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There is this Travel photo contest  by Blogadda in association with Pringoo. Click on the links for all details. Since I love travel and I love photography (ok ok I love Blogadda too :) and I am not saying this for the contest. They have already interviewed me , you know  :-))  I decided to take part in this one. I had a tough time choosing just five photos because I have travelled so much and really have thousands of snaps! Here are my five. Please click on image to enlarge.


These are the gates of the Buckingham Place in London. I stared at it in admiration for a few seconds. They glistened. I wondered how many hours and how many people it takes  to polish them and I am quite sure they must be doing it every  single day!





This picture was clicked by me on Cromer Beach In Norfolk. The colours of these beach huts fascinated me.Summer time is a lovely time to visit these beaches, as it gets very cold in the U.K in other months. It was the first time in my life that I was visiting a beach where one had to wear heavy coats! I always associated beaches with Goa and presumed that all beaches would be just as hot (climate wise!) :-) I loved Cromer.






The above photo is a very recent one and was clicked in front of York Minister, in York,U.K. York Minister is the largest Gothic Cathedral in northern Europe. Cathedrals were representation of heaven on earth. When you enter the cathedral, the feeling of peace that descends on you is almost as unbelievable as it seems ethereal.  It is truly one of the greatest cathedrals of the world. Click on the link for more information.





This was clicked by me  at God's own country, Kerala, India. The National Geographic  has selected it as 50 destinations of a lifetime. Looking at the sun peeping out almost coyly from behind the forest of rubber trees, trying to hide its brightness, but failing and glistening instead  like a diamond, its ostensibly languid rays spreading out, it is easy to see why I felt enchanted as my eyes soaked in this scene. I simply had to capture it.





When I first stepped into Model Merrivale village at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, U.K I felt exactly how Gulliver would have felt when he stepped into Lilliput.This little village is a to scale model with amazing accuracy and astounding details. Every single thing has been thought of and taken care of. In case you want to read more about the above visit, you can go here where I have written about it in detail (yes there are more photos too).

If enjoyed looking at my pictures as much as I enjoyed sharing them with you be generous and leave me a comment :-)


Have a great weekend folks!

Addendum : 
My son who is only 12 is taking part too!! :) If you think my images are good, you should see his! (and this is not a proud mom boasting.) See for yourself:
http://atulshenoy.blogspot.com/2010/05/my-five-great-travel-memories.html

Comments

  1. :)

    Beautiful pictures...
    I am just in love with the one taken in Kerala....it is without doubt God's own country :)

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  2. Oh i forgot - All the best for the contest!
    All 5 pictures are great !!

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  3. Lovely pictures! It's not just the palace gates, I feel the whole London city is cleaned every single day. It is always so clean and pretty.

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  4. Excellent photos
    My personal favorites are 3rd and 4th ones
    Lohit

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  5. Wow! You've so many alternative professions lined up for youself! :)
    Beautiful pics! The picture of Kerala could well be used as a cover of a book. NatGeo, are you listening? Absolute beauty! :))

    When will I ever be able to take pictures like these? :(
    Everytime I click things go out of focus and no camera has ever been able to come to my rescue!

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  6. Very, very beautiful pictures, every one of them!!!!

    Best of luck for the contest:-))!!!!

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  7. awesome :)..i was thinking of taking part...but may be not...

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  8. Wonderful pictures, Preeti! I liked all of them. GOOD LUCK with the contest and thanks for sharing
    them. They are lively and lovely!
    -Gayu

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  9. I like em all :) adn that last one.. one look at it and it reminded me of Gulliver. And u said the same too! :D
    ..I don't quite understand the contest rules :|

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  10. Anonymous8:55 PM

    Gates of the Buckingham Palace in London is really stunning!!!!

    All the Best Preeti for the Contest :)

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  11. Wow, love these SO much Preeti!!
    I would love to meet up with you and our cameras for a weekend or a week somewhere! What fun we'd have.

    I'm loving all of these....xoxoxo
    Have a beautiful weekend :)

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  12. Lovely pictures :) - makes me want to visit UK ASAP :)

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  13. lovely photos.gud luck.

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  14. Jyotiajay: thanks :)

    Shachi: Come!! :)

    Gillian: We really must! What is midway between canada and UK? We should plan a vacation there!

    Kalyan:Thank U! I also loved the Buckingham place gates. See the lion on top?

