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Big Sur - Hiking Andrew Molera State Park

One of the great delights of living in the Bay Area is the proximity to the natural beauty of California and it's hard to beat the stunning drive down Highway One to Big Sur. This is certainly one of the iconic American road trips, but for me the joy of being in the area is getting out of your car and hitting a trail, so you can be "in" the landscape rather than just looking at it from the asphalt. 

Modes of Transport - India Part Two

After the post on transport in India I couldn't resist sharing the  photos below. They were all taken at  this  beautifully decorated tomb outside of Jaisalmer, which we visited a few years ago.
Cenotaph outside Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
The light was beautiful during our visit and  I was so taken by the naturalistic feel of the designs. Though at the time I did wonder why I felt so compelled to take the photos. In the first one I love the fact that the couple in the sedan chair are so small, perhaps they're being carried by giants? The second also has the lover's motif, but I particularly like the horses pulling the carriage. To me all three of them convey a sense of movement, as if the figure could walk or drive right through the boundaries that confine them, aren't they wonderful?


Belletje said…
wow that is amazing. What month did you visit? Was it hot?
Glad you liked them!
It was in October or November which is a great time to visit Rajasthan, after the rains but not too hot.