I have been lucky enough to travel to lots of interesting places and have tasted some wonderful (and not so wonderful) food.
a roadside food vendor in India
food catering on an industrial scale for the many pilgrims visiting the golden temple of Amritsar
freshly squeezed orange juice on sale in India
snake gourds in Sri Lanka
my birthday cake, Thai style
the “strained through an old sock” method of making fresh coffee in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Get your taste buds salivating courtesy of Ailsa’s post on the subject of flavour
some of my paper-themed photos
a carrier bag made of recycled magazine pages in Thailand
paper parasols on sale at the Sule paya in Yangon, Myanmar
paper boats in a shop window in Zieriksee, Holland
paper heart decorations in a shop window in the UK
see more paper via Ailsa’s blog
Some years ago we visited a sound installation, called “Harmonic Fields” in Dorset. If/when the wind blew the various “instruments” suspended on wires were supposed to reverberate or make a sound. Unfortunately on the day we visited there was very little wind, but it was still beautiful to look at.
In Myanmar we saw one the largest bells ever cast, I can’t imagine what it might have sound like when struck. As you can see, most people feel the urge to bend down and creep inside the bell and then stand up and touch its interior. I love the girl standing behind my husband, just peeking out with a cheeky grin on her face.
These smaller bells, hung around the eaves of a temple in Thailand, were much easier to hear.
This is a print by a friend of mine entitled “bouche à l’oreille” which could be loosely translated as “gossip”
Find out what “sound” means to Ailsa and co.
peacock feathers in Malaysia
a feather duster seller in Bangkok
birds of a feather in Singapore’s Jurong bird park
the new hairdo
fifty shades of pink
the aptly named ‘superb’ starling
“shake a tail feather, baby”
Cee’s fun foto challenge
Sometimes ones eyes need a rest from the garish colours that surround us. Pastel shades have always been restful. Here are some of my pastel photos:
pastel shades in Köln (Cologne), Germany
a Christmas rose flower (hellebore)
water lilies for sale in a temple in Myanmar
lotus blossom bud with grasshopper
Do you prefer pastels to brights? Take a look at some more here.
water buffalo taking a refreshing dip in the sea
the elephants at the Pinnewala sanctuary in Sri Lanka get a daily dip too
a walk on the beach will blow a few cobwebs away
iced coffee on the beach
maybe you’d prefer a hot cup of Java
the sight of a field of red poppies is always uplifting
as is watching the dancers at a local folk festival
What refreshes you? Is it the sight/sound of water in some form? Is it a drink? a change of scenery?
sharing Ailsa’s travel theme
olive backed sunbirds, photographed a few days before they flew the nest
Sri Lankan paper cut
the flutter of an Indian dancer’s costume
Balinese temple pennants flutter in the breeze
sharing with Ailsa’s flutterings
Ailsa’s theme this week is ‘routine‘.
routine (plural routines)
- A course of action to be followed regularly; a standard procedure.
- A set of normal procedures, often performed mechanically.
- A set piece of an entertainer‘s act.
watching the world go by
carrying building materials up the steep hills of McLeodanj, N. India, is daily routine for these pack animals
preparing to feed the thousands of pilgrims who flock to Amritsar’s golden temple every day
every day the Indians and Pakistanis go through an elaborate ceremony, watched by thousands, of opening and closing the border between the 2 countries
bathing one’s water buffalo in the sea in Thailand
Do you have a favourite or hated routine?
fruit offerings in Bali
strange fruit found in Thailand
“custard pie” fruit found in Thailand
fruit sellers in Hanoi
fresh orange juice sellers in India
mango and sticky rice as prepared at cookery school in Cambodia
sharing with Ailsa
Did you know that there are 108 distinguishing marks on the soles of the Buddha’s feet? I certainly didn’t and it took some research to track down what the meanings are. I have to admit that I don’t know if the interpretation varies in other Asian countries. These photos were taken in Myanmar.
Chaukhatgyi paya, Yangon
Shwethalyaung pagoda near Bago
posted in response to Ailsa dropping a ladder on her feet.