As an art buff, I appreciate most artistic efforts. However, I will forever be obsessed with abstract art in particular. The vibrant colours, outrageous shapes, exaggerated lines, original themes and insane ideas are far more interesting then those of perfectly normal, classic and traditional influences from fine art. Don’t get me wrong; as I said; I appreciate and have been inspired by the classics, but abstract art is definitely more me.
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Across 2 years, 13 countries and 4 seasons, The View From The Top reaches over 300 posts. What started as an inspired photo challenge, has now become a visual journey of my travels as well as day to day living captured in squared snapshot views from the top!
Focused around imagery of the waist down (legs and feet), often featuring specific items/ objects (exotic fruit/ entry tickets) and more so, my surroundings (the beach/ landmarks); The VFTT takes on the same basic layout in every shot to express consistency across foreign settings and to explore a sense of creative consensus of different views. In other words, and something I picked up on my travels; Same Same but Different; The VFTT series could not be described any better!
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I was there, yet I myself am still speechless!
With that said, I won’t distract from the amazing shot above with a hundred words. After all, A photo is worth a thousand words and I am sure you’ll agree with me when I say that this particular view is worth a couple of thousand words. Unspoken words that is!- Undoubtedly when it comes to Mother Nature, this is the best and only kind!
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…If you know, you know!
And as for the avocados, I don’t how you can not love them!
So yes this post is just to say “I love avocados” and that I do not rate anyone who does not share the same feeling. Plus, this is a cool pic!
Ohh and to make reference to the video of the kid that went viral; of him unwrapping his presents, one being an avocado and his reaction! An avocado…thannkkss! I love it! Mostly because he was so grateful for such a basic gift and also because personally, I think its an ideal present! – Can’t go wring really!
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…Not a bad statistic right?
So in the last few years I have managed to tick off 4 out of 7 of the “New 7 Wonders of the World”. First The Colosseum in Rome, then both Machu Picchu (Peru) and Rio’s infamous Christ the Redeemer- just a matter of weeks apart on my amazing journey through South America and then of course The Great Wall of China just last week!
Although I merely saw a fraction of the Great Wall; since it is over 13,000 miles; it truly was amazing and most certainly left me wondering. Like most of the 7 Wonders, The Great wall of China had me wondering how? Just how? How? How? Granted, it was over built over a period of different dynasties, and thousands of years (as early as the 7th century BC) but this Wall is absolutely magnificent in length alone! Not that I saw it all (no where close), but do you know how long 13,171 miles is? The answer is, LONG! To put it into perspective, it is just under 11,500 miles from the UK to New Zealand! Yes, that long!
I don’t think we appreciate just how amazing this wall is. I know I certainly didn’t. Not until very recently anyway. Of course I knew The Great Wall of China was a long long wall that went across (east-to-west) China, but in no way was I made aware, nor did I expect to hear that it was [correction; “Is”] that long!
Separating different Kingdoms, the Great Wall was originally built across the historical northern boarder of China, to protect the Chinese state and Empires from the Eurasian Steppe their desire to raid and invade. Several walls were built, then these were later joined together; made bigger, stronger and of course longer; into the Great Wall it is today!
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…Well some of it. It may have been Bali, Cambodia and briefly Malaysia last year, but this year it was time to revisit Thailand and take my first trip to China. Honestly, with weather as cold as it is in Beijing at this time of year, I never saw myself visiting China anytime soon, but as a stop over destination en route to/from Thailand, I thought why not. After choosing the longest layover time, I looked into things to do with eight hours to spare in the capital of China and lo-and-behold I found myself at one of the “New 7 Wonders of the World” – The Great Wall of China! – And The View From the Top came too! Before jumping to The Great Wall, let’s not forget the craziness yet awesomeness that is Bangkok, along with the amazing sceneries of one of Thailand’s beautiful islands; Koh Tao! The VFTT tells all…
VFTT 233 Smoothies on the beach
VFTT 237 Boat Bound
VFTT 232 Wat Po
VFTT 241 Wat grounds!
VFTT 235 Pennies and Wish making
VFTT 234 Shake it like a polaroid picture!
VFTT 236 Fresh Fruit…
VFTT 259 Chang Chang Chang
VFTT 239 Pretty in Pink!
VFTT 240 Passion fruit pud!
VFTT 242 Bubble tea 🙂
VFTT 243 “Street” Fruit Juice
VFTT 249 Sunkissed Waters
VFTT 238 Coconut Ice cream- YUM!
VFTT 247 Corn on the Cob on the beach
VFTT 246 Blue Breeze!
VFTT 245 Iced Coffee..
VFTT 244 Elephant Imprints
VFTT 252 Oh Foam
VFTT 257 “PINEAPPLES!!!”
VFTT 253 Wahed Up!
VFTT 254 A Rocky Climb
VFTT 255 The Secret Island!
VFTT 265 The Gulf of Thailand.
VFTT 256 Longtail boats and clear blue waters!
VFTT 250 Walking the Plank…
VFTT 260 Green with Envy!
VFTT 263 Mini Cupcake 🙂
VFTT 275 Fisheye and the Great Wall
VFTT 248 Sunnies on Deck
VFTT 268 Shadow game!
VFTT 266 Sunnies on Deck 2.0
VFTT 261 Florals and Shadows
VFTT 262 Rocky Views
VFTT 272 The Great Wall of China!
VFTT 273 Chair Lift to The Great Wall
VFTT 258 Free Tea
VFTT 251 Fisheye and a Hike
VFTT 264 Floor 23!
VFTT 270 Elephant Imprint 2.0
VFTT 269 Fisheye on Deck!
VFTT 267 Sunkissed Waters 2.0
VFTT 276 Taboggan Ride @ the Great Wall of China 2.0
VFTT 274 Taboggan Ride @ the Great Wall of China
VFTT 277 Wall Ruins!
VFTT 271 Beijing Bound.