A worker transporting goods in his tricycle. Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

A worker transporting goods in his tricycle. Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
A worker transporting goods in his tricycle. Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

A street vendor with his mobile cart under a big tamarind tree, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

A street vendor with his mobile cart under a big tamarind tree, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
Huge tree. Good to see it’s preserved.

A street vendor with his mobile cart under a big tamarind tree, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

An old woman offering her prayers in front of the Sri Krishnan Temple at Waterloo Street, Bugis, Singapore

An old woman offering her prayers in front of the Sri Krishnan Temple at Waterloo Street, Bugis, Singapore
This Hindu temple is popular with local Chinese who also frequent and worship.

An old woman offering her prayers in front of the Sri Krishnan Temple at Waterloo Street, Bugis, Singapore

Eastern great egret perching on top of a tree, Anaikatti, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Eastern great egret perching on top of a tree, Anaikatti, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
He’s showing off his distinct long neck, I guess.

Eastern great egret perching on top of a tree, Anaikatti, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Nandhi (Bull) statue facing the temple inside the Thanjavur Royal Palace, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

Nandhi (Bull) statue facing the temple inside the Thanjavur Royal Palace, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
Nandhi is always positioned facing God Shiva traditionally. This statue was facing Darbhar (Royal court) inside the palace complex which housed temples as well.

Nandhi (Bull) statue facing the temple inside the Thanjavur Royal Palace, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

Afternoon Sun lighted up a Red Begonia flower and glistening the petals, Nabana no Sato, Nagoya, Japan

Afternoon Sun lighted up a Red Begonia flower and glistening the petals, Nabana no Sato, Nagoya, Japan
Angle of the Sun rays amidst the leaves and shadows had revealed the inner veins of the flower and made the petals sparkling. I liked the effect and the colors.

Afternoon Sun lighting up a Red Begonia flower and glistening the petals, Nabana no Sato, Nagoya, Japan

A Yellow-vented Bulbul relaxing on a park bench, at Mount Faber Park, Singapore

A Yellow-vented Bulbul relaxing on a park bench,  at Mount Faber Park, Singapore
A Yellow-vented Bulbul relaxing on a park bench, at Mount Faber Park, Singapore

Front view of a monastery at Qüxü County, Lhasa, Tibet

Front view of a monastery at Qüxü County, Lhasa, Tibet
One of many small monasteries by the road side. Tibetan colors with detailed craft works at the doors and windows. Unique architecture style.

Front view of a monastery at Qüxü County, Lhasa, Tibet

Front view of the Buddhist temple, Jokhang Temple at Barkhor Square, Lhasa, Tibet

Front view of the Buddhist temple, Jokhang Temple at Barkhor Square, Lhasa, Tibet
One of the sacred Buddhist temple that has distinctly Tibetan colors and housed a few thousands of images of Buddha (various kinds). Apparently built as a small temple around 600 CE.

Front view of the Buddhist temple, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Square, Lhasa, Tibet

Concrete Sculptures in front of a cement casting workshop, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

Concrete Sculptures in front of a cement casting workshop, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
Interestingly, the image of a boy with cricket bat and ball, is made as colorful as that of the God, Vishnu statue.

Concrete Sculptures in front of a cement casting workshop, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

A wall mural depicting the chinese opera scene, Temple Street, China Town, Singapore

A wall mural depicting the chinese opera scene, Temple Street, China Town, Singapore
It was drawn by Yip Yew Chong, full of beautiful details and has a lovely 3D effect.

A wall mural depicting the chinese opera scene, Temple Street, China Town, Singapore

View from top of the Yanamalai mountain, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

View from top of  the Yanamalai mountain, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
These boulders would have been watching all the changes happening at the ground from the top, it seemed.

View from top of the Yanamalai mountain, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Two men in bicycle crossing the railway tracks, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

Two men in bicycle crossing the railway tracks, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
Two men in bicycle crossing the railway tracks, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India

An old church ruined by the 1964 cyclone, Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu, India

An old church ruined by  the 1964 cyclone,  Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu, India
The building is very close to the Sea and the cyclone had left it in ruins but it still has a charm and beauty.

An old church ruined by the 1964 cyclone, Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu, India

Students in Sera Monastery engaged in a debate session, Lhasa, Tibet

Students in Sera Monastery engaged in a debate session, Lhasa, Tibet
They are very animated in their debates and it’s an interesting practice.

Students in Sera Monastery engaged in a debate session, Lhasa, Tibet

Central courtyard of the Patan Royal Palace, Mul Chowk, at Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal

Central courtyard of the Patan Royal Palace, Mul Chowk, at Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal
This palace was built mostly with red bricks nearly 400 years ago in 1600s. Had withstood a few tests of time and earthquakes.

Central courtyard of the Patan Royal Palace, Mul Chowk, at Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal

A lotus bud opening up to bloom, Kent Ridge park, Singapore

A lotus bud opening up to bloom, Kent Ridge park, Singapore
This little flower literally lit up the small pond it was blooming.

A lotus bud opening up to bloom, Kent Ridge park, Singapore

A man fetching water to the Chiu Monastery near Manasarovar lake, Tibet

A man fetching water to the Chiu Monastery near Manasarovar lake, Tibet
He has an unique way to carry the pot which is different from how people carry in lower altitude. He’s well accustomed to carry at such altitude. The monastery is overlooking the Manasarovar lake and such divine and beautiful place.

A man fetching water to the Chiu Monastery near Manasarovar lake, Tibet

Sun was setting behind the Laccadive Sea, Indian Ocean in a colorful display at Dhanushkodi Beach, Tamil Nadu, India

Sun was setting behind the Laccadive Sea, Indian Ocean in a colorful display at Dhanushkodi Beach, Tamil Nadu, India
One of a breathtaking display of golden color that I had seen in an unmanned beach. So divine.

Sun was setting behind the Laccadive Sea, Indian Ocean in a colorful display at Dhanushkodi Beach, Tamil Nadu, India

The Old Hill Street Police Station glowing at night, Hill Street, Singapore

The Old Hill Street Police Station glowing at night, Hill Street, Singapore
Historical building from the colonial era, creatively colored and lit up. It has apparently 927 windows. No air-conditioning those days.

The Old Hill Street Police Station glowing at night, Hill Street, Singapore