Sunset

Peniche (Cabo Carvoeiro) lighthouse at sunset; Portugal

Peniche Lighthouse | Portugal

Peniche is one of Portugal‘s most important seaports, and the Cabo Carvoeiro lighthouse is one of the city’s significant landmarks. However, it is not a

Elephant rock on the island of Grande Berlenga at sunset; Portugal

Berlengas Elephant | Portugal

We spotted this “elephant” while on our way back from Berlengas Island to Peniche, Portugal. Although we were traveling by speedboat at a dizzying pace

Albufeira in Algarve - panorama of the beach at sunset; Portugal

Albufeira Algarve | Portugal

When you know a bit about the Algarve and think of Albufeira, the connotation “tourism” automatically comes to mind. Yes, Albufeira is an extremely lively

Palazzo Pubblico in the center of the city-state of San Marino

Palazzo Pubblico | San Marino

Palazzo Pubblico, is otherwise known as the “public palace”. This 19th-century building is the seat of government of San Marino, a country surrounded by Italy.

Sunset on Atalis Beach | Menorca, Spain

Sunset on Atalis Beach | Menorca, Spain

Atalis beach, also called Talis, is a pearl of southern Menorca. All Balearic Islands are known for their turquoise bays and picturesque cliffs, but it is Menorca that is Nico’s favorite photography subject.

Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré. Nazare during sunset, Portugal

Nossa Senhora da Nazaré Church | Nazare, Portugal

This picture of the church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré was taken just after sunset. The church is located on a hill above the town of Nazare. A walk “up the hill” is not the easiest if you carry kilograms of photographic equipment. However, the views from this place are so picturesque that a bit of “sport” pays off for sure.

Nazare - sunset and giant wave on Praia do Norte, Portugal

Praia do Norte | Nazare, Portugal

The season for giant waves falls on the months October – March. The waves can reach up to 30 meters during this time. Although this is not recommended, giant waves can be observed from the beach called Praia do Norte.

The sun setting directly behind the Palace of Culture and Science in the Warsaw Skyline

Warsaw Skyline at Sunset | Warsaw, Poland

Some photos are spontaneous captures of the moment. Others, however, can require quite a bit of planning.⁠ This photo of the Warsaw skyline with the Palace of Culture and Science as its centerpiece falls into the latter.

The Öresund Bridge connecting Copenhagen in Denmark and Malmö in Sweden

The Öresund Bridge | Denmark

Öresund bridge is connecting the capital of Denmark Copenhagen and Malmö – the Swedish city. Øresund is the longest combined rail and road bridge of Europe, but this is only one of the interesting facts about it.

View of Lisbon with the sunset – Uptown to Avenidas Novas; Portugal.

Sunset View | Lisbon, Portugal

There are 16 official viewpoints in Lisbon. Whilst we walked through old parts of Portugal’s capital, we noticed particular signs “Miradouro” and the assigned titles or names of these points. Aside from these official viewpoints in Lisbon, there are dozens of cafes, bars, restaurants and even streets from which the view of the city, is simply spectacular.

Panorama of the Sunset over Kotor and Bay of Kotor in Montenegro.

Bay of Kotor Sunset Panorama | Kotor, Montenegro

Bay of Kotor is known by locals as “Boka” – “the Bay”. Now with melancholy peering, I regret that we didn’t have more time to discover other towns located around this “fiord of south” – Risan, Tivat, Perast, Prčanj or Herceg Novi. All of them together with natural surroundings, are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Sofia sunset behind the Mountain Panorama, Bulgaria.

Mountain Panorama | Sofia, Bulgaria

There is only one thing better than capturing a panoramic photo of a capital with mountains in the background. What would you say it is? It’s having a restaurant on top of that building, enjoying some wine and seeing the sky light up. Sofia – Bulgaria’s capital appears to be in the perfect place for such evenings.

Berlin sunset panorama at Storkower Straße, Germany.

Panorama from Storkower Straße | Berlin, Germany

This was an unusual spot to capture photos of the Berlin panorama. I had a meeting with a fellow photographer, when it started pouring down with rain and after just a few moments of hesitation, we finally decided to try and take some photos to see what would happen. We made an appointment at Storkower Straße from which you can see the skyline of Berlin; with the TV Tower majestically prevailing the line of the horizon.

Amsterdam, Montelbaanstoren at sunset – canal view, the Netherlands.

Montelbaanstoren | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Montelbaanstoren is a tower in Amsterdam that sits alongside a canal named Oudeschans. This tower is over 500 years old and was built in 1516 as a part of the city walls and was originally a Watchtower; although this function was only given for 90 years. Montelbaanstoren is also famous, with due credit to a particular painter that you might be familiar with – Rembrandt. He used to reside in an area near the tower and was supposedly very keen on painting this structure.

Sunset in Porto with D. Luis Bridge and city skyline, Portugal.

Sunset with D. Luis Bridge | Porto, Portugal

Did you know that the architect who began the construction of the D. Luis Bridge was Gustav Eiffel? The same architect that constructed the Eiffel Tower. The interesting thing however, is that he didn’t actually finish this task. It was his apprentice, Theophile Seyrig who completed the construction.

Copenhagen sunset skyline from Christiansborg Palace, Denmark

Sunset skyline | Copenhagen, Denmark

The view in the photo above is from Christiansborg Palace, the seat of Danish Parliament. Since 2014, the central tower of Christiansborg Palace has been opened to the public. Entrance is free and since the sun was setting, we didn’t hesitate to climb up. The view was indeed stunning, as we had initially thought from the beginning. I just adore capturing bird’s eye perspective views of cities!⠀⠀⠀⠀

Sunset over Las Teresitas and Anaga Mountains on Tenerife, Spain.

Sunset over Las Teresitas | Tenerife, Spain

On the many coasts of Tenerife, there are rocks, cliffs or black sand beaches and this is due to the volcanic history of this island. Here you see the view from the Anaga Mountains on the famous Las Teresitas beach – one of the few beaches with white sand on the Canary Islands. Fun Fact: Did you know they shipped the sand from the Sahara desert?

Autumn & Saxon Switzerland - “Sächsische Schweiz”, Germany.

Autumn | Saxon Switzerland, Germany

It was funny to discover that the name “Sächsische Schweiz” comes from 17th Century. In 1766, two Swiss artists Adrian Zingg and Anton Graff joined Dresden Academy of Arts. These two artists wrote many letters comparing landscape – back then named Meissen Highlands – to their homeland. The name gained broad audience and soon enough the entire area was recognized this way.

Kuala Lumpur Sunset Panorama, Malaysia.

Sunset Panorama | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

No doubt when in Kuala Lumpur, I wanted to capture the typical skyline with The Petronas Towers during blue hour and by turning around 180° degrees – I could just enjoy this beautiful sunset. This photo was taken from one of the balconies of The Sail Building, where we stayed during our visit to Kuala Lumpur. The upper floor was a pure paradise for us – external swimming pools, a gym area and an almost 360° degree view on the cityscape.