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Title: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on May 19, 2017, 08:42:09 AM
This thread is for my friend who is patiently waiting to hear from me.
Enjoy it!!!
Title: India
Post by: Orchid on May 19, 2017, 09:07:24 AM

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Title: India
Post by: Orchid on May 19, 2017, 09:22:30 AM
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Title: India
Post by: Orchid on May 19, 2017, 09:37:18 AM
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To be continued.....
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Dogsoldier on May 19, 2017, 09:44:30 AM
Nice pics Orchid. If you could post where and of what,  that would be great as most people wouldn't have a clue.
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on May 19, 2017, 10:39:44 AM
Nice pics Orchid. If you could post where and of what,  that would be great as most people wouldn't have a clue.

It's not about destination....
It's all about spirit and beauty.
It's all about how I love India.

You always have a chance to discover YOUR India........
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: 2tallbill on May 19, 2017, 11:40:05 AM

It's not about destination....
It's all about spirit and beauty.
It's all about how I love India.

You always have a chance to discover YOUR India........

Takiye krasivyye fotografii !!
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on May 19, 2017, 12:10:06 PM

It's not about destination....
It's all about spirit and beauty.
It's all about how I love India.

You always have a chance to discover YOUR India........

Takiye krasivyye fotografii !!

 :)   :)   :)   
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Markje on May 19, 2017, 02:10:43 PM
good pictures Orchid, nice to see you posting!
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Confederate on May 19, 2017, 04:43:32 PM
Thank you for the beautiful photos. I especially like the interior of the building on reply #3. Any chance you could tell us the city?  :)
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: tonton on May 19, 2017, 07:49:18 PM
Nice pics Orchid!
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Dogsoldier on May 20, 2017, 01:37:29 AM
Nice pics Orchid. If you could post where and of what,  that would be great as most people wouldn't have a clue.

It's not about destination....
It's all about spirit and beauty.
It's all about how I love India.
Here I am thinking you're posting pics for an audience!!!
Quote
You always have a chance to discover YOUR India........
:ROFL:

Without some context these are just pictures.
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on June 06, 2017, 02:13:20 AM
Thank you for the beautiful photos. I especially like the interior of the building on reply #3. Any chance you could tell us the city?  :)

It's Red Fort, Delhi.
Later I will post more pictures of this place for you.
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on June 06, 2017, 02:16:25 AM
Nice pics Orchid. If you could post where and of what,  that would be great as most people wouldn't have a clue.

It's not about destination....
It's all about spirit and beauty.
It's all about how I love India.
Here I am thinking you're posting pics for an audience!!!
Quote
You always have a chance to discover YOUR India........
:ROFL:

Without some context these are just pictures.

Mr. Dogsoldier,
I like you more on your Dog side: silent and understanding.
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on June 06, 2017, 02:21:01 AM
Nice pics Orchid!

Hey! How are you doing?  :)
Any fun besides moving to new house?
Cannot promise to be is Australia any time soon, but.... pretty close.
Bora Bora is my next dream destination.
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on June 06, 2017, 02:25:15 AM
nice to see you posting!

...nice to see your feedback!
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Volshe on June 06, 2017, 02:30:19 AM
Aww, what a breathtaking images!!! Thank you for sharing, dear Orchid! It is beautiful to see India through your eyes  :loving: :loving: :loving:

And, so true - everyone has their own India, America, Russia, Montenegro... Beauty is indeed in the eyes of the beholder. Yours is mesmerizing :)
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on June 06, 2017, 02:33:39 AM
Aww, what a breathtaking images!!! Thank you for sharing, dear Orchid! It is beautiful to see India through your eyes  :loving: :loving: :loving:

And, so true - everyone has their own India, America, Russia, Montenegro... Beauty is indeed in the eyes of the beholder. Yours is mesmerizing :)

What can I say?
I love you, Volshe.
Title: India
Post by: Orchid on June 06, 2017, 03:04:19 AM
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Title: India
Post by: Orchid on June 06, 2017, 03:19:48 AM
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Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Volshe on June 06, 2017, 03:53:39 AM

What can I say?
I love you, Volshe.

I love you more  :loving: :loving: :loving:

Thank you once again for this treat for the soul and for the eye that you shared with us  :)
Title: India
Post by: Orchid on June 06, 2017, 04:01:34 AM
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Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Volshe on June 06, 2017, 04:23:04 AM
So beautiful, so diverse, so inspiring... It's been my desire too to visit India, and now, thanks to you, dear Orchid, it's at least partially satisfied. We are all children of propaganda of our respective times, whether we are aware of it or not. When i was growing up, in a kinder and more idealistic world, my then-country used to be part of "Non-Aligned Movement", alongside India. Our then omnipotent leader, Tito, was fascinated with India. So, we grew up watching Indian movies. We were always given example of how powerful and dignified was Gandhi. Then we all read Autobiography of a Yogi, Krishnamurti's books, Osho's books... Most of us practiced Yoga. As teens we were studying carefully Kama Sutra, it was the only "sexual education" available to us.  :innocent: I remember to this day that at the time ( i think i was 15) i had decided lovemaking was not for us, common people, because 1. it said explicitly the teacher should be present during "execution" of some poses, and i knew those teachers were not available in our parts  :snivel: 2. before engaging in lovemaking, a woman had to teach a parrot to speak. I had bought a parrot, but despite my efforts, it never uttered a single word  :hidechair:
Most of my friends who traveled to India posted either pictures of extreme poverty  or 1001 selfie from some godforsaken ashram. None of those had sparked all these fondest memories i have from a time that had long gone by. Yours did, dear Orchid. Thank you for that.
Title: India
Post by: Orchid on June 06, 2017, 04:37:31 AM

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Title: India
Post by: Orchid on June 06, 2017, 04:45:10 AM

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Title: India
Post by: Orchid on June 06, 2017, 04:57:44 AM
As teens we were studying carefully Kama Sutra, it was the only "sexual education" available to us.  :innocent:
I remember to this day that at the time ( i think i was 15)

Ohhh,  yeahh!!!
That was my driving force to visit India.
Trust me, I did not miss that part!!!
All teen's fantasies are fully satisfied!!!

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Title: Re: India
Post by: Volshe on June 06, 2017, 05:11:26 AM
As teens we were studying carefully Kama Sutra, it was the only "sexual education" available to us.  :innocent:
I remember to this day that at the time ( i think i was 15)

Ohhh,  yeahh!!!
That was my driving force to visit India.
Trust me, I did not miss that part!!!
All teen''s fantasies are fully satisfied!!!
;D ;D ;D


:KISSSS: :KISSSS: :KISSSS:

 :-X You know i collect cards  ;) One of my latest acquisitions was Lo Scarabeo's Kama Sutra playing cards  :innocent:

p.s. i am still at loss about the teacher and the parrot parts  ???  ;D ;D ;D


But, back to being serious... Among my Indian loves, i forgot to mention Rabindranath Tagore. Except the Russians and William Blake, he's the only poet i am forever madly in love with...


Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake


Where The Mind Is Without Fear by Rabindranath Tagore


Time is endless in thy hands, my lord.
There is none to count thy minutes.

Days and nights pass and ages bloom and fade like flowers.
Thou knowest how to wait.

Thy centuries follow each other perfecting a small wild flower.

We have no time to lose,
and having no time we must scramble for a chance.
We are too poor to be late.

And thus it is that time goes by
while I give it to every querulous man who claims it,
and thine altar is empty of all offerings to the last.

At the end of the day I hasten in fear lest thy gate be shut;
but I find that yet there is time.



Endless Time by Rabindranath Tagore
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on June 06, 2017, 05:29:42 AM
Thank you, Volshe.
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Volshe on June 06, 2017, 05:39:31 AM
Thank you, Volshe.

Thank you, dearest.
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Dogsoldier on June 06, 2017, 05:40:45 AM
Nice pics Orchid. If you could post where and of what,  that would be great as most people wouldn't have a clue.

It's not about destination....
It's all about spirit and beauty.
It's all about how I love India.
Here I am thinking you're posting pics for an audience!!!
Quote
You always have a chance to discover YOUR India........
:ROFL:

Without some context these are just pictures.

Mr. Dogsoldier,
I like you more on your Dog side: silent and understanding.
Don't worry, Dogs bark is worse than his bite.  tiphat
Title: Re: India
Post by: Dogsoldier on June 06, 2017, 05:43:33 AM
As teens we were studying carefully Kama Sutra, it was the only "sexual education" available to us.  :innocent:
I remember to this day that at the time ( i think i was 15)

Ohhh,  yeahh!!!
That was my driving force to visit India.
Trust me, I did not miss that part!!!
All teen's fantasies are fully satisfied!!!

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Huh, you won't find much of the KS in modern India.
Title: Re: India
Post by: Orchid on June 06, 2017, 05:51:01 AM
Huh, you won't find much of the KS in modern India.

Have you ever been there?
Title: Re: India
Post by: Volshe on June 06, 2017, 05:52:29 AM

Huh, you won't find much of the KS in modern India.

You had to pour on our parade, hadn't you?!   :( :( :(

You won't really find Blake's angels hanging out on the trees in modern UK, or the Njegos' mountain wreath in contemporary Monte, but that doesn't stop us from admiring the best of world's poetics and peaks of human thought :GRRRR: 

(Btw, Kama Sutra is an obligatory read in the 1st year if you are doing BA in World Literature  ;)   :KISSSS:)

Title: Re: India
Post by: Orchid on June 06, 2017, 06:04:17 AM

Huh, you won't find much of the KS in modern India.

You had to pour on our parade, hadn't you?!   :( :( :(

You won't really find Blake's angels hanging out on the trees in modern UK, or the Njegos' mountain wreath in contemporary Monte, but that doesn't stop us from admiring the best of world's poetics and peaks of human thought :GRRRR: 

(Btw, Kama Sutra is an obligatory read in the 1st year if you are doing BA in World Literature  ;)   :KISSSS:)

 :ROFL:  :ROFL:  :ROFL:  :ROFL:  :ROFL:  :ROFL:  :ROFL:  :ROFL:  :ROFL:  :ROFL:
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Gosh.....................   I cannot stop laughing..........................
Title: Re: India
Post by: Dogsoldier on June 06, 2017, 06:18:04 AM

Huh, you won't find much of the KS in modern India.

You had to pour on our parade, hadn't you?!   :( :( :(

You won't really find Blake's angels hanging out on the trees in modern UK, or the Njegos' mountain wreath in contemporary Monte, but that doesn't stop us from admiring the best of world's poetics and peaks of human thought :GRRRR: 

(Btw, Kama Sutra is an obligatory read in the 1st year if you are doing BA in World Literature  ;)   :KISSSS:)
I was responding to this from Orchid:

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That was my driving force to visit India.
Trust me, I did not miss that part!!!
All teen's fantasies are fully satisfied!!!
Indians are the new victorians, even worse with their prudery.you wont get no satisfaction there...
Title: Re: India
Post by: Orchid on June 06, 2017, 06:31:38 AM

I was responding to this from Orchid:


But you have not answered the main question.
Let me be more precise:
Have you ever been a beautiful woman with white skin in modern India, Soldier?  :ROFL:
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Volshe on June 06, 2017, 06:41:04 AM

 :ROFL:  :ROFL:  :ROFL:  :ROFL:  :ROFL:  :ROFL:  :ROFL:  :ROFL:  :ROFL:  :ROFL:
 
Gosh.....................   I cannot stop laughing..........................

Thank you  ;D ;D ;D Orchid, you literally made my day with this inspiring thread  :loving: :loving: :loving: I woke up sad, full of some existential worries and then when i saw the images you captured i literally felt spiritually uplifted... And after spending the most pleasant and fulfilling time enjoying your thread and re-reading Tagore (his poems are like prayers to me)  i received the best possible news about this situation that had saddened me.


I was responding to this from Orchid:

I know, i was teasing you  :KISSSS:

Indians are the new victorians, even worse with their prudery.

I know that too. They are conservative in a good way. I have many real life Indian friends, two of them among besties. You can't cast a shadow on my admiration of all things Indian  ;D
p.s. There was a study that Indians are the most faithful spouses. (If i try hard, i can even link to it.) Being a traditional Balkan person (more so Jewish), how could one possibly not LOVE that?!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: India
Post by: Dogsoldier on June 06, 2017, 07:36:34 AM

I was responding to this from Orchid:


But you have not answered the main question.
Let me be more precise:
Have you ever been a beautiful woman with white skin in modern India, Soldier?  :ROFL:
You didn't quite ask me that.....
I have been with a beautiful white woman, my wife, in India.  ;D
The first time, we honeymooned on an islan in the Andaman Sea.
We have seen the Taj Mahal at sunrise.
We have walked on the beaches of Goa and strolled through the streets of Calcutta amongst other things.
I have trekked in the Himalayas and seen Everest at dawn.
Next year we are moving to India to live.
Title: Re: India
Post by: Confederate on June 06, 2017, 08:16:28 AM

I was responding to this from Orchid:


But you have not answered the main question.
Let me be more precise:
Have you ever been a beautiful woman with white skin in modern India, Soldier?  :ROFL:
You didn't quite ask me that.....
I have been with a beautiful white woman, my wife, in India.  ;D
The first time, we honeymooned on an islan in the Andaman Sea.
We have seen the Taj Mahal at sunrise.
We have walked on the beaches of Goa and strolled through the streets of Calcutta amongst other things.
I have trekked in the Himalayas and seen Everest at dawn.
Next year we are moving to India to live.

