Saturday, July 26, 2008

Hanging (This week's Photo Hunt theme)



Perhaps I'm prone to macabre thoughts but I must admit that the first image that came to my mind with regard to this week's Photo Hunt theme wasn't very pleasant. One of my reasons for starting this blog though was to help bring out the Pollyanna in me. Consequently, after some determined mulling and searching, have come out with two examples of hanging that I think are more positive as well as interesting.

More specifically, my first photograph features clothes hanging out to dry from that help bring color to the overall everyday scene; while the second was taken inside a Chinese temple whose curly wurly coiled incense sticks hanging from its eaves indicates that it caters to worshippers who are Cantonese speakers (since if they were, say, Hokkien, the incense sticks would be straight rather than curly!). :)

46 comments:

eastcoastlife said...

The pictures looks familiar... we have such sights in Singapore. :)
Happy weekend!

Leslie said...

Hey - good photos for this week!

jmb said...

No this looks like my idea of Hong Kong although you have shown me it is so much more YTSL. Have a great weekend.

Juliana RW said...

hi hi hi...the first photo is great hanging :D

My Photo Hunter ‘hanging‘ in here and here Thanks

picturing said...

love ur second shots

Visit my PH in here Thanks

YTSL said...

Hi eastcoastlife --

The hanging clothes I've seen in Singapore too but, strangely enough, can't recall having visited a single temple there! ;O

Hi Leslie --

Thanks! :)

Hi jmb --

Yeah, I think lots of people tend to associate Hong Kong more with material culture than nature... ;)

Hi Juliana RW and picturing --

Tee hee hee that your comments re preferences are different, yet came one immediately after the other! :)

Steven and Aisha said...

Nice shot for this week's theme. I can't believe those coils are incense. Nice!

Pato N Pearl said...

Just like ECL said it, its a common sight in Singapore with many many colours hanging on the bamboo pole;)

Pearl - have a good weekend !!

Claudia said...

Love the incense curly sticks!

Kim said...

It is funny I thought about taking pictures of my sheets hanging in the back yard, Great picutes! Kim

Baker Watson said...

I really like the shot of the cones. It's always fun to get a little culture lesson with all the different takes on the weekly themes.

Good theme photo's.

luna miranda said...

Great shots...the 2nd photo in particular. enjoy photo-hunting!

er!c said...

let's go try some tasty food, http://eric1938.blogspot.com/2008/07/te.html

laicheukpan said...

Did you take those pictures before or after you know the photo hunt theme of this week?

YTSL said...

Hi Steven and Aisha --

Yes, those coils are indeed incense sticks. If you were around them, the smell of their smoke would get you believing! ;b

Hi Pearl --

But what of the coiled incense??

Hi Claudia --

Especially hanging together en masse? ,b

Hi Kim --

Funny... now that you mentioned that, have yet to see that particular image while Photo Hunting today! :b

Hi Baker Watson --

I guess it's the anthropologist in me coming out but do reckon that it's fun to be able to give as well as get culture lessons... :)

Hi Luna Miranda --

Thanks and yup, am enjoying! :)

Hi Eric --

Yeah, like that place -- are you getting paid to blog about them?

Hi Laicheukpan --

It depends. For some themes (like this and last week's), I make use of photos I already have. But some other themes I find I have to go and take pictures expressly for the Photo Hunt. :)

philos said...

Hehe... I had the same thoughts as you apparently not that I have photos of that sort of hanging... Love what you ended up with though

kaycee said...

nice photos, the second pic is really interesting.
thanks for sharing & have a nice weekend =D

Dragonstar said...

Very interesting information YTSL - I love the coiled incense, and now I know the worshippers who use it. Great.

Gattina said...

I like the picture with the balconees ! looks great !

Hootin' Anni said...

I especially like the lone red shirt hanging on the balcony railing. It just makes a huge statement.

Mine's posted, hop on over if you can find time! Have a super weekend.

Carver said...

Those are both interesting shots. I like the splash of color from the clothes hanging out. Happy weekend.

Aileni said...

You and me both. Initially I was going to use two book covers - Ian Rankin's 'A Good Hanging' and 'The Hanging Garden' which latter is a reference to a Stones' album. Then my memory started working and I managed something less grim.
You did less grim too.

