Look. A Plane!

“I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it.”
― Charles Bukowski

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Stretch, stretch, pretty wings,
It’s a special day;
Soon they will be strong enough
For me to fly away.

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Both optimists and pessimists contribute to the society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.

— George Bernard Shaw

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Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death.  ~Alexander Chase, “Perspectives,” 1966

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PS: All photographs taken in Kew Gardens during my last visit to London. I love looking up at these airplanes/helicopters flying.

Wanderlust

Wanderlust Whats on your travel bucket lists? Or tell of your last travel adventure.

This is the prompt from Grace at Kimmie.gg for this Wednesday. There are too many places on my bucket list. I have managed to tick a couple of them but got so many left to cover. So instead of giving you the list (which keeps on growing by the way) I will go with the last travel adventure.

I was in London this year, twice in fact. During my latest visit in July, we managed to cover Kew Gardens. I would like to post a photograph of the Treetop Walkway which I loved. Looks something straight of a Jurassic Park movie actually, if you get to the top. Remember the one where the flying dinosaurs or Pterosaurs were there? Looked like that. It was fun. Don’t be fooled by the height. It is quite a short climb up. You also have an elevator in case you can’t climb and you still want to enjoy the view from above.

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“My heart is quite calm now. I will go back.”
― James Joyce

That is how I felt when I was in Cork, Ireland. I felt so calm and peaceful there. So yeah, I might go back 🙂 , hopefully.

 

K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Contrast

This week for Cosmic Photo Challenge, I am going with a simple photograph I took at Kew Gardens, London. I think it naturally fits the challenge, but I did modify the contrast a little bit to enhance it. contrast1.JPG


Wanna join in? Here is how:

Create a post with ‘K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge’ in the title. This week, the prompt is :Contrast. Post a photo to your blog, pingback to either Dale’s or K’lee’s post and don’t forget to add the tag #CosPhoChal to your post’s tags and you’re done!

Empty Spaces

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“I believe in empty spaces; they’re the most wonderful thing.”
– Anselm Kiefer

Took this on our way back from Kew Gardens on the Overground train. It is very rare to have empty trains during the evenings 🙂 It got pretty full after a couple of stops though.