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Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie..

Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... Love reading books- sometimes i read 3books simultaneously, crazy about music- need it all around me, all the time and ofcourse, i totally am ga ga goo goo over my 7yr old naughty brat- Floppy!! errr, Prince Floppy!! :)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Shots and spots

Just when i thought i should blog more, Blogadda has come up with a Travel Photos contest with Pringoo.Travel and photography are 2 things i adore, and cant get enough of. So, without wasting time i decided to sift through my computer, Picasa, and other albums, picking out the 5 best travel shots taken during my escapes!! 

 A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” – Moslih Eddin Saadi


The Vidhyashankar temple in Sringeri [one of the Mutts established by Sri Adishankara]. A temple that is an architecture marvel, and so beautiful that words fail to do justice. Every visit to Sringeri, i make it a point to spend some time in this beautiful temple. This temple combines the Hoysala and Dravida architectural  styles. There are six entrances into the temple. The twelve pillars in the mandapam [Raasi pillars] are arranged  in such a manner thathe sun's rays falls on each of them, in the same order as the solar months.
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"That is a lovely shot", Arun chimed as i showed him the picture right after clicking it. I took this picture, just outside the resort we stayed at in Bikode on a misty morning through the window of our Van. A lone tree that stood tall, facing the harsh winds and birds that came to make a home in it!! This was during the Hoysala trail last May, from Travelwise, led by Lakshmi and Arun.
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Hop skip jump, each step took us closer the clear waters, and gushing waves and beautiful open skies... Pathway to heaven, almost.. these steps took us straight to the beach.. The day we spent at Mahabalipuram, doing nothing, walking on the beach, laughing, playing cards, driving around is one day that i shall sure remember for a long time to come!! Though i've been to Mahabs many times earlier,this was the 1st time i stayed over- Good fun it was!
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The Bannerghatta Butterfly Park was truly a sight for sore eyes, and a dream come true for me! Watching the butterflies fly about, their colours filled my eyes. I kept moving the camera willing for them to sit still so i can take a shot, alas, they were restless creatures alright. So many varieties, so many colours, the Butterflies represent the true meaning of Freedom to me!! As we strolled inside the Bannerghatta Butterfly park conservatory, time flew, everything else was lost but me and the beautiful butterflies...
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Walking along the road towards my room, i spotted this beautiful couple, "Together even in the wild", i thought to myself!! Am sure someone had placed the tattered idol on the wall or someone had left it there... So many questions filled my head, but i was in AWE, which overtook everything else. In the cold Ooty, on a road that led to practically nowhere, this couple had managed to capture my heart!!
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There are more roads that i must walk on... more sights to see and more memories to collect!!For now, adios!!

20 comments:

  1. the second and fourth pics are stunning. hats off.

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  2. Wow, I never knew a butterfly park even existed in India. Thank you so much. I love butterflies. :)

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  3. Hi, nice pictures. I liked the butterfly pic the most :)

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  4. Wonderful selection of pictures :)
    #2 & #4 are my favorite :)

    Best wishes for the contest :)

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  5. Nice pics with a good narration to go with it.

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  6. Great captures and some lovely stories to tell!

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  7. nice observations... keep going..

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  8. I always admire ur photographic skills...and the spirit u show during your touring around, exploring places...ur pics r the one which i visit each time u post them :)) all the best!!
    Pushpee

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  9. Very nice clicks. Liked the first one and butterfly one, most of all!

    Good luck
    preeti

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  10. Lovely snaps, I wish u all the best for ur entry :)

    I couldnt post for obivious reason :)

    Call it laziness or busy or both hehe

    How is samhith by the way ?

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  11. Thank you all for the lovely comments!! :)

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  12. Sri-- nee uthai vanga pora... sweet comments potuttu, punch line mathiri kadaisila enkitta Samhith pathi kekara!!! Anu illa saar, ithu Aarti :)) lolz

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  13. Loved the 4th and 5th pics the most :)
    Gud luck for the contest :)

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  14. Beautiful! Loved the butterflies! Good luck.

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  15. i liked the butterfly the most.. all the best..

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