Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Friday shootout: Doors and windows











ASSIGNMENT - SEPT. FOURTH
DOORS & WINDOWS
Assignment by: Kerri

http://mytownshootout.blogspot.com/

I decided not to post the normal doors and windows. Instead, these photos were taken during my recent trip to Borneo where I went to the Mulu Caves. From New Zealand, Sam and I flew by air bus to Brunei. Then we flew a smaller plane to Singapore, and back again to Brunei. We flew from Miri by Fokker Friendship to Mulu.

In Mulu, we stayed at the Royal Mulu resort, and were treated like royalty. We also visited by out board boats some very poor huts where doors and windows had no shutters.

These days, you normally use the aero bridge to board the plane. It is a pleasant change for a 13 year old to be actually going into the plane. When I was young in Borneo, we flew by Fokker friendship. When my Dad celebrated his 80th birthday, the family returned for a reunion. Most of us flew 737 and used the aero bridge. My brother Henry specially travelled by Fokker Friendship so his young children actually got the experience of entering the plane.

22 comments:

Cynthia L. H. said...

Great photos! As usual, your perspective is always interesting and unique!
Thank you for sharing.
;^)

Tammie Lee said...

This is a fun series of doors windows and buildings! As for the muskrat, it is a bit like a beaver, but is not cutting down any trees. It lives in water, in this case I have two ponds. I love watching them, though they are very shy and dive under with any hint of my presence. I love having them here, as they are fun to watch. I am told they may stay all winter (underground) since they are here so late in the season. Take care Ann!
Spirithelpers

Butler and Bagman said...

I do like this shot alike...particularly the stilted houses. And airplane doors. Nice shoot.

Sara Williams said...

Loved your photos, great ideas too. I liked the house on stilts!

M.Kate said...

Hi Ann, visiting Mulu is one of my wish..hopefully soon. thank you so much for the flowers, they are much appreciated. I have been out of office and blog land the longest time!! and will continue to do so until next week. A million thanks to those wonderful wishes and prayers, Elissa is back home and well...me, well, recovering from a bad thumb cut :( but otherwise, doing well too. Hugs...........M

Robert V. Sobczak said...

We flew this summer to Belgium and boarded that way. I'm still not sure why, but it was a bit like the old times, and to be honest I liked it better (weather withstanding).

Mary said...

I like the house on stilts, but I sure wouldn't want to paint it. Loved your pictures this week.

REDLAN said...
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REDLAN said...

Your photos are unusual and unique. We have also have that house style here in the Philippines like the fifth photo. It's an Asian house style maybe because Indonesia and Philippines are neighbors. Thanks for sharing your trip around Asia.

Sherri said...

Great series of shots!

Jama said...

I like the series of wooden houses, something not so easily seen here.

WildBlack said...

Very nice shots :D

Sarah Lulu said...

Wonderful choices.

Ellisa said...

I love the houses on stilts! Great variety of photos.

Denise said...

Love your take on the theme. Great shots!

Kerri said...

Great shots. The house on stilts, and everyone boarding the plane are my favorites.

Sarah said...

Oh wonderful shoot out!! I love seeing different ones!! Great shots!! Sarah

NanU said...

great post - such interesting places!

Terrebel said...

Really interesting captures. Love the theme. To answer your question in the comments on my pics today: In my own town I prefer to travel by publice transport and I walk a lot. That way you see more interesting things and meet more interesting people. Besides: driving a car through Amsterdam can be a real disaster. Parking alone costs you over 5 euro's (6 Am. Dollars!) an hour. I did rent a waterbike once or twice to cycle through the Amsterdam canals. Perhaps I will do that someday soon again and take pictures of my hometown, seen from the water.

Terrence looks at the sky

Carrie said...

It's neat to see architecture in different parts of the world. The houses on stilts are cool. I wouldn't want to step out of one of those doors and miss a step!

Gordon said...

The journey was enjoyable. I love to fly.

Chef E said...

I remember the first time I had to walk out of an airport and walk up the steps into a plane, felt like I was in a movie, and really neat. I like the house on the stilts!