This is a new challenge going the rounds. I’ve enjoyed following along with some of the stories; then!!! Shock, horror Gilly of “Lucid Gypsy” nominated me to have a go…
I have spent the weekend ruminating on various ideas and last night, in bed and unable to sleep, I suddenly had a “light bulb moment”… I would like to revisit some of the iconic places I have seen in past travels. They are tucked away in a large cupboard in the garage in photo albums. Remember them? No digital back in the 1980’s. So thank you Gilly for giving me this excuse to dust them off, scan them and relive some of my memories.
So come with me to India, 1988…
The mist, like a veil covering a beautiful woman’s face, shrouded this magnificent mausoleum. I stood in awe gazing at one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. A building that took 20 years to create and build and dedicated to the memory of Mumtaz Mahal, the woman who Shah Jahan loved so deeply and grieved for when she died giving birth to their 14th child.
I stood transfixed, the crowds swirled around me and I was oblivious to the chatter as gradually this magnificent building, a tribute to love, revealed its glory. It is overpowering in size and splendour. The crowds clustered around its base appear as ants scurrying around.
The second part of the challenge is to pass the baton on to another blogger. So today I would like to nominate (drum roll please) Desley Jane of “musing’s of a frequently flying scientist”. DJ has a fascinating job that spins her around Australia and the world and her photos are magnificent. Go across and say G’day to her and explore her world.
There’s no obligation DJ, have fun if you want to join in!
The challenge is to just “post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”.