Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Paris La Defense, France - Psychedelic Lights

La Defense is a major business district for the city of Paris, bordering Neuilly-sur-Seine, west of the city itself. The district is at the westernmost extremity of Paris' 10 km long Historical Axis, which starts at the Louvre in Central Paris and continues along the Champs-Élysées, well beyond the Arc de Triomphe before culminating at La Defense.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Krabi, Thailand - Koh Poda and Koh Kai Islands

Koh Poda is a small limestone island 25 minutes by boat from the beaches of the Railey peninsula. The circular island is no more than a kilometre in diameter, covered in palm trees and almost entirely encircled by a soft white sand beach. A coral reef lies 20 metres offshore, and the combination of scenery, beach and excellent snorkelling make it one of my favourite places to spend a lazy day in this part of the world.

Chicken island or Koh Kai got its name from a bizarre rock formation which stands for the head of a chicken. One end of the island consists of steep cliffs, while the other end has beautiful beaches along a peninsula. This peninsula gets flooded at high tide, creating a small island.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Lijiang - Black Dragon Lake (China)

View of the Dragon Jade Mountain from the Black Dragon Lake.
Yunnan Province

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sydney, Australia - Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour is a locality of the city centre of Sydney, Australia. It is a large recreational and pedestrian precinct that is situated on western outskirts of the Sydney central business district. The locality extends northwards from Chinatown, along both sides of Cockle Bay to King Street Wharf on the east, and to the suburb of Pyrmont on the west. Cockle Bay is just one of the waterways that makes up Darling Harbour, which opens north into the much larger Port Jackson.