From reading the interesting posts of our Dogsoldier, I suspect that he is originally from India.
Title: Re: India
Post by: Dogsoldier on June 06, 2017, 11:44:23 AM

I was responding to this from Orchid:


But you have not answered the main question.
Let me be more precise:
Have you ever been a beautiful woman with white skin in modern India, Soldier?  :ROFL:
You didn't quite ask me that.....
I have been with a beautiful white woman, my wife, in India.  ;D
The first time, we honeymooned on an islan in the Andaman Sea.
We have seen the Taj Mahal at sunrise.
We have walked on the beaches of Goa and strolled through the streets of Calcutta amongst other things.
I have trekked in the Himalayas and seen Everest at dawn.
Next year we are moving to India to live.

From reading the interesting posts of our Dogsoldier, I suspect that he is originally from India.
Does that apply to our very own Orchid, given her fascination with the Kama Sutra? :laugh:
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on June 07, 2017, 12:25:31 PM

Most of my friends who traveled to India posted either pictures of extreme poverty  or 1001 selfie from some godforsaken ashram.

I was fed up with people taking selfies.
Visit to India has changed and healed me in many ways.
One guide in Mumbai gave me a picture of his kids.
India has it's own way in everything, including selfies.
They do not irritate me anymore.
I hope you will smile....

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Title: Re: India
Post by: Orchid on June 07, 2017, 12:29:15 PM

I have been with a beautiful white woman, my wife, in India.  ;D
The first time, we honeymooned on an islan in the Andaman Sea.
We have seen the Taj Mahal at sunrise.
We have walked on the beaches of Goa and strolled through the streets of Calcutta amongst other things.
I have trekked in the Himalayas and seen Everest at dawn.
Next year we are moving to India to live.

You have warmed my heart.
I know what stands behind your words....
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Volshe on June 07, 2017, 12:32:17 PM

I was fed up with people taking selfies.
Visit to India has changed and healed me in many ways.
One guide in Mumbai gave me a picture of his kids.
India has it's own way in everything, including selfies.
They do not irritate me anymore.
I hope you will smile....


What an amazing image!!! Lovely kids!!! Fantastic! Thank you, Orchid  :loving: :loving: :loving:
Title: Re: India
Post by: Confederate on June 07, 2017, 12:38:52 PM

I was responding to this from Orchid:


But you have not answered the main question.
Let me be more precise:
Have you ever been a beautiful woman with white skin in modern India, Soldier?  :ROFL:
You didn't quite ask me that.....
I have been with a beautiful white woman, my wife, in India.  ;D
The first time, we honeymooned on an islan in the Andaman Sea.
We have seen the Taj Mahal at sunrise.
We have walked on the beaches of Goa and strolled through the streets of Calcutta amongst other things.
I have trekked in the Himalayas and seen Everest at dawn.
Next year we are moving to India to live.

From reading the interesting posts of our Dogsoldier, I suspect that he is originally from India.
Does that apply to our very own Orchid, given her fascination with the Kama Sutra? :laugh:

Is Orchid a Thai woman from Thailand? In my experience they're the most exotic and most capable of fulfilling any type of Kama Sutra fantasy.
Title: Re: India
Post by: Dogsoldier on June 07, 2017, 01:16:33 PM

I have been with a beautiful white woman, my wife, in India.  ;D
The first time, we honeymooned on an islan in the Andaman Sea.
We have seen the Taj Mahal at sunrise.
We have walked on the beaches of Goa and strolled through the streets of Calcutta amongst other things.
I have trekked in the Himalayas and seen Everest at dawn.
Next year we are moving to India to live.

You have warmed my heart.
I know what stands behind your words....
Очень приятные слова, спасибо.
Title: Re: India
Post by: Orchid on June 07, 2017, 02:01:40 PM

I was responding to this from Orchid:


But you have not answered the main question.
Let me be more precise:
Have you ever been a beautiful woman with white skin in modern India, Soldier?  :ROFL:
You didn't quite ask me that.....
I have been with a beautiful white woman, my wife, in India.  ;D
The first time, we honeymooned on an islan in the Andaman Sea.
We have seen the Taj Mahal at sunrise.
We have walked on the beaches of Goa and strolled through the streets of Calcutta amongst other things.
I have trekked in the Himalayas and seen Everest at dawn.
Next year we are moving to India to live.

From reading the interesting posts of our Dogsoldier, I suspect that he is originally from India.
Does that apply to our very own Orchid, given her fascination with the Kama Sutra? :laugh:

Is Orchid a Thai woman from Thailand? In my experience they're the most exotic and most capable of fulfilling any type of Kama Sutra fantasy.

You seem to be not very familiar with Russian women.... :evilgrin0002:
Title: Taj Mahal at sunrise
Post by: Orchid on June 07, 2017, 02:14:07 PM
We have seen the Taj Mahal at sunrise.

Next pictures are to remind to Mr. DS and his beautiful wife about very special time in a very special place.
Pictures are very weak illustration why it is special.
To know that you must be there.
People travel from all over the world to bring their love to Taj Mahal.
You can see it in their eyes and how couples hold each other....
Once you step on those stones, you will never be able cut the ties to this place.

