After 9 hours of plane, 12 hours in Colombo under the rain, after another 2 hours of plane to Malè, another 1 hour of elicopter, you arrive on a small paradise, you go in an overwater bungalow with a 360° view on a lagoon...then...what you can do?
Coney Island Baby
You know, man, when I was a young man in high school
You believe in or not, that I wanted to play football for the coach
All those older guys, they said he was mean and cruel
But you know, I wanted to play football, for the coach
They said I was to little too light weight to play line-back
So I say I'm playing right-in
Wanted to play football for the coach
Cause, you know some day, man, you gotta stand up straight
Unless you're gonna fall
Then you're gonna die
And the straightest dude I ever knew
Was standing right for me, all the time
So I had to play football for the coach
And I wanted to play football for the coach
When you're all alone and lonely in your midnight hour
And you find that your soul, it has been up for sale
And you getting to think about, all the things you done
And you getting to hate just about everything
But remember the princess who lived on the hill
Who loved you even though she knew you was wrong
And right now she just might come shining through
and the glory of love, glory of love
Glory of love, just might come through
And all your two-bit friends have gone and ripped you off
They're talking behind your back saying, man
you are never going to be a human being
And you start thinking again
About all those things that you've done
And who it was and who it was
And all the different things you made every different scene
Ah, but remember that the city is a funny place
Something like a circus or a sewer
And just remember, different people have peculiar tastes
And the Glory of love, the glory of love
The glory of love, might see you through
Yeah, but now, now
Glory of love, the glory of love
The glory of love, might see you through
Glory of love, ah, huh, huh, the glory of love
Glory of love, glory of love
Glory of love, now, glory of love, now
Glory of love, now, now, now, glory of love
Glory of love, give it to me now, glory of love see you through
Oh, my Coney Island baby, now
(I'm a Coney Island baby, now)
I'd like to send this one out for Lou and Rachel
And the Lord appeared and he has one made of two
Coney Island baby
Man, I swear, I'd give the whole thing up for you
By Lou Reed
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AthaPan (0) 2005-11-05 8:22
Wish you be there
Actually how did you do this?
AiresSantos (56155) 2005-11-05 8:27
Wonderful view of the dream place.
I like the point of view.
Beautiful colors and gorgeous water effect.
Have a nice weekend.
P-S-I-G (25536) 2005-11-05 8:42
Great framing. I like the light very much. I enjoy this Lou REED song. It's a good idea.
starbug (6924) 2005-11-05 8:53
Paolo, you're the luckiest person in the world to come back to paradise on earth with such frequency:-), gorgeous view!beautiful colours!if only i were that woman in the crystal clear water...
pilpel-adom (3018) 2005-11-05 9:03
Great shot, Paolo! Indeed, a good picture that can serve as a promotion photo for the area! Good perspective, high POV and details across the frame! The colors are also very attractive!
bantonbuju (51815) 2005-11-05 9:43
buon giorno paolo,
fantastic image - right fot the late autumn, let the people see how beautiful life can be (even after so many hours of travel with this and that, and and)
cool image great colours, excellent compo, my favorite;
have a nice afternoon, jerzy
hugolef (4913) 2005-11-05 9:51
it had to be a hard day ... and the end was unbearable ... poor Paolo ... how could you resist to that ...
good POV and frame ... nice colors ...
I'm with you ... such conditions of life haven't to be seen anymore ...
leonorkuhn (16235) 2005-11-05 9:56
Very nice shot. You discovered a piece of the paradise in the earth. Nice lagoon with its clear and hot waters, reflecting the sun. great colors and lightness.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-11-05 9:59
Great colors and light. Incredible water. Perfect frame.
Shot from paradise.
vlado (174) 2005-11-05 10:17
This shot is exellent. Great colors and contrast and a very nice composition, the swimming lady perfectly fits into your shot. Also the point of view is good. Only the frame could be better.
tinamunk3 (6408) 2005-11-05 10:22
Paradise for sure!!!!
And it must have been worth the long trip to get to this place.
Not least - thank you for a fantastic note.
Leonie (8809) 2005-11-05 13:34
Ciao Paolo...ma che bello...sarà il mio sogno sta notte!! ;o) Ciao... Léonie
Graal (103038) 2005-11-05 14:14
nice view, good rest in the paradise. I like the colours. Woman good capture. Nice remembrance.
rhizomes (15343) 2005-11-05 14:47
Great image and great colors !
It's "farniente" at first degree...
tityop (6225) 2005-11-05 15:29
Ahh ce que j'aimerais bien être a sa place.... enfin ce n'est pas le cas ;o)
La photo est superbe avec ce cadrage vertical qui nous fait profiter de cette eau magnifique.
ishai (4097) 2005-11-05 16:11
Its so nice to see this great picture of one of the best places in the world for relaxation
If I could I would go tomorrow
Thanks for reminding me the good times
lukaszb (338) 2005-11-05 16:14
Buona serra Paolo,
Nice image taken in the paradise:-)
There is a very good scan,
Nice colors and this is a kind of picture which makes you a bit happier especially in a cold autumn evening
dolin (7369) 2005-11-05 17:47
Le cadrage est géniale et cette scène est simple mais parfaite.
