Bangalore from a 13th floor

Catching some late night city lights @ Bangalore. These pictures were shot (on a cell phone) from Ebony, the restaurant on the 13th floor of Barton Centre. It was...

Catching some late night city lights @ Bangalore.
These pictures were shot (on a cell phone) from Ebony, the restaurant on the 13th floor of Barton Centre.
It was almost 11 pm, around 2 hours after the blast on Church Street, last month.
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43 Comments on this post.
  • Judy
    26 January 2015 at 4:13 pm

    That large dark area is fascinating!!! I am guessing it is the roof of a large building…
    I love the patterns the lights make, from such a height!!

    • dNambiar
      26 January 2015 at 6:12 pm

      Hey Judy,
      There's a parade ground where you see the dark area. Had I taken that picture a little earlier, I'd probably have gotten more lights in there. I wouldn't mind dining there, just for the sake of a few more pictures. D

      I hope you are doing well.
      Thank you for dropping in again, Judy.

  • Andrea Priebe
    26 January 2015 at 4:57 pm

    13 is my lucky number … hope it is yours too πŸ™‚ Great catch at night … not bad for a cell phone:)

    Andrea @ From The Sol

    • dNambiar
      26 January 2015 at 6:14 pm

      It is?
      I'm not sure if I have a lucky number, Andrea. But I'm quite certain 13 is not unlucky. πŸ™‚
      Thank you. I need to learn to take cell phone pictures. πŸ™‚

      Have a great week, Andrea.

  • Lmkazmierczak
    27 January 2015 at 3:53 am

    Cool captures…hope you had a night out on the town!

    • dNambiar
      27 January 2015 at 10:38 am

      Thank you Laurie.
      I didn't have 'too much fun,' that night. πŸ™‚

  • Ranjana’s craft blog
    27 January 2015 at 5:45 am

    Good captures.

    • dNambiar
      27 January 2015 at 10:39 am

      Hey Ranjana,
      Thank you.
      Did I see you registered for the upcoming blogger meet? See you soon! πŸ™‚

  • Prasad Np
    27 January 2015 at 6:16 am

    The dark areas areas make the pics mystical πŸ™‚ But do share the pics taken in day sometime, as I think dark is actually good, as it signifies some green belt.I hope I am right…. thanks

    • dNambiar
      27 January 2015 at 10:46 am

      I just realised that although I've been there several times, I've never been up there during the day. I should do that. The huge dark area in the second picture is supposed to be a parade ground. There isn't a whole lot of green there, I believe. I seriously should check out the sight in daylight and see how many tree tops I can spot.
      Thank YOU, Prasad.

  • R Niranjan Das
    27 January 2015 at 10:04 am

    Nice captures, Divya! It has been a while since I went to 13th floor. πŸ™‚

    • dNambiar
      27 January 2015 at 10:47 am

      Thanks Niranjan.
      I was there after a gap of 6 years, I guess. And it turned out to be the night of the blast on Church Street.

  • magiceye
    27 January 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Cool night captures. Do go there for lunch sometime too! πŸ™‚

    • dNambiar
      27 January 2015 at 1:01 pm

      Thank you Magiceye!
      I must. And I promise to share the pictures. πŸ™‚

  • Birgitta
    27 January 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Cool night shots!

    • dNambiar
      27 January 2015 at 1:54 pm

      Thank you Birgitta.
      Welcome here.

      Your snow landscape picture is PERFECT! πŸ™‚

  • Fayaz Pasha
    27 January 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Very good captures. Miss and love Bangalore.

    • dNambiar
      27 January 2015 at 1:55 pm

      Thank you, Fayaz.
      Not in Bangalore anymore? This really is a city to be missed.

  • Shweta Dave
    27 January 2015 at 1:43 pm

    You got me very pleasantly nostalgic, I was on a date at this very place…some years back. am smiling even now πŸ™‚

    • dNambiar
      27 January 2015 at 1:57 pm

      Oh yeah? πŸ™‚
      It is a lovely place for dinners. Gotta do lunch there sometime.

