Far up here in the northern hemisphere the nights are drawing in so quickly that you could almost go for a sunset stroll on your lunch break. There are many things I love about winter, but the lack of light is not one. In the city it doesn’t impinge upon life quite so much, but in the depths of the countryside where streetlights are something you read about in books, once the sun goes down you’re pretty much condemned to being stuffed away indoors, not the happiest state of affairs for someone (mildly) outdoorsy like me. And so here I am, stuffed away indoors at a ridiculously early hour, commiserating with a few deeply dark travel shots I’ve taken around the world. First up, some sparkly ornaments shine through the dark on Seattle’s Candy Cane Lane.
A solitary street lamp glitters at night in Rome‘s Piazza Navona
An illuminated Arco de Santa Catalina shines out of Guatemalan darkness in Antigua.
Almost night at the Temple of Apollo in Turkey.
A little night fishing off a New York pier, beside the Intrepid aircraft carrier.
Still in New York, a rather spooky night-after-the-Supermoon emerges from inky shadows.
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I want to have an epic life. I want to tell my life with big adjectives. I want to forget all the grays in between, and remember the highlights and the dark moments. – Isabel Allende
Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read. – Groucho Marx