As Tulips are almost gone here, its Crab apples started blossoming here in Minnesota. It so beautiful to see green grass all around and flowers on trees. Here are few pictures to share…
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When spring is about to come, the first flower we think about is Tulip. In every spring I wish to go to see a Tulip Festival but still haven’t got chance to see one. I know there are some famous tulip festivals like Seattle Tulip Festival or Holland Michigan Tulip Festival in US. This spring I did not got chance to see the Tulip Festival but luckily got chance to see variety of tulips in Minnesota Arboretum. Each tulip is so beautiful and so unique, I might have taken 100s of photos but here are few I would love to share with you.
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A week back we just went around at Calhoun Lake to spend sometime outdoor on a sunny day after a long winter here in Minnesota. Calhoun offers many playgrounds, beaches, bike and walking paths, boating opportunities, and much more! Though we did not do much of activities but spend sometime by walking around the lake and then say an antic trolley coming near the lake. Initially we thought this is some kind of public transport and might be going to City. But later I saw they trolley track was finishing near the lake only. When next trolley come I inquired about it and came to know its a fun ride between Calhoun Lake and Harriet Lake. These trolleys are streetcars which were used to run as public transport back in 1940s or so. We took this trolley ride between Calhoun Lake and Harriet Lake, it was a great fun. after spending sometime at Harriet Lake we took the Trolley ride back to Calhoun Lake. It was a great day outing. Here are some pictures to share with you.
In the Summer of 2005, I visited London for a two week trip. I stayed at a hotel in central London and very near to the Tower bridge. The first thing which I experienced here was that daylight ended at around 10:00 PM. So on a Friday evening I thought of going for a walk after coming back from the office. Taking a map with me I walked towards the Tower Bridge. It was almost 9:30 pm but the sun was still up in the sky. But as I reached the Tower Bridge it was almost dark. Suddenly all traffic was stopped going through the Tower bridge and even padestrains . For one moment I didn’t know what was going on but soon noticed that the Tower Bridge was opening and the road was lifted up as a Big Ship passes under the Bridge. This was the first time that I saw a Bridge opening up. I clicked some photos as I walked through the bridge and spent sometime there. I returned to the hotel at about 11:30 PM. I decided to come back the next morning and walk along the Thames River and experience the London City.
Next morning I took the Bus to the Tower of London and started my walk from there. It was a pleasant sunny day. After taking some photos of the Tower of London again I came to the Tower Bridge, clicked some photos and crossed the Bridge. There was the City Hall building on the other side of the Bridge. I spent some time there and clicked some photos of some beautiful paintings.
From the London City Hall, I walked along the river and reached London Dungeon. This area was like a ghost town with all the old buildings and lots of scary pictures around.
After that I walked on the London Bridge and went to see “The Monument” . The Monument was on the other side of the river. There was an option to climb The Monument but as I wanted to cover as much as possible I decided not to waste time doing so and headed further.
From there I crossed the river again and came to see the Winchester Palace.
From there I walked along the river and on the way I saw there was some Turkey celebration going on in a park near OXO Tower. I spent some time there enjoying the music and dance and had some food.
After taking some rest I continued my walk towards the London Eye. London Eye, Big Ben areas was the most crowded as this is place where most tourists comes. I spent the rest of my time that day around the London Eye, Big Ben. After walking for almost the whole day I took the bus and returned to the hotel.
In this post all the photos are taken from My Nokia 6600 VGA Camera. I wish i could have better camera that time.
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Finally this week end there was some warm weather here in Minnesota. As there is not much greenery and no spring flowers, we went to Como Zoo to spend sometime outside. It was pretty nice weather(in upper 70s) after such a long winter. Here are some quick pictures which I clicked.
This week end finally there was some sun and temperature in lower 40s. So we went to see Arboretum if there is any spring flowers popping up. Visiting arboretum is always a nice experience. Still there was no flower or tulips but we got chance to see how Maple Syrup is collected from Maple trees, each maple tree was tapped and a bucket was hanging to trunk of the maple trees. Here are some pictures in mean time springs comes.
Its mid April here in Minnesota but a foot a snow on the ground a trees are fully covered of snow. Last year this time cherries were at peak of blossom but this time cherry trees are covered with snow. Here are few picture of yesterday snow. Still hoping to see spring soon…
Last week end I went for Ski At Buck Hill, Minnesota. This was my 4th time i went for Ski and this time I did it without falling a single time. Skiing is a great fun in winter. When I did it first time around 2 years back, it was like I will be never be able to do it but now I feel like its a great fun. Here are few pictures to share.