Friday, 19 June 2009

Good night Athens

After such experiencing such a noisy and busy day in Plaka and Monastraki, we need a little get away from the citylife. Where could that be?
Apparently, a lovely and a quiet place is not very far. When the clock strike to 7.30 pm, we ascend to the acropolis to have a view of this magnificent city.

It's so much fun to watch this busy city prepare for its bedtime.
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It's lovely to watch the sun goes down in cloudy day...
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Or in a clear day....
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This is what I called the "golden hour" is when the sky is fully orange and red. The sun gold ray sweep the horizon. Truly breath-taking experience.
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And as the time ticking away, the sun waving goodbye. And blue hour creeping the sky with the bluest blue.
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While the city is preparing to wear it's evening glittery gown.
All the horn and toot on the road getting less and less audible.
The winds getting colder.
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And then Acropolis lit up it's light.
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Few minutes later, the blue sky is gone, the sky is dark.
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All this episode has reminded me of one bible verse.

Matthew 5:14
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be
hid.


I start to understand why as a Christian, we always seems to be on the wrong side of the world, or facing a lot of trial.
When the thunderstorm cloud of life arrive and the darkness of this world appear before a child of God.
Our light will be more visible than when it is a bright day light. Just like this pictures.
A very important reminder for all of us to keep on keeping on in our spiritual life race.




And then the moon made it's march as the night fall.
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Good night Athens, good night Acropolis...

and tomorrow shall be another day.

7 comments:

Teresa said...

How lovely the story you tell about the sun going down. You are right that we are to "be a light in darkenss" to the world.

Great photos!

Ayie said...

very nice captures, I love that blanket of clouds with the sun's dimming rays.

Liss said...

I love that you have shown us the sights under different lighting. It is lovely.

J.H said...

@Teresa, Ayie and Liss : thank you :-)

Char said...

beautiful night shots

Nelson Chin said...

Great sunset shots!

Cath J said...

Heavenly!!!!!!!!