The basilica of Saint Servatius and the Main Guard at the Vrijthof in Maastricht are beautifully illuminated during the blue hour. Every year the summer concerts of André Rieu take place here at the Vrijthof, in Maastricht, the city where André Rieu was born. Some nice cafés and restaurants at the Vrijthof make it a cozy place. Also the famous preuvenemint with delicious tasting at a high level (for everyone) takes place here.
More pictures taken at Maastricht
After entering the Old City of Avignon through the City Gate connected to the Pont du Royaume, which crosses the river Rhone, we arrived here at Place Crillon. It was a beautiful place and a perfect spot to start discovering the old city of Avignon. The Palace of the Popes
and the Pont Saint-Bénézet
, better known as Pont d’Avignon
are only a small walk away that takes just a couple of minutes.
A small gallery with some pictures from Avignon
Behind the cliffs of Meteora, the sun is setting. The monasteries are closed again, monks and nuns went back to their life and buses with tourists have lef again. Only hotspots for watching the sunset are still crowded. And some birds are flying back to their nest.
More about Meteora (including monasteries)
This beach, Agkistros Mandraki Beach, is a very beautiful, sandy beach on the island of Skiathos. It is about 1500m from the paved road. There is a bus stop (number 21, “Mandraki) and from there you can walk through the forest. At this beach there is a nice tavern, so everything is available for a nice day at the beach.
More pictures taken at Skiathos
This picture was taken from the peak of the volcano near Kameni Chora on Methana, a peninsula connected with the Peloponnese
. From this point you have a great view over the island Aegina until Piraeus, the harbour of Athens.
More pictures taken at Methana
During the blue hour, Oia is illuminated beautifully and the last daylight is leaving at the horizon. This creates a great mood at Santorini, which only few tourists will see because they all left after the sun had set.
More pictures taken at Santorini
The very imposing Forum Romanum in Rome, Italy, during twilight as a panoramic picture. I’ve taken this picture in the year 2010, when the Forum Romanum wasn’t illuminated at night, so most of the light is the last natural light of that day.
More pictures taken in Rome
In the northern part of Evia (Eboea), the second largest island of Greece, this beautiful waterfall can be found. It is called after the village Drymona in the neighbourhood and it is set in a very beautiful nature area. A good hiking path makes it easy for visitors to get to this waterfall. At the time of our visit (october), the creek didnt have much water, so the waterfall must be much more impressing at the end of winter, when water levels are much higher.
More pictures taken at Evia (Euboea)
From Palea Epidauros (here seen from Hotel Yialasi, Panagia), there is a great view to Methana, a volcanic peninsula connected to the Peloponnese. If it is full moon and the moon rises during twilight, it gives a very moody view.
More pictures from Methana
More pictures from Palea Epidauros
More pictures taken around Hotel Yialasi
The comfy village of Stoupa (Mani, Peloponnese) looks very nice at night, when the lights are turned on, like on this picture.
More pictures taken in Stoupa