Qatab Minar – Stairway to Heaven

 

Stairway to heaven

 

378 huge steps…

Qutab Minar
Qutab Minar

 Qutb or sometimes written Qutab Minar

Qutab Minar is among the tallest and famous towers in the world. The minaret is 234 feet high/ 75,2 meter and the highest individual tower in the world, made in red sandstone. Tapering 2,75 – 14,32 meter in diameter! This Qutab Minar and its monuments are on UNESCO’s World heritage list.  The minar was completed in 1200 A.D and since then the tall structure has been there upright and very beautiful, keeping an eye over Delhi just like a guardian.

 

 When I visited the minar it was great many school classes with children there to look at this amazing monument. It was a treat to watch all of them in their school uniforms, they all looked very neat and tidy and above all very happy. The minar is very sincerely looked after by the authorities much like the same as other historic monuments in India. I was amazed by how well kept it was. 

 Qutab Minar is a great masterpiece of  Mughal Indo- Islamic architecture. It has a number of floors or storeys, which has beautiful carvings like the one on the tomb of Iltutmish. There are inscriptions all round the tower and these inscriptions reveal that Iltutmish finished the tower.

 Moving upstairs inside the minar will give you a wonderful experience and counting the stairs is always a fun… for visitors, I don’t know about that. It has 378 exhausting steps, which takes huge amount of energy to reach at the top of  this minar but the top of the Qutab minar gives an insight to Delhi because one get to see a bird’s eye view of this great city of India. The minar did obtain some damages because of earthquakes on more than a couple of occasions but was reinstated and renovated.

  The leaning  tower of  Delhi…no but the minar is not that upright as it used to be because of wears and tears over the past numerous years it has been there. Closely looking at the minaret it gives you an idea that it is a bit tilted towards one side.

 The Monochrome Weekly, with our host Aileni

 

TYRA…no I didn’t climb the stairs

 

 Read more about the amazing New Delhi.

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Reading aloud

In the evenings on board the boat reading aloud is truely a time of real enjoyment .

Reading aloud

Reading aloud

Monochrome Monday

 

Have a great week/TYRA

 

 

Navigare Necesse Est

Selfportrait

Navigare necesse est

Navigare necesse est

 

This was the last sailing weekend for this season and the sailing was wicked with gale force wind!

 

Have a great week/ Tyra

 

Monochrome Monday

 

 

Positive Captures in a Negative Form

 

 

Ha… this was fun; I’ve been playing around with some black and white pictures from Tyra’s Garden, giving them a total make-over. Pushing a few buttons really changes the images completely. Positive captures in a negative form.

 

Gergera Tyra's Garden
Gergera Tyra’s Garden
Sweet pea, Tyra's Garden

Sweet pea, Tyra's Garden

Rosa, Tyra's Garden

Rosa, Tyra's Garden

Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis

Vit Dahlia i min Potager, Tyra's Trädgård

Vit Dahlia i min Potager, Tyra's Trädgård

 

MONOCHROME WEEKLY

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEK MY FRIENDS!

TYRA

The old beacon at Ängskär

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The old Beacon at Klubben, Ängskär

The old Beacon at Klubben, Ängskär

The old Beacon at Klubben, Ängskär

The old Beacon at Klubben, Ängskär

This is the old beacon out at ‘Klubben’, Ängskär. I don’t know if it is correct to call it a beacon even if it hasn’t got light, it is a navigation mark from the past.
Have a great week my monochrome friends!

TYRA

 
 

Blackberry Monday – Rubus L.

 

Blackberry Monday – Monochrome weekly

It is not about BlackBerry the smartphone device, this is about September harvest – Now it is time to harvest the lovely Blackberries and this year they are wonderful, so big and juicy. I’m going to make a Blackberry pie – I think…
Blackberry Pie Baked in the Best Flaky Pie Crust sound just great.

Bramble - Rubus L.

Bramble - Rubus L.

Rubus L.
Rubus L.
 
Wikipedia says this about the Blackberries:
 

The blackberry is an edible berry in the Rubus genus and the Rosaceae family. The fruit are botanically termed an aggregate fruit and they are produced on plants that typically have biennial canes and perennial roots. Blackberries and raspberries are also called caneberries or brambles. It is a widespread and well known group of several hundred species, many of which are closely related apomictic microspecies native throughout the temperate Northern hemisphere and South America. Wikipedia   

 

Björnbär (Rubus subg. Rubus) är ett samlingsnamn på flera arter inom familjen Rosaceae, släktet Rubus. Den vanligaste är sötbjörnbär (Rubus plicatus). Björnbärskomplexet består ett stort antal arter, underarter och former, som hör till de mest svårskilda i vår flora. Odlade sorter är dessutom ofta hybrider av olika arter. De kallas ibland även “svarthallon” och “björnhallon” (se även blåhallon). Tidigare betraktade man björnbär som en enda art, vilken då kallades Rubus fruticosus.

 

Have a great week my friend! And hey don’t be a stranger communicate do write something.

 

TYRA

 

 

Hair wash

 

Monochrome Monday

 
Hair wash

Hair wash

 

Just a shot from this August, Nica on deck washing her hair. It has 15,2 C in the water so it was quick in and out of the water. 

It is still summertime and the livin’ is easy…a few more weeks.

Have a great week my friend/ TYRA