Saturday, October 6, 2007

Curvy (This week's Photo Hunt theme)





This past Monday, I went on a wonderful hike on Hong Kong Island that took me from Wong Nan Chung Gap up to Violet Hill before ending at the edge of the Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir and provided me with terrific scenic views (two photographic examples of which can be found here). For the most part, what caught my eye during the hike were natural rather than man-made.

However, as we came to a part of the trail that presented a view of Repulse Bay and its surroundings, my attention was taken by a building that had me having a major "Eureka!" moment with regards to having found the perfect subject matter for this week's Photo Hunt. After all, it's not every day that one sees a building that's curvy in the way that the most foregrounded structure in the above photographs is, don't you think? ;b

Some additional notes about the photos: Firstly, they're taken from various elevations and I included the second one in this entry because I think it gives a better idea of how beautiful the seaview from Repulse Bay is. Secondly, one reason I kept clicking away at the same subject was that it was really windy up there on the high ground that I was hiking on and I feared that my hands were shaking so much that I wouldn't get good shots of what I was aiming to take. But after seeing the result, have to say that I'm pretty happy with both of them -- as I am with a lot of other photos I took on the hike and plan to put up on this blog to share before too long... :)

27 comments:

Andrée said...

At first I thought it was bending in the wind but when I saw it large I realized how it was built. It's an unusual building. That is a beautiful area.

Chen said...

That building with curvy infrastructure is unique. This is the first time i see such a building :)

Michele said...

Neat. I've never seen something like that before. Fits this theme perfectly.

Jhoaniquing said...

nice curves you've got there..happy weekend!

AniqueAnik said...

great take on this weekend theme..happy weekend!
mine is up as well.

A. said...

It's such an unusual building. At first sight it looks as though it's falling over. Lucky you to have a eureka moment - I don't find they happen too often :)

gwapasila said...

oh, neat building and it curved too,

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Dragonheart said...

Great photos! That building is not only curvy, but unique as well. Nice choice for this week's Hunt. :)

My curvy photos.

Carver said...

Those are wonderful shots and great for the curvy theme.

YTSL said...

Hi Andree --

Teeheehee at your "bending in the wind" thought and agree that Repulse Bay is a beautiful area! :)

Hi Chen and Michelle --

...so it's not just me who thinks that building looks pretty unique! :)

Hi Jhoaniquing --

Thanks for the compliments (which some might take in other ways!). Hope you have a happy weekend too! ;b

Hi aniquanik --

Thanks and yep, I've gone and visited! :)

Hi a. --

It's not like I have too many Eureka moments either...and I think this may well have been the first to happen on a mountain/hill-top to boot! ;b

Hi gwapasila --

Re the link exchange: Thanks for the suggestion but I think we ought to visit each other's blogs more times before we decide on something like that.

Hi dragonheart --

Thanks for the compliment -- and for visiting once again! :)

Hi Carver --

Thanks and am glad that people seem to be enjoying checking out my photos this week! :)

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Beautiful indeed and thanks for sharing.

pelfy said...

WHOA! That's very unique (= Sometimes I wonder why some architects can be sooooo creative (= Thanks for sharing and have fun (=

Willow said...

Really like the curvy tower. Something different and still attractive.

Shabem said...

Wow those are really curvy.
Great one!

Bengbeng said...

i didnt realize Hong Kong can be so beautiful..most of the time when we see HK movies, it is all built up areas

CRIZ LAI said...

Cool building. Must be one of its kind in Hong Kong. Love the scenery too. Happy Weekend :)

jmb said...

How wonderful that you found that for us. Very unusual. Perfect for the theme.YTSL

lissa said...

It looked a little wobbly at first but a closer look. I wonder what the walls shape like inside. Wonderful pick for photohunt.

jams o donnell said...

What a nice looking building. I really like it. Happy weekend

Anonymous said...

You mean, it's not CGI ;)? Intriguing, indeed very apt in light of the theme, and at the same time goes rather against intuition... Something of a counterweight might alleviate the feeling of unease regarding applied physics, but, as a. pointed out, "...I'm waiting for the Big Crashing Noise... " is also an honest impression :).

- NK

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Wow,.. what amazing photos, so beautiful a view from up there. Great job and have a good weekend.

tegdirb92 said...

Wow, that is beautiful!!

YTSL said...

Hi SnoopytheGoon --

You're welcome, and thanks for visiting in return! :)

Hi Pelfy --

As you may have noticed if you regularly visit my blog, I've latterly come to really appreciate lots of architectural works. Maybe, in another life, I'll become an architect! :)

Hi Willow --

The moral of the story: different doesn't have to be bad... ;b

Hi Shabem and jmb --

Thanks! :)

Hi Bengbeng --

Yes, Hong Kong indeed can be very beautiful and most definitely is not completely filled with built up areas. :)

Hi Criz Lai --

Thanks for appreciating the scenery along with the building in question! :)

Hi Lissa --

Alas, am not sure when I'll ever get the chance to venture inside that building. So you'll have to find someone else to tell you what its walls look like inside... ;S

Hi jams o'donnell --

Happy weekend to you too! :)

Hi NK --

Heheheheh re your comments and reaction to the photo! :D

Hi Kissedalotatoads --

Yeah, really did get beautiful views from where I was! :)

Hi tegdirb92 --

Agreed! :)

ashleystravel said...

Cool curves. I might be a little scared to be in that building though. :)

Whirlwind said...

Beautiful.

Paulie said...

Very unique entry.

YTSL said...

Hi ashleytravel --

Teeheehee and somehow, I don't think you're the only one in feeling the way that you do about that building! ;b

Hi whirlwind --

Thanks, and BTW, are you a Photo Hunter? If so, I'm sorry but I couldn't find your Photo Hunter blog!

Hi Paulie --

So sorry to learn -- from visiting your blog -- that you're quitting Photo Hunters and hope that you'll continue to visit here just the same.