September 05

Brussels – Glimpses Of An Eclectic Cityscape

Brussels is hardly picture perfect. With much of its original medieval architecture destroyed in the 1695 bombardment by French troops, its postwar urban evolution has been hap hazard and eclectic. The result is an incredible mix of architectural styles ranging from Gothic to Art Nouveau to concrete contemporary, most segregated into dissonant compartments. It is the […]

Carillon of Brussels September 01

The Singing Bells Of Brussels

The carillon of Mont des Arts is a musical clock on the facade of a connecting walkway of the Palace of the Dynasty, a reception hall that was part of Brussels’ ambitious urban renewal project leading up to the 1958 World Expo. Juxtaposed, in striking contrast almost representative of the architectural melting pot that is Brussels, […]

August 15

Celebrating Dia de la Paloma On The Streets Of Madrid

We first learned of the fiesta when we discovered the mercado San Anton that we had planned to explore that August morning, was closed for the day, as were all other food markets and shops. We switched plans and went in search of Madrid’s origins instead, at the San Isidro museum (A little gem that’s home […]

Grote Markt, brussels by night July 26

In Photos – Highlights Of Beautiful Belgium

Belgium was never on my travel wish list. My visit last month, hastily put together for my sister’s benefit initially, and then rescheduled due to a family crisis, had me wondering why. Its appeal went far beyond the beer, chocolates, waffles and frite. Although they helped. A lot. The beer especially, not the waffles so […]

Jain Temple - Antwerp, Belgium July 20

Not Your Standard Belgian Postcard!

A most unexpected find in the quiet Wilrijk neighbourhood of Antwerp!

Shepherd, Dodhpatri June 17

Kashmir – The People Of The Valley

A gallery of people from the troubled valley. Just regular people like you and me.

Sukoon Houseboat, Srinagar June 07

Sukoon Houseboat – In The Calm Of The Lake

A restorative break in one of the most beautiful houseboats on the Dal Lake, aptly named Sukoon.