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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Shaniwar Wada Inside and Out

The Shaniwar Wada, the bastion of the Peshwas, was burnt down from the inside in 1828. The fire burnt down this magnificent seven-storey wada to cinders. The fire burnt for a week and left nothing in its wake. A garden has been built where the fort once stood and it is now a tourist site.





This is the view from the front balcony facing the outside.



The main gate, called the Dilli Gate. The spikes are at the height of an elephant so that if the enemy tried to break the door using elephants, it would be very difficult.


This is what it looks like from the front.




Saturday, November 30, 2019

Flowering Adenium

Adenium obesum is a species of flowering plant in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae, that is native to the Sahel regions, south of the Sahara and tropical and subtropical eastern and southern Africa and Arabia. Common names include Sabi star, kudu, mock azalea, impala lily and desert rose.



Deep pink in colour, these flowers have five petals, creating a vignette.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Funeral Pyre

Friday, July 5, 2019

One-way street in Sadashiv Peth

The name of the street is Krantiveer Vasudev Phadke Path. It has been declared a one-way street and the signs have been put up at both ends of the road. But this is how the road looks:


Can you even guess which way is the right way? As you can see, people are streaming out of the Pune Vidyarthi Gruha, one of Pune's landmarks, taking the wrong way up the road, despite there being myriad lanes just a block away. Saving time and petrol cannot be the reason. The real reason? A total disregard for the law.




Thursday, July 4, 2019

Golden Temple at Amritsar, India


Devotees at the entrance of the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar.



The Golden Temple at Amritsar at dusk.




A night view of Amritsar's Golden Temple:




A panoramic view of the Golden Temple at Amritsar:


All the above photos are available in higher resolution without the watermark. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Picturesque Paro airport in Bhutan

 Paro airport is Bhutan's only international airport in a valley on the banks of the river called Paro Chhu. It is a doorway into Bhutan for international travelers. It is known to be most difficult commercial airport in the whole world. There is only one runway, visible at the far end of the picture, in the background below the hills.

When planes approach they have to maneuver between very high Himalayan mountain peaks, as high as 18.000 ft. The runway itself is only 1,980m in length and thus makes it even more difficult for the pilots.

Very few pilots can make this difficult approach.

From the wiki: Flights to and from Paro are allowed under visual meteorological conditions only and are restricted to daylight hours from sunrise to sunset.








Or check all photographs under the label Airports  which has images of different airports of the world.
You might also like to see Mumbai aerial view - pictures on the way out of Mumbai  

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Elderly people of Bhutan


These are photographs of the simple folk of Bhutan. Old men and women on the street. They may be poor, but are not destitute. There are no beggars or destitute people in Bhutan.


Old woman with her son.



Old man in a park in Bhutan. 



Old man praying in Bhutan.


A man praying


An old man with a prayer wheel




Related Images: Old men in India or Old men reading newspapers in India or Old Rural Indian Men portraits and expressions or Elderly Indian men in ethnic clothes or Old and elderly women in India