Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bright lights city.....!

Perth would appear to be, to the traveler, a place of romance: the 'City of Light' acclaimed by the astronaut John Glenn who, orbiting the earth overhead in his Mercury capsule in 1963, claimed to have seen 'the tiny glow on the south-west tip of the great black southern continent,' as its inhabitants left their lights on through the night in honor of Glenn and the United States space program. 'I can see lights on the ground,'Glenn reported. 'I can see the lights of Perth on the coast. Thanks everyone for turning on the lights. I know there are cities many more times illuminated at night than Perth, it's just the fact that we are all alone way over here at the other side of a very large continent that highlighted the vision. This was taken from the South Perth foreshore when on an excursion with my friend and sometimes mentor!!

22 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful. Must get back over there one of these days. I really liked what I saw in the couple of days I was there.

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  2. a really stunning photo here. looks like a painting and usually those types of photos are amazing :)

    I like the way you captured the reflection of the lights onto the 'not so still' water.

    absolutely perfect!

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  3. The colours and the reflections are incredible! Super capture.

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  4. This is a stunning photograph. Bravo and take a big bow!
    V

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  5. Love the photo--and also the comment about Glenn seeing the lights of Perth from space!

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  6. Grace, this landscape is special! Great shot. And the information about John Glenn's comment is absorbing.

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  7. Sparkling. It could be Las Vegas or Tokyo. I sometimes wonder what keeps your city going since you are indeed very, very isolated.

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  8. That is a big WOW shot! What amazing color.

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  9. what a great shot - and memory of a special shared moment in your lives!




    Aloha from Honolulu :)

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  10. Oh, how wonderful photographs. Very nice. Especially mirror lights on the water surface. Greetings. Peter.

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  11. That's a sensational shot! I'm SOOOOOO jealous ...

    Have a great day!!

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  12. Very nice cityscape. I love the colorful reflections in the water.

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  13. A great skyline with an amazing reflection!

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  14. Wonderful light, great skyline.

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  15. So much colour! Fantastic reflection shot!

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  16. Look at those colours! I love a good night shot with colourful reflections!

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  17. I visited the John Kennedy Space Center at Cap Canaveral....
    At the end of 60'th and begining of 70'th, it was a great experience for those astronauts and all the humanity....
    Regards from France,

    Pierre

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  18. This is a fantastic shot and the reflection is awesome.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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