While the hawker centre and food variety are famous throughout the region if not the world, the Asian city-state of Singapore also hints of opulence by day or night. There’s no greater sign of this than a visit to the Marina Bay Sands hotel by the Singapore River. Built on reclaimed land, the hotel and surrounding properties have helped revitalize this part of the waterfront district. A ride on the elevator up to the roof provides an unobstructed view of the city. The photo above is the night view from Ku Dé Ta, SkyPark at the top of Marina Bay Sands, down towards the British colonial Fullerton Hotel next to the Marina Bay Reservoir and Boat Quay.
I made this photo on the rooftop of the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on 4 July 2012. This post appears on Fotoeins Wide at fotowide.wordpress.com and is a part of #TPThursday for Budget Travelers Sandbox.
In Canada, the Victoria Day holiday weekend (a.k.a., “May Two-Four”) marks the unofficial beginning of summer. June’s around the corner, warm weather is present (or on its way, c’mon!), and for many, it’s time to think about heading into the woods for some camping. For those of us in Vancouver, it’s beach weather for a picnic, a swim, a paddle, a row, some volleyball, or simply watch people go by, followed by the sunset over the hills and mountains of the Sunshine Coast.
I made the photo above at Spanish Banks in Vancouver, Canada, on 18 July 2013. This post appears on Fotoeins Wide at fotowide.wordpress.com, and and is a contribution to Travel Photo Thursday.
Public transport in Hamburg includes ferries across the Elbe river, providing convenient service to residents and visitors on both sides of the river. On board (HVV) ferry 62 from Landungsbrücken south to Finkenwerder, passengers not only get to see some of the leafy well-to-do western suburbs, but also activity at the Port of Hamburg, Europe’s second largest port (by number of container units moved through the facility).
2014 marks the 825th anniversary for the Port of Hamburg, commemorating the charter approved by Emperor Frederick (the First) Barbarossa in May 1189, abolishing customs duties for all ships on the Elbe river from Hamburg to the North Sea, and paving the way for the birth and early development of the city’s port.
This post appears on Fotoeins WIDE at fotowide.wordpress.com, and is a contribution to Travel Photo Thursday.
In the northern Bavarian town of Bamberg, the Geyerswörthsteg footbridge over the Regnitz river provides a great view of the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall). A beautiful spring or summer day illuminates the 15th-century town hall with its reds, yellows, and creamy whites. There are likely plenty of flowers on the footbridge to provide a beautiful and colourful counterpart for your photographs and memories of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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