The views are just beautiful in Langkawi, Malaysia.
The sunset was again ephemeral.
We ended up chasing the sunset – getting as far West as we possibly can; until the sun sunk below the horizon.
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The first one was taken in a private property in Okinawa, Japan. I must admit my initial focus was on the red flowers. My attention was subsequently captured by the stone walls which when put together with the plants and flowers seem to make a good picture.
The second photo was taken in a holiday resort in Langkawi, Malaysia. I was impressed by the architecture of the resort building. The slightly sloping stone walls add a lot to the elegance of the building.
The last one was taken in Chongqing, China. The wall was entirely covered by a mural depicting some history in the past. Apart from a door opening on the right hand bottom corner, it is somewhat difficult to understand it is a building.
Please enjoy :-)
It was a few years back that we made our trip to Kota Kinabalu.
As part of the trip, we went to have a look at the world’s largest flower on the lower slopes of Mount Kinabalu. This flower is known as Rafflesia – a flower which can be as large as 39 inches in diameter and weigh up to 22 lb. The plant has no stems, leaves or true roots. It is an holoparasite of vines in the genus Tetrastigma , spreading its absorptive organ.
Actually, we paid the local villager who kept the flower an “entrance fee” to see the flower. The flower has a smell similar to rotting flesh and for that reason it is called a “corpse flower” by the local people. This is the biggest stinky flower we have ever seen in our life.
The flower is just out of scale with the rest of the plants in the vicinity!
Usually, I will try to submit several entries on the WPC’s weekly theme.
The first entry is usually about something which immediately comes to mind when reading the Daily Press ‘s WPC.
Then, I would go for a search in my archive to see what else can be submitted as well.
We were up on this mountain and the cable car brought us even higher up. From the top of the mountain, we saw a deep valley below and as a background, we have the blue sea separated by a layer of white clouds from the equally blue sky.
The steeply rising hill contrasts quite a bit with the valley below!
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We can see serenity in many things.
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.