City lights

March 29, 2019   Comments (0)
 

The Udaipur City Palace lights at night, reflecting in Lake Pichola. The photo was taken by me, but from @paddyvir's phone which has a far better camera than mine. . . . #nofilter #gorgeous #nightsky #citylights #cityoflakes #mightyudaipur #blog #udaipurlove #udaipurcity #Rajasthan #incredibleindia #worldtravelpics #worlderlust #wandering #pretty #nighttime #nighttimephotography | March 29, 2019 at 12:26PM
The Udaipur City Palace lights at night, reflecting in Lake Pichola. The photo was taken by me, but from @paddyvir’s phone which has a far better camera than mine. We were sitting on the small balcony at lake level and enjoying the view, even as the weather has turned much, much warmer than the last time I was here in December. Soon it will be bat season again. So far, it’s lapwings, herons, egrets, bats, pigeons, cormorants, kites, crows, and a few drongos in sight.
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picture perfect

March 28, 2019   Comments (0)
 


Gangaur Ghat gleams under a crescent moon over Lake Pichola, taken from the best spot for a visit or a meal ­čśÇ I’m a bit biased, I admit. But seriously, this view is ever changing and yet constantly mesmerizing and beautiful.

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Wow Vilnius

August 10, 2018   Comments (0)
 

#throwback to our trip to Vilnius and some fun things we did there. I loved this brilliant sculpture (top right) – an abstract portrait of 16th century Polish queen Barbara Radziwi┼é┼é, Grand Duchess of Lithuania – by Vladas Vild┼żi┼źnas, from 1979.

It’s on what translates as German Street and one side had to be completely rebuilt after the bombing in WWII.

I loved Vilnius more than I’d expected to. We’d planned only two days and 1 night here and we really lucked out. The location of our B&B was fabulous, the city was easy to navigate and I loved that the “old” town was a living city – I mean the university is smack in the┬á middle of it (like Krakow) and it was teaming with students and locals, not just tourists like Riga or Tallinn old town were.

Plus there was U┼żupis, the cheeky artists’ republic with their lovely constitution that affords respect to cats and humans alike. On our first evening there in the square of the Cathedral, we saw dozens of hot air balloons go past. And I just adored the sculpture of Grand Duke Gediminas. (Of course, we also found the lucky star and did little turns while making a wish.) Later we walked up the Hill of Three Crosses in Kalnai Park – it was a good climb and the wooden path kept disappearing down corners, a little stairway to … well, toward heaven.

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Smile like you mean it

April 12, 2018   Comments (0)
 

Look at that wicked smile!
Team AKA Meaty Glide running amok in Udaipur (well, slowly, because these are narrow streets in the old city after all). #rickshawrun #rickshawrun2018 #bloed via Instagram https://ift.tt/2JE7Ond and IFFT

 
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Standing tall

October 2, 2017   Comments (0)
 

 

#throwback Google has helpfully reminded me that we were in Vik, Iceland, on this day four years ago, on (more…)

 
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Grand Canyon roadtrip 

November 17, 2016   Comments (2)
 


The fog and the snow clouds dispersed pretty quickly and after we warmed up a bit we decided to drive up to Desert view (above) and then Moran point (below). (more…)

 
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My Berlin – a nod to Jewish history & an NYT piece

October 19, 2016   Comments (0)
 

For 27 years, I’ve made pilgrimages to Berlin to visit family. My mother’s sister moved there in 1964 and her children and now grandchildren were all born there. Since I can remember, Berlin has never been a tourist destination, more a homestay, sometimes a stopover. When I lived in Poland I went numerous times and when I moved to the US, I tried to break my homeward journey there. And still, when I visit Europe, (more…)

 
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Feet of gold

October 17, 2016   Comments (0)
 

#throwback – Wat Intharawihan in Bangkok. Google has helpfully reminded me I was here two years ago today ­čÖé My camera wasn’t up to the task of getting all 32 gilded metres in one photograph so I focused on the feet, with offerings of flowers placed on them.

The temple used to be called the Vegetable Temple (more…)

 
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Meanwhile … at the same time

September 27, 2016   Comments (0)
 

img_20160901_153202 I’m sure you’ve looked at an exhibit somewhere and thought, “Hmm, if I remember my history lessons right, around this time, this war was happening in X country.” Or if you’re like me, “I wish I could remember anything at all from my boring history lessons. I wonder what was happening in India and China and the Ottoman empire when this painter was capturing this!” (more…)

 
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Istanbul throwback

September 18, 2016   Comments (0)
 

Throwback to four years ago. Google helpfully told me that Istanbul is where Sunanda and I were on this day in 2012. This is the inside of the Yeni Cami at Emin├Ân├╝ … (more…)

 
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