Spring is upon us here in Chandigarh and I got the time (finally!) to try out my D500. I bought it just before the pandemic hit and its first couple of years were spent languishing in my closet. Then over the last year and three trips I: 1. forgot to take the camera 2. forgot … Continue reading
The Al-Badayer is the desert of choice for desert safaris and dune-bashing. You can’t really share the fun of dune-bashing in a pic, but the rest of it can so here are some shots of the sun setting among the dunes. It’s nothing new of course, the sun sets every day, but the sight of … Continue reading
Back in 2018, we took a short trip to Dubai. One of the highlights of any trip to the UAE should be a desert safari. We had to partake of that! The desertscape was so serene (as long as you’re hydrated, I guess). The safaris usually take place in the late afternoon and end in … Continue reading
It’s been ages since I posted here! Somewhere along the line, work and various projects I took on have pushed this to the backburner and I lost the habit of posting. It’s not like I didn’t need this space, but I’ve been involuting a lot recently. Anyhow, this is neither the time nor the place. … Continue reading
Such intricately carved examples of drinking horns, it is hard to believe that these are over a millennium old!
Some more examples of ancient Egyptian creative genius.
The Louvre houses a huge collection of Egyptian artefacts, a legacy of its occupation of the area for a short period at the end of the eighteenth century. French discoveries in Egypt founded the field of Egyptology and popularized archaeology.
The Louvre has in its possession 4 of Leonardo da Vinci’s known paintings, roughly a quarter of all his extant works. What greater pleasure could there have been for me but to gaze at so many of his works under one roof? Madonna of the rocks would be well-known to readers of Brown’s “The da … Continue reading