Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Red Lounge Bar

After the Yellow Store, here's another building caught my eyes
@ Newry, Northern Ireland

Ruby Tuesday

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Blue Store

This reminds me of the movie - Knotting Hill

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fancy Taxi

We're about to take this taxi,
that's why the driver looked at me..

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Playing with Reflections

Sometimes when you look in the mirror,
you look thin, sometimes you look fat right?
That's what we saw when we're playing with our reflections :)

Here, we're tall and thin...

Now, we're short and fat :)

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Romans in Rome

Si fueris Romae, Romano vivito more;
 Si fueris alibi, vivito sicut ibi" 

 "If you are in Rome, live in the Roman way;
If you are elsewhere, live as they do there".
-St. Ambrose

Photo with Many Details

London 2008

“There are no road signs to help navigate.

And, in fact, no one has yet determined which

side of the road we're supposed to be on.”

-Steve Case
Wordless Wednesday
Windows View and Door too

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Outside of London

EnglandOn our third day in England

First, we headed to southwest of London in Windsor Castle (the official residences of the Queen), and said to be continuously occupied for nearly 1000 years.

EnglandSecond stop was the mysterious Stonehenge in Salisbury plains, the most popular prehistoric monument in the world, constructed 5,000 years ago.

We had lunch in one of a typical English bar/restaurant called Churchill. Hubby had his baked lamb liver, and I had baked fish and chips.

Lastly, we visited Bath, a Georgian city, and also entered the Roman Baths.

We’ll be back, but we need to save again :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Around A Pound Yellow Store

Newry, Northern Ireland 2008
The one and only yellow superstore, caught my eyes!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Capturing Scottish

Edinburgh 2008
When I travel, I seldom take pictures of people...

but for this, I can't avoid him and his shadow :)

Shadow Shot Sunday
Edinburgh has 4 season in one day! It was chilly, windy, sunny, and rainy. I even experienced snow in the afternoon :)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Overlooking Edinburgh

Edinburgh 2008
We were on top of a hill, when I took this!
It was chilly and windy that day.

Friday, November 12, 2010

It's a Bird, No it's Superman!

London 2008
No, no, it's a just a plane :)

"Faster than a speeding bullet!
More powerful than a locomotive!
Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!
Look! Up in the sky!
-Superman Movie

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Q Q Mian

Kin Men Island 2010
We visited famous noodle factory/store in Kinmen on our 3rd day,
 one kind of noodle is called  QQ Mian
(Chewy Noodles).

"QQ" in Taiwan  means,
the texture of the food is soft and chewy.

For instance,
the black pearl (tapioca) in their Bubble Tea is QQ.

Freshly made QQ Noodles, we were given free lunch
plus free give aways QQ Noodles.

Just a glimpse of culture...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Exploring London in Few Days

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life, For there is in London all that life can afford.”
– Dr. Samuel Johnson 1707-1784
First Day
We left Newry County, Northern Ireland by 1pm for Heathrow London. We stayed  in the newly opened Travelodge in Terminal 5.

Terminal 5, HeathrowEngland
Terminal 5 just opened, it was a mess,
it's in the news all over London!

The first thing we did, we visited and studied the London Underground, known as the “tube”. It’s the oldest metro system in the world, built in 1863. It will connect to 270 stations in greater London. We often get the off peak ticket, cheaper and can use for a day, no matter how many times you take the tube.
We had dinner at one of the Chinese Restaurant, no choice! hahaha!

Second Day
We went to Taiwan Representative Office for Mister's visa (back in Taiwan), near Buckingham Palace. Just right in front of their office is Victoria Train Station, it's one of the starting point of "Hop on Hop off Tour" for city sightseeing. It's also included Thames River Cruise. Ticket is also valid 24 hours.It was sunny, windy, and chilly! Here are some photos taken on that day:

St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey
St. Margaret's Church

Big Ben - sign post for the Houses of Parliament
Tower of London

Tower Bridge (known as London Bridge)

British Airways London Eye

@ Travalgar Square
Third Day
It was raining, we hop around in some places like Buckingham Palace, Leicester Square, British Museum (closed that day!), and just went to Harrods (one of the famous stores). We bought snacks, chocolates, and some fruit teas. Yes, it's very expensive place!

UK 2008 660UK 2008 661
We  wanted to watch Lion King or Wicked ( tickets were sold out!) Anyways, we just booked our trip for Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath for the following day.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Royal Blue Guard House

Windsor, England 2008
My man in Windsor Castle :)
I'm trying to tickle him, but he's not moving (kidding!)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Garden in a Small Village

Ishigaki Island 2010
I captured this when we visited a village in Ishigaki

Friday, November 5, 2010


Dark Clouds at Ishigaki

 "Every dark cloud has a silver lining,
but lightning kills hundreds of people each year
who are trying to find it.”
-Larry Kersten

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Let's Go to Paris

Mona Lisa and Lani Patricia
(that's right my middle name is Patricia)

P. A. R. I. S.

Parade down the Champs Elysees Avenue...
Europe 675Europe 687
Europe 677Europe 676
Europe 684Europe 686
Art masterpieces in the Louvre Museum...
Europe 534Europe 450
Europe 441Europe 442
Europe 564Europe 548
Europe 515DSC02757Europe 2379

Ride to the top of the Eiffel Tower...
Europe 345
Europe 349
Europe 398Europe 395
Europe 385Europe 381
Europe 363Europe 717DSC02677
Imagine eating in a famous sidewalk Café...

Europe 290Europe 292
Europe 293Europe 832
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Copyright 2010 @ A Glimpse of Culture | Designs and Layout by: Design by Vhiel