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Photo Journal/Travel Theme: Night

If I am not mistaken, this is the second time that I am joining the travel theme as hosted by Ailsa from Where’s My Backpack? This week, the theme is Night. Since my husband has been taking loads of photos from our stay here in Las Vegas, here are a few night photos from Sin City, as post-processed by me.

Las Vegas at Night

“Down there the nights are bright and nobody believes in the Devil.” 
― Cornelia Funke, Inkheart

“This is night, Diddykins. That’s what we call it when it goes all dark like this. ” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“The darker the night, the brighter the stars, 
The deeper the grief, the closer is God!” 
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

“I love the silent hour of night, for blissful dreams may then arise, revealing to my charmed sight what may not bless my waking eyes.” 
― Anne Brontë, Best Poems of the Brontë 

Stratosphere. Tallest building in Las Vegas.
“Night falls. Or has fallen. Why is it that night falls, instead of rising, like the dawn? Yet if you look east, at sunset, you can see night rising, not falling; darkness lifting into the sky, up from the horizon, like a black sun behind cloud cover. Like smoke from an unseen fire, a line of fire just below the horizon, brushfire or a burning city. Maybe night falls because it’s heavy, a thick curtain pulled up over the eyes. Wool blanket.” 
― Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

“And the night shall be filled with music, 
And the cares, that infest the day,
Shall fold their tents like the Arabs,
and silently steal away.” 
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

8 comments on “Photo Journal/Travel Theme: Night

  1. Love it, Myra! Really great shots, and the quotes are brilliantly chosen too – but of course, I wouldn’t expect anything less from gatheringbooks. The only one I didn’t know was the Inkheart one – putting that on my reading list now after reading that quote! Hope you’re having fun in Sin City. xxx

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  2. I like:
    “And the night shall be filled with music,
    And the cares, that infest the day,
    Shall fold their tents like the Arabs,
    and silently steal away.”
    ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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  3. LOVE IT!!!!!

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  4. Great energetic shots!!

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  5. This is a very interesting photo essay. I love the combination of photographs and quotes. The Inkheart quote is priceless. Hope the heat is not too bad!

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  6. The city that never sleeps. Vegas is a fun place to go . These photos reminded me of how much I love going there. Thanks ….

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  7. great selection of quotes and images for the city that never sleeps

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