Weekly Photo Challenge: Connected ( by Ferries)

I like travelling on ferries which provide connection between places.

One ferry which I particularly like to ride on is the Star Ferry in Hong Kong.

Here are two photos of the ferry.

The top one was taken by me a few years ago.DSCF2015

For those who are unfamiliar with the ferry, here is an introduction from Wikipedia:

The Star Ferry, or The “Star” Ferry Company, is a passenger ferry service operator and tourist attraction in Hong Kong. Its principal routes carry passengers across Victoria Harbour, between Hong Kong and Kowloon . It was founded in 1888 as the Kowloon Ferry Company, adopting its present name in 1898.

The fleet of twelve ferries currently operates two routes (four prior to April 1, 2011)] across the harbour, carrying over 70,000 passengers a day, or 26 million a year. Even though the harbour is crossed by railway and road tunnels, the Star Ferry continues to provide an inexpensive mode of harbour crossing. The company’s main route runs between Central and Tsim Sha Tsui.

It has been rated first in the “Top 10 Most Exciting Ferry Rides” poll by the Society of American Travel Writers (“SATW”) in February 2009.1074828_564517866928007_1891007504_o

The other picture is taken from the internet which shows the Star Ferry with a background of Hong Kong in the 1980s. The photographer is unknown – the credit is given to him/her whoever he/she may be.

What a contrast!