The magic glow of a sunset over Old Sana.
At sunset time from the terrace of Old Sana Palace hotel I was captivated by the magic atmosphere of the place...
Yemen is a great place! Suddenly you fall upon in a Middle Age country with great atmosphere and Sana is one of my favourite capital. At night, walking on the narrow streets the windows peeping with alabaster colours, blue, yellow, green... it seems to walk inside a crib.
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Ladycat (287) 2006-01-13 14:14
Very nice contrast in colours.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-01-13 14:43
Hi Luca - the Algeria trip is not going to happen, but I am going to Yemen, Oman and the emirates instead in late Febrauary, I already have my tickets, I hope I get as lucky with the majestic skies, spectacular light and colours as you have here. Looking at this I can't wait to go, definitely goes into my favourites.
tityop (6225) 2006-01-13 14:46
Quelle lumière sur la ville alors que la montagne est plongée dans l'obscurité.
C'est tout simplement magnifique.
L'architecture est également exceptionelle,
Excellente photo !!
sebautourdumond (3108) 2006-01-13 14:49
Dramatic sky with amazing light are ingredients for a good photography. Composition is also great.
Framboisilla (5277) 2006-01-13 14:56
Nice light on this town which contrasts with the dark sky ! I like too the two palmtrees in the first plan...
rosaline (0) 2006-01-13 15:58
A great city scene and one that is very well lit. I like the shadows too, which give great depth. The sky is quite impressive too. A great composition.
sengir (4956) 2006-01-13 16:00
Yemen is definitely very high on my 'places to go list', your picture just assures me in this - very magical place, great light
RegisMinot (1541) 2006-01-14 4:06
This place is wonderful: the architecture seems so well preserved from modernism: everything seems to have been made in an artisanal way, and the light is splendid, with shadows projected on the houses.
tabora (0) 2006-01-15 12:59
Très bel endroit,la lumière du coucher de soleil s'arrete aux pieds des montagnes.
lucinka (9976) 2006-01-25 14:32
Luca, I have to admit that it never crossed my mind to visit Yemen, just till I saw this picture. It is truelly impressive place and it goes to my list of places to visit.
btw.. I've just noticed you are no part of my favourites, so I have to change it :)
quelquepart (810) 2006-02-18 9:44
Fantastic colours for a cloudy day. And the city is emphasised by the light being on the city, not the sky.
rahul__rahul__ (2250) 2006-08-23 16:08
nice picture, I like the colors and lighting in this, I want to go to Yemen some day... the architecture seems very nice
pongman (172) 2007-01-18 20:55
Hi Mistral, I heard a lot about Sana's beautiful architecture.. hope to visit this place once thanks for sharing
eversmile (11628) 2007-01-19 14:51
The sky looks a bit too artificial but the view on Sana'a is beautiful, specially with the soft light of the sunset. I am sure I would enjoy this city! This is one of the places that I ardently wish to visit in this world... Cheers for this photo. Regards, Marine
pascal-harbi (1005) 2007-07-04 6:33
Great point of view you found there! Light and dark sky combined to the white details of the citys buildings gives a very impressive ambiance to the photo, thanks for posting!
This is a place that fascinates me since a long time... But actually I heard that it is not the best moment to visit Yemen.
Do you have any updates on the place? have you been there recently since 1995?
- Copyright: Luca Belis (Mistral) (15402)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1995-04-23
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon F801, Nikkor 28-85 F 3.5-4.5
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Yemen Miffy O Places to go [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-01-13 14:09
- Favorites: 3 [view]