Here are some shots through the eye of my phone: for moments when I was too engrossed in the surroundings to remember Chloe :)
Un mini-vacances français [Mobile], a set on Flickr.
Destination Annecy .. a beautiful town at the tip of Lake Annecy..an Alpine lake. Needless to say, the scenery takes your breath away. The town itself is rather quaint and seems to be built around the many canals that criss cross it. We went on the day of a busy antique flea market. We found our way out of the teeming masses of shoppers and tourists, and reached the banks of the lake. The crowds had spilt all around the lake but we found an old boardwalk that was just ideal to take in the view, breathe in the Alpine air and soak up the absolute beauty that is Annecy. This little flower seems to have discovered our little secret too…we didn’t mind sharing our spot…
I recently went on a mini break to Geneva and south-east France. Geneva is a gorgeous city… with the lake, bridges and towering mountain ranges. But what I fell in love with the most was Old Town (in Rive Gauche) – full of medieval architecture and narrow, winded cobbled stone streets. On an early morning prowl, I was fixated on this nondescript but gorgeous water fountain…
Shot in Luxor, Egypt.
This is definitely one of the happiest moments of my life. We were exploring Egypt and had reached Luxor. I had been dreaming of this moment for many years… the Luxor temple, Queen Hatsepshut’s temple, the Valley of the Kings, the Colossi of Memnon..and of course…Karnak.
On a whim, we decided to do a hot air balloon ride in the early AM after the night we landed. Pure adrenalin and excitement got us out of bed at 4 am, across the river and into the balloons. Pre-dawn Luxor was mysterious and quiet. Soaking in the moment a few hundred feet above the air…there was this sense of zen that took over. What made it surreal was the sunrise. It woke up Luxor with a light kiss and caress and we were swept away in the magic of it all. And there lying below us was the best of Egypt’s history. Magical doesn’t seem to cover it… but let’s say so anyway :)
This time, it’s Rodin’s thinker. (Hat tip to part 1 of The Thinker)
While in Paris last year for the U2 concert (crazy, I know), I took the chance to do some touristy things. I skipped the big museums and chose to visit the small but very impressive open air museum dedicated to Auguste Rodin.
I spent quite a bit of time staring at the much acclaimed Thinker. I had thought it was all a bit over hyped… but the sculpture really does draw you in. After spending a good hour admiring Rodin’s work, I decided that pictures couldn’t do it justice. But here’s one that puts The Thinker in a little bit of perspective…in my humble opinion :)
Delhi winters are famous for their foggy nights and mornings. Despite the immense nuisance they are for flying in and out of the city now… I remember them fondly. The mornings especially. Andy and I used to get ready for school and shuffle out to the main road to catch our bus. The fog would add to the adventure of the morning as we wouldn’t be able to see anything…not even our classmates standing right next to us. Then all of a sudden, we’d see giant yellow eyes come closer…and we’d know the bus had arrived!
On a recent trip back, I was walking home with the family….and we were surrounded by thick fog. This street light shone through and reminded me of my uniform clad teenage years…waiting for the school bus in the mysterious fog.