Around the World

5 Day Black & White Photo Challenge: Fort

This picture was taken at the Mehrangarh Fort located in Rajasthan, India. This fort was built in 1459 and is one of the largest forts in India. Within the premises of the fort, there are several brilliantly crafted and decorated palaces.

Thank you to my blogging friend, Jane, at Just another Nature Enthusiast, who suggested I try the 5 Day Black & White Photo Challenge.

There are only two rules for this challenge:
1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in B&W.
2. Each day invite another blog friend to join in the fun.

Today I invite Mihran, author of the blog Mihran Kalaydjian to join the fun here.

Five Photos- Five Stories- Dance

We were on a relaxing vacation in Bali, Indonesia a few years back. We had booked the local sightseeing tours as Bali has lots of cultural history to offer. We had an early breakfast this particular day and at 8:30 AM our cab arrived and the driver took us to see a famous Barong dance performance at Batubulan village. This is a dance that describes the fight between good and evil. All the performers here were wearing unique masks and narrating the story with their facial expressions and dance steps on the music. There was a large crowd gathered in an open theater and at the end of the show we also had a chance to click our pictures with the performers.

My thank you to Priceless Joy for nominating me to this special Five Photos Five Stories challenge. I am to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story, either fiction or non-fiction, or a short paragraph, to the photo each day. Next I am to select one person (each day), to carry on this challenge. Accepting the challenge is entirely upto the person nominated, and is not mandatory.

Today I would like to nominate author of the blog, In and Out of the Kitchen to participate in this challenge.


This picture was shot at Bali, Indonesia and is depicting a swarm of people; Dancers performing a traditional dance on their ancient stories and Visitors enjoying this dance drama.

This is for Photography 101: It’s a swarm! Show us something that overruns your scene, but observe and compose carefully before you click the shutter.


“Home is not a place, its a feeling. ”

“Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends always belong and laughter never ends.”

My childhood was spent in a city in India famous for its palaces, forts and royal dynasty. Since this is the first day of Photography 101 where the assignment is to share an image that means home, I thought this would fit perfectly.