Detours by Deepali

Every now and then, go down a different path

Category Archives: architecture

Bridge to nowhere

Abandoned places, derelict and overgrown, have their own special aura of nostalgia. Beneath all the dust, rust, rubble and cracks, there are stories of people who used to once go … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · 12 Comments

Chapora charms

An old windswept fort surrounded by the sea on two sides, a river on the third and a series of rusty headlands bursting out of thickets of greenery -  Chapora … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

Hampi rocks

Among a surreal terrain that is intriguingly intermingled with large boulders that rear up all over the landscape, dotted with leafy banana fields, this little village perched on the captivating ruins … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · 7 Comments

Beyond cobbled alleys

The air was soft, the promise of every cobbled alley so great that I thought I was in a dream.  ~ Jack Kerouac It is indeed magical to wander the little … Continue reading

January 19, 2013 · 6 Comments

From the empire state with love

Hail a yellow NYC cab and go see Empire State building!! These were my ‘to-do’s when I’d landed in New York city six years back on my first visit. After … Continue reading

September 25, 2012 · 6 Comments

Silhouettes of the glass pyramids

The Pei Pyramids in Paris had created quite a stir when they were commissioned in 1984. Some find their modern edifice rather odd in front of the Louvre Museum with … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · 26 Comments

London Glimpses: Victoria Memorial

With the images of  London splashed all over the media during these Olympics weeks, I could not help but reminisce my trip to this lovely city earlier this year :-)Continue reading

August 6, 2012 · 5 Comments

Slacking at Piazza San Marco

The day I was at the Piazza San Marco in Venice, it was bustling with large crowds…people had settled like birds wherever they got even a foot of seating space, … Continue reading

July 4, 2012 · 3 Comments

Do the castle in Edinburgh

If you’re in the New Town of Edinburgh, you just cannot miss the grand monuments in almost every street cross, the majestic royal gardens and the original neo-classical and Georgian … Continue reading

June 20, 2012 · 6 Comments

Caught in Boston museum of fine arts

I was caught using my camera flash in Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston. Not a proud moment. But hey in my defense, I was so caught up with the … Continue reading

May 30, 2012 · 2 Comments
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