Of Tea Cups And Tea Pots ( Weekly Photo Challenge – SYMBOL)

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A humble tea set....

A humble tea set….

Last weekend we were taking a break from our regular busy routines to unwind and relax in another city close home. While we were all  ready and  set to paint the town red , I noticed this beautiful antique yet simple tea set in one corner of the Hotel lobby. And I was struck by not only its simple beauty but by the wonderful , beautiful memories it brought to my mind instantly.

A tea set for me is a symbol of refreshment and rejuvenation ; of sunny days and rainy evenings; of happy and fun conversations with my better half ( the tea is just an excuse 😉 ) ; of relaxed holidays and bird watching in the garden…

I am amazed as to how a humble tea set could trigger so many wonderful , positive and cheerful memories….so for me it is a symbol of optimistic, happy and carefree times!

P.S : Do you agree ? Do share with me your most favorite memories with this age old beverage… Any special stories..? feel free to share .

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Temple bell : Weekly Photo Challenge – On the way

Weekly Photo Challenge – on the way

On my walks in the North Eastern India , sometimes I  took  a detour to wander into my husband’s office. On the first day of my walk to the office complex , my eyes fell on a small temple shrine inside the  office grounds. What attracted me more was not the idol inside but the beautiful bells that hung outside it. I immediately took out my camera to capture the stunning golden bells against the contrasting red backdrop of the temple wall.

My better half who usually never appreciates something unless it is close to perfect was impressed by the way I perceived  a rather mundane looking temple bell and transformed it into a an object of art. What surprised me was that while all the office goers passed this temple on their way , no body really noticed these humble  looking bells or captured them through a lens.

But for me they were beautiful and so serene – a symbol of love,peace and tranquility.

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