With most of the world on lockdown or observing some form of self-isolation, it’s easy to feel disconnected from those around us. The Facebook group “View from my window” was created in order to combat that disconnect by encouraging users to share photos of the view from wherever they are.
You look out the window at the same view for weeks, but so does everyone else, so why not share photos of that view so someone else can appreciate the beauty you’ve become accustomed to?
If you have to be stuck inside, being stuck in your home with a balcony overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in Villajoyosa, Spain, seems like a pretty good option, don’t you agree?
Suncrest, Utah, USA
You might think you’d get used to the beautiful peaks around you if you lived in the mountains like this family in Utah, but you’ll never get tired of seeing the sun rise and set on the landscape around you. This view features Mount Timpanogos, which stands at nearly 11,800 feet tall (nearly 3,600 meters.)
If you’re someone who prefers to travel to warmer destinations, Reykjavik might not be high on your bucket list, but after seeing this photo, it seems like a trip to Iceland could be worth the cold.
After more than two months working as an anesthesiologist in Palermo, Italy, Rita wanted to show the incredible view that has kept her grounded during this time, providing her the “breath” she needed while working through this difficult time.
As the sun sets over the Pyramids of Giza you can take a moment to appreciate how long those structures have stood tall, and feel calm knowing they’ll continue to exist for years to come.
Ubatuba, São Paulo State, Brazil
You might have had a tropical vacation planned for later this year that had to be canceled, or maybe you spend your days dreaming about living in a hammock on a beach. Either way, you can live vicariously through this balcony view in Brazil.
Vida, Oregon, USA
While living in a city certainly has its perks, living away from the bustling world, like this family who live on the McKenzie River in Oregon, seems just as appealing.
When you picture an apartment in Paris, is this not the view you picture? Sitting on your balcony every morning enjoying the sun and the scenery as you live your best Parisian life.
Living in rural Australia, you might worry about being lonely during quarantine without too many others around to talk to, but thanks to these daily visitors, there’s always someone to keep you entertained.
Knox City, Texas, USA
You may not think that living on a farm is an appealing life, but after seeing photos like this one from Knox City, we’re ready to move in with the cows and the chickens.
Have you ever been sitting on the porch of your house enjoying your morning coffee only to have a herd of elephants walk by you? Just because humans are distancing themselves from each other doesn’t mean that’s going to slow the rest of Earth’s inhabitants down!
Tucson, Arizona, USA
You’ve probably been told that Arizona is home to some of the most beautiful, colorful sunsets, and thanks to this photo shared from Tucson, Arizona, you now have proof of that statement.
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
If you’ve ever wondered whether or not moose really are that large, or if they really do wander around in the Rockies of Canada, this resident of Canmore, Alberta has your answers. Say hello to their new neighbor!
Self-isolation isn’t the ideal situation for anyone, but if this was the view and we had ample time to stare out the window, we wouldn’t be too upset about having to be isolated in Hydra.
Kvitsøy Island, Norway
Imagine waking up to this Nordic view every morning. A little morning meditation or reading a book next to these still waters and you’d feel calm for the rest of the day.
The family who shared this view moved to Singapore not long before the country went into lockdown, so while they haven’t had the chance to explore as much as they would’ve liked, they’re enjoying exploring what’s outside their window.
You’re never truly alone while in quarantine, thanks to social media and connecting through endless video calls. Plus, this person has their roommate the rooster to keep them company while enjoying the view.
Ajijic is known for its beautiful warm climate all year round, and even if you’re not a morning person, it’s impossible not to appreciate the beauty of this view when you wake up.
The Woodlands, Texas, USA
Even on a rainy quarantine Saturday morning in the South, it’s hard not to acknowledge how beautiful the scenery is in the Woodlands in Texas. April showers bring May flowers, right?
Wasilla, Alaska, USA
It’s hard to capture the full beauty of the Northern Lights through the lens of a camera, but this photo comes pretty close to perfectly showing off Mother Nature’s beauty from up North.