Travel Pages # Fall Foliage – Skyline Drive / Shenandoah National Park / Blue Ridge Mountains

It is Autumn and is in all its glory in Shenandoah. Every time it is magical. Gorgeous shades of leaves are everywhere. The Birch, Oak, Elm, and Maple are turned into reds, oranges, and yellows.

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Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus

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Blue Ridge mountain range runs in the eastern US, starting at its southernmost portion in Georgia, then ending northward in Pennsylvania. Continue reading

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Travel Pages # Temples of India – Belur

Ancient Indian temples are architectural marvels. There is so much history, story, and architecture behind every ancient Indian temple. During my last visit to India, I had a chance to visit this beautiful 12th -century Chennakeshava temple. This temple is situated at Belur, Karnataka state, India.

Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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Chennakeshava Temple, Belur, Karnataka State, India
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9/11 Sixteenth Anniversary

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This is National September 11 Memorial in New York city commemorating September 11, 2001, attacks, which killed 2,977 victims.

I still remember. It was Sept. 2001. I visited the twin towers with my friend. We went to the observation tower, walked inside the connecting subway which ran between the two towers. It looked like a shopping mall. We clicked out a photograph with the tower behind. All done and enjoyed. Then after a couple of days later, one fine morning I watched the horror unfolding. Since then the US changed in a number of ways. It was not the same as before.

 

On a Rainy Day Brooklyn Bridge, New York

Today, it’s a dreary day at my place. For me, it’s just rain and gloomy, but for Florida, it’s a different story. After Harvey now it is Irma, extreme category 5 hurricane crashes into Caribbean, Florida, and Southeast US.

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Rainy day may be dark, gloomy and dreary, but it has its own beauty and charm. Here are few more.

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Brooklyn Bridge on a rainy day looks just beautiful as any other day. Continue reading

Digitalizing Old Photos

This has been a long overdue. Many times I thought of starting but never really started this project. A box of photos about eight years needs to be scanned, documented and stored.

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time, you must make it.
– Charles Bruxton

Here is the first scanned photo of Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine – one of the oldest city in the US. This was taken while we were traveling to St. Augustine before the era of digital camera/photos. Minolta Autofocus SLR camera was my treasured camera at the time. As soon as the world transitioned from manual to digital, we did make the shift too. Still today I have that camera and some unused films. It all makes me nostalgic.

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I will write more about this digitalizing experience as the process goes on…