Rinku Premium Outlets, located in "Rinku Town" adjacent to the Kansai International Airport in Osaka, houses about 150 shops including famous brand shops from home and abroad. It was designed in the image of a historic port town, Charleston in the United States. Besides enjoying shopping in a street with the look of a resort, what I did managed to catch, with perfect timing, was the sunset. The breath-taking sunset at Rinku Town was particularly worth seeing. Spectacular colours over the bay witnessed from a wonderful vantage point, it was fate.
We all know just how romantic, inspiring and utterly Instagram-able they can be, but most of us only make time for sunsets when we're on vacation, as if that calming, beautiful moment can only occur when we're in an exotic place, free from everyday obligations. What better way to practice being aware of the present moment than by watching the literal passing of time as the sun sinks below the horizon?
I've watched the sun set in so many different countries all around the world and I am moved by every sunset I see - perhaps I am sentimental, and I can't think of a sunset that I find so profoundly sublime as the one each time I can see.
The sun dipped lower and lower in the sky, before sinking down just far enough to touch the horizon. I watched its final descent below the surface from a bench which was bathed in the amber glow reflecting from the clouds as the sun descended.
Life as we call it is way better with colors: Where beauty is appreciated in every sunrise and sunset.
Looking at a sunset and letting one of the planet's most every day (literally) occurrences overwhelm me was more soothing than I could have ever expected. The sun sets every single day. It is beautiful. Every single day. What does the sunset look like where you live? And why do you think humans seem to all agree universally that a sunset is pretty?
A freelance Singapore-based travel photographer / photojournalist. I seek the extraordinary, but finds beauty in the everyday. Life is interesting, capture it.
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