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  • OurWorld: Greek and Roman touch to San Francisco

      Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. That is what this exquisite piece of art is called. This structure, which takes inspiration from Greek and Roman architecture was originally built for the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915. It continues to give San Francisco a Greek and Roman touch.  Today,...
  • The Lone Cypress

    Called the Lone Cypress, this tree is believed to have survived in its rocky environs for over 250 years. This tree can be seen when you go on the 17 Mile Drive in Monterey, California. Linked to OurWorldTuesday Places near The Lone Cypress/ 17 Mile Drive You might also...
  • World’s tallest free-standing totem pole!

    A  few miles north of the Drive Thru Chandlier Tree is another tourist attraction literally nestled among  Redwood Trees of North California — a place called Confusion Hill (in Piercy, California). What drew us there was a structure that made it to the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not list as the...
  • Golden Gate Bridge at night

    The Golden Gate Bridge at night is quite a sight. After a long time of wishing to see this sight, we visited the bridge on the Golden Gate Strait, recently and saw that sight too. That evening the Golden Gate Bridge looked stunning with all of its light and...
  • Capitola’s own Venice

    I have to do justice to the ‘little Italy’ part of my previous post Capitola Village and its little Italy. So here’s posting some pictures of the Capitola Venetian, the Mediterranean-style hotel that I said I couldn’t take my eyes off. I haven’t given up the idea of spending...
  • Universal studios – Hollywood’s backstage

    When you have just two days to spend in Los Angeles, there’s a lot you’ll have to miss out on. I’m just so pleased that, that didn’t include Universal Studios. When I let me rewind to the day we spent there, what I recall most of all is the...
  • Hip and Happening Hollywood Boulevard

    It was a Friday. The Friday after Thanksgiving; Yes, Black Friday! While most of USA shopped, we decided to hang out at one of the most happening places on the west coast of the United States – Hollywood Boulevard. It was a sudden trip; an almost last minute one...
  • Breathtaking ‘Gateway to Wayanad’

    On the Western Ghats in southern India is a little green heaven called Wayanad. Cut out of the Northeastern part of Kerala, this district is one of the new hot-spots for travellers to South India. Of the many far flung attractions here, there is one thing you should not miss if you like scenic...
  • Chained here is a restless spirit

    The Chain Tree in Wayanad is a stop for many a curious traveller on the Kozhikode-Wayanad* route. The chain hanging from it was not put there by accident neither was it meant to be decoration. This tree has a story to tell. This story dates back to the time when...
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