Archive from July, 2013
Jul 30, 2013 - Asia, Lao, Sunset, waterfall    No Comments

Tad Lao

A picture from Laos for today.
I took this one during a wonderful sunset at Tad Lo, a really small village in southern Laos. The village is part of the Bolaven plateau tour but we decided to stay there for the night. It was the right thing to do as the village is so calm and beautiful. We spend two days there, hiking around the town and it’s gorgeous waterfall, watching kids and elephant bathing in the river. We stayed in some typical small Laotian cabin, spending the evening drinking cheap beer lao along with some local pastry!

 

Jul 17, 2013 - Asia, Japan, Sunset    No Comments

Kumamoto Castle

Another picture of Kumamoto castle in south Japan.
The castle was totally destroyed by fire in 1887 but was reconstructed in concrete in 1960.
Despite this fact, it’s now considered to be among the most beautiful castles of all Japan with Himeji castle and Matsumoto castle.
The place really inspired me, I witnessed an amazing sunset, cherry tree blossoming in the parks, flowers floating in the air, the enormous fortifications, the silence around this stone platform… Everything left me in awe, with the feeling to be back to feudal Japan.

Jul 9, 2013 - Europe, Iceland, Sunset    No Comments

Sunset on Glaumbær

After few hours on the road, we decided to find a place to sleep, the parking lot close to these turf houses seems a perfect location to cook us some dinner waiting for the sunset.
After a light meal, the sun began to go down, to finally set around midnight. The show that followed was amazing and kept me going, fully awake for hours.
For the second time in our trip, we witnessed a sunset that will last almost 3 hours, the sun staying closely below the horizon, illuminating the clouds until it’s rise somewhere around 3 am.
I took many pictures of theses traditional Icelandic turf houses. The walls and roof are actually made of layers of turf on top of another. It’s a great and inexpensive insulation for the tough Icelandic winter!