    Shruti: let me simplify the rules.
    1. U have to post an image from pringoo which you have to somehow relate to your post.
    2.U have to mention blogadda and link them
    3. U have to post 5 photos :)

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  15. Gayu: thank u thank u :)

    LuckyU: Do take part! I'd love to see your pics too!

    Reflections: thank u thank u :) will visit u soon. Its been a while :)

    Sparkling: psssst--i'll tell u a secret. i have a nikon D-90 :)Its a amazing camera.

    Lohit: thank u so much

    Varun: i think London was voted one of the cleanest cities in the world. I love the way they vacuum all the streets in UK.

    Life begins: thank you thank you. second thank you for being one of my most regular and loyal 'commenters'. I do value and appreciate.

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  16. I loved all your pictures, they are so clear :)

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  17. Anonymous3:59 PM

    The second picture is so pretty with all the bright colours! So what if we cannot have people in bright clothes on a cold morning, we will paint our doors red and blue and yellow and feel happy about it !

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  18. Beautiful choice of images.
    All the best.

    My Travel Photos

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  19. Lovely pictures preeti... Am just going to post my entry!!!

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  20. Beautiful photos.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  21. I love the Kerala pic. All the very best for the contest.

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  22. the cromer beach pic is my favourite!

    but all of them are great!
    and atul has got REAL talent here, seriously :)

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  23. Really liked the rubber plantation one and the Cromer beach one. Dunno the technicalities of diagonal composition and all but I just liked those :) All the best for the contest :)
    Nice song in your new mood video :)

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  24. loved the pics...the first one of teh palace gates look ,uke a crown..and teh colored beach hut doors are so pretty..reminds me of a building in singapore where every window is painted a bright color...


    all the best :)

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  25. m getting a lil jealous of you :P
    I too love travelling..But so far have travelled within India only..All these pics are so amazing and yes, the one,taken by atul at a beach-I really liked it specially d reason behid it...Model Merrivale village fascinated me a lot..Btw this summer m going to andaman n nicobar with my family hope I enjoy a lil more than you :P

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  26. Really gr8 job.. keep up the good work... :)

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  27. Hey preeti,
    Love all your pics, especially the 'York Minister' pic. Its simply beautiful, the pic is full of love :) I don't have a blog of my own, but would love to participate in the contest, could you upload my pics as entry to the contest. Have some lovely pics to share :)

    Regards,
    Sunita Jharna Nayak Sharma

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  28. Hey preeti,
    Love all your pics, especially the 'York Minister' pic. Its simply beautiful, the pic is full of love :) I don't have a blog of my own, but would love to participate in the contest, could you upload my pics as entry to the contest. Have some lovely pics to share :)

    Regards,
    Sunita Jharna Nayak Sharma

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  29. Awesome pics!! Thanks to you I am participating too:-)!! You are a true inspiration!
    Btw, loved your sons images too!!

    -Durga

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  30. All the very best for the contest. I liked them all. But my favorite is the sun peeking through the trees and the description that goes with it :)

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  31. Tranquility: thank U :)

    Durga: Wishing you all the very best! Thanks :)

    Rinki: Thanks a lot. Starting a blog just takes 5 minutes. I will not be able to upload your pictures to my blog! :) You need to do it on your won blog. All the very best!

    Shruti: Thanks!!

    Aish: LOL!! It was not my intention to make anyone jealous :) Hope you have a GREAT time :)

    Suma: Thanks! Will reply to your mail soon.

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  32. Ajay: I think you're the only one who notices new mood video! Thanks !! (As i search for those songs and then change embed config so it fits here) :) Thanks for the comment and the wishes too :)

    Sucheta: yeah--i think so too :P (about atul) but then i am his mom :)

    Palsworld: thanks!

    Darryl and Ruth: Thank you!

    Aarti: thanks and all the very best!

    Rajesh: thank you..good luck to u too!

    Photoinspire: true! Colours do brighten up a day :)Thank you for visiting and commenting too.

    Vivek nanda; thanks a lot.

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  33. ur son is indeed an amazing photographer..
    bestta luck to him..

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  34. I loved the first three pics so much :)

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  35. I luved the second pic esp. Awesome!

    Saw Atul's pics too .. he is so gud!

    Gud luck to both of u :)

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  36. beautiful pictures... the colored beach huts look very cute :)

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  37. Beautiful set if images. Love them all. Wish you all d best.....

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  38. i loved the colorful beach houses shot...

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