It is the middle of the winter, time to reminisce about summer vacations. Inspired by a collage that Mikio Kato (kato) uploaded from the Bahamas, I decided to start a miniseries about the Atlantis portion of our 2012 summer vacation. I reckon I will not go past the weekend for I cannot stand uploading photos about the same place for too long; I like a variety of subjects. This leg of the trip was business and pleasure for my wife, who attended a conference there and, of course, it was all pleasure for the rest of the family.
Atlantis Paradise Island is a resort and waterpark located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas. It officially opened in 1998, created by South African hotel magnate Sol Kerzner and Kerzner International Limited. The same company operates a similar resort in the United Arab Emirates (Atlantis the Palm, Dubai) and is preparing to open one in China (Atlantis Sanya, China).
I hesitated to upload this photo because this is one of the most photographed views from Atlantis Paradise. However, it so defines the place that I had to use it as an introductory photo. We are looking toward the The Royal Towers joined by the Bridge. The Bridge Suite, located in the span, was ranked in 2002 by Forbes as the most expensive hotel room in the world. Since then, it has gone down the scale and is apparently listed at number 10 on the World's 15 most expensive hotel suites compiled by CNN Go in 2012. Needless to say, we did not stay in the Royal Towers.
Atlantis Paradise (Cennet) Adası
Şimdi kışın tam ortası, yaz tatillerini anma zamanı. Mikio Kato’nun (kato) Bahamalar’dan yüklediği bir kolajdan esinlenerek, ben 2012 yaz tatilimizin Atlantis bölümü hakkında bir mini dizi başlatmaya karar verdim. Ben herhalde hafta sonunu geçirmem, çok uzun süre aynı yerden fotoğraf yüklemeye dayanamam, ben konularda çeşidi severim. Gezinin bu bacağı orada bir konferansa katılan eşim için hem iş hem zevkti ve tabii ki, ailenin geri kalanı için tüm zevkti.
Atlantis Paradise Island Paradise (Cennet) Adası, Bahamalar’da bulunan bir tatil beldesi ve su parkıdır. Burası Güney Afrika otel patronu Sol Kerzner ve Kerzner International Limited tarafından oluşturulup, resmen 1998 yılında açıldı. Aynı şirket Birleşik Arap Emirlikleri’nde benzer bir tesisi (Atlantis Palmiye, Dubai) işletir ve Çin’de de bir tane (Atlantis Sanya, Çin) açmaya hazırlanıyor.
Bu fotoğrafı yüklemek için tereddüt ettim çünkü bu Atlantis Paradise’ın en çok fotoğraflanan manzaralarından biridir. Ancak, yeri öyle tanımlar ki bir tanıtım fotoğrafı olarak kullanmak zorunda hissettim. Biz, Köprü tarafından birleştirilen Royal Towers’a (Kraliyet Kuleleri) doğru bakıyoruz. Kirişte bulunan Köprü Süiti dünyanın en pahalı otel odası olarak Forbes tarafından 2002 yılında birinci sırada yer aldı. O zamandan beri, burası ölçekte aşağı gitti ve görünüşe göre 2012 yılında CNN Go tarafından derlenen dünyanın 15 en pahalı otel süitlerinde 10 numarada listelenir. Söylemeye gerek yok, biz Royal Towers’da kalmadık.
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jcpix (13688) 2014-01-13 20:10
Most photographed or not, there's no shame in showing this off! :) Who wouldn't want to spend some quality time here, this looks amazing. I've never been near the Bahamas, but I think I've just been transported there through this shot. Bright, colorful, lively with detail and textures throughout. An assault of the senses, and all in a very good way. Thanks for sharing this view of such an iconic location, a great way to break the winter blues. Enjoy the day ahead.
serp2000 (40350) 2014-01-13 22:24
Very attractive eye-catching view, wonderful colors. It reminds me the old song of BoneyM. Do you remember a "Bahama-mama"? Thanks for this presentation of this handmade Paradise.
