vantage point

a position or place that affords a wide or advantageous perspective; viewpoint: to survey a valley from the vantage point of a high hill.

1860–65 Unabridged
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vantage point
a position or place that allows one a wide or favourable overall view of a scene or situation

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Example sentences
There are dozens of illuminating moments in these narratives told from the
  vantage point of participants and witnesses.
They are incredibly charismatic animals from my distant vantage point.
The system is, in a sense, symmetrical: the milling atoms look the same
  whatever the observer's vantage point.
From this vantage point, the rhetoric of consumer power begins to lose
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