Jantar Mantar is a very special place. Even though it's the first of five outstanding astronomical complexes to be built by the Maharaja of Jaipur in the 1720s, it looks instead like a park of (post-)modern sculptures, odd-looking structures with stairs that lead nowhere and a meaningful play of light and shadows. The image in the photo is of the Rama Yantra, a structure that was used to measure the position of celestial bodies.
Dochula Pass(approx 10,000 ft) is about 20kms from Thimpu and is an important and definitely one of the best stopovers in Bhutan en route from Thimphu to Punakha. It was created in honor of 108 soldiers who died in the 2003 military operation.
Akhirnya berhasil menjadikan @deffa_utama seorang "instagram husband". Sharing sedikit (panjang) yaa. Jad dari awal masih pacaran saya sering banget minta tolong difotoin sama dia. Tapi bener2 bikin kesel, karena kalau foto yaudah sekenanya aja. Gak pake dihitung, muka belom ready, kepala ke-crop, background ketutupan, miring, ngeblur, aduh pokoknga segala macam masalah foto you name it deh.
Jadi kalau ngetrip bareng nih ya, foto2 dia bagus. Foto saya? Yaa syukur2 bisa diedit biar jadi agak lebih layak posting. Hahaha.
Pernah ada beberapa moment kita sampai diem2an di jalan pas ngetrip gara2 saya complain sama shotnya dia. Trus dia marah balik. "Ribet banget kamu ya. Bawa tripod aja lain kali sekalian. Gak usah minta tolong fotoin lagi." Ya gimana dong, apalagi semenjak kerja di tv taste soal angle dan gambar bagus jadi semakin naik kan.
Tapi makin lama justru si pacar yang sekarang jadi suami ini malah makin niat untuk explore foto2 dan video. Dari yang cuma modal hp, beli mirrorless, dan bisa handle DSLR tanpa auto mode. Pdhl saya sampai sekarang kalau dikasih pegang DSLR manual langsung keringet dingin. Hahaha.
Sekarang, saya bangga banget akhirnya after 10+ years suamiku bisa menyandang gelar instagram husband. Yeaaay! Congratulation sayangkuu @deffa_utama . Walau kadang masih belum simetris sih (maafkan ke-OCD-anku ini wkwk). Terus explore terus yayaya! Nanti pasti bisa sekeren si @muradosmann dehh 😘😘😘 Love you 5000!
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Vihara Buddhagaya Watugong also known as Vihara Buddhagaya (in English Vihara Bodh Gaya Watugong and Vihara Bodh Gaya respectively) is a Buddhist temple located in Semarang, Indonesia.
Pagoda Avalokitesvara (Pagoda Guanyin) is on the main path of the complex. Construction started in August 2004 and opened by July 14, 2005. This building is the tallest pagoda tower in Indonesia at 45 meters. The architecture follows the design of the main temple and represents Metta Karuna or love of Buddha.
The building used concrete for the structure and brick for the walls. The outer layer is painted in red to represent happiness or luck. This tower has seven levels with thirty statues of worship inside and a five-meter Avalokitesvara Boddhisatva statue surrounded by fruits and flowers as worship offerings.
Outside the perimeter of the pagoda are five Guanyin statues and one of We Po. The building has eight sides and is called Pat Kwa.
Lake Lugano (Lago di Lugano) is a glacial lake which is located b/w Switzerland and Italy. It's perfect for a day walk/run, water activities and eating chestnuts :) On every lake lugano shore there’s a mountain with wood covers.. *
1) 63% of which is in Switzerland and 37% in Italy
2) The largest edible chestnut forest in the Alps is near Lugano
3) Lugano is situated in the only Itallian speaking canton in Switzerland and the city doesn’t have clearly set borders *
In old days, Nyhavn was a place for sailors coming to Copenhagen, and the port was splited in two parts - one “naughty”, and one “nice” side.
Nowadays Nyhavn - with its picturesque harbour with old sailing ships bobbing on the canals’ water, and colourful facades of old houses - is as expected a tourist attraction, along with the nearby Kongens Nytorv, Strøget, and Amalienborg Palace. It is here various canal tour excursions start, too.
However, Nyhavn is still popular among the locals, who as soon as weather permits occupy numerous outdoors bars and restaurants by the canal. Others prefer to spend time simply sitting by the waterfront and chatting over some beers. Today, on this formerly gloomy side of the street, the atmosphere is always cosy and familiar.
Where H. C. Andersen lived and died.
The famous Danish writer H. C. Andersen wrote his first fairy tale in the house number 20 down the harbour in 1835; he ended his life in the house number 18. In between, he lived nineteen years in the number 67.
Three years ago I wrote a text describing a beautiful sunset, it was this afternoon in Ko Lanta and the highest point of the Pimalai Resort that brought back the memory of each word written before:
It's thirty-four past six. The afternoon expresses itself with a sky that captivates the look, my mind stops completely when observing it, there are no more murmurs, there are no more questions. My attention contemplates the horizon through my eyes. It is not a common sky of celestial tones, today it comes in the company of a range of tonalities that I assure can never be represented on a canvas, this nor with the best gradients from blue to pink. I know Monet saw the same sunset that afternoon in 1912 in Venice, but the colors on his palette were not enough to represent him; I felt like he must have felt, amazed by the ephemeral.