[THAILAND] o18. SALA AYUTTHAYA

Thailand might be most famous for vernacular and religious buildings, but its modern-day architecture has surpassed world-class standards. We hunted down this structural wonder, with the luxury of time and an inexplicable need for coffee, situated across the famed Wat Phutthaisawan, along Chao Phraya river. Sala Resort’s boutique accommodation in Ayutthaya features 26 guest rooms (all uniquely designed) including a duplex river view suiteContinue reading “[THAILAND] o18. SALA AYUTTHAYA”

[PARIS] oo2.NOTRE DAME DE PARIS

“Paris is always a good idea.” ― Audrey Hepburn Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris, which inspired Victor Hugo’s 1831 French Romantic/Gothic novel, stands resolute in the Parisian city center unscathed by ruining tides of time. The state of damnation of the Cathedral is the single most significant aspect of Hugo’s novel, influencing the ebb and flow of Notre-DameContinue reading “[PARIS] oo2.NOTRE DAME DE PARIS”

London Lovin’: Old Bailey

Chanced upon the Central Criminal Court, commonly known as Old Bailey, in West End London. In the book A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, it is the courthouse where Charles Darnay is put on trial for treason. In the beginning of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Joshamee Gibbs is tried inContinue reading “London Lovin’: Old Bailey”

London Lovin’: Time is Immemorial

One thing I’ve come to realise about most European cities: they have clocks or clock towers in almost every street. War Memorials too, it seems they value their history as much as time is immemorial. Says a lot about its people being proud of their history. xoxo, Viktoria Jean

London Lovin’: City Grandeur

Overeager to see everything on my first trip to London, I took to exploring West End on foot. My fingers were working the shutter overtime, attempting to capture everything. Which I soon realised was impossible! Damn, the rush to see it all wasn’t worth it. Why click fast and leave for another touristy scene, onlyContinue reading “London Lovin’: City Grandeur”

London Lovin’: Oxford Circus

Stepping out from London Underground is like entering a different realm, and it did feel that way to me, exiting Oxford Circus Station. Topshop, Selfridges, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, HMV, Debenhams have their flagship stores on this street. Each year, Oxford Street is decorated with festive lights. Each Christmas, a celebrity turns on theContinue reading “London Lovin’: Oxford Circus”

Travel-diary: Mirabellgarten of Salzburg, Austria

Gorgeous flowers in a heart of a beautiful city. Couldn’t help falling in love with the immaculate garden, the Papagena fountain and greenhouse Orangerie The very garden where Sound of Music was filmed Gates to the horticultural masterpiece Mirabell Palace, which houses the offices of Salzburg’s mayor and the municipal council The palace where flowersContinue reading “Travel-diary: Mirabellgarten of Salzburg, Austria”

“Just let the men stay naked as long as we girls can shop.”

Keep calm and have a Coca-Cola~ Copenhagen, Denmark Day 1.5 “Just let the men stay naked as long as we girls can shop” #advertisement

A slice of Copenhagen

Officially am the mad Asian girl snapping away with her iPhone, at architecture that citizens of Denmark would have seen all their lives. Here’s a slice of Copenhagen: the streets of Vester Farimagsgade 9 as seen through my eyes. Taking shelter underneath my umbrella in the drizzle proves to be a disadvantage, for my hands wereContinue reading “A slice of Copenhagen”

Auckland May 2013

We had a longer staycation in the capital of New Zealand where the sun sets at 5 late afternoon and it’s comfortably cold without needing heavy coats. Some visual simulation of Auckland’s big city sophistication as captured from my lenses… here we go!

Perth – May’13

Aye aye captain, mission accomplished over the South Atlantic Ocean. Agent Yujin reporting, Over and out! Out in the city of Perth aiming my camera at random and snapping the most mundane shots while sourcing out cafes in the area. A very mind-clearing journey on foot, I have to say. Australia has got some hiddenContinue reading “Perth – May’13”

the modern gothic

The Basílica y Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia (Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family), better known as Sagrada Familia. Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Catalonia. Magnum opus of Antoni Gaudi, God’s Architect. Viewing it from different compass points gives you a distinct feel of the buildings’ elements, its Nativity Façade (east), Passion FaçadeContinue reading “the modern gothic”