Your search for art work ends here. I have been looking out for stuff to decorate my new home with. And all the art work that I have checked out though being gorgeous tends to fall on the expensive side! Don’t they all! (Sigh) So, imagine my whoop of happiness when I happened to come across this site. The rijk Museum has digitized their collection and we can all now access their images and download them!! What a treat! I have always loved paintings, I belong to the type who can just hours at a painting, you know the silent comatose like people you find in a museum, but such museums are hard to find here. So this was definitely a treat for me. Even if you don’t want to download, you could check them out.
All the software engineers out there who are lucky enough to belong to the companies which allow access to sites like Gmail, Facebook etc will understand when I say that Facebook becomes a habit. The habit compels you ( much like the Imperius curse, if you do not know what that is, then I don’t know you :P) to do the following steps:
1. Open your browser
2. Open your Facebook Page
3. Do a page down
4. Close the page, before your manages comes sneaking
This is repeated every 2 minutes!
Now I have decided to substitute Step 2 with the following
2. Open the Rijks Museum Page
So, in case you are looking out for artwork to update your home or if you just want to gaze and wonder at some of mankind’s most wondrous creations. Head on over here!! So what are you waiting for!
To further tempt you, this is a sample of what they have to offer.
So many things have changed and so many more changes to come!
It’s official, we have moved to Bangalore err…. Bengaluru and we are here to stay! It’s been 3 weeks now but the city didn’t charm me the way I thought it would. Well, the area I live in, at any rate. I used to live in Hyderabad, in an area that was filled with trees and I loved it. So when we decided that we would be moving here, I was delighted as I read TGND, whose blog I love. And she posts a lot about the beauty of Bengaluru. You can read some of them here, here and here. So you can imagine my despair when I came here and all I saw was concrete jungle. It was quite a shock!
But… (there’s always a ‘But’!) over the weekend we had a chance to visit the old Bengalure and we grabbed it both our hands. We started off with a leisurely stroll across Church Street with the aim of visiting Blossoms Book Shop, again courtesy TGND. And what a delight it was!
It is a book lovers h(e)aven! I was ogling at all the books and didn’t know where to start. Do you know those baskets that super markets have, the handheld ones. There were people who had those baskets and they were full of books!! I wanted to ask them for a photo, but didn’t want to come across as a stalker. Imagine you being in a book aisle and no one around you. Suddenly a person comes up and asks for a photo! Sounds like quite a scene! 😀
We followed that up with a trip to the famed MTR and had their yummilicious bisibelebath! OMG! It is to die for! Followed that up with a visit to the Egg Factory. We are gluttons, what can I say! But it is MTR which was the food highlight of the day! The smell of the long-lost Udipi restaurant just stole my heart away. Totally recharged, we were off to explore M.G. Road and it was quite a delight. We winded up the day with Cubbon Park, it was such a pleasure to be surrounded by the greenery.
That is it for now, my folks! Hopefully, much more to follow. I for one am eagerly awaiting to explore more of Namma Bangalore! 🙂