A slice of the blue sky caught in a giant ball— one of the many large installations you will find on the grounds just outside the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore, which takes you on a grand exploration of the ancestral cultures of Singaporeans and the diverse artistic heritage of Asia. Continue reading
Did you watch the Super Blue Blood Moon this week? It was beautiful, wasn’t it? The teen and I took some time out to do moon watching that evening although we didn’t manage to get any decent phone captures that I could share over here. Continue reading
For those who love Nature, beauty is everywhere and although we humans are messing up with Mother Nature big time, there are moments when we all watch in awe the surreal and the ethereal happenings which the spectacles of Nature bring into our lives. Continue reading
Last Friday, I was showing my cousin around the city. She was in town for a short break and spent a weekend with us so it was mandatory that I’d soend time with her and show her around. We covered the key landmarks and ended it with a buggy tour of the Lalbagh Gardens. I guess, we had more things to talk about than the places to see, so thanks to our best efforts to avoid peak hour traffic, we did manage to do some quality catching up. The sisters day out turned out to be great. Continue reading
This was the view we feasted our eyes on….when we first landed at Galle, Sri Lanka for the short weekend trip. I guess, mesmerized was an understatement…we were floored! The sky was clear and the clear view of the ocean in front of us portrayed a calmness that worked like a perfect charm on us, far from the clamour and din of city life. Continue reading
So how have things been with you, lately? After a rather gloomy start, my week has been quite the opposite as the weekend is drawing near. I count myself as blessed because I get to live in a city that in spite of heavy pollution, still manages to grant us magnificent sky views every now and then. Most mornings, the azure blue sky that we get to see in Bangalore, always leaves me with full of optimism and hope, setting the tone for the day in a very subtle but powerful way. Continue reading
I love holidays. So does my small family of three. This is something we live for. Every couple of months we take a break. There is nothing quite as energizing as a holiday. Our recent family trip to Singapore did just that.
You are not going to believe this but, I’ve always had this sterile image of Singapore all these years which, thankfully, got shattered after my first-hand encounter of the city last month. I was actually quite surprised to find that it has been slowly emerging as an eco-friendly green city, with the concrete jungles that once dominated Singapore’s skyline giving way to green skyscrapers, which look more like living ecosystems than business hubs.
In fact, besides the usual attractions, such as the museums, the art galleries, the shopping malls (Orchard, namely!) and bustling markets, where you could go crazy indulging in retail therapy of every kind, we were pleasantly surprised to find that Singapore offered plenty of walking trails, treetop jungle bridges, wildlife galore and the city’s green jewel, the Unesco World Heritage–listed Singapore Botanic Gardens, and some of the most amazing views from what is said to be the World’s largest ferris wheels – the Singapore Flyer, to name a few attractions in the city. Whizzing around Singapore was easy, thanks to an efficient and widespread public transport system, and the sparkling MRT that one got used to, in no time! Food was almost guaranteed to be scrumptious, whether one went for the humble hawker fare or Michelin-starred fine dining, as every food-enamoured Singaporean will vouch for, and every tourist will agree!
The weather was one of the best that one could hope for, despite whatever people say about the heat and humidity of Singapore. We did manage to see quite a few places of tourist interest but what I loved the most were some of the stunning sky views of this amazing city. Sharing a few selected shots from my collection for Skywatch today.
I hope you liked the pictures. If you’re recovering from post-travel blues like me, or thinking of a great holiday destination for your next, then look no further. I hope my post inspires you to leave everything else and head out to this beautiful country, if you still haven’t been. After all, there’s no better magic than the one that comes to you first hand! And, we’re right in time for the holiday season. So, grab the tickets, pack your bags and leave!
“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac
Linking this with #Skywatch Friday, where people post beautiful sky shots from different parts of the world.) In case you’re interested, here are my previous #SkywatchFriday posts. Thank you for stopping by. Hope to see you again.
“With a bound, the sun of a molten fiery red came above the horizon, and immediately thousands of little birds sang out for joy, and a soft chorus of mysterious, glad murmurs came forth from the earth; the low whispering wind left its’ hiding-place among the clefts and hollows of the hills, and wandered among the rustling herbs and trees, waking the flower-buds to the life of another day.”
― Elizabeth Gaskell
On a grey, overcast day, what else would you need but summer skies and glorious sunsets to bring in some light, back into your spirits and dispel the gloom all around? Especially on days when you wake up with a sore throat and fever and that not-so-good feeling about yourself! Continue reading