As camera experts, we know a photogenic location when we see one. That’s why we decided to round up our favourite locations that we’d love to take photos of, and highlight the aspects which make them perfect for pictures. These are the kind of places which’ll make you want to buy a camera slider, just so you can get a better picture.



The Greenhouse Restaurant at The Cellars-Hohenort

We love it because it literally looks like a greenhouse. Tucked away in the green foothills of the Constantia Valley, The Greenhouse at the Cellars- Hohenort is the flagship restaurant of the Liz McGrath Collection. This Constantia vineyard hotel is home to the award-winning Cape Town restaurant, the Greenhouse, that overlooks the beautiful gardens of the Cellars-Hohenort hotel.


Together with the similarly excellent Conservatory, the Greenhouse restaurant ensures that guests can look forward to fine dining where Chefs Peter Tempelhoff and Ashley Moss recreate traditional favourites in delicious, modern interpretations. All dishes are inspired by local produce and reflect the multi-cultural flavours of South Africa. The kitchen’s unique creations change seasonally and rely on the availability of only the freshest produce, very often from the Greenhouse garden. The tasting menu – the African Hunter or African Gatherer – with optional wine pairings has seen the Greenhouse win prestigious food awards year after year. Make sure you have a sturdy camera strap so you can get a nice still photo of this place!


Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

This high-end oceanside resort with a private jetty is 7 km from the centre of Sabah.  Refined rooms with balconies and sitting areas offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some have ocean views. Upgraded rooms have access to a private lounge with complimentary cocktails and a breakfast buffet. Suites have separate living areas and wrap-around balconies. There’s 24-hour room service.


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There are 4 dining options, including Italian and Chinese cuisine, and 3 bars (1 serves ice cream). The resort has a gym, a 2,000 sq m pool and a chic spa, plus beach access. Parking is free. Even if you’re taking photos with your phone of this location, why not use a gimbal to make sure it looks extra steady (a dslr gimbal would be perfect!). 


Hōshi Ryokan

Set 3 km from Nata-dera Temple, this quaint, wooden inn surrounded by trees and gardens is 11 km from Katayamazu Hot Spring. Featuring garden views and shoji screen doors, the subdued rooms come with chabudai dining tables, tatami floors and futons. Most have flat-screens and balconies.


Namazu-tron, Wikimedia Commons

Namazu-tron, Wikimedia Commons


Seafood dining is offered, and amenities include massage chairs, plus a gender-segregated, communal bathhouse with indoor and outdoor hot spring pools. Traditional tea ceremonies are offered.


Gildas Rum

The décor is stylishly kitschy, with muted red and gold tones. The bookshelf pattern on the wallpaper and the comfy armchairs lend the feeling of an old-fashioned reading room. The selection of home-baked goodies is popular, as well as the fresh lunch menu. Located in Bohemian SoFo, with popular outdoor seating in the summertime.


Set in the heart of the boho district of Södermalm in south Stockholm, Gilda’s is the perfect place to shelter from the cold with a warm cup of coffee in hand, inexpensive pastries (fika, anyone?), and some good old people watching.

Ritz Carlton Palm Beach

The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach offers seven acres of lush tropical gardens and an exclusive beach for the ideal destination of a romantic getaway or a family vacation. Located just steps from the blue waters of Florida’s alluring Atlantic Coast, this award-winning hotel near exclusive West Palm Beach invites you to a unique experience sure to touch all your senses.



Ritz Carlton Phoenix

The property is located in Camelback East district, 6 km from Camelback Mountain. The venue is set within 5 km from Phoenix city center. The Ritz Carlton Phoenix welcomes guests to elegant rooms appointed with a minibar, climate control, a safe, TV and a phone. The bathrooms come with a shower and a hairdryer for more comfort.


Guests can enjoy American snacks and meals in Stingray Sushi located 50 meters away.Guests can easily get to Sky Harbor Intl airport, which is about 15 minutes drive away.


TG Grid

TG Grid might be a virtual world, but we still think it is absolutely fitting to be described as ‘photogenic’! It’s a small world based on the popular hobby of car racing, and is made up of various circuits which are all intricately designed.

