Palolem – still the bright colours of India but with a solid Portuguese-Catholic structure. MadgoanRead More Délices d’Architecture – Palolem
Gentle breezes across the Lake, Bursts of colorful bougainvillea, rhododendrons, frangipanis, elusive perfumes wafting from each corner, the light twinkling on the water, the classically beautiful lakeside havelis thronging the shoreline. We are discussing life, love, literature with our new-found, eminently entertaining friends Bob and Wendy. We are covertly and nefariously drinking gin from Bill’s […]Read More Délices d’Architecture- Udaipur
The Sacred Cows of Pushkar have it sorted. They wander here and there to designated spots and, confident of their own significance, bellow their arrival, signalling also that it is time for a little snack. Post bellow serious and meaningful eyeball contact is established. The necessary is done. The Universe, (on this occasion assuming […]Read More Pushkar: Holy Cow !
Mandawa – SO Many Havelis, so much to see. We’ll not bore you with too many words.Read More Délices d’Architecture – Mandawa and the Shekhawati district
7:30 AM, Lucknow Botanical Gardens, only we, the joggers and the Peacocks to be found. This one walked slowly along the gate and when she reached the ray of morning light…she posed.Read More Posing Peacock of Lucknow
Vientiane is ablaze with colour and detail. There’s debate whether its name means City of the Moon or City of Sandalwood. Charming by any definition. It became the capital in 1563 but was looted and razed to the ground in 1827 by the Siamese so everything is quite new. It shows, and it doesn’t. Everything […]Read More Délices d’Architecture – Vientiane