Photo of the Day: Glass Half Full on Aruba’s Palm Beach

This is one of my all -time favorite shots. It happened quite serendipitously, while we were sipping water and mojitos at Divi Phoenix Resorts on Palm Beach, at the Pure Beach restaurant. It was a warm day, with seagulls shrieking above the ocean studded with swimmers and snorklers alike. Pure Beach was very relaxed; on one side of the restaurant, a swim-up bar. On the other side, large wicker tables and chairs covered with white table cloths and pristine, pressed napkins.

Tourists from all over the world relax at Pure Beach, to sip drinks, look at sports action on the television, and to indulge in happy hour music. As I sipped the refreshing mojito dancing with fresh mint leaves, I spied the beach cabanas and the curvaceous coconut trees: inverted and refracted through our glass of water.

A Jay Maisel moment here (in case you don’t know the photo I am referring to, click here).

What do you think?

Optical Illusion: Glass Full at Aruba Pure Beach

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