Forbidden City…chasing dreams

2020..the year that is/was .. the transformational catalyst of our lives. Shining through the continuous pandemic haze are two milestones (for me)...first the 50th National Day celebrations of Sultanate of Oman and second the 600 th year of an architectural marvel The Forbidden City in Beijing, China. Oman holds a special place in my life, … Continue reading Forbidden City…chasing dreams

Beijing- A Contrasting Bouquet of Largeness

A re-visit or virtual travel after gap of eleven years (2009) and Beijing, like rest of China, still remains an enigma. Its latest product, Covid-19 or Corona virus, lives up to the 'humongous' attitude of the country.....expandable enterprise. As we, all over the world, battle with inevitable lockdowns, a virtual visit brings back memories of … Continue reading Beijing- A Contrasting Bouquet of Largeness

THE SECRET GARDEN OF EMPEROR QIANLONG

Story Challenge: Letter “E”  Frizztext  http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/ Entrance to the MuseumE is for Emperor Qianlong*, the Qing dynasty emperor who commissioned a secret garden, the Qianlong Garden, to immerse himself in art pursuits post his 60 years of rule. Emperor Qianlong was the sixth emperor (1711 – 1799) of the Manchu led Qing Dynasty and the fourth Qing emperor to … Continue reading THE SECRET GARDEN OF EMPEROR QIANLONG