ST. THOMAS CATHEDRAL: 300 YEARS OF CHRISTMAS

ST. THOMAS CATHEDRAL: 300 YEARS OF CHRISTMAS

The island city of Mumbai (previously called as Bombay) has over hundred churches safeguarding the strong religious culture and history of our society. Some churches were raised during the Portuguese era between sixteenth and seventeenth century. And when the Britishers took over from the Portuguese in the later half of seventeenth century, a number of churches were commissioned during their rule. With an increasing english speaking population in the city, the need to have a place of worship was felt by the rulers. This lead to the commissioning of Saint Thomas Cathedral at Fort, Mumbai.  Continue reading “ST. THOMAS CATHEDRAL: 300 YEARS OF CHRISTMAS”

CAMP NOU TOUR, BARCELONA

CAMP NOU TOUR, BARCELONA

Camp Nou is the largest football stadium in Europe with a seating of 99,354. ‘Camp Nou’ used by the Catalan people means ‘New Field’ in English. The home stadium of FC Barcelona club was inaugurated in 1957. Originally the stadium was named ‘Estadi del FC Barcelona’ but later changed to ‘Camp Nou’ through a fan poll. Unlike other stadiums, the Camp Nou is owned by a group of individuals who are responsible for the stadiums affair. Continue reading “CAMP NOU TOUR, BARCELONA”

GARDENS OF VERSAILLES, PARIS

GARDENS OF VERSAILLES, PARIS

The Palace of Versailles in Paris is a symbol of beauty, elegance and luxury. Situated to the west of the Palace are the Gardens of Versailles (Chateau De Versailles in french).

The Versailles garden spreads over eight hundred hectares of land. Immaculately designed, the garden encloses incredible sites that add to the splendour of Versailles. These include, the Orangery, the Grand Canal, the Fountains and Estate of Trianon. Continue reading “GARDENS OF VERSAILLES, PARIS”

SELFIE WITH MONA LISA AT LOUVRE MUSEUM, PARIS

SELFIE WITH MONA LISA AT LOUVRE MUSEUM, PARIS

During our visit to Paris in 2017, we went to the Louvre Museum to take a selfie with Mona Lisa!

On an official trip to Paris, a group of seven of us sat together during morning breakfast and planned an itinerary on how we should spend our free day.  It was a three day trip and we had limited time at our disposal. ‘Louvre Museum’ was the unanimous choice and we thought of covering it by lunch. Continue reading “SELFIE WITH MONA LISA AT LOUVRE MUSEUM, PARIS”

SEINE RIVER BOAT RIDE, PARIS

SEINE RIVER BOAT RIDE, PARIS

On our official trip to Paris in may 2017, I along with a group of six other colleagues decided to take a boat ride on the seine river. This was our first visit to the Eiffel Tower or ‘Tour Eiffel’ in french. Named after Gustave Eiffel, the wrought iron lattice tower is on the Champs de Mars, Paris. Continue reading “SEINE RIVER BOAT RIDE, PARIS”