Weekly Photo Challenge: Beneath Your Feet ( Tiles)

I like walking on cobble stones , however, I also like walking on interestingly paved tiles.

Here are two photos.

The first one shows the tiled pattern in the busy area of Macau.DSCF0787

I like the wavy tile pattern.

The second picture was taken in Ephesus, Turkey.CIMG0223

These ancient mosaic tiles in a pattern were laid on the pavement when Ephesus was a thriving city.

At the moment, you can still walk on these tiles!


Weekly Photo Challenge : Lost in the Details (2)

I can’t help putting forward another entry for this photo challenge; this time for details which are human made.

While travelling in the Baltic countries, I was amazed at the details  and colors this door was showing. The door was full of notices, a spider and even a hand sticking out! It was fun  photographing it.DSC_0362

The following picture was taken at a temple in Bangkok, Thailand. The repetitive pattern of the details in gold and other contrasting color on the wall was just impressive.CIMG0375

In our recent trip to Yunnan, we stopped by a public a public square. The image below was taken at the entrance to the square. It shows fine details of a cock; more than that, the roof with the timber support and tiles forming the top of the entrance was just awe inspiring.DSCF2828

The last image shows the ancient mosaics tiles on the ground of Esphesus, Turkey.CIMG0223

Have visited quite a few limestone caverns. This cavern in Yunnan which we recently visited has a clever and artistic way of illumination. I love the lanterns!DSCF2887

I must admit that I am more of a “landscape” guy and not a “details” guy. Many a time, I have missed interesting details. Part of the reason is that I do not have good zoom lens / cameras to capture them. Shooting details is fun, this theme reminds me that I should be mindful of these when travelling.