The Art Pavilion, Zagreb, Croatia

October 29, 2014 8 comments

The Art Pavilion

Zagreb, Croatia

See also: FAM (Familiarization) tour of Croatia

Imagine an entire building being shifted from one city to another, sounds strange! The Art Pavilion, Zagreb (Umjetnički Paviljon u Zagrebu) was once shifted from Budapest, Hungary to Zagreb, Croatia.

The Art Pavilion, King Tomislav Square, Zagreb

The Art Pavilion, King Tomislav Square, Zagreb

The Art Pavilion in Zagreb, the first custom built art pavilion in south – eastern Europe, is located on the northern end of the King Tomislav Square, the South – Eastern square of the famous Lenuci Horseshoe (Lenucijeva potkova).

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Paper Boat’s Ready to Drink Blended Tea (Tulsi and Ginger Lemon)

October 22, 2014 4 comments

A Review of Paper Boat’s Ready to Drink Blended Tea

Tulsi and Ginger Lemon

Also See: Blended Tea Recipes from Chai Country, Chochrane Place, Kurseong

The most common legend related to the discovery of tea dates back to 2737 BC in Yunnan provinence in China. It happened during the reign of the Emperor Shen Nong. The story narrates that while the emperor was drinking from a bowl, a few leaves from the nearby tea plant fell in it. He liked the resulting beverage, which lead to the world wide phenomenon of tea drinking.

Popping out of the sack. Tulsi and Ginger Lemon Tea from Paper Boat

Popping out of the sack. Tulsi and Ginger Lemon Tea from Paper Boat

Although historians doubt about the authenticity but it was this Yunnan Province that gave the world the habit of drinking tea. But for several centuries tea remained a medical beverage. It is not known when the ancient Chinese Medical beverage transformed into the most popular beverage in the world.

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Neveh Shalome Synagogue, Kolkata (Calcutta)

October 9, 2014 14 comments

Neveh Shalome Synagogue, Kolkata (Calcutta)

Rebirth of Kolkata’s (Calcuta’s) Oldest Synagogue

Also See: Kolkata (Calcutta ) Jews

“In 1806 Calcutta was at the height of its golden age. Known as the City of palaces or the St. Petersburg of the East, the British bridgehead in Bengal was unquestionably the richest, largest and most elegant colonial city in India.”

William Dalrymple, White Mughal

Navheh Shalome Synagogue, Kolkata (Calcutta)

Neveh Shalome Synagogue, Kolkata (Calcutta)

It was during these golden days of Calcutta (Kolkata) the first Jewish settlers arrived in the city. The first recorded Jewish immigrant to Kolkata was Shalon Cohen in 1798 from Aleppo in present day Syria.

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Isa Khan’s Tomb, Humayun’s Tomb Complex, Delhi

October 1, 2014 8 comments

Isa Khan’s Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb Complex, Delhi

Although located inside the Humayun’s Tomb Complex, Isa Khan’s Tomb predates the Humayun’s Tomb by almost two decades.

Panoramic view of Isa Khan’s Tomb, Humayun’s Tomb Complex, Delhi

Panoramic view of Isa Khan’s Tomb, Humayun’s Tomb Complex, Delhi

Isa Khan Naizi (1453 – 1548) was a nobleman in the courts of Sher Shah Suri and his son Islam Shah Suri. Coming from an Afghan origin, Isa Khan Niazi belonged to the same linage as the Lodhis and also served as a noble man in the courts of Ibrahim Lodhi.

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Zagreb Cathedral, Kaptol, Zagreb

September 24, 2014 Leave a comment

Zagreb Cathedral, Kaptol, Zagreb

Cathedral of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary

See also: FAM (Familiarization) tour of Croatia

Different views of Zagreb Cathedral, Kaptol, Zagreb

Different views of Zagreb Cathedral, Kaptol, Zagreb

Once the city of Zagreb consisted of a twin settlement spread across two neighboring hills. The larger western section was known as Gradec (Gornji Grad) and was mainly inhabited by farmers and merchants. The smaller eastern section was known as the Kaptol and housed the Zagreb Cathedral and was inhabited by the priests and clergy men.

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A Panoramic Tour of Kolkata (Calcutta)

September 17, 2014 12 comments

A Panoramic Tour of Kolkata (Calcutta)

Compilation of Panoramic photos from Kolkata (Calcutta)

Also see: My collection of Panorama Compilation

Panoramic photography is a technique of photography, using specialized equipment or software, that captures images with elongated fields of view. It is sometimes known as wide format photography. Panorama photos are normally shot by stitching  series of photos with sightly overlapping fields to create a panoramic image.

Salt Lake (Sec - V) Panorama with East Kolkata Wetlands, Kolkata (Calcutta)

Salt Lake (Sec – V) Panorama with East Kolkata Wetlands, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Croatian National Theatre, Marshal Tito Square, Zagreb

September 10, 2014 6 comments

Croatian National Theatre

Marshal Tito Square, Zagreb

See also: FAM (Familiarization) tour of Croatia

Croatian National Theatre (Hrvatsko Narodno Kazalište), Marshal Tito Square (Trg Maršala Tita), Zagreb

Croatian National Theatre (Hrvatsko Narodno Kazalište), Marshal Tito Square (Trg Maršala Tita), Zagreb

Croatian National Theatre (CNT) or Hrvatsko Narodno Kazalište (HNK), is located in Marshal Tito Square (Trg Maršala Tita), considered as one of the most beautiful squares of Zagreb.

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