Anne-Christine asks us to show how we interpret “Unexpected.”
My trip to Hong Kong and Japan was filled with unexpected experiences. Even though I grew up in Hong Kong, nothing is the same as the place I left it years ago. During our nine-day stay, we were accompanied by family members to go places. I found all these places new to me except remembering some of the street names.
I only include some photos of a few places we visited..
Kowloon Park is the largest park in Hong Kong. I couldn’t believe seeing flamingos there.
We found a huge indoor playground for Autumn to run around.
Anne-Christine has a great theme for this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Blending in or Standing out.
We went to China for a eight-member family vacation. We had our private van with a private driver. The itinerary included Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin and Hong Kong. The first city tour was Beijing. Great Wall is surely standing out with the length of 13,170 miles (21,196 kilometers). It can be seen from outer space and the moon.
My husband, my daughter, son-in-law, and I took a trip to Bangkok for three days. One of the activities the boys wanted to do was parasailing. We bought the tickets for just the two of them. My daughter and I were spectators.
The parasailing staff fitted them with special parasail harness, and hooked up to the parasail. They then walked to the edge of the flight deck and be hooked on to the Jet Boat. As soon as they were ready, the Jet Boat took off used the hydraulic winch system, and they were launched gently into the air. They could fly up to 500 feet. When time was up, the Jet Boat retrieved them and went toward the flight deck. As the Jet Boat turned away, they should land on the flight deck, and the staffs would catch them to a safe landing. They could choose to land in the water and swim to the check. My husband didn’t choose to land in the water. Somehow he ended up in the water. He is a good swimmer and diver, so he didn’t mind. They had lots of fun and excitement doing the parasailing!
Tuesday Photo Challenge – Land
These are several photos from our trip to China. We went to Beijing to visit the Great Wall. The tour guide took us to one entrance where we could have options of going on the steep section or flatter section. My daughter and her husband went to the steep section where they had to climb. My husband, his sister and her husband, my son-in-law’s mom and I took the flatter section. Well, there were some steps also, but at least didn’t have to climb.
Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge January 4, 2017
Daily Prompt: Giant
Trees of Mystery is a privately owned attraction located in Northern California. Paul Bunyan is at the door to welcome you. The giant redwoods are amazing. My baby daughter was modeling the size of Paul Bunyan as well as the redwood tree.
We took a trip to Germany and Austria. One of the sightseeing locations was Eagle’s Nest in Berchtesgaden, Germany. Eagle’s Nest was completed in 1938. It took only 12 months to finish the construction from the bottom to the top of the mountain. It was officially presented to Adolf Hitler by the National Socialist Party as a gift to his 50th birthday.
Eagle’s Nest was built up to rocky plateau. For tourist, after arriving at the bus zone, there is a 124-meter-long (406 feet) underground tunnel, bright lights shine throughout the tunnel, that leads to a 124-meter-long (406 feet) vertical brass-panelled lift which transports people to the mountain top.
The elevation of the Eagle’s Nest is 1834 meters (6017 feet) with the view up to 200 kilometers (120 miles).
Daily Prompt: Underground
Weekly Photo Challenge:Shine
– Photos by Miriam Hurdle