Europe from above: Do you recognize these places?

Art instead of war: The New Zealand photographer Amos Chapple has mounted his camera on a drone – and photographed Europe from above.


The district of Eixample in Barcelona is one of the most densely populated areas of Europe. In the middle is the Sagrada Família, built on since 1882 – 2026 should be finished. As one say, Elbphilharmonie and BER have a date problem …


Russian holidaymakers let the sun shine on their stomach in Abkhazia. Apparently they like to lie close to the surf.

Katskhi column

Even among experienced hermits a superlative: For 20 years, the Orthodox monk Maxime Qavtaradze lives entirely alone on the top of the Katskhi pillar in Georgia. In the past life he was a crane driver – fear of heights is alien to him.


Do you know Bourtange? The fortified city is located just two kilometers from the German-Dutch border at Dörpen – and is now a museum village.

Gellért Hill

The Statue of Liberty was erected on the Gellért Hill so that it can be seen from almost anywhere in Budapest. The female figure holding a palm frond over her head was erected in 1947 in honor of the soldiers who liberated the country during World War II. A nurse is said to have modeled.


Hagia Sofia and Blue Mosque in the evening sun – in the background the freighters pull on the Bosporus towards Marmara Sea …

Canal bridge Magdeburg

Traffic lights unnecessary: ​​On the canal bridge Magdeburg ships on the Mittellandkanal safely cross the Elbe. At 918 meters long, it is the largest canal bridge in Europe.


Morning at Montmartre: the famous Sacré-Cœur church in Paris.


The Faro della Vittoria is the lighthouse of the northern Italian port of Trieste. On the bronze dome sits the 700-kilo bronze statue Statua della Vittoria. The lighthouse is not only for shipping, it is also a memorial to the Marines, who died in the First World War.


And because it’s so beautiful, Amos Chapple has taken two spectacular photos in Barcelona: Over the mountain Tibidabo brews a storm together. The bronze Christ statue on the church Sagrat Cor seems to appease …

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