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.
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.
What: An unhappy inflatable rabbit in front of the Singapore Art Museum
When: August 2012
Photo credit: Rimi D
Camera: Canon Ixus 130
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.