Saturday, July 17, 2010

Weekend Reflections: At a fire station

The reflection at the Balmoral Fire Station makes it hard to see which is the real thing and which is the image.

Most of the fires in New Zealand start in the kitchen.


rainfield61 said...

It is "pantang" to have anyone's house been reflected at a fire station.


Anonymous said...

That is a great Reflection photo Ann!

Ah Ngao said...

rainfield61 :talking about " pantang",a reflection of a temple or any religious building is also not a good one.

Dani said...

very cool. Like it.

Happy SSS.

Clytie said...

Very nice reflection!

Gerald (SK14) said...

haha - great reflection

Ginny Hartzler said...

I love reflection photos! Did you take just the top one or both of them? The first one is good, it looks like there's a whole building in the fire station! And of course the second is just so pretty, even the window frame looks kind of old and worn with time, but the clouds make it all pretty again!

Louis la Vache said...

"Most of the fires in New Zealand start in the kitchen."

Good excuse to eat out!

"Honey, what's for dinner tonight?"
"I don't know what tonight's special is."
"What do you mean?"
"I mean we are eating out. I'm practicing fire safety."

Regina said...

Great reflections Ann.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

"Pantang"can be loosely translated as superstitious. I have not heard of rainflied's fire station one.

In fact for practical reasons, one would feel very secure to have the fire station right next door.

To the non Chinese readers. the Chinese believe in spirits, especially during the month of Lunar July, they are allowed to come out of netherworld.

I have heard of Ah Ngao's temple or religious building. A friend told me, a lot of burials are held in these premises. Corpses are kept there and their spirit friends come to visit, and they might get the wrong address and come to your house.

Another friend, actually said, forget the "Pantang", it is for practical reasons. During a funeral, lots of people come to these premises for many days, they may park their cars at your drive way, and you have to respect the dead, so you don't go and tell the visitors to move the cars.

Unknown said...

fabulous shot!