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Monday, February 1, 2021

Vasai Fort history | Vasai fort

Safar Vasai fort.  

All about Vasai Fort.

Main entrance to the Citadel at Vasai Fort
Main entrance to the Citadel at Vasai Fort. (Source wikimedia common.org)

The narration is of Me. Sunil D'melo

 (Originally in Marathi Language but here represenrted English Translation):

    "I am sure that even the majority of Vasaikars will not know the wonderful #architecture and its history shown in this video, just watch it and share it with others. Spread over 110 acres, the #Portuguese #fort at #Vasai is one of the largest forts not only in #Maharashtra but in the whole of #India. The fort was built in 1535 and the Portuguese ruled the surrounding area for 200 years, not just for a short time. In 1739, Narveer Chimaji Appa started the Vasai campaign and suppressed these foreigners and deported them from Vasai to #Goa.


Church_Vasai_Fort (source wikimedia common.org)

    The fort has suffered a lot due to lack of proper maintenance but there is still a lot to see and inspire in the fort. Today through this video we are going to take you on a tour of Vasai fort. We hope you enjoy the trip."

 Special thanks: 

  • Monsignier Fa. 
  • Francis Correa 
  • Mr. Pascal Lopes 
  • Sir Dr. Shridatta Raut Sir


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Monday, August 12, 2019

Key Key Biscayne beach, Miami of Florida

Tourism: An interesting images of Key Biscayne beach of Florida with google street view, Lighthouse, and boys, mermaid, etc...

Thursday, July 18, 2019

38 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India and Kumbh Mela. भारतीय विश्व घरोहर!

UNESCO - The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, preserve many ancient cultural activities, natural locations, and ancient buildings as the heritage of the world. Some of that is situated in India. List of 39 World Heritage sites and about the pilgrimage of Kumbhmela is presented here in thevideo for you.

The List: 

1. Taj Mahal, Agra 
2. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh 
3. Hampi, Karnatka 
4. Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra 
5. Ellora Caves, Maharashtra 
6. Bodh Gaya, Bihar 
7. Sun Temple, Konark, Odisha 
8. Red Fort Complex, Delhi 
9. Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh 
10. Chola Temples, Tamil Nadu 
11. Kaziranga Wild Life Sanctuary, Assam 
12. Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 
13. Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal 
14. Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi 
15. Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 
16. Agra Fort, Uttar Pradesh 
17. Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh 
18. Rani Ki Vav, Patan, Gujarat 
19. Group of Monuments at Pattadakal, Karnataka 
20. Elephanta Caves, Maharashtra 
21. Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University), Bihar 
22. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus), Maharashtra 
23. Mountain Railways of India 
24. Qutub Minar and its Monuments, New Delhi 
25. Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Gujarat 
26. Great Himalayan National Park, Himachal Pradesh 
27. Hill Forts of Rajasthan 
28. Churches and Convents of Goa 
29. Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh 
30. Manas Wild Life Sanctuary, Assam 
31. Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan 
32. Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks, Uttarakhand 
33. Western Ghats 
34. Khangchendzonga National Park, Sikkim 
35. Capitol Complex, Chandigarh 
36. The Historic City of Ahmedabad 
37. The Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai 
38. The Pink City - Jaipur 
and Kumbh Mela

Monday, September 24, 2018

Tourism - Dudhsagar or Doodhsagar waterfall 'sea of milk' is located near Goa.

Dudhsagar water fall near Goa is a wonderful travel destination for tourist and family. Goa is a popular state among touristers. Near Goa there is a wonderful waterfall dudhsagar or doodhsagar fall, also nick named as 'Sea of Milk'. Here are some images in album format.
Click here to see on Google Street View. 
Click here to see other post of the blog on water Bodies.

  • Dudhsagar Falls (literally Sea of Milk ) is a four-tiered waterfall.
  • Located on the Mandovi River in the Indian state of Goa. 
  • It is 60 km from Panaji by road
  • It is located on the Madgaon-Belagavi rail route about 46 km east of Madgaon and 80 km south of Belagavi. 
  • Dudhsagar Falls is among India's tallest waterfalls with a height of 310 m (1017 feet) and an average width of 30 meters (100 feet).  
  • The falls is located in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park among the Western Ghats. 
  • The waterfall forms the border between Karnataka and Goa states. 
  • The area is surrounded by a deciduous forests with a rich biodiversity.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Morandi Bridge, Polcevera river, Liguria, A10 motorway, Genoa, Italy.


           Ponte Morandi (English: Morandi Bridge) or Polcevera viaduct was a bridge on the A10 motorway in Genoa, Italy. The bridge, one of the major links to France, crossed the river Polcevera between Sampierdarena and Cornigliano districts in Genoa. 

       The viaduct was built between 1963 and 1967, and opened on 4 September 1967; it was named after its designer, Riccardo Morandi. On 14 August 2018, the bridge partially collapsed, killing at least 39 people, with dozens missing. 


       Ponte Morandi (inglese: Ponte Morandi) o viadotto Polcevera era un ponte sull'autostrada A10 a Genova, in Italia. Il ponte, uno dei principali collegamenti con la Francia, attraversava il fiume Polcevera tra i quartieri Sampierdarena e Cornigliano a Genova. 

