Weekend in Paris

I’ve a confession. I wasn’t captivated with Paris when I visited it for the first time in the autumn of 2013. I couldn’t understand what the hype was all about; the city was grey and dirty and full of tourists. So when my husband suggested spending a weekend ahead of a conference he was attending, …

Hiking in Central Switzerland

The great thing about living in Central Switzerland is that you’re not too far away from some of the most scenic landscapes in the country. Hikes on both easy to tough terrains are anywhere between half hour to two hours drive away. These are just some of the hikes I go on…when I’m convinced there’s …

Lake Como in Panorama

And, Como! thou, a treasure whom the earth Keeps to herself, confined as in a depth Of Abyssinian privacy. ~ William Wordsworth May 2014 — And what a treasure you are! Our weekend getaway to the glacial lake in the Lombardy region in Italy that shows off a shoreline that mesmerizes everyone that visits. Our …

18th Century Paris in B&W

November 1, 2013 — What better way to explore beautiful Paris (especially since this was my first visit) than by foot. So when most of Europe had the day off for the All Saints Day holiday, we jumped on a train west bound to the city of love. I found this wonderful website (www.historywalksparis.com) that …

Day out in Colmar

13 July 2013 — About 2 hours away from Zug in the Alsace region in north-eastern France is a small town called Colmar. Famed for the birthplace of Auguste Bartholdi – sculptor and designer of the Statue of Liberty – this quaint town paints houses right out of a French cartoon strip! Colmar was peppered …

Streets of HK

23 June 2012 — This month’s HKPC Challenge is to showcase the Streets of Hong Kong. I decided to feature Graham Street. Located in Central on the Hong Kong island, it starts from Queen’s Road Central and runs uphill to Staunton Street. Graham Street is also the location of Central’s wet market, one of Hong …

Hong Kong, 18 March 2012 – After endless weeks of tiresome gloomy grey skies, the sky finally broke for the weekend with beautiful blue skies and perfect temperature weather of 26C. And what do sun-starved peeps do on such days? They are outdoors, of course! We decided to venture out to Sai Kung, mostly because …

5 Strangers

Hong Kong, 26 February — The Hong Kong Photography Club’s outing this weekend was to photograph 5 strangers. Inspired by the 100 Strangers Project on Flickr, our event organizers Anthony and Ling tasked some 70+ photographers with this challenge: of the 5 portraits, we are to capture at least one local face, one Western face …

Street Photography

19 December 2011 — I came across some great street photography work recently and was inspired to take a walk to the western side of Hong Kong island [heard folks around there were friendlier to photographers]. These were some of the images taken at last weekend’s photowalk which started at Kennedy Town to Sheung Wan …

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