(https://s23.postimg.org/s5767zssb/UNADJUSTEDRAW_thumb_9daa.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/tx052wc53/)

(https://s3.postimg.org/urvi23x5v/UNADJUSTEDRAW_thumb_9d9c.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ax9gfzhy7/)

(https://s30.postimg.org/9et4x1ezl/UNADJUSTEDRAW_thumb_9da7.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/k1my2gn4t/)

(https://s21.postimg.org/bbs4wu4cn/UNADJUSTEDRAW_thumb_9da6.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/i28m69rib/)

(https://s11.postimg.org/x741yfpj7/UNADJUSTEDRAW_thumb_9cdb.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/zboezir5r/)
Title: Taj Mahal at sunrise
Post by: Orchid on June 07, 2017, 02:22:22 PM

(https://s22.postimg.org/ihufdc6s1/UNADJUSTEDRAW_thumb_9ccc.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/iultjip1p/)

(https://s9.postimg.org/40hmfy373/UNADJUSTEDRAW_thumb_9d60.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/replrvl4b/)

(https://s12.postimg.org/ctqvuf11p/UNADJUSTEDRAW_thumb_9d42.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/k9q5g7oqx/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/z75sh01uh/UNADJUSTEDRAW_thumb_9d4c.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/jyfv3885x/)

(https://s13.postimg.org/3slhkpfo7/UNADJUSTEDRAW_thumb_9d76.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/mxoquguc3/)
Title: Taj Mahal at sunrise
Post by: Orchid on June 07, 2017, 02:26:57 PM

(https://s10.postimg.org/tmpg2qqft/UNADJUSTEDRAW_thumb_9d33.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/mw8ytb39x/)

(https://s2.postimg.org/ttofe1bll/UNADJUSTEDRAW_thumb_9d72.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/z53byqxo5/)

(https://s12.postimg.org/pyx8pwqod/UNADJUSTEDRAW_thumb_9d20.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/htf6rr2fd/)

(https://s9.postimg.org/z6k7i8tj3/UNADJUSTEDRAW_thumb_9d3e.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/7j7i458cb/)

(https://s24.postimg.org/moxgihjvp/UNADJUSTEDRAW_thumb_9d03.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/8v93tfra9/)
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Dogsoldier on June 07, 2017, 02:56:55 PM
Спасибо большое, Орхид. Как классное фото.

I have very similar shots to those you have taken, almost the same angles too.
Title: A thread for my friend.
Post by: 2tallbill on June 07, 2017, 02:58:07 PM
Wow!! Wow! Wow!!

Amazing photos Orchid, you amaze like always!

Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: 2tallbill on June 07, 2017, 03:00:34 PM
Спасибо большое, Орхид. Как классное фото.

+100

clasno, kruto, klevo, otpad, interesno, zdorovo, slavno!
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Volshe on June 07, 2017, 04:15:46 PM
Спасибо большое, Орхид. Как классное фото.

+100

clasno, kruto, klevo, otpad, interesno, zdorovo, slavno!

Where did you learn all that slang?!  :o

preksrasno, volshebno, chudno

krasota,

lepota (ustar.)
Title: Re: Taj Mahal at sunrise
Post by: Volshe on June 07, 2017, 04:18:38 PM

Next pictures are to remind to Mr. DS and his beautiful wife about very special time in a very special place.
Pictures are very weak illustration why it is special.
To know that you must be there.
People travel from all over the world to bring their love to Taj Mahal.
You can see it in their eyes and how couples hold each other....
Once you step on those stones, you will never be able cut the ties to this place.


Thank you, Orchid! I've never seen images of Taj Mahal from these angles, nor have i seen (what i guess are) the adjacent buildings... Magical indeed!!!  :loving: :loving: :loving:
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: 2tallbill on June 07, 2017, 06:19:17 PM
Where did you learn all that slang?!  :o

preksrasno, volshebno, chudno

krasota,

lepota (ustar.)


ochumet', obaldet', zdorovo, zdorovski, ne khilo!

I've spent years pursuing one FSUW or another, (before getting married)
you tend to pick stuff up as you go.

Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on June 07, 2017, 06:55:29 PM
Спасибо большое, Орхид. Как классное фото.

+100

clasno, kruto, klevo, otpad, interesno, zdorovo, slavno!

Where did you learn all that slang?!  :o


That was a surprise for me as well.   :)
Title: India
Post by: Orchid on June 07, 2017, 07:00:22 PM
The Taj Mahal was built in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to honor his wife Mumtaz Mahal.
By the way, as usual in India, astrologist said to him where he can find her.
She died giving birth to their 14th child.

Cross the Yamuna River he wanted to build a mausoleum for himself.

(https://s4.postimg.org/6je59qir1/UNADJUSTEDRAW_thumb_9d66.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4rl6etze1/)

It should be an exact copy of Taj Mahal but in black marble. He was able to finish only foundation.

(https://s13.postimg.org/b03mp2w1j/UNADJUSTEDRAW_thumb_9d69.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/sq5ba49mb/)
Title: India
Post by: Orchid on June 07, 2017, 07:04:08 PM
He was able to finish a foundation only because he was imprisoned by his third son Aurangzeb in Fort Agra .

(https://s16.postimg.org/6yogzwgrp/UNADJUSTEDRAW_thumb_9a10.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ib12hopgh/)

(https://s21.postimg.org/7574ir2uf/UNADJUSTEDRAW_thumb_99c3.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/th4xc51yb/)

(https://s9.postimg.org/ce6si9i0f/UNADJUSTEDRAW_thumb_9991.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/kwg8mloiz/)
Title: India
Post by: Orchid on June 07, 2017, 07:10:16 PM
This room was his prison.

(https://s11.postimg.org/otww6f9mb/UNADJUSTEDRAW_thumb_99dd.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/kxjkafomn/)

For the last EIGHT years of his life he could see his masterpiece only from afar.

(https://s24.postimg.org/vaxqrv3hh/UNADJUSTEDRAW_thumb_999a.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/yujoho675/)

Only after his death his son was kind enough to place his parents next to each other.

(https://s21.postimg.org/82gb0baon/5059635.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6neqbl9lf/)
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: el_guero on June 07, 2017, 08:29:18 PM
I am not so certain he was punishing his father. The amount of money his father was spending must have almost bankrupted the country.
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on June 07, 2017, 08:41:01 PM
I am not so certain he was punishing his father. The amount of money his father was spending must have almost bankrupted the country.

Yes, it was the exact reason for Shah Jahan's imprisonment: to prevent the country from bankruptcy.
You know this story.... or history.

Nowadays the Taj Mahal gives gob to the whole Agra city.
And it is the most famous love story on the Earth.
Not many remember the name of his son...

Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Volshe on June 08, 2017, 12:17:58 AM

You know this story.... or history.

Nowadays the Taj Mahal gives gob to the whole Agra city.
And it is the most famous love story on the Earth.
Not many remember the name of his son...

I didn't know the story. Thank you for sharing  :loving:


I've spent years pursuing one FSUW or another, (before getting married)
you tend to pick stuff up as you go.

