Thursday, 30 April 2015

throwback thursday - TBT #8

april 30th, 1945. hitler committed suicide inside his war bunker with eva braun (who was 23 years younger than him, and whom he had married two days before, after their relationship of many years).

the newspaper is dated 2nd may, as his death was announced to the public only on 1st may.

Monday, 27 April 2015

mundane monday - #51

i was going to leave the post pretty much wordless this week... but i thought i'd leave it with this quote instead. 

"the shoe that fits one person pinches another ; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases" 
-  Carl Jung

and i added the quote to the image later - 

the shoe that fits one person pinches another ; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases  -  Carl Jung

Thursday, 23 April 2015

throwback thursday - TBT #7

today is world book day. april 23rd was chosen as the date since it is the death anniversary of Miguel Cervantes (author of Don Quixote) and Shakespeare.

i wonder what sort of a world it would be in the absence of books and libraries. the silence of a library is somehow one of the most soothing atmospheres to be in - a sort of surreal feeling knowing that you can choose to be in the company of the greatest minds of the world.

the image below is that of the Gutenberg's Bible, from the collection of the american Library of Congress in washington, d.c.

the library of congress is the largest in the world, and second largest by number of items in its collection. it is one place i want to visit just to see its breathtaking Great Hall.
Gutenberg's Bible, Library of Congress.

Monday, 20 April 2015

mundane monday - #50

im one of those people who love rain. there is something about it that lifts my spirits, makes me instantly cheerful.

so today was one of those days where i had the joy of seeing raindrops splash down on the windows, making the whole world outside look fresh and all washed :)

the past few days have been really good weather-wise, with trees that were just all twigs suddenly bursting into bloom, and the grassy patches getting greener by the day. magnolias and daffodils are beginning to show their heads, and it cheers me up so much every time i see them...

nature is so wonderful, it changes your mood like nothing else can. (well at least it does for me :) )

i also realised when starting this post that this is the 50th mundane monday post ! i started the mundane monday project on the blog towards the end of 2012, and counting how many mondays are actually there over a period of almost two and a half years should give an idea of how 'regular' the posts have been ;)  well at least i'm happy that i'm still sticking to it and making my best efforts despite my limitations.

yeah, i know i probably sound like giving myself a 'star' on my homework, but hey, what is there to life if not for these little indulgences :)

also, im super happy that the 50th post happened to be about rain, which is one of my most favourite things. rainy days just make your everyday cup of ginger-chai all the more special, dont they ?

rainy on the window

Thursday, 16 April 2015

throwback thursday - TBT #6

I'm a big fan of trains, and i think train journeys have an element of romance around them. i've always loved gazing dreamily at the world passing by outside a train window and imagining the lives of people in those far-off, unfamiliar places.

if you grew up in india, trains were a big part of your life since they are the backbone of the indian public transport network. the indian railways, owned by the government, is one of the largest in the world.

this day, april 16th, in the year 1853 saw the first passenger train introduced between bombay (mumbai) and neighbouring thane. 

below are some pics i found on the internet. 

the bombay-thane train chugging on its way.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

throwback thursday - TBT #5

a couple of days back this week was william wordsworth's birthday. (april 7th to be precise.) maybe the man should have been called wordsmith. i still remember the 'solitary reaper' from when i was in school.

below is a page with wordsworth's handwriting, containing what is probably his most famous work, 'daffodils'.

Monday, 6 April 2015

mundane monday - #49

found this little tag at the bottom of a new t-shirt that i got. 

one of those things that seem more easier said than done. especially the first part. you cant always do all that you like, can you ? there are always so many factors that restrict what you can do, regardless of what you like.
being able to do what (or whatever) you like feels like such a utopian dream. 

right now, however, i guess i like taking tacky pictures of my clothes hung near windows and putting random filters on them, so i'll leave it at that.
at least i like the little things i do. they matter, too. 

Thursday, 2 April 2015

throwback thursday - TBT #4

since this week saw the date (31st march) of the inauguration of the eiffel tower, there is no getting past this week without posting a vintage picture from the opening day. the year was 1889.

see these beautiful images from the google cultural institute.

found the pics below thanks to the nbc news site. i did not know that they had originally meant to take down the eiffel tower after 20 years !

gustave eiffel standing in the first floor of the eiffel tower during its construction.


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