The Streets and Alleys of Baltic (1)

I will be doing a series on streets and alleys of the Baltic countries.

I have been to all the Baltic capitals which includes visiting of some of the UNESCO Heritage sites like

Vilinus, Riga, Tallin etc.

What I found most interesting are the alleys and the streets which all have their own characteristics.DSC_0154

I am not able to tell you exactly where those alleys and streets are; in my simple mind, they are my memorable parts of the Baltic.

I like the cobblestones, the quaint street, the colored walls on both sides of the alleys, the cafes along or encroached onto the roads, the crude masonry wall facing and last, but not the least, the friendly people.

They leave an undeletable part in my memory!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

The Daily Post’s challenge for this week is Horizon.

The Challenger defines horizon as: “The space or line where the sky meets the earth. So many places where the sky meets the earth around the world, and millions of interactions between two elements. It can be water, a city skyline, a forest, a wasteland, a desert, a sunset outside your bedroom window“.

The horizons in the following pictures particularly speak to me:

The horizon at the Tanjung Rhu  beach in Langkawi where the blue sky meets the water, with a sandy beach in the foreground particularly attracts me.DSC_0095

Further up the hills in Langkawi, the view of the faraway islands fading out in the horizon  conveys a sense of peace to me.DSC_0251

On our way from Gold Coast to Lake Barrine in northern Australia, the clouds just above the horizon where the blue sky meets the blue mountains appeal to me.CIMG0532

Resting on the shore of lake Galve in Lithuania, gazing at the blue water and where the yonder islands meet the sky was a delightful and reflective moment.DSC_0304

The skyline in the Baltics seems eternally has its charm.DSC_0329

The New York City skyline has always been my favorite. Not that I don’t like the skyline of other places like Hong Kong which has got high hills as the background; the New York City skyline allows you to have an unobstructed view of the buildings in the horizon.021

Last, but not the least, I like the horizon I saw in Coronado beach in the US. The sea and the sky seemed to merge as one.LA 014

Horizons allow my eyes and my brain to relax and intrigue me as to what lies beyond.  . . . . . . . . . .