Monthly Archives: October 2011

Shimla: 7 hills and other wonders

When India was ruled by the British, the government used to move to Shimla for the hot season to enjoy fresh air up on the seven hills. Some great buildings remind from this past.

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Chandigarh: Le Corbusier City

In the capital of both states of Punjab and Haryana, buildings and roads are as important as trees.

Chandigarh is a very well organised city designed by the Swiss architect Le Corbusier. Divided up into different sectors, one of them being for pedestrian only Chandigarh is one of the best planned city in India. And in sector 22, look for one of the best sweets shop and restaurant called Sai Sweet!

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Nek Chand’s Rock Garden

Chandigarh is one of the best planned city in India.

In such a well organised and symmetrical city it is quite a wonder to discover a junk garden! When Chandigarh has been designed a lot of villages in the surroundings havec been demolished. An Indian, Nek Chand, felt concerned about the consequences. He started collecting the materials from these villages and building a garden with them: ceramics, bangels, poettery… Though illegal, his work reminded a secret for almost 20 years and grew up to 12 acres of statues, paths, waterfalls, gorges, buildings…

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Random streets around Delhi

New Delhi, India

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Lotus Temple

Also known as the Bahai house of worship. So many people shouting outside become so quiet as soon as they enter the Lotus temple. It is a place where people from all religions are welcome.

 

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Around India Gate

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The perfect time of the day with a lovely sunset and an Old Ambassador parked under a floor lamp!

Delhi Haat

In the centre of Delhi, goods from all the different parts of India are available!

 

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Humayun’s tomb

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Bangla Sahib Gurdwara

 

a Sikh temple in Delhi

 

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Welcome to India!

Welcoming hands at Indira Gandhi International Airport

 

Pulau Perhentian Kecil

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Last days in Malaysia…

… Tonnerre de Malaisie!

the traditional city of Kota Bharu

Walking down the streets in Kota Bharu the royal city of Kelantan and discovering the art of Batik painting, the shadow-puppets, the traditional drums and martial arts.

 

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Butterfly Parc on Penang Island

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Georgetown, a historical and cultural delight

 

Walking down the colorful streets,  Enjoying the Art Galleries and cafes, Playing Congkak in Penang museum, Tasting Indian food late in the afternoon in Little India, Walking through the early fresh market… go there and find your path through Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage City!

 

 

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It might be the post with the most photographs in it, please take time to enjoy them all!

Off the tourist routes

Taiping, Malaysia

It is completely out of the tourist routes but Taiping has a lot of history in its buildings. It used to be one of the most important English settlement with the first asian zoo, the first golf course and some of the eldest churches of Malaysia!

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Along the river Sungai Melaka

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Tasty food in Melaka

Melaka is a historical city South from Kuala Lumpur. People from different nationalities settled there. As a result Melaka is today a true melting pot of people and a place with a huge choice of different kind of food: pineapple tarts, Chicken Rice, Fried Oyster, Cendol…

 

Yummy!

 

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