Tuesday, July 29, 2014

the thirty third

So last weekend, I went to the Aroma festival in Sydney. This festival highlights the coffee culture within the city and showcases the gourmet coffee brewsters and their roasts. 

A view from atop the Shangri La Sydney

The Rocks at the Aroma festival. It was real crowded.

A man and his foto-box. What this guy does is that he goes around at events and he gives away pictures for free. Don't know whether he has a website though. FYI, this is not a marketing gimmick for him, and should he request me to take down this picture, I will.

So this was the photo that came out of the box. I think it looks pretty good actually. Its free and gives memories. 

Just a few baristas and their love for the art. 

I bet this guy knew I was taking a photo of him.

So I proposed this weekend to this wonderful girl. A couple of head shots of her at the Aroma festival, sporting a sparkling gift...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

the thirty second

Part two continues... 

The following are various photos from Tempus Two. Their wine is quite decent. Although I'm not a wine connoisseur (I just love drinking), their Gewurztraminer and Cabernet Sauvignon is pretty darn good. And I don't get paid by them to advertise.

Now, this vineyard, Tulloch, is amazing.. I always spend too much money when I shop there. Get the Verscato. I think I bought 4 bottles from them this time round.

This place sounds like 'whore house'. Establishment is located in Maitland. An interesting suburb around the Hunter Valley region. 

A couple walking down the streets of Maitland.

This shot was taken by sudden. There was no posing done. He looks like a Bollywood star. 

Oh lookie! flowers!

One of the only bottles I bought without even looking at the price. I was half drunk too.

A view from Peterson's vineyard. I never fail to come here whenever taking the trip up. The view is absolutely breathtaking. Sometimes wish that I had a proper wide angle lens. 

Beauty upon beauty...

Monday, June 30, 2014

the thirty first

Wow. It has been approximately four-five months since my last post.

The thirty first will be of my trip to Hunter Valley over the weekend. Will post the pictures in two sets. Part 1!

So there was a traffic jam on the way to the Hunter... so what did I do? Take pictures.

Here are some cliff patterns..

and more cliff patterns.. what makes these anyway... erosion? 

This guy stopped to give a smile and a wave. If anyone knows him, please pass on this picture to him. I believe he's Australian.

The cause of the jam! Looks serious...


Woah... what could cause this?

And finally...

And here we are! First stop.. a lunch at Esca Restaurant.

Awww a lovely rainbow from where we were sitting.

Frontal picture of Esca/Bimbadgen.

One of my favourite vineyards. A friend of mine said that the wines produced looked like it was made in test tubes. 

Part two coming soon!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

the thirtieth

DONG DONG QIANG! Happy Chinese New Year! Here are pictures from Chinatown in Singapore. The amount of people was absolutely astounding. Can't imagine navigating through the pile of... individuals...

A shop selling stuff before the new year

A blind busker playing very nice tunes, located just outside the train station.

Chinese calligraphy.... A dying art..

Remember how I said that there were tons of people... well, ta-da!

Now this was absolutely... astounding... Naturally, the dogs were less entertained than the people taking photos.

The same location taken at three different heights.

Figured I'd have some human interaction in my photographs. Here's a family.. doing a selfie.. with a man clearly waiting for someone... or getting lost.

A couple doing a selfie.. how I wish to be young again..

A couple wanting their picture taken. They look like tourists. 

Chinatown with the horses and the gold coins.