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Ventana - An Enchanting Resort in BIg Sur

Summary: I love Ventana. I highly recommend visiting  and exploring the landscape at Lime Kiln and Andrew Molera State Park which I've blogged about here. Please note this is #notsponsored . Yes, that means we paid our own bill! Lots of details in the following review. including a Post Ranch vs Ventana comparison.  Can you tell there's something exciting beyond this beautiful gate? There's something special about Big Sur, a magic in the light, the presence of the Pacific, the cliffs, beaches, redwood forests and the murmur of the surf. It's one of my favorite places in California. I couldn't think of anywhere else I wanted to be to celebrate turning fifty, because it's a place where there's a sense of nature, space and light and a wide horizon. We've been to Big Sur many times and for a celebration there are two fantastic hotels vying for your attention. The exclusive, modern and very private, cliff top Post Ranch Inn and on the other side of the road the …

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.