Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Elegant



Proof that even a small balcony doesn't have to be boring.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Baby Aquarius



For the record, I did not sneak into someone's garden to get this shot. I just hopped one step inside their open gate, snapped it and hopped right back out. Honest.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunny



While out and about I came across these hibiscus flowers, which were so brilliantly colored I thought they had to be plastic. But nope, real.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Girl on a Horse



Another drive-by snapshot I had to take very quickly as we passed a garden courtyard. I'd love to know the story behind the sculpture, but that will have to wait until the next trip.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Frog It

I discovered this fountain during my last research trip:



The fantastic architecture all around it distracted me for a bit, but then I moved in and saw it was (literally) surrounded by some kind of critters:



At the base of the fountain, four spitting turtles:



All around it, frogs that were spitting back at the turtles:



Weird, but cool.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Beach Birds

We made a pilgrimage to the shore today, and I snapped some pics of the locals:



These little guys are very shy, and tend to run away, but I managed to sneak up on this one:



This one sums up everything I feel when I get back to the beach:



Yep. Free as a bird.