© Views That Blew My Mind On This Trip

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The evil eye tree! — at Cappadocia / Kapadokya

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Literary haven perched on the cliffs of Oia — at Atlantis Books, Oia

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The wooden railing of the stairs to enter the store had this quote painted on it… “Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.” ― Stephen Fry — at Atlantis Books, Oia

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True that! — at Atlantis Books, Oia

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Testi Kebap or Pottery Kebab — at Cappadocia / Kapadokya

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At Little Venice, Mykonos

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At Mykonos

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At Cappadocia / Kapadokya

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In Hierapolis

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Nature at its best! — at Pamukkale Travertenleri

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In Hierapolis

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At Mykonos

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In Istanbul, Turkey

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At Taksim

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At Taksim

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At Fira Square,Santorini

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At Taksim

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At Fira Square,Santorini

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At Fira Square,Santorini

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They say that no two sunsets are ever the same. I believe that now! — in Oía, Kikladhes, Greece

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In Istanbul, Turkey

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At Pamukkale Travertenleri

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This definitely was one of the highlights of my trip… The early-morning hot air balloon ride over the landscape of Cappadocia! In one word – breathtaking! — at Cappadocia / Kapadokya

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At Cappadocia / Kapadokya

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At Cappadocia / Kapadokya

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At Cappadocia / Kapadokya

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At Blue Mosque Istanbul

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At Chora Museum (Kariye Müzesi)

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In Istanbul, Turkey

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In Istanbul, Turkey

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Perissa (Black Sand Beach), Santorini.

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Save the Sparrow

DSC_0048-2Today, March 20, is celebrated as World Sparrow Day. The day aims at raising awareness about the birds that were in abundance till a few years ago, but whose numbers have fallen drastically in recent times.

© House Sparrow
Camera: Nikon D5200 | Lens Used: 55-300mm
Exif: ISO 100 | 1/640 sec | F/5.6 at 300 mm
Exposure Bias: +0.3
Taken at Kandla, India

Some more flowers…

Taken at Manali in Himachal Pradesh, India
Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

Manali at an altitude of 2,050 m (6,726 ft) in the Beas River Valley is a beautiful hill station nestled in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley. It is located about 270 km (168 mi) north of the state capital, Shimla.

Gurgling river Beas

Taken at Manali in Himachal Pradesh, India
Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55
**My camera could not get any closer…

The Beas River is a river in the northern part of India. The river rises in the Himalayas in central Himachal Pradesh, India, and flows for some 470 km (290 miles) to the Sutlej River in the Indian state of Punjab. Its total length is 470 km (290 miles), and its drainage basin is 20,303 square kilometres (7,839 sq.mi) large.

Visually stunning and elegant flower

Taken at Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, India 🙂
Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

The perfect red dahlia

Taken at Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, India 🙂
Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55