My Backyard

What, exactly, is my backyard like?

As I live near the top of a big highrise apartment, I don’t have a back yard in the true sense of the word. I don’t even have a balcony. I’m actually glad about this. We had one when we lived on the 11th floor and it was always loud and windy and not really a place to spend time – but we still paid rent for the space so it felt like wasted space.

Our buildings are inspired by the Brutalist Movement of the late 60’s early 70’s with lots of concrete and steel. One of the movement’s biggest proponents was a man who went by the name of Le Corbusier who was enamoured with the idea of the “Radiant City” – tall towers surrounded by green space. Our neighbourhood captures this well: Continue reading My Backyard

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Row

In October 2016 I went on my first trip to India – a solo trip to a whole bunch of cities, but my favourite of all of them was Varanasi. My colleagues in Bangalore all thought I was crazy for spending almost a week there. “You can see everything in two days!” they told me. And yes, that’s true. But I feel like I could have spent months there in my little neighbourhood Continue reading Tuesday Photo Challenge – Row