Enjoying the Indian rains? I’m sure it’s equally enjoyable driving around craters on the road, during and after the rains. This happens …
Place: Dakshina Chitra, Muttukadu, ECR, Chennai Inside one of the many old, architecturally intriguing Tamizh houses @ Dakshina Chitra. I guess this …
What is the most graceful animal on earth? If you wake me up in the middle of my sleep and ask this …
Sometimes, I feel that there is so much beauty in the buildings of Eastern Europe, but too few people to admire them. Probably, they got bored of drooling at such beauties that are present almost everywhere..especially, in Prague. Not a single soul to be seen around (but for the car!) when I was taking this picture. Looks like an architect’s representation of a new building about to be built.
Prague (Praha) never fails to fascinate you. All eight corners of the old town square of Prague sports a beautiful mix of modern and fourteenth century architecture. Of special mention are those buildings with Gothic architecture. I’m told that Gothic architecture is peculiar in providing asymmetry to the stance of the building, giving the entire structure a surrealistic image – a strange mixture of art, culture and magic.
Take a look at the spire of this church Týnský Chrám, or Church of Our Lady Before Tyn in English..
We all dream, irrespective of whether we work towards realizing the dream! Ludwig Friedrich Wilhelm II, King of Bavaria, popularly known as the fairy-tale King (der Märchenkönig in German), dreamt of a castle so beautiful that it inspired Walt Disney in the twentieth century. People who’ve been to Disneyland Park would have seen the Sleeping Beauty Castle, which is a reflection of King Ludwig II’s dream castle in Neuschwanstein, Bavaria.
When I reached Neuschwanstein, and looked up at the castle built on a small hill, I was in awe!
Today’s theme – Architecture, society, travel
India today, in the eyes of foreigners, is the land of the poor, uneven roads, strewn with garbage, poor infrastructure, and so on.
If there is one place in India that could exemplify the grandeur of India in the ancient times, it should be Hampi. How India transcended from such glory to what it is now is a long story, which happened during the British rule, and currently out of scope for this blog post.
Take a look at the picture. What made the architects think of building such a lone structure perched atop a rock that looks like a boulder?