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Night Collection

"Embracing the Night: A mesmerizing blend of nature and city lights" In this captivating photograph

Background imageNight Collection: Little blue penguin (Eudyptula minor), two standing on rocks at night

Little blue penguin (Eudyptula minor), two standing on rocks at night, silhouetted against Melbourne city lights. St Kilda breakwater, Victoria, Australia. December 2016

Background imageNight Collection: VAN GOGH: STARRY NIGHT. The Starry Night. Oil on canvas by Vincent Van Gogh, 1889

VAN GOGH: STARRY NIGHT. The Starry Night. Oil on canvas by Vincent Van Gogh, 1889

Background imageNight Collection: Aurora Borealis over Sycamore Gap, Hadrians Wall, Northumberland, England

Aurora Borealis over Sycamore Gap, Hadrians Wall, Northumberland, England. February 2014

Background imageNight Collection: Queen of the Night by Marjorie Miller

Queen of the Night by Marjorie Miller
Moody colour illustration by Marjorie Miller showing woman clad in a diaphonous dress roaming moonlit forests with a savage-looking wolf-like dog

Background imageNight Collection: Piccadilly Circus by night, London. Date: 1960s

Piccadilly Circus by night, London. Date: 1960s

Background imageNight Collection: Shoeburyness Fisherman Hailing a Whitstable Hoy, aka The Pilot Boat, and The Red Cap

Shoeburyness Fisherman Hailing a Whitstable Hoy, aka The Pilot Boat, and The Red Cap, c1809 Artist: JMW Turner
Shoeburyness Fisherman Hailing a Whitstable Hoy, aka The Pilot Boat, and The Red Cap, c1809. Painting on display at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Background imageNight Collection: Anderton Boat Lift N000041

Anderton Boat Lift N000041
ANDERTON BOAT LIFT, Cheshire. Floodlit, night view of the boat lift from the west. It was built in 1875 to carry goods between the River Weaver and the Trent & Mersey Canal

Background imageNight Collection: Whisky Galore

Whisky Galore

Background imageNight Collection: Illustration of Rabbit Looking at the Moon, representing Chinese Year Of The Rabbit

Illustration of Rabbit Looking at the Moon, representing Chinese Year Of The Rabbit

Background imageNight Collection: Aerial view over downtown Reykjavik with ocean and mountain at back, Iceland

Aerial view over downtown Reykjavik with ocean and mountain at back, Iceland
Aerial view over downtown Reykjavik from the top of Hallgrimskirkja church with ocean and mountain at back, capital city of Iceland

Background imageNight Collection: Tees Transporter Bridge, Middlesbrough N100022

Tees Transporter Bridge, Middlesbrough N100022
TEES TRANSPORTER BRIDGE, Middlesbrough, Cleveland. General night view of the gondola bridge built across the River Tees in 1911

Background imageNight Collection: Jaco Pastorius, Odeon Hammersmith, London, 1976. Artist: Brian O Connor

Jaco Pastorius, Odeon Hammersmith, London, 1976. Artist: Brian O Connor
Jaco Pastorius, Odeon Hammersmith, London, 1976

Background imageNight Collection: Autumn Leaves, 1856, (c1915). Artist: John Everett Millais

Autumn Leaves, 1856, (c1915). Artist: John Everett Millais
Autumn Leaves, 1856, (c1915). The painting is held by the Manchester Art Gallery. From International Art: Past and Present by Alfred Yockney. [Virtue & Company, London, c1915]

Background imageNight Collection: Saturday Night at Sea

Saturday Night at Sea
Saturday night at sea - the seamen, off duty, listen as one of their number sings a stirring sea-shanty

Background imageNight Collection: Night View of Venice

Night View of Venice Venice. Date of Photograph:1960 ca

Background imageNight Collection: The Florence Cathedral at night

The Florence Cathedral at night Florence Duomo square. Date of Photograph:1931-1932

Background imageNight Collection: The Baptistery and a tram on the rails at night, Florence

The Baptistery and a tram on the rails at night, Florence Florence. Date of Photograph:1931-1932

