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Ragusa Ibla - The beauty of the night

Despite the fact that my camera isn’t really suitable for it and that my shooting skills are very limited, I have always loved evening and night photography. I should mention here that I’ve also always enjoyed to be a tourist until long after sunset.

To compensate this, you won’t find that many sunrises in my gallery (if you already would find one) :)

Honestly, I find certain cities especially beautiful at night. I’ve even visited some places that looked much prettier at night than at daytime … but obviously this isn’t the intention of travelling.

What I also find very special is arriving at night in a country that I haven’t visited before. For practical reasons I try to avoid this and by aging, the practical reasons seem to take over … But sometimes you have little choice regarding flight times.

In the past I have arrived a few times in a new country after sunset and I remember that those unfamiliar places looked like a fairy tale with the artificial light and the moonlight. But perhaps it was just the excitement of a new journey that had begun :)

So I also had to post a night shot (rather an evening shot) of Ragusa Ibla.
You see here the Chiesa delle Anime Sante del Purgatorio (Church of the Holy Souls of the Purgatory).
I don’t think there’s one church in my country with that name. From where our lack of imagination?

You will find the same church in the workshop on another photo taken at daytime.
For the enthusiasts among you, I think I may place that one under the title ‘daily life-picture’. Although perhaps the category is rather 'once in a lifetime’.

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