Photo Story on Russel Market

The story of my close to a weird obsession with Russel Market. Read the complete blog on Russel Market here.

Russell Market, is one of Bangalore’s oldest markets and also the most comprehensive place to shop for everything fresh — vegetables, meat, flowers and fruit. It was started by the British in the early 1900s as the central grocery spot and hasn’t lost its color one bit, since then.
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Pinch me moments in Goa through my 18-140mm

It has been over two years but the land of the Hippies, Goa still strikes a chord with me. That’s a big deal for an ardent mountain lover like me. Sometimes I even feel I am being disloyal to them :”D. Goa took me by awe with its hinterlands and the characteristic Portugal charm which is still unaltered. Although the mainstream beaches aren’t what I would be very keen on revisiting but the few chance discoveries which have managed to capture though my lenses are what always thrive on my travel plans. Long weekend? Goa it is !!!!

Needless to say, its the kind of place that keeps you longing for more. This blog is a few pictures that still give me an instant surge of adrenaline (the wanderlust kind).

Why don’t you take a look for yourself 🙂

Tell me what enticed you the most about Goa!

Tipu Sultans Summer Palace: Abode of Happiness and Envy of Heaven

Harking back to the 1700 A.D stands in the heart of the city Bangalore, The Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan. Withstanding the wrath of time this bitsy palace of the king which he used to hold his affairs of state, enthralls you with its aesthetical architecture.

With an utterly humble built up (mostly of wood, mortar, stone and plaster) this palace appears to be a huge pavilion. However on the inside, its a complete two-storied building with an ample ventilation from all the sides. A fan of arches and Indo-Islamic architecture I instantly fell for the high rising pillars and the wooden deck. On the central base is an enclosed area which is now a museum that preserves the paintings of the palace and gives a few insights into Sultans life.

It is not hard to imagine the palace back when it was freshly built in the 1790s when the intricately crafted motifs were untouched and charmed the palace walls with their vibrancy.
But 200 years down the lane from then, you have really got to have an eye for details to be able to find them and-and be astounded that they are everywhere.

With only a meager amount of Rs. 15 and no extra charges for photos, it makes a perfect spot for a pre-wedding/portfolio shoot or an insta-meet . The worn down rustic look is a huge attraction for a photographer of an offbeat taste. Make sure you pick  a weekday to avoid fellow visitors in your frame. Same goes for the ones looking a spot for a pre wedding shoot in Bangalore.