Friday, November 18, 2005

Images from a big country (thank you, Bill Bryson)





Seven airlines I'd never heard of. Fleets and volumes I couldn't believe.
Yet again, I am humbled by my ignorance.





A visual parable?




Glimpsed in passing





Col. Sanders has joined the PLA?





... and what is this? (Shall think of something nice for the first correct, precise answer)


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17 comments:

km said...

JAPda, willkommen.

The correct, precise answer is it is a shot of an elevator shaft, taken from below.

Prize only in barrels of oil, thank you.

km

Prerona said...

Khub bhaalo chhobi. Nice

Anyesha said...

So you have finally decided to come back...gooodie!

sinusoidally said...
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sinusoidally said...

Is this the view from the trapeze class? I think there should be something nice for the first wrong answer as well!

:-)

Srin said...

It's a shot of a hotel foyer from the top.

Kaushik said...

Lovely pics. Now to do something about our infrastructure...

Maglev tracks?

Webmiztris said...

nice pics!

vAgue said...

japji, please to be discovering and using flickr for your many many photos. And yes, then the truckload shall be happily viewed there. at least, by yours truly:)

and this ? this is looking up a christmas decoration the top of which is a mrirro reflecting the floor you are standing on.
or something

Anonymous said...

since when have you started looking upward in spiral wonderment???

BTW...am back with an itty bitty thing..check out http://confettin.rediffblogs.com

Aunt D

Plumpernickel said...

Are you seriously following me around? heeehee

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Srin-win situation. Would you want a print of that pic, youngster?

Hyatt in Pudong, starts on the 56th floor. Atrium goes all the way up to the 88th floor, from which that picture was taken.

The bar up there was the first place where I saw clouds drifting BELOW me while I had my feet on a floor.

J.A.P.

Jay said...

Hey is that really KFC or just more of the famous Chinese copycatting at work?

shakester said...

did you manage to go to the Stanley area...or to the Largest seated Buddha (which is quite impressive)?
and bill bryson is so excellent...

ps- our recent travels, JAPsir

elokeshi said...

JAP BHAI

Nothing remotely simple or desultory about your blog ,sir

shakester said...

oops sorry. this was the link

thalassa_mikra said...

Great pictures. So do they actually have Hainanese chicken rice in Hainan, or is that just a Singaporean affectation?