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Thursday, December 29, 2005

Earth From Above

I was in Orchard for Christmas shopping a week or two, when i recalled reading Sassyjan blogging about the Earth from Above Exhibition...

Being a sucker for nice photographs, i decided to go and view the exhibition first before shopping.. And the walk started from outside Borders on the way to Forum the shopping mall.. It took more than one hour to reach the end.. Just when i am about to finish viewing, a sudden rain came and i slowly went to Forum the shopping mall to seek shelter.. It took 30 mins before the rain stopped and i resumed my viewing like nothing had happened...

Some of my favourite pics are the one showing the New York World Trade Centre in their full glory once again..(Maybe we only learn to cherish when we lost it?) and the one showing a lot of happy African ppl just smiling right up at the camera.. (I feel happy just looking at it.. they may have a lot more problems than the rest of us ppl financially but mentally, they are stronger and better...)

Besides the beautiful photographs, one of the things that totally impressed me is that the organisers put into consideration that the blind ppl may not get to enjoy such a great exhibition so on the other side of the pathway, tactile images are made using cellulose acetate.. This allows the blind ppl to feel how the photographs are like and descriptions are written in braille as well.. Brillant :p

If you are interested, do go down to Orchard road to view the photographs.. The exhibition is going to end soon, by early or mid Jan.. Or you can also buy the book to keep with you all the wonderful photographs.. I dont mind getting one as a present.. hurhurhur..

I saw this cute pic on A crunchy green apple and decided to steal it.. heehee


Cute hor?

Random thoughts:
Why is the bus-stop shelter called a shelter when it cannot sheltered us from the rain?

5 Comments:

  • i saw those pictures too. i was amazed by them though i wasn't so much into arts. oh yes, the one with the africans caught my eye too. but i didn't know they were custom-made for blind people to enjoy the photos too...cool~

    By Blogger absolutjoiz, at 11:06 PM  

  • cool, i keep passing them by. perhaps it's time.:)

    By Blogger Ang Ku Kueh, at 9:25 AM  

  • hmm...i think i read that you did took photographs, can attach here?

    By Blogger Leonard, at 10:31 AM  

  • Ooh, I so love his pics. One of my favourites is the one with many carpets.

    Err... cos it's only meant to shelter us from the sun?

    By Anonymous co-editor, at 7:16 PM  

  • absolutejoiz: The tactile images are at the side so you wont know that they are for the blind until you read the words.. haha

    The photographs can really capture one's full attention..

    AKK: Yes, it is time to go and view it.. can share it with A.. Take care :p

    Leonard: Woah.. i had to re-read what i wrote to see where i got mentioned taking photographs.. I didnt take any cos i only have a camera phone with me and it is not able to capture even 1% of the essence of the photographs.. but there are others who did took pics of the photographs..

    Anyway, u can just go down to Orchard road or go to the website to view the pics.. Make an effort to spend some time on it, okay? They are worth your time..

    Mommy: Is it the one on the carpet market in Kenya? Cant remember a lot but it is nice.. Another good one is the photograph of a man lying on a cotton field.. it really bring a lot of attention on the guy..

    Okay loh, at least can shelter from the sun... but then hor, sun will get me wet leh...

    By Blogger Jaschocolate, at 7:17 PM  

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