Weekly Photo Challenge: (Boats) On the Move

Can’t imagine what cities along the coast or river would be like if there is no water transport.

Always amazed at the sight of boats (of whatever kind) moving passengers and cargos so swiftly between destinations.

Here is my collection of photos of boats moving in scenic places and  cities.

I like the contrast between the movements of the boats  against the stationary background.DSCF0909

Dubrovnik is a city by the Adriatic; I like the view of lone boats against the beautiful background of the island fortress.DSCF0748

…………… or just the view of a small boat  speeding out to the sea against a hillside of terracotta roof.DSCF0233

Caught this image of a jetfoil speeding along the Danube, the waves generated at the stern is quite a sight.026

A boat passing by with the backdrop of New York City . . .  . a tranquil moment which you can watch from the bench on Ellis Island.DSCF2015

The Star Ferry in Hong Kong is a main mode of passenger transport between Kowloon and the Island before the cross harbor tunnels were built. When time allows, I prefer travel on the ferry instead of crossing via tunnels.DSCF2017

Another ferry sailing along the harbor with the skyline of the HK island behind.CIMG0367

Water taxi speeding along the river with the temple as backdrop in Bangkok, Thailand.CIMG0580

Last, but not the least, boats in the Bosporus, Turkey against Istanbul’s skyline in sunset.

These photos lead me to the lyrics:

Sail your ship across the water,
Spread your wings across the sky
Take the time to see
You’re the one who holds the key,
Or sailing ships will pass,
Sailing ships will pass you,
Sailing ships will pass you by…



30 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: (Boats) On the Move

  1. HI Michael,
    Both my husband and I come from sea faring families. So your pictures are very thought provoking. How are these places going to fare if the sea level rises?

  2. Gorgeous photos. I’ve been missing from the blog world for a long time. But it’s good to see your wonderful photos again!

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