The Temple of Sounion stands as a tribute to the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon. Situated on Cape Sounion, roughly an hour’s drive away from Athens, this ancient weathered structure has seen the aeons come and go. Although the roof of the portico has long since gone missing, many of the columns stand tall and proud. The drive along the coastal road is a great way to unwind with the Aegean Sea shimmering alongside. The cape is an excellent spot to catch a breathtaking sunset away from the crowds that hoard Athens in particular and Greece in general.
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Icebergs float freely on Jökulsárlón, a stunning glacial lake in southern Iceland. These floes have broken away from Breiðamerkurjökull, a glacier that is part of Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Iceland and drift around the lagoon at their own pace. Temporary in nature, they slowly melt away. Some giant chunks of ice will stick around for months, shape-shifting as the sun, wind and water wear them away. Others, minute in comparison, will thaw within a day.
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Round and round goes the ride, the crazier, the better!
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge prompt : Rounded
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Perspective is all it takes to scale down the 300-meter-tall Eiffel Tower to a miniature version of itself compared to the head of this old pillar; clicked from the dome of Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Montmartre, Paris.
Visit posts about all the charming places in France or perhaps some of my older entries to the Weekly Photo Challenge might appeal to you… whatever holds your attention, thank you for coming by, hope you enjoy reading!
Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India. It looms over the city of Jodhpur, in the state of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is a beautiful city with royal forts, beautiful lakes and gardens, bustling bazaars and a hearty appetite for delicious food. This city is also famously called the Blue City on account of a majority of houses in the older part of town being whitewashed in a blueish hue. The best ways to see proof of this are to either amble along the streets at ground level or hike up to the Mehrangarh Fort and enjoy a bird’s eye view from the ramparts. By the way, Jodhpur is Mr.A’s birthplace & childhood home, enough reason to be all the more special for me 🙂
This post, however, zooms in on a distinct attribute of many forts and palaces in India , a special kind of window that you see in the pictures, called the jharokha. It is a typical feature of Indo-Islamic architecture which is at once an enclosed balcony as well as a window. It served various purposes – beautifying the building facade with its intricate designs, pillars, and mini-roofs; providing a screen against the outer world through covered lattices; providing ventilation as well as shade against sun and rain.
P.S. I posted another picture clicked at the Fort in a previous entry to the Weekly Photo Challenge, when we talked about an ephemeral moment caught on camera.
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