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Photo Journal/ Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond


This week’s Photo Challenge as hosted by folks at The Daily Post at WordPress is Beyond. And so I thought of sharing a few photographs from some of my travels.

Beyond: New York


While the shot is focused on the view finder from Liberty Island, one can see the buildings in Manhattan just beyond the waters.

“The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and beauty in the world.” 
― F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby

Beyond: Chinese Garden in Singapore

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My family and I once celebrated Chinese New Year at the Chinese Garden here in Singapore. While one can clearly see the shot of me and my daughter, one could also glimpse the Chinese temple beyond the trees.

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language 
And next year’s words await another voice.” 
― T.S. EliotFour Quartets

Beyond: Bahrain


In this photograph, one is able to see the layers of old and new Bahrain. On the foreground, one sees this World Heritage Site: Qal’at Al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun. If you look beyond the old walls and sand, you would glimpse the modern city and skyscrapers – not quite out-of-reach.

“I love being in cities with lots of other people, because I’m reminded that there are billions of people like me, and we are each stuck inside of our minds, feverishly trying to crawl out to make connections with other people.” ― John Green 

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

13 comments on “Photo Journal/ Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

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  2. enticing and gorgeous images myra … i have used one of singapore in mine too 🙂


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  4. The viewfinder in New York, says it all. What we will see, is right there at the background. Interesting shot. 🙂


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  6. blueberriejournal

    Love the Singapore pic…


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  8. The Chinese garden is my favourite 😉


  9. i reall like the last one


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