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Sunset from the Quest Hotel

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From our room in Cebu City‘s Quest Hotel on December 18th we saw this good sunset.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

February 1, 2020 at 4:48 AM

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  1. The sky is an Impressionist painting.

    Michael Scandling

    February 1, 2020 at 7:54 AM

  2. This magnificent photo reminds me of the sunsets we had a few years ago when we had so many forest fires and the smoke created the most spectacular sunsets.

    Peter Klopp

    February 1, 2020 at 8:26 AM

  3. That is one gorgeous sky, Steve. Nice capture!

    Lavinia Ross

    February 1, 2020 at 9:12 AM

    • We’ve rarely stayed in a hotel with more than just three or four floors, so being up high in the Quest Hotel gave us a great vantage point to view this sunset.

      Steve Schwartzman

      February 1, 2020 at 9:18 AM

  4. Awesome, Steve. Thanks for the link to Cebu city!


    February 2, 2020 at 4:14 AM

    • Sure thing. The teacher in me provides lots of links to explanatory information. That’s especially important with a place like Cebu City, which few people outside the Philippines have ever heard of.

      Steve Schwartzman

      February 2, 2020 at 10:26 AM

  5. I haven’t missed the sunsets from my 3rd story balcony — until now. That sky is gorgeous; I’m glad you had such a show to enjoy and photograph. I don’t regret my move, but I am going to have to scout out some sunset/sunrise spots. We’ve been so cloudy for so long that any sun at all is a pleasure, let alone a colorful sunset like this.


    February 2, 2020 at 6:47 AM

    • That puts us in a similar bind. Where I live lacks clear views of sunsets (not that Austin gets a lot of good ones, anyhow), so I understand your quest for a good lookout. I do hope you find one soon.

      Steve Schwartzman

      February 2, 2020 at 10:55 AM

  6. That’s one to remember. Quite a spectacular sky.

    Steve Gingold

    February 2, 2020 at 1:25 PM

    • And remember it we will, along with Coron and Bohol and the Bojo River. It was the biggest dose of nature I’d ever had in the Philippines.

      Steve Schwartzman

      February 2, 2020 at 2:52 PM

  7. An effect of the Taal volcano?


    February 3, 2020 at 7:18 AM

    • No, because our trip ended before Taal’s recent eruption. In addition, Taal is over 300 miles north of Cebu City, so the atmosphere there probably wasn’t affected.

      Steve Schwartzman

      February 3, 2020 at 7:49 AM

      • Certainly you did not view the effect forward in time, though 300 miles north is not far enough to escape atmospheric effects.


        February 4, 2020 at 8:06 AM

        • I like the way you put it about viewing forward in time. As for space, I don’t know which way the winds blow between Taal and Cebu City.

          Steve Schwartzman

          February 4, 2020 at 8:10 AM

  8. Now that’s what I call a sunset … magic colours Steve!


    February 8, 2020 at 5:29 PM

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