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And so they tried to scare me off!
A Gargoyle is a grotesque carved human or animal face or figure projecting from the gutter of a building, typically acting as a water spout.
CST (formerly VT) station is an
Adalaj ni Vav or Adalaj stepwell was the first place we visited after landing in Ahmedabad the previous evening. We were staying in a Heritage house in old town and were advised to hire an auto to take us places to see in Ahmedabad.
I had heard about its magnificent carving but did not know it has a very interesting story behind it as well!
My instant reaction on seeing it was a “Wow” instead of Vav.
Adalaj stepwell or ‘Vav‘ or or ‘Vaav’ as it is locally called, is
The symbol of Madrid
When I saw this statue in Plaza de Sol, Madrid, I was told that this statue is The Symbol of Madrid. A tree and a bear? I was intrigued enough to find out the story behind it.
Bear and the Madroño tree.
The official symbol of Madrid is a bear rearing up on its hind legs and feasting on berries of a tree. Sometimes it is
Aurangabad, India »
The first thing that you notice when you visit Daulatabad fort in Aurangabad, is 30-meter high Chand Minar. It stands out even from a distance.
30-meter high Chand Minar.
It was built as a ‘Tower of Victory’ by Ala-ud-din Bahmani to commemorate
India, Sri perambadur »
Today is India’s independence day. I wish all Indians across the world a very happy Independence day.
The photo is from the same trip and the shot was taken at an angle.
Note:- This solo trip of Tamilnadu has done much damage than I had ever thought. I was unwell for a long time because of Dengue and then some other related problems. I had fever till 5 days back and confined to bed.
Now I am okay and hope to make up for the lost time.
Jai Hind !
Within the famous Snake Temple in Penang island, there are two wells called the two Dragon Pure Water Wells. These wells represent a pair of red eyes of an auspicious dragon. When the temple was being constructed, it is said that the door of Heaven was opened and a fierce dragon descended and landed in front of the temple with its tail facing west.
Notice board telling the history.
The two eyes of the dragon transformed into
This is a very famous historical place in India, and if being an Indian you have not seen it then I don’t know what to say.
Note:- For these quiz posts, I’ll moderate and publish the comments only after a week to maintain the interest. You’ll have to give the name and the place both.
Your guesses now ?? Come on , it is very easy guys.