Posts Tagged With: rainy day

What a View -Pixelventures

What do you see when you look out your window everyday? That is the question posed by Bastet’s Pixelventures photo challenge this week.

This is the view today on a rainy Sunday from our balcony. Our balcony is glass, so it always provides us with a view of the outdoors. We are lucky since we have wide open space between buildings, so we can see some trees, if we look down. From 14 floors up we can see other apartments in the distance and the larger Kerry Parkside, which is a shopping mall, hotel and houses some great restaurants.

rainy day

rainy day

I was disappointed that our apartment doesn’t have this view from inside. I understand now that we look in to a quieter inside green space as opposed to have this great view of the Shanghai skyline. This side faces a noisy, busy street with honking cars and traffic. Soon as we step off the elevator I always take a peek and enjoy the view. As I wait for the elevator I look out and admire the ever-changing skyline. This photo was taken the other morning as I waited for the elevator. Rain was forecast for later that day and the dark skyline behind the buildings while bright dazzling sunshine was still in the east made for a great contrast of colours and seemed to bring the skyline to life. This was a rare view and I was glad I had my camera and a few minutes to snap a quick pic before the elevator arrived.

Calm before the Storm

Calm before the Storm

Stay tuned…

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Weekly Travel Theme: UP

This week’s travel theme is UP. I love the animated film UP! It is such a cool story and imaginations soar ๐Ÿ™‚ When I was in Australia I saved my pennies to take a hot air balloon ride over Uluru, AKA as Ayres Rock. Unfortunately it rained the few days I was there, so I didn’t get to do that. Another time. This past week I saw photos of hot air balloons over the exotic landscapes in Turkey. I dream of going UP and experiencing things from a new perspective.

As I continue to dream of hot air balloon rides I found another picture from a different perspective of the Pearl Tower here in Shanghai. It was a rainy day last June and I went down to Lujiazui to the Apple Store. When I came out I looked UP and saw the Pearl Tower from a different point of view.

Looking up at the Pearl Tower

Looking up at the Pearl Tower

Raised Walkway and Pearl Tower on a Rainy Saturday. Get your umbrella UP!

Raised Walkway and Pearl Tower on a Rainy Saturday. Get your umbrella UP!

Check out Where’s My Backpack to join the weekly challenge or to find links to other examples.

What or who do you look UP to?

As always…. stay tuned ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

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