P., based on your posts, i've formed an opinion of you as of a very intelligent and nicest possible guy. Please confess  that you are using a slang dictionary, not that you know those by heart  ;D ;D ;D



Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on June 14, 2017, 12:29:16 PM
... based on your posts...

Based on your avatar, I am freezed in a Lotus asana thinking of you, Volshe...

Please, change your spouse's country from Narnia to Nirvana.
It would be right thing to do....
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Volshe on June 14, 2017, 01:34:07 PM
... based on your posts...

Based on your avatar, I am freezed in a Lotus asana thinking of you, Volshe...

It was changed to honor this thread  :loving: :loving: :loving:


Please, change your spouse's country from Narnia to Nirvana.
It would be right thing to do....

Oy... It would get complicated. You know the old saying: "if you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him"   ;D

Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on June 14, 2017, 02:26:22 PM
You know the old saying: "if you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him"   ;D

Is there anyone who can prevent us to change this dogma to
"if you meet the Buddha on the road, talk to him, seduce him, and then.... think hard what to do with all this crap."  :ROFL:
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Volshe on June 14, 2017, 02:40:14 PM
You know the old saying: "if you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him"   ;D

Is there anyone who can prevent us to change this dogma to
"if you meet the Buddha on the road, talk to him, seduce him, and then.... think hard what to do with all this crap."  :ROFL:

I think i like your paradigm better  :BLUSH: Especially the eternal question: what to do with all this crap.  ;D ;D ;D


p.s. Люблю тебя  :loving:


Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: 2tallbill on June 15, 2017, 07:04:44 PM
P., based on your posts, i've formed an opinion of you as of a very intelligent and nicest possible guy. Please confess  that you are using a slang dictionary, not that you know those by heart  ;D ;D ;D

I knew clasno, kruto, klevo and otpad from chatting with FSUW back when
I was single. Then I was on a chat with many, many FSUW on it when I
posted those four. Then several others joined in and soon I had a huge
list of words for cool. I have been led to understand that otpad is a little
bit old school, like groovy or far out.

I didn't use a dictionary, but I did have a lot of help.

Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Volshe on June 16, 2017, 05:55:38 AM
P., based on your posts, i've formed an opinion of you as of a very intelligent and nicest possible guy. Please confess  that you are using a slang dictionary, not that you know those by heart  ;D ;D ;D

I knew clasno, kruto, klevo and otpad from chatting with FSUW back when
I was single. Then I was on a chat with many, many FSUW on it when I
posted those four. Then several others joined in and soon I had a huge
list of words for cool. I have been led to understand that otpad is a little
bit old school, like groovy or far out.

I didn't use a dictionary, but I did have a lot of help.
:thumbsup:

I had the honor to attend Pushkin Institute while Natalya Ivanovna Formanovskaya (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Формановская,_Наталья_Ивановна ) was still teaching there. She was in her 90ies, lucid, real genius, her hair always done, always dressed like a lady, with make up and wearing high heels... That was only an addition to her being one of the most outstanding contemporary Russian linguists. If you'd (on purpose of course) said something like: the lecture was superskaya or similar, she'd place her arm on her heart , roll eyes and pretend she's just about to faint. Это при мне так разговаривают?! :snivel:
I hardly ever use slang words in Russian, but it took me a lot of work to stop talking "Shatrovacki/ Šatrovački", jargon that's spoken in Belgrade  :BLUSH:
Before mobiles, you had to speak on the landline in front of your parents. So, a language was developed that they don't understand. (Originally, it was invented by criminals, so the police can't understand them.) It took me years to get rid of its' traces  ;D

Back to India now, as we are derailing the thread  ;D

I loved Nargis Fakhri in Spy movie :loving:
@1:36
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on June 16, 2017, 08:22:03 AM

I had the honor to attend Pushkin Institute while Natalya Ivanovna Formanovskaya (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Формановская,_Наталья_Ивановна ) was still teaching there.


I am just dust on your shoes, Volshe....
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Dogsoldier on June 16, 2017, 08:28:10 AM

I had the honor to attend Pushkin Institute while Natalya Ivanovna Formanovskaya (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Формановская,_Наталья_Ивановна ) was still teaching there.


I am just dust on your shoes, Volshe....
:bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Volshe on June 16, 2017, 08:59:10 AM

I had the honor to attend Pushkin Institute while Natalya Ivanovna Formanovskaya (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Формановская,_Наталья_Ивановна ) was still teaching there.


I am just dust on your shoes, Volshe....

I am the tiny spot under the dust on your shoes, Orchid.... (That's btw very Balkan way to exchange compliments among friends  ;D ;D ;D)
 :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Confederate on June 16, 2017, 01:47:41 PM

I had the honor to attend Pushkin Institute while Natalya Ivanovna Formanovskaya (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Формановская,_Наталья_Ивановна ) was still teaching there.


I am just dust on your shoes, Volshe....

And I am the Angel or the Devil who whispers in your ear, depending on what you need.  :laugh:
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on June 17, 2017, 10:16:27 AM

I had the honor to attend Pushkin Institute while Natalya Ivanovna Formanovskaya (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Формановская,_Наталья_Ивановна ) was still teaching there.


I am just dust on your shoes, Volshe....

And I am the Angel or the Devil who whispers in your ear, depending on what you need.  :laugh:

Hmm............. Sounds intriguing...........

Volshe, was that for you or for me? :laugh:
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Confederate on June 17, 2017, 10:23:14 AM

I had the honor to attend Pushkin Institute while Natalya Ivanovna Formanovskaya (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Формановская,_Наталья_Ивановна ) was still teaching there.


I am just dust on your shoes, Volshe....

And I am the Angel or the Devil who whispers in your ear, depending on what you need.  :laugh:

Hmm............. Sounds intriguing...........


for you dear Orchid.  :)

Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Maxx on June 17, 2017, 10:27:39 AM

I had the honor to attend Pushkin Institute while Natalya Ivanovna Formanovskaya (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Формановская,_Наталья_Ивановна ) was still teaching there.


I am just dust on your shoes, Volshe....

