Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I love when I'm indoors and it rains.

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain. :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Words we all relate to.


Caturdays are lovely

If you know me, you know I LOVE cats. If I'm trapped on an island and the only animal company I will choose is that of a cat. So when the International Salon for Cats was being organized this weekend, I decided I'd rather drop dead than miss. It was a beautiful Saturday Caturday in Paris when I met these beauties!

Friday, December 09, 2011

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Retrospect: Magical Madrid

I haven't uploaded my Spain pictures because a) there are too many of them and b) the quality isn't too great since I didn't have my DSLR camera when I was prancing around Madrid :'( However I know you are kind and will overlook the quality of my photos and rather search for the story behind them (while keeping your fingers crossed that I will go back to Espana and make better ones) :)

Madrid has a lot of charm. I went there during the summer with my mum and the city was almost deserted because the temperature drives people indoors or to other cooler parts of Spain. We however, braved the 45°+ temperatures and discovered the beautiful sights in the capital city.
Madrid is an architectural delight and for lovers of different renaissance-baroque styles, like me, should definitely put Madrid on their agenda!
There are beautiful streets and parks and restaurants to wander into.
The Plaza Mayor is a must visit. You can sit there for hours and watch the hundreds of tourists, lunching, buy postcards, artists selling their masterpieces, children creating life-size ephemeral bubbles, your mum and you taking pictures and sitting down to enjoy some delicious Spanish fruit.
Churches are not few in Madrid and their intricate decorations on ceilings, walls and statues are  to lust after. The interiors of the churches provide a well appreciated respite from the scorching July heat.
The most breathtaking monument according to me. The Royal Palace. Sadly you're not allowed to photograph indoors. I recommend it for all people who love chandeliers, wallpaper with royal motifs, luxurious furniture and décor.
There are 2 colours that greet you everywhere in Madrid: Yellow :)
and a bright cherry Red :)
Besides the above sights, Madrid has many things to offer, including world class museums, parks, restaurants and cultural activities. I wasn't too happy with the admission system at the museums. I felt that there was a bias towards European students who had the same age as foreign (non-EU) students. I think art should be made free to admire. In spite of this little problem, my trip to Spain brings back nothing but great memories. I can't wait to go back and discover some other colourful regions :)