WPC: Heritage

For this week’s photography challenge, I am going to post three world heritage sites that I had the pleasure of visiting.

Sian Ka’an Heritage site in Mexico

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Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct in Spain

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And finally, a Group of Monuments from Mahabalipuram (This was taken with my point and shoot and long ago…)

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WPC: Danger

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Bull, as we all know, especially the dairy breeding ones, are considered dangerous. We have sports like Jallikattu (for which there was a large hue and cry in Tamilnadu last year because they were banned) involves bulls because of their ferocious and wild nature.

But this photograph, taken in Mumbai Airport (they have very good displays of Indian culture and tradition throughout the airport) is that of Nandi, a bull nonetheless, but also a deity in Hinduism. He guards the gates of Mount Kailasa, the abode of Lord Shiva. You can get to know him more through this Wikipedia article. You will see him in all the Shiva temples (and also in Temples where Shiva’s family resides  😉 )

 

WPC: Wanderlust!

I have not traveled anywhere out of the UK lately.  But during the Easter holidays, we had a picnic day wandering in Brighton to absorb the warmth of the Sun, even though the winds were slightly colder (not as cold as today in London) and those massive clouds were trying to scare us now and then.
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We like visiting the museums which have free entry. So we went to the Docklands museum one of the days. It was not crowded at all and was quite relaxing. This is the photograph of a paper tunnel that was kept on display.
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Last weekend, we went to Stratford to meet a friend not knowing that West Ham was playing Everton. My plans for ‘The Slide’ got shot because it was fully booked 😦 (next time!)
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WPC : Earth 

Earth and Sky, Woods and Fields, Lakes and Rivers, the Mountains and the Sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books ” – John Lubbock

Took this photograph using my phone when we were chilling out on the beach in Brighton on Saturday.  We only saw half a ring while we were lying down on the beach. So I decided to take a couple of them using my DSLR which didn’t come out very well at least not as close to this one. Ironically, this one was taken with my eyes almost closed because of the brightness of the Sun. I think I got lucky that day with my phone.

WPC: Surprise

I have got three surprises for you this week 😉

As part of the Christmas decorations in a shop here in London, this cute little creature is the surprise gift from inside a stocking. Would you say no?

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As you all know already, cats and I don’t get along very well. But this little fellow surprised me when I was taking photographs of these decorations in a Temple in Chennai. These decorative pieces usually adore the outer walls of the temple.

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and last, but not the least is my homemade carrot and coriander soup, which surprisingly came out very well (not that it takes much effort but given that I am not a great fan of cooking …well, you know…) and it went well with some sunflower seeds and a cashew nut.