Wall & Art – 35

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Evelyn: Look, I… I may not be an explorer, or an adventurer, or a treasure-seeker, or a gunfighter, Mr. O’Connell, but I am proud of what I am – The Mummy

Daily Prompt: Tourist Trap

The below post was first published on June 5 , 2013. I stumbled upon this yesterday and was surprised to see that I completed two of the places that I had listed below.

  • Spain was completed in 2014
  • Angkor Wat was completed in 2015

🙂 I am usually not a person who gets these nostalgic feelings and such, but felt good reading the old post. It also reminded me of the places I am yet to visit.

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I know I am a little late for this post which is in response to the daily prompt – Tourist Trap, but better late than never.

My dream tourist places that I have visited are

a) Singapore – Which was my first overseas tourist destination way back in 2009. I really enjoyed my trip for almost a week there (including Kuala Lumpur)

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b) Venice – I have no idea why I liked this place, may be the lure of the gondola ride or the various movies that I have seen showing this amazing place. But whatever it was, I just loved this place and was very happy being there during my tour this year.

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c) Grand Canyon – This place again was a dream come true in 2010. I was so awestruck with this place, I started recommending it to everyone who was going to U.S. I would go there without a second thought again and may be spend more than a weekend, which I did during my first time.  This is one place, where I felt I was at peace with myself.

Sun breaking out of the clouds (it was too cloudy and windy and cold that day)

I have a list of other places which I would like to visit. Some of them (outside of India) are

a) Niagara Falls

b) Angkor Wat

c) Manasarovar Lake

d) Andaman and Nicobar Islands

e) Srilanka

f) Spain

g) Egypt

I have no idea when I will be visiting these places, but I will make my best effort 🙂

WPC: Warmth

For this week’s photography challenge (which I think came a little bit early 🙂 ) : Warmth

Doesn’t this sunrise give you a warm feeling just by looking at it ?

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Playing with each other, even if it is at the edge of a cliff, just to show off to us, strangers, out there.  I always feel warm (related to emotion of course) seeing this picture, taken in Matheran.IMG_3778

And now, to beat that cold and to keep me warm, I would take that hot brandy, thank you very much.IMG_6946

WPC: Refraction

For this week’s photography challenge: Refraction

Just took this almost an hour ago where we had been for our dinner, in my new phone to check out its quality. I wanted to capture the name through the glass of water.

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Taken in Pune Race Course one morning during our walk using my digital camera. The refraction of sunlight through the fog gave a different feel to the picture (and I haven’t edited it).

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And with my DSLR, the refraction of the waves on its way back to the sea from the shore.

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This wasn’t as easy as I thought 🙂 But I did my best.

WPC: Signs & Night time

I am combining the two photography challenges photographs (the ones I had missed) in a single post.
IMG_7250For this week’s photography challenge: Signs

In case it is not that clearly visible, it says ‘I fell in love at first sight. I should have looked twice’. 😉

 

And for last week’s photography challenge: Night time

Taken on our way to Pune at 12.50 am when it was pouring outside and we were nearing a toll plaza.

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