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There are lots of videos on places like YouTube if you want to check out footage of TG Grid, which we would highly recommend.


Brodick Castle and Gardens

Brodick Castle stands on a south-east facing slope above the north side of Brodick Bay and under the shadow of Goatfell, which rises behind it. It can best be described as a strategically important castle developed over four centuries between the 1200s and the 1600s, with an 1800s stately home wrapped around it.

Sir Gawain, Wikimedia Commons

Sir Gawain, Wikimedia Commons

Overall, Brodick Castle offers visitors a remarkably complete example of a stately home to enjoy, plus some excellent gardens and a country park. It is no surprise to find it is one of the major visitor attractions on the Isle of Arran.

Chongming Dongtan Birds National Nature Reserve

The Chongming Dongtan National Birds Nature Reserve is a national-level wetland-type nature reserve for the protection of migratory birds and their habitat. Located at the estuary of the Yangtze River (from 121°50′ to 122°05′ east longitude and from 31°25′ to 31°38′ north latitude)and at the eastern end of the Chongming Island, the third largest island in China, the nature reserve consists of four parts – the Tuanjie marsh area, the Dongwang marsh area, the Beibaxiao marsh area and the water area 3,000 meters from the Wusong benchmark.



The total area of the reserve is 241.55 square kilometers, accounting for 7.8% of total wetlands in Shanghai. The reserves comprises of 165.92 square kilometers of the core zone, 10.7 square kilometers of the buffer zone and 64.93 square kilometers of the experimental zone.

Herricks Cove, Bellows Falls

This is one of the best birding spots in the Middle Connecticut River Valley. Consisting of two parcels totalling 395 acres, the Cove consists of a day-use only recreation area with picnic grounds and a boat launch at the confluence of the Williams and Connecticut rivers. Several miles to the north is the Upper Meadows parcel.


Both properties are privately owned by TransCanada Hydro Northeast. The Cove parcel offers a variety of habitats including riverine floodplain forest, cattail and phragmites marsh, alder swamp, mudflats, and the river itself. The juxtapostion of these habitats no doubt draws in migrants for resting and refueling. Over 200 species of birds have been reported from Herrick’s Cove IBA including the occassional regional rarity.





City Walls Stirling

Many pubs take their name from a point of interest somewhere vaguely in the area, but not The City Walls: the only way into this large and lively bar is through the city wall itself. An archway through Stirling’s 16th-century defences leads you into a fascinating conversion of what was once an ironmongers’ warehouse.


The City Walls appeals to a wide range of people – tourists, families, locals, office workers, sports fans and weekend party lovers. Whoever you are, there’s plenty of room – including the upstairs beer garden where you can enjoy your Belhaven Best and Belhaven Black with a view over Stirling’s King’s Park. The pub offers a varied and appetising food menu utilising fresh ingredients



House of Prayer, Abbotswick

Walsingham House at Abbotswick has served as a house of prayer for more than thirty years. The facilities have recently been fully refurbished – and the photographs scrolling on your screen show you the wonderful rooms we have here, along with the newly created chapel built into the two hundred year old garden wall: a haven of prayerful tranquility. The house sits on fourteen acres of glorious grounds, full of natural beauty.


Abbotswick was founded as a House of Prayer by Sr Agatha in 1987, and it is still running today – people are welcome to visit, at any time, to see the house for themselves.




The Housatonic Museum of Art

The Housatonic Museum of Art is a museum at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The museum’s collection is displayed throughout the college campus and in the Burt Chernow Galleries, which also hosts visiting exhibitions.


The museum’s holdings are composed of 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century art, as well as ethnographic objects from Africa, Oceania and the Americas



Alma Courtyard Hotel, Hoi An

Just look at this place! A 10 minute walk from Chùa Cầu Nhật Bản (a 16th-century bridge built by Japanese locals), this hotel in a bright building is only 5 km from the sandy shores of An Bang Beach.


