I like bridges as it connects places which otherwise are separated or inaccessible.
Here are a couple of photos which I took near to the entrance of some very big caverns in Yunnan, China.
The first photo shows in more detail the bridge which connects both sides. Water flows quickly swiftly below the bridge into the cavern. A bridge over troubled waters?
The photo may be a bit hard to visualize; therefore, I have included a second photo in portrait format which shows the outline of the caverns.
It is hard to imagine how to connect both sides before the bridge was built.
Where we base in the subtropics, Summer is definitely not yet over.
The daily maximum temperature is still hovering around 30 degrees Celsius.
If it is not raining, it is still hot.
See how children play in the park, amidst the water!
This place Jiuzhaigou has afforded me a lot of inspirational moments.
Lush trees standing out so clearly from the background mountains.
Clouds just beyond the yonder mountain covering partially the mountain top.
The blue water of the placid lake forming seemingly the first layer, followed by layers of different colors.
These are my inspirations!
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The recent and current themes of the Daily Press Weekly Photo Challenges are:
Motion, Blur and Afloat – I am trying to combine these into just one series of pictures.
These pictures were all taken a fortnight ago in the show The House of the Dancing Water in Macau.
Some of you may have seen my past posts showing water jets coming up, a pavilion coming up from the water and dancers dancing around the pavilion, all in splendid colors.
This series of photos are less colorful; the main color theme is blue.
They all show the pavilion gradually lowered into the water and finally disappear from the surface.
Water come gushing up, acrobats diving down into the water.
The blur in the images suggests motion.
The acrobats/ dancers are afloat either in the air, dancing up and down or finally plunge into water.
What a sight!
The DP Challenge this week is Motion.
Here is a picture with movement of sorts.
Three towers suddenly rose from underwater.
Then dancers climbed up to the very top.
Some jumped down to the water, others somersaulted, some swinged from one tower to the other.
There are so many movements that it was difficult to concentrate just on a few.
This is one of the views in the House Of Dancing Water show in Macau.
Haven’t been out of HK since my mum’s operation late last year.
Visited Macau in the last two days; to view the show : The House of Dancing Water mainly.
The show is in a venue known as The House of Dreams.
The fabulous thing about this is that the theater’s stage has deep water where acrobats can jump from great heights, platforms of varying configuration which can be raised or lowered quickly from the water, fountains everywhere, great lights and sound too.
I thoroughly enjoyed the show which convinces me the effort and time for travelling to Macau was worth it.
Here is a picture I took inside the theater showing one of the scenes when the pavilion was raised from the water, the actor and actress were inside the pavilion, water came in all directions and the light was just fantastic.
It was difficult to take any picture in the theater because of the darkness, the water, the motion and the distance etc.
Please enjoy :-)
This week’s Word is Water.
I like water in nature, be it waterfalls, lakes, seas, rivers, water features etc.
My posts have variously covered waterfalls and seas. What I would like to feature this time is running water.
These pictures were taken in JiuZhaiGou, China.
There, I found myself surrounded everywhere by water ( I got the same feeling when I was in Plitvice Lakes in Croatia too).
But this is different, water basically runs in a sheet like form, over vast areas.
The images look as if the whole area was inundated with water ( sorry to mention this, this may occur in areas during flooding, but here, the water is running like this all year round).
There is a sharp contrast between the surrounding green trees and the water.
It was just amazing to look at the water!