find high, unobstructed night time views of Tokyo?

You can walk the Rainbow bridge and get completely unobstructed views from there. See for example this video that displays this awesome view. Not a typical sky scraper-view, but a great view ...
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What publicly accessible tall structures to take photos from exist in London?

Stave Hill in Russia Dock Woodland provides a 360° view including the Canary Wharf skyscrapers.
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Can you see the Isles of Scilly from Cornwall?

Based on Mark Mayos excellent answer to this question and calculating the height 80 metres close to the Cornwall coast line you can only see a maximum of 32km with the naked eye. This is based on the ...
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What publicly accessible vantage points exist near Cabo San Lucas?

One easy option is to hike up Mt Solmar (Ascenso al Cerro del Vigía). Every day at 8:30am, a local guy named Enrique leads groups of tourists up the mountain from this location. It is a dog training ...
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What is the biggest altitude difference between two points visible from each other and where are they?

If you want to check if a mountain will get in the way between two points, then this site is handy. It is intended to be used to check line-of-sight for transmitters. It shows a side-elevation from ...
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