The Love Bridge at Annecy

How romantic!

The bridge at the end of the river Le Thiou where  it finally meets Lake Annecy,  is known as Pont des Amours (or the Bridge of Love).dscf1119a

Supposedly, it is a magical little spot where legend says that anyone you kiss might just be with you forever!

I wasn’t there at the right time of the day ( it looks very romantic with the lights on in the evening) and could not afford to stay any longer.

Fungus on the Tree Stump

The hot Summer has passed and I have just started hiking up the hillside of the nearby hills.

The temperature is below 30 degrees, but it is still hot at times.unnamed-2

Walking up the hillside, I discovered this tree stump with some bright color fungus.

I have never seen them before and was glad to have captured them with my smart phone.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror ( Risturin Garden 2 )

If you like my post of yesterday then you probably like this one as well.

Again, it is a picture taken in the Ritsurin Garden, Shinkoku after a heavy down pour.cimg5549

This helped to dispel any dust particle in the air and resulted in a clear image.

The reflection in the lake is again fascinating!

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror ( Ritsurin Garden )

There are no themes for this week’s photo challenge, so I am going back to the challenge of Mirror.

It was a sheer joy walking in the Ritsurin Garden in Shinkoku after the heavy rain.dscf0419

The garden is carefully planned and plants manicured.

The reflection of the landscape in the garden lake was just perfect.

 

 

Travelling Up the Yangtze River

The views you get travelling up the Yangtze River are not quite the same as floating down the same river, people told us.

I can believe in this as views can be different if you view them the other way.dscf6180

The trip was unforgettable!

I was entranced when we made our way up with the sun setting in front of us. It was surreal!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge ( of Yangtze River 2 )

This is a sequel to my last post.

This photo is more stunning than the two I posted yesterday.dscf6215

The steep cliff overlooking the Yangtze River is just striking. The river level was raised due to the impounding of water by the Three Gorges dam.

Just imagine what it was like when the river was a lot lower!

weekly Photo Challenge: Edge ( of the Yangtze River )

Not sure why the theme for this week’s Photo Challenge has not been announced.

I therefore stick to the theme for last week – Edge.dscf6241

The Three Gorges situate in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River China,

Some of the best views can be seen cruising on this section of the Yangtze.

Some of Three Gorges’ view are  rated AAAAA!dscf6240

Here are a couple of photos showing typical edges of the silt laden Yangtze River.

Many of these are steep sided gorges as evidenced in my photos.

Fantastic views!