Snowman in Goa and other random scenes of Christmas in India

Goan church with a Christmas wish in 2006
Snowman in Goa, India
Snowman in Goa, India
Goan church with moon and Christmas lights
Goan church with moon and Christmas lights
Goan church with a Christmas wish in 2006
Goan church with a Christmas wish in 2006
Goan gasstation with a Christmas wish
Goan gasstation with a Christmas wish
Goan bank with a Christmas wish in 2011
Goan bank with a Christmas wish in 2011

Here’s five random scenes of Christmas in Goa, India.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year.

Read more about Goa as a travel destination here!

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5 random scenes from the Vatican City State

Entrance to the Vatican City State
St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City
St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City
Entrance to the Vatican City State
Entrance to the Vatican City State
Fountain outside the Vatican City
Fountain outside the Vatican City
Inside St. Peter's Basilica
Inside St. Peter’s Basilica
View over Rome from the Vatican City State
View over Rome from the Vatican City State

After these 5 random scenes from the Vatican City State, photographed with a special technique, check what else Indivue has blogged about the neighboring city Rome

and photography

Read also about other interesting sights from Europe!

Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram, and 5 reasons to see it


Shore Temple is located by the sea in the East Coast of India and it is said to have been built in 700 – 728 AD. Here’s 5 reasons why you should go and see this Hindu temple by the Bay of Bengal. It has survived over 2500 years by the sea and even a tsunami –

5 reasons to see the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram

  1. Shore Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Monument. 
  2. It is one of the oldest structural stone temples of South India.
  3. Shore Temple is beautiful and impressive to look and experience at.
  4. Shore Temple is located by the Bay of Bengal, so you get to see the East Coast of India at the same time.
  5. Mahabalipuram Dance Festival is held by this site, to celebrate traditional Indian dance.

The photographs from Mahabalipuram show you the clear blue sky on a typical hot and sunny day in Tamil Nadu. There’s a green nature surrounding the Shore Temples.

In addition to lions and Nandi, many Gods and Goddesses were also carved in the temple stones. See the images attached –

Shore Temple, a World Heritage Monument
Wall of the Shore Temple
Images of Gods carved in stone inside the Shore Temple
Top of the Shore Temple in Mamallapuram, India
Top of the Shore Temple in Mamallapuram, India

See also this Indivue short video about this over 2500 year old Indian temple and its surroundings.

Indivue shortvideo about the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram

After watching the Indivue shortvideo about the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram, see the nearby city Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Other famous places in Tamil Nadu, in addition to Chennai and Mahabalipuram, are Puducherry and Auroville, for example.

Read also about the other places in India which Indivue visited and photographed. And subscribe for the new updates to come!

More details of the Shore temple can be found from the Incredible India website link attached.

5 reasons to visit Old Goa

Park in Old Goa

Old Goa is a historically significant area in-between North Goa and South Goa, little bit towards inland from the capital of Goa, Panjim. Several Christian worship places are located in there, and because of them Old Goa is a World Heritage site.

Here’s five reasons why you should visit Old Goa –

1.Basilica of Bom Jesus, located in Old Goa, is the most spectacular Christian building in Goa, India. There is a lot to see in the walls and aisles of Basilica of Bom Jesus for people interested in church art. Inside the building there is also a beautiful garden.

2. Basilica of Bom Jesus keeps the grave of St. Francis Xavier and through the glass cover you can see the remains of his body and pay respect. St. Francis Xavier was a Roman Catholic missionary whose 500th birthday was celebrated in 2006, from the time of which these photographs are also from.

3. Old Goa in India is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

4. The nature and trees in Old Goa are beautiful. You can also see lot of Portuguese-style architecture and one Mahatma Gandhi statue there.

5. There’s also few other Christian churches for a cultured person to see, such as the Church of St. Francis of Assisi.

You can read this article in Finnish here: Viisi syytä vierailla Vanhassa Goassa

Find more inspiring places to go from Indivue’s Travel Opus to Goa!

Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa
Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa

Wall decoration in Basilica of Bom Jesus
Wall decoration in Basilica of Bom Jesus

The grave of St. Francis Xavier in Basilica of Bom Jesus
The grave of St. Francis Xavier in Basilica of Bom Jesus

St. Francis Xavier 500-year-birthday in 2006
St. Francis Xavier 500-year-birthday in 2006

Park in Old Goa
Park in Old Goa

Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Old Goa
Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Old Goa

Gandhistatue in Old Goa
Gandhi statue in Old Goa

Mussoorie in India and 5 reasons to go there

Roads high in Himalaya mountains, India Roads high in Himalaya mountains, India

Narrow roads in India, high in the mountains, can make you feel dizzy, like in the video attached, but here’s 5 reasons to go to Mussoorie anyway –

5 reasons to visit Mussoorie –

1. If you want to experience the Himalayan mountains in India, then Mussoorie in Uttarakhand is the first hillstation to go, nearest to Delhi.

2. Narrow roads by the hillside will give you plenty of tension and excitement with real highs, no matter what is your vehicle.

3. In the spring and during the monsoon, a hillstation in India is a cool place to be, when the heat is next to unbearable elsewhere in India.

4. Sunset behind the mountains is really awesome.

5. Morning and sunrise behind the fog will leave you speachless.

Check also what else I´ve blogged about India and see the authentic videos, which will take you to a hillride in the Himalayas as well.

Indivues Travel Opus to India will tell you travel experiences from over past 13 years. You can read it also in Finnish here.

Edges of the mountain roads
Edges of the mountain roads

Houses by the Himalaya mountains
Houses by the Himalaya mountains

Altitude over 6000ft
Altitude over 6000ft takes your breath away

Sunset in Mussoorie, hillstation in North India
Sunset in Mussoorie, hillstation in North India

Foggy sunrise in Mussoorie, hillstation in North India
Foggy sunrise in Mussoorie, hillstation in North India

5 random scenes from Berlin

Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin
Plaza near Checkpoint Charlie
Plaza near Checkpoint Charlie
Berlin Television Tower, Fernsehturm
Berlin Television Tower, Fernsehturm
Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin
Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin
Metrotunnel, Berlin
Metrotunnel, Berlin
Potsdamer Platz, Berlin
Potsdamer Platz, Berlin

Here’s 5 random scenes from Berlin, which were been photographed with an uncommon lense. Read and see what else Indivue has blogged about Berlin and Europe.

Find more random scenes from Amsterdam and Barcelona as well!

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Ideas and reviews for Barcelona

 

 

 

Was travelling in lovely Barcelona in October. Here’s a couple of Instagram pics from there.

 

Check also some indivue ideas and reviews for Barcelona in the TripAdvisor and keep travelling!

About Barcelona in Finnish here in this link.

India photography in black & white and sepia

 

These images in black & white and sepia have been taken while travelling in India during the years 2006 – 2015 and these photos have been blogged in Indivue.

None of these photos are staged nor posed, thus presenting India very much like it is.

Read more from Indivue in English or in Finnish at www.indivue.blogspot.com!