San Francisco

San Francisco
It is nature which most often
Takes away my breath
With feats of scale
And magnificence

Sometimes, even we small creatures
We engineers and builders
With concrete and steel
Overcome mighty nature

We make the world
A little smaller
And ourselves
A little grander

In the same way nature
Makes me feel both miniscule and infinite
So too does the scale and magnficence
Of human accomplishment
Take my breath away
And breathe life into me

San Francisco
California, United States of America

Taken during travels, 2009

I’ll be happy in any place with a vista like this.

There aren’t many cities in the world which I am “happy” to be in. San Francisco, Boston and Vancouver. That’s about it. Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Kuala Lumpur… so many more I’ve been in, and all so remarkable in so many ways. But it is only these three which I feel ‘right’ in, would be happy to live in.

I’m fortunate to live in Vancouver.

The third post inspired by the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, which this week is Happy Place.

The first was Sunshine Sunrise. The second was Peak 2 Peak