If you ever want to immerse yourself in a country, then it has to be its sights and sounds. While most of us set out to experience a country by visiting its landmarks and soaking in the sights, have we ever paid attention to the little sounds that surround us ?From the accents of a local to the whizz of a local metro train to the chimes of a church bell, every sound is unique. And Visit Britain has beautifully captured the sounds of the country so well in this video – from the chimes of the Big Ben to […]
The closes literally close on you as you wander aimlessly around them. In these narrow, silent, dark alleys, one can imagine a crime scene straight from a murder novel set a century ago. Literature however blossoms in these closes, so typical of old Edinburgh town. Fancy some of their names for a minute . There is Castle Wynd Close, Old Distillery Close, Riddle’s Close, World’s End Close – just to name a few around the Royal Mile in the old town. And some of them, like the Mary King’s Close, named after a daughter of a rich property owner […]
So here is a confession – I do not believe in Valentine’s Day as an expression of love . But that said, going by the spirit of the moment, love is all pervasive. You do not need a designated day to celebrate just because the retailers and the marketing men told you so. However, I have seen love blossoming where ever I travel. From London to Avila to Alcala De Henares to Siem Reap, I have seen couples posing for their wedding photographs against the backdrop of a beautiful city . We often ask them permissions before taking their pictures […]
Loch Lomond – what can I say ? Blue waters, green hills, white fluffy clouds – It is an ode to nature. But then it is this photograph that I would like to share today. If you like my posts and pictures and if you like to travel with me , join me on Facebook.
A sudden trip to the United Kindom happened in September 2011 when I was invited by Tourism Ireland . I extended my trip by an extra week to visit London and Edinburgh
One of the most beautiful days in London with a lovely blue sky . To see more beautiful skies visit Skywatch If you like my photographs and my posts and would love to be part of my journeys, please do join me on my Travel Page on Facebook.