We’ve been quite fortunate in life when it comes to sunsets in that we’ve somehow managed to see roughly 500 of them so far. Living in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, we are pretty much at the western most point of Long Island, not too far from a body of water, the Narrows, and as such, get a killer (unobstructed) view of the sun setting over Staten Island.
We’ve also had a job that gave us an office on Houston Street in Manhattan that overlooked the Hudson River, and that allowed for spectacular, Bob Ross type of sunsets to unfold before our eyes. Then, we were fortunate enough to work some 500 feet up in the sky of Long Island City, and had our desk facing west, which gave us a sometimes blinding view of the sun setting over Midtown Manhattan.
While 500 sunsets sounds like a crazy amount, it’s nowhere close to the 11,000 or so that we’ve missed. So, if you ever have some free moments in the evening, get on out, or to a window, and watch. It’s both humbling and refreshing. Plus, each one is different.