Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Klang Gates Quartz Ridge and from the summit you can obtain some beautiful and different views of the city skyline. The ridge is rather special geologically as it stretches for over 22 kilometers, is only about 200 meters wide and is made up almost purely of quartz. The walk although strenuous is not too difficult and the scramble to the summit can be done in 2 hours or less. As you climb there are panoramic views all around over the tropical jungle and the water reservoirs and you can also note ecosystem changes if you look carefully at the flora and fauna.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
The Lennon Wall is a wall in Prague, Czech Republic which was once a normal wall but since the 1980's has been filled with John Lennon inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from Beatles songs.
In 1988, the wall was a source of irritation for the then communist regime of Gustav Husak. Young Czechswould write grievances on the wall and in a report of the time this led to a clash between hundreds of students and security police on the nearby Charles Bridge. The movement these students followed was described ironically as "Lennonism" and Czech authorities described these people variously as alcoholics, mentally deranged, sociopathic, and agents of Western capitalism.
The wall continuously undergoes change and the original portrait of Lennon is long lost under layers of new paint. Even when the wall was repainted by some authorities, on the second day it was again full of poems and flowers. Today, the wall represents a symbol of youth ideals such as love and peace.
The wall is owned by the Knights of the Maltese Cross, who allowed the graffiti to continue on the wall, and is located at Velkopřerovské náměstí (Grand Priory Square), Malá Strana.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Paris, commonly known as Sacré-Coeur Basilica is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica, dedicated to theSacred Heart of Jesus, in Paris, France. A popular landmark, the basilica is located at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Situated on the shores of Lake Tekapo, New Zealand is the Church of the Good Shepherd, which, in 1935, was the first church built in the Mackenzie Basin to the glory of God and as a memorial to the pioneers of the Mackenzie Country. The church at Lake Tekapo was designed by Christchurch architect R.S.D. Harman, based on sketches by a local artist, Esther Hope. The church is arguably one of the most photographed in New Zealand, and features an altar window that frames stunning views of the lake and mountains.
Lake Tekapo is the second-largest of three roughly parallel lakes running north–south along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island of New Zealand (the others are Lake Pukaki and Lake Ohau). It covers an area of 83 square kilometres (32 sq mi), and is at an altitude of 700 metres (2,300 ft) above sea level.