Don´t Drink the Yellow Water

Don´t drink the yellow water

(1/125, F6.3, ISO100, 19mm)

 Another photo from the abandoned Chinese shophouses
in Kampung Kepayang where I took the similar Pulling Tea photo.

On another note: been traveling to Thailand last week without a camera, but will be in Borneo with my camera next weeks, so not too much blogging and photos, but will be back with more…

Flowers Must Die part VIII


(1/216, F2, ISO100, 3mm)

Another one for the Flowers Must Die-series (with my phone). It may look like an appropriate end to the series, but you never know when I walk into another one.

As you may or may not have noticed blog activity is very low at the moment, but no worries just enjoying some tropical getaways…

Behind the Mask

 These photos were taken in the same row of abandoned shophouses
in Kampung Kepayang where I took the similar Pulling Tea photo.

As I myself like the texture in these walls I thought maybe throw in another smaller crop for more detail!

PS. For full size and better sharpness you can click lower right in the gallery.

(both 1/160, F4, ISO200, 17mm)

Darkness on the Edge of Town

Darkness on the Edge of Town II

(1/640, F4.5, ISO200, 90mm)

The view from our balcony to the northern parts of Kuala Lumpur during one of the thunderstorms that roll through the Klang Valley during the monsoon season.

The typical building with its dome and Neo-classical architecture, called the Menara Milenium aka Milennium Tower, is my favorite building in view and reminds me of New York and other cities around Europe and America.

The Wall

The Wall

(1/125, f4, iso-200, 55mm)

A couple of years ago just before sunset we descended down the Ordesa valley in the spectacular landscape of
the Ordesa National Park in the Spanish Pyrenees.
Would you believe it´s possible to walk along one of the highest ridges on this wall where at places the path is one metre wide and you´ll have a 400m sheer drop to your right?
Here´s a video with evidence!

Pulling Tea

Teh Tarik

(1/200, F3.5, ISO200, 17mm)

When I first arrived in Malaysia I was surprised to see so many people on the streets drinking out of a bag with a straw.
Most of the times the fluid inside will be teh tarik (literally meaning ´pulled tea´), which is the national drink in Malaysia.
It´s made of tea and condensed milk and the process of pouring or ´pulling´ is what makes it cool down to drinking temperature and mix the two ingredients perfectly (see an artsy ´pull´ in this video).

Nowadays I´m so used to the sight that I wasn´t surprised to find this half finished bag in an abandoned Chinese shophouse in the former mining village of Kampung Kepayang, Malaysia.


Street art from Danjer in the streets of Zaragoza, Spain.

(1/200, F6.3, ISO200, 17mm)

Walking the streets of Zaragoza you cannot help but notice so much amazing street art everywhere, mostly thanks to the great street art festival Asalto, who runs its ninth edition this year.

Apart from all those commisioned street art-pieces Zaragoza is brightened up by lots of work from local tattoo and graffiti artist Danjer.

This one is particalurly dear to me as it was around the corner from our house.



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