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Decorative Elements of the Taj

Namaste ! Islam forbids human or animal figures be used in decoration. It is their belief that God alone has the power to create life. Today, I am showing you images from the artistic decorative elements of the Taj with … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Then and Now

Today is the day many people celebrate by giving cards, flowers, candy or gifts to the ones  they love.   Have you ever wondered why? To find out, we must travel back into history  to the ancient Romans. The Romans … Continue reading

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Chitiral Festival

I love this map that so clearly shows the intermingling of the great templewhere and the streets and lives of the people.  It is difficult to see where one begins or ends as they intertwine.   Namaste!  From the first … Continue reading

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Peep at My Secret Garden

Next week, more pictures of my tiny urban shade garden! Happy Saturday!

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Eklingji or Meera Hindu Temple in Rajasthan

One of our first site visits on the north trip to Rajasthan , was to several Hindu temples.  This one called Eklingji or Meera is a complex of actually 108 individual temples. Many are only single rooms for prayer. This … Continue reading

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Honeycrisps

Most people think of New York City when New York state is mentioned. That is understandable  but Upstate, where we live, is quite different. There are still  many family farms where families live for generations raising cattle, crops, and gardens … Continue reading

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Saturday Market in Troy, New York

Pictures of a Farmers Market are rather redundant as flower and vegetable markets are universal.  I have shared lovely ones from India, but this is what I did this morning. I wasn’t  shopping so much as catching up with a dear … Continue reading

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