The Daily Post’s challenge for this week is Horizon.
The Challenger defines horizon as: “The space or line where the sky meets the earth. So many places where the sky meets the earth around the world, and millions of interactions between two elements. It can be water, a city skyline, a forest, a wasteland, a desert, a sunset outside your bedroom window“.
The horizons in the following pictures particularly speak to me:
The New York City skyline has always been my favorite. Not that I don’t like the skyline of other places like Hong Kong which has got high hills as the background; the New York City skyline allows you to have an unobstructed view of the buildings in the horizon.
Horizons allow my eyes and my brain to relax and intrigue me as to what lies beyond. . . . . . . . . . .
I fondly remember the Summer of 1985 when I lived in London. Those were the Summers when global warming hasn’t set in, when the sky was blue and without a cloud. When the grass was green and the air was crispy clean.
One Sunday, I found myself in a park in north London – Hampstead Heath. That was an ideal Summer day I had been longing for – blue sky that could intoxicate me, well kept green lawn, white heritage building (Kenwood House) in the background, people lying on the grass enjoying the sunshine and children playing as if the whole world belonged to them.
On seeing this picture ( original slide now digitized) taken that year, my only thought is – take me back, take me back to the parks of London, take me back to 1985 when everything seemed so nice, slow and mellow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
My last post shows the gold / yellow / orange foliage at Hong Luo (Red Snail) Temple at Beijing.
A couple of blogging friends requested to view pictures showing the snail stone carving in more detail.
I rather like the stone carved snails. In this picture, you will see some carved snails, some on top of the parapet posts. In the background, again, there are foliage leaves of various colors; although they are not the main subject in focus.
Also shown above is a picture of more foliage leaves and stone carved snails at the temple.
Please enjoy !
This week, Ed’s challenge is Trees / Fall Colors.
The whole picture was filled with colored foliage, some in gold, yellow and also orange too.
The trees seemed to have dominated the whole picture. Not so noticeable in the picture are parts of the roofs of and entrance to the temple, some steps up to the temple and a stone carved snail (this explains the name of the temple – red snail temple). However, unless you were there, the details are some small to be discernible.
The Autumn leaves were indeed a feast for the eyes!
Our days in Koh Samui, Thailand have been very relaxing.
The clouds looked dramatic. Looking at how the clouds and sky change their color as the sun was setting was really memorable.
We didn’t know these were the signs of a heavy storm that night. When we were back at our hotel and were ready to sleep, thunders began to roar. With the heavy rain, there was continuous lightning too.
In the midst of all the thunders, suddenly there was an electricity blackout. The whole area, including our bungalow was pitch black – we couldn’t see a thing. There was some panic, as we tried to reach for an electric torch.
We knew there was nothing we could do except to lock our door and went back to sleep.
When morning came, it was another clear day . . . . . . . . . . . . .