Recently Captured :)

Our long weekend will be ending in about 5 hours from now and what a wonderful weekend it was. S, I and couple of our friends went to Blemheim Palace near Oxford City. Except for the cloudy weather and the elaborate history on the life of Sir Winston Churchill at the Palace, it was excellent. The gardens were beautiful. Apparently, the current resident of the Palace is John George Vanderbilt Henry Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough (No…I didn’t by heart the whole thing…I cut and paste it :D) and how lucky is he to be living in such a beautiful place.

The pictures below were taken in one of the palace gardens’ called the ‘Secret Garden’…sounds mystical doesn’t it? And it is equally beautiful. Two of the pics below…

PS: I thought the pictures looked good in Black & White. If anyone wants to take a look at the coloured ones….let me know 🙂 Hope you guys like ’em.

I will also be posting some pics of Jousting.…sport of the rich and noble 😀 If you don’t know what I mean…watch A Knight’s Tale starring the late Heath Ledger. So Stay Tuned….! 

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Boy King Tutankhamun on Public Display

One of the most amazing news that has come out in the last few months has been this! The boy king Tutankhamun’s mummified body has been displayed for public in The Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt.

Tutankhamun. Image borrowed from dancewithshadows.com

I have always wanted to visit Egypt and now my desire has grown even stronger.

We are so caught up with things happening around us that we tend to ignore some very amazing discoveries taking place. After 3000 yrs, public can now be face to face with the boy king. It is amazing that the mummified body has been preserved so well over the centuries with almost no technology or hi-tech machines available to our ancestors. The only threat the body now has is from you & me (i.e., tourists). Due to excessive public viewings, there is a fear that the humidity and the heat they bring into the room could be harful to the body. But Dr. Zahi Hawass who unearthed the body and placed it in a glass chamber is confident that no harm will be done.

You can read more about it here.