Très paisible comme image.
J'adore cette eau transparente et ces reflets de lumière.
AmiBe (6042) 2005-11-05 19:35
excellent, a very nice and original shot from this paradise.
Excellent composition, superb colors...
Very well done !
gaby (19819) 2005-11-06 0:30
Paolo merci de nous redonner un petit peu le moral - c'est une photo parfaite et fabuleusement composée, sans parler des tons extraordinaires -
Merci beaucoup et bon dimanche
Amirsun (2122) 2005-11-06 1:05
Very nice shot with good composition. I like the lightes effect in the water made by the waves. Tanks for posting.
jbweasle (9395) 2005-11-06 4:07
Hi Paolo, this looks like the ultimate in relaxation. Worth the long journey. It brightens up a late Autumn day for me here. Nicely composed picture.
jinju (14265) 2005-11-06 4:12
As always you show beautiful views and these beautiful colors. But a twist from you is this prominent human touch, and I really like that.
naxius (16685) 2005-11-06 4:34
A great shot with beautiful colors and goot light.
The vertical layout is just perfect for that compo.
huynt (5079) 2005-11-06 4:40
Woo too cool and lovely for a paradise.An excellent composition. Thanks. Have a nice sunday. Huy
feather (51130) 2005-11-06 5:25
What a beautiful, relaxing image. The range of blues and greens are fantastic. The scan has worked perfectly. Well done
Jaku (6812) 2005-11-08 4:46
Great picture - colours and frame.
When I view this in the time of polish cold autumn - It's make me hot, and remind me hollidays.
AnneFrance (921) 2005-11-08 7:57
we would like to splash into the sea from the bord of your picture.......
Luan (12971) 2005-11-08 9:54
Freedom, the only place where you can fly like a bird, feel very light...beautiful picture, i like the mood here. The colors are splendids.
Cricri (125832) 2005-11-08 12:53
Bonjour Paolo, une belle image de relaxation,,
superbe la couleur de l'eau, belle compo, trés jolie Notes.
greg64g (11193) 2005-11-09 4:01
This is excellent, after 10 hours of travel, i think that's the perfect thing to do for sure.
your shot is perfect.
donluicu (24724) 2005-11-09 10:42
this is a dream view...
i wish i could go there...
what 's the name of the place? and the hotel?
aloyho (6798) 2005-11-11 2:50
A really relaxing atmosphere you have captured here. One can literally feel it!! I love the variety in the textures and colours as our eyes move upward and the walkway interrupt with a nice rhythmic tempo. Excellent shot and very well preserved!! All the best.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-11-11 6:22
Simple view but the charm of this one lies with no doubt in its strong paradisiac appeal ;-)
It's getting cold again Paolo, time to book the next flight...
Have a nice day,
tjanze (5674) 2005-11-15 11:45
Nice water colour.Good composition and fantastic place.Brains on OF and jump in the water.I think I envying you.
designsoul (21492) 2005-11-16 14:21
Were you still in the helicopter shooting her? Or were you flying of joy, seeing this Paradise after such an arduous trip?
Wherever you were, the shot is mouthwatering... I wish I were there... ahhh... here it has been the most terrible of weathers, dark and gray and cloudy and windy and snowy. This is just too much of a good thing here! And your shot is so clear, so perfect!
Ciao, thanks for the warming pic ;-)
cessy (13647) 2005-12-02 8:04
woww... what a great thing to do
how nice, so envious
excellently captured Paolo
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-02-05 16:07
Really beautiful shot,
the colours and the sunshine are well cpautred,
I really like the position of the swimmer,
makes me jelous
photokat (50) 2006-02-22 15:02
I love the woman right there in the clear water against the blue sky with the right touch of clouds. Technically speaking, this is a perfectly executed shot.
Asthetically speaking, the image has a sensual look to it that soothes the viewer. In fact, I'm ready to call my travel agent!
All the best!
nivas37 (662) 2006-08-18 0:53
I am no beach-lover, but this photo is so inviting to visit Maldives... excellent capture with the crystal clear water showing the sea bed...
Rgdds / nivas
alekpet (4663) 2006-11-24 7:25
I saw this photo on the main page as part of the feature destination and I loved it from the moment I saw it. Lovely composition,very relaxing and dreamlike. I know that you must still have many feelings about the place. I can not move now out of obvuious reasons, but I can enjoy views from around the world thanks to photos like this.
Thanks a lot, Aleks
teutza (10590) 2006-11-24 7:29
wooow,,,,,i can't belive i didn't see this amasing image untill now!!
this place is so wonderful...a dreaaaaaam!!!
alejandroguzman (4684) 2007-02-14 15:21
Superb shot !!!
An incredible moment... very quiet and pleasent.
Hope you have a happy valentine day !!!
- Copyright: Paolo Motta (Paolo) (41230)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1998-02-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon N80
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Your favorites, Splashing [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-11-05 8:15
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