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!

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!

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge ( between Lake and Mountain )

This week’s photo challenge theme is Edge.

Here are a couple of photos taken in Jiuzhaigou, China.017

It shows a distinctly divided edge between the lake and the mountains.

Just like the Pamakule in Turkey, these are pools containing high levels of dissolved calcium contained within naturally formed levees of deposited limestone.018

Unlike Pamakule, this is at a very high altitude where normal breathing could be a problem.

Weekly photo Challenge: Edge ( to Water Paradise )


This week’s theme is Edge.

I have shown this picture a few times before.

This will not be the last time I show it.065a

The fence there marks the edge to a paradise. . . . . . . . . it makes me come back to my senses and prevent me from falling into the paradise.

Picture was taken in JiuZhaiGou, China in Autumn.