I have to gloat about this because I've been sitting in a crappy room over the past year or so. Now I have an awesome view - check out the next pictures which I took out my window and the other nearest windows:
This is a view of a redwood tree out the west window closest to me. I like redwoods.
This is the view from the south window to the left of my desk. You can see the clock tower and the Oakland Hills.
I hope that I don't find myself looking out the windows more than doing the work that I have to get done!