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35 Examples Of Beautiful City Photography

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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 photography, including architectural, street and night photography. The structure, angles and texture you get with architectural photography make it unique and very engaging.

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

KoRaYeM

Beautiful City Photo
Cairo, Egypt

miguelyn

Beautiful City Photo
Rapanui, Chile

Gaston Batistini

Beautiful City Photo
Paris, France

Joan Leong

Beautiful City Photo
Singapore

Portiman

Beautiful City Photo
Rome, Italy

szeke

Beautiful City Photo
Machu Picchu, Peru

Thomas Ebenhan
Beautiful City Photo
Lisbon, Portugal

Foureyes

architectural photography
Badalin, China

David Giral

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

Serijo_r

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

Juanma Alvarez

Beautiful City Photo
Valencia, Spain

Ævar Guðmundsson

Beautiful City Photo
Reykjavik, Iceland

Giuseppe Finocchiaro

Beautiful City Photo
Oia, Greece

Alex Marlowski

Beautiful City Photo
Haram al-Sharif, Jerusalem

Svensson

architectural photography
Paris, France

Thomas Ebenhan

Beautiful City Photo
Berlin, Germany

Franco Farina

Beautiful City Photo
Barcelona, Spain

Colin Allan

Beautiful City Photo
Carrbridge, UK

Katarina Stefanovic

Beautiful City Photo
London, UK

Joaquim Granell

Beautiful City Photo
Pisa, Italy

Razu Ryza

Beautiful City Photo
Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Eric Toriel

Beautiful City Photo
Marrakech, Morocco

Ben Visbeek

Beautiful City Photo
Zugspitze, Germany / Austria

Joep Roosen

Beautiful City Photo
New York City, US

Andrea Kamal

Beautiful City Photo
Hamburg, Germany

Franco Farina

Beautiful City Photo
Barcelona, Spain

Andrey Permitin

Beautiful City Photo

Beautiful City Photo

Beautiful City Photo
Moscow, Russia

Ruben Seabra
Beautiful City Photo
Madrid, Spain

David Rocaberti

Beautiful City Photo
Tokyo, Japan

Jasbir Singh

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

Sean Mantey

Beautiful City Photo
Newcastle, UK

Joep Roosen

Beautiful City Photo
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Joanot

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

butterflyscream

architectural photography
Pisa, Italy

Istvan Kadar

Beautiful City Photo
Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple, Bali

André Luiz Martins

Beautiful City Photo
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Fulvio Pellegrini

Beautiful City Photo
New York City, United States

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Mark Bowman

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

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  1. 1

    An Amazing set of pics luved them all

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

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

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

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    This is awesome!!!

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

    DKumar M.

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

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    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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    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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    wau! thanks–Nice collection…

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  13. 14

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

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

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

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    Great list as always. :)

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    amazing

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

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    Great photos,
    thank you

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    Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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    Absolutely amazing set of photos here. The one of the leaning tower of Pisa was stunning capture with amazing color and perspective.

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    this is amazing photography

    i like it

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    Yikes!! I am the first photo :)

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    If you’re a fan of HDR images and mega colour corrections in post-processing, then some of these shots are nice. I wouldn’t say they’re impressive shots, since its very easy to HDR and colour correct any picture to make them look good.

    But this is coming from a person who doesn’t like the whole fake looking thing. I think this set is a good example of skill being determined by the equipment, and not by the photographer, which I think photography is really about.

    However the Pisa, New York, Morocco and China entries deserve special mention. Really like those shots.

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    @Arri Kafoor: my photo isn’t HDRed, BTW

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    Very Nice collection
    Here is one of New Orleans I really like

    http://www.zooomr.com/photos/alexoz/6686052/

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    realy nice!

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