Come Knocking
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Come Knocking

Door Knockers add character to any door, it is a feature that carries the characters of the culture and how you know on a door. Some countries don’t have door knockers, only door bolts, does that say anything about them, like minimalist or ‘use your hand or voice’ ? More Images here http://indirabarve.wix.com/the-design-act#!photography/cb6a Advertisements Continue reading

Peace Palace in The Hague; ‘Mix-up everything’ style
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Peace Palace in The Hague; ‘Mix-up everything’ style

The Peace Palace in the Hague was built in 1913, houses the International Court of Justice (ICJ) or World Court, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), the renowned Peace Palace Library, as well as the Hague Academy of International Law. Due to its humanitarian work and service provided to various nations, I have been intrigued … Continue reading

Meeting William the Silent- The Hague Series
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Meeting William the Silent- The Hague Series

Three months ago I moved to the Netherlands, having spent one year moving back and forth from India to The Netherlands, till I could pass my Dutch integration test, to get a long term visa,. Having given an integration test and got 94/100 in the history section, I knew more history dates than my Dutch … Continue reading

Persian Ceramics and other objects : National Museum Iran
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Persian Ceramics and other objects : National Museum Iran

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 … Continue reading

Vank Cathedral in Isfahan, Iran
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Vank Cathedral in Isfahan, Iran

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 … Continue reading

Salisbury Cathedral, melody in stone.
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Salisbury Cathedral, melody in stone.

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 … Continue reading

Salisbury Cathedral, a Gothic expression
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Salisbury Cathedral, a Gothic expression

The Salisbury Cathedral is an imposing Gothic expression, though it was built, and added to, its main character remains Gothic. The Spire is the tallest in England, and was a later addition to the main Cathedral. The Cathedral was first built around 1220, and there was a town that flourished around it , which was … Continue reading