We often get so caught up in the idea of heading abroad on a long holiday and spending weeks at a time exploring, that we assume this is the only to have the chance to take good photos.
However, a weekend break is a great way to ensure that you get away from it all and relax without breaking the bank, and it means you can have a mini-holiday while taking the time to explore a new city and of course making the most of the many photo opportunities. Don’t forget to pack your Nikon D7100 and Nikon Lenses, and spend some time researching the best photo spots before you visit.
Here are some great places to take photos this summer:
Berlin is one of the best places to go if you love meeting interesting people, partying all night, trying new food and immersing yourself in culture and history. If you’re planning to go clubbing, be sure to visit Berghain Tresor (it can be a little hard to get into so have another club in mind as well), Prizipal Kreuzberg for amazing burlesque dancing, or Limoandier which is famous for its excellent cocktails
Along with the clubs, Berlin has some incredible museums, parks and monuments to see. Don’t forget to check out the Berlin wall while you’re there and take your camera for interesting photo opportunities.
Lisbon is becoming the place to visit for people all over the world who are attracted to the bustling markets and many art galleries. Jump on the tram or go for a wander and explore the many neighbourhoods such as Alfama- the oldest district in the city and a great place for photos. The Lisbon Cathedral is a must-visit, particularly if you can get their in the morning before there are too many people around and set up your camera early.
If you’re wanting to head out on Friday or Saturday night, Pink Street is a popular and fun place to be and you’ll find plenty of bars where both locals and tourists are letting loose.
For something a little more upscale, try Park (a secret rooftop bar) or Lux Fragil.
Copenhagen is a place with so much to do that you may want to see if you can get an extra day off work and stay a little longer. When you first arrive, consider taking one of the free walking tours which will help you figure out your directions and allow you to visit attractions like Amalienborg Palace, Stroget and Tivoli with a knowledgeable guide.
The national museum is a great pace to go, and if you’ve got kids they’ll love seeing the Children’s Museum which is also inside of the main museum.
Of course the Little Mermaid sculpture is one of the most famous photo opportunities in the city, but Rosenborg Caste is also well worth a visit as well.