One word photo challenge ‘night’ – what does night time mean to you?

Auckland

Night is the period between sunset and sunrise in which we are meant to sleep but nights mean so much more than that. The sky turns dark, cities come alive when the colourful light goes on. Night time is when we start partying and go out dancing or we chose to spend some time outside counting the stars and relax our mind from a busy day.

I love taking photos of cities at night. The colours of a city combined with a dark sky cannot get any better than this. The photo below has been taken in the Auckland harbour, New Zealand.

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Auckland harbour at night.

This post is in response to the one word photo challenge: ‘night’.

World trade centre memorial in NYC

Grid

For this week’s photo challenge “Grid” I chose one of my photos of the World trade centre memorial in New York City.

Visiting this place was very emotional. When I was standing in front of the memorial all the pictures I remembered from the news were running through my head and even after so many years, I cannot believe what happened; still cannot understand how people can kill so many innocent people. May the victims rest in peace.

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reflections New York City

A tribute of remembrance and honour, a tribute to the past and a place of hope for the future.

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World trade centre memorial in New York City

 

 

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Grid.”

Why should you visit San Telmo in Buenos Aires

San Telmo

Hola, welcome to Buenos Aires, the city of the tango. If you have missed my previous posts on Buenos Aires:

Now I would like to show you around in San Telmo, an arty neighbourhood in Buenos Aires. It is one of the oldest suburbs in Buenos Aires which is blessed with cobblestoned streets, an amazing weekly antique street market on Sundays and many great cafes and restaurants. San Telmo has its own flair which you don’t want to miss.

Where is San Telmo situated? It lies six blocks from Plaza de Mayo, bounded to the north and south by the Microcentro and La Boca, and to the east and west by Puerto Madero and Avenida 9 de Julio. Walking through the market in San Telmo, listening to the tango music and watching the dancers on the streets felt like I was arrived in Argentina, everything else was like being in a big city but this neighbourhood with its special charm got me.

When you walk through the alleys in San Telmo you can see a lot of amazing graffiti street art.

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Graffiti art in San Telmo
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graffitti art in the streets of Buenos Aires
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Welcome to San Telmo in Buenos Aires. This is one of the most beautiful graffitti art I have ever seen.
San Telmo, Buenos Aires
graffitti art in the streets of Buenos Aires
street art in Buenos Aires
in the streets of San Telmo

San Telmo has some charming cafes and restaurants to chill out and to enjoy an empanada.

cafe San Telmo
cafe La poesia in San Telmo, Buenos Aires
San Telmo cafe
colourful cafe in San Telmo, Buenos Aires

When strolling through the streets of San Telmo I came across the smallest house in Buenos Aires, how fascinating.

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the smallest house in Buenos Aires (Casa minima)

Buenos is a great city to visit but I couldn’t wait to escape into the nature of Patagonia. Stay tuned for my posts on the beautiful South of Argentina and Chile.

Happy travel.

Top 10 photos of Vivid 2015 Sydney

Vivid 2015

It’s been a week since the spectacular Vivid light festival in Sydney 2015 has finished. Before we move on let’s have a look at the top 10 vivid photos 2015:

1. Opera house in purple:

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colourful opera house in Sydney

2. Opera house a bit different:

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Sydney opera house at vivid festival 2015

3. watch the ghosts:

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the ghost take over the opera house

4. the light theatre show in Darling harbour

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Darling Harbour vivid light show

5. laser show in Darling harbour

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Vivid 2015 in Darling Harbour Sydney

6. the customs house covered in flowers:

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Customs house Sydney

7. the customs house a bit different:

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a different customs house in Sydney

8. the harbour bridge in red and blue:

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Vivid 2015 – the harbour bridge in blue and red

9. Harbour bridge in blue

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Vivid 2015 Sydney Harbour bridge

10. colourful Sydney skyline from Milson’s Point:

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Sydney is alive in beautiful colours

I hope you enjoyed the photos. If you are interested in buying prints, check out my website: www.photographybyalexk.com or contact me for licenses.

Have a wonderful week.

Alex