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Rhyolite Ghost Town near Death Valley

First it was the rivers and civilization began to flourish around the banks. Then came the railroads and new townships blossomed near the tracks. Then it was the lure of gold and untold riches that lured the faithful to build … Continue reading

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DEATH VALLEY

“I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs and gleams.”- Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince. (Death Valley pictures at surendra.smugmug.com) So why would … Continue reading

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Hiking Mount Diablo, Stargazing at Mount Hamilton

Mount Diablo State Park in the East Bay (Silicon Valley) offers a rich tapestry of plants, geological formations – Jurassic age rocks, fossilized sea shells from the ocean near the summit of this 3800 foot mountain- so as you go … Continue reading

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Hearst Castle San Simeon California

Over the years I have driven past “the castle”, this time I stayed overnight at San Simeon, the castle was only 4 miles out and little reason to give it a miss. I had little time, the tour was abridged … Continue reading

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Delhi-Qutab Minar, Humayun Tomb, Lotus Temple, RaisinaHill

(More pictures from Delhi at surendra.smugmug.com) I lived in Delhi for over 15 years, I have been away for over 21 years. Delhi to me defies definition. Like Rome, Delhi has history, Like New York – a settlement of nationalities, … Continue reading

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Naini Tal – jewel in the hills of Kumaon

For hundreds of years this was a well kept secret. Naini Tal a hill town in the foothill of the Himalayas and part of Kumaon region known for over 60 Lakes was a sacred place. The earliest known reference of … Continue reading

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3 Days inMonterrey- Colla de Caballo and Grutas de Garcia

40 Kilometers off Monterrey near the town of Santiago lie the falls of Coll de Caballo (Horse tail falls). An 82 feet cascade that resembles a horse tail. One can reach the fall through a short walk, on a horseback … Continue reading

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