Weekly Photo Challenge – Nostalgia

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WordPress’s Weekly Photo Challenge – Nostalgia invites us to share nostalgic moments brought to the fore by the change of seasons.

The changing seasons has heralded the “festival” season in India – they are lined up one after the other from august onwards till December and provide the perfect excuse for family celebrations and friends get-togethers. It brings back memories of college celebrations and the nostalgia of college days. Ceramic figurines were our preferred gifting option specially by my friends to me because of my love for the same – and these now form the centre-piece of my little collection.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

The Charminar is the most iconic building in Hyderabad, India. Multiple images of the monument had made me immune to its charms till a recent “Heritage Walk” that I participated in, which started at Charminar.

Charminar literally means “Four Minarets/Towers”. The four minarets support the four grand arches and the dome. The four arches converge in a very symmetric design into 8 interior arches which converge into a 32 sided polygon supporting the domed arch – making it the perfect subject for this week’s photo-challenge. 

Converged arches facing the cardinal directions

Converged arches facing the cardinal directions

Internal Convergence of the arches

Internal Convergence of the arches

All Arches converge into circular domed roof

All Arches converge into circular domed roof

P.S.: More details on the Heritage Walk coming up soon!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

The lovely smooth finish of glass! It never ceases to amaze me and I cant throw away any glass item no matter how old or useless it is. Glass blowing has held a fascination for me since I learnt about the properties of glass in school – malleable when heated and oh so fragile when cool!

The smooth texture of glass - highlighting the edges of the blue paint

The smooth texture of glass – highlighting the edges of the blue paint coating it

Contrasting the smooth texture of glass with the coarseness of the paper

Contrasting the smooth texture of glass with the coarseness of the paper

Couldn’t resist the purchase of this blue creature from glass work creators in Thailand, and it made a lovely subject for this week’s photography challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Between

Lord Vishnu in the “Kurmam” avatar Between the Devas and the Asuras … The depiction of “Samudra Manthan” at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Samudra Manthan

The Manthan scene reflecting off the roof of the airport.

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Between, Day and Night; Between, Land and Earth – Twilight through a plane window.

The lovely hues of the sky - through the window of a plane.

The lovely hues of the sky – through the window of a plane.

 

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Split Second Story

Indian Railways are a legacy of the British Rule in India and today besides being the core of Indian Public Transportation system, they are also the best means to view the beautiful landscapes of this vast country.

Over the monsoon water engorged Kaveri

Over the monsoon water engorged Kaveri

Monsoon is the season of joy in India! It washes the dust of the summer away and brings new vitality to the country. A shot of the birds enjoying the splashing waves of Kaveri captures the enjoyable moments of a good monsoon!

Enjoying the splashing waves

Enjoying the splashing waves