An old Russian sailing vessel ‘Sedov’ had docked in the Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong. I was not informed until my mom told me about it. I have never heard about ‘Sedov’ until I actually saw one myself. I really thought it was more of the size of a fishing boat and perhaps with a classic look.
I traveled across the harbor to learn what’s special about it.
I just couldn’t describe the scene in human language. My immediate reaction was :O and followed by a OMG! I slipped out my phone to photograph my family and perhaps strangers.
I also learned about we could visit the upper deck by obtaining tickets. Unfortunately, the time specified for visiting required me to wait the entire afternoon. Almost 6 hours, that’s a lot of street wandering. I walked around in the district for 4 hours and even explored a few cool places I could further visit in the future. And then my dad later called off the visit. I tired myself out already although it was nice simply spending quality time on the street.
I had choice to just visit the deck myself as I walked back to the pier to head home. The next thing I realized was the pier was like a honeycomb. I figured I wouldn’t enjoy myself too much and It’s pointless to fight my way for any photos. It’s already as I saw, a place that’s overly exploited; whatever comes out from my camera would just be mostly photograph with people which was nothing I intended to go for.
I’d never seen that many people with cameras (actually even more in the flower exhibition). It makes me sick when I see everyone is photographing with their DSLRs, Leica Ms ($$$$), DCs and phones. It’s a very disoriented scene as you’d image. Clearly, I would just pass.
I only made a couple casual shots at noon for a brief moment. And I’m glad with that small period of time, I captured something I wanted.
The image reflects how many of us felt about the arrival of Sedov: Surprised, amazed, excited, breathtaking and how about the :O and OMG!
The Sedov docked for 3 days. By the time I typed up this post, it had already sailed off to the next destination.