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Happy Women’s Day!

Here’s wishing all the beautiful Women out there a very Pink Women’s Day !

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Live Life Queen Size!

Cheers & Joy, Always!

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The Amsterdam Pride!

Hello,

The National Coming Out Day (NCOD),an annual LGBT awareness day, was celebrated on 11 Oct in USA. It actually reminded me of a very colourful and unique event witnessed in Amsterdam in 2015, the Canal Parade – Amsterdam Gay Pride.

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Celebrating love!

Amsterdam Pride or Amsterdam Gay Pride is a citywide gay-festival held annually during August, meant to celebrate equality, freedom and diversity. The festival attracts several hundred-thousand visitors each year and is one of the largest publicly held annual events in the Netherlands.The Canal Parade is the highlight of Amsterdam Pride and is a very happy and joyous event.

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The Talk

The Canal Parade is exciting to the core. People dressed in colourful & fun attires, some dressed to impress, some definitely dressed to kill! Boats with the craziest music and the most outrageous tricks. The spectators cheering the participants and enjoying everything to bits! Whoa… What an event!!! A most memorable one.

I grabbed this opportunity to click some beautiful portraits and street shots and I was glad to be there.

Cheers & Joy, Always!

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Kitty Catz

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Transportation!!!

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So Much Fun!

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The BRUGGE I fell for…

Hello!!!

Every few weeks I bring to you stories from my European Swirl. Today it’s all about my Love Affair with Brugge. It’s about what I saw and what I felt, making me fall totally and completely in love with it.

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The Market Square

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Colour Coordinated

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Sun Bathing

Brugge at first is a treat for your eyes. A trip here is like a walk through Medieval Europe. The Gothic structures all around in brick as well as multiple colours speak volumes of the architectural influences of Northern Europe & the Baltic here. The Cathedral, Belfry, Churches & Historical monuments are all worth seeing. Constructed as per the medieval street pattern where all lanes/streets lead you to the public squares, Brugge has a number of  crisscrossing lanes, confusing tourists as hell. The canals all around don’t make it easier either, but definitely beautify the town more.

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Beauty Every where

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Canals galore

As you meander the streets, you witness the culture, the local way of life and appreciate the simple living. I can easily proclaim that Waffles & Frittes define a wholesome Belgium meal, paired with some fine local beers and of course exotic Belgian Chocolates. You have plenty of options throughout Brugge to try all of the above. If this doesn’t fill you enough, a mug full of Belgian Hot Chocolate will surely do.

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Begijnhof

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All roads lead to BEERS

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Lanes Bylanes and more

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Architechtural wonder

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Souvenirs

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The Whole world on a Teapot

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Chocolate Chocolate everywhere

Even though I’ve said enough, my enough ain’t even close to enough. So to conclude, I feel the local handicrafts(Ceramics & Embroidered goods) need at least an honourable mention here. I spent only close to 10 hrs exploring Brugge and it still managed to make a mark on me and now occupies a special place in my heart.

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Ready to go

Till we meet again Brugge!

Cheers & Joy, Always!

 

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Happy Women’s Day!

Here’s to all the Special & truly Wonderful Women everywhere. Always be Awesome, just the way you are.

Cheers & Joy, Always!

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Happy Women’s Day!

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ALPHABET PLAY – WPC

Hello everyone,

I am back with another Weekly Photo Challenge-Alphabet. I was anyways about to share these images of my son playing with the huge “be.WELCOME” placed at the Atomium in Brussels. He wasn’t the only kid around having a ball on those alphabets.

Cheers & Joy, Always!

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GANPATI VISARJAN !

Helloooo…

As promised I am back with something special from the 10 day long Ganesh Utsav. I know this post is a week too late, but better late than never.

Ganpati ‘Visarjan’ meaning Immersion, marks the end of the 10 day long Ganesh Utsav. As per the Mumbai Municipal Corporation, more than 50000 idols were immersed in natural /artificial water bodies this year. I did witness a few and I still am in awe. It is a wonder that the ever moving fast pace of Mumbai Life nearly comes to a halt for this day, every year. Streets, Roads, Highways all are mostly packed with vehicles of all shapes and sizes carrying the Lord of Mumbaikars- Ganesha on their backs.

As the idols of our beloved Lord Ganesha are immersed, throngs of devotees chant “Pudchya Varshi Lavkarya” asking the Lord to return soon into their homes and make their lives brighter and better. They bid adieu with a heavy heart, performing the last Aarti, letting him know of their Wishes with all their Respect & Love.

As I saw the immersions up close at the Powai Lake in Mumbai, all I could think of was the Lord smiling his blessings upon all his devotees, even as he went away. His idols will be gone, but the unwavering faith in him will only grow in our hearts and he will be welcomed back into our homes next year again with more Love, Respect and of course a hell lotta Enthusiasm.

Just so everyone of you, from all around the world gets a feel of what I am talking about, I did do my bit of clicking. I know pictures won’t do any justice to it, but still.

Its time for me to end my post and say it one last time again this year…

Ganpati Bappa Morya, Pudchya Varshi Lavkarya!!

Cheers & Joy, Always!!

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All Lined Up

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I ride with my family

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One Last Time

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Hear my Wishes

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All Preparing to go

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Awaiting his turn!

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All Shapes and Sizes

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Bless US oh LORD

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I do weigh a Ton

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We make it Happen

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So Long farewell…

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I Slide…

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My turn Next

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Ganpati  Visarjan//There they go

There they go

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Ganpati  Visarjan//Till we meet again

Till We meet again…

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VIVID indeed {WCP}

Ola,

I spent a lot of my time travelling with my family last month, mostly road trips in Madhya Pradesh, India. One of these trips was to my maternal uncle’s place & that’s when I discovered these treasures. While on our way to Chinddwara from Bhopal, we were crossing the village Semri when I noticed a few very colourful houses on both sides of the road. At that moment all I wanted to do was to stop the car, grab my camera & start clicking. But with the sleeping beauty in my lap, of course my sunny boy, I just couldn’t. So I decided that their charm wouldn’t go waste, & I would satiate my photographic senses on my way back home.

The very rustic & brightly coloured houses, although a bit worn down by the weather, captivated my attention a bit too much. I just couldn’t get them off my head till I captured them through my view finder. And my contribution to the Weekly Photo Challenge – Vivid is me paying homage to those wonders of this world.

Enjoy!

Cheers & Joy, Always!

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Adding Colour …

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Lucky owners

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Grand remains