The islands of Hawaii have stunning coastlines, beautiful beaches, lush green mountains, volcanoes and craters, but a place of pride belongs to the sunsets. Enjoying sunsets is a bit of a ritualistic community activity in Hawaii, where everyone stops what they are doing and head to the beach or the lanai (Hawaiian for balcony) or the edge of their infinity pool to see the sun … Continue reading The best sunset I have ever seen.
From the notoriously hungry caterpillar to the lit up firefly, from the ten itinerant rubber duckies to the large brown bear – watch these characters, immortalized by Eric Carle in his much loved toddler books, come to life in Very Hungry Caterpillar Show. The show, which is currently running in New York, is the narration of 4 Eric Carle’s books with the help of large … Continue reading Reviewed: Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
As if I don’t do this enough already but this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge – Tour Guide, specially calls for it – show what you love about where you live. Even though I yearn for more greenery, I love this melting pot called New York. Here are some of my much loved moments in New York in 2017. Have you been to New York? What … Continue reading Sharing some New York moments
Colorful townhouses line the canal in Nyhavn in the scandinavian city of Copenhagen. For more “variations on a theme”, click here. Continue reading Colorful in Copenhagen
The silence of cold days in Central Park is not the lonely kind. It is the serene and peaceful kind, where you can hear your own cold breath, the distant clip-clop of horse carriages, a brave artist playing the violin or saxophone and the intermittent chatter of other people. If you can weather the winds, it is an excellent refuge from the city’s busyness. To … Continue reading Silence amidst chaos – Central Park in Fall
While WordPress’s final photo challenge of 2017 calls for going through the photo archives for all of last year and selecting and showcasing the favorites to bid 2017 a fond goodbye, due to lack of time I am posting the one that comes to mind as the most meaningful: It is no surprise that as a mom of a pre-schooler, most of the cherished photos … Continue reading My most memorable photo of 2017
Dallas, Texas – a patchwork of lights, as the plane ascends. (WP WPC – Ascend) Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge – Ascend
In spring this year, I chanced upon these cheeky and whimsical sculptures in Luxembourg’s old town. These carefree revelers clearly stood out for me in the otherwise grand and stately architecture of the city. For more “cheeky” images, click here. Continue reading Cheeky art in Luxembourg
After tentatively skirting at the edges, winter is now finally here in New York, and making its presence felt! And the leaves, which were steadfast in their greenery are rapidly turning into warmer hues and heaping into the ground in delightful piles of yellow and orange. Even though winter gets tiring at the tail end of its long stretch, presently I am looking forward to … Continue reading A peek into winter
Is there something that always makes you stop on your tracks and take notice? It could be a stylish shoe, a perfectly tailored shirt or a bouquet of verdant flowers. What is it that makes you instantly say gleefully – Ooh, Shiny! For me, it’s grand architecture – not necessarily grand in stature but in the intricacy of work that was painstakingly put ages ago … Continue reading The “stop in your tracks” architecture of Madrid.