Monthly Archives: August 2010

Making the Best of the Situation II

It was the night of the opening ceremony of Singapore’s $600 million Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay on 12 Oct 2002. The media had mentioned that there will be spectacular fireworks for this event. A whole lot of photographers … Continue reading




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Little India – Traditional Indian Stalls

With bigger bookstores and new magazines all around the country, we seldom get to see the traditional magazine stalls anymore. But here in Little India, there are still some around. The books and magazines are neatly spread out on the … Continue reading




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San Francisco – Pier 39

Located at the edge of Fisherman’s Wharf is Pier 39, a shopping district and a tourist attraction. Pier 39 is known for the Californian sea lions hauled out on the docks of the marina. Not having a very long lens … Continue reading




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San Francisco – Fisherman’s Wharf

Some shots from the Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, a very popular tourist destination. The Boudin Bakery, famous for its sourdough bread, is situated here. The nice San Francisco weather makes for a good alfresco dining experience, unlike in hot … Continue reading




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San Francisco – Cable Cars

One of the most interesting modes of transport in San Francisco is the cable car system. Although they look like trams, they are actually pulled along by cables beneath the road and controlled by the gripman onboard. The gripman controls … Continue reading




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San Francisco – Lombard Street

Best known for a landscaped section of 8 sharp turns, Lombard Street is also known as the “crookedest street in the world”. According to wikipedia, this “born out of necessity in order to reduce the hill’s natural 27% grade, which … Continue reading




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San Francisco – Golden Gate Bridge

No visit to San Francisco is complete without a visit to the Golden Gate Bridge, so here are some shots.




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San Francisco – St. Peter and Paul’s Church & Coit Tower

The weather in San Francisco is a nice 15-20°C with plenty of sunshine, which unlike Singapore, makes it possible to just relax on the grass. This would have been unbearable in the hot and humid Singapore weather. Here’s the people … Continue reading




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