Sunset Over the Hunsrück

Sunset Over the Hunsrück by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Goodbyes are always difficult, no matter how beautiful they are; a sadness tinged with the hope of the next sunrise. Gödenroth, in the Hunsrück Mountains of Germany. Spring 2017.

Worms Hbf

Fürstenpavillon, Worms, Germany by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The Fürstenpavillon, or Prince’s Pavilion; part of the Worms Hauptbahnhof, or main railway station. While the station is the third one built on the site, in 1903, the pavilion dates to earlier constructions from the 19th century. Germany, spring 2017.

The Wasserturm

Wasserturm, Mannheim, Germany by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Mannheim’s Water Tower, was completed in 1889 to feed the Friedrichplatz fountains that had been built in 1739, and had sat there, dry, for a hundred and fifty years. It’s designed in a mix of Roman monumental and neo-Baroque styles. Germany, spring 2017.

The Fernery

Fernery at the Hakgala Gardens, Sri Lanka by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
A fern frond greets the morning sun at the Hakgala Botanical Gardens, in Sri Lanka. Shot on assignment for Serendib, the inflight magazine of Sri Lankan Airlines, as part of my story, ‘The Nuwara Eliya Season in Spring, which runs in the April 2017 issue.

Tank & Temple #13

Tank & Temple #13 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Sunrise over the Basawankulama tank (or reservoir), with the Ruwanwelisaya in the distance. The Basawankulama, built in 400 BC by King Pandukabhaya is thought to be Sri Lanka’s oldest reservoir. The Ruwanwelisaya is relatively newer, built in 140 BC by King Dutugemunu. Shot on assignment for Serendib, the inflight magazine of SriLankan Airlines. My story, The First Kingdom of Lanka, ran in the February 2017 issue.

Burg Thrurant, Alken, Germany

Burg Thurant, Alken, Germany by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The 13th century Thurant Castle, in the Moselle Valley, Germany. Spring 2017. Much of the original buildings were destroyed in the 16th century War of the Palatine Succession, and were rebuilt and restored in the early 20th century. The castle was hit by a single American 155mm ‘Long Tom’ shell two days before the end of World War II.