An Ode to the Sun

Santorini, Greece sunset

One of the downsides to living in Alaska, even though we technically have 24 hours of sunlight in the summer, is that we often get weeks of rain and don’t see the sun. It is depressing when it is 49 degrees outside in July with pouring rain and friends back home are blowing up Facebook with photos of swimsuits, pool parties, and backyard barbecues. (Of course, when it is sunny and 70 degrees in summer there is no better place to be on Earth.)

In an effort to appease the Sun God as we enter the rainy season, below is a photo essay of pictures I’ve taken of the sun around the world. Perhaps the sun will see my tribute and bless me with a daily appearance.

Photos of the Sun from Around the World

Venice Sunrise

Venice, Italy

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Taj Mahal sunrise

Agra, India

Santorini, Greece sunset

Santorini, Greece

Meteora Greece

Meteora, Greece

Gili Air and Mt Rinjani

Gili Air, Indonesia

Istanbul sunset galata bridge

Istanbul, Turkey

Cappadocia hoodoo and sun

Cappadocia, Turkey

Hania, Greece

Hania, Greece

Borobudor Indonesia Temple Sunrise

Borobudor Temple, Indonesia

Weatherford Oklahoma sunset

Weatherford, Oklahoma

Gustavus Alaska sunset

Gustavus, Alaska

Pantai Bira, Indonesia

Pantai Bira, Indonesia

Glacier Bay Sunset with flowers

Glacier Bay, Alaska

Gloss Mountains sunset

Gloss Mountains, Oklahoma

La Cumbre Christ Statue

La Cumbre, Argentina

Wichita Mountains sunset

Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma

Islamorada, Florida

Islamorada, Florida

Ko lanta sunset

Ko Lanta, Thailand


Okay, sun, there is my offering. Please come out soon.

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