Talking to Myself

Closed eyes reveals myself more than eyes wide open. Adnan Kakazai.


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Sunrise over Karakoram Range, Pakistan.

Throughout my travel, one thing I like the most is to take photographs from the window seat of an airplane. The time which I like the most to take the photographs is the sunset or the sunrise. Those moments of the day are one of the most beautiful when seen from up in the sky. Though for such kind of moments one has to be awake in a time when most of the passengers on the airplane are usually sleeping.

The following photographs are from my flight EK322 from Dubai International Airport(DXB) to Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN). I was flying Emirates Airline onboard Boeing 777-300ER. It was an early morning departure from DXB and the sunrise was over the Karakoram Range, place of one of the most exotic mountain ranges. Being seen the Karakorum Range on road, it was a wonderful feeling and experience to see the same from up in the sky.

As flight departed I went to sleep, crossing Pakistan and knowing that I have to take photographs, I suddenly wake up and saw the first picture from the window. It was breathtaking, a cold december morning over the Karakorum Range. I took the photograph and the subsequent ones as we fly over China towards our destination. It was a long flight but the experience of those moments was indeed wonderful.

Sunrise over Karakoram Range, Pakistan.EK-322, DXB - ICN

Sunrise over Karakoram Range, Pakistan.
EK-322, DXB – ICN


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To Jungfraujoch (top of Europe), Bernese Oberland, Switzerland.

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books,
(John Lubbock)

Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.
(W.B. Yeats)

When you loved me I gave you the whole sun and stars to play with. I gave you eternity in a single moment, strength of the mountains in one clasp of your arms, and the volume of all the seas in one impulse of your soul
(George Bernard Shaw)

Mountain

Oh my viewer
I have echoes inside me
Of time, people and events
Constituting my existence
Sun shines on me
Moon makes me beautiful
I have weathered
Cruelties of nature
But still holding
The earth
Making it stable
For humans to walk
I am silent
Yet strong
If I will let myself-loose
This earth will never be
The Same

(Adnan Kakazai)