Monthly Archives: February 2013

Silent sentinel


hagia sophia istanbul

What: Hagia Sophia as seen from across the Bosphorus
Where: Istanbul, Turkey
When: October 2010

Photo credit: Tina C
Camera: Canon PowerShot A70

Traveller’s Tale: Even though it’s an oft seen photograph, this view of Hagia Sophia takes your breath away. Since its dedication, it has served as a cathedral for over 1,000 years, then a mosque for nearly 500 years and a museum now for nearly 80 years.


Painted sky


sunset over Jaisalmer fort in Rajasthan

What: Sunset as viewed through a break in the fort
Where: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
When: January 2012

Photo credit: Amrita S
Camera: iPhone 4s (phone)

Traveller’s tale: The living fort at Jaisalmer is enchanting to wander around, discovering nooks and crannies. We caught the sunset over the desert sands before going to dinner at one of the many restaurants in the fort.

Curtea de Arges Monastery


The entire structure looks like it’s been made of icing sugar! Thank you Stefania for the great photo.

More info: The monastery is close to 500 years old and an important pilgrimage site. It’s approx 150 km from Bucharest. (Source: Internet).

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Hope…Curtea de Arges Monastery, Romania.


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Fellow travellers


seagulls from mumbai to alibag

What: Seagulls accompanying the ferry boat
Where: Mumbai, India
When: January 2010

Photo credit: Poonam C
Camera: Sony DSC – T10

Traveller’s tale: Seagulls fly alongside the ferries plying between Mumbai (from the Gateway of India) and Mandwa (enroute to Alibag). Floating in the air, they dive and squabble for the scraps of food thrown by passengers for them.