Tag 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.

 

 

Which Way? Harbour, Aquarium, Airport

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an entry for Cee’s Which Way? Challenge. This series of shots comes from the Iberian Peninsula, which I currently call my home. Although, I’m many miles from there right now, on a houseboat in the sunny, sultry “Floribbean”. There will be a rash of posts from Key West over the next few weeks, just so you’re prepared 😉

Taken inside Lisbon Harbour terminal, with the warm glow of the sunset casting an arresting pattern onto the walls and metal beams

Taken inside Lisbon Harbour terminal. The warm glow of the sunset is casting an intriguing pattern onto the walls and metal beams

A walkway connecting two of the buildings of Lisbon Aquarium. Taken on a horrid, stormy, rainy day. You can see how wet the path is, despite being covered by a roof

A walkway connecting two buildings at the Lisbon Aquarium. Taken on horrid day with lashings of rain and wind. You can see how wet the path is, despite being covered by a roof. I got totally soaked crossing it.

Madrid Airport

Madrid Airport

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]