This is the path I pass through every time I go for grocery shopping or for my shuttle or for my cycling. When I first saw this tree, it was just a green tree like any other tree and did not impress me. It was late summer. It was not much impressive as well during … Continue reading Cherry on the way
History of Mainz. The city has over 2000 years of rich history and heritage. The adopted son of the Roman Emperor Augustus, Drusus, is considered as being the founder of the city. In the year 13 B.C., he established his camp on the bank of Main & Rhine Rivers: “Moguntiacum”, today’s Mainz, was born. It is known … Continue reading Places to visit in Mainz, Germany
This is a sequel to my other blog. Here I show the bright coloured faces of carnival of Mainz. Why I show faces separately ? Group says something else, face says something else. It is fun to watch the faces from close. Continue reading Carnival – colourful faces of Mainz city carnival.
Festivities start in November itself. Everyone eagerly waits for Xmas, year end holidays and again another bout of vacation for skiing in January, and carnival in February. Yeah, the carnival in February. It is celebrated by people of Germany in most cities. Cologne being biggest event. City of Mainz is no less. It starts on … Continue reading Carnival at Mainz in Germany
Osthofen – a small little town in state of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany. No I do not write here the population, location, latitude, longitude, altitude and distance from Frankfurt and how to reach here. No way. You can find it all in Osthofen website in a better way than I would have explained. I will just … Continue reading Osthofen – the sleepy little town yet beautiful
Probing for next hike. I was probing for my next weekend destination. Best way is to browse the travel blogs of various individuals. When you search the Google, you get to see portals of many commercial travel agencies, which are are less use and uninteresting. So I look beyond these top rated web sites. After … Continue reading River that took a magnificent U turn. Boppard Germany.
Heidelberg is a town on the Neckar River in southwestern Germany. It’s known for venerable Heidelberg University, founded in the 14th century. Gothic sanctuary church towers over the cafe-lined Market Square, a town square in the Old Town (Altstadt). The red-sandstone ruins of Heidelberg Castle, a noted example of renaissance architecture, stand on Königstuhl hill. On the base … Continue reading Neckar River from sky – Heidelberg.
This is already second week of October. I was restless again. I somehow wanted to do atleast one trek or a hike in the forest before the winter. As usual looked around and zeroed in on Pfälzerwald e. V. Nature Park . This link lands you at a hotel in the edge of the nature … Continue reading Lost in Woods – Pfälzerwald e. V. Nature Park, Germany
Visiting a place with primary intention of photography is tricky. That too if one wants to cover whole of lot of photographic genre at one go. Macro, nature landscape, architecture, street photography etc. If one is seriously interested in getting quality images, it would be a waste of effort to cover all types of images. … Continue reading Wiesbaden in a day
I was randomly rambling through a bio diversity park after first rain of the season. Rain had brought the temperature bit down too. I was then following the ants track. It is always fun to watch the ants in an open field. The way they carry food, move the dry mud, make a hole down … Continue reading Ants – what on earth makes them get blogged
Another off the beaten track destination. Chandragutti – Temple, legend, history and ruins of a fort. I wonder how many such lesser known spots are in India. Chandragutti came into limelight in later part of 80s for a rather socially evil practice followed by few section of society, women in particular as a ritual every … Continue reading Chandragutti – Renuka Devi Temple and hike to ruins of fort.
Banavasi – A little known small town in Karnataka, India. Not many are aware of the fact that this small town was capital of Karnataka once upon a time under Kadamba dynasty. It is an oldest known town in Karnataka it is said. It is in midst of lush green rain forest area. ” Development” … Continue reading Off the beaten track – Banavasi, Karnataka. Ptolemy – Huen Tsang , Adi kavi pampa…………