      Thank you for stopping by, Shweta.

  • Indrani
    27 January 2015 at 2:21 pm

    That tempts me to go there.
    Great pics.

    • dNambiar
      28 January 2015 at 10:26 am

      Thank you Indrani.
      You should. And take some pictures (I'm sure you will). These pictures were taken pretty late in the night. You'll probably get more lights in your picture if you took them a bit earlier.

      See you at the meet, Indrani. πŸ™‚

  • Saru Singhal
    27 January 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Lovely, Dee.

    Have you moved back to India?

    • dNambiar
      28 January 2015 at 10:38 am

      Thank you, Saru.

      You've been following my trips in India, eh?! πŸ™‚
      It's a long(er) stay, this time.

      I should be back by the time you plan a west coast holiday. πŸ˜‰

    • Saru Singhal
      28 January 2015 at 2:51 pm


    • Saru Singhal
      28 January 2015 at 2:52 pm

      I will keep that in mind. Thanks for the invite. πŸ™‚

    • dNambiar
      1 February 2015 at 10:09 am

      I look forward to seeing you, Saru. πŸ™‚

  • NatureFootstep
    27 January 2015 at 10:36 pm

    nice light! And I can feel the fragrance of the night air.

    • dNambiar
      28 January 2015 at 10:40 am

      Thank you, Monica.

      Btw, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for 'Catching the light' to stay on.

  • Rachna
    28 January 2015 at 6:32 am

    Lovely captures at night. I love clicking in low light though I am not much of a photographer. There is an enigmatic beauty about that.

    • dNambiar
      28 January 2015 at 10:44 am

      Same here. I'm not exactly good at night-photography but I love city lights and can't help taking pictures of towns that look decorated like this.

      Thanks a ton, Rachna.
      See you soon. πŸ™‚

  • Meoww
    28 January 2015 at 9:03 am

    Oh very nice. Dark places do add more mystery. Missing Bangalore!

    • dNambiar
      28 January 2015 at 10:46 am

      Thank you so much, Meoww.
      They do, don't they? πŸ˜‰
      I swear — Bangalore is a place to be missed. Btw, did you hear about the study that says Bangalore is the most liveable city in India. πŸ˜‰

  • umashankar
    28 January 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Darkness and mystery both in photographs and the title.

    • dNambiar
      28 January 2015 at 1:44 pm

      Hi, USP,
      Yeah, a bit of both. πŸ™‚

  • Ramakrishnan Ramanathan
    28 January 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Beautiful captures.If it is Barton Court it must be MG Road ! Are you in India by any chance Divya ?

    • dNambiar
      28 January 2015 at 1:56 pm

      Thank you so much, Ram.
      Barton Centre — yeah, it's between MG Road and Church Street.
      I am very much in Bangalore. Let me know if you come by. πŸ™‚

  • Tomichan Matheikal
    29 January 2015 at 5:08 am

    Interesting shots.

    • dNambiar
      30 January 2015 at 7:56 am

      Thank you, Matheikal. πŸ™‚

  • Akshay Kumar G
    29 January 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Oh, an image captured on that fateful night. I was also somewhere near M.G.Road at that time.

    P.S: Sorry, I can't make it to the meet tomorrow, hope you have a great time. πŸ™‚

    • dNambiar
      30 January 2015 at 7:59 am

      Yes, that faithful night!
      The friend I was dining with actually heard the sound. I was too lost in conversation.

      Oh. πŸ™ It would have been nice to see you.
      I'm going to be in town for a couple of months. We could catch up over coffee sometime, Akshay. πŸ™‚

  • Ramakant Pradhan
    6 February 2015 at 4:06 am

    I didn't realize you were from Bangalore. Ebony used to have a fantastic view, but haven't been there in years.

    • dNambiar
      9 February 2015 at 12:14 pm

      Hey Ramakanth,
      Bangalore, also. πŸ™‚

      I went there after AGES. Love the views!

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