And I am the Angel or the Devil who whispers in your ear, depending on what you need.  :laugh:

Hmm............. Sounds intriguing...........


for you dear Orchid.  :)


Don't threaten me ever.
Title: The Taj Mahal at sunrise
Post by: Orchid on July 14, 2017, 09:00:58 PM
(https://s10.postimg.org/u2e3584dl/DSC_0298.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/m9nfd8yed/)

(https://s2.postimg.org/n47256bwp/DSC_0328.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/h39d83pad/)

(https://s4.postimg.org/a0tu174tp/DSC_0323.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/htkht6asp/)
Title: The Taj Mahal at sunrise
Post by: Orchid on July 14, 2017, 09:14:07 PM
I wish every man would bring a woman that he loves to this place.
Eight years of Shah Jahan's loneliness and isolation have created a cosmos that attracts man's love.
And it is never enough...
It's a good idea to give her a present, so she would remember this special time.
The best present would be local jewelries.
For example blue topaz that I brought back to the US. My favorite!!!

(https://s11.postimg.org/728tlgaf7/DSC_0013.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/viqzfxb5r/)

When you leave Taj Mahal, and she does not expect anything else, give her another piece like this exquisite necklace with turquoise on fabric.

(https://s13.postimg.org/e7ysbou93/DSC_0022.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/fa8yu8d2b/)

.....or something simple like this white opal

(https://s24.postimg.org/axf5olq9h/DSC_0026.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/gyculocvl/)
Title: The Taj Mahal at sunrise
Post by: Orchid on July 14, 2017, 09:29:48 PM
I wish every woman would see the Taj Mahal at sunrise.
Wear your best dress and be prepared for barefoot modeling on a white marble.
Then you can go together to chose local perfume oil.
It is totally different from regular perfume.
Just one drop of this oil goes deep into skin and stays long.
It looks like this:

(https://s3.postimg.org/77f9g0bc3/DSC_0048.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/40kpwdqvz/)

Then it would be nice to refresh with juice that is made in your presence.
My favorite was watermelon and grapes.
After visiting India, I do not eat watermelon... I drink it.

(https://s21.postimg.org/d3jijwmyf/DSC_0053.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/vvvdnhjcj/)

And after long day, you can invest the rest of your energy into Kama Sutra in warm and tender night of Colonial India.....

(https://s10.postimg.org/a448q682h/DSC_0164.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/rhej513dh/)

(https://s24.postimg.org/5dw4b1t6t/DSC_0089.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ss43mzb41/)

(https://s13.postimg.org/6j592tdxj/DSC_0166.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/hiqgef4cj/)
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Tom Cat on July 14, 2017, 10:02:38 PM
Wonderful photos Orchid. Thank you for sharing!
If someday I'm blessed to have a special lady in my life, I will definitely put this on the Orchid recommends to do list. :)
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on July 14, 2017, 10:19:33 PM
Wonderful photos Orchid. Thank you for sharing!
If someday I'm blessed to have a special lady in my life, I will definitely put this on the Orchid recommends to do list. :)

I know you will.  :)
Title: India. Goa.
Post by: Orchid on July 14, 2017, 10:33:24 PM

(https://s21.postimg.org/sjxj6ugtz/DSC_0003.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/67zqdghpv/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/qesvcqi9b/DSC_0029.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/hwjf8ebqj/)

(https://s14.postimg.org/ukbol71m9/DSC_0116.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/cua005o19/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/3xbdpxs8v/DSC_0148.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/b0j95jxob/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/55f34wssp/DSC_0707.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/n885w4on9/)

(https://s11.postimg.org/6gfo7jx0z/DSC_0575.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/rq3aiedbj/)

(https://s12.postimg.org/bme1quezh/DSC_0426.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/952ajkv2x/)
Title: India. Goa.
Post by: Orchid on July 14, 2017, 10:42:24 PM
(https://s3.postimg.org/8iop2409f/DSC_0198.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/987heh0sv/)

(https://s18.postimg.org/7drac88p5/DSC_0200.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/46wqslo91/)

(https://s12.postimg.org/i5n22pal9/DSC_0181.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/tur1qo1jt/)

(https://s24.postimg.org/8g1djc7lx/DSC_0207.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/5ypmc2npd/)

(https://s3.postimg.org/ub4s5uger/DSC_0470.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/n7wwq8az3/)

(https://s1.postimg.org/6e82sz3m7/DSC_0034.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/fyrpfusy3/)
Title: India. Goa.
Post by: Orchid on July 14, 2017, 11:07:07 PM
(https://s24.postimg.org/pzj2n1rpx/DSC_0339.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/xs9qf0xox/)

(https://s22.postimg.org/7rh37yjqp/DSC_0741.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/ug6a7j14d/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/cx2dfea5b/DSC_0263.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/fr5isucbf/)

(https://s22.postimg.org/i1z65cyu9/DSC_0102.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/48atgb68t/)

You will see vultures everywhere in India. It was difficult to adjust to their presence.
Very strong reminder that people are weak and life is short....

(https://s24.postimg.org/m5fxfa4p1/DSC_0316.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/54x16lrnl/)

(https://s2.postimg.org/ig00fnpfd/DSC_0346.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/y1hbzm1dh/)

(https://s14.postimg.org/tz3fij8rl/DSC_0164.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/e0upseejh/)

(https://s17.postimg.org/49fr63xz3/DSC_0734.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/yqvlxnlbv/)
Title: India. Goa.
Post by: Orchid on July 14, 2017, 11:16:34 PM

(https://s24.postimg.org/4qs8zohlh/DSC_0114.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/419gnbh1t/)

(https://s12.postimg.org/91pxd5e7x/DSC_0155.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/a403vox15/)

(https://s3.postimg.org/9e21o6xyr/DSC_0528.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/h6spg63xr/)

(https://s2.postimg.org/lp1ldv5x5/DSC_0210.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/z5yjwqg8l/)

(https://s10.postimg.org/5k5tucw89/DSC_0273.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/wur529z51/)

(https://s23.postimg.org/5myiodj8r/DSC_0445.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/rywbhricn/)

(https://s23.postimg.org/xu19mztzv/DSC_0571.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/vcpifqa3b/)
Title: India. Goa.
Post by: Orchid on July 14, 2017, 11:35:12 PM
Goa is flooded with Russians.... Even menus at restaurants are in Russian.
Many local people speak a little Russian.

(https://s21.postimg.org/k9exqidt3/DSC_0336.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6fql1gl7n/)

(https://s1.postimg.org/mj7wj2lq7/DSC_0067.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/m6gicw3gb/)

(https://s9.postimg.org/7wr8d84pb/DSC_0561.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/jymm7ddxn/)

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Title: India. Goa.
Post by: Orchid on July 14, 2017, 11:47:55 PM
At the end of this year I am going back to India.
Yes, I am choosing Goa. Luxury beaches!!!
It will be two months of solitude.
Jogging on beach at sunrise, meditation at sunset, and studying, studying, studying in between.......

