Archive for September 2011

a pic a day (day 215)   2 comments

the hills are alive with the sound of music! this is the closest location we have in malaysia for the movie’s sweeping aerial view opening sequence reenactment where a blady grass covered hill can be a substitute for the sprawling alpine meadow in the 1965 classic. located near the town of broga, broga hill, with 4 peaks ranging from 300m – 400m, became an instant fad for amateur hikers and photographers to spend their weekends. the serene morning view, unspoilt by other hikers was only achieved on a working day, an applied leave approved a few days prior. april 2010.

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Posted September 22, 2011 by nitzus in malaysia, photos

a pic a day (day 214)   Leave a comment

a lone white egret perching on a metal pole scanning for prey near the new waterfront in kota kinabalu. june 2011. previous post on the subject here.

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Posted September 21, 2011 by nitzus in malaysia, photos

a pic a day (day 213)   Leave a comment

the modern cityscape of melbourne taken near princes bridge on the northern bank of yarra river towards the southbank precinct, with the arts centre and its 162m white spire on the far left, the round hamer hall in the centre and the almost 300m eureka tower with the highest vantage point in a building in the southern hemisphere. june 2010.

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Posted September 20, 2011 by nitzus in australia, photos

a pic a day (day 212)   Leave a comment

a 15 m tall statue of the monkey deity hanuman, located on the extreme left of batu caves, a limestone hill popular with hindu shrines, dedicated to lord murugan. taken in mid september 2011.

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Posted September 19, 2011 by nitzus in malaysia, photos

a pic a day (day 211)   Leave a comment

the impersonation of greg dulli by nizwan alif, sans the cigarette. segambut, kuala lumpur – september 2011.

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Posted September 18, 2011 by nitzus in malaysia, photos

a pic a day (day 210)   Leave a comment

the fruit, the bud and the flower, the usual suspects in the botany of lotus, gave a perfect lineup for easy factual identifications. raub town recreational park in early september 2011.

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Posted September 17, 2011 by nitzus in malaysia, photos

a pic a day (day 209)   2 comments

the melbourne town hall, officially opened in 1870, stands along swanston st. with other notable landmarks of melbourne. june 2010.

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Posted September 16, 2011 by nitzus in australia, photos

a pic a day (day 208)   Leave a comment

coconut twins teeter belligerently amidst the thunders and lightnings of the incoming storm. the onslaught subsided after an hour of heavy downpour and i let the kids and an adult (while supervising) built canals in the mud later. ketereh august 2011.

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Posted September 15, 2011 by nitzus in malaysia, photos

a pic a day (day 207)   Leave a comment

church of the good shepherd on the shore of lake tekapo is the oldest church built in the mackenzie basin. with a snow covered two thumb range at the background, it was a sight to behold. june 2010.

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Posted September 14, 2011 by nitzus in new zealand, photos

a pic a day (day 206)   Leave a comment

commonly misidentified as a mushroom, a pair of bracket fungus of genus pycnoporus, inedible and probably toxic, thriving on the hardwood railing of a wooden boardwalk in kuala selangor nature park. may 2011.

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Posted September 13, 2011 by nitzus in malaysia, photos

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