Only in Big Cities Can You… – Show & Tell

 …display or park your Lamborghini in the middle of the town square and people look, take photos and admire it. Now, where did I park my car?

orange …have flashing lights in the Eiffel Tower. Cool place to be in at night!

sky3 …have a big stucture in the middle of a mall – they call it art, you know?

11 8 … play some instruments or be a living statue or any sort of busking…not a bad way to earn a living, eh?

sky1 ob1 … have big cranes for any big construction, a new building, a new mall, a new hotel, anything for a mega city…

FCBarcelona_5_.v1308651138 … have a big stadium for football, where thousands or million of people watch the game, go, Barca, go!

saturation …see women working in a building site with their high visibility saris, look at them, so colourful!

way4 … spend hours and hours being stuck in a traffic, the noise, chaos, pollution, accidents, tricycles, motorbikes, jeepneys, vans, cars, buses, etc.

Moved to Tears – Daily Prompt

Describe the last time you were moved to tears by something beautiful.


Oh to see a tiger in the wild, I was moved to tears! So wonderful, so proud, so full of himself this tiger, in his own environment that morning. It took us a couple of days of our safari trip before we saw him. And not just him, his brother came to play with him later that morning. It was brilliant!

seeing Taj Mahal was a wonderful experience
seeing Taj Mahal was a wonderful experience

The purity of the white marble, the exquisite ornamentation, precious gemstones used and its picturesque location, all make a visit to the Taj Mahal gain a place amongst the most sought-after tours in the world. However, until you know the love story behind the construction of the Taj Mahal, the beauty of the same would not enliven in your heart and mind and instead would come up as just another beautiful building/monument. It is the love behind this outstanding monument that has given a life to this monument.

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Dresden – Look Up, Look Down Challenge, Week 91 and Skywatch Friday

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Dresden has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony, who for centuries furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendor. The city was known as the Jewel Box, because of its baroque and rococo city centre. Dresden is a cultural, educational, political and economic centre of Germany and Europe.

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Barcelona – Our World Tuesday and Wordless Wednesday

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Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia in Spain. It is one of the world’s leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centers, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities.

Skywatch Tenerife

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Tenerife, the biggest and best-known Canary Island, receives over 10 million visitors a year, most of whom head straight to the tourist resorts of the south. We went there when HRH the son was 10 and we had a great time. We walked to the snow-draped Pico del Teide, Spain’s tallest mountain and home to some of the most fabulous hiking in all the country. We also enjoyed some tropical-forest walks and designer-shop struts and dark forays into volcanic lava. Tenerife is a cultured and civilised island of extraordinary diversity.

Hidden Valley Springs – Look Up, Look Down Challenge, Week 88

Hidden Valley Springs is a secluded and private resort naturally landscaped at the crater of an extinct forested volcano in Laguna, Philippines. A natural botanical garden, it has superb irresistible natural thermal pools scented by exquisite tropical plants and canopied by giant ferns and century old trees. Situated between two mystical mountains, Mt Makiling and Mt Banahaw, the landscape here encompasses a 110-acre-wide (45-hectare) and 300-foot-deep (91-meter) crater believed to have been formed by a violent volcanic upheaval thousands of years ago.

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Arty Windows in Bratislava

Jeepney – B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond – The Villanelle

What is a villanelle?
The poem is composed of four tercets and then an ending closing stanza of four lines. The first and last refrains are repeated alternatively in the second, third and fourth tercet and then once again in the last stanza. The first lines of the second through the fourth tercets and the beginning of the closing stanza must rhyme with the refrains … the second lines all throughout the poem rhyme with themselves … complicated to explain but easy to write, believe me …

Oh to ride a jeepney is quite fun
We can go from place to place pretty fast
Depends on the traffic and we’re done

Things to do, busy me, got to run
The driver’s radio is always in full blast
Oh to ride a jeepney is quite fun

Many passengers including a baby and nun
Listening to radio for its daily forecast
Depends on the traffic and we’re done

I’m going to the market for some bargain
Interesting street scenes as we passed
Oh to ride a jeepney is quite fun

Thinking of what to buy, eggs and bacon
Saving some money by buying things that last
Depends on the traffic and we’re done

I just remembered I need to buy a cauldron
To make paella for a family that’s vast
Oh to ride a jeepney is quite fun
Depends on the traffic and we’re done