Sunday, 30 August 2009

Il Campanile de San Marco

The first tower was a lighthouse and dated back to 1173. It was restored in the early 16th century as we se it now (98,6m high); however it collapsed in 1902 and the reconstruction was completed ten years later.
Views from the top:
Venice, Italy

Thursday, 27 August 2009

A glimpse on Delhi


Jami Masjid


Old Delhi
Birla Mandir
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''Delhi is the symbol of old India and new...''
Jawaharlal Nehru

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Safaring (III)

Mala Mala Game Reserve, South Africa.
More photos here and here.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Santorini Vulcano

Volcanism in the area of Santorini (Greece), the most active part of the South Aegean Volcanic Arc, started about 2 million years ago. The still active caldera is enclosed by the ring-shaped main island Thera (some smoke can be seen on the last pic).

Friday, 14 August 2009

Mingun

Mingun is a town in northwest Burma/Myanmar, located 11 km up the Ayeyarwady River on the west bank from Mandalay.
1, 2 - Settawya Temple, built in 1811, houses a footprint of Buddha
3- The unfinished Pahtodawgyi would have been the largest Stupa in the world. Huge cracks were made by an earthquake in 1838.
4, 5 - Ayeyarwady (misty) River
6- Arriving in Mingun

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Awards

I have been honored with the following awards:

From Bhavesh Chhatbar: Information is Everything

From Tiago Ralha: Trips & Stuffs

From Rajesh: India Travel
and Mitr-Friend: My Travelogue

Thank you all so very much, I really appreciate them. And congratulations on your wonderful blogs.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Junagarh Fort

This fort was built between 1587 and 1593. Later rulers added their own palatial suites, temples and plush courtyards.
Bikaner (Rajasthan), India.