I remember vividly going to this town in those days either for breakfast or simply to buy stuff. Most of the time for breakfast. That was decades ago. Well, to be exact, three decades ago and it feels just like yesterday. Now, this town doesn’t look nowhere near this scenery (picture). I’ll make an effort to shoot the town from the same angle. Perhaps this coming weekend. Hopefully.
Because I’ve lived all of my life in a grounded property before living in high rise apartment, it felt weird at first. I felt fear too. All the what ifs anyone could think of … it was all under my finger tips! However, after a while, it felt OK. I began to enjoy looking down – the busy street, rush hours, quiet times of the day, sun rising, trees looking like mushrooms, etc. It even felt good having to tell friends, “I live up there, Apt 2108!”
It’s all just a matter of adjustment.
1.Related article – interesting read. 2.I don’t live in this apartment 🙂 (picture)
Ornate = “made in an intricate shape or decorated with complex patterns.”
This grand building structure is definitely ornate. This is part of The Venetian Macao – a luxury hotel and casino resort in Macau, China, owned by Las Vegas Sands. It is the first giant casino located on reclaimed land between two islands called the Cotai Strip. Truly great design – its distinctive interior resembles the beautiful city of Venice.
This hut stands out. It’s like a landmark. Will surely trigger vivid memories of this place. The fresh air. The fascinating views of sunset , when I’m perhaps long gone … from this place, that is.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid
“What you end up remembering isn’t always the same as what you have witnessed.”
― Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending
Mom and Dad’s backdrop in this picture is Christchurch Cathedral (Christchurch, New Zealand). This was taken about this time in 1993. Exactly 2 decades ago, how time flies! Feeling nostalgic remembering wonderful memories 🙂
This beautiful Christchurch Cathedral was badly hit in last year’s (2012) magnitude-6.1 earthquake and the authority has plans to demolish it.This piece of news must have been a heart-breaking one for many people as the church after all, had served the people in the area for so long.
The church is apparently engaged in an on-going court battle fighting to have the Cathedral “saved”; had put forward three proposals: 1.to restore the original structure, 2. rebuild it in a traditional theme, or 3. replace it with a modern design. I’d vote for proposal 1 and 2 🙂
Those who have visited this place, I’m sure, are equally sentimental hearing this news.
Sunway Pyramid Hotel & Spa, Kuala Lumpur
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