Tag Archives: Travel and Tourism

November 18

Weimar – Where Bauhaus Began

Exploring the origins of a radical design movement that while very short-lived, left a lasting impact on every aspect of the post modern world.

June 16

A Sensory Exploration Of Europe With Thalys

A sensory exploration of the cities that make up the Thalys train network and a sampling of the experiences they offer beyond the big ticket sights.

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 […]

January 14

An Atmospheric Evening In Split

Moonlight. Mushy 60’s music. The company of a good man in the midst of lovely strangers. Chilled beer on the candle lit steps of a restaurant named after a Phaeronic necropolis, in the hippostyle hall of an ancient Roman Palace comprising the heart of a beautiful Balkan city. All watched over by Thutmosis’ inscrutable Sphinx. One of my favourite things to do of […]

July 30

The Narrowest Church In Split

Tucked into a sentry’s walkway above the ‘Golden’ Gate to Diocletian’s palace, is an ancient church dedicated to Saint Martin, the patron saint of soldiers.  It is a replica of the 6th century original, with a beautifully carved pre Romanesque altar partition that has been in situ since the 11th century. Narrow is the norm in the confined […]

June 30

Weekly Photo Challenge – Contrast II

Light in the midst of darkness in the Magen David Synagogue in Kolkata.   A close-up More on the synagogue soon. Related: Dailypost WPC – Contrast Conspicuous Contrasts Oddly Juxtaposed Paris Le Ancien et le Moderne  

Aesthetic Transitions!

  Expanding the notion of ‘beautiful’ in Venice! Previous posts on the same theme: Conspicuous Contrasts Oddly Juxtaposed Paris Le Ancien et le Moderne