Background imageNight Collection: Poster, Night Mail

Poster, Night Mail, quoting part of the poem by W H Auden written for and narrated in the documentary film of the same name (1936). circa 1930s

Background imageNight Collection: Roller Coaster, Blackpool Pleasure Beach N100540

Roller Coaster, Blackpool Pleasure Beach N100540
BLACKPOOL, Lancashire. Night view of the roller coaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Background imageNight Collection: St. James Park, Newcastle DP092267

St. James Park, Newcastle DP092267
ST JAMES PARK, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Home of Newcastle United Football Club. The stark lighting helps the stadium to stand out on the Newcastle skyline. Played on Tyne and Wear

Background imageNight Collection: Battersea Power Station a98_05903

Battersea Power Station a98_05903
BATTERSEA POWER STATION, London. View from the north bank of the River Thames at night. It was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1937 and was the largest brick building in europe

Background imageNight Collection: Gormley - Angel of the North DP059218

Gormley - Angel of the North DP059218
THE ANGEL OF THE NORTH, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. General view of Angel of the North by Anthony Gormley, lit at twilight. Photographed by James O. Davies in 2008

Background imageNight Collection: Beautiful Northern Lights aurora borealis borealisgreen Norway nature

Beautiful Northern Lights aurora borealis borealisgreen Norway nature
Very strong Northern Lights. Aurora borealis attract every year many tourists

Background imageNight Collection: Christmas Eve, c1915. Artist: Stanhope A Forbes

Christmas Eve, c1915. Artist: Stanhope A Forbes
Christmas Eve, c1915. From International Art: Past and Present by Alfred Yockney. [Virtue & Company, London, c1915]

Background imageNight Collection: Cinema Silhouette

Cinema Silhouette
A couple silhouetted against the bright neon lights of a Granada Cinema. Original Publication: Picture Post - 7045 - Usherette - unpub. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Getty Images)

Background imageNight Collection: Butlins - Skegness

Butlins - Skegness
Butlinland Skegness - Night Scene

Background imageNight Collection: Canary Wharf J060021

Canary Wharf J060021
CANARY WHARF, Docklands, London. The Canary Wharf business district. High rise buildings at night with lights reflected in the river Thames

Background imageNight Collection: Fairy Revels

Fairy Revels
Enchanting illustration showing fairies dancing in a ring underneath a toadstool while pixies, elves and sprites watch and hold lamps. c.1925

Background imageNight Collection: Singapore city skyline and Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Gardens

Singapore city skyline and Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Gardens
Night scene of the city skyline of Singapore showing the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest domes and Supertrees Grove in the Gardens by the Bay and the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Republic of Singapore

Background imageNight Collection: Melton Mowbray AA080820

Melton Mowbray AA080820
MELTON MOWBRAY, Leicestershire. A view at night of Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Just visible in the background is the tower of St Mary's Church

Background imageNight Collection: The Hoover Building J950085

The Hoover Building J950085
THE HOOVER BUILDING, Western Avenue, Perivale, London. Exterior view at night

Background imageNight Collection: Greece, Santorini, Oia. Sunset on coastal town

Greece, Santorini, Oia. Sunset on coastal town. Credit as: Jim Nilsen / Jaynes Gallery / DanitaDelimont.com

Background imageNight Collection: Northern Lights in the Trees

Northern Lights in the Trees
A forest provides the setting for a show of the Northern Lights in Winter

Background imageNight Collection: Hungary, Budapest, The Green donkey (Metaphysics), 1924

Hungary, Budapest, The Green donkey (Metaphysics), 1924
Sandor Bortnyik (1893-1976), The Green Donkey (Metaphysics), 1924

Background imageNight Collection: Tyne Bridges N080495

Tyne Bridges N080495
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE / GATESHEAD, Tyne and Wear. Twilight view up river towards the Swing Bridge, High Level Bridge and Tyne Bridge

Background imageNight Collection: Tyne Bridge at night N080496

Tyne Bridge at night N080496
TYNE BRIDGE, Newcastle upon Tyne / Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. Night view of the Tyne Bridge with The Sage music centre beyond

