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'A Dip at Dusk', Australia, Darwin, Mindrel Beach, Sunset | by WanderingtheWorld (
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'A Dip at Dusk', Australia, Darwin, Mindrel Beach, Sunset

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Below is an excerpt from my travel blog. Cheers.


When you're traveling, a night like this isn't uncommon. There's always something new and interesting awaiting you every day. I always tell people the best part of seeing the world is waking up and never knowing what you're going to do, where you're going to go or who you're going to meet. Like an ocean current, traveling picks you up and where it'll drop you off is always impossible to know.


This photo was taken on Mindrel Beach, in the Northern Australian city of Darwin. Never would I have expected this city to have such a spectacular sunset. I flew into this remote city knowing no one. I walked down main street after taking a bus into the center of the city and came across a quaint little hostel with a pool in front. Darwin is a hot city (actually located very close to the equator) and the cool relief from a pool looked great. At the hostel, I met a great group of Swedish people. Most had just graduated college and were working seasonal work for extended periods of time. Klara and Agnes (shown here) convinced me to come with them to the beach one night. After capturing the sunset, I decided I had snapped enough photos and it was time for me to jump in as well. Apparently, the camera's timer was still on and it caught me running in after these two.


On a side note, my cousin sent me this link a while back about the abandoned city hall subway stop in New York City. Apparently, this downtown splendor exists in near perfect condition and by the look of the photos it really reminds me how New York once was in the early 20th century. The article can be seen

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Taken on May 26, 2010