The ruined fort walls of Golconda bear testimony to several amazing stories - stories of love, stories of battles and stories of deceit and treachery. We invite you to a morning of storytelling on a heritage walk through Golconda.
Sunday, 18 Nov. 9am.
Start Point : Cafe Coffee Day, Near Golconda Entrance.
Mousedeer and Malaysia
These set of painted model mousedeer are found in the Mahkota Megamall, Melaka. The flags, emblems, and other state symbols are painted on these mousedeer. The third picture shows the emblem of Malaysia.
I think the mousedeer were on display to commemorate Malaysia Day. Unfortunately, I was not around on that day.
The Significance of the Mousedeer in the History of Malaysia
Chevrotains, also known as mousedeer, are small ungulates that make up the family Tragulidae, the only members of the infra-order Tragulina. Chevrotains are the smallest hoofed mammals in the world. The Asian species weigh between 0.7 and 8.0 kg.
Sultanate of Malacca
The history of Malaysia begins with the founding of Malacca/Melaka Sultanate
Before the arrival of the first Sultan, Malacca was a fishing village inhabited by local inhabitants known as Orang Laut. Malacca was founded by Parameswara, also known as Iskandar Shah, the last Raja of Temasek (present day Singapore) following a Majapahit attack in 1377. He found his way to Malacca around 1400 where he found a good port. It was accessible in all seasons and on the strategically located narrowest point of the Malacca Straits.
According to a popular legend, Parameswara was resting under a tree near a river during a hunt, when one of his dogs cornered a mousedeer. In self-defence, the mousedeer pushed the dog into the river. Impressed by the courage of the deer, and taking it as a propitious omen of the weak overcoming the powerful, Parameswara decided then and there to found an empire on that very spot. He named it 'Malacca' after the tree where he had just taken shelter at, the Malacca tree (Malay: Pokok Melaka). #lightandcolours#colours_up#closeupshots#closeupshot#mousedeers#colourplay#creativeideas#creativedesigns#colourdesign#colourit_up#colourcrush#colourful_shots#colourtones#coloursofmalaysia#malaccaheritage#malaysiatrulyasia#malaccacity#malaccaheritagecity#melakabandarayasejarah#UNESCOworldheritagesite#huaweip20pro#huaweileica#huaweiphotography#p20#huaweiphotos#huaweishots#huawei_pic#huaweiphoto#capturedonhuawei#p20pro
The large silk-cotton trees and the smaller strangler figs that have grown intertwined among the ruins of Ta Prohm provide a special mystique to its unique character. The Ta Prohm Temple was used as a site in the filming of Tomb Raider.
#Jetavanaramaya#Stupa or Jetavanarama Dagoba is the 3rd largest monument of the ancient world, 3rd only to the 2 Pyramids!
Built in the 3rd century BCE, by King Mahasena, it is located in the Ancient city of #Anuradhapura and is one of the largest brick made structure in the world, comprising of approximately 9 crore bricks! Anuradhapura also stood as the capital of Sri Lanka for the longest time. It is also 1 of the 6 #unescoworldheritage sites of Sri Lanka
Place: Jetavanaramaya Dagoba, Anuradhapura, #SriLanka
Time period: 3rd century, BCE
Built by: King Mahasena
Religion associated: #Buddhism#BawArchaeology
Ta Prohm, a Bayon style temple and monastery of Angkor from the late 12th to 13th centuries near Siam Reap. A silk-cotton tree has grown intertwined among the ruins.
I did not bring a laptop on this trip and fully expected to return home before making any posts. I shoot only in raw, but discovered that I could convert select raw images in camera to jpeg and send these to my phone via WiFi. As such I will be able to make limited posts that I have not had the chance to edit further in Photoshop as we travel. I look forward to seeing these on a larger screen when we return.
Yes ,you get to visit various historical sites,e.g The general Fajuyi memorial site and park a man who was not tribalistic ,had the chance to leave but decided to die beside his Igbo, commander in chief ,General Ironsi, The ikogosi warm and cold spring ,a mystical stream which hot and cold water come out from the same source, site and building of the first western university in Nigeria ,now ( Ekiti state uni) etc
It’s our job to visit new restaurants like @koffmannwhitesbath in @abbeyhotelbath so that when you ask us for a recommendation we can say without doubt that the French onion soup is fantastic. #WeknowBath We’ve some mid week rates that are highly competitive for Dec & Jan which like this soup won’t last long....call us direct on 01225 430366. #bathboutiquestays#visitbath
The Sagrada Família, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Construction started in 1882. When Gaudí took over the project in 1883, he didn’t plan for the building to be finished in his lifetime - it is now anticipated to be completed in 2026. The exterior was breathtaking in its own right - when I turned the corner of the street, the structure loomed on the horizon like a Disney castle (a pious version). The design of the interior was incredible - a complexity of architectural talent that used nature as its inspiration, with details to enhance and optimize the natural light streaming in, and structurally designed to carry out the acoustics from a mid-level nave that is able to accommodate a thousand choirers. #Barcelona#BCN#catalunya#Spain#Gaudi#SagradaFamilia#UNESCOworldheritagesite#solotravels