The Traveler Message Board

Traveler Message Board

There are something romantic looking at the message board, filled with letter, message or photo from traveler passing by. The photo above is from Betel Box Hostel, Singapore.

In the old days, during the early days of backpacking, this is the only way to communicate with fellow backpackers on the road. People would leave a message for their friends who was few days behind, note of interesting place to see, or danger to be avoided.

These kind of message boards have been mostly replaced by email and mobile phone. However, there are seems to be place who provide such message board like Betel Box, just for the romance, and for the sake of old days.

This photo is posted in response to WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall. Share an image of a wall that reveals something about a place, people, or you. Also, read the full review of the place where this photo was taken, Betel Box Hostel

Symmetric Circle of Melbourne Central

Me and my mom was taking shelter from scorching Melbourne’s Summer in Australia. It was December, and the temperature was, I think, peaking at 40 degree Celsius. And not only that. The wind also blowing hard. I remember the experience as walking towards someone turning on a hair dryer to you.

We walk into nearest shopping mall that we can find, Melbourne Central.  It has a glass roof with circular steel frame on the top, giving a natural sunlight to light up the mall instead of using artificial light.

Roof of Melbourne Central

From outside of Melbourne Central, the roof looks like a glass cone. And for me, when I see something like a cone, my imagination bring me to some old castle somewhere in the middle of Europe. Although, when Melbourne Central’s cone is combined with the rest of its architectural design, it barely resemble European castle

There are nothing else more perfect than eating Ice Cream on a hot sunny day, without the hot air blowing in front of your face.

This post is written in response to WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry.