Aren’t photographs just amazing? Each one carries a memory of its own. I grabbed a phrase about photography from The Retiring Sort’s blog – how so true in what the author wrote. Photography indeed opens up our eyes to new perspectives – to look at pictures from every possible angle, thus a new story altogetherl 🙂  The author wrote,

“Photography is a remarkable thing. It can take us places we’ve never been. It can validate or change our views of history. It can bring back wonderful memories, or share them with people who couldn’t be there in the moment.  But sometimes a photo is just the beginning of the story. Some pictures give just a hint of what lies beyond the borders of the image.”

Looking at the following pictures brings flashbacks – every step of the way! Had these pictures uploaded in my previous blog and these are here in response to Weekly Photo Challenge. A slight focal zoom(post processed) was imposed on the edges merely to give the pictures a little boost, otherwise they are as good as what our eyes have witnessed at that point of time! All three except the last one were taken in Macau.

Picture 1   Looking down and beyond. This picture was taken on the way up to Mt Fortress.  dsc_0248

Picture 2   The focus of this picture is the Ruins of St Paul as seen from Mt Fortress.  From the top, you can see a great view of the city and beyond. from mt fortress1aPicture 3  Taken right from the steps of the  Ruins of  St Paul. The buildings tell a lot about the history of Macau – from its color to its striking colonial architecture – reflecting the culture of the former Portuguese territory.  Macau is well known as a gambling haven – for its casinos but looking beyond, aside to being a gambling haven, the food is great and it’s rich in heritage.  The unique mix of Chinese inhabitants with the Portuguese is prevalent; the Portuguese established Macau as a trading center here more than four hundred years ago, and its colony in the late 19th century.
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 Picture 4   Snapped from a cable car ride at Ocean Park, Hong Kong.  What you may ask is the significance of this picture? My son loved the view from top. When I asked, he still remembers what he said then during the ride 🙂  He said excitedly, “I can see the whole world from up here. We’re now higher than the hot air balloons!”.DSC_1183

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