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[ 23 Feb 2012 | No Comment ]
San Francisco Cable Car

In this second segment, we continue with a few other locations in the San Francisco area, beginning first with Twin Peaks. The Twin Peaks-Lake Merced district is home to the Twin Peaks, two almost identical peaks located in the geographical center of San Francisco. The top of the peaks are mostly undeveloped, and are the best vantage points with a 360 degree view of the city, 300m up. Just drive up to either of the peaks and snap away.

Americas, Architecture, Cultures, Destinations, United States »

[ 4 Nov 2011 | No Comment ]
San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco is often said to be the crown jewel of California’s Bay Area. Built on undulating hillsides surrounded by the pristine bay, the city’s mix of modern and Victorian style architecture, together with scores of parks gave it a sophisticated, yet quaint, feel.
The crew was lucky enough to have some relatives staying in the area. Armed with local knowledge, they brought us to scenic spots where we managed to capture on film some of the most beautiful moments of our journey. And we are proud to share these with …

Americas, Architecture, Cultures, Destinations, United States »

[ 31 Oct 2011 | No Comment ]
Winchester Mystery House exterior

It took us less than thirty minutes to get to the Winchester Mystery House from the Mystery Spot, which was excellent as we had been anticipating this visit. We had first heard of the place earlier in the year when we were chatting with some friends on some of the weirdest and spookiest buildings in the world. However, our friends did not know of the place’s name, and could only describe vaguely the location (in California) and the characteristics of the building (large number of rooms, staircases leading up to …

Architecture, Asia, Cultures, Destinations, Singapore »

[ 20 Jul 2011 | No Comment ]
tanjong pagar railway station

When it was completed in 1932, the Tanjong Pagar station marked the beginning of intercity rail service in the downtown area of then British colony, Singapore. On June 30th this year, that historic chapter drew to a close. With the land swap agreement between Singapore and Malaysia taking effect, train services are relocated to the Woodlands checkpoint near the Malaysian border, while the KTM station at Tanjong Pagar closed its doors to passengers permanently.

Architecture, Asia, China, Cultures, Destinations »

[ 3 Jul 2011 | No Comment ]
Qianmen Street

Back in the Imperial days, Qianmen Street (前门大街) was one of Beijing’s main commercial centres. It is also said that with a history spanning over five centuries, Qianmen Street was the first commercial district in the capital. As Beijing evolved into a 21st century city however, Qianmen Street quickly became an anachronism. The area is a symbol of old Beijing and a relic of life in the olden days, for which the new city has little space for. Countless hutong (neighbourhoods of traditional courtyard houses) had already been demolished to …