People getting surprised to our fever to travelling and asking what’s the magic of that? I have plenty of reasons to tell, while sunset would probably be in my top 10.

Living in the crowded and busy cities in Aisa, I could almost count the wonderful slow-sunset I have engaged by one hand, and this is why I couldn’t hold to feel WOW in those big and small trips when I saw the sunset, which was supposed to be one of the most normal every-night program. I have eye-scanned among thousands of pictures I have in these 2 years, and now I want to share some with you…


记得五月中完成近两个月的假期回到香港,有朋友就抓住我问,旅行的意义是什么?我当时就愣了,要真的说点为什么喜欢到处跑的理由,我还真一时半会说不上来,给我点时间我能列出一张表出来。不过,日落,我确信是能上前十的。

如果你也跟我一样从小在大城里长大,你一定跟我有同样的感受,朝九晚五的那个咸鸭蛋不是被污染的城市乌云给遮住一半就是被一幢幢现代化大楼给搞得缺了个角。这也难怪,一旦我们跑去一望无际的田野或者是小镇,就会觉得特别雀跃,对于当地人来说,再寻常不过的那段日落,在我们眼里却是珍贵到不行的美景!我粗粗看了下两年多来大大小小的旅行照片,发现自己特别喜欢用相机记录下不同地方、不同颜色、不同意境的日落。

sunset collection prague

 

sunset collection prague

sunset collection prague

“Pay your time on the Charles Bridge”

Location: Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic

Prague stay was a spontaneous decision when a hostel friend suggested me in Berlin for the mid-century old city view and also for the castle and the East Europe culture. Charles Bridge was my first night’s target where I walked down from the slope towards the busy bridge around 6pm. Sunset was going while I took this photo and my steps became smaller and smaller for the magic-like orange cloud behind the castle was slowly merging into the warm light reflected from the restaurants and street lamp to the wall.

Music, painting, sculptures… this is an art bridge or I shall say “art stage”. Thanks for those amazing people, the beauty of arts was expressed by different forms and as a under-knowledgeable passenger, this experience was deeply in my memory and even fresher than those digital photos.


“把我的时间献给查尔斯桥”

地点:查尔斯桥,布拉格,捷克(Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic)

在柏林认识的朋友给我推荐了捷克的布拉格,说如果我喜欢欧洲中世纪的建筑风格,就一定不能错过布拉格,想着自己怎么也要从德国一路向下到维也纳,我也就索性改变行程。查尔斯桥是我在布拉格踩点最频繁的地方。傍晚6点多的查尔斯桥在这个中世纪古城的建筑风格下,特别有异域风情。这里的日落慢悠悠的,即使太阳躲到布拉格城堡后面去了,天边依然残留一片橙黄色的缺口,远远从桥这边看过去,好想把这个天际抽成两层。

站在桥上赏日落的气氛也挺不错,街头音乐家、画家,桥上的那些有些残破的雕塑,每一处都是一张明信片。

my sunset collection paris

my sunset collection paris

“Find out the star in the massive city”

Location: Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

I climbed up this famous ironic building to appreciate the great architecture and the massive city view in a sunny afternoon of early May. Climbing up was unexpectedly easy and I could always find small romantics on this cold-and-hard feeling tower, especially those little locks with different names. The climbing was separated into 3 stages while the first two totally replies on your legs, but the last top one was a wonderful lift journey.

Time coming to sunset, The color of the sky turned from blue till eggy white while reflecting the super strong lights onto the whole city. On the top point, a view was like photoshopped by adjusting its contrast, came into my eyes. It was an amazing picture of ivory white and tree green! Facing to Arc de Triomphe, those trees lie between the buildings and cut the whole city into a star-shape.


“在密集的白色城市中寻找五芒星”

地点:埃菲尔铁塔,巴黎,法国(Eiffel Tower, Paris, France)

对年轻人来说,我推荐体验埃菲尔铁塔的最佳方法就是一步步爬楼梯上去。这个被反对者说是很丑的“铁架子”,有着不一般的浪漫,铁网上的爱情锁见证的不只是永恒的爱情,还有塞纳河畔的日出日落。攀爬的整个过程意外的轻松,首两段自给自足靠双脚来“征服”,但每一段之后都有一个游客休憩平台,休息之余还能享受不同高度下的巴黎中心城景。最后一段则是搭乘电梯上去。

临近日落,天际的蓝色逐渐变成蛋白色,强烈的白色日光把整座巴黎旧城区的屋顶照的发亮。站在塔顶的观景平台上,塞纳河波光粼粼,整座城市变成只有绿色还白色的丛林。正对着凯旋门(Arc de Triomphe),象牙白色的城市街道从翠绿色的植被中延伸开,尝试找一下五芒星吧!

sunset collection bali seminyak beach

sunset collection bali seminyak beach

“Have a walk on the beach”

Location: Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia

It was one of our beach vacation this year and Bali turned out to be perfect regardless of its hot weather. We were based in Seminyak, the south area of Bali. In this short stay and laziness, we literally spent our every night on this commercial beach! It was so fun that I was screaming and jumping up when we were walking to close to the sea and we were attacked hardly by the rising tide! It was so fun and “stupid”.

The amazing sunset started from 5pm everyday on Seminyak beach. We just randomly picked up one beach restaurant and waited for the sunset while drinking fresh coconut water. The sun went down two fingers every half hour while the crowd on the beach grew more than double every 15 minutes! It was so beautiful that I could only see those bloody orange color and differentiate the movements of couples, kids and dogs by the black shadows. In the last 10 minutes, we started to walk south and to feel the wind was cooled down slowly while imagining ourselves became those shadows  under the purple and blue sky.


