Friday, May 28, 2010
Five great travel photos
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!
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: