Our World: Point Reyes Beach North

It’s winter here, the kind that is true to Northern California,with low temperatures and snow on the mountain ranges and foothills, and of course rain. This year winter seems to be serving California with so much rain that some areas in the state have tasted flood and many other places … Read>>

PhotoFeature: Portland Japanese Garden in Winter

I seem to have an affinity for Japanese Gardens. Landscaped with rich greenery and dotted with stone and bronze sculptures not to mention the ponds in them, these gardens seem to have a soothing effect on me. When I walked in through the gates of Portland Japanese Garden, it became … Read>>

Pixar Play parade: Faces and Floats

We had heard about Mickey’s Soundsational Parade in Disneyland but didn’t get to watch properly. What we didn’t know while were were at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA was that Disney California Adventure (Park) also had a parade. The day we spent there, we saw the preparations for an … Read>>

MondayMural: Found on utility boxes

Utility box mural

Utility Box Artwork: For this week’s Monday Mural, I have a couple utility box artwork from the roadsides of Livermore and San Luis Obispo. Both are drive-by shots. The first (pic above) is a piece of public art found on Holmes Street in Livermore, California. I just learnt that the … Read>>

DCA: A California in California

If I were to put it straight out there, Disney California Adventure Park is rightly ‘California in a nutshell,’ with a Disney touch, of course. Built on what used to be the parking lot of Disneyland, this park in Anaheim, CA is not just another amusement park. It sure has … Read>>

Found in Lepakshi | Ancient Indian murals

Lepakshi mural

A little over a 100 kilometers away from Bengaluru (earlier Bangalore) is a small temple town called Lepakshi. Geographically in Andhra Pradesh’s Ananthapura District, Lepakshi has now become famous for its Veerabhadra Temple. And this temple is quite an exhibition of sculptured pillars and ancient Indian murals. Veerabhadra Temple’s murals … Read>>

Our World | Vancouver Lake

Vancouver Lake Regional Park, Vancouver, WA

Vancouver Lake Regional Park in Vancouver, Washington, is a pleasant place for some family-time outdoors. It is not exactly one of those touristy places; more like a place where the locals like to hang out on a sunny day. Vancouver Lake Regional Park Lying in west of Downtown Vancouver, Vancouver … Read>>