Spending a short one week summer in Helsinki was an exciting experience as it was my first time visiting a Scandinavian country. Much of the excitement stemmed from the many things I've read and seen in media about the culture, climate, education and economic prowess of the Nordic countries.
Unfortunately, it was a really short stay but it was indeed an exhilarating opportunity to explore the visual makeup of the bustling central business district and the amazing tranquility of coastal outdoors.
It's my second visit to Australia in ten years; this time exploring South Australia's cosmopolitan coastal capital of Adelaide. Unfortunately, it was only a short one week trip which coincided with pretty much the height of summer.
Thankfully, my arrival was met with a short respite from the heat; a somewhat cooler and more pleasant weather. As always, a southern hemisphere location means great directional lighting and clear - almost insanely surreal - blue skies.
After an eventful day trip out to the country side yesterday, the adventure continues for a second day; this time down to Kuala Lumpur city. My friend and I were taking advantage of the festive season's much welcome void and "peaceful lull", resulting from the exodus of people who left to celebrate Raya back home with their families.
We arrived at about 7.30 am and easily found a parking nearby at Madras Lane. Ironically as a Malaysian myself, this is my first time walking the city streets of Kuala Lumpur with an intention to photograph any subject matter!