Church of the Intercession on the Nerl

Church of the Intercession on the Nerl

Everything is bigger, grander and incredibly imposing in Russia. Anything of importance either reflects the sheer decadence of Tsarist opulence or the Soviet penchant for the grandiose.

Overlooking the Oka & Volga

Overlooking Volga & Oka

A vantage view of Nizhny Novgorod, birth place of Maxim Gorky, a meeting point of the Oka and Volga rivers and the first stop of our Trans-Siberian journey across Russia.

An evening turned into an eternity

An Evening at Amona

You know how time just slows down sometimes? And you feel like you’ve witnessed the birth and death of the cosmos, in the span of just a few moments.

Priya and the friendly stray

Priya and the friendly stray

On most evenings, when we head out exploring our surroundings, we bump into friendly stray dogs. Me being the dog whisperer that I am, I tell the dogs to go to Priya – where they get a few minutes of love and affection. Here is one nice fellow who followed us around the river at Amona.

A walk along the Ashwem Beach

A happy dog at the Ashwem Beach

It was for one such sunset shoot that we drove for 40-odd kilometres from Old Goa to Ashvem beach on a beautiful summer evening. The sky was just the right kind of cloudy. The quiet beach was a perfect stretch of clean sand, happy dogs and a whole lot of wildlife, both alive and dead. As we lazily ambled around, enjoying the seaside breeze, sights and sounds, Lovell captured a few snapshots from the beautiful evening.

Priya at the Alamparai Fort

Priya at the Alamparai Fort

On our way back to Chennai, from Pondicherry, we made a pit stop at the Alamparai Fort along the East Coast Road.