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…
“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.
地点：查尔斯桥，布拉格，捷克（Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic）
“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.
地点：埃菲尔铁塔，巴黎，法国（Eiffel Tower, Paris, France）
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！
“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.
“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.
地点：皮皮岛，泰国（Phi Phi Island, Thailand）
“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.
地点：Fish Company, Islamorada，弗洛里达群岛，美国
“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?
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