Monday, December 28, 2015

A Rose

A rose doesn't know it's own beauty. It simply blooms and it's mere presence spreads beauty all around.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Nature & Human Effort.

Nature & Human Effort ...

wonders happen when they work in harmony.

Holiday Lights

Festivities are in the air.

Joys are seeking hearts.
Lights are making ways.
Blessings are abound.
Families are coming home.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Lights & Joys

Lights & Joy ...

Spirit of Holidays ...
Calls for company ...
No celebration is complete ...
Without friends & family.

Thursday, December 17, 2015


Angry clouds over Versailles ...

remind one of the night of 20–21 June 1791, when King Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette escaped from the palace but not from their capture and fateful deaths on the guillotines in 1793 . 
Fate works in strange ways.
Every time I visit Versailles, I am awe struck by it's beauty and grandeur, but more than that by the irony of it's history. On every visit, I make sure to visit the queen's quarters, just to have the glimpse of that secret door in her bedroom chambers, through which Marie Antoinette made her escape when the angry mob raided the palace.

When she married future king, Louis XVI of France, in April 1770, Marie Antoinette could never have imagined the terror in which she would have to leave her palace in futile efforts to save her royal life.

The Irony
The public turned against the royals for their riches. They were frustrate with the building of palaces and the luxurious lifestyles of the monarchs, while they suffered with nothing to eat.
Today, France makes money out of the same palaces and riches, built, collected and left by those royals, as tourists from all over the world come to marvel at them.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Mobile Photography & a resolve!

We live in an age of smart phones and selfies. Every other hand is busy taking pictures and sharing them. I am amazed by the quality of the pictures taken by ordinary cell phones. I am not an avid phone user myself but some time back an incident happened on social media which made an impression and I promised myself to exert more effort and invest time in mobile photography.
I am going to cross my fingers and post this picture that I captured with my new phone, hoping to learn and improve over time. I know my learning progress is going to be slow and bumpy but I am willing to try and that's what counts the most in my books. My pictures may never reach a professional level but I will always have the satisfaction that I tried my best.
I look forward to my own resolve and also the reaction of my friends on social media. I always love to observe how tender hearted encouragement motivates while cold hearted criticism chills the spirits. Humans leave such impact on the lives of others through their actions and words, voluntarily and involuntarily. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Louvre, Arc, Eiffel Tower & selfie time.

Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel (1808), Eiffel Tower (1889), a partial wing of Musee du Louvre (1792)
and selfies (2015).

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Flower and leaves.

Everyone sees the beauty of the blooms.
No one knows how much they love the leaves.

Friday, December 4, 2015


A moment in the life of a Conductor!

Paris Train Station, Gare du Nord.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Work it together ...

Some have nectar, some have wings ...

No one's perfect, or has everything ...
Reach out to them, if they don't move ...
All buds bloom, in the Sun of Spring ...
Alone is struggle, a swim upstream ...
Work it together, hear blessings sing ...
                                     (Shamsa Anwar)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Rue de Constantine

Rue de Constantine, Paris, France.

9-11 Rue de Constantine ---- The University of London Institute in Paris.
5 Rue de Constantine --------- Centre Culturel Canadien

Monday, November 30, 2015

Sacre Coeur

Sacre Coeur Basilica is on top of Butte Montmartre which is the highest point in city,
which is also known as the heart of Paris.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Paris at Sunset

Paris at Sunset

Only a mother would ...

"I take care of my grandkid during the week as my daughter works.", she said.
"But today is a weekend", I inquired.
"My daughter was tired, working whole week. I offered to take care of her daughter, so that my daughter could get some rest".

Friday, November 27, 2015

Malaga harbour

The harbour and La Malagueta bullringin Malaga.
Malaga is a beautiful coastal city in Southern Spain, which was founded by Phoenicians in 770 BC.

Winter Rose

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

In the moment...

In the moment...
When I am by myself....
Not a soul around in sight ...
Silence screams loudly.
In that moment...When I hear my heartbeats...
It is just you and me.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Full Moon

Beautiful Full Moon Tonight.
Beware of the howling wolf inside :)

Burgundy Ruffles

Burgundy ruffles of the gown...

Yellow shining like a crown...
It was a Nature's princess...
Taking rounds of the town.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Innocence, Curiosity & Attractions

Innocence, Curiosity & Attractions

City of Love

Les Invalides

Invalides, Paris

Louis XIV initiated the project by an order dated 24 November 1670 as a home and hospital for aged and unwell soldiers: the name is a shortened form of hôpital des invalides. 

Saturday, November 14, 2015