“沙滩漫步“

地点:Seminyak,巴厘岛,印度尼西亚

巴厘岛给我的初次印象近乎完美,即使是闷热的天气都丝毫没有给印象分打折。今年四月的这个短途游,我们选择了比较商业化一点的Seminyak,靠着巴厘岛南部的海岸线,我们在那里的每一个夜晚都是在沙滩上度过的!最开心的一刻发生在第一次的沙滩漫步,当时已经是乌漆麻黑的一片,我们两个还傻乎乎走的特别近海岸线,一个浪打过来,暖暖的海水直接把腰间以下都给打湿了,就算是当场跳起,也没来得及。

Seminyak的美丽日落每晚5点左右上映。我们从下午三点多就在海滩上的露天懒人沙发里窝着了,当然椰子水没少喝。用手指来测量,每十五分钟,太阳下去两个手指;用眼睛来判断,每十五分中,海滩上看日落的人数翻一翻。这个日落的天空里满满的都是深橘红色,海滩上三三两两的有散步的情人、有玩得稀里哗啦的孩子们和宠物狗。日落尾声,橘红色慢慢散去留下紫色的天空和夜晚头在沙滩上的阴影。

sunset collection thailand phi phi island

“Discover hidden beach by Kayaking”

Location: Phi Phi Island, Thailand

After Bali, Florida, we finally landed in Thailand. That was a slightly cooler sunset where we negotiated with the man on the beach to get his last Kayak before he announced the renting service was off for the whole day. We went out under the crystal blue sky where the sea was mild and clam. We went straight to the open water area between two mountains where the sea waves became much stronger and unpredictable and the water became no longer crystal and green. On the way back, we stopped at a wild white sand beach in the little bay, where “Caution to Monkey” was alerting everyone. The water around the beach was so clean and transparent so that I could manage to see the big school of small fish around me. The white sands was so soft that I felt it like a piece of wet bread! One second after I just left my footprints on the beach, they were immediately washed off by the water and the replaced new sands.


“坐上皮划艇,探索那些藏在山后的私人海滩”

地点:皮皮岛,泰国(Phi Phi Island, Thailand)

巴厘岛、弗洛里达群岛之后,终于,我们来到了泰国。这一晚日落前的一个小时,我们说服海滩上出租皮划艇的大哥,在蓝水晶一般的天空下,划着两人座的皮划艇慢慢跨过平静的浅水区域。不知不觉的,周围的海水开始变得不再看得到底部的岩石和沙石了,海水也变的深蓝甚至深黑色,海面也不再平静。回程途中,我们在一个隐蔽在山后的原生态沙滩上短暂停留,这里的白沙软到像海绵一样,摸上去根本感觉不到颗粒状,一个海浪扑上来,我刚留下的脚印就不见了。面对着山脚下的丛林,警告牌说这关于调皮山猴的故事,有些树干上还挂着秋千,是用粗壮的树条做出来的。站在浅水里,肉眼就能看到成群结队的灰色小鱼围绕着你,感觉自己像是地球一样,无论自己怎么走动,这群鱼始终像月亮一样绕着你。

sunset collection florida keys

“Enjoy a seafood dinner with burning sky”

Location: Fish Company, Islamorada, Florida Keys, U.S.

We were running after our last sunset in Florida Keys at that early night around 7.15pm. The last 5 minutes, I was so excited to search the sunset restaurant within 5-minute-drive. Spontaneous decision, sometimes, turns out to be amazing! The burning sky was purple, orange and red, while everyone was taking photos and hugging each other. The weather became chilled without the heat from the sun while camping fire was on. On the little walking-bridge, huge fishes lived in the separated pond.


“在火烧云下吃海鲜大餐”

地点:Fish Company, Islamorada,弗洛里达群岛,美国

7点15分左右,我们驾着车在弗洛里达群岛唯一的高速公路上狂奔,为的就是赶在日落结束前的最后5分钟内到达最近的餐厅,欣赏弗洛里达群岛的美丽日落。在Fish Company里,大家都聚集在沙子堆出来“小岛”上拥抱这个神奇时刻!火烧着的天空,有点紫色,有点橘色,还有点火红色。最后的5分钟里,太阳的热度已经消散,但营地的火烧的热闹。靠着露天餐厅的大水塘里,不知名的硕大海鱼游哉游哉。

sunset collection sydney harbour bridge

sunset collection sydney harbour bridge

“Jog on the bridge”

Location: Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia

The last continent in my sunset collection is here! It was totally golden and blue when I reviewed my photos. The steel and iron bridge was giving me a bit distance at the beginning while many Australians started to join jogging team when the time went close to the sunset point. The color of the sea and the Opera House out of the fences was so ‘busy-city’ feeling which was given by the non-stop ferries and their long-lasting lines on the surface of the sea. It was a slow-and-lazy picture given by the golden elements, while jogging around in the cool air, do those buildings and boats start to jump?


“在悉尼大桥下慢跑”

地点:悉尼大桥,悉尼,澳大利亚

我的日落收藏里的最后一个大洲,就是澳大利亚!钢铁结构的悉尼大桥加上蓝色和金色为主调的悉尼日落,起初给我一点陌生感。走着走着,各种慢跑健身的当地人从我身边“呼啸而过”,我也起了兴趣。悉尼的港口十分忙碌,海面上不断的有各种船只路过,留下身后常常的白色“尾巴”。日落的悉尼即使是正值夏季,也有些凉爽,既可以观景又可以热身,慢跑可是一个不错的选择。

 

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