Nature and Landscapes
Urban and City
Within the hearth of New York, there is a great little walk along the High Line Park. I have posted some pictures before - but of you follow the trail to its end, you will reach a point at which you have great views of the skyline and the sunset (around December).
This image here is one of the many I took during my evening in this area - the sky was golden for a looong time before it slowly turned into a crazy purple.
Itsukushima, also known as Miyajima, has been the single most beautiful place I have seen to date. Sitting just off the coast to Hiroshima, the place is an absolute tourist attraction - granted - but once the sun lowers and the tourist boats leave the harbour, the little village on the island becomes a peace-haven. The only sound is a flute that is being played by a monk somewhere inside one of the temples there, while the old pagodas and shrines are illuminated by a dim light. If you visit Japan - go and stay the night!
This image is from the so called 'snow monkey park' in Japan. Not to be mistaken with a zoo - this is an open area somewhere in the middle of nowhere where monkeys come down from the mountain to bath in a hot spring.
The little guys are all around you - they dont care much for people walking around, though every now and again they wanna steal your stuff! There is security present during all times, but one of these cheeky little buggers wanted to get into my backpack regardless. He failed, but I then followed it around until I took this picture, hehe. I like to think he is thinking about his mistake!