Flora on Glasgow buildings

 

In Glasgow …I see flowers …plants…anywhere…everywhere!!

 

A old building

 

A little home

 

At the subway

 

 

At the market place

A bank building

 

This is in front of our building

It may look old…but life goes on inside these buildings…they are trade mark of Glasgow…so they are maintained..regularly …

Old architecture …remains….in Glasgow

 

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Pollocks garden…Glasgow …a photo blog

 

It is full of wild flowers….yellow carpet …all over

Autumn colors…are almost there

 

A tiny bird…

 

The high land cattle

 

A magpie…

 

A robin…?!…

 

This was very curious…!!

Some more leaves…

 

Cherry blossoms…not sure though..

Last of the Scottish blue bells…

The prettiest of all the flowers….:)))

 

A lone fallen leaf….

Pollock gardens…a visual treat

 

Hague…Delft…on 4th day

 

My flowers of the day….orange poppies…the most pleasant sight of the day!

Country side drive is beautiful ….as we drove towards Hague …

Our first stop…a cheese factory…one of the best in holland…Volendam…all type of cheese…bought smoked cheese & a classic cheese spread a mix of herbs,mustard,smoked cheese…for Jhen

 

Volendam village…

 

This is a classic raw fish dish…one should try…vijay did…!

 

Our next stop…Marken…a village on the south sea store…famous for its…wooden shoes…it is a little piece of heaven…flowers every where

A man demonstrating..wooden shoes making

Then it was a place…with wind mills…lovely

 

Here we had the famous flat waffle..with caramel…

 

Time for a tiny village of Delft…famous for pottery

It is precise…exquisite…a must have..!

 

Hague…

Green…pristine…Hague

 

Last stop…Maduodaram…Netherlands in miniature version…cute!

 

As we drove back to Amsterdam …this little flower from nowhere …!that is holland in a nutshell for me…beauty everywhere !

 

On the 3rd day …Amsterdam

 

The beautiful tulips….of course the season is over..but…still quite a few around

 

Stained glass…at rijk's museum …so many of them…all perfect

 

A threatened swan…defending her nest against a dog….!….my first fav…

 

Egg dance…!! A man dancing in a brothel…around an egg…without breaking…& then covering with a wooden bowl…2 nd fav

 

Reclining Venus ….nudity doesn't look vulgar at all…!..3rd fav

Rijk's museum …has a million pieces of art…it can't be covered in a day…

A coot family…

Flowers…flowers…!!!

 

In the beer world ..!

 

Last of the daffodils

 

The pathways…the grass…all full of wild flowers …if you are a flower fanatic like me…this place is heaven!

So green…but surprisingly very few birds…urbanisation I guess…!but…this black bird is everywhere…

 

Amsterdam ….2nd day

 

Everywhere …you see…it is flowers…my flower of the day

 

At..Dam square…full of people…each doing his own…sat there for half an hour…and just watched

 

One of the rides

 

Wester werk(church)…a Protestant church..with tallest tower in Netherlands

If you want to enjoy a waffle…this is the place….!!!!while I had this vijay had his Heineken !

You can get anything with cannabis…!!..one such is this…vijay bought some cannabis candy…today he plans to smoke a cigar

Then to Rembrandt 's paintings…this is him & his wife saskia…one of the many famous ones

 

The most famous…Danae..receives the lust driven Zeus ..in prison

 

At Anne frank house…gloomy…sad…and it makes one hate hitler more…:(

As we came back home…the sadness of Ann franks story…was in my head…but…this black song bird…elevated my mood..with its beautiful song…

 

Amsterdam ….

A city …green…full of seasonal flowers …yesterday …this yellow flowers were my favourite !!

 

Well kept green spaces…

 

A city …full of cyclists …cycles…with all sort of attachments…one can imagine ..!

 

Canals ….is a way of life

 

 

A row of canal homes….they live all their life on these boat house…at the edge of the canal is their boat homes..in front they have their car (BMW ..most popular)..& cycle parked..!

Most of their time…they spend on waters..!

 

Oldest home…typical architecture…& slightly tilted…because..of continuos erosion..!now a bar..!

 

One of my fav…among Van Gogh art…harvest time…!this he did it…when the whole world said he was mad,and he too accepted he had bipolar disorder,check into hospital..and then he painted..the bestest of his paintings…van Gogh museum …makes you think..that to be mentally sick is ok…one can still be so fabulously creative..!

Amsterdam …city of canals,cycles,beer,waffles,parks …interesting ….!

 

After rains

Rains…are always wonderful…but more so…when it rains in a desert region…the entire landscape changes…there is beauty wherever one looks,flowers…trees…grass…&…of course ponds…

And…the best place to feel all that happiness…is stand in a quiet place…surrounded by mountains…just listen…listen to winds…water…or may be just shut yourself away from everything….bliss

I feel really happy…when I am near any source of water…it is nice…but at the same time…scares me sometimes…humbles me most of the times

 

With all its beauty…somehow it can't be trusted …one never knows…how deep the pond is..and how big a wave could be…

 

Just watching…a pond…a brook…few things can be learnt…like here…ripples fascinate me…at first site it all looks messed up,but see it closely,there is lot of perfection…each ripple …is almost same…life is never unruffled…there are always ripples…just hoping..the ripples would settle down at earliest is one way of getting on life..!!!

 

Watching a sunrise …near a pond…is one thing…I would say…all should do..and the yellow at the sunrise …is the best hue of yellow…even the yellow haters …would say…it is beautiful

With the rains…ponds…there are these birds of happiness ..too..enjoying till it lasts

A sand piper…how many evenings…we spent with this pretty bird…!

 

The rains…have come..and gone…while it was…just went out…got wet…touched the cool water….listened to the water…as it flowed through the pebbles…just wandering near those …little brooks…was so pleasing…

Until…it rains here in the desert…some memories..!