Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O ( = Serenity ?)

This week’s photo challenge is H2O.

I have always been fascinated by water; water in rivers, ponds, lakes, seas, in the air as rain, snow, mist or fog, for instance.14719_565283316822146_1053155327_n

Water is sometimes soft, sometimes powerful, sometimes even noisy but most of all, I like the serenity in the waters.

Here is a picture taken near to the border with mainland China.

The serenity intoxicates me.


Watching Kois

The recent Weekly Photo Challenges are just too difficult to me and I opt to post on other topics.

One of my pastime is watching kois swimming in a pond.

I can never forget watching them swimming in a tourist spot known as “Watching Kois in a Flower Pond” in the West Lake, China.dscf6440

That Winter day was cold and raining, giving a blue hue to the whole picture.

Ripples were set up in the water because of the rain.

Large schools of kois swam up and rushed together in the race for food.

That’s marvelous!

Weekly photo Challenge: Nostalgia ( Pavilion )

This week’s photo challenge is Nostalgia.

I have always associated pavilion with nostalgia.

In the modern built areas, we are building less and less pavilion.4290189150_20965bd575_o

This pavilion in the middle of West Lake, Hangzhou China is a classic example of the Chinese style pavilion.

The silhouette in the B&W picture  reminds me of days long gone.dscf6359

The colour picture is a picture I feel there is a big scope for improvement.

I like being able to access the pavilion through the stone bridge on water.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Quest ( for Happiness )

This week’s photo challenge is Quest.

The theme is quite abstract and not one which is easy to respond to.cimg3142

All of us are looking for happiness, or at least, would not like to be unhappy.

While travelling in Yunnan, I came across these big open statues of the Buddha.dscf2877a

He has a smiling face.

He has the wisdom to be happy.

You can’t find happiness by looking for it, although this is our quest.

Blue, Blue, My World is Blue. . . . . . .

This is a photo which I have never posted.

The water up in the lakes of Jiuzhaigou, China is blue; it is so rich in calcium.100

The surrounding is so serene, the  area is lush, together with the lake, they make a great picture.

This is like a post card!

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!