About me

Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie..

Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... Love reading books- sometimes i read 3books simultaneously, crazy about music- need it all around me, all the time and ofcourse, i totally am ga ga goo goo over my 7yr old naughty brat- Floppy!! errr, Prince Floppy!! :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Thursday Challenge- Barriers- Bhima Gateway,Hampi

The theme for today's Thursday Challenge is "BARRIER" (Wall, Fence, Gate, Door, Stanchions,...)

In Hampi, as you drive around, you will stumble upon a few of these gateways, giant stone structures along the way. one such is the Bhima's Gateway. It is a classic example of the Vijayanagara military architecture style. 
The most interesting feature of the gate is the design. You cannot drive through the gate straight in, you need to enter and turn immediately. There is a huge wall like structure right inside the gate. You turn right, left and then once again left to go around this obstruction to reach the exit at the north. It acts as a blind spot for the invading army, they are caught unawares. Also heard it is difficult for the elephant mounted forces to do surprise attacks as they find it difficult to manoeuvre these sharp turns.  
Inside you will also find  a huge carving of Bhima with a flower called Saugandhika, another of Draupadi as well.  It is quite a fascinating element in Hampi...

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Skywatch Friday... Sun sets over the bridge

This is of a Bridge that I love in Chennai.. it is one that I have passed by numerous times and it continues to fascinate me.. The views are breathtaking, the buildings around it are beautiful .. Here are three shots, one taken during early evening while other two a little after sunset[from a moving car]... 

This is the Iron Bridge.. the Napier bridge, the vella bridge near the beach as most refer..Built over the Coovum River, it connects The Marina beach with Fort St. George. Known to be one of the city's oldest bridges, it is said to have been built back in 1869 by Francis Napier who was then the Governor of Madras [1866 to 1872].

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