Sunrise at St Andrews


St Andrews, home of golf but most definitely a whole lot more than golf. History, ancient buildings, great coastline and welcoming people. Yesterday morning though I got up early for a different treat too – a lovely sunrise:

Many have seen the sun set in the final gripping moments of the British Open at the 18th green, but to see the sun rise up behind the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse first thing from the fairway made for a peaceful and impressive feeling.


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39 Responses to “Sunrise at St Andrews”

  1. Deborah Lee
    May 2, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    Absolutely stunning!! Very peaceful and idyllic images …

    • Paul Steele
      May 2, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

      Thx Deborah, was really worth getting up early for and in such a wonderful town too

  2. Cindy Vriend
    May 2, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

    Isn’t it the best way to start the day? These photos are absolutely gorgeous…. and perfectly reflect my fav time of the day!!

  3. Linz
    May 2, 2011 at 1:05 pm #

    That’s Beauty right there!!
    Great photo’s & a wonderful sight to start the day…..

  4. Joyce Cherrier
    May 2, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

    Gorgeous pics Paul. What a beautiful start to your day!

    • Paul Steele
      May 2, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

      It really was Joyce, a great place to see sunrise, thx

  5. Laur @ The Mad To Live
    May 2, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    Absolutely breathtaking! I’ve always been more of a Sunset person, but this is swaying me hehe :)

    • Paul Steele
      May 3, 2011 at 6:43 am #

      Thx very much Laur, try it, get up early and see the difference :)

  6. John Williams
    May 5, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    I guess with the sea to the East of St Andrews, a sunset over the sea is going to be difficult. What did the day turn out like? Red skies in the morning can be a warning of rain.

    • Paul Steele
      May 6, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

      Hi John, It was actually a great day, sun all day. cheers

  7. Kendal Cottages
    May 5, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

    Yes, lovely shots. Heading to Scotland later this month and again in July so I hope I manage to enjoy some similar treats. :)

    • Paul Steele
      May 6, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

      Thank you, yes, it is a wonderful part of the world. Enjoy :)

  8. santafetraveler
    May 7, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

    What a wonderful progression of shots. I don’t usually get to see the sun rise.

    • Paul Steele
      May 8, 2011 at 9:31 am #

      Thank you, Yes I must admit in the hills I live in it is a rare sight. Joys of travel :)

  9. Ciki
    May 8, 2011 at 1:44 am #

    Totally gorgeous. The only thing I like more than sunrises, are sunsets, only because it is harder to catch the sunrise:)

    • Paul Steele
      May 8, 2011 at 9:31 am #

      Thanks Ciki

  10. Zoë Dawes
    May 29, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    Lovely way to start the day ;-)

    • Paul Steele
      June 4, 2011 at 8:22 am #

      Thanks Zoe, yes it truly was

  11. Aurora Elig
    May 29, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

    Absolutely gorgeous. Wow. I just love the colours. I cannot wait to one day be back in Scotland!

    • Paul Steele
      June 4, 2011 at 8:24 am #

      Thank you, Always a great visit isn’t it?

  12. Flory
    May 29, 2011 at 10:29 pm #

    great shots :)

    • Paul Steele
      June 4, 2011 at 8:23 am #

      thanks very much

  13. Micamyx|Senyorita
    June 21, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    Love the photos, Paul :D

  14. Abigail Rogers
    June 21, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

    Gorgeous photos! Isn’t amazing how captivating a burning ball in the sky can be? You can find some more beautiful sunset images here:

    Thanks for posting!

    • Paul Steele
      July 21, 2011 at 10:02 am #

      Thank you and great link

  15. Chelsea Charles
    August 1, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    Fabulous pictures – just back from St Andrews and was amazed at the sunsets. Lovely to see the other side too. Congrats!

  16. Toni Aull
    August 2, 2011 at 2:10 am #

    Glorious Setting and Scenery…Thanks for sharing!!

  17. Vicky Picks
    September 27, 2011 at 4:20 pm #

    Stunning. I’m a sucker for sunrises and sunsets, especially over the sea.

    • Paul Steele
      September 28, 2011 at 8:02 am #

      Thanks Vicky, Yes I must truly admit I am always in search of one :)

  18. April
    January 6, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    Just what I want to see when I close my eyes and even better if there is another when I open them. Beautiful!

  19. Randall St. Germain
    January 18, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    Wow, excellent photos Paul. Sunsets are very special.

  20. Upendra Sarup
    February 17, 2012 at 9:37 am #

    Brilliant….absolutely beautiful….one must be there to simply drink in the beauty of a sunrise as glorious as this….imagine an equally beautiful day ahead and one cannot ask for anything more…


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