Views From Windows Around the World
A pandemic may have stopped people from traveling and even socializing, but an amazing thing has taken place during lockdown: A Facebook page called "View From My Window" launched, inviting people from around the world to share their views from home.
Created on March 23, 2020, more than 2 million people followed the page — so many it turned off new followers on April 28, 2020. People from around the world not only shared their photos, but their stories, their hopes and their well wishes to strangers. And people responded, with thousands commenting to share their own locations and experiences from their homes.
This heartwarming Facebook page is connecting people during a global crisis, showing how beautiful the world truly can be. We took a sample of the thousands of photos and their captions to remind people everywhere that we are all together, even if we are apart.
View From Alberta, Canada
View from my balcony in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada!
Picture taken around 6 p.m. today, April 28.
Thank you all for allowing me to travel the world through your amazing pictures, and I hope everyone stays safe. — Roxanne Magnan
View From Argentina
View from the porch. El Chalten town. Back of Fitz Roy Mountain 5/4/2020.
Glaciers National Park, Santa Cruz Province, Patagonia, Argentina, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Argentinian Pope Franciscus called his/our country "the end of the world " because we are near Antarctica! All Ice. — Hector Horacio Otero
View From Arizona
Cave Creek, AZ, USA. Sunday, April, 11, 2020, 6:41 p.m.
This is my view through my backyard view fencing. I must take a picture of this view 15 times a week. I love it so much. I am grateful to live among its beauty. The smell of the Sonoran desert during a rain shower is like magic.
Stay well and healthy. — Pam Rukas
View From Australia
My view over the world's oldest surviving tropical rainforest.
Nestled alongside the Great Barrier Reef, this is the Daintree World Heritage rainforest from our balcony. — Robert Palmer
View From Austria
We spent Easter in our cozy little holiday house in Dürnstein in the Wachau.
Here is a view from our window, pic taken on April 13, 2020, 10 a.m.
Wachau is an Austrian Valley with picturesque landscape formed by the Danube River.
Wishing you all to stay safe and healthy. Greetings and love from Austria and many hugs. — Silvia Grohs
View From Belgium
View from my Balcony.
From Liège (Belgium) with love :-)
Have a nice day! — Nawale Shb
View From Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 27, 5 p.m. view from my porch.
45 days of quarantine.
My daughters are young doctors working in COVID wards, and I have my sick 88-year-old mom living with me. My heart is tight, but I'm trying to be strong. — Sheila Doin
View From British Virgin Islands
Looking out over my garden and our sister islands from Tortola, British Virgin Islands, 6:36 p.m.
Here in the BVI, we’re on our day 27 of our 24-hour lockdown, and my cat Pi and I are starting to consider getting the binoculars out to wave at the people on Jost Van Dyke! — Sarah J. Weston
View From California
Sit. Stay at home. Good boy! Not so hard right?
View from my third-floor deck, 7:32 p.m. Sunday April 19, 2020, Venice Beach, California.
Where in the world are you viewing this? — Lawrence Kalantari
View From the Canary Islands
On total lockdown on our yacht in the Spanish Canary Islands.
The night view from our boat. — Tania Louise Bailey-Marbach
View From Chile
That is my view from my balcony.
Beautiful night, Santiago Chile, March 31. — Alicia Munoz
View From Costa Rica
Buenos días from the southern Pacific mountains of Costa Rica!
This is the view of our homestead from our deck this morning.
Pura vida! — Todd Hinson
View From Dubai
View from our balcony in Dubai, 6:45 p.m.
No filter needed.
Stay home, stay safe. — Veronica Ghisla
View From Egypt
Giza, Egypt, April 28, 18:00.
The sun sets on the pyramids as the call to prayer sounds and the streets begin to clear for iftar, the breaking of the fast for Ramadan. — Steven J. Whitfield
View From England
Hello from Worcestershire, England.
This is the view from the bedroom window looking into my garden. It's lots of hard work, but it's my exercise for the mind, body and soul. It gives me a wonderful sense of achievement and keeps me sane.
Stay safe everyone. — Georgina Mills
View From Florida
View from our condo.
Pompano Beach, Florida. — Brittany Nicole
View From France
Paris, Les Gobelins, April 16, 2020.
View from my balcony. Would like every comment if I could!
Stay safe everyone! — Rodolphe Simon
View From Germany
Bad Peterstal-Griesbach, Germany. Taken from our balcony on April 26, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.
Greetings to the rest of the world from our quarantine spot in the Black Forest.
We wish everyone peace, love and that you all stay well. — Melanie Uebelein Geiler
View From Greece
Athens, Greece. April 11, 2020, at 7:20 a.m. — Lida Siafaka
View From Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 27.
A nice omen for a Monday morning. Taken from my living room window. — Martin Johnson
View From Hungary
Cloudy day in Budapest, Hungary, 19.04.2020 18:00. — Aywee Koteleky
View From Iceland
Town: Not really a town, but a farm, name is Dynjandi, 7 km outside of the village of Höfn, 460 km east of Reykjavík
Date: April 6, 2020, kitchen window
This page is amazing, reading from people all over the world!
Keep strong, keep safe! All the best from Iceland and much love.
Would love to add some friends from all over the world! — Inga A Dynjanda
View From Illinois
Hello everyone from Chicago, USA. Stay home, save lives.
From our balcony, April 22, 2020. :)
Where are you? — Rikki O'Neal Jones
View From India
Nothing fancy, but hello from Noida, India.
Photo taken at 18.15.
