Vision Quest...A Travel Photography Blog
Join me as I share my favorite travel photos and the stories behind them.
Year of the MonkeyChinese new year decorations hang over New Bridge Road in Chinatown, Singapore. I was visiting Chinatown again, which is where I had stayed 2 years earlier. Again, I happened to be here close to Chinese New Year. I saw these decorations hanging above New Bridge Road, and I had to take a few shots.
Prayer ServiceMonks lead prayer service in Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Singapore. While I was inside the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, people started filing in around the perimeter and then filling up the middle. A ceremony was beginning, and they didn’t seem bothered by having outsiders observing. I tried to be unobtrusive as I walked around and quietly took some photos.
Buddha Image TrioSmall Buddha images in Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Singapore. I had poked my nose in here on a previous trip, but there wasn’t much going on then. Today, however, there was a festival of sorts. I was aware of a parade of worshippers building outside around the building. I got a few details shots inside while I was waiting to see what happened.
Pretty PathFountain and sculptures on path in Gardens by the Bay, Singapore. We spent a few hours in the garden walking around. There is some beautiful landscaping with dramatic views of the city, as opposed to when I was here 2 years ago and from a distance couldn't see much more than the funky supertrees. We finished at an exhibit called The Future of Us, which is looking at the Singapore of the future. These people are dreamers, planners, and doers!
Window to a Green WorldChinese gardens in Gardens by the Bay, Singapore. We took a bus and the MRT to Gardens by the Bay. Since we were hungry again, we walked through the park headed towards Satay by the Bay, a food court with good reviews. It had been raining lightly, but there was a downpour while we were enjoying lunch (I had a laksa and tried chendol for dessert) and we were happy to have the shelter of the food court. It was great to be able to look out and see a pond and lots of greenery and the rain coming down, all while staying dry.
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