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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.

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//ThPride//Celebrating Love

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.

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//ThPride//The Talk

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!!!

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//ThPride//Somuchfun

So Much Fun!

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HOME is here!

Hello,

Here’s something to ponder over…

Cooesncuddlesphotography//Homeis here//Nature

Nature!

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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.

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//The Bruuge I fell For//Market Square

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

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//The Brugge I fell for//Canals galore

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.

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//The Bruuge I fell For//Begijnhof

Begijnhof

Cooes N Cuddles photography//The Brugge that I fell for//All roads lead to BEER

All roads lead to BEERS

Cooes n Cuddles Photography//The Brugge I fell for//lanes Lanes Lanes

Lanes Bylanes and more

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//The Bruuge I fell For//Architectural wonder

Architechtural wonder

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Souvenirs

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The Whole world on a Teapot

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//The Bruuge I fell For//Chocolate Chocolate everywhere

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.

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//the Brugge I fell for// Ready to go

Ready to go

Till we meet again Brugge!

Cheers & Joy, Always!

 

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Dance Dance – WPC!

Hello!

It is amazing how Bhopal never fails to surprise me. On my recent visit there, I was able to see some really vibrant and colourful Hot air balloons at the International Hot Air Balloon Fest. For me n my lil munchkin this was a brand new experience and we were in complete awe. All I can say is that they are big and pretty and of course were dancing with the hot air inside them and the wind blowing them everywhere. Loved em! These pictures are my contribution to the Weekly Photo Challenge – Dance!

Thank you Bhopal for another great experience. So what that they didn’t fly, just looking at them made us Happy and Excited!!

Here’s a glimpse. Enjoy!

Cheers & Joy, Always!

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Dance Dance-WPC//Dancing!

Dancing!

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Dance Dance-WPC//Delightful dancers

Delightful Dancers

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Dance Dance-WPC//Standing Tall

Standing Tall

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Dance Dance-WPC//Trying to Tame!

Trying to Tame!

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Dance Dance-WPC//Monochrome!

Monochrome!

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Dance Dance-WPC//Spectacular

Spectacular

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Flames in our Forest {WCP}

Hello,

I am currently staying at my parents house in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. They have recently moved to their new house and it is a bit cutoff from the hush bush of a city life. A major attraction in our garden is the Flame of the Forest/Tesu tree in  full bloom.  The area below it is blotted all over with the beautiful bright orange hook shaped flowers. I’ve been a fan of this tree forever and having it stand bright and beautiful right in front of my balcony is a pleasure beyond measure.

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Flames in our Forest//Flames all over

Flames all over!

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Flames in our Forest//Pretty Hooks

Pretty Hooks

Anyways, thats not all this post is about. It is also about these very special birds that visit us every day . A flock of Brahminy Starlings – pale brown or orange mynah with a black cap, fly all over the tree looking for the sweetest flower, playing in pairs and just enjoying the tree in their own sweet way.

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Flames in our Forest//Hmmm yummm

Hmmmm Yummm!

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Flames in our Forest//Peaceful!

Peaceful

It pleases me to see how these birds are in perfect harmony with this tree, so much so that they are almost look a part. So, as part of the Weekly Photo challenge -Harmony, I am going to share a few images of the flames in our forest, the Brahminy Starlings enjoying the test tree.

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Flames in our Forest//Playtime

Playtime!

Enjoy!

Cheers & Joy, Always!

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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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Magic of Black Forest

Hello,

HAPPY NEW YEAR my friends!

I have decided to begin the new year with my European Swirl stories. I am super excited about it. I could have done this series in chronological order of places we visited, but thought against it. I wanted to share what I loved most and then take it through the rest. But don’t worry there won’t be nothing that I didn’t like… Overall I loved it all, but this undoubtedly was the best of the lot.

So my favourite part were the 2 days spent in the Black Forest region of Germany. They were dreamy, exciting, beautiful and a list of all good things a place can be. My pictures are no justice to the breathtaking views we encountered on every twist n turn. You need to be there to actually feel it.

I ll let my pictures do the rest of the talking now. Enjoy!

Cheers & Joy, Always!

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Magic of Black forest//The Rising Sun

The Rising Sun

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Blackforest//Sneak Peak into Paradise

Sneak Peak into Paradise

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Magic of Black forest//Prettiest window ever

Prettiest window ever

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Magic of Black forest//We inspired the legendary cake

We inspired the legendary cake

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Magic of Black forest//Beauty in the smallest things

Beauty in the smallest things

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Magic of Black forest//Yellow Yellow pretty fellow

Yellow Yellow Pretty Fellow

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Magic of Black forest//Their Craft

Their Craft

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Magic of Black forest//Cuckoooooooo

Cuckooooooooo!!

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Magic of Black forest//Dazzling

Dazzling

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Magic of Black forest//Intoxicating Black Forest Cup

Intoxicating Black Forest Cup

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Magic of Black forest//So Green

So Green

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Magic of Black forest//Trout Trout Everywhere

Trout Trout everywhere

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Magic of Black forest//Bridges of Black forest county

Bridges of Black forest county

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Magic of Black forest//Pretty n perfect...huh!

Pretty & Perfect …huh!

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Magic of Black forest//Purpleeee

Purpleeee

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Magic of Black forest//Street art

Street art

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Magic of Black forest//German Beer

German Beer

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Magic of Black forest//My world

My world

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Magic of Black forest//The bell tower and Cathedral

The bell tower n cathedral

Cooes N Cuddles Photography//Magic of Black forest//Perfect Sunset

Perfect Sunset