The Jumbo Floating Restaurant is Hong Kong’s iconic Floating Palace. It has been in movies, frequented by luminaries, movie stars and royalty, and a common sight in tourist brochures and postcards. It has been around since the 1950’s and is very much a part of the Hong Kong scene.
Hong Kong’s floating restaurants are multi-story structures, decorated in the traditional imperial Chinese style, that is lots of dragons, pagodas and red and gold decorations, the colors that traditionally represent the empire, prosperity and good fortune. The Jumbo is able to accommodate up to 2,000 diners. Slide image. circa 1985, from a ferry-boat to the restaurant.
Rays of light shine on the Atlantic Ocean as viewed from Nags Head, North Carolina
Dawn over Atlantic Ocean from Nags Head
The Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis, Minnesota, was built between 1882 and 1883. Originally intended to be built as an iron bridge spanning the Mississippi at Nicollet Island, it was discovered that pursuing that design would be detrimental to St Anthony Falls’ eroding sandstone. The design of the bridge was pioneering and the signature arches were designed to account for the falls and the surrounding topography.
Stone Arches of the Bridge
A colorful tiger Chinese lantern ….
Chinese Lantern Festival – Growling Tiger
Panama, in addition to its Canal, City, and beaches, has lush rainforests.
The virgin rainforest of Gamboa ascends some 280 feet from the shadowy forest floor through the dense undergrowth and up to the sun drenched canopy with its thousand shades of green that are only interrupted by the vibrant colors of flowering trees. Colorful birds and butterflies are abundant here.
This area is a sanctuary for the native flora and fauna. One can easily spot monkeys, toucans, alligators and turtles during a boat tour on the Chagres River.
Gamboa Rainforest Resort
The contrast of the traditional architecture of Laxmi Vilas Palace and the modern buildings of Vadodara, Gujarat, India
A Palace in the City
More intricate workmanship in the carvings at Ahilya Fort, Maheshwar, India
Intricate Designs in Black and White at Ahilya Fort