Monday Mural(s): Found in San Francisco

Tipsy from the TRIP is going to be linking to the meme Monday Mural from this week onwards. It looks like there are several pictures of paintings-on-the wall in the travel albums. To  start with, here are some San Francisco murals: Artist: Bill Weber [billwebermuralist.com] I looked up some info on… Read>>

A signature of the Hoysala dynasty

Karnataka tells the tales of its rich past between the 12th and 15th centuries through some highly ornate temples that have ‘Hoysala’ writ all over them. When the Hoysala rulers went about building temples all over what is Karnataka today, they invested in structures that inspire awe with their precisely… Read>>

600-odd steps, a colossal monolith and delightful views

Just as summer temperatures were beginning to take over the really-short spring season that the Indian subcontinent gets, we decided to hit what I’d like to call ‘Karnataka’s Sculptural Triangle just a stone’s throw from Bengaluru. Ok, that might seem like a little bit of an exaggeration but Shravanabelagola, Belur and… Read>>

Murudeshwar: Where everything seems to be massive

Just off what was popularly known as NH -17* (Edapally- Panvel Highway, now NH- 66), around 80 kilometres south of Gokarna is another temple town, known for its Shiva temple, a humongous statue of the god, an imposing temple tower and of course, its beach. Murudeshwar. It does sound familiar,… Read>>

Of pillars of chiselled art, murals and legends

Every now and then, I have what I call ‘travel cravings.’ Sometimes I crave the seas; sometimes, the mountains; and sometimes, forests. I recently had this strong desire to see some art-on-stone (that’s not something that happens very often). And I couldn’t ignore it. Hubby was game for it so… Read>>

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… Read>>

A garden of sculptures in San Francisco

Did you know: There’s a Sculpture Garden in San Francisco’s De Young Museum ? If you haven’t visited, yet, De Young Museum is situated in Golden Gate Park not very far from the Japanese Tea Garden. And it is right opposite California Academy of Science.  Here are pictures of a… Read>>

Postcard perfect: Seven Sisters or the Painted Ladies

Call them Seven Sisters or the Painted Ladies; these seven beautiful ladies add a dash of unequaled charm to the city called San Francisco. We all know that San Francisco cannot  quite be separated from its Victorian architecture but the Seven Sisters make a picture that will remain imprinted in one’s mind forever. I remember noticing these attractive homes in… Read>>