To me , everything is unique but also not unique in a different context.
All of us are unique. The tree outside my window is unique as having its own leaves, roots and life, but also not so unique as there are millions of similar trees in the world.
I was wondering what to show for this week’s photo challenge. Nevertheless. I have come up with a collection which I think is quite rare but you may still consider them not unique.
Scanned from an old slide, the picture shows the Thames Barrier when the sun was setting. This barrier is almost one of its kind, with movable barriers which protect London from unusual tides and surges.
The ‘Hanging Temple’ in DaTung, China is unique in that when first built, the whole structure was supported by cantilever beams which were socketed into rock. Some vertical supports are now introduced underneath so as to safeguard against any sudden increase in crowd loading from visitors. The view is just spectacular.
White tigers are close to extinction; understand there maybe 200 of them. The images of the white tigers I have seen have stripes on the body. The one in the picture below, taken in Chimelong, China is almost completely white.
The Terracotta Army in Xian, China must be unique. Few people realize that, when first produced, the army figures have colors. The colors only disappeared after burying underground for more than 2000 years. The picture below shows a head of the figure with some colors still intact (after more than 2000 years!).
Uniqueness brings excitement. Hopefully, you will find them unique.