Today’s video comes from Paris and from the most famous sight in there – the Eiffel Tower. I shot this video to remember and to show what it’s like to travel up there to the top of the Eiffel Tower. And then again coming back down on the ground. You know the elevator inside the Eiffel Tower does not take you quite to the top. This means you have to walk the last stairs all by yourself.
But it’s really worth all the cost and the trouble going up to the Eiffel Tower. With the trouble I mean queueing during a hot day and travelling high up in a small elevator. Travelling together in a small place with all them unknown people whose language you don’t even know to speak. Watching the ground beneath you reciding knowing there is no turning back. But the view from there, from the top of the Eiffel Tower, is really something. Spectacular, unforgettable and worth all the cost and trouble, like I said. And then again, in the night time, when you are walking the Parisian streets in the centre, the view of the lights in the Eiffel Tower really bring about something indescribable for a tourist.
You might also be interested in the article I wrote in Finnish about the Best sights in Paris. It is telling about the best hotels, restaurants and Indian restaurants in Paris also, back in 2017. The interesting point to be made was that an Indian restaurant in Paris, for which Indivue would give five stars for the taste, was only at 12159th position in TripAdvisor. – Makes you wonder how good food there might be in the first 100 restaurants in Paris. Maybe this is the reason why they had to invent them Michelin stars. See also the video of the Best sights in Paris.
But back to this video – After watching it, this short video about the trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower and back on the ground, you will get to see more YouTube videos about the Eiffel Tower and things related. So enjoy your visual adventure and do subscribe Indivue’s YouTube -channel for more travel & art -videos to come!
Back in 2005, the trip from Mumbai airport to Colaba, in the Southern Mumbai, took some one hour, when you had to drive through the whole city of Mumbai. Although the trip through the city was a very thrilling experience for a first timer, it was still nice to experience this Bandra Worli Sea Link -bridge which they had built on the sea, to make the travelling in Mumbai a lot easier and much faster, ten years later – In 2015 a taxi from Mumbai airport to Colaba took more than half an hour less of your time. Less than thirty minutes outside rush hour.
During night time this Bandra Worli Sea Link -bridge is lit nicely and you can enjoy the night time view along with the traffic lights and skyscraper lights from hotels like Taj Lands End in Bandra. This is a very much recommendable sight during night, I must say. Unfortunately this hotel did not have a roof top terrace with a restaurant – That would have really crown it all.
Day time you can visit the near by Bandra Fort and park and then watch the sun set in the horizon, behind the Arabian Sea. Sunset on the rocks in Bandra Bandstand will look something like in the video you will find in the link.
Today let me introduce to you a video titled 12 ways to travel in India.
It took some ten years to shoot this video. The reason being that the scenes are from various parts of India: East, North and West of India, and I was actually living in Finland most of the time. The distance between India and Finland is some 6000 kilometers. But here it is now – 12 ways to travel in India, in just two minutes – a video inspiring and encouraging other travellers to try the Indian train, camel, horse, scooter, airplane, bicycle rickshaw and what else – see it for yourself!
See also the India video collection, the videos of which will tell you about the real India the way I saw it, heard it, experienced it, and subscribe Indivue YouTube-channel for more updates to come! You will find plenty of videos especially from North and Central Goa and South Goa as well.
I visited Oslo in Norway quite a while ago. It was summertime and the weather was fine, though every now and then the sudden rain surprised me coming down from the sunny sky without any warning. It was almost like a summer in Helsinki.
In one of them beautiful sunny moments I managed to video shoot this scene by the sea, right in the centre of Oslo. In this video you can see people having lunch in a near-by restaurant ship and hear the radio shouting so loud that one was hardly able to hear the seagulls. The small ship you see in this video might be coming back from a sightseeing tour around the nearby islands or fjords. There were many such cruises happening in Oslo centre, but unfortunately I had no chance to experience that.
Still, after watching this short video of mine you will automatically get to see more Youtubevideos about Oslo and things related, so take a look and enjoy – maybe one can find the video of fjordcruises as well someday!
You might also like to read my previous article about this same city, called Art and traveltips for Oslo, where you will see a digital painting inspired by my visit in the capital of Norway. In case you want to have the painting, read the instructions here!
Allthough Chennai is very well known for its own film industry Tamil cinema, also known as Kollywood, there was also one nice Bollywood movie shot there. The movie is called Chennai Express, and it is starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone.
This video is from the landscapes of Kuusamo in North of Finland. Some say Kuusamo is not yet Lapland, but to me it looked very much like it. This video was shot on top of Ruka during the ruska time in September, when the weather is cool and the trees are colourful.
Last spring 2017 I did photography on all the Helsinki metrostations, from one end to the other, from Ruoholahti to Vuosaari, and made them into collages.
It was not an easy job, since most of the people passing by looked at me as if I was taking selfies only.
You know, Helsinki has alltogether 17 metrostations by the end of summer 2017, but here covered are all the 14 stations from Ruoholahti to Vuosaari only, because for a tourist those missing 3 metrostations, Myllypuro, Kontula and Mellunmäki, don’t have much relevance. But in case you wish to visit those places, you can change the metro in Itäkeskus and it will take you there.
Another reason is, that sooner or later, this same metroline I’m talking about, metro from Vuosaari to Ruoholahti, will take you all the way from Vuosaari to neighbouring Espoo city as well. So this article is also a salute to all the people in Espoo getting to know Helsinki, in addition to all the other tourists coming to Helsinki, Finland from all over the world. So here they are, with the photocollages and relevant links to Finnish introductions, to traveltips in English and to Insta images –
All the Helsinki metrostations from Ruoholahti to Vuosaari
Helsinki metro starts from Ruoholahti, which is two stops from the centre to the west direction.
Itäkeskus is the last metrostop where you can travel with any metro you take from Helsinki centre. After Itäkeskus you will go either to Vuosaari direction or Mellunmäki direction. Here in this article we will go towards Vuosaari.
See this artistically inspired photo collage from Itäkeskus metrotunnel bigger in the following link Itäkeskus in Finnish.
This week, let me introduce to you an Indivue digital painting inspired by the city of Margao in Goa, India.
Margao is the capital of South Goa, and in case you are plannin to travel there yourself, you might want to take a look at Indivue travel experiences from South Goa and see all the Goan beachesas well.
This week let me introduce to you an Indivue digital painting inspired by the river and bridges in Rome, Italy, during the sunny and hot summer days.
In case you are plannin to travel to Rome yourself, take a look at Indivue triptips for Rome, which I wrote for Tripadvisor – you will find many handy hints from there – here’s the link http://bit.ly/TripToRome
For all you new readers let me advertise that Indivue has been photographing and blogging about various travel destinations, especially from India, for 12 years – find more of them in www.indivue.blogspot.com bilingually and remember to follow and like Indivue in social media for more inspiring art and traveltips to come!