Sunday, December 13, 2009

Light and dark in the walled city

Shot from one of my trips down Intramuros, an old city/fortress built in the 16th century (Spanish colonial era), later known as The Walled City.

Most of the buildings in the area still hold its Spanish-style architecture.

Some of the cobble-stoned walks have also been kept in some parts of the old city, but it seems little have been done to preserve/restore/beautify the other structures surrounding it.

[* enjoy more Scenic Sundays..]

[* and see more shadows at hey harriet, shadow shot sunday]

Enjoy! I will be away for a while during the holidays, but rest assured I will be back with more photos come new year.

Friday, December 4, 2009

One balmy afternoon

Pleasant view of the setting sun.

I particularly love the hovering cloud and the mix of blue and orange hues.

[*Skywatch Friday]

Monday, November 30, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

New Moon

A lot of noise in this picture (as the equipment I used isn't capable of shooting under very limited lighting....). The photo was shot early in the evening and then photoshopped later (which resulted in more noise but better colours).

[*Skywatch Friday]

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Looking up

This is the Insular Life Building, located along Central Business District (Makati City, Philippines).

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Stairs and the Old Town.

This winding staircase is located in Kennedy Town, Hong Kong.

The place is old with very FEW tourists. At the time I took this photo, it wasn't reachable by train... that said, the only people walking the streets are mostly locals who live around the area.

I'd say it's quiet, laidback, and remote. But this may just be one of the best captures from my travels.

Added information from the web:

Kennedy Town (堅尼地城) is at the western end of Sai Wan on the Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong. It is part of the Victoria City and is named after Arthur Edward Kennedy, who was the 7th Governor of Hong Kong from 1872 to 1877.

In the division of District Council of Hong Kong, the area roughly corresponds to the constituency areas of Kennedy Town and Mount Davis and Kwun Lung in the Central and Western District. The neighborhood is primarily Chinese, but a growing number of expats are moving into a number of luxury buildings built along the waterfront.

Kennedy Town is the western part of early development of Victoria City, the capital of colonial Hong Kong. Due to its remoteness from the centre of the city and without mass transit, the town development is not as vigorous as other part of urban Hong Kong. It is expected to change when MTR extends to the area.

Clarke Quay and the Singapore River

Taken from across Riverside Point (southern bank), located at Clarke Quay in Singapore.

A place for drinks, entertainment, shopping, and extreme sports.

Overflowing with clubs and pubs at night, it's a definite go to for party-goers.

There are more to look forward to though besides its night scene. In the day you would find markets of sorts lined up along this stretch.

Some of them adventurous bunch might even want to go for some bungee jumping. --Yes, all that in Clarke Quay.

You may want to visit Uniquely Singapore! for more visitor information.

Or go to the Clarke Quay website:

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bright, colorful flowers in the market

Located along Waterloo Street in Singapore, these flowers attract the attention of many-- locals and tourists alike.

Would you believe so many different religious places of worship are housed in this one street? -- That's Singapore for you.


Added information from the web:

Waterloo Street (Chinese: 滑铁卢街) is a two-way street in downtown Singapore stretching from Rochor Road to Bras Basah Road.

The street was constructed in 1837 and was initially named Church Street after Thomas Church who became a resident councillor that same year. Formerly a one-way street, the street has been converted to two ways for a couple of years, and the northern end of the street has been converted into a pedestrian mall to ease the problem of traffic jams and the crowd at Kwan Im Thong Hood Co Temple in the past, especially during the weekends and public holidays. The street, which previously extended to Stamford Road, has been shortened after the construction of Singapore Management University's city campus and the MRT station.

Several well known landmarks include the well known Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple, Maghain Aboth Synagogue, Sculpture Square and Sri Krishnan Temple. Maghain Aboth Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in Singapore and was built by the local Jewish community in 1878.

The Tamils call the street krishmen kovil sadakku or "Street of the Krishnan Temple", where the Sri Krishnan Temple is located next to the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple. The street is known as mang ku lu chai tng koi in Hokkien, which mean the street in Bencoolen where the vegetarian hall is. The Hokkiens and Teochews call it si beh lo that means "four horse carriages road" in English.