Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation, Malaysia

Friday, October 12, 2012

PhotoHunt - Empty, Water

Anyone who's been to Venice will recognize familiar scenes like these. Here are a few of my favourite collections.

A view of empty boats in the Grand canal with San Giorgio Maggiore in the background.

Rows of empty gondolas waiting for its passengers

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And here at the Danish pavilion in Shanghai Expo, an interactive fountain where the walls of water rise and fall either trapping the people or allowing them to escape. If you're fast enough, it's still possible to get in and out of it while remaining perfectly dry. A cool spot to beat the heat and it's a battle between getting myself wet but NOT getting my camera wet.

Sandi's PhotoHunt

Gattina's PhotoHunting

Sunday, October 7, 2012

OurWorld - Street scenes in Rome

When I travel to foreign places, I enjoy seeing what normal streets look like in other cities, behind the usual tourist attractions. Featured today is Rome, extremely rich in history and architectural beauty.

It's a great ancient city to explore and get lost in its charming narrow streets and alleys.

I had fun browsing through the stores for souvenirs.

Everywhere in the street corner is populated with lots of these vendors. It's interesting to observe people engaged in their daily routines.

 More often, you'll encounter many of this kind of artistic artwork throughout  Rome.

Here's one of the many lady beggars hoping for donation from kind strangers.

A bustling cafe in one of the city's remarkable piazzas.

 Some of the amazing buildings and endless rows of Roman columns built back then to glorify Rome and its empire.

Modern gladiators haunting the streets. For a fee tourists can get their picture taken with a costumed centurion.

And here's a large crowd of Romans and tourists gathering and relaxing while enjoying the cool evening breeze outside the Colosseum.

 Our World