Travel is an essential part of our life's! In fact if you see it at a deeper level, life in itself is a journey. A journey we begin with unknown and close it with a kaleidoscope of stories.
Stories which we create during our journey and that is what matters when we are standing at the horizon of life and looking back on the road we took, the milestone of our life, our happy times and the not so happy times. We all want to have a journey which shows what an eventful life we lived.
Here is a small milestone story of mine!! Alone on the street!!
My first trip alone on the streets was an early morning trip to Charminar, back in 2016! On a cool morning in March at 5:30am I ventured out for the first time. With a scarf and my camera bag, I felt like a warrior who is out to attack the "I don't know what", but that is how I thought of it. When I reached the place the sun had already woken up, saying hellos to all..... with almost no vehicle traffic and no sound of synced horns buzzing my hear. It felt almost surreal and there flew all my apprehension.
One of my first pictures of Charminar ....
There, just near Charminar, u see the huge green door and the first thing my grey cells think is "How many men it will take to open it", yes, frivolous, but then my grey cells are famous for these kind of thoughts!! Here was the Macca Masjid, in you go and there are pigeons everywhere! What a sight it is, I recommend all, if you are a photographer, a jogger, a walker, early bird or a early worm do not miss out on a place where pigeons are fed. (yes ignore the shit there!!)
The early morning sight of these are just awesome....the colours in the sky and the chatter chatter of people (2 chatters are intentional) and the flutter of the wings of this shitting bird, yes they shit a lot!! psst., I have enhanced the sky colours in my picture below.
Now see this .....child, pigeons and a frame!!
I ended up staying at the place for a long time.... the small fountain in the Masjid gave me beautiful frames!! Here are a few...
The reflection of my visit, The Charminar, The Masjid and the Pigeons....
I am glad that I took that first trip.....my journey to the horizon must have began long back but my stories telling has began now!! Just a tip to everyone out there, if you want to travel alone, start with a place within your city and check how you fair in it. If you can travel too unknown or new territory within your trajectory, then you can travel anywhere.....this sound odd but Ghosh! this is true!! So ends my first Blog!!