Saturday, August 30, 2008

Beautiful (This week's Photo Hunt theme)

As pretty much anyone who has checked out this blog knows, I love Hong Kong. A place that's full of energy and life, my experience also is of it being a place where beauty abounds -- and not solely in terms of Hong Kong Island's iconic skyline or Lantau's Big Buddha either. Although my photography often doesn't really do what I've photographed justice, I hope the three pictures I've chosen for this week's Photo Hunt entry will help give you some idea of what I mean.

And for those who would like a more concrete idea of what they're looking at, the above examples of pockets of eastern- and western-style along with natural beauty in Hong Kong respectively are of (from top down):-


Leslie said...

Wow! Your photos are so beautiful this week! :)

SASSY MOM said...

Beautiful scenery ... Also love HK. Thanks for sharing!

Criz Lai said...

The garden reminded me of a long lost garden in one of the run down buildings over here. In fact it has a swimming pool right in the middle. Beautiful!

sho said...

u r the first who offers an ethnic take to the theme! great choice! Thanks for your encouraging words on my site. Have a swell wk end!

Corey~living and loving said...

ooooo you chose some really beautiful shots. thanks for sharing.

happy weekend.

leslie said...

I've never been to Hong Kong, but from what I've heard, it challenges Vancouver for its stunning beauty.

YTSL said...

Hi Leslie --

Glad you think so! So want to do Hong Kong justice! :)

Hi sassy mom --

Yay re your also loving Hong Kong! :)

Hi Criz Lai --

You happen to know the name of the run down building? Please share if you do!

Hi Sho --

Am I really? Well, there's a lot of scope for variety in this week's Photo Hunt theme. So... and you're welcome re the encouraging comments on your blog: definitely meant them! :)

Hi Corey --

Coming from you (who spends so much time composing her photos!), your comments are a real compliment! Thanks! :)

Hi Leslie (in Vancouver) --

Vancouver is another very beautiful place... one that definitely rivals Hong Kong that way! (So maybe it's not a coincidence that so many Hong Kongers moved there around 1997!) :)

genny/entry here said...

wow you have a beautiful shots...

Gattina said...

Today it's difficult to comment, because the theme is already "beautiful", lol !
I would love to visit Hong Kong it must be a very interesting city and the landscape looks beautiful too !

eastcoastlife said...

I love visiting Hong Kong ... more for its food and shopping. I always spent a beautiful time there. oh... there are many beautiful ladies in Hong Kong.

Rambling Woods said...

I have never been there, so I am happy to see photos and your photos are beautiful..

jmb said...

Well you have been showing me how beautiful this place is for more than a year. Happy weekend, YTSL

Bengbeng said...

Hey, how r u? So glad to b visiting yr blog again :)

jams o donnell said...

Great shots. I particulary like the last one taken in the country park. Have a great weekend

Anonymous said...

I have just realised, belatedly perhaps, how varied concepts of beauty are. For instance I prefer your third picture and whilst I can relate to the first in an intellectual way, that is all.
Photowise they are, of course, excellent.

Liz said...

I love the curve of the buildings in the garden.

Dragonstar said...

These three photos are so different, and all so beautiful! You've excelled yourself!

Mar said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Yen said...

Those are such beautiful photos! Love the first one:)Drop by if you got a chance in my BEAUTIFUL here.

Hootin' Anni said...

I love the fountain photo!!

My beautiful bride photo is posted for this week. Happy Saturday to you. Stop by my blog if you have time....

pat said...

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful place.

Happy Weekend.

julie said...

Those are beautiful places :)

Mrs. Mecomber said...

Those photos are truly beautiful! No wonder you like Hong Kong.

I did Photo Hunt today, too. Please visit and leave your link!

YTSL said...

Hi Genny/entry here --

Thanks, glad you think so! :)

Hi Gattina --

Do visit Hong Kong some time. I know it's far from where you are but I think it'll be worth the journey. :)

Hi eastcoastlife --

Shopping? Aren't there enough shopping opportunities in Singapore?? ;b

Hi Rambling Woods --

Glad to be of service in showing you Hong Kong! :)

Hi jmb --

Glad you feel this way and thanks for your regular visits! :)

Hi bengbeng --

Am okay, thanks -- and welcome back after a long time away (unlike jmb!)! ;)

Hi jams o'donnell --

Thanks and hope you have a great weekend too! :)

Hi Aileni --

I think it figures that the third picture is more universal in its beauty since it's of nature. Interesting comments re the first photo -- FWIW, for me, it's not just the arch itself that's beautiful but also the blue sky with its white clouds and the juxtaposition of traditional and modern structures in the picture.

Hi Liz --

Am glad you do! :)

Hi Dragonstar --

Thanks, am happy that you like all three photos! :)

Hi Mar --

Thanks! :)

Hi Yen --

Seems like there are varied reactions to the first photo... and yeah, did drop by at your blog! :)

Hi Hootin' Anni --

Thought the beautiful bride would be of you but... ;)

Hi Pat --

Thanks for appreciating! :)

Hi Julie --

Thanks for thinking so! :)

Hi Mrs. Mecomber --

Glad you got a good idea from the photos re why I love -- not just like -- Hong Kong! :)

Carver said...

Great take on the theme. What an extraordinarily beautiful place and you took some wonderful shots.

ancient one said...

Hi.. it was so nice of you to come by and comment on my beautiful place. I came to see if you used the photo you said was so like mine.

You have three beautiful photos here. Enjoyed my visit.

susan at 2lives said...

My mom visited Hong Kong years ago and I still drool over the stunning pictures she took. It is so much more beautiful than what I am used to...

Snap2days said...

Lovely shots!!!

Nita said...

Nice choice of this week's theme! Have a great weekend!

God bless,

Anonymous said...

great photos nice choices :-)
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2lives said...

quite a beautiful place to visit and live, I think you shown so much beauty that is hong kong, it's easy to be amaze when looking at places even in photos


YTSL said...

Hi Carver --

Thanks. It helps to have great material to work with! :)

Hi Ancient One --

Sorry, haven't put up any photos from that particular place yet. Hope you'll visit when I finally do!

Hi Susan (@2Lives) --

You should visit Hong Kong some time yourself -- with your sizable photo-taking skills, bet you'd come up with lots of cool pics! :)

Hi Snap2Days --

Thanks! :)

Hi Nita --

Thanks and hope you're having a good weekend too. :)

Hi gaj38 --

Did go visit and it looks like you and I both find beauty in nature. :)

Hi Lissa (@2lives) --

Am happy to be able to show the beauty in Hong Kong. To be honest, many of the things I choose to photograph, I do because I find them "interesting" but it's nice to find them being judged as beautiful too. :)

Nita said...

Nope, they were taken in the same camera. I just apply some effects on the last picture :)

YTSL said...

Hi again Nita --

Amazing how the same camera can produce such different type of pics. (And if anyone wonders about our conversation, it's about pics on her Beautiful entry ;b)

JO said...

lovely places!

here's mine. thanks.

YTSL said...

Hi Jo --

Thanks -- and yes, I did pay a return visit to your blog. :)

A. said...

Better late than never:) I'm still trying to catch up.

Those really are beautiful shots. I especially like the last. Is that a path going up the hill? People walk up it? It looks very steep.

YTSL said...

Hi a. --

Better late than never re visiting and commenting! And yes, that really is a path up that hill that people really do hike up!! :b