One of the bloggers I have connected with, Belinda at Busy Mind Thinking, is not always able to go outside due to her illness. She has asked bloggers to show her where we are in this beautiful world of ours. I know she loves sunsets so when I experienced the twilight hour over the weekend, I thought of her. I have never seen the sun setting in the middle of the city where I live, but I have seen the darkening sky and the skyscrapers begin to light up.
What is especially noticeable in the city of Toronto is the illumination of the CN tower. Its lights often peek from behind buildings.
Sometimes we get the chance to see the tower light up in its full glory.
The surrounding buildings are silhouetted against the sky, but the CN tower stands bright and tall against the darkening sky.
I still live in hope of one day seeing the sun set between the buildings. But for now I am content to see a city landmark light up.
Have you seen the setting sun in the middle of a city?
Cheri Lucas Rowlands discusses the golden hour in this week’s photo challenge on WordPress.com: the first and last hour of sunlight in the day. The moment I want to share with you took place in Swaziland, on a warm winter’s day. After a full day, we were spending time on the manicured lawns of the Royal Swazi Sun. The quiet of nature surrounded us as did the beauty of the mountains.
As the sun was sinking in the sky, the colour on the mountainside appeared to be golden. The trees, as their branches reached up to the sky, were thrown into relief against the fading blue of the sky.
As we sat on the grass, the children played their game and I watched the sun sinking lower and the natural silhouettes appearing on the horizon.
Looking at these photographs now from the other side of the world, I feel a yen for the stark beauty of the African landscape. It is a beauty that is shown in relief as the sun sets on a warm winter’s day.