I was expecting that West Lake would go almost completely dark at night.
I was not surprised that West Lake in fact shows its peace and serenity when most of the banks are deserted.
In the night West Lake returns to her innocence from the day’s pomp and shows her peace, elegance and romance.
There are still people walking the banks and cyclists riding in the dark.
I wasn’t ready to take photos of the night scene of West Lake, so here is my only photo which shows the busier part of the West Lake with a tower (spire) in the distant background.
Hope you feel the peace too!
There are some beautiful photos posted here on night view of the Victoria Harbor or view from Victoria peak, they are fascinating.
However, the beautiful views are not confined to these areas.
The view of some of the industrial or residential areas at night can be fascinating too.
The first photo is a night view of the Kwun Tong area which is mainly for industrial purposes. The reflection in the sea is just enticing!
The second photo is a night view of the highways near to a residential area Choi Ying Set in Kowloon.
The highways just look like a golden dragon winding its way through in the night.
They are just magical!
The photos are supplied by my friend CP Chan.
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If I have to hand pick a few night time photos from my trip to Croatia, these are the three photos.
What a lovely view, with the iconic fortress, the seawalls and the vessels in the harbor, all lit up but still very tranquil and bewitching!
The night view on the Hvar island is just enchanting. The lights from the houses which rise up from the shore in terraces up the hills in the background, not to mention the boats and reflections in the harbor.
Split was lit up on this festival day of their city. The blue color of the church and adjacent buildings were the center of the night activities during that night of celebration. Perhaps, you may see some rays of fireworks too. Again, the harbor lights were just lovely.
These are my night impressions of the seaside of Croatia by night.
Please enjoy :-)
In my view, Hong Kong is one of the places which offers the most interesting view at night.
My posts have covered night views of Hong Kong island from the seaside promenades of Kowloon, from the sea side promenade in the Kai Tak area, night views in the Tsim Sha Tsui area and also the night market at Temple Street.
I would like to share more night views of Hong Kong and also other places oversea where I have visited.
Here are two images.
The first one shows the night view of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak on the island.
The picture was taken by my friend CP. It shows HK as a night beauty – it is indeed the Pearl of the Orient – or is it more than a pearl, but also a diamond with thousand lights emitting from the buildings.
The second image is slightly processed from the first one – I have added a blue tint to the photo, making it a bit mystical.
Hope you enjoy both :-)
I never knew the range of possible relationships between dogs and cats until I read this.
The following is extracted from Wikipedia on the range of their Relationships:
Dogs have a natural instinct to chase small prey that flee.
Most cats will flee from a dog, while others will take actions such as hissing, arching their backs and swiping at the dog.kk
If appropriately socialized, cats and dogs may have relationships that are not antagonistic, and dogs raised with cats may prefer the presence of cats to other dogs. Even cats and dogs that have gotten along together in the same household may revert to aggressive reactions due to external stimuli, illness or play that escalates.
Here is a photo showing Dor Dor and the cat that also lives on the fishing raft.
Afterall, they don’t seem to be antagonistic!
Some readers asked whether Dor Dor has any friends that are not human.
In fact, his life on the fishing raft can sometimes be quite lonely.
Apart from the toys he has, his only friend is this cat.
Incidentally, this cat looks quite like the black and white toy he used to have close by him when he is sleeping.
This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is Nighttime.
Here are 2 photos taken some two years ago in Bejing – the National Stadium also more widely known as the Bird’s Nest stadium on account of its look.
The stadium was illuminated with lights the colors of which changes with time.
Below is an introduction of the stadium from Wikipedia:
Located at the Olympic Green, the stadium cost US428 million. The design was awarded to a submission from the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron in April 2003 after a bidding process that included 13 final submissions. The design, which originated from the study of Chinese Ceramics, implemented steel beams in order to hide supports for the retractable roof; giving the stadium the appearance of a bird’s nest. Leading Chinese artist Ai WeiWei was the artistic consultant on the project
Here are three photos which show Dor Dor in action.
Many of my previous photos showed him more or less stationary.
Dor Dor, in fact, is quite playful.
The first one shows him with an apple in his mouth and running.
The second one shows he played around with a tennis ball.
The last one shows him having a toy in his mouth.
These are the more active side of Dor Dor.
Hope you like them :-)