A decorative one from Bhutan!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Lock I bought this as a souvenir from Bhutan.  In Buddhism, the fish symbolize happiness as they have complete freedom of movement in the water. They represent fertility and abundance. Have a great weekend!

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Strange cultures from Bhutan!

Overhead with a difference for  - Tuesday Photo Challenge – Overhead   The carved wooden phalluses are hung (sometimes crossed by a design of sword or dagger) outside, on the eves of the new homes, at the four corners. They believe that such a symbol brings good luck and drives away evil spirits! Was a culture... Continue Reading →

Weathered with time!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered   Weathered things have a charm of their own... They are often nostalgic -  bring back memories, have stories to tell and are difficult to part with... Have a great day!

Bright n beautiful!

Colorful designs on wood from Bhutan for FRIENDLY FRIDAY: DESIGN Columns of ‘The Punakha Dzong’ built in 1637-38 in Bhutan. Colorful carved columns of  wood. Similar columns seen in the present day columns – legacy continued! Pictures below are taken at ‘The Paro airport’, Bhutan. Love  the colorful designs! Have a bright n colorful week!

Time to make small life-style changes!

Friday Fun – Reflections As I reflect upon this picture, it's not magical mountains, or the real like reflection on the window glass that catches my eye... but it's the water harvesting from the roof top! Small tiny brass buckets carry the water from the roof to the plants around the cafe... all so beautifully... Continue Reading →

A ladder to a cave in the mountains!

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge : Chutes and Ladders Gendün Rinchen was born in a small cave by the side of the path to Paro Tagtsang. Basic wooden, weathered ladders - way to a cave on the mountains! Have a great day!  

Mother, you rock!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Rock I captured this moment, en-route my trek to Tiger's nest! While I was struggling and inching my way up through the rocks, I found these moms, gracefully covering the same route with the little one the back, an umbrella in one hand  and a walking stick in the other... Across... Continue Reading →

From my granny’s kitchen…

Lens Artists Photo Challenge #38 – Weathered or Worn I have seen similar grinding tools in my grandma's kitchen as a kid.... You can find these even today in remote villages in India and other Asian countries. These were the fitness tools of the bygone era and very eco - friendly too... The above pics... Continue Reading →

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