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35 Examples Of Beautiful City Photography

More people across the world are living in cities than ever before. Cities are both places of historical significance and the engines of the world’s economy. They’re also home to some of the greatest treasures and buildings that mankind has created. Cities are wonderful subjects for photography. They offer a variety of subjects suitable for both straight and HDR photography1, including architectural, street and night photography. The structure, angles and texture you get with architectural photography make it unique and very engaging. [Content Care Nov/28/2016]

From the energy of Cairo to the canals of Venice, Smashing Magazine celebrates the diversity of the world’s cities by presenting you 35 beautiful city photos. Be sure to check out the portfolios of the talented photographers whose work you see here. We’ve also included some useful links at the bottom of the article.

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35 Beautiful City Photos Link

KoRaYeM6

Beautiful City Photo7
Cairo, Egypt

miguelyn8

Beautiful City Photo9
Rapanui, Chile

Gaston Batistini10

Beautiful City Photo11
Paris, France

Joan Leong12

Beautiful City Photo13
Singapore

Portiman14

Beautiful City Photo15
Rome, Italy

szeke16

Beautiful City Photo17
Machu Picchu, Peru

Thomas Ebenhan3418
Beautiful City Photo19
Lisbon, Portugal

Foureyes20

architectural photography21
Badalin, China

David Giral22

Beautiful City Photo23
Bastide du Village de Monpazier, Périgord, Dordogne, France

Serijo_r24

Beautiful City Photo25
Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

Juanma Alvarez26

Beautiful City Photo27
Valencia, Spain

Ævar Guðmundsson28

Beautiful City Photo29
Reykjavik, Iceland

Giuseppe Finocchiaro30

Beautiful City Photo31
Oia, Greece

Alex Marlowski32

Beautiful City Photo33
Haram al-Sharif, Jerusalem

Svensson

architectural photography
Paris, France

Thomas Ebenhan3418

Beautiful City Photo35
Berlin, Germany

Franco Farina

Beautiful City Photo
Barcelona, Spain

Colin Allan

Beautiful City Photo
Carrbridge, UK

Katarina Stefanovic36

Beautiful City Photo37
London, UK

Joaquim Granell 38

Beautiful City Photo39
Pisa, Italy

Razu Ryza40

Beautiful City Photo41
Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Eric Toriel42

Beautiful City Photo43
Marrakech, Morocco

Ben Visbeek44

Beautiful City Photo45
Zugspitze, Germany / Austria

Joep Roosen5946

Beautiful City Photo47
New York City, US

Andrea Kamal48

Beautiful City Photo49
Hamburg, Germany

Franco Farina

Beautiful City Photo
Barcelona, Spain

Andrey Permitin50

Beautiful City Photo51

Beautiful City Photo52

Beautiful City Photo53
Moscow, Russia

Ruben Seabra54
Beautiful City Photo55
Madrid, Spain

David Rocaberti

Beautiful City Photo
Tokyo, Japan

Jasbir Singh56

Beautiful City Photo57
The Great Mosque, Makkah, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Sean Mantey58

Beautiful City Photo
Newcastle, UK

Joep Roosen5946

Beautiful City Photo60
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Joanot61

Beautiful City Photo62
Giza Plateau, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt

butterflyscream63

architectural photography64
Pisa, Italy

Istvan Kadar

Beautiful City Photo
Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple, Bali

André Luiz Martins65

Beautiful City Photo66
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Fulvio Pellegrini67

