Category Archives: City

Not in Venice

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RBG

What: Royal Botanical Gardens
Where: Melbourne, Australia
When: November, 2014

Photo credit: Farah N
Camera: iPhone 5s (phone)

Traveller’s tale: Hadn’t expected to see a gondola in Melbourne. The setting was so calm and pretty, not to mention the dapper looking gondolier. 🙂

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Marking time

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QVB

What: Queen Victoria Building
Where: Sydney, Australia
When: December, 2015

Photo credit: Farah
Camera: iPhone 5s (phone)

Traveller’s tale: The historic landmark & shopping arcade, QVB is over a 100 years old. The Great Australian Clock hangs 10m in length and includes 33 scenes from Australian history.

Look on my works, ye Mighty…

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delhi hauz khas ruins

What: Ruins within the Hauz Khas complex
Where: Delhi, India
When: December 2015

Photo credit: Poonam C
Camera: Moto X (phone)

Traveller’s tale: One of those hazy days when Delhi’s pollution levels were rivalling Beijing’s. The Hauz Khas complex was built and developed by two different rulers of Delhi (14th century onwards). There are tombs, meeting places, mosques and madrassas within the complex. Heritage walks are a good way to explore the place. Today, it’s an oasis in the midst of the concrete jungle and you can see greenery all around (including the waters of the tank). It was a pleasant spot but as the day progressed, the chattering youngsters who throng the place drove me out of there. More Info.

When the Gods walk amongst us

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ganpati

What: A Ganesha idol being taken in procession
Where: Mumbai, India
When: September 2015

Photo credit: Steshia M
Camera: Nexus 5 (phone)

Traveller’s tale: My first sighting of Ganesha idol, the elephant-headed Hindu God of beginnings and wisdom being taken to a public pandal during the festival of Ganesh Chaturti. More…

Raining buckets

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steel pails subodh gupta NGMA Delhi

What: An outdoor installation at the NGMA
Where: New Delhi, India
When: May 2015

Photo credit: Rimi D
Camera: iPhone 5s

Traveller’s tale: It was an awesome experience viewing these installations by Subodh Gupta. Also, at the National Gallery of Modern Art were other installations from his ‘Everything is Inside’ exhibition. I was lucky to have visited when it was on. More: http://bbc.in/1oH7hkI