Gone were the summer flowers, and all our lush annual plants. And after our fall clean-up, all that were left of them were memories, and these yard waste bags.
All in this life, is temporary.
(*this post is an entry to WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Temporary)
Me atop of the world.
Standing at 1450 feet tall, the Willis Tower, or previously known as Sears Tower, is the highest building and the most prominent structure in the Chicago skyline.
It was the tallest building in the world from 1973 – 1998, until it was surpassed by Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia. (The reigning tallest building in the world since 2008 is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.)
The view from Willis Tower Skydeck is breathtaking. Though it is an expensive elevator ride ($23) to get to the viewing area. I wonder if you get a bargain price if you climb the stairs to the Skydeck, which is a mere 103 floors.
(*Photos taken during our recent trip to Chicago.)
Would you like to drink tea under the ambient light of tea cups? It may be a little pricey though, after all you may be paying for the ambience.
(*Photo taken in a restaurant in Łódź, Poland)
In this life, some will choose to follow the path that is popular and well-known. Some will choose the uncommon and less travelled path. While some will go where there is no path, and make their own.
(*entry to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Path)
“My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord.” Psalms 5:3
(*entry to WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Morning; photo taken at Two Medicine Lake, Glacier National Park)
It’s been a while since I posted something for WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge. Here’s my interpretation for this week’s challenge: Earth.
(*Photos taken at Grand Canyon, with changing interplay of light as the sun was setting down.)
When you’re in such a gridlock, here’s a grid that can unlock. Prayer.
(*Photo taken at the Church on the Rock, in Sedona, Arizona. This post is in response to WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid)
Iowa Capitol Building
This structure can be a symbol of many things. Of a State. Of a government. Of law and constitution.
Free as a butterfly.
Or it could be a symbol of liberty. Of freedom.
But on the day I took this photos, it took another meaning.
As a transplant, and after several years of living as an outsider, it became a personal symbol of my adopted home.
A foreigner, no more.
(In response to WordPress The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Symbol.”)
If this life’s wandering takes you to……
or the desert,
through colorful landscapes,
or to barren land,
into the city,
or into lush forrest,
or secluded farm fields,
and even to alien terrain,
or if are you stuck with hundreds of travelers,
or all alone in a lonely highway to nowhere,
(somewhere in the middle of nowhere)
may your journey always leads you – on the way….
(*this post is a response to WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Way)
(** photo credit to my wife who took most of the pictures)
Broken. A term that we can apply to a structure ravaged by time.
(photo taken at Vigan, Ilocos Sur)
Or to a place ravaged by the forces of nature.
(photo taken at Tacloban, after the typhoon Haiyan)
Or a societal state ravaged by a corrupt system, where the rich becomes richer and the poor becomes poorer.
Or it can even be applied to a perfect picture of opulence….
….when we are oblivious to the sufferings of the poor just outside our deaf walls.
(*This post is a response to WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge on the theme, Broken.)
(**All photos taken with an iPhone.)