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Monday, December 15, 2014

Stinking open drain at Viviana Mall

Maybe this is normal for all parking spaces at public malls, but for me it is a first. An open drain which stinks and if you look closely carries a stagnant sludge of stinky stuff. I do not know if it is legal, but if it is legal, then it shouldn't be as it poses a health hazard. Surely it is a breeding ground for insects like mosquitoes and other insects?

Drain in parking lot



A close look at the grey sludge underneath the grille in the parking lot. I wrote a message to the Viviana Mall on their facebook page and I was told that it would be passed on to the concerned person. That was weeks ago. I really doubt that they will clean up.

Stinking drain


Or see other posts on Sanitation

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Buddhist Monks in Cambodia

Modern Buddhist monks as tourists, with cameras and cell phones. Outside a temple in Cambodia.

Buddhist monks


A monk tying a holy thread on a worshipper.

Holy man tying sacred thread

Related Images: Small Buddhist shrines or Sayings from the Buddha Pagoda or Global Pagoda in Maharashtra or Golden Buddha Statue in China
If you are looking for more images of Buddha try these posts: Sketches and drawings of Buddha or check out all photos on Buddhism, which includes temples and artifacts from all over the world.
You might also like Indian priests from Kerala, India or Hindu Priest performing a Pooja



Thursday, December 4, 2014

Singapore cabs or taxis

Taxis or cabbies in Singapore are of all hues and often nicely dressed up, inside as well as outside.

Singapore cab


Inside of a Singapore cab, with GPS and camera too.

Inside of a Singapore cab


A Yellow city cab in Singapore.

Yellow city cab


Friday, November 28, 2014

Silhouettes of a volcano

These are silhouetted scenes of a volcano in Bali, Indonesia, called Mount Batur. They are long shots,  based on photos taken from a distance, with the dark volcano contrasted against a white cloudy sky. 




Vocano silhouette


Volcano scene silhouette

You might also like Silhouettes of palm trees: Tall palm trees silhouettes  or Coconut Trees Silhouettes

Or check out the many different type of silhouettes on this blog, like Silhouettes of birds in flight or Temple Silhouettes and Church Silhouettes. There are a lot of silhouettes of people, men and women, engaged in different activities and also silhouettes of objects. Check out all the Silhouettes .

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mount Batur Volcano in Bali

Beautiful Mount Batur can be seen from a distance and the view is quite breathtaking. It is still an active volcano near Mount Agung, in Bali, Indonesia. The south east side of the larger caldera has a caldera lake. The inner 7.5-kilometer-wide caldera is approximately 25,000 years old. It is possible to take a special trip to climb the mountain. Mining is going on near the bottom of Mount Batur, to collect the volcanic debris and rock for building purposes.




A closer look at the Batur volcano in Bali.



Seen from the far distance the mountain of Batur looks very imposing.


You might also like panoramic photos of the snow-capped Swiss mountains:  Photos taken from Jungfrau, a summit in the Swiss Alps or Swiss Alps from the air or try the labels of SwitzerlandSceneryNature or Nature Headers or  Backgrounds
Scenes from India: Panchgani scene of lake and hills or if you are looking for a  really green nature scene, try this: Free Headers of Nature Scenes - Lake and Trees. Or Nature scenes of hills, valleys and trees or Scenes from the Matheran Mountains or Ghat


Monday, November 17, 2014

Faces and expressions from Bali

These are some faces from Bali, Indonesia - the young and the old.

A young woman on the streets of Bali. Caps and head coverings here are a way of life, not for religious reasons(Bali has a mostly Hindu population) but to protect themselves from the harsh sun.  Both men and women were caps of some sort, or scarves. Women wear head coverings for ceremonious reasons also.

Young woman from Bali


A middle aged vendor from Bali.

Bali vendor


An old woman from Bali, Indonesia.

Old woman from Bali

You might also like to see sketches of different expressions: Expressions of irritation, annoyance and anger or if you are looking for more portraits you can check out:  Old Rural Indian Men portraits and expressions
Or try all the posts filed under people for interesting photographs of people from all over the world.



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Photos of the ancient musical instrument the Metallophone

A metallophone is a musical instrument made of tuned metal bars which are struck to make sound with different types of things like a wooden mallet for instance. These are ancient in origin and originally from Asia. There are many different types of metallophones and these photos are ancient metallophones from Bali, Indonesia.

Man playing a Metallophone


 Metallphones have a single row of bars.

Metallophone

You might also like The Tarpa Wind Instrument of Indian Tribes or Musician in the London Metro or Street musicians playing the panpipe or Pilgrims singing and playing the Manjira musical instrument