Graffiti, I am sure they hate this

This was at one of the beaches in Indonesia, read more about the beaches in the post link below

Kukup Beach sand and cliffs

Kukup beach near Yogyakarta, Indonesia is a beautiful white sandy beaches. The water is clear and one can watch sea creatures going about, if you stand still. The sea recedes, in low tide, it and exposed black rock bed, this difference is striking. I spent the morning watching small fishes, star fish, and sea urchins […]

Bronze age Persian ceramics

In 2006 I visited Tehran, as I stepped out of the airport the smell reminded me of India. There is much in common here with India, in the hospitality, traffic, colours and the way of people, putting aside the religion. There is a certain pride that the people take in their history, even though everything […]

Crashing waves at Drini Beach

Crashing Waves and painted shells: Drini Beach The sound of the waves is all you can hear, as you stand on top of this cliff, looking at the Indian ocean crashing into the coast. The spray reaches you, in a light shower, respite from the hot sun. I stood here listening to the ocean, watching […]

A Tiered Pot

Distance Disturbs young and old When I was young I thought my poetry was an outlet for my sadness a sadness I did not understand Now I think it was to cope with confusion and helplessness could be I still don’t quite understand. To stand up against the one you love but have been taught […]

Bell tower, Vank Cathedral, Isfahan

When one comes comes into the complex of the Vank Cathedral, Isfahan, it stands apart due to its plain exterior. The yellow brickwork used reminds one of modern structures like libraries, the exterior (except the bell tower) suggest nothing that it is a Cathedral, that too one from the 1655. I love being in places […]

Rhyme in arches

The tall space of the Cathedral interiors welcomes you, the slender stone arches and columns lending a light rhythm to the main aisle. The vast space does awe you, but does not impose. Pointed arches at intervals and different heights frame various views, and are a composition in themselves. Openings at upper levels have round […]


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