Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation, Malaysia

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Random Scenes from Shanghai

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Our World - Namsan Seoul Tower

We made our way to the Seoul Tower after visiting the Teddy Bear Museum. A high speed elevator took us up to the top of the tower and we were greeted by a magnificent panorama of the city.

My photos simply cannot do it justice to the beautiful views. I had a difficult time shooting through glass windows and trying to avoid as many reflections as possible. However, here are some of my best efforts.


Our World Tuesday

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Jeju Glass Castle (2)


Monday, June 24, 2013

Our World - Jeju Glass Castle

As the name implies, this place is a fascinating theme park featuring over three hundred and fifty items all made entirely of glass. These include the world’s very first all-glass labyrinth, the world’s largest glass ball and largest glass diamond, a glass stonewall, a mirror lake, multi-coloured instruments and a glass bridge. There are also glass art masterpieces by internationally famous artists from Italy, the Czech Republic, Japan, and more.

We had an enjoyable time here exploring all the lovely glass exhibits. It was fascinating to see how different coloured glass of different shapes and sizes were used to create lovely display of artworks.  I love the vibrant colors in addition to the twists and turns of glass.

Some of the highlights of the exhibition include:

A glass beanstalk from “Jack and the Beanstalk” standing two-stories high in the museum’s exhibition hall.

The Glass Town which offers visitors a warm welcome. This stained glass exhibit  depicts a calm rural place of Europe aglow with the setting sun.

a Magic Mirror Room where visitors can see one's own reflections. It was fun to observe yourself from different angles.

The Sea Story features aquatic life and incorporates more than 40 marine species and coral reefs.

Even small details are impressive like the colourful glass flowers with some greenery within the park.

Another unique artwork on display but I have no idea what it represents.

I have more photos coming soon so stay tuned!

Our World Tuesday

Friday, June 21, 2013

Photohunt - Sculptures

I've seen a lot of magnificent sculptures while traveling to different countries and here are some of my favourites.

Beautiful sculpture of Saint Reparata, a Christian virgin and martyr at the central portal of Florence Cathedral in Italy.

A spectacular waterfall that features human divers at Dubai Mall.

A wonderfully sculpted piece at the Hofburg Castle in Vienna. The 'Power at Sea' fountain symbolizes the power of the Habsburg Empire.

Delicately carved sculpture featuring three playful cherubs holding up a shield at the Field of Miracles in Pisa Italy.

And here's Lady Justice in Salzburg. The devil beneath her feet certainly looks like he needs a good stomping!