Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

Somewhere around the world at exactly the same time there is a different season. I grew up with only two – the wet and dry seasons; going to places and experiencing all four – winter, spring, summer and fall – is delightful.

 

All different, all fun, all wonderful, all make the world a special place… just like the seasons of our life, whatever we go through makes it more exciting.

 

autumn in Istanbul

autumn in Istanbul

 

Maple leaves litter the grounds of Topkapi palace in Istanbul… two days later the trees were almost bare.  I can still feel the cool Autumn breeze in my memory, my first encounter with Fall.

 

SPRING.ITALY

Spring time blooms in Italy

 

Red poppies!!! In the train crossing cities in Italy one beautiful Spring morning.  The carpet of red and green is just awesome.

 

SPRING.LOURDES,FRANCE

snow capped mountains

 

Literally the changing of season, goodbye winter ; hello spring in Lourdes, France.

 

SUMMER.DUBAI

everyday Summer – Dubai

 

Everyday the sun says Hi! in Dubai.  This is what I see every morning outside my window. 🙂

 

Winter Snow - Beijing

Winter Snow – Beijing

 

Ahhhh, winter! I wished to see snow, thank God it happened on our 3rd day in Beijing.  This is a river at Yiheyuan – a summer palace in China.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

There is no doubt that for ages, men have been fascinated with any thing BIG.  Men created big things that have stood the test of time.  But what’s bigger is the determination, courage and imagination of the men who made it all happen.

the Great Wall of China

 

the Burj Khalifa, Dubai UAE

 

the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul Turkey

 

the Eiffel Tower, Paris France

 

the Zigurat, Atlantis the Palm Dubai UAE

 

 

 

 

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is one of the most famous structures around the world.

GREAT WALL OF CHINA

The Great Wall of China is one of the most visited sites in Beijing.  The Wall is 6,400 kilometers long, 25 feet tall and around 15 to 30 feet wide.

 

Great Wall of China

 

Great Wall of China

 

The Great Wall is in Beijing, north of China.  TRIVIA: The wall is built with twigs, stones, earth and other materials.  Ming of China brought as many workers  which included soldiers, peasants and even criminals. as he wanted to finish the wall quickly and with little cost.  It is said that the Wall is even visible from outer space.

The Great Wall of China