Polished rooms feature minibars, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi, plus tea and coffeemakers; some add balconies and/or sleeping lofts. Upgraded rooms have open-air whirlpool tubs. Room service is available if you fancy that kind of luxury! It’ll feel like a movie set when you’re here (better get the clapperboard ready).

Bonsai Lounge, Bournemouth

The Bonsai Lounge successfully upholds its serene Oriental style, with statues and low tables fashioning this venue into a warm and welcoming retreat. With a dance floor and sociable seating, it’s also a great place to meet up, have a dance and party with your friends.

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If you want to make your night extra special, The Bonsai Lounge has a range of VIP drinks packages to explore ranging from £90 to £500 with Geisha-inspired service to a reserved, plush, Japanese-styled booth. The basic package gets you a VIP table, bottle of house spirit, mixers and ten entries to the club. Trade-ups include premium spirits like Smirnoff, Absolut and Ciroc vodkas and extra club admissions



Rhodes Hall

This is an impressive historic house located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. It was built as the home of furniture magnate Amos Giles Rhodes, proprietor of Atlanta-based Rhodes Furniture. The Romanesque Revival house occupies a prominent location on Peachtree Street, the main street of Atlanta, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It is open to the public and has been the home of The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation since 1983.

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Wikimedia Commons

Rhodes Hall has been an Atlanta landmark for generations. While it was originally the residence of Rhodes Furniture founder Amos Rhodes, today it is a house museum and one of the most unique venues in Atlanta for social and corporate events.



Carpenters Workshop Gallery

As one of the most impressive galleries in London, Carpenters Workshop Gallery produces and exhibits sculptures by rising and already established artists and designers.


The gallery is actively involved in the research and production of the limited edition works exhibited. The choices are guided by the research of an emotional, artistic and historical relevance; a relevance that appears as an evidence.



Monkeypod Tree House, Pahoa

This is a gorgeous home (available to rent out!) with stunning lush tropical landscaping. Everything is spotless upon arrival, and this place is recommended for people wanting to get away from it all. It’s very remote, with the nearest small town, Pahoa, about 25 minutes away. This remoteness is part of its charm.


Kehena Beach, Kapoho Tidepools, Ahalanui Hot Ponds, and the beautiful highway 137 are all nearby.Right on the coast in the Puna district, the house itself is fully surrounded by so many lovely plans and the frogs singing at night. It’s really tucked away so if your plan is to disassociate from the world, this is the place! It’s a short 15 min drive to a geothermal pool at pohoiki



Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas

Based in a 30-story pyramid topped with a 315,000-watt light beam (more on that in a minute), this gorgeous Egypt-themed casino resort on the south end of the Strip is just 2 miles from McCarran International Airport, making it a simple hotel to get to if you’re visiting Vegas.

Glen Scarborough, Flickr

Glen Scarborough, Flickr

One of the most interesting aspects of this hotel is the “sky beam” which shoots out of the top of the hotel. Not only does it look cool, it has attracted so many insects, moths and bats that it has established it’s own mini ecosystem in the sky. It is the strongest beam of light in the world, and on a clear night the beam is visible from over 200 miles away. What an awesome hotel!


SLS Hotel, Beverley Hills

This super cool hotel is only a mile from Santa Monica Boulevard, a short 10 minute walk from shopping at the Beverly Center and 12 miles from the Getty Center museum. All rooms have designer furniture, as well as flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi, plus free-standing tubs and rainfall showers; some even come with terraces and city views.

Edsel Little, Flickr

Edsel Little, Flickr

Perhaps the coolest aspect of this hotel is that one of the restaurants in the hotel is owned by Jose Andres, who worked on the tv show Hannibal. He advised the showrunner (Bryan Fuller) that every part of the human body is edible (including the bones), and he helped devise recipes which were used on the show. Pretty cool (although don’t expect any human flesh on his menu).


Peninsula Hotel, Tokyo

Set in the upscale Marunouchi business district, this luxury, high-rise hotel is 2.7 km from the Tokyo Tower, and 3 km from the Tokyo Imperial Palace. Contemporary rooms offer free Wi-Fi and city views, along with dressing rooms, tea and coffeemaking facilities, and sitting areas with flat-screens. Suites feature living rooms; an upgraded suite adds a grand piano, a balcony and a complimentary tea ceremony. There’s 24-hour room service.

Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons

There are 3 elegant restaurants, 1 offering sushi-making classes and another serving Cantonese fare. There’s also a chic bar and a cafe. A posh spa offers an indoor pool and a fitness center.


Hotel Encanto Acapulco

Occupying a hilltop complex overlooking the ocean, this chic, design hotel is 8 km from Playa Majahua beach, 13 km from Museo Histórico de Acapulco Fuerte de San Diego (history museum) and 17 km from Caletilla Beach.

rainy city, Flickr

rainy city, Flickr

Contemporary suites have ocean-view balconies, and feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, as well as safes, desks and sitting areas. Villas add private pools, dining areas, and living rooms with sofas. In addition to free parking, amenities include a casual restaurant and hip bar, plus an outdoor pool and a movie theater. There’s also a gym and a business center. Breakfast is available for a fee.



Alyth Folk Museum

Alyth Museum sits in an area that is rich in farming and this is the inspiration for the displays. You can also enjoy a vast collection of objects and pictures, showing life as it was in Alyth and the surrounding areas.The museum features displays on local agrarian history; dairy, kitchen, manse parlour, laundry & schoolroom, cottage industries, written and photographic records.

Flickr, Ninian Reid

Flickr, Ninian Reid

One of the main attractions is the Blairgowrie Drunk’s Cart, which was used in the nineteenth century to carry drunks back to their home. There is a large Social History collection with over 7,500 items, a lot of which has a direct association with the Perthshire area. Items in the collection include modes of transport and communication, shop fittings and everyday domestic material. If you’re visiting, definitely bring your camera!

Le Meurice Hotel

Set in a 19th-century palace, this luxury hotel with views over the Tuileries gardens lies within a 10-minute walk of the Louvre and the Champs-Elysées. Sophisticated rooms and suites are decorated in a plush Louis XVI style with Italian marble bathrooms. All have flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and air-conditioning. 24-hour room service is available.

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Wikimedia Commons

There are 2 lavishly decorated restaurants, including a renowned restaurant serving haute cuisine. There’s also a chic bar hosting nightly live jazz, and a spa with mosaic hammams and a sun terrace.



Thompson Smyth Tribeca Hotel

A 6-minute walk from One World Trade Center, this posh hotel is a 1-minute walk from the Chambers Street subway station and 1 mile from the Brooklyn Bridge. Upscale rooms with midcentury modern touches and free Wi-Fi have floor-to-ceiling windows, marble baths with rainfall showers, and platform beds with Italian linens, plus flat-screen TVs, iPhone docks, custom artwork and minibars; suites add lounge areas and separate bedrooms.

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A fitness center offers free yoga classes. There’s a business center and meeting space, as well as a hip bar, a chic restaurant and a Gothic-style lounge with a fireplace.


The San Elizario Historic Art District

With more than 20 art galleries and museums, and stunning historical architecture, the San Elizario Historic Art District is a great place to visit with your camera. Based in the center of San Elizario, the district includes the San Elizario Presidio Chapel. It is also the start of El Paso’s Mission Trail.

awsheffield, Flickr

awsheffield, Flickr

Stop in Los Portales to pick up a walking tour brochure of the historic district. Originally built in the 1850s as a home, it now serves as the town’s museum and information center. In its three-block core you can learn about San Elizario’s deep history and explore buildings constructed as early as 1830, many of them still in use today.



The Rosarito Beach Hotel

The Rosarito Beach Hotel is perhaps best known as the hotel from the tv show Fear The Walking Dead, as it was a big part of the 2nd season. But not many people know that it is actually a real hotel you can stay in!

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If you’ve seen the hotel in the tv show you’ll know that there is a large tunnel which is pretty creepy – that is real too! Aside from being a great place to visit if you like FTWD, it is just generally a great hotel. It is the largest beachfront resort in Baja and is very popular with locals and tourists.

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