Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Watery Wednesday - San Francisco & Hong Kong


The Golden Gate Bridge & SF Bay taken from China Beach



Same as above view taken with zoom lens



The Star Ferry on Victoria Harbor Hong Kong - taken in March 2008



Victoria Harbor Hong Kong at Sunset taken March 2008


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44 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful watery views. I really like the last photo of Victoria Harbor at sunset, it is gorgeous.

DK Miller said...

Beautiful shots! Have a lovely Wednesday!

Icy BC said...

Gorgeous photos of San Francisco, and the view is stunning, Jo!

jenniferw said...

Those are gorgeous, Joanne. I especially like your Hong Kong sunset!

rainfield61 said...

This is a set of beautiful watery pictures.

RNSANE said...

Two places that I love! It's been far too long since I've been to Hong Kong...I need another trip there!

Dani said...

lovely shots. like bridge photos.

Happy Wednesday!

Irene said...

Great Watery shots! Thanks for visiting :o)

Lindy MacDuff said...

Each one is a gorgeous view!

Denise said...

Wonderful photos, two very beautiful city. I was in San Francisco last year and took shots from the other side. I'll have to head for China Beach next time to get this different perspective. I have never been to Hong Kong though my husband has way back when. He has always said he would like to take me there one day.

Thanks for stopping by :)

An English Girl Rambles

Khim said...

Hongkong! the place were I been for seven yrs...just love the sunset....you make me miss thsi place...heheheh!

nice shots...

NatureFootstep said...

the last photo is my favourite today. :)

hip chick said...

Beautiful places both of them.

mARTy said...

have been there- really great view! it´s a impressing bridge..

Ann said...

Great watery photos. Have a wonderful day

Dharma Shots said...

Wow, what a majestic beauty...thanks for showing Joanne!

maiaT said...

Beautiful series of photos and wondeful places.

goosh said...

Love your photos, especially San Fransisco. I have lots of wonderful memories from my visits there.

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Love the last shot - stunning!

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous views of the Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco is a very pretty city! Great photos!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Squirrel, It was gorgeous there. Their sunsets in Hong Kong are spectacular.

Diane, thanks and to you as well.

Thank you so much, Icy.

jennifer, thanks, those sunsets in HK are just gorgeous, like none I've ever seen.

Rainfield, thank you :)

Carmen, same here and so do I.

Dani and Irene, thanks so much.

Lindy, thanks very much for visiting.

Denise, you would love Hong Kong. The view along Victoria Harbor is just out of this world. There's nothing like it.

Khim, I miss it too, I want to go back, it is my home away from home.

hipchick, yes and thank you so much.

Nature footstep, It is one of my favorites too.

marty, yes and thanks so much

Ann, Thanks and you too.

Dharma, :) thank you for stopping by.

maia, thanks so much for your visit. I always enjoy having you here.

goosh, that is always good to hear and thank you.

Jennifer, thanks so much

eileen, Thanks so much for the kind words.

AVCr8teur said...

Two picturesque cities by the bay. We've talked about visiting HK again. Maybe next year...

Cindy said...

Very interesting photos, I have never been to San Fransisco or Hong Kong. I love seeing photos of places that I have never been to.
Thanks for visiting me today, I appreciate it!
Hugs, Cindy S

Kass said...

I love the colors in the clouds.

Pam said...

They are all wonderful watery views. Your photography is beautiful. I always enjoy seeing the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge.

paisleysandsugar said...

I miss San Francisco! I'm in a rut here in Sydney now. The weather is horrible. Its such a sucky time to be on holiday. I'm glad you're getting nice shots all the way there!

☺lani☺ said...

Star Ferry in Hongkong, the 5th Top City Boat according to National Geographic - Journeys of a Lifetime.
Great shots!

Diane AZ said...

Lovely images, amazing views and colors and so much water!

cats of wildcat woods said...

Lovely shots - water adds so much to a city - makes me miss the coast!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Karen, I absolutely fell in love with HK. I have to get back there again, and soon.

Cindy, I'm glad you liked the photos and I enjoyed visiting your blog. Thanks

Kass, they are pretty aren't they, thank you.

Pam, yes, you can't go wrong taking a shot of the bridge, it always looks good, even shrouded in fog. Thank you for visiting.

paisely, Oh thank you but I would love to be where you are :) I've never been there.

Diane, Yes there is alot of water, both places :) Thank you.

lani, thank you and in my opinion the Star Ferry should be #1. :)

George said...

I've been to Hong Kong and have been on the Star Ferry. Thanks for the memories.
I have never been to San Francisco, but your photos make me want to go. The photos are gorgeous.

Linnea W said...

Wonderful views of two of the world's most beautiful sights! Could you imagine living in that house overlooking China Beach!!

Ebie said...

Beautiful HK skylines! Gee! It has been a while since I visited Hong Kong. Wonderful memories, and thanks for sharing.

Lucka said...

Georgeous views, especially the first end the last.

Serline said...

Pity about the almost constant haze; Hong Kong is very charming in many aspects...

Luckaa said...

Beautiful, great, I love it.

eden said...

Such lovely captures of beautiful cities. And my favourites are the second and the last photos. Thank you for sharing.

earthtoholly said...

Beautiful pics, Joanne. I really want to return to San Francisco and walk the bridge again. Pretty Hong Kong photos, too.

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

Hong Kong is such a beautiful place. I just love the harbour views.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I never know if I'd rather look at pictures of places we've been or places we haven't. Your lovely post covered both bases! Enjoyed it all.

veredit said...

the last photo is my favourite today. :) but all of your places are so beautiful - I wish, I could see them with my own eyes ...

I wish you all the best for your new haiku-book!! it looks really beautiful.

have a wonderful weekend,

isabella

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful photos! I like the last one with the dramatic sky.
Have a nice evening:-)

Ratty said...

These pictures are great. I like bridges of all kinds. The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the best. This makes me wish there was a good place to get pictures of our Ambassador Bridge here.

*MrsMartinez* said...

Been to both places! I love both and can't choose one over the other. Maybe that's your sentiment too!
xoxo