Ornate

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Posted for Weekly Photo Challenge.

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Art on the Street

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Wall Art

Improving the aesthetics of the Mall Road in Shimla (India), is this wall art. It attracts the attention of the passers by, hundreds of which are tourists in this popular North Indian hill station.

The road is flanked by a swank row of shops on the other side. Art like this, at intervals on this road entices the eye away from the restaurants and the showrooms.

Reward

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Taking my daughter to the dentist on a cold, rainy winter morning, I considered the chore a reality of life. Till we reached The Mall Road, pivot of the local population’s life and the most visited place by the tourists in the hill station of Shimla (summer capital of British India and now capital of Himachal Pradesh in India).

I was struck by the rarity of having very few people about and was able to capture the bare tree on the Ridge, right next to the famous Christ Church (not in the frame) and the State Library (to the right).

My Reward for being up and about early!

Rule of Thirds

Rather than this being a wonderful photo post in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge on the WordPress, it is a rumination on how we take the things we love for granted. I tried to click a great picture with the subject off center and a beautiful bokeh but I failed miserably. Instead I clicked… Continue reading Rule of Thirds