I will be doing a series on streets and alleys of the Baltic countries.
I have been to all the Baltic capitals which includes visiting of some of the UNESCO Heritage sites like Vilinus, Riga, Tallin etc.
What I found most interesting are the alleys and the streets which all have their own characteristics.
I am not able to tell you exactly where those alleys and streets are; in my simple mind, they are my memorable parts of the Baltic.
I like the cobblestones, the quaint street, the colored walls on both sides of the alleys, the cafes along or encroached onto the roads, the crude masonry wall facing and last, but not the least, the friendly people.
They leave an undeletable part in my memory!
This photo has three light zones.
The brightest part is on the left hand side, showing hills yonder with their shadows.
The middle zone showing the somewhat reddish rock with their many joints as a result of weathering.
The right hand zone is dark but still shows the rugged nature of the rock face.
It also shows the silhouette of my brother and sister in law walking under the overhanging rock.
The picture was taken by my wife while travelling in the South Western part of the States.
Altogether, it makes an interesting picture!
Have been out to the sea to see the dolphins; but never saw so many dolphins at the same time.
The Video below was taken by my wife while in California.
. . .. . . . . . it shows a group of dolphins swimming playfully.
It looks as if they were dancing happily.
What a delightful sight!
“So this week, share an image where you see a particularly strong connection between what we see and what you felt as you pressed that shutter button on your camera or phone.”
The above is what the Challenger asks us to do this week for the Photo Challenge.
Have been to New York several times. Each time, I got a special feeling about the place.
There are many places I like, however, the ordinary streets cape in NY reminds me that I am actually there.
The mix of the old and the new gives you a sense of place.
A place that is so varied, so alive and so full of energy!
Most tourists head for the fortress side of Dubrovnik; we did the same too.
Many of my photos show the fortresses, the walls and the many terracotta roofs.
For a change, this picture was taken towards the sea, away from the fortresses, when the sun has set.
We were walking back to the hotel and my eyes were captured by the very peaceful feeling of the sea and the cliffs and the lone house by the seaside.
Altogether, a very soothing view!
Bodie in Calfornia is a town frozen in time in a “state of arrested decay”.
It is originally a mining town from the late 1800’s.
What’s left today stands in a state of “arrested decay” and is maintained by the California State Parks System, who took over the town in 1962 to make it a State Historic Park.
It is a stunning experience to visit this town with many things reminding you of the past.
Abandoned houses, abandoned shops which still have something still displayed in the shop windows.
Abandoned cars which remind you that they were once in a good working condition.
Photographing abandoned houses in HK is one of my favorite activities; I enjoy going around photographing them.
These photos were taken by my wife while travelling in North California.
It is a trip I have sorely missed as I have to stay at home with more important things to deal with.
Hope I will have a chance to visit it one day.