Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters ( more from Egypt)

Must admit this is not the best of photos.

The good response to my previous post prompted me to upload this photo as well.My beautiful picture

This photo was taken within a relatively dark temple in Egypt. The inscription on the wall is no longer sharp and clear after thousands of years.

I do not have the faintest idea what the details are about. Supposedly, the letters are there to explain a story.

I guess the second figure from the right maybe Osiris, the god of the afterlife, the underworld and the dead.

Wish there are Egyptologists among us who can enlightened the rest of us.

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top ( of Roofs)

Still fascinated by what I saw on roof tops, be it in the West or in the East.

Time is running out for this week’s WPC challenge, but at least, I would like to share the follow examples.CIMG2799

Lions and dragons stand at the top of Chinese style pagoda roof in Xian Shan garden in Beijing.DSCF6306

A ship juts out from the top of the building in Chong Qing, overlooking the Yangtze River, with a mix of old and new underneath – old houses with tiles, contemporary bridge across the river and further away, high rises.

Statues and stained glass on top of churches in Dubrovnik.DSCF0767


A black cat on top of the conical roof in the Baltics.DSC_0194

Are they just fascinating?


Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top (of Hong Kong Buildings)

It is amazing to see what is On Top.

This is what you find on top of Hong Kong residential high rises.CIMG3431

Grass, swimming pools of various sizes, water features, rest areas, trellis, planters with plants, sun bath chairs.

Also, fans for cooling water system etc.

On commercial high rises, there is a different view.CIMG3632

You have antennas and satellite dishes, devices for lifting gondolas for cleaning and maintenance of external walls etc.

For some of buildings, we cannot even see what is on top.CIMG3630




Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top ( Zhangzhejia, China)

My Avatar dreams have led me visiting Zhangzhejia in China where  a sea of stone columns just rise amazingly from the ground!

This, to me, looks like a general with a helmet on his head.DSC_0173

What is more amazing is that there are trees on top of the “helmet”!!


Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top ( of Temple Roof, Inner Mongolia)

Sometimes we never know what are on top of roofs.

We discovered these on top of a temple roof in Huhot, Inner Mongolia.CIMG1965

Up to now, we still don’t quite know what they are.

A more detailed view is also given.CIMG1964

The cylindrical golden thing on top of the roof is definitely not a water tank.

It is also surprising to see there is a skull like thing on top as well.

We can only surmise that they are related to religion / folklores in Inner Mongolia.

Zooming out, it can be seen how these objects are related to the overall roof and temple structure.DSCF2137

There is symmetry on both sides of the main structure. These objects are repeated on the other side.