Tag Archives: Sunset

Matterhorn in my Mind

 

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I fell in love with you just at first sight! Amazing how one could be so enthralled with your grandeur to muster courage and get closer to you. It was getting late yet Jaq, Imee and I were unmoved…we kept moving up, past meadows with bits of unmelted snow from the snowfall the day before, herd of sheep, more meadows and empty old wooden cabins up in the mountains.

We made it here– serene, the air cool and fresh and the VIEW, ahh, how awesome is that! The setting sun behind us casts that golden yellow color on to Matterhorn!

We made our descent back to Casa Vanessa, hesitantly though, before the sun fully set. Was it worth the climb? Definitely!

(post-processing assistance, credit to my husband Frayne Buhong)

 

 

 

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From the Roof

 

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I sat on the roof of the house with my Niko in hand as the sun starts to set, painting the horizon with shades of orange, red, yellow and gray. Back in the days, whenever my parents bring my siblings and I to Baguio City (Philippines) for our summer vacation, even up until I was in university, we get to enjoy the sunset here just from the garden.  Not only is the sunset amazing each time, we enjoyed looking at the river below (which until now I am unsure which river that is) glistening with the fading rays of the setting sun and the glow of fishermen’s torches as they prepare to sail out to the South China Sea. With neighbors now aplenty, so are the number of structures around us. We then have to climb up the roof for that perfect view, unfortunately, no more fishermen’s torches in view.

 

Chasing Sunset in Firenze!

It was our last evening in Florence hence we must find a way to find a 'perfect' spot to watch the sun go down. Being the sunset-sunrise fan that I am, my travel would not be complete without a snapshot of either so we must, we must! We got off the tour bus which took us wine tasting in Chianti in Central Tuscany and walked our way to the riverside. After minutes of going through the narrow streets and alleyways of Firenze, we finally found Arno river. Wiki says, Arno is the most important river in Central Italy next to the Tiber River in Rome. There was still enough time to spare before sunset so we stopped by a gelato house for yet another Italian gelato treat. Half an hour later, voila, the sun set beautifully before our eyes in the romantic City of Florence!

It was our last evening in Florence, hence we must find a way to find a ‘perfect’ spot to watch the sun go down. Being the sunset-sunrise fan that I am, my travel would not be complete without a snapshot of either so we must, we must! We got off the tour bus which took us wine tasting in Chianti in Central Tuscany and walked our way to the riverside. After minutes of walking, passing through the narrow streets and alleyways of Firenze, we finally found Arno River. Wiki says, Arno is the most important river in Central Italy next to the Tiber River in Rome. There was still enough time to spare before sunset so we stopped by a gelato house for yet another Italian gelato treat. Half an hour later, voila, the sun was setting beautifully before our eyes in the romantic City of Florence! #happychild

Chasing Sunset in Pamukkale!

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Sunset in Pamukkale in winter is quite a challenge. If not the rain, it’s dry thermal pools. Thank God for blessing us with a sunny Sunday. It may have been more than just sitting at the top of the travertines like it was back in September, waiting for that perfectly yellow-orange hue backdropping the white mountain but all worth the walk to find that awe-inspiring sun down! (P.S: Do not forget to bring a flashlight! The walk back down is not well lit. And yeah, tripods are not allowed so learn to improvise.)