November Rains is pretty common in Bangalore. Romantic and sexy. It makes me wanna take out my Google pixel and take photos. Here's what I got few minutes back. How?
The light post was behind this tree. I adjusted myself to an angle, so that the leaves hide the light post and I get halo effect around the leaves. Since it was raining, I managed the highlighted rain drops as well. Amazing or not?
Shot on #googlepixel of @googlepixel
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This weather, the view!! A delight for someone who is a Pluviophile - someone who finds peace of mind during rain and in this weather.
I mean come on, who can't like this weather!!! (rhetorical question obviously! 🤷) #magicaltime#bangaloreweather#bangalorerains
How is a monument a source of information about the past?
A monument usually based on its structure, material, location, purpose and gives us clues to the time and context it was a part of. When it is also maintained as an archive and displays collections of objects, documents and stories, it becomes a rich experience of the past for those who choose who enter!
When I visited the Bangalore Palace on the weekend I was impressed by the grandeur, fascinated by the small symbols of the past and grateful for the preservation that makes it possible for us to get a glimpse of what was!
The latch to hold the carpet in place on the sweeping staircases, a lift to take the royal family up to the first floor, a switch board hidden aesthetically, a seat that weighed jockeys..... small examples of technology!
Photographs, insignia on the walls, original plans of the rooms, art work and reproductions of newspapers and the anecdotes and stories shared by present members of the royal family..... all served the purpose of documenting, archiving and presenting to us a glimpse of the world that existed.