Another view of the mosque – I spent half a day there just going around appreciating the architecture, design and colours. And taking loads of pictures .
A classic shot of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque with the reflecting pool. A waited a long time to get this shot where a single person is walking in between the pillars but even then didn’t get the placement quite right.
Still on the Atomium, this time a close up view with the lights on. The LED were installed as part of the renovations in 2006. The lights came on relatively late, around 10:30 pm. Though there were very few people around, you could hear a collective and appreciative "wow" when it was lit up.
The intricate detail of the sculptures and artwork on this facade can only be appreciated in person as this image neither portrays the workmanship nor the grandeur of this structure. This facade was what Gaudi personally supervised and most of the work was complete before his untimely death in 1926. The 4 columns are bell …
I was unlucky that the Royal Palace of Madrid was closed for an official function on the one day that I was in Madid, especially as it was one of the sights I was looking forward to seeing. But I was quite lucky that I stumbled upon a special Changing of the Guard ceremony which …
Another one from the Lumiere London Light Festival. The cinema kept changing into different colours and it was a nice backdrop against the busses whizzing past.
It was a freezing, cold night but the skies were clear of clouds and not much wind which made the reflections stand out. Tried to get the light trails from a bus on the bridge as well but it is a bit too far to see clearly.
At the time of taking the picture, I didn’t think that was a good image. I didn’t like the angle and the bright lights. But after looking at it on the computer screen, I liked how the light trails show the Union Jack colours.