Weekend 55 – A visit to local botanical garden

Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint and the soil and sky as canvas. ~ Elizabeth Murray

 

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Weekend 52: Early Spring Landscape

What Georges Simenon has said is true for me as well, “the lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world”.

These photos are taken during my travel yesterday with my mobile and I realized that nature never fails to captivate me what so ever is the season. The duration of journey does not matter if I can enjoy such beauty.

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Weekend walk along the frozen (!) river

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A river cuts through rock, not because of its power but due to persistence ~Jim Watkins

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Time is like river. You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of your life. ~Unknownweekend49_4

I wanted to capture some photos containing repetitions during my walk along the river today. Strange but I could not see any pattern. Am I a bad observer? Anyways the temperature was not very promising and so after a while I gave-up and enjoyed my walk  capturing what I found different 🙂

Hope you like the images.

 

Relieved for now!

I would like to contribute to Becca’s Nurturing Thursday theme (on Monday due to valid reason) with one of my favourite quotes:

Wherever you go, go with all your heart ~ Confucius

With all busyness during my vacation in Decembe I managed to buy a few books. One of them was “Parv” (Epoch/age) written by Dr. S.L.Bhyrappa based on epic “Mahabharat”. It was originally written in Kannada. I got it’s marathi translation by Uma Kulkarni.

For last two weeks apart from doing obligatory chores at home and at office, I spent my time in reading this 700+ pages novel.

Right from my chidlhood days I had read/heard stories related to Mahabharat. Almost 2 decades ago after reading/spending time on “Yugant” by Dr. Iravati Karve and “Vyasparv” by Durgabai Deshmukh I got real interest in various characters of the great epic.

After hearing about “Parv” by Bhyrappa I had but one aim to get it and to read it. Parva is unique in terms of the complete absence of any episode that has the element of divine intervention found in the original. This is what I like most. It seems more real than the version I had read/heard before.

The book has been translated in many languages including in English  with title “Parva: A tale of War, Peace, Death, Love, God and Man ” by Tr. K. Raghavendra Rao.

I would love to hear about your experience with this book or in general on Mahabharat!

Happy reading!

Weekend travelling: A journey from blur to abstract

Once a year,  go someplace you have never been before ~Dalai Lama

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These pictures were taken while travelling through one of the beautiful roads in Norway. The storm, strong winds, curvy roads and lack of sufficient light made it very difficult to get a proper photograph. Anyways I got into adventure and now we see the results.

I have not been part of black and white photo challenge but here are my entries. Instead of black and white they are more like monochrome. The images have blue tint rather than pure white due to snow I guess.

I would love to here your comemnts on these images. Are they really abstract or they reveal all details. Do share your ideas.

Thank you for visiting and sharing your thoughts.

part of WPC: Transformation

 

Glimpses of Hong Kong

In Hong Kong the number of tall modern buildings are so many that it seems impossible to take a picture of any place without interference of another structure. I tried and I failed. I am going to live with it. I have taken some lovely shots with reflection but will keep them for another post.

In my free time I decided to travel to Hong Kong island and visit 3 places

  • The Victoria Peak
  • Man Mo Temple
  • Zoological and Botanical gardens

I took the peak tram to go up and bus number 15 to come back to town. The Victoria peak is a typical tourist spot. From the top one gets nice view of Hongkong island and of Kowloon side. It was a warm day with clouds.

Then I visited the 150 years old Man Mo temple. A small temple premises near the hectic financial district. The giant hanging incense coils are very special.

Finally I visited the zoological and botanical garden to take some rest and fresh air.

This is my fourth post on Hong Kong trip! The earlier posts are just a click away!

https://mazeepuran.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/travelogue-part1-from-northern-europe-to-hong-kong/

https://mazeepuran.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/a-window-into-food-culture-of-hong-kong/

https://mazeepuran.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/the-worlds-biggest-pedestrian-crossing-in-shibuya-tokyo/