Captured in the Moment: 18 Sunsets from Riyadh’s Most Ordinary Places


For the past few years of being an overseas worker, I have learned to truly value the importance of sunset and the life lessons it taught me each time I marvel at its greatness and magic. Such that it is now known to not only inspire hope, happiness, travel, and even productivity but to cure nostalgia, boredom, or whatever that gives your chest an extra weight.

Who would dare resist its charm when it dances in front of you?

There is just something inherently calming and liberating about sitting on the beach or a cliff; gazing out the window; or standing on the veranda watching the golden orb of the sun falls yonder.

Sunset is my optical organs’ favorite food; it expands my soul to worshiping the Aura up there. It gives me perspective, wonder, time, romance, power, reassurance, and, most of all, awareness. And when darkness sets, I feel cleansed from the ripples of weariness and look forward to another day. I always call it a magical moment that all of us would love to partake in more often given the chance.

Sadly, many of us never take the time to appreciate this everyday gift that can be found and captured even in the most ordinary places. All it takes is someone or something to remind us of what we are missing.

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May this kind of view reminds us that we have a graceful relationship with nature. As we go on appreciating this transitory beauty of nature in the mundane, let us not forget our responsibility to nature: to take care of it. Nature is the one thing we all share and have a mutual interest in. Let us not throw things as if people are always ready to them pick up. Let us not forget to recycle. Let us not waste things like disposable plastic cups, plates, spoons and forks as well as paper cups, plates, and towels. Let us not ignore the importance of cooking your own food and growing your own food. And, let us minimize the use of plastic bags or avoid buying those in the stores whenever and wherever necessary. #storiesofthewanderingfeet #storiesofthewanderingfeetandmind #freegift #sunset #sky_hues #sky_captures #mundane #nature #riyadh #saudiarabia #iphoneography #shotoniphone #sunsetandthecity #svfsunsetquotes

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The increasingly fast-paced world may have let me passed some days without a moment with this kind of view (sunset), but it can never stop my optical organs' from longing for and reveling in its grandeur every once in a while. The perceptual vastness it evokes is undeniably overwhelming but what I like most about it is its power to make time seem to stand still. I am referring to that awareness of no matter how good or bad the day went, rushing is unnecessary—pausing is. #presentmomentawareness #storiesofthewanderingfeet #storiesofthewanderingfeetandmind #travelblogger #travelnotes #travel #riyadhlife #riyadhphoto #riyadhguide #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #naturespot #desert #desertview #iloveriyadh #ksa #reflections

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So again, let me remind you that if you catch a sunset, make sure you take advantage of it. Put your life on pause; meditate;  revel in the moment; and simply breathe. You deserved it!

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