I took this photo during our last year’s trip to India. Before heading south to Goa, we stayed for a couple of days in Delhi, in Amarya Haveli, a quiet, little guesthouse, very near the trendy Hauz Khas Village, one of the areas of the Indian capital, I particularly like. Hauz Khas means “Ancient Water Tank” in Urdu, and it is a peaceful oasis of quirky shops, restaurants, and cafés. I highly recommend it, especially if you visit Delhi with small kids, like we did. Old Delhi can be an intimidating place for the family’s youngsters, but in Hauz Khas Village, a parent can be relatively at ease.
Finnish countryside never ceases to amaze me, when it comes to the plethora, variety and originality of the events going on during summer. Last weekend, we visited my mother-in-law’s cottage, located near the peaceful town of Mäntyharju, approximately 2,5 hours drive from Helsinki, towards northeast. After 45 minutes of civilized socialising-the maximum amount of time I can spend with my in-laws, without ending up calling my therapist for an emergency meeting-we decided to do some exploration of the surrounding area.
This week’s Ailsa’s challenge reminded me of one of my favorite sculptors, Jean Tinguely. The photos I am posting were taken at Museum Tinguely, located in Basel, Switzerland. Tinguely’s multicolored sculptures resemble huge machines. When in motion, the noise they make is almost deafening.