Unmoored

Unmoored
Are
Paddles of boats and ships,
Amongst the fishes in water;
Wings of gliders and planes,
Amongst the birds in the air;

 

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Our dreams and thoughts,
Amongst the energy of the universe;
Things – living and non-living,
Amongst everything on land, water and air.

 

 

 

Inspired by https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/unmoored/

Bullyboy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Rich Cultural Heritage

The Great Dravidian Heritage

Art & Architecture and monumental sculptures depicting the great Dravidian culture of South India, during the Pallava Kingdom’s rule with Kanchipuram as its capital,

a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mahabalipuram, for your view.

A Rich Cultural Heritage - A view of the Seven Pagodas at the Mahabalipuram
The Pagodas
A Rich Cultural Heritage - A skyline of a sculpted temple tower at the Mahabalipuram
One of the tower sculptures of the Pagodas
A Rich Cultural Heritage - A picture of Monolithic Sculptures
Monolithic Sculptures
A Rich Cultural Heritage - A picture of a monolithic cave
A Monolithic Cave

Scriptures or Sculptures?

The epic tale of God Krishna and Kuchela depicted on the wall of the cave.

A Rich Cultural Heritage - A picture of Cave Sculptures of Lord Krishna and his friend Kuchela
God Krishna and his childhood friend, Kuchela

Period:  It is an ancient historic seaport (town) during the time of Periplus, 1st century CE, and Ptolemy, 140 CE.

Location:  Chennai, India

Inspired by https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/heritage/

https://bopaula.wordpress.com/2017/05/18/thursdays-special-traces-of-the-past-y3-05/

https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2017/05/16/tuesday-photo-challenge-travel/

Daily Prompt Wonder

Bullie & Baarbie

 

My Travel – 1

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Travel

It would have been better if we’d taken the popular train from Mettupalayam to Ooty, up the great mountains of Nilgiris, for it would have been a more relishing journey than by car. However, booking tickets was a hectic task as there was a great demand for them.

The pictures below are in a chronological order of our tour of Ootacamund (aka Ooty), the Beauty Queen Town of the Great Blue mountains of Nilgiris (‘Nila’ means Blue and ‘giri’ means mountain), Tamil Nadu, India.

A Lake in the Central part of the Town

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Ooty Lake

 

Doddabetta, the highest peak of the Nilgiris

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A view from Doddabetta
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The Valley of Ooty

 

The Botanical Garden of Ooty

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The Botanical Garden

 

A Wayside Pine Forest on the Ooty-Mysore Highway on the Mountain Range

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Pine Forest

 

A lake on the other side of the pine forest

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The Pykara Lake

 

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A View of the Pykara Lake

 

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Speed Motor Boating on Pykara

 

A view of the Kalhatty Falls from outside the mountain forest

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Kalhatty Waterfalls

 

The Tea Plantations

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After the pleasant trip, left our hearts in so many places in Ooty and thereabouts and returned home with sweet memories.

 

 

 

Inspired by https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2017/05/16/tuesday-photo-challenge-travel/

Bon Voyage

BullyboyShammypapa

 

 

Collaborate To Empower

Collaboration

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Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Caesar. The noble Brutus
Hath told you Caesar was ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Caesar answer’d it.
Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest–
For Brutus is an honourable man;
So are they all, all honourable men–
Come I to speak in Caesar’s funeral.
He was my friend, faithful and just to me:
But Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man.
He hath brought many captives home to Rome
Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill:
Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?
When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept:
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff:
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man.
You all did see that on the Lupercal
I thrice presented him a kingly crown,
Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And, sure, he is an honourable man.
I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did love him once, not without cause:
What cause withholds you then, to mourn for him?
O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And men have lost their reason. Bear with me;
My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar,
And I must pause till it come back to me.
 
– by William Shakespeare

 

Speak to collaborate,

Collaborate to empower,

Empower to endeavor,

Endeavor to accomplish,

Accomplish to win!

Inspired by https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/collaboration/

Bullyboy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artwork of My Two-Year-Old Boy

Happy Mothers’ Day

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On the Mother’s day in 2012,

he was given a design and asked to do a drawing in an Artwork for Kids program.

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Four years ago, he was an early pre-schooler attending classes at an age of two years (he hadn’t even started to speak…at that time), as a result of both the parents’ inevitable situation to pursue jobs to make both ends meet…

As we all tend to move towards development and advancement personally and socially; our home, dependents and kids lose their basic necessities, the love and care of their mother and father which is the most essential thing in every child’s life for him/her to develop as an individual…it’s a real serious thing to ponder over…isn’t it?

Let us love and take care of our children!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers!

Bullyboy Shammypapa

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Nature Photography – The Letter V

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Letters U or V

Two mountains forming the shape of V

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A V-shaped Mountain

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Valleys

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The Valley of the Nilgiris

 

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Another View of the Valley

 

 

 

Inspired by https://ceenphotography.com/2017/05/11/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-letters-u-or-v/

Bullyboy