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Summer solstice sunset silhouette at the Salish Sea : Second Beach, Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada - 21 Jun 2014, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: summer solstice sunset silhouette

On a beautiful warm sunny day on Canada’s West Coast, the first day of summer feels like the everybody in Vancouver shows up in parks and beaches. There are countless numbers of bicyclists; rollerbladers; people walking the Seawall; families, children giggling away, babies in strollers; people walking their dogs, and people on the beach to get their tan on. I’m glad my friend, Megan, was with me to watch this magnificent sunset.

Two additional summertime shots appear here and here.

What’s your favourite memory of summer? Please leave your comments below!

I made the photo above at Second Beach in Vancouver’s Stanley Park on the evening of 2014’s summer solstice (21 June). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com, and also appears on Travel Photo Thursday for Nancie McKinnon’s Budget Travelers Sandbox.

5 Responses to “Fotoeins Friday: summer solstice sunset silhouette”

  1. CrazyChineseFamily

    Summer solstice is a big event in Scandinavian countries. In Finland for example you have huge bonfires and Midsummer is a national holiday, actually the biggest holiday for most Finnish people.
    Sadly during the summer solstice I was in south Finland so I could not take any pictures depicting how bright everything is but here with my poor phone cam I managed this around 1am https://twitter.com/CraChineseFam/status/480469485888221184/photo/1
    Just 400km more north, were my parents are atm in their cottage it was much more bright during that time and I don’t even want to know how it is above the arctic circle

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    • fotoeins

      Hi! I’d always known summer is a big deal in Scandinavia, in a way that’s likely similar to the communities in the Canadian Arctic. It wasn’t until I visited Stockholm and København over summer solstice when I began to understood just how important summer is. I barely slept while I was in that part of the world for a couple of weeks, what with few hours of ‘true” nighttime darkness. Not that I was complaining. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and for your comment!

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    • CrazyChineseFamily

      The downside to it are the very long darkness during winter time. It is just depressing having just a few hours of day light in winter time even the more so if there is no snow

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