Unfortunately the live poultry industry in HK 🇭🇰 has taken a few hard hits in the past 20 years with several outbreaks of Avian flu and the SARS epidemic of 2003. The government has banned the keeping of backyard chickens for households and have bought out many poultry farms and converted them to non-agricultural use.
Still, a lot of the older generation of Hong Kongers prefer to head to the wet market for the freshest ingredients. For them, live poultry carries a premium as it is locally raised without added hormones and many prefer the taste and texture of a freshly slaughtered bird 🐓
🇺🇸 NEW YORK. No solo es uno de nuestros destinos favoritos sino también de los viajeros en el mundo. Recientemente la ciudad fue visitada por más de 64 millones de personas‼️
En este post te proponemos programas para 5️⃣ DÍAS en NY‼️
Esta ciudad es uno de los destinos mas importantes del 🌎. Mas de 65 millones de visitantes ‼️
1️⃣ Central Park: A pie, en bicicleta, con una canasta de picnic en Sheep Meadow, remando en el lago, o contemplando la fuente Bethesda. Las posibilidades son infinitas❗️Perderte en el Central Park es todo un paseo. ❗️
2️⃣ Top of the Rock: los observatorios de Nueva York son varios y entregan una panorámica de la Gran Manzana inolvidable. Comience con el Top of the Rock en el mítico Rockefeller Center. El Empire State Building y el One World son otros dos que lo dejarán boquiabierto.
3️⃣ Fferry de Staten Island: ¿es gratuito y permite ver la Estatua de la Libertad. El ferry queda no se detiene en Liberty Island, parte de Manhattan y otorga preciosas vistas del Downtown. Imperdible al atardecer, cuando los rascacielos se iluminan.
El ferry no para en pero entrega excelentes vistas de la Estatua de la Libertad.
4️⃣ High Line: Antigua vía de tren elevada sobre las calles de Manhattan, la High Line es el parque más sorprendente de Nueva York
5️⃣ El Met, el MoMa o Museo de Historia Natural son auténticos tesoros de Nueva York: se podría pasar días enteros recorriéndolos.
Otros museos increíbles son: el Whitney, el Guggenheim y los Cloisters.
#thepantheon#templeofallgods .... is a former Roman temple, now a church, in #rome#italy on the site of an earlier #temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (27 BC – 14 AD). It was completed by the emperor Hadrian and probably dedicated about 126 AD. Its date of construction is uncertain, because Hadrian chose not to inscribe the new temple but rather to retain the inscription of Agrippa's older temple, which had burned down. When the Pantheon was built the only source of light was the oculus in the centre of the dome. The #oculus opening measures 8.2m in diameter and is also referred to as ‘The Eye of the Pantheon’. A clever lighting trick is played out on 21 April, the founding date of Rome. At midday the sunlight hits the metal grille above the door, filling the entrance way with light. This would have illuminated the emperor in ancient times, reflecting his perceived status as a god on earth. Another beautiful effect takes place at Pentecost when rose petals are sprinkled through the oculus after the annual mass. Obviously being open to the elements means it also rains inside the Pantheon but a gently sloping floor and 22 well-hidden holes help the water to drain away.
.... .... .... #fontanadelpantheon .
"Each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony."
Best known for its natural beauty, Indonesia has given us countless pretty places. Many of which are "hidden" from public due to many factors. Take this waterfall for example:
🏞: Curug Tengah, Puraseda, Bogor, West Java 🇮🇩
Low accessibility caused by small & bumpy road requires "special skill" to drive in it, thus making it only passable by motorbikes. We even had to leave our car out on the side of the main road and rent a local's pick up 😅
PS: on dry season when the water current is not as strong, you can swim in the natural pool at the base of the waterfall.
5 6931 August, 2019
“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”
Funny how some people think that the money spent on travel is just a waste when it actually is an investment instead.
As an architect/designer, the more we see, means the more we learn: by adding up stuffs on our inspiration library collection inside our head.
Personally, I call it investment since we might find that source of inspiration for design handy at some point in the future. And that is how travel makes you richer.
🏞: Curug Cikoneng, Pongkor Geopark, Puraseda, West Java 🇮🇩
3 9531 August, 2019
"Berbisik-bisik raja klana
Memuja pulau nan indah permai
Tanah airku Indonesia"
_Ismail Marzuki (Solacle on Coconut Island)_
🏞: Curug Saderi, Ciasmara, Pamijahan, West Java 🇮🇩
7 9827 August, 2019
"What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes."
_Marcus Tullius Cicero_
🏞: Curug Love, Pamijahan, West Java 🇮🇩
Perhaps this is the only waterfall owned privately by a man. Consists of limestone formation, this waterfall took the attention of a cement company. But the owner of the land said no and choose to develop and run the place himself.
Talking about the spirit of independence, happy independence day 17/08 🇮🇩!
"The same myths are told in every culture, and they might swap out details, but it's still the same story. It's the same story, but with a different face."
🏞: Benang Stokel Waterfall, Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara 🇮🇩
"Benang Stokel" in local language means lump of thread, named after the appearance of the twin waterfall that looks like lump of thread being tied up.
It is also believed as the place where the goddess Anjani, the guardian of Mount Rinjani, washed her hair. Therefore, it is believed that the water can cure any hair related problems like baldness, grey hair, etc 🤯
Do you think you've similar story from somewhere else? 🤔