Saturday, July 5, 2008

Pointed (This week's Photo Hunt theme)



While searching through my photo archive for something appropriate for this week's Photo Hunt theme, I got to realizing that I actually have a proclivity for taking photos of curved rather than pointed objects. So much so that for a while there, I thought I'd just go with a photo with an optical illusion that makes it look like the buildings in it are narrower at the top than base and pointed towards the sky.

But, then, I realized that there are these interesting pointed structures called pagodas in Asia, and even while the example in my photo -- which actually is a part of the local Thai temple's columbarium -- may not be the most impressive in Penang, never mind the continent as a whole, I think it's worth making a point (pun intended!) to point (and again!) out... ditto with the pointed-topped pagoda-shaped urn spotted in a temple courtyard in similarly multi-cultural Macau . ;b

24 comments:

Carver said...

Those are great shots for the pointed theme. I had to laugh at your intended puns. Fun post and very interesting structures. Happy weekend.

lesliesmyers said...

Great pointed photos! Your pictures are always terrific to come and see. :) I hope your weekend is going really well. :)

Yes, I suppose I have put up a few pics of my son lately, you see it's new to me to have a family member representing his country in sport, I guess I am just so darn proud! :)

Yen said...

Great photos and perfect for theme! Happy Weekend;-)

leslie said...

These are PERFECT for the theme! I love your little play on words, too. Have a great weekend. :D

julie said...

Those are great shots and thanks for the information.

Have a great weekend!

jams o donnell said...

Great shots. I love the look of pagodas. Have a great weekend

Dragonstar said...

Great photos for the theme, and groan at you puns! This week seems to be very punny!

david mcmahon said...

Great shots for the theme. I really like the first shot.

Thank you - I'm glad you liked my Singapore shot.

TiOheM said...

I agree, these are great photos for the theme.

YTSL said...

Hi Carver --

Glad the puns got you laughing! Happy weekend to you too! :)

Hi Leslie Myers --

Thanks and please don't think I'm knocking those shots of your son. Like you say, it sure is cool to have a family member representing one's country in a sport. :)

Hi Yen --

Thanks! :)

Hi Leslie --

Thanks for reading as well as looking... :)

Hi Julie --

You're welcome! :)

Hi Jams O'Donnell --

Hope you have a good weekend too. :)

Hi Dragonstar --

Teeheehee at your reaction to my puns! ;b

Hi David Mcmahon --

Yeah, I like the first shot too. Funny thing is that it's not the pagoda I like in the picture but the combo of new and traditional that it makes with the high rise building in the background... :)

Hi TiOheM --

Thanks! :)

Aileni said...

Yes, we have been together almost 36 years.
Great shots for the theme.

Hootin' Anni said...

Laughing at your comments...

Love the sculptured pointeds you've shared.

Mine's posted.

A. said...

Wow, that first one looks just like a spaceship to me. A slightly odd one I grant you, but still... The second one looks so very exotic.

Great shots!

Sandy said...

Great shots

Criz Lai said...

Cool shots! I love the first photo with the pagoda blending in with the high rise buildings :)

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Mrs. Mecomber said...

Wow that first photo is amazing! Why is it built that way?

I did Photo Hunt today, too! Come see mine and put your link up. :)
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-pointed/

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Excellent photos for the theme, as usual in your place!

Have a great weekend.

JC said...

Those are great examples of pointed... I also laughed at your puns ;-)

Very interesting shots!

jmb said...

I am sure you had no trouble coming up with something wonderfully pointed for this week's theme YTSL. Always interesting here for me. Have a great weekend.

YTSL said...

Hi aileni --

(Continuing a conversation begun at aileni's blog:) 36 years, amazing! Congrats to you and dragonstar! :)

Hi Hootin Anni --

Glad you laughed at my comments and re sculpture: I guess you're referring to the second photo? [What's the emoticon to denote scratching one's head, BTW?]

Hi A. --

Must confess that I find your reactions to the pictures rather amusing... :)

Hi Sandy --

Thanks.

Hi Criz Lai --

Thanks and I have a feeling you know where to go to take a similar shot of the Penang structure... ;b

Hi Mrs. Mecomber --

I'm not sure but am hazarding that it conforms to cultural tastes along with the architects and builder's abilities! ;b

Hi SnoopytheGoon --

Thanks. including for becoming quite the regular Photo Hunt visitor to this blog! :)

Hi JC --

Glad to have made people laugh (not just groan) with the puns! ;b

Hi jmb --

Actually, I really did have problems! Looking back, I think I was too picky: casting aside things that were thorny because somehow thorny was more pricky than pointed to me! ;S

2lives said...

I like those pagodas structures, reminds me of olden days, you don't see these in New York, for sure

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

The first photo is a very interesting building. Great photos and have a good weekend.

tanabata said...

Those are great photos of something pointed. :)

YTSL said...

Hi Lissa (of 2Lives) --

Re New York: Have you looked? It's hard to believe that there aren't any pagodas in New York when there are a couple in London (one over in Kew Gardens and another, if I'm not mistaken, over in Battersea Park)!

Hi Kissedalotatoads --

Yes, agree that the building in the first photo is interesting. :)

Hi tanabata --

Thanks! :)