Roman House Reconstructed

If you’ve ever been to Pompeii or Herculaneum or any of the other ancient Roman sites you would have come across ruins of individual houses. Some are big like the house of Faun in Pompeii, some are extremely small. Some are well preserved and some are not. But in most cases it is often difficult…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

This week’s challenge is all about favourite in-focus and out-of-focus moments. I’m taking a standard exercise in focus and depth of field for this week’s challenge.  Et voila!

Crisscrossing Contrails and Danish royal names

I have seen jet contrails intersect before but never so perfectly in a cross. I took the opportunity to take a photograph with the statue of Victory in the foreground. Frederik V of Denmark also seems quite stunned by the crisscrossing contrails 🙂 This statue is in the square just outside Amalienborg Palace which is…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent

I’m taking part in the weekly photo challenge after what must be eons. This week’s theme is ‘Evanescent’. Evanescent is one of those words whose meaning I well understand but would have trouble explaining to someone if asked. So here’s one of the definitions of the word I found online: “soon passing out of sight, memory,…

Cool Copenhagen

I was about to introduce the post saying Copenhagen is the furthest north I have ever traveled, but just then I remembered that about 10 years ago I spent close to a week going around Scotland- I guess I’ll have to wait until I head to Norway or even Iceland before I make that comment….

This caught my eye..

Something about this landscape caught my eye on a walk yesterday. There was something very alluring about the three trees on a slope and the bright blue sky. There are numerous shades of blue and green and a small bench to the right of the trees on the slope. I haven’t edited the image in…

Munich Diaries

It is a rare privilege to be able to visit a distant city across continents twice. Just over 10 years ago, I had a cold and miserable stopover of a few hours in the biting cold of Munich in winter. A few days ago, I had the opportunity to visit Munich (this time for work)….

Paradise Redux- Beachcomber St Anne, Seychelles

A few years ago I visited a resort at Langkawi which until now remained the best beach hotel I had ever visited. In the middle of February I made my first visit to Seychelles. Out there I spent a few nights at the Beachcomber hotel at St Anne island. I think my choice of hotels…