“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the disheveled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.”
W.B. Yeats, The Land of Heart’s Desire



Sangam Landscape

In Sangam Literature (that which belongs to my native language Tamil), the landscape is classified based on the flower that is specific to that region. Based on that they arrived at 5 different landscape classifications.

Kurunji – Mountain areas

Location: Munnar



Mullai – Forest regions

Location: Matheran


Marutham – Cropland

Location: Bali


Neithal – Seashore

Location: Bali


Paalai – Desert

Location: Hampi


Montserrat – Barcelona – Spain

Montserrat –  A mountain near Barcelona known for its monastery and boy’s choir. And trust me, I had tears when I heard them sing, inspite of the church being overflowing with visitors. Its a day’s visit to this place and from there you can either walk up or go by  fujicular (which we took) to other points like Sant Joan which is much steep ahead. Seems like you could climb to the monastery too from all the way down. By why take such risks for me. We went by the cable car. But if you want to do some climbing and trekking, you can get it done here.

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