Sunsets & Rises ~ England edition

A few of my favourite skies on my visits around the country.

“When your world moves too fast, and you lose yourself in the chaos, introduce yourself to each color of the sunset.” – Christy Ann Martine

Surfers and Sunset Cornwall 2002

“Sunset is a moment where all emotions are experienced: Melancholy, amazement, intoxication, casuistry, admiration, love, sadness…” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

Druridge Bay, Northumberland November 2011

“For me, optimism is two lovers walking into the sunset arm in arm. Or maybe into the sunrise – whatever appeals to you.” – Krzysztof Kieslowski

The Angel of the North, Gateshead, June 2012

“Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.” – Ann Landers

Bedfordshire, August 2014

“Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.” –  Richard Paul Evans

Somewhere down south on the A1 travelling home. Oct 2015

“It’s not just a sunset; it’s a moonrise too.” – P. C. Cast

The Oak Tree & moon, Wardley, Gateshead, May 2016

 “Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, every day can end beautifully.” – Kristen Butler

Manchester, November 2016

 “When the sun is setting, leave whatever you are doing and watch it.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

The Tyne Bridge, Newcastle-Upon- Tyne, December 2017

Sunrise is the reminder that we can start new beginning from anywhere.”
~ Rupal Asodaria

Port of Dover, Ocober 2017

“Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone’s day.”
~ Jhiess Krieg

Sunrise over a snowy Wardley, January 2018

 “No sun outlasts its sunset, but will rise again and bring the dawn.” – Maya Angelou

The English Channel, taken from Folkestone, May 2018

“Now she’s lit by the warm orange spreading from the horizon as not-quite-day, becomes not-quite-night.”― David Levithan

Frego at South Shields, South Tyneside November 2021

 “Beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies” – Paulo Coelho

North Shields, North Tyneside, December 2021

“…At every sunset, the sky is a different shade. No cloud is ever in the same place. Each day is a new masterpiece. A new wonder. A new memory.” – Sanober Khan

Wardley, Gateshead January 2022

All pictures embiggenable with a click.

Stay tooned for next time, Sophie is home from Spain and we’ll be doing our outings again.

📷 😊

39 thoughts on “Sunsets & Rises ~ England edition

  1. Did you see The Storyteller? I love the first season, the second is good but maybe a bit less because the myths are more known here and the tone is more serious. But I always recall in that season a woman saying something like “some say the sky is blue, but it can take any color, it can be wine, it can be..” Each sunset and sunrise in your post is wonderful and have a myriad of different colors. Thank you, fragglerocking. My favorite is the sleepy angry eye over the port of Dover.


      1. Heresy 😨! it won Emmy award to Outstanding Children’s Program and the BAFTA award for Best Children’s Programme. Is by Jim Henson, the author and master puppeteer of The Muppets and a show I have not seen called The Fraggle Rock 😀
        It is in Amazon Prime, if you someday watch the first season I am sure it will be a nice experience as it is made for children but also is complex enough and the craftmanship is so elevated that you can enjoy it as an adult too, it was a co production of the U.S., Canada and U.k. Here is a part I found in youtube of one of the stories

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  2. Very nice indeed, Jane. The Angel silhouettes are most fine. Great you included some tiny folks there to show the scale of that massive structure.


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  3. The only problem I have with sunrises is usually how early they come in the morning. Kind of ridiculous if you think about it. I’m thinking 8am-10am would have been a much better time for them 😉

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  4. I don’t get up early anymore, so prefer sunsets to sunrise. When I still lived in London, the best sunset was looking west on Waterloo Bridge. That’s why Ray Davies wrote his song, undoubtedly.

    Best wishes, Pete.

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