Top 10 study abroad photos

After four months abroad, spent traveling all over Europe (and, for a bit, Asia!), I have amassed an unbelievable amount of photos. I’m no photographer, but I got a nice DSLR camera before starting my semester in London and put it to very good use. After painstakingly going through all my pictures (for reference, during my six-day trip to Italy alone, I took 993 photos), I have whittled it down to a “top 10 best study abroad photos.” Not all countries I went to are represented here, but this does show a good snapshot.

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A picture of the port on the island of Hydra, Greece. The water was so clear surrounding the whole island that you could see minnows swimming all the way at the bottom. The boats and the rocky coast add to a beautiful scene.

 

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The famous blue mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. Located on the European side of the Bosphorus River, the mosque is massive and no less impressive on the inside.

 

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This is a shot of our lunch spot one day in Conca dei Marini, Italy, which is part of the Amalfi Coast. Past the table you can see the crystal clear blue water and the boats in the marina.

 

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The Vatican at nighttime is simply breathtaking. This was one of my favorite photos due to its simplicity and the way it somehow managed to capture St. Peter’s Basilica’s beauty.

 

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The Hall of Mirrors, swarmed with tourists, at the famous Palace of Versailles in Versailles, France. I took a day trip here during a weekend in Paris and was in awe of the opulence.

 

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St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, as seen from the city’s historic Fleet Street. Wandering around London, an incredibly beautiful city, never got old.

 

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Moorish Castle in Sintra, Portugal, as seen from a turret on Palace of Pena. Portugal was my favorite trip from the entire semester and provided us with breathtaking views.

 

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The view of Edinburgh from the mouth of Edinburgh Castle. The city quickly became one of my favorite places I explored while abroad. It is beautiful and has fascinating history.

 

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Portobello Road in Notting Hill, London transforms into a bustling street market each Saturday. Pictured here is a booth selling colorful necklaces and Notting Hill shopping bags that benefit local charities.

 

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A shot of Pope Francis at the Vatican, who rode by us on the “Popemobile” during a papal audience. We snagged a spot by a barricade and were lucky enough to get this close to him. One of my favorites of the trip due to the sheer luck of the shot.

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