Kilmainham Gaol- Echoes of the past.

This world is strewn with emblems of past that defy the ravages of time and stand there- unyielding, venerable and graceful. I’ve always been acutely fascinated by historic sites and nothing seems as seductive as some of the oldest ruins that unravel the stories of ancient times. When my husband and I travel, we make a point of finding out about the history of a place, its iconic buildings and knowing why everything is the way it is. Heritage is a constant touchstone of the times the place has been through. It is what forms a nexus between the enigmatic past and the curious present. 

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Stratford upon Avon- May 2014

Words fail me as I sit down to write about our weekend at Stratford upon Avon. I knew it to be a peaceful little town built along the banks of the river Avon. I knew it to be the birthplace of the great Shakespeare. I knew all the famous sites that I wanted to visit. What I didn’t know was that I would experience an explosion of sentiments as I get to walk over his very footsteps at the places where he once dwelled! Continue reading