Aesthetics – French Doors

Another one of those Local Entries posts. Mundane for some, positively exotic for me. Love the different and elaborate design for doors all over France, and these were good enough to capture.  

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Aesthetics – Cote d’Azur

Last summer, we were utterly besotted by 12 days of these turquoise waters at the Cote d’Azur. Read more about our Riviera Summer under Riviera Anecdotes – 12 Days of Beauty and Riviera Anecdotes – Mougin but in this post, it’s all about the Aesthetics! If you are allergic to words, then drop by Quirks […]

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Aesthetics – the Lanna Kingdom

A temple town which sits on an elevation, sprinkled with the intricate beauty that a kingdom of spiritual artisans can produce. I couldn’t walk past anything in Chiang Mai without needing to inspect, stare and photograph. Admittedly I don’t always connect with some of their art work (at times there are too many whirls, curls […]

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Aesthetics – Barcelona Windows

I’ll need to start the post by explaining these were taken back in 2012, when I didn’t own a proper camera. I had already begun my windows-doors-arches fetish by then but had no plans to compile them. So ultimately, they are not the most compelling of photographs, even if this is your type of interest. […]

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Aesthetics – La Ville Nice Promenade

This is a brief Aesthetic post on the boutique hotel in Nice, La Ville Nice Promenade. It’s on Rue  Saint Phillippe, 5 minutes bus ride from the Gare and 3 minute walk to the Promenade. I will eventually write a post on our week in the two most visited towns of the French Riviera – […]

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Aesthetics – Street Art in Penang

Ernest Zacharevic is a Lithuanian artist trained in London and was commissioned by the Penang Municipality Council to invigorate the streets of Georgetown with his art in 2012. His focus is on the dynamics between art and the urban landscape. I was impressed with how he could bring life to a local culture despite being […]

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Aesthetics: Entries of Luang Prabang

French colonial style, and full of feminine colours…Luang Prabang gave me a lot of material to photograph for my local Doors and Windows collection, and this comes as a follow up to my previous entry on the same topic. I love the pastels, the lattice and the shutters. I’ll be updating on a post about […]

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Aesthetics – Gallic Panache

The French are so good at elevating the most banal matter to something desirable. It’s like the language. You can basically say I need to post a letter and still sound like you solved an existential quandary. It’s trivial and essentially just beauty for the sake of beauty. But these are the things that stops me […]

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Aesthetics – Peranakan Tiles

These were hung in a corridor of the Eastern Oriental hotel in Georgetown, Penang. Penang island is one of those must-see places of Malaysia. I would love to write more about it as it’s one of those cities that has a lot to offer in terms of history, architecture, cultural aesthetics, beach relaxation not to […]

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Aesthetics – Windows of Cote d’Azur

This is the Windows of France collection. My fetish for this kind of thing is explained in my previous post of the same theme. If you have the same affliction, you may enjoy this. If not, just let this pass. It doesn’t harm anyone, I promise…    

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Aesthetics – Balinese Entries

I have a  doors-and-windows-and-arches fetish. It is so delightful that different countries and cultures manifest their own interpretation of how a door and window should be fashioned. So there will a few variations of this post from different parts of the world. I’ve also just realised that this blog is a great way for me […]

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Aesthetics – Jewels of The Indian Ocean

True to this category of posts, I will let these photos speak for itself. This is where we went for our honeymoon in 2014. I will write more about it under Travel Trivia eventually, but for now it’s all about the sights.

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Aesthetics – Bombay Homewares

The first thing I do every time I come to Bombay (I know it’s time I call it Mumbai but there is just this pretentious sound to Bombay that still thrills me) is to scour through all the shop displays in Goodearth, Fab India and Nicobar, take photographs and go through their online catalogues to […]

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Aesthetics – Amateur Photography

My husband and I are in an endless debate about who is capable of taking better photographs, each claiming superiority over the other. Privately I will admit that he has a better eye than me. I try to be more ‘fancy’ but he has stronger intuition. I have to qualify this post with a strong […]

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