“The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.”
― G.K. Chesterton
Panaji – a photo story of charm & colour.
As pretty as pretty gets is Amsterdam.
This shot was taken from our boat when we went on a cruise down the River Amstel.
More bridges on Ailsa’s Challenge
Sanssouci, former summer palace of Frederick the Great.
Situated in Potsdam near Berlin.
Ornate gardens & sculptures.
The royal life for some.
While the rest blog.
The beauty of raindrops on glass.
Whether its captured from the window of a house, car, bus or train.
There is something beautiful about it.
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This shot was captured from the car in an Indian suburb.
From my train in Switzerland.
Photos below were captured from our bus in the historic city of Bath (UK).
The day you literally spoke about the weather as the British do!!
Read more about the famous Roman Baths in an earlier post here.
Moral of the Story
Always check the weather before travelling.
Shots of a sunrise across the Frankfurt horizon.
‘Twas a goodly morning.
Rather early though.
Shops were decorated for the festival.
Bananas outside. Banana chips inside.
Here a chip, there a chip, everywhere a chip, chip (just had to add this line owing to its lyrical quality)
Photos below were of just one shop.
Last week it was great celebrating Onam in Kerala.
It was a first time for me as a native of the state, to be here during the festival!
T’was also the reason I was missing in action in blogosphere.
Here is the traditional Pookalam or floral arrangement we all joined in to make.
Created with a blend of various colourful flowers.
A ton of patience is needed for anyone partaking in this festive activity 🙂
Additions by enthusiastic family members –
Here is the Pookalam I spotted in front of a village tea stall –
Tug-of-war games seemed to abound in the village during the day of the festival.
Village kids seated atop a wall try & get the best view of the game.
Few are curious at the new faces passing by –
The post-box is still very much in use –
The green, green grass of home.
Balm to the eyes these paddy fields were –
As far as the eye can see, with hardly a soul in sight –
The green sea –
Fernsehturm – TV Tower in Berlin, Germany.
When the sun shines on the dome, the reflection usually appears in the form of a Cross & Berliners named it the “Pope’s Revenge” –
I was fortunate to have visited Australia a few times. So during one of those trips some years ago, we went sailing in Sydney.
It was an absolutely brilliant experience.
This photograph was taken by a colleague on our yacht – a great shot capturing the Sydney Harbour Bridge & the Opera House in a blaze of glory.