Friday, August 22, 2008

Fun in the Philippines

How about this for a sunset sky?
I went shopping with my friends Jessy and Stephanie at Greenhills Mall
This is a Jeepney which is the popular taxi version in Manila
Ta al volcano is in the middle of this lake
Another view of Ta al

And one last beautiful cloud.....


The clouds are awesome in Manila......

Monday, July 17, 2006

More Incredible India

This is a shot looking from Taj Mahal back towards the gate. And the next few are of the Red Fort in Agra. See the Taj in the distance?

This porch is where the Peacock Throne once stood. It held the Coh i Noor diamond, now part of the Crown Jewels in Britain.

And these are from Fatehpur Sikri which is about an hour east of Agra.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

June 4 Sightseeing in and around Chennai

We went sightseeing in Chennai today. We saw Kapalesvara Temple, also called the Peacock Temple

(this one is from another temple.. see below)

and the Basilica of Saint Thomas who died in Chennai.

Then we went to the most wonderful place with three temple areas and many temples, Mahabalipurnam.

June 3 - Shopping in Chennai

We went shopping today in Chennai city center with Nagamani. We saw people selling all sorts of things, especially fruit. Can you see the size of the limes? They're huge.
We liked this handicraft store, they have beautiful things for sale there.
and watermelon!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

June 2 Jewelry and Saree Shopping

We went shopping after work on Friday night and saw all sorts of things. There were street vendors everywhere with all sorts of fabulous things like the jasmine garlands this woman was selling. Nagamani found a great necklace and then we went to Nalli's where they are famous for beautiful silk sarees.

June 1 Beautiful Place

Out Hotel is beautiful, there are beautiful blooming plants everywhere.

May 31 Colorful India!

Everything seems to be more colorful here in India, especially the way the trucks are decorated. I love it!

May 30 Bay of Bengal

The beach near our hotel has many fishermen, their boats are here when they aren't out. We understand that the palm frond structure is to shade the boats but I haven't seen any under it.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

May 29 We are here outside Chennai

This is the town we go through on the way to work

This is the road outside Xansa

These are people getting on buses to leave work

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

May 27 In Agra, India

This is a little girl we befriended in Agra at Taj Mahal,

and a camel we saw pulling this man on a cart while on our way there.

This is how mustard seed is sold, a staple in India which is used for everything from cooking to hair oil.

There are cows in the street everywhere...

5/27/06 I know it, you don't have to tell me. I am one hot chick! Or could it be the temperature? It was 45c when we visited Taj Mahal. It is more beautiful than I imagined, there are carvings all over the marble, semi precious stone inlays, as well as all the beautiful saris and the people wearing them everywhere. We were quite popular, too.... you'd have thought we were celebrities. People were curious and kept asking to take our photograph. How could we refuse? I think they were very intrigued by us and how far we'd come to visit India.