19 August: World Photography Day ๐Ÿ“ธ

Shimmering in the twilight – Hong Kong

World Photography Day sounds so apt for the times. It is difficult to choose one photo to mark the occasion; but I finally zeroed in on this one. It was a rainy evening in Hong Kong and we were walking back to our hotel after visiting the museum ๐Ÿ‘‰ A Slice of Kowloon 2018. The glass facade of the skyscrapers had this beautiful blue glow ๐Ÿ’™. The rains had stopped; the streetlights were aglow, multicoloured neon signs from the shops, the lights from the traffic together with the blue of the tall buildings created a surreal sight !

Hong Kong is special as it is a place where we had a chance to visit twice – during Christmas in 2017 & during the rainy July in 2018. Both visits were unique; the first one was via a travel agency, we stayed at the Grand Harbour in Kowloon and visited all the touristy spots – Disneyland, Ocean Park, Stanley Plaza, Lantau island and more ๐Ÿ‘‰ Letโ€™s travel to Hong Kong.

For the second trip we stayed at a budget hotel in Tism Sha Tsui called the Guaog Dong hotel and explored the local area on foot – the Central Pier, the museums, the Symphony of Lights show and more. We also had a taste of the famous Peking duck and other local food ๐Ÿ‘‰Wet and green : Hong Kong in July 2018

Everyone loves taking photos and each photo is as unique as the person wielding the camera or mobile phone now-a-days. Photos capture precious moments and help record them for eternity. I guess at every place we visit, we are busy taking photos instead of seeing with our eyes. We remember the places we have been to through photographs. It there is no photo, there is no record of an event !

It is also good to be aware of a problem this creates “Rather than using photography as a supplement to active, conscious seeing, they used it as an alternative, paying less attention to the world than they had done previously from a faith that photography automatically assured them possession of it.” John Ruskin

Till next post, take care !!

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