Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone, But Not Forgotten

These shoes on the Danube Bank remind me of people who are gone but not forgotten.DSCF0179

Here is an introduction from the Wikipedia on the shoes:

The composition entitled ‘Shoes on the Danube Bank’ gives remembrance to the people shot into the Danube during the time of the Arrow Cross terror. The sculptor created sixty pairs of period-appropriate shoes out of iron. The shoes are attached to the stone embankment, and behind them lies a 40 meter long, 70 cm high stone bench. At three points are cast iron signs, with the following text in Hungarian, English, and Hebrew: “To the memory of the victims shot into the Danube by Arrow Cross militiamen in 1944–45. Erected 16 April 2005.” (Source: MTI, Saturday, April 16, 2005.)DSCF0180

They also remind me of the people who were shot dead in Nanjing in WWII and their bodies were thrown into the river.

The Flight of the Egret

I like birds in flight – but my photographic equipment is not good enough for capturing them.

Here are a couple of photos which are taken by my calligraphy classmate Mr. Chung Kwok Fan.
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He said they are not good enough to be shown in a blog; but I think otherwise.04A

The first one shows an egret in flight and the second one has got a fish in its beak.

Please enjoy!

 

Thank You Everyone!

I am filled with gratitude to the responses I have received to my previous post – Prayers for Mom.

At the time of writing, almost 60 responses were received.

All of them offered prayers, good wishes, blessings, healing thoughts and even positive reiki energy to mom. I know I am unable to thank each of you enough.

I am deeply moved and  would like to thank you all on behalf of mom who will be having an operation today. I know I have very kind blogging friends around me and the blogosphere is full of love.

I was much saddened when I understand my mom has cancer in her colon and that because of old age and immobility, she has decided not to undertake any treatment.DSC_0385

But it seems the good Lord has kindly showed us the way and I hope that He will increase His mercy on us and the whole world.

Eternal God, please be with my mom today as she goes through the surgery. I know we deserve nothing.

I hope , whatever happens to mom in the surgery, this is a rebirth for her.

I sincerely hope it is a day when the sun will rise with all its glory and warmth.

For this, I am showing a sunrise photo taken in Langkawi, Malaysia.

Prayers For Mom

I rarely talked about my family in my blog.

But on 11th Thursday my mom will be operated to have her malignant tumor in her colon removed.

To have a surgery at her old age is not very common and the complications it may attract are just worrying.

Here, I hope my mom’s operation will be a successful one and that the good Lord will have mercy on her guiding her to recovery.1549548_840359995981142_1744007377_n

I hope she is just like the green bamboo in this photo, evergreen and have a lot of  will to survive.

She has sacrificed and so much for us when we were young. May the good Lord bless her and listen to our prayers.

PS Photo supplied by my classmate YM Chan to whom credit is due.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone but not Forgotten (Great Wall)

The invasion of the “barbarians” is gone.

The soldiers and generals that once protected the residents from the invasion are gone too.DSCF2664

For thousands of years, the Great Wall stands as a witness to past battles.

It stands there to remind the world of the past events which will never be forgotten.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge (at Szentendre, Hungary)

Szentendre along the Danube is a place I will never be tired of strolling.

I like the colored walls of their buildings, especially the yellow walls.

We have been basking in the sun, sitting leisurely in roadside cafes.DSCF0198

This is a photo I like, people sipping their cafes blissfully – what  a life!

The buildings on the side s just converge.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge (Trees at Central Park)

Whenever I am in New York City, I will try to take a walk in Central Park.

I have always enjoyed strolling there, especially during Autumn.

Here is a view taken in the Summer.Re-exposure of CIMG0225

I like that too, trees and people converging to a point which disappear in a distance.

Please enjoy!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge (Architecture)

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Repetitive architectural patterns usually appear as convergence when viewing the whole length.CIMG3479

The first picture was taken at the Cultural Center of Hong Kong. There is a line of inclined struts at the ground level. The picture was taken underneath the struts.DSC_0184

The second picture was taken at the aquarium at Okinawa, Japan.

The roof has a repetitive pattern of triangular arches; again they appear as converging at a distance.

Please enjoy!