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!
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.
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.”
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!
Hong Kong, China, taken on December 31, 2016
Hong Kong is a wonderful place to travel, but it’s easy to get weary from the extremely fast pace of the city. On new year’s eve, I hopped on a mini-bus in Causeway Bay, one of the busiest areas of Hong Kong, and in 20 minutes arrived at Stanley, a touristy but much quieter place to enjoy my evening. The ambience of the entire place made me feel relaxed and I almost thought I wasn’t in Hong Kong anymore. Combined with a gorgeous sunset and magnificent night views, it was a perfect end to my 2016.