Angie Bowen July 29th, 2011

Skyline Photography At Its Best

Architecture tends to be an abundant source of inspiration, with so many classic and modern styles blending throughout cities all over the world. One such iconic source that many turn their photographic eye to, is city skylines. The looming structures carve out a recognizable silhouette as they climb high against the colors of the day or night sky.

Today we have collected an inspirational showcase focusing on these skylines and some of the breathtaking photos they have lent their architectural compositions to. We hope that you will find some inspiration in the photos below that you can carry with you into whatever project you have at hand. Enjoy!

The Lines

Transamerica Pyramid



Hong Kong


New York




United States

Kuala Lumpur


Sunset over the City




London Skyline

The Eye

The Moscow

Marina Bay skyline sunset

A morning view of the Hong Kong skyline from the peak


Photo was taken from the 27th floor of Los Angeles City Hall

manhattan madness

Flat Iron Building NYC

Misty Bangkok skyline

Sunset city skyline

San Diego Skyline

Dubai Jumeirah

One Wilshire Building

Foggy skyline thoughts

Singapore Skyline

Montreal skyline

Charlotte Sunset


Moscow Skyline

Singapore Skyline

NYC skyline

Skyline - Hong Kong, China

Miami Skyline

Skyline near the Tokyo

Vancouver Skyline


Portland Skyline

City Lights


Benidorm skyline


Angie Bowen

Angie Bowen is a freelance artist, designer and writer as well as a founding member and editor of the Arbenting Design Blog.


  1. You have an amazing collection of skyline images right there. I particularly like the ones of hong kong…and especially by night. The lights interplay are simply tremendous. Great post.

  2. another great post and reason for me to thank you for the constantly good work.
    sad thing with this topic is of course that these pix remind you of the fact that meanwhile 90% of all modern cities more or less look alike…

  3. These skyline photos are really special, I’ve been looking for a picture of Edinburgh in Scotland. I know it’s a long shot but do you know where I could get one?

  4. Skyline imagery is always really impressive. It has a really overwhelming feeling to it, one which makes you feel small but powerful and its interesting as they are places we wouldn’t usually see. I like the ones with the reflections in the water and the ones which are taken at night.

  5. Cool pictures! All of them got something special! My favorite is Skyline at night by Jo@net :) Its so cool!

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