“There is nothing more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little — the book of Nature.”

– Claude Debussy

Who doesn’t like sunsets? Well, some people don’t. But I do like them, and here are some of my sunsets:

Panorama of Frankfurt am Main at Sunset
05 Mar 2017 Frankfurt #05

Panorama of Frankfurt am Main at Sunset

For some reason, major German cities seem to avoid skyscrapers. Yes, there some skyscrapers/highrises in Cologne, Munich or Berlin, but there are no real skyscraper clusters as in many North American or East Asian cities of similar size. Frankfurt is an exception to that rule. This city is often called “the financial capital of Germany” and there are quite a few skyscrapers in the downtown. […]

Yokohama, Japan - City Skyline at Sunset
25 Feb 2017 Yokohama #01

Yokohama Skyline at Sunset, Japan

The Yokahama Landmark Tower is the tallest building in that city and one of the tallest structures in Japan. As a matter of fact, with its 296 m, or 972 ft, it is tall enough that I could see it on the horizon through the window of my hotel room in Minato Ward in Tokyo, which was some 26 km (16 miles) away. The tower is located in Minato Mirai 21 district of Yokohama. Minato (港) means “port” in Japanese, so the fact that the ward in Tokyo shares the name with a district in Yokohama, is a coincidence. […]

Salzburg at Dusk, Austria
21 Feb 2017 Salzburg #02

Panorama of Salzburg at Dusk, Austria

Salzburg is simply magnificent. This Austrian city is a paradise for travel photographers, especially those who like to shoot cityscapes and old architecture. It is very easy to find spectacular vantage points in Salzburg. Just climb one of the surrounding hills, walk around and you should find a great spot or two.

Ålesund, Norway - Spectacular Sunset Colors and Cloud Formations over Valderhaugfjorden
14 Feb 2017 Ålesund #03

Spectacular Sunset Colors over Valderhaugfjorden, Ålesund, Norway

The Norwegian town Ålesund is an extremely beautiful place, but it is not famous for good weather. As a matter of fact, most days there are rainy or cloudy. Unlike in some other parts of the world, there is no dry season and no wet season. Or perhaps the whole year is a “wet season”. Nevertheless, sunny days do happen in Ålesund and if you follow the weather forecast and book the flight for the right day, you have a chance to see there spectacular sunsets. […]