October 11, 2017 § 4 Comments
Glasgow, Scotland, taken on September 23, 2017
The Ames Room is one of my favourite optical illusions and a perfect demonstration of scale or…the distorted perception of scale. I wasn’t so convinced when I saw photos and videos of this illusion, but when I saw the REAL thing at the Glasgow Science Centre, I was quite awed. Here one twin appears to be a giant while the other looks like a midget…makes sense or no?! I’m still unable to explain how it works exactly but I guess that’s the fun part about optical illusions – you don’t need an explanation for it to be amusing!
October 5, 2017 § 2 Comments
Hong Kong, China, taken on December 30, 2016
Hong Kong, a place that never sleeps, is an extremely fast-paced society and an amazing place to observe the coming and going of people. One night I was travelling in the front row on the upper deck of a “ding ding” tram on Hong Kong Island. Here, at one point, the tram stopped to let the pedestrians cross the road.
August 31, 2017 § 3 Comments
Brussels, Belgium, taken on July 21, 2012
The wonders of nature can be appreciated by observing its various elements, such as colour, structure, texture, and versatility. For, “The moment one gives close attention to anything,” said Henry Miller, “even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.”
August 20, 2017 § 1 Comment
Clare, Ireland, taken on June 12, 2017
Ooh, Shiny! Buzz – oh look, it’s a bee! Bees always manage to catch my attention, often sidetracking me from wherever I am going. They are such graceful creatures and their romance with flowers is one of the most elegant things in the world. When they stay still and pose for me cooperatively, I can’t help but admire the wonders and powers of nature. Beautiful!
July 21, 2017 § 1 Comment