Suzanne said...

I love the 1st photo of the clothes hanging out. Very artistic.
Thanks for sharing and God bless!

genny said...

I never seen that before i guess just now. Nice entry. Happy hunting!

Amanda said...

Great shots! I really like the insense sticks.

Have a great weekend!
Amanda

http://www.amandasweeklyzen.com/2008/07/photohunters-hanging.html

Lynn said...

I like the effect on the first picture.

mimi11460 said...

Really hanging on that high building. wish you can visit mine..

Sandy said...

Great pictures--love em

Pretty Life Online said...

I'm a bit late for photohunt today… Cool catch for today's theme... Mine's up too hope you can drop by... Happy weekend!

YTSL said...

Hi Philos --

You and me (and Aileni too)!

Hi Kaycee --

Thanks and hope you have a nice weekend too. :)

Hi Dragonstar --

Glad the post was of interest and help! :)

Hi Gattina --

Actually, those aren't balconies in the photo but, rather, air-conditioners! ;b

Hi Hootin' Anni --

My thoughts exactly re that red shirt! :)

Hi Carver --

Yeah, those colorful shirts are eye-catching, aren't they? :)

Hi Aileni --

Good on us both for managing less grim... ;b

Hi Suzanne --

Thanks! Another vote for the first photo then! :b

Hi Genny --

Guess you're not from Singapore or Hong Kong then... the former being a reference to comments made by my Singaporean visitors. :)

Hi Amanda --

Glad you like what you saw. :)

Hi Lynn --

One more vote for the first photo!!! :)

Hi mimi11460 --

Your wish has been granted. ;b

Hi Sandy --

Thanks! :)

Hi Pretty Life Online --

Not too late. At least, it's still Saturday over here... :)

Flo said...

Great pictures. Love the curly incense!!!

Mine is up over at Flo's Place

♥tnchick♥ said...

Those clothes are hangin' high! Hope high winds weren't in the forecast! hehe

dianne - bunny trails said...

Those are great shots for this week's theme. I had no ideas the second shot was incense. Very cool.

Mine isn't connected to my name link; rather it's here http://photo-bunny.blogspot.com/2008/07/photo-hunt-hanging.html

Brine Queen said...

I really liked to second shot. I would not have been able to guess what they were if you did not tell me...

leslie said...

I also have clothes hanging outside, but in Italy! Great minds....Interesting about those incense sticks - they look a bit like inverted Xmas trees.

pelfy said...

Hi, I am back (again, and again). Anyway, your second shot looks good for the theme (=

YTSL said...

Hi Flo --

Thanks! :)

Hi tnchick --

Yup, they were hanging alright and no, fortunately, it wasn't windy that day (although it CAN get very windy over here). :)

Hi Dianne --

If you could smell them (and the smoke from them), you'll know for sure that they're incense sticks. :b

Hi Brine Queen --

So, hmm, guess I could have used that second pic for last week's "What is That?" photo hunt then! ;b

Hi Leslie --

Didn't realize that people hang their clothes from balconies in Italy! Makes sense... after all, it's supposed to have lots of sunshine too, right?

Hi Pelfy --

Great to see you back -- and like I just wrote on your blog, would like to see you commenting more! :b

Liz said...

I love the first one!!

JC said...

Great shots and interesting tidbit about the curly incense.

YTSL said...

Hi Liz --

Am glad so many people appreciate that first picture. Had worried that it might be too understated and/or boring for some but... :)

Hi JC --

Thanks, and coming from you, I really take it as a compliment. :)

Sammawow said...

What wonderful photos. That was very interesting about the incense being curly or straight. Great take on the theme!

YTSL said...

Hi Sammawow --

I'll let you into a secret: For a time, I thought that the curly vs straight incense was more Hong Kong vs Malaysia. But a friend who lives in Cantonese-majority Ipoh set the record straight for me... ;b

cating said...

what are those swirly thingies? lamps? looks kewl:D

YTSL said...

Hi Cating --

Er... as I mentioned in my entry, they're coiled incense sticks. ;(

cating said...

hehehe. my bad, i did not read the last part:$

YTSL said...

Hi again Cating --

Glad you came back and found your answer! :)