Weekly Photo Challenge: Now (Clock)

This week’s  photo challenge is Now.

Clocks (and watches) always remind us of Now – the present moment. Of course, it is related to the concept of time or even to relativity.

While travelling in the Latvia, I stumbled across this clock tower. The face of the clock is interesting , so were the details around the edges.

I have to take this picture at an angle as the clock tower was quite tall. By doing so, I compressed the clock’s image in the vertical direction. Thinking about it, it is not the clock face that I want to compress, it is time that I want to compress and if possible, save time into a bottle as the Singer Jim Croce suggested in his Time in a Bottle lyrics.DSC_0063

On the subject of time, I am a big fan of Albert Einstein. One quotation from him is “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”  For instance, I didn’t hit you with eight blog posts at the same time. You only received one post in the last eight days, one post at a time.
Einstein also indicated that time is only an illusion. The fact that one of his best friends died first didn’t matter him that much; they will soon meet.
 

Images from Angkor Wat

Lately, there are too many things bothering me, those who have been reading my posts may already knew some of them.
I need some positive energy to get back into blogging, but before that I can only retrieve some photos and prepare some quick posts.

The images we got from Angkor Wat are just amazing. Given that many of the structures were built from stone blocks and stacked together, some of the resulting structures can be quite angular too.DSC_0165 Here is an example.

Please enjoy!

Fenghuang City ( Night & Day)

I have been showing pairs of photo for places taken at night and in the day.

These include photos of Hong Kong, Seoul etc.

There is a lot of contrast between these photo pairs.1510399_968931953123945_8486132936364086359_n

Here, the night picture of the picturesque city was taken by my university classmate YM Chan,

while the day photo was taken by me.DSC_0036A

As you can see in both pictures, there is a pagoda on the left bank , a river in the middle and traditional houses built on the right bank.

In fact, the place suffered a lot of damage during the Summer flooding this year.

 

Impressions of Autumn (Beijing)

Autumn is still here.

Hope that Winter is coming late this year.

Understand this part of the world is affected by El Ninos and therefore Winter could be mild, with the exception of a few really cold days but it will be rainy too.DSCF2555A

So, celebrate Autumn as it is retreating and hope that Winter will be short.

The picture was taken at Hunglouzhi (Temple) in Beijing two years ago.

 

Clouds & Mountains – A Collage of Photos

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This will be my best collection of clouds and mountains photos in China.photo 2

All these photos have been posted before but I am putting them together.photo (12)

The Huangshan and clouds mountains are provided by my calligraphy classmate Mr. Chung Kok Fan..photo (11)

Whereas the photos of Zhanzhejia are provided by my university classmate Mr. YM Chan.10371365_964405693576571_905928906956857373_n

They are great photographers and timing was on their side.1457644_964404113576729_3185532268533466011_n

This collection is stunning and I expect that readers will be pleased.10415722_969586896391784_4792825689246188239_n

Please enjoy!

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular (Baltic)

This weeks’ WPC Challenge of the Daily Post is Angular.

This photo was taken in the Baltic, possibly in the city of Riga.DSC_0192A

It is angular not matter how you look at it – angular roofs and window apexes.

I like the color and composition too.

Please enjoy!