Monthly Archives: July 2012

Travel theme: Flowers

If not for weekly challenges, I might have disappeared from WordPress.  Over the past few months, most of my blog posts are for weekly challenges.  Initially I only posted for The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge, then I joined Jake’s Sunday Post, and this is one of my posts for Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Flowers. You can check out Ailsa’s amazing flowers, and that of other bloggers.

My entry this week is pictures from Singapore’s Changi International Airport, where I happened to spend a few hours for a connecting flight.  I visited the beautiful Orchid Garden and spent a couple of hours there.  It is really beautiful with rare orchids and colorful fish in the Koi Pond. 


Posted by on July 28, 2012 in General, Photography, Travel Theme


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This week’s Sunday Post is Road, and Jake says:

A road is a route, or way on land between two places, which typically has been paved  or otherwise improved to allow travel by some conveyance, including a horse, cart, or motor vehicle. Roads consist of one, or sometimes two roadways each with one or more lanes and also any associated sidewalks . Roads that are available for use by the public may be referred to as public roads or highways.

So, on that note, here is a road from New York City.  If you live in the city or have visited, you know that the yellow taxicab is a big part of the NYC roads, and the picture of a NYC road is incomplete without a taxicab. This picture shows Broadway by the City Hall in downtown Manhattan, close to Ground Zero. 


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

Can you guess what this is? No cheating 🙂

And this….

OK, you give up? Here it is….

On my way home from work, I walked past a little farmer’s market and here are two of the purple veggies I found – the other veggies did not qualify for the challenge, but the purple cabbage and purple beans did. 

Check out the other ‘Purple’ entries here.  A lot of folks seem to have purple as their favorite color – and I am hoping to see the picture of a purple kitchen wall!


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SUNDAY POST : Collectibles

This week, Jake Sprinter’s Sunday Post features the theme Collectibles.  This one was easy because I had my favorite collectibles in one corner, and all I needed was a new picture.  Lord Ganesha has always fascinated me, and a long time ago I started collecting Ganesha idols.  Over the years my collection grew with all shapes and sizes of the Elephant-headed God, Ganesha.  I brought my small-sized Ganeshas with me to NYC when I moved here, and here they are.  The one large Ganesha was a birthday gift earlier this month.  My collection includes Ganeshas made of wood, silver, gold, bamboo, terracotta, etc., etc.


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (II)

I posted some pictures of my baked creations yesterday for the weekly challenge Inside.  This is my second post for the challenge, all pictures taken in NYC.  Of course, I live here and love the city, its pace, its people, its food, and the opportunities.  I have posted several pictures of the city for various challenges and some random posts.  These are all pictures taken inside busy places. The 9/11 Memorial Museum – you still feel the pain and sorrow when you walk through its doors. 

Lady Liberty’s tribute

The marvelous Grand Central Station.

Grand Central’s amazing ceiling

Grand Central Station – a different view

Looking up – Grand Central Station

This picture was taken last week when  I was in the city for a conference on the 20th floor of a building.  You can see the silhouette of chairs on the glass panes. I had a marvelous view of the Hudson River and two cruise ships in the harbor.

View of George Washington Bridge from my dining room

This is a ‘grainy’ view of the George Washington Bridge in the distance with its twinkling lights taken from inside my house.


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