Weekly Photo Challenge – Emerald

I have no clue about what happens next!

In Edinburgh

This is the last entry from my little trips to the United Kingdom, and the last of the really crappy photos. Well, I hope that this will be the last crappy photo that I put up anyway. Edinburgh was wonderful. We were very fortunate to have three or four wonderful sunny days in May. I was later told that I was very fortunate indeed,…

Stonehenge

I was down at Stonehenge once in my life. This was when I was staying at Dogmersfield, and I was told that Stonehenge was but an hour away. Now, I would love to add some stuff about the history and the mystery of Stonehenge, but so much has been written that I am not sure if any one would be interested in reading my…

A Beautiful Sunset

I am not going to put too much text into this entry. The memory of that beautiful evening in Dogmersfield will stay with me for a long, long time. I sat outside in the open air, drinking white wine, and then some red wine, eating some food and photographing one of the best sunsets ever. Now, I am agnostic, bit if there is a…

At Dogmersfield

        I spent a weekend at Dogmersfeld, or Dogmersfield, near London, several years ago. I had to meet a company, and they were available only on the Friday. I arrived on the Thursday, and walked around. Where was I staying? Yes, at the Four Seasons Hotel, and I must say, that this is a great property that they have. Wonderful restaurants,…

At Edinburgh Castle

At The Castle For some odd reason, I don’t have any photographs of Ilkley. I don’t even remember the place very well. The one thing I do remember, is stepping into a shop and picking up a CD full of music from the sixties. When I started to squeal with joy, the old lady at the counter smiled at me and said, “You know…

At York

At The York Minster I was at York during this brief British holiday. Early May, and we had really crappy weather. I had brought clothes for something rather summer, and what I got, was weather that was rather blustery. It was cloudy, wet and windy; most definitely not what I would call great holiday weather. My wife and kids were much smarter than me….

The UK

For a change, a blog entry without a picture. Like many Indians of my generation, I have had a long association with the British, an association that goes back generations.Our political masters try hard to erase our Mughal and colonial history but, try as they might, history cannot be erased. Where, for instance, would we be without the cantonments, often the only places left,…