Weekly Photo Challenge: Narrow (Path at Paronella Park)

I have posted on Paronella Park in Northern Australia.

The park is not big but I like all the work left by the original builder.CIMG0600A

While walking through the park, I came across this narrow path between the trees.

The light is in the right direction and the walk was delightful.

The picture was captured using a first generation compact electronic camera – still it shows a lot of details!

The Lake Barrine Picture

We spent a day out at the Lake Barrine, north of Cairns in Australia.

Having lunch out there and taking a boat ride in the lake is unforgettable.

There are many pictures taken there I like, as the lake and the environs are so serene, full of flora, fauna, birds and even snakes.CIMG0536B

Many of the beautiful pictures, however, have my wife in them. The only one which I can find without any person is posted here.

Very picturesque indeed!


Weekly Photo Challenge : Optimistic ( Green Evironment)

As long as we have clean water and a green environment, I am optimistic about our future.

This picture was taken in Panorellea Park in Cairns, Australia. CIMG0573

It clearly shows how green the environment can be.

The waterfall gives hope that there will be clean water for the future.

Weekly photo Challenge: Gathering ( Pelicans )

This is the biggest gathering of pelicans which I have seen.Cairnes 1

The picture was taken in Cairns, Australia during Summer when we have a stroll along the seaside.

I like the contrast in colors and the bluish tint in the photo.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity (Flowers)

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We can see serenity in many things.

This water lily in our hotel at Langkawi did invoke a sense of serenity.DSC_0589

I guess serenity starts with something external but then spreads inwards so that we achieve inner peace.CIMG0543

I can never forget the beautiful view at Lake Barrine, Australia.

These water plants in the lake gave me a sense of serenity which I have always remembered.

The sunlight seemed to shine only on the plants I like.

Images from Angkor Wat (3)

<This post contains 2 photos> Here are two images which show trees growing close to stone structures in Angkor Wat.DSC_0183 Some of the trees are tilted and inclined at a considerable angle.DSC_0184 Understand trees like these will be removed for fear that they may topple and affect the integrity of the stone structures.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sepia Tones (2)

Don’t think I can leave this challenge without submitting another entry.

The following photos were taken in Paronella Park near Cairns, Australia.CIMG0603B

Joe Paronella, a Spanish immigrant, built this park in the 1930s and opened it to the public.CIMG0579A

Apart from his house which was built from stones, the castle shown here are in reinforced concrete, with the reinforcing came from the railroad.CIMG0580B

The castle structures are now approximately 80 years old.

In building this park, Joe and his family has labored for many years.

Showing these images in sepia bring me back to the 1930s. I have much joy in sharing them!