Random 64: A view for free

I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I am paying attention and practicing gratitude ~Brene Brown

I miss Nurturing Thursdays. I hope Becca Givens is doing fine.


झरना बहता रहा। 

पत्ते रंग बदलते रहे। 

हम किताबों में उलझे,

जिंदगी के मायने ढूंढते रहे। 



For this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, I am presenting a series of photos to illustrate my thoughts on “Cooling


Resting near a quiet beach is a bliss and even one can soak up much needed vitamin D.


Hmm! Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back 😀


Enjoying cool breeze around waterfalls during hiking in summer is fantastic.lensartist_17july18_5

Cooling is fine but “Life” is more precious. Tourists should never ignore the warning signs. The photo was taken at one of the most dangerous beaches in India.


Ancient ‘air-conditioning’ system:

Beautifully patterend cisterns and water channels were constructed on the terrace ( the photo is taken at palace built in  15th-century in central India). The cisterns, which were mainly used for bathing purposes, were also connected by intricate water channels. Rooms were bulit around these cisterns and used in summer. So cool!


Who said cooling is only needed in summer during heat wave.

Cooling effect after a full day ski!


Weekend (57) – Aurlandsfjord

Yesterday our journey began with a tour to narrow Norwegian fjords. We enjoyed the  spectacular views and the countless waterfalls.  These are classic, superbly developed fjords, considered as the type locality for fjord landscapes in the world. They are comparable in scale and quality to other existing fjords on the World Heritage List and are distinguished by the climate and geological setting.  (Tourism pressures are intense in fjords, but impacts are limited as most visitors access the property on cruise ships during a short visitor season. (https://www.fjordtours.com/things-to-do-in-norway/the-norwegian-fjords/).

Later we continued our journey from a small scenic village called Flåm (at sea level) towards a small place Myrdal (up on the mountain) in a little train called “Flåmsbana”. It takes about one hour to cover distance of 20.2 km long track through 20 tunnels. The journey provides a panoramic view of Norwegian mountain landscape.

Here are some pictures taken on cruise and on the train showcasing natural beauty:


Kårdal village

21 hairpin turns to Kårdal (556 m above sea level)

Kjofossen waterfall – visible only on train ride

Last station on Flåm train.

At Myrdal we decided to walk back to Flåm.  The first part of the walk is a narrow path that drops down towards the river.

The narrow pathway looks quite flat in the beginning

Walking for 50m or so comes a real slope and with a series of 21 hairpin bends. One feels like if one has walked a lot while covering around 1.5 km. The loose gravel path is very steep and it is difficult on knees. But this is the only difficult part of 20.2 km hike/walk. Myrdal – Flåm hike is a wonderful experience.  There are numerous waterfalls and the views are dynamic and breathtaking all the way til Flåm. A guarantee of 100% oxygen and the only noise we hear is either of rushing water or goats from nearby farms or little birds.

The sound of rushing water accompany us through out the journey.


The path from Myrdal to Flåm is not very well marked but impossible to get lost.
More informaiton on flåmsbana
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