Dreams Hope Destiny


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A Time for Sharing, A Time for Believing

The season of cakes,chocolates,wine,decorations and celebrations is already here.  Kalkals, dodol, bebincas are out of the oven in many of the Goan houses. Now that we have Facebook and people share every single tiny bit of their preparation right from the coconut and jaggery mixing together, I can’t wait until I get home.

For me, Christmas started a month back.  This time, the first Christmas tree that brightened my eyes and filled my heart was this:

First Christmas tree of the year.

First Christmas tree of the year.

Welcome, My Child

Welcome, My Child

The Red Decor

The Red Decor

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Or Do you like the Blue?

Don’t you dare tell me you reuse all the decorations from the previous years. Don’t you dare tell me the allure of fascinating decor pieces from the shop don’t pull you closer. Yea?

I know you will come and pick the pretty ones yourself.

I know you will come and pick the pretty ones yourself.

Honey, Sweeteners, for the season.

Honey, Sweeteners, for the season.

She sets up the Vine. Look at the photo on the front door. Does she dedicate her service to her grandmother?

She sets up the Vine. Look at the photo in the front. Does she dedicate her service to her grandmother?

Makes you want one of these two?

Makes you want one of these two?

Market place. Not sure about the people, but the Sun is rejoicing for sure!

Market place. Not sure about the people, but the Sun is rejoicing for sure!

Pretty ones, all to add to my collection.

Pretty ones, all to add to my collection.

While the parents shop, and here I thought I was the only fan of these maple leaves.

While the parents shop, and here I thought I was the only fan of these maple leaves.

All so Chrismassy

All so Chrismassy

The Musician who entertained all throughout.

The Musician who entertained all throughout.

Is'nt it a fair set up, walk around with a cup of hot wine.

isn’t it a fair set up, walk around with a cup of hot wine.

There is one lady, I will remember forever. A lady I met in the train on my way to Wien, a Doctor by profession. A Slovakian who studied medicine in Russian. Kind-Hear ted, gentle, and pretty too.

There is a box kept next to her that contains the cakes and sweets she prepared. She offered some to me, and the beautifully layered cake, I can't explain, it was the best cake I ever had in my whole life!

There is a box kept next to her that has the cakes and sweets she prepared. She offered some to me, and the beautifully layered cake, I can’t explain, it was the best cake I ever had in my whole life!

I would forever remember the conversation that I had with her, the message she conveyed to me touched my spiritual soul. If only, I could meet her again! will I, ever? Thank you, dear lady!

Here’s wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!

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A Wondrous Place – III

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The Gates would open.

Upper Belvedere

Upper Belvedere – Wien

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A Wonder Palace? Welcome to Vienna!

Whimsical?

Whimsical?

Calls for a walk, though the weather so chilled

Calls for a walk, though the weather so chilled

Breath & Gaze! How far can you see?

Breath & Gaze! How far can you see?

Many can play Hide & seek, When one is alone - "How I wish you all were here"

Many can play Hide & seek, When one is alone – “How I wish you all were here”

Do you admire the architecture?

Do you admire the architecture?

Where are we? A pathway to..?

Where are we? A pathway to..?

Looks like a Botanical garden to me, not so pretty during the winter - but lets check.

Looks like a Botanical garden to me, not so pretty during the winter – but lets check.

Joggers are here too

Joggers are here too

Multiple paths, choose carefully.

Multiple paths, choose carefully.

And for a wallpaper..

And for a wallpaper..

Come let us sit for some time, let us allow our mind to relax, dream.

Come let us sit for some time, let us allow our mind to relax, dream.

Creativity has no bounds

Creativity has no bounds

Something special

Something special

Magnificent

Magnificent

A blessed family, How sweet! I missed my family..

A blessed family, How sweet! I missed my family..

Look at them.. cute nah?

Look at them.. cute nah?

Hungry? Try a chicken steak with fries, why not?

Hungry? Try a chicken steak with fries, why not?


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A Wondrous Place – II

Good Morning ya all! All fresh for the next visit? I do hope you had a good breakfast, coz we gotta walk & walk, jump, run & climb too.

So lets begin..

The road that will take us. Show us the way.

The road that will take us. Show us the way.

Do you know what this is? Come lets check..

Do you know what this is? Come lets check..

Devin's Castle - The entrance!

Devin’s Castle – The entrance!

Magnificent yeah?

Magnificent yeah?

Climb up, No waiting.

Climb up, No waiting.

Aah! See, Aren't you delighted to walk thru' these walls?

Aah! See, Aren’t you delighted to walk thru’ these walls?

You like the view through the window, don't you?

You like the view through the window, don’t you?

This view it is.. wow!!!

And the view from the other edge… wow!!!

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This caught my eye

Can you describe the beauty?

Can you describe the beauty?

How curious a Chinese man is. A castle well that goes 55m deep down into the earth, was dug up in the 15th century.

How curious a Chinese man is. A castle well that goes 55m deep down into the earth, was dug up in the 15th century.

Boundaries. Castle compound wall.

Boundaries. Castle compound wall.

Beautiful Bratislava

Beautiful Bratislava

She waits outside.

She waits outside.

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And the calf too

Time for lunch? Lets explore some place for food too..

In the old town.

In the old town.

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This one or…?

Inviting?

Inviting?

I truly hope you enjoyed the trip to Devin. Well, our journey doesn’t end here. There’s a lot more to come. 


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A Wondrous Place – I

A new place, a new life

A new place, a new life

C’mon hurry up. Lets take a trip together to “Bratislava, Slovakia” 😀

Left Right Left and Jump

Left Right Left and Jump

Beautiful Castle - Bratislava Hrad
Beautiful Castle – Bratislava Hrad
C'mon lets walk together through the old town

C’mon lets walk together through the old town

Look who!

Look who!

Divine, up, up

Divine, up, up

Man at Work!

Man at Work!

Cool yea?

Cool yea?

Oh My Highness!

Oh My Highness!

Hmm..

Hmm..

And that's me alright?

And that’s me alright? Alone, Independent, Amidst nature..

Companions, they are.

Companions, they are.

Don't worry you are not alone in the dark. I am with you. I wil give you light ~God

Don’t worry you are not alone in the dark. I am with you. I will give you light ~God

Admire, Dream

Admire, Dream

Tired of walking? I let you take rest. But, you gotta be fresh tomorrow for I will take you to a special place. Its a surprise 🙂

Thanks for your visit ~Castle

Thanks for your visit. Good Night! ~Castle