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Know your architectural styles- Gothic

The easiest to differentiate among all the architectural styles, Gothic architecture manifests itself in grandiose churches and imposing castles across the length and breadth of Europe. This is the second … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Know your architectural styles -Romanesque

“XYZ Church was built in the Romanesque style, but has Gothic and Baroque elements as well” – you are very likely to come across a sentence on the lines of this either in … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · 6 Comments

The ruins of San Pedro de Arlanza

The best way to experience Spain, in my opinion, is to go road-tripping as you get to witness, first-hand, the sheer variety that the country has to offer in terms of geography, customs, … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · 1 Comment


The internet sure does have its way of drawing us in and getting us entangled in its ever-spreading web. Owing to my interest in structural engineering, you can sometimes catch me spending hours on … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

The MiraDouro of S. Leonardo

With its rich history of viticulture spanning over two millennia – yes, 2000 (NOT 200) years of wine production- the Douro valley has rightfully earned its place in the UNESCO world heritage list of cultural … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wood you bet high on it?

Hello readers, this post is a tad bit technical and might not be of much interest to non-civil engineering folk. There, I have warned you in advance. Wood is one … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Tower of Hercules

Last weekend, my friends and I went on a road trip to Galicia – the most occidental autonomous province of Spain which lies just above Portugal. The plan was to … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Pombalino buildings of Portugal

If you’ve ever been to Lisbon, you would most definitely have spent quite a bit of your time downtown in the Baixa area – the neighbourhood with  historical buildings, narrow … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

A tale of two trees

*Srunch scrunch* – the crunching of leaves is the only thing that I hear as I make my way across the deserted park, braving the biting cold. It’s 9:30 am … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bridge over troubled water

If you’ve ever managed to successfully take a picture on the Charles Bridge without any person playing photobomber, even by accident, I would like to congratulate you on your marvellous … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

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