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hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.
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Luzern – 15

Our ferry captain was somewhere up there. I never thought I’d be a boat-person, but that balmy afternoon of the 25th of April on Lake Lucerne converted me. πŸ˜€ Advertisements

Luzern – 14

I know I’m tooting my own horn, but isn’t that a picture-postcard view? πŸ™‚

Luzern – 13

Like I said before, a palace. On an island. In a lake. In Switzerland. It’s only July but I know what stocking-stuffer I want! πŸ˜€

Luzern – 12

A palace. On an island. On a lake. In Switzerland. Seriously, is there another life worth living? πŸ˜€ (I know it got turned into a hotel, but still…)

Luzern – 11

I don’t know why, but the sight of boats anchored together, their masts straight and upright always brings sunlight and brightness to mind. πŸ™‚

Luzern – 10

Lake Luzern was surprisingly shallow for quite some distance. Mountain lakes, formed in hollows gouged by ancient glaciers go deep very fast as you move in from the shore, but a couple of hundred metres from the pier, the lake-bed was still clearly visible.

Luzern – 9

It was literally the middle of the week, but the beautiful weather had still brought the sailor out in some people.

Luzern – 8

The shiny brass bell on the ferry caught many an eye, I had to wait in line to click this shot. πŸ˜€

Luzern – 7

This majestic specimen swam by to bid us farewell as we left the shore…

Luzern – 6

Spotted as I dashed to board the ferry, the Devnagari (Hindi, the commonest used language in India) sign was a surprise; the first such I came across in Switzerland. I didn’t have the heart to point out that instead of “Golden round trip” it read, “Golden round tirpey”. πŸ˜€

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