February 26, 2016 by Stephen Bentley
FavFotoFriday: Wonderful World
Wonderful World sounds like a cue for a song! Wrong!
It’s the cue for this week’s theme in #FavFotoFriday inspired by my blogging friend Sandy of Scribbles and Musings.
As Sandy has pointed out to me, I am fortunate enough to have traveled fairly extensively and visited some wonderful countries and places.
It’s difficult for me to select a favorite place or even favorite places as I have marveled at so many in my travels. Each is unique.
I am forcing myself to limit it to two choices although it could have been twenty, forty or more!
Wonderful World Choice One
… has to be Hong Kong especially the harbor. It’s a hive of activity with the ferry boats and all kinds of craft large and small on view. I had a sense of belonging there, a kind of deja vu though I had not previously visited there. I think I may be a sucker for ports and harbors, having been brought up in Liverpool in the days when it was a thriving port.
Indeed, some of the Hong Kong ferries used to ply their trade across the River Mersey in Liverpool. Ferry Across the Mersey? A cue for another song?
Why do I like this shot? Hopefully, for the same reasons as you! It is chock full of atmosphere. I can feel the humid night air as I gaze at the photo. Do you?
The laser show adds to the vibe as do the ferries moored at the landing stage on the left. Victoria Peak can be seen in the right background.
Wonderful World Choice Two
… has to be San Francisco Harbor.
This shot taken from close to Pier 39 shows the formidable Alcatraz prison in a fog-shrouded ‘Frisco Bay. I like the city and its food. A short stroll from Pier 39 is Fishermans Wharf, a seafood lovers heaven.
Where are your favorite places in this wonderful world?
So, I said to myself, what a wonderful world! – Satchmo
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