Morning at the Beach
Indian Ocean / Indonesia / Kukup Beach / Photography / Seascape / Travel / Yogyakarta

Morning at the Beach

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 … 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

Spending time with the Indian ocean : Central Java Beaches
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Spending time with the Indian ocean : Central Java Beaches

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 … 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