Saturday, April 30, 2016

#AtoZ Challenge 2016: Letter R for Rooms

Greetings everyone,
Trying to catch up and complete the #AtoZChallenge. Photographs of Letter R for Rooms. Which one do you like best? Let us know. I think I can safely write in my resume: I am a Restaurant and Hotel Reviewer ! :D

Family Room at Urban Tadka restaurant. Loved the bangles lantern

Party room at our favourite Chinese joint China Bistro, Thane

House of Plastic bottles. An installation at Kala Ghoda, Mumbai

Recycled Room? Interiors of the House all made with Plastic waste.

Club house of Lodha

Class room for Nursery students in my school Loreto Convent School
Dinning Room at our Hotel in Istanbul. What a view of the Bosphoros ! along with Apple Cinnamon Tea
On one side you see the Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Bhoot bangla, the age old house of the British Engineer who created the Dam on Tulsi Lake, Mumbai. It still has the hollow of the Fireplace and a huge bath tub. 

Homestay : Dala Mare rooms at Paanchgani. Beautiful. spacious, accompanied with a balcony and a view. Review post pending. Coming soon!

Kitchen room of the House which has the Samadhi of Valmiki at Ajoba Parvat

Our room at Alsisar Haveli, Jaipur. I loved the glass work on the windows

Amber Palace at Jaipur, the Queen Quarters. The top floor was where the King resided, the below floor had room for each queen. The quarters were so designed that the King had access to each Queen's room without letting anyone know he was which Queen at a time. Read about the Sheesh Mahal and Sukh Niwas all within the Amber Palace, Jaipur, India

Spacious, airy, sunny rooms at the Mango Beach House, Kihim beach, Alibaug. We had a lovely family holiday here with the beach right behind the Homestay. Know more about this Homestay.

A simple basic room for all attending students at Vipassana Center, Igatpuri. Its a lovely practise and a beautiful place to practise it. Read more about the Center and the Practise at Vipassana Technique

This was our contribution for Letter R:

See you all soon.

Friday, April 29, 2016

#AtoZ Challenge 2016: Letter Q for Queue

Greetings People,
Letter Q for Queue. We most of our lives are in a Queue for something or the other. Here are a few pics I have clicked of the Queues.

Queue for the Bus and then get on the Ship to watch The Flamingo's organised by BNHS every year at Sewri Jetty, Mumbai

For Darshan of the Lalbaug cha Raja. Some stand for a few hours to a couple of days.

You wont mind standing in queue at Prakash Uphar Gruh for this.
Queue for darshan of Vithal at Wadala temple for Ekadashi
Again for darshan of Tulja Bhavani at Tuljapur
Our post for Letter Q:

9 more letters to go !

#AtoZ Challenge 2016: Letter P for Patterns

Good day people !
Going at a snails pace but hope to complete the AtoZ Challenge. Here are photographs of P for Patterns. Tell me what you think of them :)

Deepstambh outside Tungareshwar Temple

Ceiling in our favorite Chinese Restaurant, China Bistro, Thane

Again Ceiling at Vithal Temple, Titwala

Kids at Kala Ghoda Festival

MTDC, Raigad Fort

Sunrise at Raigad Fort

Trails left by the waves at Alibaug beach

Trees in the forest. Work of water and wind. On the trek to Tulsi Lake, Mumbai

Boating at Panchgani

Barbeque Prawns at Sigri, Powai, Mumbai
Decor of Restaurant Sigri, Powai, Mumbai

Betel nuts during my wedding

Diwali Crackers

The Mammoth Worli Sea Link
So how did you like our pictures for Patterns? Comments please.

Now Q for? That is a Tough one...hmm

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

#AtoZ Challenge 2016: Letter O for Ocean

Hello People,
I am sure the Ocean fascinates each one of us. Here are a few photographs of the Ocean clicked by me.

Marine Drive, Mumbai Daytime
Queens Necklace or Marine Drive, Mumbai at Night
Marine Drive. You can never stop photographing this place.

Haji Ali, Mumbai
 Haji Ali Dargah visited by people of all sects.

Arabian Sea on the way to Alibaug

Sailing at Gateway of India
The Arabian Sea and going in ferry or Sailing is a Must-Do activity when at Gateway of India. For Sailing you will have to prebook. Its fun, no wonder I have done it twice and can do some more ;) Sailing in 2012 and 2010.

Alibaug beach
Found these cute lil girls dancing and splashing in the waves at a beach in Alibaug

Malvan beach

At Malvan, the Kokan belt of Maharashtra. My kiddo playing Captain to the sea ;)

Bosphoros strait Connecting Asia and Europe
Completed our entry for Letter O:

Lets see what can be P for....?