We live in this age of highly technologically advanced world with google maps, street view and weather forecasts to help us wander places. But there are places we only heard tales about. Tales of those fabled cities, lost Islands, phantom kingdoms and realms that exist alongside our own. These are the places we can only imagine because we have never seen them.
Rani-ki-Vav (The Queen’s Step well) at Patan, Gujarat, illustrates what I call an absolutely wonderful example of the artistic and technological height of step well tradition.
When was the list time you admired some building’s architecture? For the way it’s wonderfully crafted, for the hardships of workmen that made it’s structure possible, for the hidden meanings behind such structures, for the marvels of human talent, when was the last time you admired such things?
Until my foot landed on the grounds of Dholavira, I didn’t believe I would actually get to see the ancient city about which I had read in my school days. Dholavira is an archaeological site at Khadirbet in Bhachau Taluka of Kutch District, in the state of Gujarat.
Are you snapped at by a travel bug? That wicked bug which makes you feel an obsessive need to travel the world. There is a long weekend ahead and you are craving to wander the country. What if you have got only a few saved? Well today, I’m here to tell you, that even if you’ve little money with you, with the right kind of planning, you could pack up your bags and set off to travel.
Adjacent to the Grand Prix Museum is the Macau’s Wine Museum. Even though I don’t drink, I found the Wine Museum quite fascinating. With 1143 different wine brands (1115 Portuguese and 28 Chinese) and the Porto 1815 being the oldest one, the museum presents examples of wine production in the People’s Republic of China.
So, this morning I got a call from my friend who accompanied me and my family to the Hong Kong tour. She said “Did you hear?” I asked “What are you talking about?” She said “You won’t believe Sky100 is turning to six years old this year” I was like Woooaaahhh 😃. It feels just yesterday when we were there. So, to celebrate this joyous moment, I decided to write about my experience at Sky 100 Hong Kong Observation deck.
A sunburnt face,
Sand between my toes,
The smell of firewood
In all of my clothes
Tired and dusty,
Full of hot dogs and smore’s
A day at the beach…
Who could ask for more?
I must admit that I have a thing for antique doors for a long time. Be it of any kind- large, small, cozy, dramatic or dark; old and rustic doors from ancient towns never failed to fascinate me.