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Along the banks of the river Seine …

Listed as World Heritage the banks of the Seine river dates back to well before the founding of Lut├Ęce (Paris). The urban project of “greening” both sides of the river … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · 14 Comments

The Hill of Martyrs …

Visitors from around the world flock to Montmartre a touristic destination where the streets are laden with souvenirs and fast food restaurants. But beyond its touristy reputation this charming village … Continue reading

July 7, 2012 · 20 Comments

Tales of The Ganges Varanasi in Monochrome …

Nothing is more sacred in India than the Ganges and when they say that you have not seen India if you haven’t been to Benares (Varanasi) I decided to come … Continue reading

July 4, 2012 · 31 Comments

Byzantium the vaults of heaven …

Byzantine culture spanning from the 5th century has influenced many of the Mediterranean art styles and even after the fall of Constantinople in 1543 marking the end of the Empire, … Continue reading

June 29, 2012 · 13 Comments

Twilight Nights in Dubrovnik …

In a few moments the sun is setting and here I am in another World Heritage Site, the walled city of Dubrovnik nestling along the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. Exceptionally … Continue reading

June 20, 2012 · 56 Comments

Divine Rocks …

A World Heritage Site Ellora caves are situated a few kilometres from Aurangabad in the Maharasthra. It is one of India’s most beautiful rock-cut architecture where Hindu, Buddhist and Jain … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 · 17 Comments

The Old Port …

Sunda Kelapa the old port of Jakarta in Kota Tua with its traditional Pinisi Bugis Makassar boats still swarming busy up till this day with workers loading and unloading cargo … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · 7 Comments

The Roses of Chaalis …

June is the season for roses and time to visit the many rose gardens in France. One of the recently created is the rosery of The royal Abbey of Chaalis … Continue reading

June 10, 2012 · 19 Comments

Versatile Blogger Award and Sunshine Award …

First of all I would like to thank Ashley for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger and Livia for nominating me for the Sunshine Award not forgetting to all readers … Continue reading

June 6, 2012 · 16 Comments

Xi’an and the Hui people …

It looks like a Chinese pavilion but it is actually the Great Mosque of Xi’an built in the 8th century and one of the oldest in China. Like many visitors … Continue reading

June 4, 2012 · 19 Comments

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