PaulVDV (22681) 2014-01-13 22:52
Very good depth.
Beautiful light and colours.
Best regards, Paul
dta (67198) 2014-01-14 0:52
Hello Murat ,
May be a little artificial , but nevertheless beautiful . And the composition is splendid with superb pleasantly saturated colors .
You're right , that is good to see such views by cild or wet winter days .
Nicou (123190) 2014-01-14 2:54
Sueprbe vue quel immense édiffice dans la verdure dans ces arbres avec le plan d'eau bleu quelle immesité et vue sueprbe captage.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (140026) 2014-01-14 3:55
Every photographer explains are own accents, we get never two the same pictures.
You chose a fantastic angle this cares for depth and perspective.
Your picture is very well taken with high quality
This contrast picture gets we absolutely good colours and pleasant to look at.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-01-14 4:50
Lovely bright and colourful photo of this amusement park. Excellent colours contrasting each other nicely all over the frame. Good view of the hotel in the BG. Photo capturing the cheerful atmosphere of parks and holidays very well. Thanks for sharing a splendid photo.
Noel_Byrne (24850) 2014-01-14 4:57
this is a new place and a new view to me so I am very happy to see this incredible view. Your photo jumped out of the gallery with its amazing colors and beautiful composition. There is so much to see in this, really a beautiful place and photo. Nice one!
all the best
ikeharel (58159) 2014-01-14 11:18
Impressive complex, Murat, and well taken shot.
The garden in FG with the pool, is in great contrast to the mighty hotel edifice.
Nice taken from the chosen angle, well applied and the "rising" clouds on the horizon added a mini-drama to the whole.
COSTANTINO (56195) 2014-01-14 22:12
thanks for sharing with us this
handmade Paradise what a beautiful
and pleasant Paradise
thr greenery creates a natural
framing this atmosphere is
dreamy lovely and wellaccepted
mirosu (14452) 2014-01-15 1:19
This is as perfect as the following one. Superb arrangement, excellent light & clarity, outstanding colors. Excellent photo work.
kato (11630) 2014-01-15 1:40
You're capturing well this Paradise Island by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the resort island with pinkish/gorgeous hotel, the site taken care of well and the surrounding green nature. It looks like tropical island in Bahama, although I didn't visit here. This place is presumed to be one corner of a hotel group developed by facing the sea. The whole is harmonized well by a good arrangement and beautiful color combination.
ourania (32049) 2014-01-16 10:23
a very attractive and comprehensive picture, a very elegant composition created from an effective point of view. Depth and clarity are superb and the rich foreground gives us so much to explore before our glance stops at the very impressive building in the background. I thought the brightness was a bit excessive but the colours are delicious and rewarding and maybe this very strong light is one of the elements that define this place. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
jmdias (56097) 2014-01-22 14:06
very nice view of this curious and famous hotel. I liked this angle where we can see architecture and other details of the place. TFS.
adores (37541) 2014-02-02 6:10
This resort is really famous:)! Great pov, light and colours. The sky makes it stand out perfectly. Good shot!
pierrefonds (57487) 2014-02-08 8:00
The wideness of the waterpark is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details, the colours of the waterpark and of the hotel. The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colours. Have a nice day.
fritzi007 (6057) 2014-03-26 12:09
wunderschöner Ort, sehr farbenfroh und sicher sehenswert; ich helfe mir bei meinen schlechten Englisch-Kenntnissen mit Google Übersetzer.
Dein Foto ist paratisisch, gratuliere!
Wünsch dir schöne Tage
Miguel82 (24189) 2014-07-21 7:41
What a wonderful view of Atlantis water park in Paradise Island, Bahamas. High quality of image, useful photo note Murat, excellent light, a holiday atmosphere! regards
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (14117)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-29
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z980, JPEG Normal
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2014-01-13 19:28