Category Archives: Sunsets

Winterwonderland Didn’t Last…

The magic is gone. We’re back to drizzle, slush, treacherous black ice and pitiful corpses 😦

Nothing but sad remnants remain...

Nothing but remnants remain…

If you want to admire the above snowman when he was still a strapping young lad in his full frosty glory, click here.

To comfort ourselves over the sad demise of the sparkly wintery snowscape, my friend Peggy laid on a festive afternoon coffee:

Note the AMERICAN chocolate chip cookies on the right-hand side, which are a real challenge to re-create in Germany, so I was told. Delicious :)

Note the AMERICAN chocolate chip cookies on the right-hand side, which are a real challenge to re-create in Germany, so I was told. Delicious 🙂

Here's a close-up, in case you've missed them ;-)

Here’s a close-up, in case you’re not drooling quite enough already 😉

The snow may be gone, but I caught a nice sunset on my evening walk today:

Sunset

If you’ve missed the Bavarian Winterwonderland pictures, you can see them here and here.

 

 

Toledo Twilight: Street Lamps At Sundown

I usually take my sunset shots in or around the historic centre of Toledo, where I live, but the modern parts of town aren’t entirely un-photogenic either at that enchanting time of day.

I snapped these last week as I came out of the supermarket:

Sunset & Street Lamps 1

Sunset & Street Lamps 2Sunset & Street Lamps 3I like the geometric shapes and the angles, also of the houses in the background. In daylight, it’s all rather drab and grey.

A few weeks ago, I took some pics of the concrete block behind me at the same location outside the supermarket. Despite the building’s inherent ugliness, the glass front produced some really intriguing reflections. Click here if you want to see it.

Toledo’s Ice Cream Sunsets

I’ve noticed that, on many evenings, Toledo’s sunsets slice up the sky into three distinct layers. I took this picture on Monday, on my way to my Portuguese class in a modern part of town.

Layer Sunset

Blueberry, strawberry & peach and mango sorbet 🙂

Sunday Sunsets: Another Spectacular One

This amazing light show unfolded in the sky over Toledo on Friday. Taken from Plaza Vicente, in case any of my local readers are wondering.

Sunset 4

One thing I'd never noticed before is that the street lamps, when they first fire them up, emit a green light before they turn orangey/pink. This only lasts for 10 minutes or so.

One thing I’d never noticed before is that the street lamps, when they first fire them up, emit a green light before they turn orangey/pink. The green phase only lasts for 10 minutes or so.

Sunset 2Sunset 3[To view more of Toledo’s stunning sunsets, click here]

The Sun Sets Over Ancient Ruins

So, Toledo has this Roman Circus, built 2,000 years ago, and half dug out. It’s the second biggest one unearthed in Spain.

It’s located in a public park, so we have free access to the ruins. I took a couple of shots at sunset:

Circo Romano puesta del sol 1

Circo Romano Puesta Del Sol 2

This is the plan, so you get an idea of the shape and scale of it. As you can see, it was a race course, rather than a circular installation.

Circus Plan

The photo below shows part of the front curve of taken during daylight hours at the position indicated in red on the plan above:

Roman Circus Day