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Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Volshe on July 15, 2017, 01:24:49 AM
Thank you for these treats, dear Orchid  :loving: It's like a dream. Thank you for sharing it with us  :loving: :loving: :loving:
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on July 15, 2017, 11:45:26 AM
Thank you for these treats, dear Orchid  :loving: It's like a dream. Thank you for sharing it with us  :loving: :loving: :loving:

Thank you.
The most difficult is to chose pictures to post. I have thousands of them.....
I look at my pictures, dive in my memory, and it takes hours to make a post.

I am going to Las Vegas in the morning.
This thread will wait until I am back.
India is so exotic, diverse, and fascinated country!!!
Whatever you say about it is never enough.

Love you, Volshe!  :)
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Volshe on July 15, 2017, 11:48:21 AM
Thank you for these treats, dear Orchid  :loving: It's like a dream. Thank you for sharing it with us  :loving: :loving: :loving:

Thank you.
The most difficult is to chose pictures to post. I have thousands of them.....
I look at my pictures, dive in my memory, and it takes hours to make a post.

I am going to Las Vegas in the morning.
This thread will wait until I am back.
India is so exotic, diverse, and fascinated country!!!
Whatever you say about it is never enough.

Love you, Volshe!  :)

Right back at you!  :loving: Enjoy Las Vegas!  We'll be waiting for you  :loving:
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: 2tallbill on July 15, 2017, 02:19:45 PM
I know you will.  :)

Great photos Orchid,

Thank you so much for this thread !!

Title: A thread for my friend.
Post by: 2tallbill on July 15, 2017, 02:29:02 PM
I am going to Las Vegas in the morning.

It's supposed to be 113F which is approx 45C in Las Vegas today.
Hopefully you stay cool, and stay wet. It's a dry heat sort of like
putting your head in an oven then stuffing a hair dryer in your
mouth, but our Orchid is an adventurer and will be fine.

She just needs to remember to wear sunglasses to protect her eyes
from the hazards of umbrella drinks.

Schastlivogo puti!

P!
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on July 15, 2017, 07:10:17 PM
I am going to Las Vegas in the morning.

It's supposed to be 113F which is approx 45C in Las Vegas today.
Hopefully you stay cool, and stay wet. It's a dry heat sort of like
putting your head in an oven then stuffing a hair dryer in your
mouth, but our Orchid is an adventurer and will be fine.


Our friend has sold his house there.
We are going to help him packing. He is an old gentleman.
There is a water pool. I will swim if I am too hot.
Mid July is the worst time to go to Las Vegas if you are a tourist.
But I am planning to live there..... Heat will be a part of my life.

Still will do something at night.
There is always something going on in Vegas.
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on July 15, 2017, 07:13:04 PM

She just needs to remember to wear sunglasses to protect her eyes
from the hazards of umbrella drinks.

Schastlivogo puti!


What can I say?
You are always in my heart, my precious friend!
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: ?ManyQuestions? on July 20, 2017, 05:59:18 PM
Nice pics Orchid!


Bora Bora is my next dream destination.

Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Confederate on July 21, 2017, 12:24:38 AM
I am going to Las Vegas in the morning.

It's supposed to be 113F which is approx 45C in Las Vegas today.
Hopefully you stay cool, and stay wet. It's a dry heat sort of like
putting your head in an oven then stuffing a hair dryer in your
mouth, but our Orchid is an adventurer and will be fine.


Our friend has sold his house there.
We are going to help him packing. He is an old gentleman.
There is a water pool. I will swim if I am too hot.
Mid July is the worst time to go to Las Vegas if you are a tourist.
But I am planning to live there..... Heat will be a part of my life.

Still will do something at night.
There is always something going on in Vegas.

This might be fun and romantic for you and hubby.  :loving:

https://www.venetian.com/resort/attractions/gondola-rides.html
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on July 21, 2017, 02:10:07 AM
I am going to Las Vegas in the morning.

It's supposed to be 113F which is approx 45C in Las Vegas today.
Hopefully you stay cool, and stay wet. It's a dry heat sort of like
putting your head in an oven then stuffing a hair dryer in your
mouth, but our Orchid is an adventurer and will be fine.


Our friend has sold his house there.
We are going to help him packing. He is an old gentleman.
There is a water pool. I will swim if I am too hot.
Mid July is the worst time to go to Las Vegas if you are a tourist.
But I am planning to live there..... Heat will be a part of my life.

Still will do something at night.
There is always something going on in Vegas.

This might be fun and romantic for you and hubby.  :loving:

https://www.venetian.com/resort/attractions/gondola-rides.html

I always spend some time at the Venetian when I am in Las Vegas.
Love it's spirit and interiors, but it is still nothing to compare to real Venice, one of my favorite places in this world...
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on July 21, 2017, 02:12:22 AM

It's supposed to be 113F which is approx 45C in Las Vegas today.
Hopefully you stay cool, and stay wet. It's a dry heat sort of like
putting your head in an oven then stuffing a hair dryer in your
mouth


Believe or not, but it was raining in Vegas....  :ROFL:
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on July 21, 2017, 02:41:25 AM

This might be fun and romantic for you and hubby.  :loving:

https://www.venetian.com/resort/attractions/gondola-rides.html

I doubt that a gondola is a romantic place for a former US Marine Corps officer size 5X.....
Never attempted to try though...    Prefer to have fun alive....   :rolleye0009:
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Volshe on July 21, 2017, 04:51:51 AM

I doubt that a gondola is a romantic place for a former US Marine Corps officer size 5X.....
Never attempted to try though...    Prefer to have fun alive....   :rolleye0009:

 :thumbsup:

That's how we reason!  ;D A gondola/ narrow canoe, is used commonly as transportation on our Lake Skadar. It's usually an older lady and a goat or a dog on it, or the lady taking cheese she made to the market on the other shore... An average Montenegrin guy 2m high and of some 110-120 kg, getting into the gondola, more so together with his beloved... Not really... (At least i've never seen a scene like that!)  ;D
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on July 21, 2017, 09:17:56 AM

I doubt that a gondola is a romantic place for a former US Marine Corps officer size 5X.....
Never attempted to try though...    Prefer to have fun alive....   :rolleye0009:

 :thumbsup:

That's how we reason!  ;D A gondola/ narrow canoe, is used commonly as transportation on our Lake Skadar. It's usually an older lady and a goat or a dog on it, or the lady taking cheese she made to the market on the other shore... An average Montenegrin guy 2m high and of some 110-120 kg, getting into the gondola, more so together with his beloved... Not really... (At least i've never seen a scene like that!)  ;D

Now I know why he repeats so often "You are my rock!"   :ROFL: 
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Volshe on July 21, 2017, 09:57:56 AM

Now I know why he repeats so often "You are my rock!"   :ROFL:

 :thumbsup: 'Six degrees of separation' and all that!  :loving: :king:

Title: A thread for my friend.
Post by: 2tallbill on July 24, 2017, 02:50:00 PM
Believe or not, but it was raining in Vegas....  :ROFL:

I believe it only because you've said it. It rarely rains there in the summer time
and it always caused flash floods. If you see water flowing across a road, never
drive over it, so many people have lost their lives in flash floods.

