Last week I brought Tiger girl with me to Taiwan on a short bonding trip. We took the High Speed Rail up to Hsinchu during the weekend to visit a friend. She brought us to this beautiful lake which was situated near the Science and Technology Park where she worked.
These Pagodas were the most distinguishing feature of the lake from the car park. They had glass roofs and looked really pretty with their geometrical shape.
The path way leading around the lake had trees providing canopy on both sides. It was really relaxing strolling around the lake looking at the serene landscape.
We spotted three sparrows perched on a branch on the tree next to the pond. I had to zoom in close to get a clear shot of them.
Tiger girl spotted this large white bird with black beak in the same tree. It was stalking the fishes which were swimming in the water below.
I saw another of the same species near the water. It’s really interesting that this bird has red eyes and different shades of grey for its feathers.
There was a traditional Chinese house at the other side of the lake . It had a lotus pond and also a small garden within its compound. Unfortunately it isn’t the flowering season for the lotus so I wasn’t able to capture any nice blooms with my camera.
I love taking photos whenever we get the chance to visit the seaside. On our last trip to Bintan we were fortunate to be able to stay at a resort which had its own private beach.
It was really nice to have a morning stroll along the beach listening to the waves hitting the shoreline while feeling the sand in between my toes. It was a pity that we didn’t have any beach playset with us or else the kids would have been able to build sandcastles.
It is interesting to see so many different types of rocks littering the coast line. They range from the extremely huge to the tiny pebble. I really wonder how they were created and how long they have been existing at this beach.
I tried to capture the waves in action and it wasn’t easy as they were quite “mild” as it was low tide when I was at the beach. I love how the waves create ripples as they crash on the bumpy rock surfaces at the beach.