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Forts With History in India – A Photo Essay

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Bekal Beach; Kerala; India; beach; sea; sand; sky; uasatish; forts with history;
Beach Below Bekal Fort

Forts with history have been around for hundreds of years. They help in protecting an area or kingdom from enemy attacks. The strong fort walls of masonry and stone shielded the garrison from bombardment. Arthashastra, the ancient Indian thesis on military strategy, economics and statecraft, mentions six different types of forts. …

Rivers – A Photo Essay

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Rivers flow close to many towns and cities. Cities near rivers and seas have two big advantages: commerce and sustainability. For example, Kochi, Kolkata and Mangalore have big ports and are also major fishing centres.

It was inevitable that I came across rivers, big and small, in my travels within and outside India.

1. Amstel River

 

Amstel River; Amsterdam; Netherlands; rivers; uasatish;

Amsterdam is one of the towns that sprung around …

Eleven Street Photos from Around the World

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I have shown here a selection of eleven street photos from India and outside. These are candid images. None of them is posed or manipulated. The cameras that I used include SLR, mobile  phone and point & shoot. The locations cover city areas, crowded street, mountain road, bamboo forest and a medieval town.

1. Street Photo of Rome
Rome; street; architecture; Italy; cobbled street; uasatish; buildings;
Cobblestone Street

This street is somewhere in the city centre of Rome. It is a narrow cobblestone street and lined with …

Eleven Churches that I Came Across on My Travels

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Churches can be found all around the world. I have visited many of them in my travels. Some of them are historic and often filled with art treasures. Wealth of Roman Catholic Church is impossible to calculate. Churches in Europe have priceless art, land and gold. I  have here made a collection of my photos of churches, small and big.
1.St. Peter’s Basilica 
St. Peter's Basilica; Vatican; Rome; Italy; church; travel; architecture; uasatish;
St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican

St. Peter’s Basilica is the largest church in the world. It is supposedly built …