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Through the window

Eiffel Tower- Through the window

My first glimpse of Eiffel tower was through the glass window. We were on the way to the Seine River Cruise. Dusk had set in; small clouds flitted through the sky. The evening shadows played with the glass to give a surreal look. This was how I saw the Eiffel tower the first time. Can you wonder that I was enthralled?

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Strokkur Geyser, Iceland

The word geyser is derived from the Great Geysir. However, Geysir is very unreliable these days. Strokkur, on the other hand, with its reliable eruption cycle has become a more popular tourist destination. Strokkur is a fountain geyser located in the geothermal field in the Haukadalur valley in Iceland. Nearby are located many smaller geysers (as well as the Geysir).

Strokkur was supposedly set off during an earthquake in 1789. It is a very energetic geyser, the water sprouting around 10-20m high. At any time of the day, you can see rings of tourists, cameras in hand, waiting for the geyser to erupt. And Strokkur doesn’t disappoint; it erupts every 8-10 minutes sending fumes of sulphur your way if you stand in the direction of the wind.

Strokkur- waiting
Waiting for the Strokkur geyser to erupt

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Bridge

If you destroy a bridge, be sure you can swim.

―Swahili Proverb

Paris Bridge
Pont Marie, Paris.

Everyone speaks well of the bridge which carries him over. ―Anon

Bridge-Love
Hohenzollernbrücke, Cologne.

Go to the truth beyond the mind. Love is the bridge.

—Stephen Levine

Kapellbrücke, Lucerne.

If you are good at building bridges, you will never fall into the abyss!
―Mehmet Murat ildan

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The Earth

Betaab Valley
Where the trees, mountains, and the sky are in harmony
Greens
Where the animals can live in peace 
Lieder
Where the rivers can stay pure
Flower
Where the flowers still laugh

This is what makes the earth…Hope we bring back peace and harmony on our planet.

Happy Earth day

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All the above pictures are taken in various parts of Kashmir. Sadly, Kashmir is going through a very difficult time. But, the time will pass. Even though terror might seem powerful, its hold is momentary; love, on the other hand, reigns forever.

Alone with nature

Bliss at Kala Dungar
Kala Dungar, Kutch

Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous – to poetry.
― Thomas Mann

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The changing walls of Thane

Wall-e-art

The dull walls of Thane have become vibrant, and lively. The new TMC initiative “Paint walls, beautify city” has brought together artists to paint murals depicting nature, history, and culture on the walls of the city. The beautiful murals around the city walls have added a much-needed artistic touch to the bland concrete jungle. Continue reading The changing walls of Thane

WPC: Chaos

WPC: chaos

Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish.

Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

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WPC: Earth

WPC: Earth

Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.

-John Muir

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Haiku

Haiku --waves

euphoric dancing

waves play tag with the seashore—

the rhythm of being

After writing poems during my school years, I had totally given up poetry. So, few of you might be wondering about my sudden change of heart. It’s the summer. The heat is becoming unbearable. And it’s just April. I don’t even want to think of May.

I’ve heard that attempting something you’ve never done before can cheer you up. So, here’s my first Haiku. It’s on my favourite topic—the sea. I’ll be happy if you offered honest criticism. Be blunt; you won’t offend me easily. 🙂

© K.A. Acharya

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**Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry which captures an image of nature, or a feeling. A traditional haiku consists of 17 onor (Japanese sound unit)in 3 lines. It’s English counterpart consists of 17 syllables in three lines—five in first and third, and seven in second.

Vibrant

Vibrant lights

“Where glowing embers through the room Teach light to counterfeit a gloom”

-John Milton

Okay, so these aren’t actually glowing ambers, but these did add to the cheer. We reached Udupi right during the festivities at Shri Krishna Math. A big tent was built to hold the cultural activities, and the roof was decorated with the above string of lights. These lovely lights  delighted me as much as the rest of the celebration.

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