Photo of the Day (12.12.2009)

Riding a ferry anywhere in the world is simply one of the most pleasant experiences in the world, and this photo pretty much sums up why. This particular ferry is the 4:20 to Bremerton on the Puget Sound. The water is as still as glass, and the sky a glowing orange. There’s such peace, such tranquility, in this shot. Walt Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” is one of my favorite poems, and in it he writes, “Others will enter the gates of the ferry, and cross from shore to shore.” The ferry is a perfect metaphor for the common experience of life itself. How beautiful that metaphor — and life — is.

Today’s photo comes to us from Andy Bokanev, a Seattle native with an amazing array of travel photography. If you have some great travel shots you’d like to share, be sure to upload them to the Gadling pool on Flickr. We might just pick one as our Photo of the Day!