The Dog that Lives on the Fishing Raft (Posing)

There are ways suggested so that your dog can pose for pictures.

However, Dor Dor is naturally photogenic, basically, you don’t need to make him pose for photos.293113049_cae2d54d2e_o1

Here is another picture taken by CP when the sun has almost set.

Dor Dor was in a lying position with the beautiful sky and the fish farm behind him.

He looked so relaxing!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance ( Coastal Buildings)

How many years can a mountain exist

before it is washed to the sea?

These are the familiar lyrics from Peter, Paul and Mary’s Blowing in the Wind.

How many years these coastal buildings endure?4998141539_63c772c3af_b

Here are some 3 photos taken by CP, they show buildings in Hong Kong built near to the sea – buildings subject to the natural environment – wind, waves and accelerated corrosion due to the proximity of sea water.2740081575_a5ebb63da1_o

Heaven knows when and how big are the coming wind and waves – we are in a world subject to super typhoon and wind driven waves and surges.4998142925_44d2d576de_b

Maybe, tomorrow will come a 1 in 200 years typhoon and waves will shoot up the air, maybe, just maybe . . . . . . .

But right now the people in these coastal houses are enjoying their sea view, enduring the inconvenience of transportation etc.

So, how many years can these buildings exist?

The answer is blowing in the wind, my friend, the answer is blowing in the wind  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance (in Travelling)

How often do we think that we have to endure in our travels?

Long distance travelling, in particular, requires a lot of endurance.

Even before we reach our destination, to mention a few, we have to endure:

*Queuing for checking in and security checks at the airport.

*Getting through immigration.

*Long hours of flight with cramped seats, not much sleep and unstable cabin temperatures and humidity.

*Getting in and out of airports. 

*Sleepless nights in hotels with unfamiliar conditions / beds.

Even when we actually reach our destination, depending on where we go and how we want to do our travelling, we may need to be persistent.

The following photos were taken by my wife while they were travelling earlier this year in the United Sates. This was part of their 5400 Miles Travel in the USA – an earlier series which I have published and which will be continued when I have the time / mood to go back to it.CIMG4010

The first photo shows my sister-in-law Jennie and husband Hans, walking laboriously in the desert of Arizona.CIMG4406

The second photo shows them walking in the South Western part of the States, among a strange landscape.

Some people like to endure, Hans always like to choose the most difficult route in the National Parks.

So, I suppose part of the endurance was self inflicted!

The Dog that lives on the Fishing Raft ( Reflection)

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Dor Dor is photogenic, he knows how to pose for pictures. I will show more on this aspect in due course.

Here is a picture of him  reflected in the sun glasses.796148996_fceb636e81_z

He just looks gorgeous!293112872_5c12a97ba5_z

Another image captured by CP was Dor Dor in deep reflection. I guess dogs sometime do think. This is how he looks when thinking.

Sometimes, he looks more like a philosopher.

Travel Theme : Market

My blogger friend friendlytm has initiated a new theme : Market 

She has shown three markets with an assortment of beautiful photos for each market.

While I like to take picture of markets when I travel, I don’t think I have enough interesting photos to show.

Here is one photo taken by my friend CP. I was very much intrigued by the photo when I first saw it.IMG_7391

The photo shows salted fishes hanging up for sale, there are Chinese signs indicating the prices and  a partial view of a Chinese woman vendor.

What is more interesting is a South Asia woman in her traditional dress walking in front of the store.

This makes you wonder where on earth was this photo taken!

The truth is that the picture was taken in an open market in the streets of Hong Kong, the woman just walked by after shopping.

What an interesting composition!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

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This week’s Photo Challenge is Endurance.

Looking up the dictionary, endurance means:

: the ability to do something difficult for a long time

: the ability to deal with pain or suffering that continues for a long time

: the quality of continuing for a long time

The challenger shows a Maya building that has endured the environment for a long time.

In my view, it shouldn’t be that difficult to show structures that lasted for thousands of years, the Great Wall of China and the Saqqara pyramids of Egypt are classic examples.

Humanity was the subject of last week’s challenge.

It think it is a bigger challenge to show Endurance as a human quality.DSCF0012

With that in mind, I am showing two sculptures of Ju Ming.DSCF0036

Both shows a man in waiting.

But they have different postures.

They are enduring the passage of time – as many of us here are, waiting, while time just tickling away (instead of cherishing every minute of it) !

The Dog that lives on the Fishing Raft (A Shower a Day)

A shower a day, keeps the heat away!

Here is a photo taken by my friend CP.

Dor Dor is having a shower, he has one of his eyes shut to prevent ingress of water, otherwise he was thoroughly enjoying it.436426663_e541ab886b_o

Dor Dor’s owner,  a woman, was giving him a shower.

She belongs to the Tanka people – people who catch fishes in Hong Kong for a living. With fish resource now dwindled, some of them resort to rearing fishes in the sea.

Her traditional straw hat keeps out the sun, she was wearing a colorful shirt and has Crocs on for her shoes.

In the picture, you can also see  how those mariculture rafts are assembled – basically inexpensively from plastic water tanks on the peripheral and with fish nets in the interior.

Hope this picture helps you to understand the condition under which Dor Dor lives!