Weekly Photo Challenge: Quest

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Machu Picchu (Peru)

My quest for Wonder … the ruins of Machu Picchu. Just like many things in life, there is an easy way of getting there via a 20 minutes bus ride and there is also a tough way of doing a 3-day hike along the Inca Trial. I took the latter option.

I want to make a photo, not just take a photo. I do not need another postcard shot. I do not want myself in the picture. And I do not like to see colorful tourists dotting the ruins. So I decided to shoot it in black/white to illustrate the mysterious nature and rawness of the ancient site.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror

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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden in Tokyo (Japan)

In response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror

Weekly Photo Challenge: Frame

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Jaipur (India)

Hawa Mahal (Palace Of The Winds) used to house the royal ladies, whom did not appear in public or in front of strangers. There are small windows on the building’s facade which are angled to over look the main market and central boulevard. Each window allowed the women to observe the daily life of the city whilst staying unseen from the street and commoner level. The outside world as small as the frame.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Morning

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Morning boat ride on Ganges River

Varanasi (India) is one of the oldest living cities in the world. Boating down the Ganges River during sunrise is a main attraction. The whole place is colorful and chaotic. It is a melting pot where both life and death come together … the sights, sounds and smells are just not for the fainthearted.

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Washing clothes and themselves

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Picture-perfect?

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The holy city of Varanasi

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Busy morning

In response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Morning

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Curve

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ArtScience Museum (Singapore)

The lotus-inspired ArtScience Museum and the crescent moon seem to complement each another. My response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Curve

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pure

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Aegean Sea (Greece)

Pure blue.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Numbers

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Magic Square

The door of the Sagrada Familia (Barcelona, Spain) is full of engraved words in various languages taken from the Bible. This Magic Square stands out among the words. The numbers in each row, and in each column, and in the diagonals, all add up to a magic constant of 33, the age of Jesus Christ at the crucifixion.

33? I am always tempted to verify that again and again.