Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

For this week’s Street Life I have chosen Freak St. in Kathmandu. Welcome to Freak Street aka Jhochhen Tole got its name during the hippie trail in the 60s and 70s. This is an alternative place to stay when you don’t want the crazy touristy places in Thamel. You get a glimpse of the local life early in the morning and it is close to Kathmandu Durbar Square. This shot was taken while I was standing in the middle of the street – talking about Freaky experience and a car coming your way. Looks like a scene from Twilight, eh?

Photo of the Day – Chicago at Night

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Chicago is the third largest city in the US and is located near Lake Michigan. Chicago is also known for its architecture and was the starting place for the skyscraper era. This photo was taken from the Skydeck located at the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower.

Photo of the Day – Obelisk

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The Obelisk, also known as the Washington Monument, is a four-sided pillar which tapers as it rises with the edges meeting at the topmost tip. It is made up of marble, granite and gneiss and is considered as the world’s tallest stone structure.

Photo of the Day – Melaka River At Night

Melaka River was an important trade route in the 15th century. As explorers and colonizers come, the influence can be seen on the architecture of the buildings found along the banks of the river. I wanted to join the river cruise but my feet were tired from walking around. So, I settled for this shot along the river. I didn’t bring my tripod so I improvised. I propped my camera on the broad railing with the lens hood supporting the weight of the lens and set it on timer. Voila! This is the finish product.