         Il viadotto fu costruito tra il 1963 e il 1967 e inaugurato il 4 settembre 1967; è stato chiamato in onore del suo designer, Riccardo Morandi. Il 14 agosto 2018, il ponte è parzialmente crollato, uccidendo almeno 39 persone, con decine di dispersi.

       Ponte Morandi (en français: Ponte Morandi) ou viadotto époque Polcevera un pont sull'autostrada A10 à Gênes, en Italie. Il ponte, un dei principali collegamenti con la Francia, attraversava fiume Polcevera tra i quartieri Sampierdarena e Cornigliano a Genova.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Shrine of Nostra Signora della Guardia, Ceranesi, Italy.


 The Shrine of Nostra Signora della Guardia ("Our Lady of the Watch") is a Roman Catholic place of pilgrimage located on the top of Monte Figogna (804 m above sea level) in the Municipality of Ceranesi, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the city of Genoa, in the northwest of Italy. It is the most important Marian shrine in Liguria. 

A view of Shrine from remote point.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Black Hills, Keystone, South Dakota, United States of America.


          #Mount_Rushmore_National_Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of #Mount_Rushmore, a batholith in the #Black_Hills in #Keystone, #South_Dakota, #United_States. Sculptor #Gutzon_Borglum created the sculpture's design and oversaw the project's execution from 1927 to 1941 with the help of his son, #Lincoln_Borglum. #Mount_Rushmore features 60-foot 18m)sculptures of the heads of four #United_States_presidents: #George_Washington (1732–1799), #Thomas_Jefferson (1743–1826), #Theodore_Roosevelt (1858–1919), and #Abraham_Lincoln (1809–1865). The memorial park covers 1,278.45 acres (2.00 sq mi; 5.17 km2) and is 5,725 feet (1,745 m) above sea level...[more on Wikipedia]

Friday, July 27, 2018

Favorite Waterfall, The Middle Falls of the Genesee River in the state of New York


The Middle Falls of the Genesee River was definitely our favorite of the three major waterfalls on the Genesee River in Letchworth State Park as it was easily the largest and most spectacular of them all. It could very well be our favorite waterfall in the state of New York....[more]

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Urban Light, County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, United States

Urban Light is a large-scale assemblage sculpture by Chris Burden located at the Wilshire Boulevard entrance to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The 2008 installation consists of restored street lamps from the 1920s and 1930s. Wikipedia Artist: Chris Burden Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA Hours: Open 24 hours Year: 2008

Monday, July 16, 2018

Piazza De Ferrari, Genoa, Italy.

     Genoa is the capital of the Italian region of Liguria 

and the sixth-largest city in Italy.



     Located on the Gulf of Genoa in the Ligurian Sea, Genoa has historically been one of the most important ports on the Mediterranean. It is currently the busiest in Italy and in the Mediterranean Sea and twelfth-busiest in the European Union.

     Genoa has been nicknamed la Superba ("the proud one") due to its glorious past and impressive landmarks. Part of the old town of Genoa was inscribed on the World Heritage List (UNESCO) in 2006 as Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli. The city's rich cultural history in art, music and cuisine allowed it to become the 2004 European Capital of Culture. 

     It is the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, Niccolò Paganini, Giuseppe Mazzini, Renzo Piano and Grimaldo Canella, founder of the House of Grimaldi, among others.

[more on Wikipedia]

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA.

       The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km) strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The structure links the American city of San Francisco, California – the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula – to Marin County, carrying both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1 across the strait. The bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States. It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, USA.

One of the museum's namesake bridge pavilions...

#Crystal_Bridges_Museum_of_American_Art is a museum of American art in #Bentonville, #Arkansas. The museum, founded by #Alice_Walton and designed by #Moshe_Safdie, officially opened on 11 November 2011. It offers free public admission...[more...]

Thursday, March 8, 2018

‘Fearless Girl,’ by Kristen Visbal, New York City, USA,

Fearless Girl, by Kristen Visbal,
Financial District, New York City, USA.

‘Fearless Girl,’ by Kristen Visbal, New York City, USA. On the day before the 2017 celebration of International Women’s Day, the statue called ‘Fearless Girl’ was unveiled in the Financial District of New York. Staring down the ‘Charging Bull’ statue with resolute defiance, ‘Fearless Girl’ immediately resonated with people around the world as a symbol of women taking positions of leadership. The statue was initially meant as a temporary installation, but many have called for her to become a permanent fixture.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Gaiola Island view at Marine Protected Area Gaiola Underwater Park,Italy.

Gaiola Island at South West Italy.

#Gaiola_Island is one of the minor islands of #Naples,
off the city's #Posillipo residential quarter, in the Metropolitan City of Naples and #Campania region, southwestern #Italy.

#Gaiola_Island è una delle isole minori di #Naples, al largo del quartiere residenziale #Posillipo, nella città metropolitana di Napoli e nella regione #Campania, nel sud-ovest dell'Italia...[more...]

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Prague astronomical clock, Prague City of Czech Republic.

The Prague astronomical clock.

         Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, the 14th largest city in the European Union. The historical capital of Bohemia, situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava river. The city is home to about 1.3 million people, while it's larger urban zone is estimated to have a population of 2.2 million. The city has a temperate climate, with warm summers and chilly winters. Prague has been a political, cultural and economic center of central Europe, founded during the Romanesque and flourishing by the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque eras. Prague was the capital of the kingdom of Bohemia and the main residence of several Holy Roman Emperors, most notably of Charles IV (r. 1346–1378). It was an important city to the Habsburg Monarchy and its Austro-Hungarian Empire. The city played major roles in the Bohemian and Protestant Reformation, the Thirty Years' War and in 20th-century history as the capital of Czechoslovakia, during both World Wars and the post-war Communist era. Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe. Main attractions include the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with the Prague astronomical clock, the Jewish Quarter, Petřín hill and Vyšehrad. Since 1992, the extensive historic center of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites...[more...]

Prague,Czech Republic.

           Praha je hlavním městem a největším městem v České republice, 14. největším městem Evropské unie. Historické hlavní město Čechy, ležící na severozápadě země na řece Vltavě. Město je domovem asi 1,3 milionu lidí, zatímco jeho větší městská zóna se odhaduje na populaci 2,2 milionu. Město má mírné podnebí s teplými léty a chladnými zimami. Praha je politickým, kulturním a ekonomickým střediskem střední Evropy, založeným v románském stylu a vzkvétající gotickým, renesančním a barokním obdobím. Praha byla hlavním městem království Čech a hlavním sídlem několika císařů z Římské říše, zejména Karla IV. (1346-1378). Bylo to důležité město pro habsburskou monarchii a její rakousko-uherskou říši. Město hrálo významné role v české a protestantské reformaci, ve třicetileté válce a v dějinách 20. století jako hlavní město Československa, a to jak během světových válek, tak po poválečné komunistické éře. Praha je domovem mnoha slavných kulturních atrakcí, z nichž mnohé přežily násilí a zničení Evropy 20. století. Mezi hlavní atrakce patří Pražský hrad, Karlův most, Staroměstské náměstí s Pražským orlojem, Židovská čtvrť, Petřín a Vyšehrad. Od roku 1992 je rozsáhlé historické centrum Prahy zapsáno do seznamu světového kulturního dědictví UNESCO.[more...]

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Roman Theatre of Cartagena,Cartagena City, Spain.

Roman Theatre of Cartagena,Spian

        #Cartagena is a #Spanish city and a major naval station located in the Region of Murcia, by the #Mediterranean coast, #south_eastern_Spain.

         #Cartagena es una ciudad #española y una importante estación naval ubicada en la Región de Murcia, en la costa #mediterránea, sureste de España.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Loh Buaya Komodo National Park, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia. Unesco, World Heritage Site.

Species of Komodo and other bio-marine  preserved at 

Loh Buaya Komodo National Park at Indonesia.

       #Komodo_National_Park is located at the #Lesser_Sunda_Islands in the border region between the provinces of #East_Nusa_Tenggara and #West_Nusa_Tenggara of #Indonesia. The park includes the three larger islands #Komodo, #Padar and #Rinca, and 26 smaller ones, with a total area of 1,733 km2 (603 km2 of it land). The national park was founded in 1980 to protect the #Komodo_dragon, the world's largest lizard. Later it was dedicated to protecting other species, including marine species. In 1991 the national park was declared a #UNESCO_World_Heritage_Site. Komodo National Park has been selected as one of the New #Seven_Wonders_of_Nature. The waters surrounding Komodo island also contains rich #marine_biodiversity. Komodo islands is also a part of the #Coral_Triangle, which contains some of the richest marine biodiversity on Earth.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Republic of Maldives, Maldives, South Asian island country, Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea.

The capital of the Maldives.

        The #Maldives, officially the #Republic_of_Maldives (#Dhivehi_Raa'jeyge_Jumhooriyya), is a #South_Asian_island country, located in the #Indian_Ocean, situated in the #Arabian_Sea. It lies southwest of #Sri_Lanka and #India. The chain of 26 atolls stretches from #Ihavandhippolhu_Atoll in the north to the #Addu_City in the south. Comprising a territory spanning roughly 298 square kilometres (115 sq mi), the Maldives is one of the world's most #geographically_dispersed countries, as well as the #smallest_Asian_country by both land area and population, with around 427,756 inhabitants. #Malé is the capital and most populated city, traditionally called the "#Kings_Island" for its central location.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

World's Second Tallest Shiva Statue, Murdeshwar Temple, Uttara Khand,India.

#Murdeshwar is a town in #Bhatkal_Taluk of #Uttara_Kannada_district in the state of #Karnataka, #India. #Murdeshwar is another name of the #Hindu_god_Shiva. Famous for the #world's_second_tallest_Shiva_statue, the town lies on the coast of the #Arabian_Sea and is also famous for the #Murdeshwar_Temple. #Murdeshwar has a railway station on the #Mangalore_Mumbai_Konkan_railway route.It is also a #famous_tourist_place in Karnataka....[more]