The Kirk and the Wedding

A heathen’s haven Technically, I am a heathen:  I have no business visiting a church. But churches always fascinated me, and I probably have seen more churches than the average man of the Faith. Now, in my list of the most remarkable churches in the world, St Andrews Kirk of Egmore would be somewhere on…

“There’s nothing to do in YERCAUD”

The Art of doing Nothing They said, “Don’t go to Yercaud, there’s nothing to do there”. Super! The prospect of doing nothing at all was intensely exciting! Last month had been particularly stressful for both of us; so, when Giri invited us to stay in his time-share resort with the Gang, Anu & I grabbed…

Gaudi’s Great

Yes, you read the TITLE right. This is about Gaudi, not God; even though Gaudi has often been described as “God’s Architect” by the cognoscenti. An ungodly introduction to Gaudi We reached our apartment at Tetuan by late afternoon. We quickly unpacked and decided to see Barcelona’s most valued monument: Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia. It was…

Bedazzled in Barcelona

Kowie’s Paradigm, again Last winter, we had to make a perverse choice: of staying 3 days EITHER in Madrid OR Barcelona. Both cities are irresistibly charming — only an idiot’s travel plan would create such a terrible dilemma: we were the idiots! Ultimately, (after a big swig of antacids) we chose Barcelona. On our first…