1 - Prambanan

Candi Prambanan, c. 9th century, Central Java.

I’ve been standing still for far too long, even as I’ve been travelling more than I’ve ever travelled before in a single year.

But travelling for work is not quite the same as travel for travel’s sake.

I’ve been virtually reliving past travel through my ongoing series, The Grand Tour of the Port and Imperial Cities of the Subcontinent – yes folks, I completed travel and photoshoots for all but 1 of the 15 cities last February, and I’ve been slow in organising these shoots into posts on Dream Of A City because I’ve simply been too busy, and, ironically, travelling too much.

I really do have to take off soon for real.

Wanderlust is rearing its head.

In the meantime, this is a stopgap of sorts – a virtual reliving of the travel I’ve physically – in most cases anyway – undertaken in recent months.

… a dream of statues and monuments, palaces and gardens, jewels and gowns…



3 - Angkor II

Statue of Brahma, c. 10th century, Koh Ker. ANGKOR – EXPLORING CAMBODIA’S SACRED CITY.

4 - Angkor Apsara Dancers

Apsara Dances at the Asian Civilisations Museum.

5 - Ostre Anlaeg Park Copenhagen

Østre Anlæg Park, Copenhagen

7 - Copenhagen Harbour

Statue of David (replica), Copenhagen Harbour.

8 - Botanical Garden Copenhagen

Botanical Garden, Copenhagen.

9 - Thorvalssens

Jason and the Golden Fleece. Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen.

10 - Frederiksborg Castle Copenhagen

Frederiksborg Castle (16th c), Denmark.

11 - Frederiksborg Interior

Chapel (17th c), Frederiksborg Castle.

12 - Rose Copenhagen

Red roses blooming along the sidewalks of Copenhagen.

13 - Lunch at Home

A home-cooked (cold) lunch in Copenhagen of seasonal Danish fish roe and chicken (à la Hainanese chicken rice), topped with olive-oil marinated cucumber and kohlrabi, and served atop Japanese short-grain rice. The produce comes from the excellent Torvehallerne market.

14 - Kuching Legislative Assembly

View of the New Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building, Kuching.

15 - Kuching Foodcourt

Seafood restaurant at Topspot Foodcourt, Kuching.

16 - Kuching Kolo Mee

Absolute scrumptious Kuching kolo mee, accompanied by the lightest pig’s organs soup I have ever had.

36 - The Cat

Kuching, of another kind. =)

17 - Solo Kraton

The Surakarta (Solo) kraton, 18th c. Central Java.

20 - Vastenburg Jogja

Fort Vastenburg, 18th c. Solo, Central Java.

18 - Jogja Kraton

The kraton of Yogyakarta, 18th c. Central Java.

19 - PAkualaman

Quaint residence in the grounds of the Pakualaman Palace, Central Java.

21 - Prambanan

In the distance… Candi Prambanan.

22 - Jakarta Stadhuis

Stadhuys (17th c.), today’s Jakarta History Museum, Kota Tua (Oud Batavia), Jakarta.

23 - Jakarta Hermitage

The Hermitage Jakarta, an absolutely beautiful new heritage hotel, housed in an Art Deco colonial building in Menteng, Jakarta.

24 - Louvre

Musée du Louvre, Paris.

25 - Guo Pei III

Guo Pei @ Paris Couture Week 2018.

26 - Guo Pei II

The show took place at the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Paris.

27 - Guo Pei

The pieces featured were inspired by historic European architecture.

28 - YSL I

Baubles at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum, Paris.

29 - YSL II

Baubles at the YSL Museum, Paris.

30 - YSL III

…and more baubles.

31 - Tour Eiffel rooftop Quai Branly

From Paris…

32 - Lyon

…to Lyon…

33 - Boat Quay

…and back to Singapore.

34 - Armenian Church

The Armenian Church of St Gregory the Illuminator, one of my favorite places in Singapore.

35 - Ridout

Magnificent colonial black-and-white bungalow at Ridout Road. 

37 - PRambanan

And Candi Prambanan again, just because… =)

About Kennie Ting

I am a wandering cityophile and pattern-finder who is pathologically incapable of staying in one place for any long period of time. When I do, I see the place from different perspectives, obsessive-compulsively.
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