Background imageNight Collection: Big Ben and London Tram

Big Ben and London Tram
A wet evening at the Westminster Bridge end of the Victoria Embankment, with Big Ben showing the light which indicates that Parliament is sitting. Note also the tram

Background imageNight Collection: Granada Cinema, Tooting BB87_02905

Granada Cinema, Tooting BB87_02905
Granada Cinema, 50 - 60 Mitcham Road, Tooting Graveney, London. Exterior view at night. Photographed by John Maltby in the 1930s

Background imageNight Collection: Folly Ditch, Jacobs Island, (c1878). Creator: Unknown

Folly Ditch, Jacobs Island, (c1878). Creator: Unknown
Folly Ditch, Jacobs Island, (c1878). Jacobs Island, a notorious slum on the south bank of the River Thames in Bermondsey, London, was made famous in Charles Dickenss novel Oliver Twist

Background imageNight Collection: Robert Burns cottage, Alloway, South Ayrshire, Scotland

Robert Burns cottage, Alloway, South Ayrshire, Scotland, with sheep and cattle passing by. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageNight Collection: Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel

Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel
Burgh Island is a small tidal island on the coast of South Devon. There are several buildings on the island, the largest being the Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel

Background imageNight Collection: A galactic light show in spiral galaxy NGC 4258

A galactic light show in spiral galaxy NGC 4258, also known as M106, about 23 million light years away. This galaxy is famous, however

Background imageNight Collection: Long Live Estonia

Long Live Estonia! A patriotic postcard, featuring a female personification of the State of Estonia, waving the Estonian Flag before a night sky. Date: circa 1920

Background imageNight Collection: Perth City Night Skyline Reflected in the Swan River

Perth City Night Skyline Reflected in the Swan River
Perth City night skyline reflection in Swan river

Background imageNight Collection: Firefighters working at scene of pub fire, SE London

Firefighters working at scene of pub fire, SE London
Firefighters working at scene of pub fire, Eltham, SE London

Background imageNight Collection: STEAMBOAT RACE, 1870. The Great Mississippi Steamboat Race between the Robert E

STEAMBOAT RACE, 1870. The Great Mississippi Steamboat Race between the Robert E. Lee and the Natchez from New Orleans to St. Louis won by the Robert E

Background imageNight Collection: Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, Night

Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, Night
Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, 4. Night. In a narrow street leading to Charing Cross, with an equestrian statue of Charles I at the far end

Background imageNight Collection: The Royal Albert Hall K991017

The Royal Albert Hall K991017
THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL, London. View of the concert hall at night




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"Embracing the Night: A mesmerizing blend of nature and city lights" In this captivating photograph, two little blue penguins find solace on the rocks amidst the enchanting Melbourne city lights. Silhouetted against the vibrant skyline, these adorable creatures seem to have found their own haven in St Kilda breakwater, Victoria, Australia. This stunning image was captured in December 2016 as part of the COP26 Countdown Photo Competition 2021 Joint winner. Just like Marjorie Miller's famous painting "Queen of the Night, " where darkness meets beauty, these penguins stand tall under a starry sky. The Tees Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough adds an industrial touch to this nocturnal scene, symbolizing mankind's ability to create even during nighttime. As we delve deeper into the night, we encounter different forms of art and entertainment. The iconic poster for "Night Mail" reminds us of how communication thrives even when most are asleep. Meanwhile, Van Gogh's masterpiece "Starry Night" transports us to a dreamlike realm with its swirling celestial patterns. The Battersea Power Station stands majestically at nightfall; its imposing structure illuminated by artificial light creates an atmosphere that is both eerie and awe-inspiring. Similarly thrilling is Blackpool Pleasure Beach's roller coaster that offers adrenaline junkies a rush beneath twinkling stars. Moving away from man-made wonders, Antony Gormley's colossal sculpture - Angel of the North - watches over Newcastle at night with silent grace. Its presence evokes introspection and contemplation under moonlit skies. Across oceans lies Santorini's Oia town where sunsets paint coastal landscapes with fiery hues before giving way to velvety darkness. Greece embraces nights filled with romance and tranquility along its picturesque shores. Cinemas come alive after dusk as silhouettes gather for cinematic experiences that transport them beyond reality itself.