Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Prague - a city of thousand spires !

 this was mother and son at the tram station. while laughter is not rare, this moment was indeed as candid as it can get.
 of all the things in the world the least i expected was a waiter at VIVA to flaunt a hindi tattoo - on the way to Prague
 RIP MR Havel :(
 i liked the order of age in the faces
 the nation paid its homage
 and a solitary rose almost lost in the background of the thousands of homage candles
 the mesmerising astronomical clock - still functioning - and so much detail
 i still do not know what it means - but the arrangement was arresting
 there are 8 such figurines around the clock
 on the stroke of every hour the windows open , the revolving statues appear. followed by the rooster's crowing and the blow of a trumpet by a guy from atop the tower
 looked as if ameya was carrying the huge tree :)
 ivy on the wall is always good enough for a snap
 view from the top - reminded me of Sighisoara
 the castle
 another view
 only way the twin towers could be framed at level was from the top of the tower
 ameya gets easily bored inside a cathedral or a basilica or a museum or a monument or a.... or a .....
 what the .... seems to be on his mind
 a sample of countless stained glass
 the interior of the cathedral
 a brief sunshine and the birds took flight
 what is a big city without graffiti
 the castle at dusk
 blessing look
how can a woman not pray inside a place of worship
 the well known lennon wall
 crystal shop with hand cut crystals - the price tag is prohibitive - but a snap is for free
 my fav snap for two reasons - kafka's house and ameya's look
just another window along the golden lane, or is it?
a tiring three days but excellently fulfilling. a wonderful city that must be on a must see list of everybody.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Pustevni

Can a 6 km long walk take 100 minutes?
It did when we climbed the Pustevni mountain.
My wife and my son took the winch and were at the destination earlier and less tired.
But isn't half the fun is in reaching?
Boy! It was tiring and energy sapping but it was also exhilarating.
I took the winch on the way back to save time as light was fading and was shit scared
Next time I will climb up and climb down. I will not use that blasted winch under any condition.
Some photos with my comments.

1. Light often plays some wonderful tricks on the eye!

you dont hear a tree fall in the forest





natural anchoring






winter gives you visibility








orange sky

orange sky II





the smoker is below the snow :)