San Francisco & Napa Valley

The #Golden #Gate #Bridge with the #skyline of #SanFrancisco after sunset – watching the lights of the cars crossing the bridge and the #city lighting up in the background is a breathtaking view! This city stole my heart and I can’t wait to visit it again.

Andreas Steffelmaier Photography San Francisco after sunset

The alley leading up to the #Castello di #Amorosa in #Napa #Valley – just an hour north of #SanFrancisco, CA. Napa Valley is known for it’s stunning #landscape, beautiful #wineries and #castles. Watching this scenery is a welcoming escape from the hustle & bustle of the big cities.

Andreas Steffelmaier Photography Castello di Amorosa

Sunset at the Golden Gates

The #Sunset over the #Golden #State National recreation Area and #Muir #woods, just north of #SanFrancisco, CA – shot from #Hawk #Hill. You can get amazing views across the bay area from Hawk Hill, this one is just north of San Francisco, watching the sun setting and painting a beautiful picture full of colors!

Andreas Steffelmaier Photography Sunset over Muir Woods

Crossing the #Golden #Gates – with the Golden Gate Bridge as one of #SanFrancisco’s most famous landmarks, you can see where the #bridge got its name from. During #sunset the gates are immersed in the #warm #light of the sun, an amazing view for everyone crossing the bridge!

Andreas Steffelmaier Photography Crossing the Golden Gates

My second favorite city

Some photos from my second favorite city – The #Painted #Ladies in #SanFrancisco, CA. Those restored and #beautiful #colored Victorian houses are one of the best well known landmarks of San Francisco – you might recall them from several movies or shows like “Full House”.

Andreas Steffelmaier Photography Painted Ladies

The #GoldenGate #Bridge in #SanFrancisco, CA at night – with the #city in the background. San Francisco is an amazing city and so beautiful to watch when the sun sets, especially when you get a chance to take a clear picture with one of its most famous landmarks – the Golden Gate Bridge! I took this shot from #Hawk #Hill, which offers amazing views of the #Bay Area, definitely a place from which you have to watch the sunset when you’re around!

Andreas Steffelmaier Photography Golden Gate Bridge at night

Ancient Kyoto

The #Fushimi #Inari #Taisha #shrine in #Kyoto, #Japan is one of the oldest #shrines in Kyoto, dated 711 A.D. It’s better known for it’s #paths with hundreds of #traditional, #Japanese #gates – something one has to see when visiting Japan.

andreas steffelmaier photography fushimi inari shrine

#Kinkaku-ji – The #Temple of the #Golden #Pavilion in #Kyoto, #Japan is known as the most popular #Zen #Buddhist #temples in Japan. The temple is partly covered in pure #gold and is said to house #Buddha’s Ashes – due to its importance it is part of Kyoto’s #World #Heritage Site, a must-see when visiting Japan!

andreas steffelmaier photography kinkaku-ji