Sydney on the Fly 2

These two artworks caught our attention in the “Glorious” exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, which we featured yesterday. The large and rather Chinese style painting above is “Blossom gatherers II” by Indian/English artist Raqib Shaw. The 17th century Japanese screen below depicts Flowers of the four seasons” starting with the New Year on the right.

Sydney on the Fly


We recently had a one day layover in Sydney, breaking the long journey between Perth and Los Angeles. As usual, our first port of call in Sydney was the Art Gallery of New South Wales. After having coffee and pear slice in the cafe, we looked around the “Glorious” exhibition.

This exhibition features a wide range of interesting artworks and artforms from many parts of Asia. We even folded some simple origami. The exhibition runs through to next year and is well worth a visit.

Stairways to Heaven 2

Here are some more interesting stairs that we saw during our trip to Hong Kong last month. The colourfully painted stairs above are in Aberdeen, on Hong Kong island. The stairs below are painted with town names and years. They are in Causeway Bay and commemorate the Olympic Games up to the Beijing Olympics.

And these stairs lined with comic book characters lead up from Nathan Road to Kowloon Park.

Stairways to Heaven

We came across many impressive sets of stairs during our recent visit to Hong Kong​, many of them at temples. The vertigo inducing stairs above are at Wong Tai Sin Temple, and the stairs below lead up to Hau Wong Temple.

And of course, this long staircase leads up to the Big Buddha at Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island.