Valencia, an old Spanish seaside city holds a deep history dating back to Roman times like many cities in Spain. Then towards the end of the last century it aimed to create a city for the future too. The Mediterranean based city, so close to Barcelona (an easy Spanish road trip) decided to transform it’s international image and developed a City of Arts and Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias).
One evening before ordering my daily dose of the local Paella (the famous seafood rice dice originated in Valencia) I noticed the sky turning colors and decided to return to the City of Arts and Sciences to view the sunset sky against the backdrop of its futuristic architecture. I searched for a vantage point and eventually stopped a few meters from El Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe, the interactive science museum.
Outside I watched life pass by as the sun dipped. Children played, parents and grandparents conversed while the younger professionals types started exercising by running and biking (and flirting).
Yes, before I tasted the past of Valencia in its Paella and as I marveled at the future world I simply enjoyed the present. Yes, a present indeed. I stood there and enjoyed another sunset of Spain and found the place to watch the sunset in Valencia.
Happy Sunset Sunday.
Unexpected Magic at Sunset
This image was selected for the 2016 Sunset Calendar. The sunset is a chance to be present, in a way, I believe its magic is a gift every day. On my trip through Spain, my time touring (and eating my way through) Valencia reminded me of the past and the future… it rmeinded me of past sunsets and excited me for future sunsets too. We are all here (earth) for a short time and the sunset is a daily reminder to be present and enjoy the magic of it all.
Stay Adventurous, Craig