Category Weekly Photo Challenges
On seeing this week’s Photo Challenge Topic both Karen and I both said at once: “Boudhanath Stupa” While exploring this marvellous building we were enthralled by the multi-coloured Tibetan Flags that adorned it’s four corners.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Broken.” For centuries a chain of fortifications kept the inhabitants of Greater China safe from attack from the Mongol Hordes. Today it lies mostly in ruins – scavenged to almost nothing. This was one of the towers at a section of the Great Wall at Jinshangling.
The sand is so soft on Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays it makes you want to jump for joy!
One of the biggest challenges on our trip to date was the trekking in Nepal. This was an ever bigger challenge for John who was suffering from Kathmandu Belly! At one point we thought only half of JK would reap the reward of making it to the Summit in Poonhill. But stubbornness won over and […]
Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds
Taken from outside a random temple in Chiang Mai.
I close my eyes Only for a moment and the moment’s gone All my dreams Pass before my eyes with curiosity Today was a very sad day. After over 2 years of companionship and friendship it was time to say goodbye to The Hulklings…. my bulky green running shoes! A cursory look through our photo […]
This week’s Photo Challenge is Dreamy. Based on this I thought of somewhere we had been on this trip that felt like we were in a dream. Everywhere has been a wee bit surreal but the closest place to a dreamscape is the Huangshan Mountains in Southern China. (These were the mountains as shown in […]
In the medieval town of Bhaktapur in central Nepal there was a toilet door in an inn. Amongst the usual suspects of language describing what was beyond the portal was a small sign that said “Leithreas”. This is Gaelic – the indigenous language of Ireland – where John hails from!
Out of water, I am nothing Duke Kahanamoku
This weeks Photo Challenge was ZigZag. This was a tough one but inspiration eventually came… A tree growing in the Chi Lin Nunnery in Hong Kong is this week’s choice. This place is really awesome if you are ever in Hong Kong. It’s also fairly quiet as you have to travel to get here.
Taking some time out on Gili Trawangan (Indonesia) to remember the important things…
Until 1974 no one knew what was buried near the Emperor Qin Shì Huang’s Mausoleum outside Xi’an. Then peasant farmers came along and tried to dig a well and in lieu of water they discovered the 8th Wonder of the World… the Terracotta Army. And like the gift that keeps on giving, there […]
In Cambodia’s south coast (It only has one coast by the way), there is an old French Hill Station called Bokor Hill. There is an interesting Contrast here when you capture the following two buildings in the same shot. On the left is the old (run-down) Summer Residence of one of Cambodia’s Rulers. On the […]
In Bhaktapur (Nepal), there is a children’s home for disabled children. They also have a guesthouse called Heart of Bhaktapur. The guesthouse is covered in brilliant art work by the kids.