CB&W: Lens on the Past

Let’s take a stroll through some of the arched corridors of time – in honor of Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge on Circles and Curvescorridor

Lotus Mahal or the Lotus Palace at Hampi, Karnataka in Southern India is a UNESCO World heritage site. This particular palace combines Hindu and Islamic architecture.

wheelsThe stone chariot is the iconic symbol of Hampi, the 14th century magnificent capital of one of the greatest empires of India.

Moving to the North of India, let’s step into a different era and style altogether


Way to the tomb of Sikander Lodhi who ruled Delhi between 1489 -1517 AD. Err the tomb itself will make an appearance later in another post 😉 In the meanwhile, feast your eyes on another tomb.

BWLodhi.jpgMuhammad Shah Saiyyad’s tomb who ruled from 1414 to 1451 at Lodhi Gardens, New Delhi

Hope you liked! Let me know either way 🙂 Have a super weekend.

3 Day Quote Challenge #1

Hello everyone! I was happy to be surprised with an invitation to the 3-day Quote challenge by Renegade Expressions who posts some really cool photos.

Rules of the challenge:

  • Three quotes for three days.
  • Three nominees each day (no repetition).
  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Inform the nominees.

I love quotes and just three quotes is too much for my sensibilities. So I would like to tweak the rules (after all they are meant to be broken right?!) and go for a few assorted quotes on three topics. Also, it seems a bit unfair to restrict the challenge to just a few people – so anyone interested in quotes and the quote challenge?

Jump right in! 😉

“Run from what’s comfortable.
Forget safety.
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
Be notorious.
I have tried prudent planning long enough.
From now on I’ll be mad”. Rumi

“Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.” Voltaire

“Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.” Chanakya

“If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.” Rabindranath Tagore

He who has injured thee was either stronger or weaker than thee. If weaker, spare him; if stronger, spare thyself. William Shakespeare

 Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. Lord Buddha

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Gandhi

Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true. Swami Vivekananda

“The wise grieve neither for the living nor for the dead. There was never a time when you and I and all the kings gathered here have not existed and nor will there be a time when we will cease to exist.” The Bhagvad Gita

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance. Diogenes

“I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming… suddenly you find – at the age of 50, say – that a whole new life has opened before you.” Agatha Christie.

These are just a few of my favorite quotes. Hope you liked and if you have any favorite quote please do share – thanks for inviting, visiting and sharing 🙂