My parents live 207 miles (333km) South of Las Vegas. I lived there as a kid
but was very happy to leave.
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on July 24, 2017, 11:12:40 PM
If you see water flowing across a road, never drive over it, so many people have lost their lives in flash floods.

Hmm..... good to know.
Yes, driving is special in the US. Sometimes you feel very strong connection to God...
I remember I have leaned the first time that my husband is catholic when we caught black ice.

My hospital is on a hill. One time my jaguar could not reach the top of that hill.
I was sliding down the hill against all those cars with hospital employees at the beginning of work day.
All I could was to pray. I still remember that prayer...
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on July 24, 2017, 11:17:54 PM

My parents live 207 miles (333km) South of Las Vegas. I lived there as a kid
but was very happy to leave.

May I ask you why?

Las Vegas became more expensive.
The first time I saw paid parking. It was at MGM.
Shows and buffets are more expensive.
No sales at stores.

There were so many British!!! Why do they come in summer?
The weather in winter is so good!!!
Title: A thread for my friend.
Post by: 2tallbill on July 25, 2017, 12:39:36 PM

My parents live 207 miles (333km) South of Las Vegas. I lived there as a kid
but was very happy to leave.

May I ask you why?

Las Vegas became more expensive.
The first time I saw paid parking. It was at MGM.
Shows and buffets are more expensive.
No sales at stores.

There were so many British!!! Why do they come in summer?
The weather in winter is so good!!!

There isn't much 207 miles South of Las Vegas. There weren't many jobs there
especially when I left. Now the largest employer in the area is one of the prisons
there. The prison population far exceeds the non prison population.


Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on July 29, 2017, 03:05:56 PM

My parents live 207 miles (333km) South of Las Vegas. I lived there as a kid
but was very happy to leave.

May I ask you why?

Las Vegas became more expensive.
The first time I saw paid parking. It was at MGM.
Shows and buffets are more expensive.
No sales at stores.

There were so many British!!! Why do they come in summer?
The weather in winter is so good!!!

There isn't much 207 miles South of Las Vegas. There weren't many jobs there
especially when I left. Now the largest employer in the area is one of the prisons
there. The prison population far exceeds the non prison population.

Together with desert landscape and unbearable heat sounds awful.
Completely opposite to what people experience in Las Vegas
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Orchid on July 29, 2017, 03:07:49 PM

I had the honor to attend Pushkin Institute while Natalya Ivanovna Formanovskaya (https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Формановская,_Наталья_Ивановна ) was still teaching there.


I am just dust on your shoes, Volshe....

And I am the Angel or the Devil who whispers in your ear, depending on what you need.  :laugh:

My preference is the Angel, because the Devil usually comes without any invitation....
Title: India
Post by: Orchid on July 29, 2017, 03:21:35 PM
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Title: India. A story of one girl.
Post by: Orchid on July 29, 2017, 03:27:29 PM
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I was shooting Fishing Village in Mumbai when I saw this girl.
She was very close, but she did not pay any attention to me. She was looking at sea.
She has a plastic bag in her hand. What was in that bag?

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Title: India. A story of one girl.
Post by: Orchid on July 29, 2017, 03:33:28 PM
Then she walked closer to the sea.
She waited for a minute, looked back, and thew her bag in the sea.
I place the pictures in the order how I took them.

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Title: India. A story of one girl.
Post by: Orchid on July 29, 2017, 03:40:08 PM
She was waiting for a minute again.
Then she stepped into water, pushed her bag under water, and went back...

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Title: India. A story of one girl.
Post by: Orchid on July 29, 2017, 03:48:18 PM
Then she stopped at the same place where I saw her fist.
She took the last look at Arabian sea and left.

(https://s18.postimg.org/v228n8oyx/DSC_0106.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/q3eq8pl5x/)

And was wondering if I have caught on camera the moment when a little girl buries her childhood and becomes a little woman.

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Title: India
Post by: Orchid on July 29, 2017, 04:09:23 PM
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Title: India
Post by: Orchid on July 29, 2017, 04:13:36 PM
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Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Volshe on July 30, 2017, 01:59:59 AM
Orchid, your photography of people and portraits in particular are breathtaking! Wow! All of them are outstanding, but imo the series with little girl at the ocean is iconic! Thank you so much for sharing!  :loving:
Title: A thread for my friend.
Post by: 2tallbill on July 30, 2017, 11:23:06 AM
Orchid, your photography of people and portraits in particular are breathtaking! Wow! All of them are outstanding, but imo the series with little girl at the ocean is iconic! Thank you so much for sharing!  :loving:

+100

Volshe said what I wanted to say!

What a beautiful thread!
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Tom Cat on July 30, 2017, 11:34:23 AM
Orchid, this thread is such a joy to read and view the many wonderful photos.
Thank you so very much for sharing these treasures.
Title: Re: A thread for my friend.
Post by: Confederate on July 30, 2017, 01:47:44 PM
Orchid, this thread is such a joy to read and view the many wonderful photos.
Thank you so very much for sharing these treasures.

Ditto.  :thumbsup:
Title: Graffiti for Mr. AvHdB
Post by: Orchid on August 16, 2017, 03:51:54 AM
I took this picture in Cochin, India.
You always need to see graffity with the building or street first.

(https://s18.postimg.org/6lcbaj8d5/DSC_0735-1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ri8jf76dx/)

... and then a little bit closer:

(https://s18.postimg.org/4fi0g14wp/DSC_0735.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/8omqi785x/)
Title: Re: Graffiti for Mr. AvHdB
Post by: 2tallbill on September 22, 2017, 11:24:15 AM
I took this picture in Cochin, India.
You always need to see graffity with the building or street first.

Thank you for the thread, love the photos and love seeing what catches your eye.