Going Up

The Kuala Lumper tower stands 420mmeters high. At one time it was 7th highest building in the world, but now it’s been eclipsed by so many it isn’t even in the top twenty.

The view from the top was pretty amazing. I can’t help wondering where this desire to create bigger and taller will end, and I feel for the builders. I like heights, do you? Is there a point beyond which you wouldn’t want to go?

My photo is for Paula’s Thursday Special, Pick a word, one or all of five, mine is ‘Lofty’.

 

Paula’s Thursday Special, Frontier

Paula at Lost in Translation is making a flying visit this week with a Thursday Special challenge, with five words to choose between, I’ve chosen ‘Frontier’.

Burkino Faso FrontierAm I the only one that hears a place name like Ouagadougou and wants to go there? The answer is probably yes, unless you say otherwise!

I didn’t cross the border, and the advice for Burkina Faso is currently only essential travel.¬† This was as close as I could go when I took this photo.

There are four more choices this week, gushing, aperture, triplets and tapered, perhaps you’d like to join in?

 

 

Paula’s thursday Special

Paula’s in her third year of Thursday Special challenges, what an achievement. Those of you who don’t know Paula might be interested in joining in now that the WordPress challenges are no more. She offers five words and posts an example of each, her pullulating shot is amazing.

I’m choosing reflective, because the Museum of the History of Polish Jews not only reflects the beautiful grounds it stands in, but going inside makes you reflect on the inhumanity of humankind.

Paula would love to see you!

 

Saturated and then some

Lovely Paula has managed to find time to set us a Thursday Special challenge, despite being overworked. I really like the theme she’s chosen, saturation, it’s something I dabble with from time to time. I’m aware that it’s all too easy to get carried away and usually I reign myself in. No such self restraint this time, how green is your valley?

Probably more subtle like this original.

Hey, everyone goes OTT sometimes!

 

Hanuman Trio

Zoomorphic,one of Paula’s five words for Thursday’s challenge

having the form of an animal

of, relating to, or being a deity conceived of in animal form or with animal attributes

Hanuman, the Hindu monkey god, is one of the most revered figures in the religion. Here are three that I found in northern India.

I love Paula’s magical propagating tree. Welcome back Paula.

Great Little Birds

Last Saturday afternoon, I was sitting quietly at home when I heard a distinctive two syllable bird song. I slowly stood up and staying well back from the window I watched as a pair of little birds flew back and forth to the feeder on the olive tree. I knew they’d be off if I made any sudden movements, but when they were out of sight I went to get my camera. They must have seen me spying on them because they stayed further away on John Downie’s budding branches, still coming and going.

I watched for half an hour desperately trying to get a decent photo, several feet inside of the window with unsettled light.

They are of course, Great Tits.
Now, Paula’s Thursday challenge this week is zoom in zoom out. So here’s a closer view of these cute, but also quite stroppy little birds.

Paula zoomed in on a beautiful waterfall in Croatia, ‘stopping’the flow to create a white curtain of water.