Dec 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Christmas Tree in Porto, Portugal.
When i took this photo in November, it was the tallest Christmas tree in Europe.
The 76-metre (250ft) high tree weighs 280 tons, has a total of 2,400 microbulbs, 13,000 round bulbs, 28,000 metres of illuminated tubing, 500 metres of neon and 600 strobe lights.
You can watch the youtube video here
Currently, the tallest tree in Europe is the one in Romania.

Dec 19, 2007

Calle de Bailén, Madrid

The street that runs parallel to the Royal Palace in Madrid.

Dec 11, 2007

Rossio square

The fountain at Rossio square in downtown Lisbon.

Nov 22, 2007

Royal Palace Madrid

The Royal Palace of Madrid is the official residence of The King of Spain, Juan Carlos.
The Palacio Real de Madrid is still used for state occasions while the King stays in a smaller Palacio de la Zarzuela, on the outskirts of Madrid.

Nov 18, 2007

Almundena Cathedral, Madrid

This Neogothic Cathedral is located opposite to main entrance of Palacio Real ( Royal Palace) in Madrid Spain. The building of this cathedral lasted for more than 100 years (1883-1993).

Nov 16, 2007

Nou Camp, Barcelona

Nou Camp, Barcelona during the La liga match between F.C. Barcelona v/s Real Betis on November 4th 2007.
Was verry lucky to see this match while visiting Barcelona for 2 days during that weekend.

Have a nice weekend everyone!

Oct 26, 2007

Praça do Comércio

Situated near the Tagus river, Praça do Comércio, known as Palace Square (Terreiro do Paço),is one of the most majestic squares of Lisbon and was once the main maritime entrance to Lisbon. The name Palace Square is clearly a reference to the Palace that was located here for 400 years, until the 1755 earthquake that almost completely destroyed it. Also seen in the foreground is the Statue of King José I.

Oct 23, 2007

Lisbon at night!

This is the view of Rossio area of downtown Lisbon from the St. George Castle. (Castle of São Jorge)

Oct 22, 2007

Streets of Sesimbra!

This fishing village lies south of Lisbon in the Setúbal district. The town is famous for its beaches, fish restaurants and nightlife.

Oct 19, 2007


Oct 16, 2007

Praça da Figueira

The Praça da Figueira (Square of the Fig Tree) is a large square in the centre of Lisbon, in Portugal. It is part of the city rebuilt after the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake. In 1971 a bronze equestrian statue representing King John I (1357-1433), was inaugurated in the square.

Oct 14, 2007

Elevador de Santa Justa!

The Santa Justa lift, is in the Santa Justa street of Lisbon. The lift is 45 meters tall and totally made of iron. It is a representative of this architectural style in Portugal and connects downtown streets with the uphill Carmo Square and also is a very popular tourist attraction.

Oct 12, 2007

Estação do Rossio

Welcome to Lisbon!
I am currently in Lisbon, Portugal. Should be here for some more weeks and hoping to blog regularly again!
This is Rossio Station in Restauradores Plaza (Praca do Restauradores)
Trains depart from this station to Sintra, where you can see the Pena Palace (Palácio da Pena).
This station was built in 1886/87 and was recently renovated.

Sep 17, 2007

Ant on coffee beans - II

Sep 14, 2007

Spider - II

Sep 11, 2007

Droplets on leaf!

Sep 4, 2007


Sep 2, 2007


Aug 30, 2007

Dragon Fly - II

Aug 27, 2007

Ant and coffee beans!!!

Happy Onam!

Today is Onam. Onam is the biggest festival in the Indian state of Kerala. Onam Festival falls during the Malayali month of Chingam (Aug - Sep) and marks the homecoming of legendary King Mahabali (King Mahabali's rule was considered as the golden era of Kerala). Carnival of Onam lasts for ten days and is celebrated by people of all religions.

Pookalam is an intricate and colourful arrangement of flowers laid on the floor. Tradition of decorating Pookalam is extremely popular in Kerala and is followed as a ritual in every household during ten-day-long Onam celebrations.

'Pookhalam' consists of two words, 'poov' meaning flower and 'kalam' means colour sketches on the ground. It is considered auspicious to prepare Pookalam, also known as 'Aththa-Poo' during the festival of Onam.

Even though i have spent all my life here in Bangalore, we always make it a point to celebrate Onam. So we (me and my better half) just went out to the market, bought some flowers and just finished preparing this Pookhalam at our home. Even though its a simple one, we had a very nice time preparing this floral arrangement. It was real fun too!

Wishing everyone a Very Happy Onam. Have a wonderful day ahead!

Aug 24, 2007


Taken during last weeks visit to Nagarhole wild life sanctuary.

Aug 20, 2007

Dragon Fly

Thank you so much for all your comments on the previous image. Really appreciate it.

Aug 11, 2007

Droplets on Apple

Aug 7, 2007

Orange Mushroom

Aug 5, 2007

Droplet on the leaf

Aug 2, 2007

Sunset at Baga

Jul 30, 2007

Fun on the beach!

Jul 28, 2007

Kids on the beach!

Kids on baga beach, Goa, enjoying ice candy.

Jul 24, 2007

Dogs on the beach!

Baga Beach, Goa.

Sunset Man!

Sunset at Baga Beach, Goa.

Jul 21, 2007

Somewhere in Ladakh....

Somewhere between Manali and Leh.

Jul 19, 2007

Beach, Beach and more Beach !!!

The beautiful St. Mary's Island again!

Jul 18, 2007

Sunset at Malpe Beach

Thanks a lot everyone for stopping by at my new blog. :)
Glad many of you liked the template as well :)

Sunset at Malpe beach, Udupi.

Petrol pump at the jetty!

Malpe boat jetty

Petrol pumps at the Malpe fishing boat jetty, Udupi.

Jul 17, 2007

St. Mary's Island

St. Mary's Island

St. Mary's Island just off Malpe beach, near Udupi, in Karnataka.
Its a nice place to go and relax for sometime but can get crowded during weekends.

Jul 15, 2007

Coconut on the beach!

Dry coconut on the beach!

Jul 13, 2007



Snapped on the way to Innsbruck, Austria from Munich, Germany.

Jul 6, 2007



Snapped near Chimony wildlife sanctuary near Thrissur, Kerala.

Happy times...

Father and son on the beach in Goa...

Jul 5, 2007

Walk to the castle

Walk to the castle
On the way to Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany.

Jul 4, 2007

Light bulb on the beach


Continuing with the beach series....

Jul 3, 2007

Garbage on the beach!


Garbage on the beach is always an interesting photography subject!

Jul 2, 2007

Sunset and Church


Sunset over St. Vincent Palloti church, Bangalore.

Jun 25, 2007

Nubra Valley

Nubra valley, Ladakh just before a massive sandstorm.

Jun 22, 2007

Boy at the coffee shop!

Planet Munnar!

360 panorama of a lake in Munnar, Kerala

Nubra Valley, Ladakh

Nubra valley in Ladakh. The name Nubra is applied to the district comprising the valley of the Nubra river, and that of the Shayok. The route from Leh takes you over the Khardung-la, the highest motorable road in the world (18,300 feet / 5,578 m).

Jun 21, 2007

Gods own country

Muzhapilangadi beach, near Kannur in Kerala. Used my Hoya R72 to capture this one.

Exif: 18mm, f22, 30 sec. ISO 200, Nikon D70.

Garbage on the beach!

Wonder whats inside that?
Garbage on the beach always throws up interesting photography subjects. This one taken from Malpe Beach, near Udupi.

Exif: 50mm, f2.5, 1/8000 sec. ISO 200, Nikon D70.

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