Tag Archives: sunset

The Blue Hour 2

Wikipedia says it’s “the period of twilight each morning and evening when the sun is a significant distance below the horizon and the residual, indirect sunlight takes on a predominantly blue hue” .
Neither full daylight nor complete darkness, these 40 minutes are pure bliss.
Chase the blue, seize this hour! Plenty in London.

Late June blue hour in SW London

Blue Hour @ Putney Bridge in SW London

 

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Epic Forest. I mean, Epping Forest.

February sunset

Winter sunset @ Connaught Waters

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Upstream: From Bridge to Bridge

Try this on a sunny Sunday afternoon:  walk on the south bank from Putney Bridge to Hammersmith Bridge. Start around 4 pm (in summer, 1 pm in winter) to make the most of the sun. And sunsets. At Hammersmith Bridge cross and stop at a river pub, get some more sun while hugging some zingy blonde ale. When appropriate to leave, bid goodbye and walk on the north bank back to Putney. The sun sets on your right side, and will warm your back. I’m not gonna tell you much about what you’ll see along this rather short but mighty walk. But yes, it’s a story with gardens, forests, new developments, old pubs, palaces, churches, swans, wild ducks, boats and strolling humans. Joy! I mean, enjoy!

The agony of choice

The agony of choice

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The Blue Hour

Winter walk in Greenwich Park

January sunset @ Greenwich Park Credit photo: Ancapone

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Autumn walk & bonus sunset

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Haggerston, by the canal, near The Proud Archivist Credit photo: Ancapone

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Zone 4 Delights

Sun sitting. On a bench.

Sun sitting. On a bench. @ Bromley Park

 

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Chasing the Sunset

 
First of March

First of March

Best show in town

Best show in town

Free of charge

Free of charge

Primrose Hill

@ Primrose Hill

Lying low

Lying low

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Hoxton Twilight

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February sunset with New Moon, Barbican towers, rooftops and tiny plane

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Chasing the Sunset in Greenwich

One Tree Hill sunset

One Tree Hill sunset

Grab take away food and head for the river. Wobble in the orange sun, but leave before it hits the ground. Resist temptation and walk past Trafalgar Tavern into the park. Climb One Tree Hill: venerable chestnut surrounded by significantly less tourists than the vis-à-vis Royal Observatory hill. Better vista too. Soak yourself in more sunset, then walk into the twilight across Blackheath Common. Join a local pub for sticky pud and idle talk under the starry sky.

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