A couple of weeks ago I was on a coach from Heathrow to London when a young man got on and sat beside me. He anxiously fiddled with his tickets and I asked if he was okay. He was a bit worried about his connection and finding his way. I reassured him that negotiating Victoria coach station was easy and promised to point him in the right direction.
We chatted all the way and I learnt that he was heading for Canterbury University to do his masters, his first trip out of Malaysia. He asked me about shopping, where to find affordable groceries and if he would be able to find Malaysian food.
Looking out of the window he was excited to see the Victorian terrrace houses and thought they were beautiful. Of course I shared that I had been to Malaysia and loved it there, especially the architecture in Kuala Lumpur. Ailsa’s challenge this week reminded me of my charming encounter with that young man. By now he will be settled in his new world, I’d love to know how he is getting on and hope he has found his nearest aldi to help make his pennies go further.
So, to ‘Height’, here are some of the heights of his homeland and one of my favourite cities, Kuala Lumpur.
The Tower emerging
A view from the tower
Apartments looking up
Fountains and tower blocks
Join in with the challenge at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/10/04/travel-theme-height/
Ailsa wants to see our slant on tilted this week. Well virtually all the horizons are tilted in my photos because I’m hopeless! I wasn’t to blame for these wonky images though.
A tilted frame in the Kuala Lumpur Tower but I think the buildings are straight.
Tilted beams on the waterfront at Kota Kinabalu.
Fairy chimneys tilted by nature in Cappadochia.
To join in visit Ailsa at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/07/19/travel-theme-tilted/
Cheri Lucas Rowlands says,
‘The World Through Your Eyes. Earlier this week, photographer Ming Thein gave us an overview of the fundamentals of photography and talked about observing your subject or scene and what’s needed to create a good photograph. We see many excellent shots out there in which a photographer’s intent is clear: where he or she leads us to the photo’s subject or main focus — using light, composition, and other criteria — and is able to convey what they see in their mind at the moment of capture.
It’s that little extra something in a snapshot that transforms a photograph into something more: a visual interpretation of one’s vision. A story, captured in a frame. It’s that special skill that Ming mentioned — the photographer’s eye.’
This is my interpretation. My eyes see art, do yours?
My eyes see the built environment at it’s best, do yours?
My eyes see the natural environment – with some ancient dry stone walls
My eyes see people
My eyes see wildlife
Show us the world through your eyes this week at
Sara Rosso has chosen Up this week. I knew this was familiar and sure enough some of us have been UP before. Here is mine from 2011 http://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/weekly-photo-challenge-up/ I still love my laughing Arabian!
To join in this time go to http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/weekly-photo-challenge-up-2/ and add your entry.
This time I’ll show you one just snapped at the park.
Further from home, the tower in Kuala Lumpur
and one to make you rush! If they rang you had to get up really quickly!
Ailsa has chosen roads, not the easiest for me, whenever I see a really interesting road I’m always driving it! Here are a few from around Devon and some more exotic places.
Join in at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/03/01/travel-theme-roads/
Even a Gingerbread House has windows! Merry Christmas
Join in with Sandra’s Thursdays Windows here. And visit some gingerbread palace’s here http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/12/21/gingerbread-house/
I love architecture, the differences around the world and thoughout history. I’m a small city kind of girl, so when I visit somewhere like Kuala Lumpur I’m bowled over. Here is a view of some of KL’s architecture taken from the KLTower – an amazing building itself.
Visit http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/sunday-post-architecture/ for some more architecture.
Ailsa at Wheres my backpack has chosen ‘Soft’ for her travel theme this week. This is a Victoria Crowned Pigeon and I took the photo at Kuala Lumpur bird park, the worlds largest free flight aviary. I’m sure its feathers and beautiful crest would feel very soft. They are ground dwellers, quite large and they originate from New Guinea. They are named after Queen Victoria.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is about choosing your favourite photo. She says
‘We all have our brilliant moments and feel like we have taken a photograph that would fit in perfectly into the Life or National Geographic Magazines. I want to see those. Your photographs can be straight out of the camera or edited in Photoshop or other software. I’m excited to see everyone’s photography.’
I know that my choice isn’t of particularly high standard, but it is probably my all time favourite. Every time I see it it takes me back to the wonderful city of Kuala Lumpur and I sit and dream of returning.
Jake says ‘A road is a route, or way on land between two places, which typically has been paved or otherwise improved to allow travel by some conveyance, including a horse, cart, or motor vehicle’. Visit him over at http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/sunday-post-road/ for this weeks Sunday post, check out his animation and join in with the challenge. Here is my entry, Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur.