art, cityscape, culture, night, photography, urban

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 216: “Urban Environments”

Today, Sofia invites us to share images showing urban environments. After pausing the last two weeks because of a vacation, I’m on board again to participate in Lens-Artists weekly photo challenge.

You know, I’m much more interested in nature and wildlife than in cities. Being in a city is generally more of a necessary evil than doing it voluntarily. But, every now and then, I’m also in a town with my camera.

You can see, even from a photographer’s point of view, there are a lot of opportunities to switch your camera on and take an image.



City lights




Public transportation: suspension train station


Public transportation: bus station


gas station and the automobiles


more city lights


much more city lights


pittoresqe old buildings


narrow street canyons


pittoresque old towns


thousands of people stuffed in overcrowded places


amazing views


lights in the nights


modern architecture for public transportation: tram station




illuminated architecture and buildings of interest


people rushing through the streets


Maybe, I was able to inspire you to go out in your city or town with your camera. When back, you can publish your images on your blog and set a link to Sofia’s inspirations post. Don’t forget to tag it with the tag LENS-ARTIST, so that we can find it.

Take care!


10 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 216: “Urban Environments””

  1. Well for a guy who doesn’t love cities Andre you have some marvelous images of them! I love the night shots especially. we really get to see their grandeur without the chaos!

    1. You’re right, Tina. The night covers a bit of noise, hectic, and chaos. Especially during the Blue Hour the lights are very nice. Unfortunately, this special time of the day is so short. During the days, cities are usually crowded, loud, hot, and stinky. And, when finding an interesting spot, definitely either parking cars, lorries, vending vans, or countless tourists standing in front of it.

  2. A necessary evil but with some pretty awesome photos as a result…! They are all exceptional, Andre but I have to say the church one really caught my eye and imagination, that is a wonderful building and your composition is spot on.

    1. Thank you so much, Sofia. I guess you’re talking about Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavik. Icelandic churches are very unique and really awesome. They are outstanding!

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