Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up (Facade in Baltic)

This week’s photo challenge is Look Up.

I enjoy looking up the facade of buildings in the Baltic.DSC_0066

In terms of architecture, they seem to stem from the Baroque style.

What I am interested most is the use of colors in the more modern building and the sculptures.DSC_0065

These are two examples of the building facade and sculptures I like.

Hope you also enjoy looking at them.

Naked Man To Jump From Roof ?

Here are two photos of a naked man on the roof top.

They are in fact sculptures on the roof top. The photos were taken yesterday in the premise of the Asia Society Center, Hong Kong.IMG_1511

The South China Morning Posts reported that :

The “Naked Man” sculptures by a world famous artist mounted on the rooftop of buildings in Central Hong Kong have sparked calls to the police from citizens who mistook them for suicide attempts.IMG_1509

The 31 life-sized sculptures by UK artist Antony Gormley, part of the public art installation Event Horizon, confused some passers-by who thought they were witnessing someone about to jump off a building – the most common way of committing suicide in Hong Kong.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

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This week’s Photo Challenge is Endurance.

Looking up the dictionary, endurance means:

: the ability to do something difficult for a long time

: the ability to deal with pain or suffering that continues for a long time

: the quality of continuing for a long time

The challenger shows a Maya building that has endured the environment for a long time.

In my view, it shouldn’t be that difficult to show structures that lasted for thousands of years, the Great Wall of China and the Saqqara pyramids of Egypt are classic examples.

Humanity was the subject of last week’s challenge.

It think it is a bigger challenge to show Endurance as a human quality.DSCF0012

With that in mind, I am showing two sculptures of Ju Ming.DSCF0036

Both shows a man in waiting.

But they have different postures.

They are enduring the passage of time – as many of us here are, waiting, while time just tickling away (instead of cherishing every minute of it) !

Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

I am afraid of submitting an entry for this week’s challenge: Humanity, as I don’t think I actually know its meaning.

Looking up the Wikipedia, Humanity means:

The virtue, humanity, is a set of strengths focused on “tending and befriending others.” The three strengths associated with humanity are love, kindness, and social intelligence. Humanity differs from justice in that there is a level of altruism towards individuals included in humanity more so than the fairness found in justice. That is, humanity, and the acts of love, altruism, and social intelligence are typically person to person strengths while fairness is generally expanded to all.

I have seen many entries with a bunch of people, spectators in the stadium, people on the street etc.DSCF0020

I am at a lost to reconcile that these represent humanity.

I know what this is not about – humanity is not just a bunch of people (as in my picture on Ju Ming’s sculpture).

Bring Back the Girls!

The world always seem to be in a bit of chaos:

Around 250 girls in a boarding school in Nigeria were kidnapped and nowhere to be found!

The Malaysian airline MH370 seems to have been hijacked with over 200 people on board and no where to be found.

A ferry capsized in  seas of Korea, killing over 250 people including many students.

Mine exploded and killing as many in Turkey.

Such is the world we are living in!DSCF0047

I was reminded of Nigerian girls when I saw the sculptures of the school girls, posing outside their school. They were smiley and chatty!DSCF0016

Two of the girls, in particular, are happily taking to each other.

The sculptures of Ju Ming have again shown this quite vividly.

Ju Ming has reminded us of the lighter and happy side of the world we live in. Let’s smile and enjoy 🙂