In honor of its theme for this week, I wanted to make it so that my Photo Hunt entry's balanced in presentation as well as filled with photos illustrating the concept of balanced -- hence my going with an even-numbered four (rather than, say, one or three); two on either side of the Photo Hunt banner. Even better, after selecting the photos, I realize that, taken together, they appear to be balanced in subject matter between man and nature (as well as are balanced between photos I took in Hong Kong and elsewhere).
For those who like to get more details for each photo:-
- The top most photo in this week's entry is of a pair of gargoyle-type fish sculptures on the main street of Himeji, a Japanese town that is home to a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage listed castle. Known as shashi, they can also be seen balanced on the roof tips of Himeji-jo (the castle) as they're talismans whose presence were believed to be able to help prevent fires.
- The second photo from the top is of a striking-looking bird I spotted balanced atop the line dividing up where it's safe versus less safe to swim out in Repulse Bay when I went to that southern part of Hong Kong Island for the Sculpture on Hong Kong Sea project one Sunday a couple of months ago.
- The third photo from the top is of a turtle (terrapin?) I saw balanced on a narrow part of a structure jutting into the waters of Wong Nai Chung Gap Reservoir while passing by Wong Nai Chung Gap Reservoir Park on the way to start a hike. (Wong Nai Chung Gap is where many wonderful hikes -- including ones leading to the Tai Tam reservoirs and Stanley -- can be accessed)
- And finally, the photo at the bottom is of two horsemen doing all manner of tricks while staying balanced on their steads at the same Korean Folk Village (in Yongin) whose colorful traditional marriage "re-enactors" I also featured in a previous Photo Hunt entry a few months back. :)