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/
I just wanted to highlight Isobel’s post that I re-blogged this morning, it’s something that I feel passionate about so if you could just take a look at these beautiful creatures and go over to sign on the link from earlier it would be wonderful. http://isobelandcat.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/save-the-orangutans/
We like it here, but it would be better if there was enough food and nice trees deep in the forest.
Here is our forest
My cousin is hiding up there, he has darker fur than I do because he chooses all his own food!
This is a friend
Will you help to make sure that the baby grows up to have babies too?
Can you see all those rows of trees? They are taking over our habitat and we need help so that we can survive.
With credit to Ross and Lori Hall and Lindy Campbell who took some of these photos while I was too ill to hold my camera!
Sara Rosso says,
‘Do you have a photo which invites the viewer to look beyond? Are there hidden depths in the background? Is the focal point just a framing for the rest of the picture? If it’s not clear why we should look beyond, tell us! Lead us through the story in your photo.’ for this weeks challenge. I’ve chosen three photos and I hope its clear why you should look!
Bergamo terrace cafe
If you would like to join in http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/weekly-photo-challenge-beyond/
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.
Ailsa has chosen Animals to mark World Animal Day on Thursday, 2 days ago. I was very privileged to be able to visit Sepilok, Borneo to see the orang-utans, really high on my ‘do before I die’ list. I hope you like this beauty!
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.
I love silhouettes but don’t really have a true one. This is as close as I can get. A picture of my friends taken in Kota Kinabalu looking towards Tunku Abdul Rahman Park islands.
There will be more to see over at Ailsa’s place, http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/08/24/silhouette/ her own are superb.
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.