My favourite search generally on the internet is the “things to do” for the city I am visiting. It’s been a week, I have been in this new city and I know that in a blink of an eye this is also going to become a memory. So I want to explore whatever possible within my reach for now and keep the rest for new adventures.
One of the place that caught my attention was “Parc Montjuzet“. While deciding my city for my studies, the pictures that I mostly found were from this place. I looked for the maps – 30 mins walking. I thought that’s not a big deal. Finally, I made up my mind to go and explore. The best feeling about these little adventures is to walk aimlessly even though I know my destination. I can still take time to enjoy the journey and observe the little things that comes my way.
Whether it is the streets or the houses with little balconies full of colorful flowers, makes me want to pause the time for a bit, for time moves so fast. It’s towards the close of the destination that I realized I had to climb a passageway of stairs. I was already so tired, at one point I thought I should go back and then convinced myself to move ahead. After taking little breaks in between, the view that I finally got to see was worth all the pain.
The parc gives a breathtaking view of the city and wherever we go, what remains constant is the majestic Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption. About the parc as per online source – “It is a landscaped volcanic hill above the town, with oaks, cypresses & eucalyptus, plus modern sculptures”
I can’t wait to go back there again. This video is one of my first attempts to capture my journey and moments that I will cherish for a lifetime.
All it takes is to give yourself a break from being productive to being in the moment. We look for happiness when it’s right there around us, within us. The choice is ours. Be kind to yourself, the world is not going to end. Make the best out of the present.
To escape the heat, I was looking to hire a taxi or an auto-rickshaw as soon as possible. But, the roads were already deserted with just a few people here and there.
Standing on the road side, I was kind of getting impatient. I finally decided to take a metro which was at a walking distance from where I was. At the crossroads was this horse-carriage parked and a couple of men descended from it.
There was a puff of smoke in the air and the person holding the cigarette was the coachman. Now there is nothing unusual in the act of smoking, but there was something else in the way this man carried himself as he smoked with style and attitude. The entire view was so picturesque. For a moment it made me forget why I started.
Though I couldn’t capture that moment, I requested if I could take his picture with his horse carriage.
During my visit to Kerala, one of my relatives took us to the St George Orthodox Koonan Kurishu Old Syrian Church, popularly known as ‘Koonan Kurishu Pazhaya Suriyani Palli’, which is situated in Mattancherry, Kochi. When I thought about the visit to a church, I was expecting a very common structure. But I was surprised upon reaching there.
Please refer to this site if you want to know more about this historic church.