The skies are clear, as never before; the trees are greener, like never before; and the air is cleaner, like never before.
The view from my window used to be foggy, but everything has changed for good.
The pandemic has brought nurturing to our Mother Nature. Stay safe everyone! — Bhanu Dhingra
View From Ireland
The beautiful view from my window in Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland.
I took this photo at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, 23/03/2020.
I’m home since the middle of March, in safe; hopefully, most people will do the same in the world. — Eva Kofalvi
View From Italy
Sunset in Florence, 2 April, 18:50.
View from my kitchen window.
I’ve lost the count of the quarantine days. — Alessio Breveglieri
View From Kenya
Kenyanya Ter., Kisii, Kenya, 24th April. 18:37 p.m.
A view of Lake Victoria in the horizon from my bedroom window.
The lake is shared among three nations, namely Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. At night, I can see lights from small ships docking.
Also on the photo are bananas and sugar cane plants and trees. We enjoy good weather around the year and sufficient rainfall makes the place evergreen.
COVID will soon be defeated, and life will be back to normal. — Kenyanya Peter Oendo
View From Kosovo
Greetings from Prishtina, Kosovo.
Picture taken on 25.04.2020 at 20:30.
46 days of lockdown.
Stay home, stay safe. — Enver Gashi
View From Malaysia
This is taken at 7:30 p.m. from the window of my apartment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Strikingly empty streets, reflecting a norm during our movement control period.
Today is already day 41 of our MCO period. We feel for those who may have lost their loved ones during this period. And we pray for all to be safe and that our lives to be normal soon. — Jim Leng Lee
View From Montenegro
View on Perast, Montenegro, from bed. :) — Vesna Alavanja
View From New Mexico
View from Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA at 7:45 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2020.
Featuring an empty porch table, the tail of the Sandias and the green Bosque Rio Grande Valley in the golden glow of the “magic hour.”
I will never ever, ever take this view for granted. I am happiest when the seats around my table are full. Soon, I hope. Soon. — Leah DiVincenzo
View From New York
7:40 p.m., 28 April 2020.
The view from my living room window on the West Side of Midtown, Manhattan in New York City as the sun goes down on day 43 of being safe at home.
Hoping that all are safe and well. — Dan Donovan
View From New Zealand
28 April 20, 6:40 a.m., Katikati, Western Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
First day at Level 3. — Megan Tomalin
View From North Carolina
Bakersville, North Carolina, USA, 7:48 a.m.
View from my deck.
Love the photos. Stay safe all. — Bridget Martin Ramsey
View From Norway
This photo is taken from my living-room window early one morning just as the sun breaks through the mist that has covered the village. The hills in the background are called "Holtefjell." — Bjørn Olav Nordahl
View From Oregon
View from my front room, towards the mountains surrounding Crater Lake.
Keep safe from Klamath Falls, Oregon. — Nancy Rogers
View From Portugal
Naiara D., Principe Real, Lisboa, Portugal, 7:15 p.m.
I am from the USA and have been traveling the world for the last 18 months and was in Lisbon when all the madness happened. Made the decision to stay here through the global shutdown and very happy with my decision. Portugal has been nothing but kind to us, and this is home for now. Been in social isolation/quarantine for three weeks tomorrow, and who knows when it will end, but for now, I’ll enjoy the view. — Naiara Dussan
View From Saba
Sunny greetings from the island of Saba in the Dutch Caribbean.
We are on lockdown for two weeks and two more to come. Local time is 11 a.m., but who is looking at the time living in paradise? — Melanie Marks
View From Scotland
Near Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K., 24th April, 6 p.m.
Would be delighted to know where you are from.
Stay safe. — Ian Shannon
View From Sea
A view from my "blue cage" stuck somewhere at sea. — Kolega Davor
View From Singapore
This is the view from my balcony/home office/dining room. I am so glad I have at least this piece of outdoor space, which is my favorite part of this small apartment on the 17th floor.
My son and I are in Singapore, and the photo was taken on 25 April 2020 at 12:30 p.m.
We have been home for three weeks now, and we have another five weeks to go, as of now.
Stay safe, everyone. — Shobha Sankarankutty
View From South Africa
South Africa, Western Cape view from my living room.
Lockdown day 33.
Hello View From Your Window. We moved from Belgium to South Africa in 2014.
Please take care, prenez soin de vous.— Anne-Catherine Degroof
View From Spain
Entre Naranjos, Orihuela Costa, Alicante Province, Spain. Monday, 27th April, 8:30 p.m.
After a beautiful day, a quick shower passed over bringing us a rainbow of hope and gratitude.
Taken from my front porch.
Stay safe everyone! — Peter Marsden
View From Sweden
We finally have some light in the evenings, and suddenly the view was a little bit more hopeful. — Minna Engstrom Heino
View From Texas
The view out of my window is a Sunday sunset from the west end of Galveston, Texas, USA, 4/26/20.
I have enjoyed viewing all of your photos from around the globe while we are all trying to stay safe together but apart. I would be interested to see your location in the comments. — George Jensen
View From Thailand
Thailand on April 29th.
Locked in our world tour on this island with a magnificent view. — Jerome Martin
View From Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada, April 24, 6 p.m.
I am working from home while my wife, who is a physician, is working week on/off at the hospital. We have three kids at home all day as well.
Although this is a challenging time, it has been great to be able to spend so much time together as a family.
Stay safe out there. — Craig McMahon
View From Vietnam
This view from our room in Da Bac, Vietnam. — Viet Rocknd
View From Wisconsin
The view off our back porch. — Sara Willcome