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Mt Greylock, the highest point of Massachusetts provides a view of at least 5 states. Vermont New Hampshire New York Massachusetts Connecticut Hiking to the top gives one a sense of real accomplishment and the 360 degree vistas are your well earned rewards. North into Vermont/New Hampshire, south into lower Mass./northern Connecticut, east towards ...


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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 Street is dedicated to three storeys of exquisitely landscaped public gardens and London’s most exclusive social spaces, including observation decks and an ...


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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 ideally clear weather, what matters is whether the line of sight between the point you're standing at and the point you're trying to see dips below the surface of the ...


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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. Entry to the bar is free, and open to the public.


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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 neighborhood playground instead of an elite resort, a public bath instead of the pool at a fancy sports club, the subway instead of an excusive nightclub, etc. It would ...


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I started trying to solve this by finding photos from Cyprus. I found some, but they're not very conclusive. Then I realised we could do this mathematically! The approximate distance to the horizon from an observer close to the Earth's surface is given by: where d is in kilometres and h is height above sea level in metres. Examples: For an observer ...


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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 that link. Here's the computer-generated panorama: The Isles of Scilly are barely visible above the horizon (the horizontal magenta line) to the west-...


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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 Muswell Hill.


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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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Rock City, Lookout Mountain, GA. There were signs all over the Midwest (and probably South, and East, etc) for decades that claimed you could see seven states from Lookout Mountain, GA. I honestly doubt this was ever the case, but the jury may still be out.


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St Paul's There are 3 domes and two galleries on the exterior of them which have great views over the Thames, Westminster and city of London. Stone Gallery (52m from the cathedral floor 367 steps) Golden Gallery (85m from the cathedral floor 528 steps) Access to the Galleries Access to the Whispering Gallery (257 steps), Stone Gallery (additional 119 ...


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At 1,016ft, The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe. If you're planning a trip to London after February 2013, the 360° viewing gallery on the 68th-72nd floors should be open. This panorama captures the northern half of the view at present, though it will change as some of the half dozen major skyscrapers under construction in the centre of the ...


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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 both mountains closest to the ocean, and also tallest mountains visible from the ocean.


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The views are pretty sweet from some of the hotels. Here's one from a room that cost me $25 extra for a "falls view room": Really, it's from the room: I'm pretty sure it was the Sheraton. Update: since someone mentioned the Skylon tower, here's a shot (on a fairly old cellphone) from the restaurant. Go up for dinner on a night they have fireworks, and ...


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One little known option is Blue Bar on 36, at the Shangri-La hotel, close to Circular Quay. It's on the 36th floor, is pretty smart (but have been in there in smart-casual) and the drink prices are horrendous, but there's nothing stopping you going up for a look. It's free to enter. (source: Lonely Planet article) You get a view down on the Opera House, ...


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Alexandra palace has some nice views: Centrepoint tower which has a club/restaraunt at the top: Views from there:


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One option is the Tate Modern. On the 5th floor is a small coffee shop or cafe, publicly accessible and free to gain access. It has a great view looking north over the Thames towards St Paul's and Central London. Another option that costs is the London Eye. It takes 30 minutes to complete a revolution, and I recommend it both during the day and at night -...


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While Four Corners would be the only one where 4 states visibility is guaranteed, on a clear day you can see 4 states from the Skydeck of Willis (Sears) Tower in Chicago: On a clear day, you can see four states – Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. Visibility from the Skydeck is approximately 40-50 miles (65 – 80 kilometers).


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You can do a helicopter tour, many tour agencies provide this kind of tour on both the USA and Canada sides. Prices are a little bit expensive ($110+) but it's worth every penny. I picked up random tour agencies from Google search, one on the Canadian side and the other on the American side. Furthermore, there is a skydiving center near Niagara falls, not ...


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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 I find it.


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Often there are charity events for climbing tall buildings. For £30 you could climb the Gherkin in April 2011 to raise money for the Christchurch earthquake appeal. I think they did a climb of it for child cancer last year (2010). That and the London open house are about your two best bets short of getting a job there)(not a sure bet but it has been ...


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In addition to the hotels and helicopter tours that are already mentioned, it is also possible, to access one of the two towers that were built for that purpose: The Konica Minolta Tower Center has a visitor platform at 99 meters and offers a view over the Horseshoes Falls. A more popular option is the Skylon Tower that offers a really great view over all ...


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There's a list at https://beyondhorizons.eu/lines-of-sight/ COUNTRY | FROM | TO | KM. | AZIMUTH ===========|===============================|=======================|=====|======== Kyrgyzstan | Dankova (5.971 m.) | Hindu Tagh (6.436 m.) | 538 | 170º Colombia | P. Cristóbal Colón (5.776 m.) | Alto ...


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I've been on the Karpaz peninsula, the part of Cyprus that is closest to Lebanon and no, you can't see anything but sea, even from the very tip - though admittedly I didn't have binoculars or tried to find the highest point. But there aren't really any mountains in that area, just some minor hills. Here's a picture from that area (and even pointing in the ...


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These are currently negative answers, obvious tall buildings you might expect to be the ones to go for, but which can be ruled out due to lack of known ways for members of the public to access them: 30 St Mary Axe, officially The Swiss Re Building, colloquially The Gherkin. This building has a restaurant on the 39th floor called "Searcys 40|30 Gherkin", ...


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Sydney's a bit too flat to have any mountains with CBD views; instead, I'd head across the water! From the west side of Darling Harbour near the Maritime Museum and the Star Casino, you'll get the Hong Kong-from-Kowloon-style "skyscraper view" of the CBD. This is particularly impressive at sunset, when the sun setting in the west catches all the glass ...


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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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The tower of Westminster Cathedral (not to be confused with Westminster Abbey) is not as tall as the more modern buildings but it offers nice views over central and west London.


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No, but you can see Syria. I found a photo of Syrian mountains seen from the Karpaz Peninsula early in the morning.


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