Motorbike cruisin’ through the hills and beaches of south-eastern Phuket. Stopping by Rawai beach and Nai Ham, while concluding with a beautiful sunset (sort of) at Phromthep Cape (“God’s Cape”), which was made quite spectacular by in a very brief incoming storm.
After temple patrol and the Cam Nam Island adventure, we came back to the Hoi An old town for dinner, drinks and some more vespertine action…
We flew from Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) to Da Nang, and then a short 30min drive to the town of Hoi An…… a slightly touristy, but extrememly beauitful town. The center of the village is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and thus historically preserved… the first night we took some bicycles into the town center, which is where I captured these.
Afterwards, we had some beers at Treat’s Bar for 10,000 VND a bottle… and if that isn’t a reason to come back, I don’t know what is.
Seems only fitting that my final images from Saigon, are of the vespertine variety…..
Right after this shoot, had some amazing dinner at “3T”, on a rooftop restaurant… DIY BBQ! Then took a final hour-long motorbike tour around the city… managed to get it close to 100km/h (with someone on the back!) before chickening out. I need to get me one of them!
I was strolling around the city this past weekend doing some shopping and happened to stumble upon a parade in preparation…
Crisis averted… although somewhat unluckily, as I was strangely looking forward to a good ol’ typhoon. It’s a shame that Typhoon Muifa (link has impressive satellite images) changed its mind last minute and diverted course north-wards along the coast.
Anyway, here are the images I took over a 24hr period that Muifa [rather silently] passed by Shanghai.
The newest edition to the Antwerp skyline is this new museum building located between the old docks and Antwerp city center. Museum Aan de Stroom (map), which loosely translates to “museum on the river/flow/current” opens its doors in about 3 weeks to this post (May 17, 2011). The 62m structure is made up of corrugated glass and a computer generated pattern of red sandstone, which twists a quarter turn at each floor, creating a giant spiral staircase, and will tell the story of the city, its harbor and its inhabitants.
Back in April I checked out Moganshan Road (the gallery/graffiti street of Shanghai), at night. I finally hit it up during the day when things were actually open… the M50 (Moganshan #50) art community is seriously massive. Where I was expecting to see several galleries, I found hundreds.