Beautiful Nighttime Photos
There’s a special energy that emanates from Hong Kong at night—and even residents like Ariel Lee can’t help feeling inspired. She recently posted a dreamy nighttime photo to her Instagram account, gushing, “So lucky to call this place home.”
She also used the hashtag #TLPicks, responding to our call for followers on Instagram and Twitter to submit photos of nightscapes. Urban scenes like Lee’s Hong Kong shot dominated, although our favorites also include an image that captures the hushed last gasp of sunset in Andalusia, Spain, and another with stars twinkling above the Serengeti.
While most sightseeing happens by day, these photos highlight how a destination reveals another side of its personality after dark. (Don’t worry, the City of Light is still filled with a magical glow after the sun goes down.) You’ll also notice the increasing ability for travelers to make their mark on a place, by using Instagram filters and editing applications to tweak their shots.
So put on your night-vision goggles for a photo tour of images from around the globe.
So lucky to call this place home #citylights
Eiffel Tower at night.
Breathtakingly beautiful #SheikhZayedGrandMosque #ArabianNights
Not trying to be dramatic, but #Spain #Andalusia #skyline #clouds #sunset
Tokyo…Down the rabbit hole. #brightlightsbigcity
New York City
NYC in sunset
I camped in one of these tents at Prince Charles campsite in the Serengeti. At night the stars lit up the sky and you could see hyenas and elephants. The sounds of the lions roaring echoed across the campsite. #Tanzania
Sunset in #Dubai #burjkhalifa #grandhyatt #emirates
Edificio Metropolis a noche. #wanderlust #seetheworld
Pictured: Rue de Rivoli
Standing on the Cambridge side of the Charles River and looking out at Boston.
Part of me lives in this gorgeous town forever.
A night shot inside the historic city of Split, Croatia. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any more beautiful.
It’s 1am in St. Petersburg, #Russia…and this is the view from #SeabournSojourn
Obligatory shot of the #spaceneedle in #Seattle
One of our most memorable trips #SydneyOperaHouse lights up as we stare in awe. What a beautiful sight at night!
See my city J Rotterdam/ Holland
Parallels on the piazza. #Duomo #cobblestone
A shot of Singapore from the world’s highest bar.
Santorini at night. Nothing but magic.
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