Category: Photo Essays

10 photos to inspire you to visit Oxford, England

Oxford boasts of over 100 libraries, above-ground, underground and wherever else it is possible to have a library. Some of the historical buildings and lanes have played an important role in many storylines including Alice in Wonderland and The Lord of the Rings. And my favourite part is that Oxford also gave us Aslan and Tumnus of Narnia.

England, Europe, Photo Essays

10 photos to inspire you to visit the Cotswolds, England

The Cotswolds are the quintessence of a picturesque countryside. It is synonymous to market villages, sheep grazing over rolling hills, thatched-roof cottages made of honey-coloured limestone and meadows as far as your eyes can see. It feels like you’re walking right through the settings of a romantic English novel from another era.

England, Europe, Photo Essays, Wanderlusting

In Photos: A quick guide to Antwerp in Belgium

As a big fan of handsome heroes slaying monsters, the folklore to the tell the story of how Antwerp got its name appealed to me even more.

The Grote markt in the old town flaunts a stunning fountain of baroque Brabo.  Legend has it that a giant named Antigoon lived close to the river Scheldt. He collected a toll from the boatmen crossing the river and chopped off a hand of those who refused to pay and flung it into the river. Then our hero Silvius Brabo entered the scene, took charge of the situation and severed the monster’s hand and threw it into the river, thus giving Antwerp its name. In Dutch Ant stands for hand and werpen is the verb to throw.

Belgium, Europe, Photo Essays, Wanderlusting

Why you should consider Muktinath temple for your next pilgrimage

Muktinath temple Prayer flags flutter along the wall inside the Muktinath temple compound. Just outside the wall, Buddhist monks air their blanket by spreading them on a bed of jagged rocks. A Sadhu Baba (holy man) of Tibetan origin, with his possessions, a bronze ewer, two hardbound books next to him, makes a wooden bench at […]

Asia, Nepal, Photo Essays

Chasing autumn colors in Kiel, Germany

Chasing autumn colors in Kiel Last year was my first European autumn colors experience. The changing colors of autumn foliage affected me so much so that I even bought a winter jacket in yellow to match the season’s color. I wrote about it here.  Thanks to my yellow jacket, my friends started spotting me from […]

Humor, Inspiration, Nature, Photo Essays, Wildlife-Nature
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