July 19, 2006

enter the memories

The calmness caught me completely by surprise. The sky was clear as the sun beat down relentlessly. In my giddiness, I sucked in the surroundings and wished the world was this calm. As I walked past yesterday's pillar, the actual entrance of the memorial stood before me. Behind it is where the Tugu itself stands. The statue of the 7 soldiers. I haven't been here since I took some friends on the usual touristy thing (seems a lifetime ago.) And something's changed. I didn't know what it was. I knew I would find out with every step I made. With my camera resting on my hip, I walked towards this entrance I now show you...

~ to be continued


Blogger Ame said...

Hey Eddie! ;-)

Awesome set of pix the past few days....siiiiiiiiiiiiiigh~ Been so busy with stuff I haven't even been able to COMMENT, LAH! LOL!

Anyway, love the blue of the sky and the simple balance and symmetry of the shots...

Your technical savvy is definitely starting to "shrine" thru!

Good luck on your rehearsing! Wish I could come see ya in action, ooooo! Lights & Camera!


1:16 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Some scene from a movie, this is the feeling I get. The light and the shape misteriouly relaxes and tempts you into discovering what's inside. Some scifi movie...I wouldn't tell you which, I can't remember...I am falling hypnotized.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Neorelix said...

Very nicely shot Edwin. The building is very impressive and draws you in.

2:12 PM  
Blogger danafaye said...

beautiful ...

2:15 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

I want to caress the dome part! [I'm a big dome fan]

Your tour is very enticing.

3:14 PM  
Blogger John said...

Bginnings of a great adventure, we stay tuned for more. Thanks for your votes on my site. What production are you rehearsing at the moment ?

3:19 PM  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

I feel so peaceful seeing this picture. It looks like a mosque and the clouds, the blue sky ... beautiful! Thanks.

4:41 PM  
Blogger alice said...

The architecture is often imposing in your country!

4:44 PM  
Blogger selana18 said...

Every day you give me reasons to visit your country.I totaly agree with alice the architecture of your country is remarkable!
Nice photo ! It is with your tripod?

5:42 PM  
Anonymous anne said...

Very calming! The big blue sky is beautiful!

5:46 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

i think i'll caress the dome together with sally! that's someting interesting to do :D

5:50 PM  
Blogger ahmed said...

verry waw photo

6:47 PM  
Blogger Mile Stones said...

Good evening/afternoon/morning, Edwin! (in between skyping to Mexico & New Zealand, and knowing it's almost lunchtime here, I'm confused on time-zones today).
What is it about onion-domes' Eternally fascinating, but this pic shows such a different architectural mix. Beautiful composition, exudes peace. And those clouds...that was a polarizer opp!

7:47 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

Ame, you busy issit? Love your comment on how I'm 'shrining' LOL!

Carlos, I get what you mean. Everytime I look at this picture, I fantasize about some alien place. It must've been the calmness. Such a solace from the city.

Sally, Kris and Nowhere, what is it about domes that is so alluring? I find myself drawn too.

Selana, yes, the tripod was involved! ;) My legs were wobbly from the sight.

has everyone voted for John's pictures? GO NOW!

Thanks guys. I didn't expect this shot to get this many favourable comments. yeah, peaceful...

9:36 PM  
Blogger Jazzy said...

Serene moment against beautiful sky. I like it.
Just read about the play you're doing and it sounds very very interesting, I wish I could come and see it.

10:14 PM  
Anonymous Heather said...

Beautifl shot all around. Love the sky

12:57 AM  
Blogger Felicia said...

Great shot Edwin! Lovely lines. I'll join the dome caressing girls. It looks like one of those meringue cookie puffs to me.

7:12 AM  
Blogger Juggerpix said...

Wow... very impressive building, and you know how to shoot it well! The steps in front give the landscape a very off kilter feeling to it.

8:01 AM  
Blogger Zebigleb said...

Hi Edwin
Very nice shot really
Love this blog

Have a nice day !

4:19 AM  
Blogger Nicola said...

Wow, the building looks like a temple. Great capture!

6:10 AM  
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12:44 PM  
Blogger Kala said...

beautiful dome! the curves and lines are quite impressive

6:17 PM  
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