Saturday, October 3, 2015

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Lake Malawi

It's been a while since the last time I posted photos I took in Olomouc. When I heard sounds of live music and audience screaming , I decided to head for Horní náměstí Olomouc  to shoot what's going on.

When I was there, Lake Malawi, Czech indie rock band, was ready to rock on. 

To be honest I knew nothing about them... It appears that they are quite popular!

This is Our World: 14 September entry.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Unidentified Flying Object...

Please look carefully at two similar photos below and compare... I always take photos in RAW format and enjoy playing RAW image with photoshop, however, these two photos are straight out of my camera. I tell you that my photoshop skills aren't good enough to trick people. All I did was to shrink the image size and embed logo of this photoblog...

The above one was taken at 15:38 on xx of August, 2015 at St John the Baptist in Knaresborough, UK and the one below was at 15:56 on the same day at the same place with different angle...

I am a type of person who are very ignorant of spiritual matters or occults. I try to understand the universe based on science. I believe (or want to believe) that the floating thingy in the first photo was shaped due to multiple reflections of lights within lens (=camera lens flare) that appeared under particular light angle and source. 

I got down on my knees when I took the second photo. Nothing happened. Whew!!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Brimham Rocks Part 2

This is part 2 entry of Brimham rocks in England.

As you're already aware of, I was blessed by the God of weather when I was there:) The sky was astonishingly blue and it was not so hot.

I guess that I had chuckles on my face and kept moving from one weird rock to another. 

The place is owned by National Trust, which is a conservation organization in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The place is part of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Yes, I agree. The place is outstanding, indeed!!!

Although the place is owned by National Trust, entry is free of charge but car parking is charged if you're not a member of the National Trust. It's open all year round from 8 AM until dusk.

The place can be seen in BeeGee's video, "You Win Again (1987)

Well, I personally prefer "Stayin' Alive"

Variations of rock formations are caused by Milestone Grit being eroded by water, glaciation and wind, some of which have formed amazing shapes. Many formations have been named, though imagination and the correct viewing angle are required. 

Since it's very popular place among children, kids were everywhere.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Brimham Rocks

Brimham Rocks are balancing rock formations on Brimham Moor in North Yorkshire, England. I fell in love with these rocks when I first saw photos of the place!!! 

I was stunned by many variations of rock formations there and the weather was beautiful.

I will post more photos. Stay tuned!

This is a Skywatch Friday entry.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

The Jerónimos Monastery/Hieronymites Monastery is located near the shore of the parish of Belém in Lisbon. This is probably the most impressive symbol of Portugal's power and wealth during the Age of DiscoveryIn 1983, along with Belém Tower, it was classified a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The construction of the monastery and church was inaugurated on the order of King Manuel I in 1502 and the initial planned construction period was only 8 years, however in reality, it was completed 100 years later!!! Thanks to unprecedentedly rich influx from tax on commerce from Africa and Orient, the architects were not limited to small-scale plans.

Soon after entering western portal of the Church of Santa Maria, there are two stone thumbs, Vasco da Gama and  Luís de Camões who is the greatest poet and chronicier of the Age of Discoveries. Both tombs were sculpted by Costa Mota, tio in a harmonious neo-Manueline style. The mortal remains of both were transferred to these tombs in 1880.

On December 13th, 2007, the Treaty of Lisbon was signed at the monastery.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

Whitby Abbey Part One

I love ruins. I don't know why I am more attracted by ruins than fully restored structure... 

Taken by Infrared camera

The ruined Whitby Abbey belonged to Benedictine monastery that was a center of prayer and study for over four centuries. It is located on the East Cliff above Whitby in North Yorkshire, England.

The first monastery was founded in 657 AD by the Anglo-Saxon era King of Northumbria. In the 7th and 8th centuries it was the site of a thriving Anglian town and a famous religious community.

Again, taken by Infrared camera
Open from 10:00 to 18:00, 7.5 £

Continued to Part 2.