The painting above is a depiction of Shakespeare’s Ophelia from Hamlet. The haunting scene describes how Ophelia, driven out of her mind when her father is murdered by her lover Hamlet, falls into a stream and drowns: There, on the pendent … Continue reading Thinking About the Floating Dead
Oh, Stop It Holland! Just stop being so very gorgeous all the time. We drove to Keukenhof on a rainy morning. The pitter patter of drops and a chilly wind gathering speed. Having been to the famous garden ten years ago, … Continue reading Oh, Stop It Holland!
On the third day in Lisbon my true love said to me, Wear walking shoes, eat good breakfast, and take pictures plentifully…. For children and grown-up children like me the Oceanario de Lisboa is a wondrous place. Aquariums are such … Continue reading Lisbon day 3: Oceanario, Mercado, and Urban trekking
‘s-Hertogenbosch or Den Bosch is a quaint city in the south of Holland. We were there to meet friends and chanced upon the Saturday market in Market Square. It was colorful and delightful. I wish I lived close by to … Continue reading Saturday Market in Den Bosch
Two years back, on my first visit to New York, my friend from school Shalini recommended a visit to The High Line. We walked there; she stylishly in her boots, and me clumsily dragging my massive backpack. I loved The High Line (thank … Continue reading Wild Things are a Joy Forever
My recovering wax chilli plant sprouted a perfect plump fruit Green, ripe I ate it for dinner Continue reading Wild Summer Things
A walk around the river Amstel always yields visual delights. Continue reading Walking around River Amstel