Beautiful City Photo
New York City, United States

Last Click Link

Mark Bowman68

Beautiful City Photo69
Lilla Torget (Little Square) Malmo, Sweden

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Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/03/35-fantastic-hdr-pictures/
  2. 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/12/14/the-beauty-of-street-photography/
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/06/09/beautiful-black-and-white-photography/
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/beautiful-examples-of-tilt-shift-photography/
  5. 5 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/04/the-ultimate-photography-round-up/
  6. 6 http://www.flickr.com/people/korayem/
  7. 7 http://www.flickr.com/photos/korayem/1803230025/
  8. 8 http://www.flickr.com/people/miguelyn/
  9. 9 http://www.flickr.com/photos/miguelyn/2432433988/
  10. 10 http://www.gbatistini.com/
  11. 11 http://www.flickr.com/photos/gbatistini/3012579547/
  12. 12 http://flickr.com/photos/valska/2331739349/
  13. 13 http://flickr.com/photos/valska/2331739349/
  14. 14 http://www.flickr.com/people/portiman/
  15. 15 http://www.flickr.com/photos/portiman/2701959944/
  16. 16 http://www.flickr.com/people/pedrosz/
  17. 17 http://www.flickr.com/photos/pedrosz/2115782565/
  18. 18 http://www.flickr.com/photos/tom26ger/
  19. 19 http://www.flickr.com/photos/tom26ger/2215805241/in/set-72157603664243930/
  20. 20 http://foureyes.deviantart.com/
  21. 21 http://foureyes.deviantart.com/art/old-earth-32315018
  22. 22 http://www.flickr.com/people/thepretender/
  23. 23 http://www.flickr.com/photos/thepretender/521368215/
  24. 24 http://www.flickr.com/people/serjio/
  25. 25 http://www.flickr.com/photos/serjio/2145079381/sizes/o/
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  30. 30 http://www.flickr.com/people/giuseppefinocchiaro/
  31. 31 http://www.flickr.com/photos/giuseppefinocchiaro/2717719834/
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  43. 43 http://www.flickr.com/photos/31054642@N00/472615965/
  44. 44 http://www.flickr.com/people/visbeek/
  45. 45 http://www.flickr.com/photos/visbeek/1196748752/
  46. 46 http://flickr.com/people/joeproosen/
  47. 47 http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeproosen/2674753832/
  48. 48 http://flickr.com/people/andrea_kamal/
  49. 49 http://flickr.com/photos/andrea_kamal/2222739920/
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  56. 56 http://www.flickr.com/people/me_the_wanderer/
  57. 57 http://www.flickr.com/photos/chinx786/2407019069/
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  59. 59 http://flickr.com/people/joeproosen/
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  62. 62 http://www.flickr.com/photos/atrium09/304253618/
  63. 63 http://butterflyscream.deviantart.com/
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  65. 65 http://flickr.com/people/almartins/
  66. 66 http://flickr.com/photos/almartins/464460550/
  67. 67 http://fulvio.onexposure.net/
  68. 68 http://www.flickr.com/people/mark_bowman/
  69. 69 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mark_bowman/3125051628/
  70. 70 http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Architecture-a-beginners-guide
  71. 71 http://www.picturecorrect.com/photographytips/architectural_landscape_photography_history_tips.htm
  72. 72 http://mic-ro.com/metro/metroart.html
  73. 73 http://www.flickr.com/groups/flickrfavoritecityandstreet/

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Andrew Gibson is a photographer and writer. He runs Magical Places Fine Art, an online photography magazine and another great photography resource.

  1. 1

    An Amazing set of pics luved them all

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  2. 2

    Superb. My wish list this year to have a Digital SLR. And take up photographing courses.

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  3. 3

    Great Collection Andrew…… all of them are really stunning, specially The Great Mosque, Makkah . Thanks for sharing.

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    Lex van de Oudeweetering

    February 2, 2009 12:27 am

    The photo’s are Ok. A lot of them are spectacular a few are beautiful and too many are just buildings and too few are city’s. Thus I think your title is misleading and not correct. They are spectacular photo’s of buildings.

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  5. 5

    Whooh, great collection. I am inspired to get out in my own city some more. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. 6

    A very beautiful n stunning photography. Egypt one is best,

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    Harsimran Kaur

    February 1, 2009 8:15 pm

    This is awesome!!!

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  8. 9

    Nice Collection Andrew…… Some of them are really stunning. Thanks for sharing.

    DKumar M.

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  9. 10

    breath taking pictures. I like them a lot. :D

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    Brian Gottier

    February 1, 2009 8:29 pm

    Those are certainly beautiful photos. I wish I could take photos like that! I have a nice camera, but I have the feeling it’s not the camera, its the photographer!

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  11. 12

    These are amazing. Smashing magazine makes me want to quit my job because it’s so bland! I’ve been to a lot of these sites in Europe however I couldn’t capture them anywhere as beautiful as this.

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  12. 13

    Nice pictures, but about seven of them are landscape shots, not city shots.

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  13. 14

    I feel Greece & Russia are two most beautiful countries under the sun, all there city images i have seen so far looks amazing!

    Great collection!

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  14. 15

    some great photographs in there, I wish some people could leave HDR pictures alone though

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  15. 16

    so nice… All cities.. makes me wanna travel more.. hahhaa

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  16. 17

    Great list as always. :)

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  18. 19

    amazing

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  19. 20

    Fantastic photos. One small note, the country name is missing in the Jerusalem shot.

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  20. 21

    Great photos,
    thank you

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