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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Scenic Wonders in Ipoh!

I've been away, travelling within my own country, in the manner we locals like to call 'Cuti-cuti Malaysia' combining sight-seeing with a food trail! We travelled up north from Melaka to Perak, then to Penang Island and down south again to the Cameron Highlands in Pahang. So that's why this blog has been forsaken by its owner for weeks, who went in search of good food, lovely scenery and friendly people.

We'll start with the town of Ipoh in Perak. This year is the "Visit Ipoh" year for Malaysian tourism, so we had to test the vibes in Ipoh, of course.

These photographs were taken at Eco Park, where people go for their jog or walk, feed the catfish in the lake, catch the evening breeze. I can't believe how beautiful this time of the day is, here. I felt privileged to have captured these beautiful images of Ipoh.


The evening breeze...








A sunset made for lovers...











crafted precision
crimson burst of sunset charm
binds two hearts in love



Magical twilight time...






The next morning, from the balcony of the house of our Ipoh friends, I witnessed this beautiful sunrise. I thought this kind of scenery could only be found in far-off lands. But here it was, right in Malaysia, the layers of shades like a Chinese painting of the mountains in China...all here in beautiful Ipoh.












Reflections

What do you see
in the reflection in a lake
mirror images that beguile, or do you
reflect?

Do you ponder on the meaning
of reflections in your life
do you contemplate on the parallels
divine

Some people see the surface 
and miss entirely the depth
the beauty of mountains and skies
replicated

Who would have guessed
at the hidden treasures
that a little contemplation
reveals?

Like an artist's paintbrush
 on compliant canvas dabs
patterns of mountain and sky
expound!

The dramatic unfolding 
of a fiery sunset
or a sunrise dawn against misty mountains
reverberate...

The discovery of wonders
and the wonder of discovery
mysteries for the mind to
speculate!






Linking to:


W4W
Sensational Haiku Wednesday
Poets Rally
Watery Wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday
Share The Joy Thursday
Skywatch Friday
Haiku Heights
Haiku My Heart
Poetry Picnic







26 comments:

  1. Rosie Ma'am,
    Great pics. As you've said we have a treasure trove of lovely scenes to snap but not realizing them. Great haiku also!

    Hank

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    1. rosie@travel-i-talesJanuary 29, 2012 at 9:27 PM

      Hi Hank, thanks. Have you been to Ipoh lately? I was inspired the sunset!

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  2. Ipoh is such a wonderful place to spend the day. your sunset photos are just too beautiful for words. thanks for sharing the beauty Rosie.

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    1. I enjoy your Life Ramblings, as we seem to have similar destinations in our travels, and we both enjoy our travels.Thanks foe visiting my travel-i-tales.
      Rosie

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  3. I was there, I not only reflected, contemplated and reverberated ! I imbibed the lot with layers and layers afterthoughts ! How veiled some of them and others the magical lot , simply stared naked from the needle of the eye !! cheers yc

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  4. a picture is worth a thousand words... your thousand and thousands of words are beautiful and ended with a beautiful poem. The best post I've read all day:)

    beautiful!

    ~L

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    1. Your comment is the best I've had all day, as well! Thank you.

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  5. lovely nature shots, very open minded poetry/nature.

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    1. Rosie@travel-i-talesFebruary 6, 2012 at 5:24 AM

      Thank you, and my nature shots never fail to inspire me to wax lyrical! :)

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  6. Hi Rosie, so that's why i haven't heard from you in weeks, you've been all around. I envy your travels, and of course these exquisite photos. I wonder if this is a part of your work, or you just really travel a lot. Oh my gosh i would love to do that too. That photo with the layers of hills in the horizon is so beautiful for me! How far is Ipoh from KL? I love to go there too!

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    1. Rosie@travel-i-talesFebruary 6, 2012 at 5:29 AM

      Hi Andrea, if you're planning to come to KL, make sure you message me on FB. I'd love to meet up. And as for my travels, wouldn't it be great if someone pays me to do so, haha!
      Rosie

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    1. Rosie@travel-i-talesFebruary 6, 2012 at 5:30 AM

      Thanks, Becca.

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  8. You really get to some beautiful places. Your beautiful words should be printed in a book. A blog is not worthy enough.

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    1. Donna, I do so love your comments, you're very encouraging. A book? Maybe some day...
      Rosie

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    1. Thank you, Tatyana. Always glad to have you visit!
      Rosie

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  10. The foggy mountain ones are my favorite, very nice.

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    1. I love those mountains. The next time I visit Ipoh, I'll capture more shots of those lovely mountains, from different angles!
      Rosie

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  11. Wow, what a beautiful scenic place to visit. the park looks like a lush paradise. And the sunsets are beautiful. Awesome photos, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. Most places are beautiful if you know where to look, I think. I just love the discovery of beautiful places.
      Rosie

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  12. It looks like you had a wonderful trip Rosie, Welcome Back! I am also back blogging on Travel Tales again at last.

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    1. Even though I'm home, I've been too busy to post my travel photos, Linda. In March, I resume my travels! Must learn to organize my time, haha.
      Rosie

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  13. lovely photos... i so much like the sunset with two persons standing side by side...perfect!

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