Jan 16, 2016 – [Saturday] Letters of the Alphabet: Z(ig) z(ag) in Z(hangjiajie)

Zhangjiajie, China, taken on August 11, 2010

I’ve always been fascinated by the snaking, zig-zaggy roads that lead to the top of the mountains in Zhangjiajie. We took the cable car up when we visited and that was how I was able to take this photo. Maybe the engineers had aesthetics in mind as they designed these roads because they certainly were quite magnificent!

Nov 22, 2015 – [Sunday] WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio

Zhangjiajie, China, taken on August 11, 2010

The most famous trio in Zhangjiajie would have to be these three sisters – made of stone. The “Three Sisters Peak” is one of the many attractions in the scenic areas around Zhangjiajie. I don’t remember what the other two were doing, but the one in the middle was definitely holding onto her newborn baby.

Oct 25, 2015 – [Sunday] WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Careful

Zhangjiajie, China, taken on August 11, 2010

You can never be too careful while walking on a path made of wooden planks attached to the side of a cliff at 1400 metres above the ground. Such was the experience in Zhangjiajie when we stepped on a path known as the “Guigu Zhandao”, which literally translates to the “Ghost Valley Plank Way”. It really didn’t feel too scary at the time but looking back, that was a big drop, alright, and definitely not for one afraid of any sort of heights!

Feb 01, 2015 – [Sunday] WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth

Zhangjiajie, China, photo taken on August 11, 2010

Cable cars are one of my worst nightmares, but often during travels, it’s the only means of getting to a specific high point where breathtaking views await. It was no different in Zhangjiajie, China. The ascending cable car carrying us toward the Tianmen mountains proceeded on such a steep slope that it almost seemed completely vertical. I had the impression that with one wrong move, I would fall into the depths of a never-ending abyss…