Freelensed with 50mm f1.8 on ISO 400 film,
A friend and I took off to Hamburg for christmas and were surprised to be greeted by a beautifully lit & decorated city which was pretty much deserted.
Roaming around the streets in the centre of the city, all drowned in the resounding music of a lone street saxophonist was the most unforgettable experience I brought from Hamburg
The food was great too.
Whenever the sun was out, the city basked in golden sunlight
and when it left, it lingered around in the sky, just long enough to dazzle the sky in saturated color gradients, for few minutes.
A friend and I headed to Den Haag to roam about and take some pictures of the city where we serendipitously stumbled upon the beautiful Haagse Bos, just 5 minute walk away from the Den Haag Centraal. We spent most of our time there and managed to walk 5km to the beach, reaching just in time for the sunset.
After an adventure trip that began up with me not being allowed onto the flight on account of forgetting my passport, I spent 2 days in Venice and then headed to Rome, a city full of gorgeous alleyways, cool drinking water fountains, rich history hiding in plain sight in every nook and corner and the incredibly delicious Ice-Creams (of which I had more in 3 days than I had an entire year)
The Colosseum was my first stop in the city, one I have been meaning to visit for very long time.
Altair of the Fatherland was visible as an imposing structure right from the Colosseo, so I took a walk there
After taking some pictures I started wandering around the city basking in the gorgeous golden evening sun
And ended my day by accidentally stumbling across a cozy Pizzeria in a narrow roman alleyway with an amazing pizza, where I had the 2nd best pizza of my entire life; the 1st being a pizza I had on the Burano Island in Venice. Further attempts to rediscover the same pizzeria in Rome over the next few days ended in failure.
Day 2 started with me checking off an item in my bucket list with a visit to The Roman Pantheon. The very thought of standing in front of an imposing and intact two millennia old structure, gave me goosebumps.
After a quick failed hunt for the Pizzeria where I ate the previous day, I settled for some coffee and pizza at another restaurant.
Then took to the streets yet again with some friends to see the stunning city scapes
and gorgeous alleyways
Idli, my favorite food item, is a traditional south indian breakfast/snack item, made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented rice flour and black lentils. After 2 days of prep (grinding and fermenting), I finally made some idlis during the weekend which turned out to be fantastic. I also made Allam Pacchadi (Garlic chutney) and Sambar to go along with it.