Tuesday, August 9, 2011


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


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.