“I feel that we’re all lighthouses, and my job is to shine my light as brightly as I can to the darkness.” – Jim Carrey
At times such as ours right now, let's revisit the destinations at which some of these 100 Pantone Cards were clicked to remind ourselves why we love to travel and why we miss it so much. Though the world is thickly enveloped with desolation, we can always create our own ray of hope. Amidst the present chaos, what our soul yearns for, are perhaps colour-rich travel photographs of exotic destinations.
1. Floahreppur, Iceland.
Floahreppur is a utopia for lovers of nature and creatures. The sight of various Icelandic birds playing and enjoying in their natural habitat without human intrusion will please your soul. Iceland’s most voluminous waterfall is also in the area. The rich culture and heritage of the community can be spotted in the crafts, farmhouses, churches, etc. Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights is one of the charms that Floahreppur offers during winter.
2. Kremlin, Moscow, Russia.
Kremlin is to Russia, what the White House is to the US. It is the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation and also serves as a museum. Kremlin means 'fortress inside a city' and true to its name, Kremlin is a fortified complex that stands right in the middle of Moscow. It is designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Cathedral Square is the centre of the complex and it is surrounded by six buildings, out of which 3 are cathedrals.
3. Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria.
Schonbrunn Palace is one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Vienna. It was designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. The palace has much to narrate of Vienna's bygone days. It has over 1000 rooms, and interestingly, each of them is designed and decorated in the most unique style. The palace also has a Children's Museum that exhibits how children, during the Austrian Empire, spent their days.
4. Phuket, Thailand.
Phuket, a province in southern Thailand, is one of the most amazing holiday destinations in the world. It is the abode of the mystical Phuket Island, the largest island of the country and another 32 smaller, but equally beautiful islands. Apart from the fine beaches, you can also go on speedboat rides to tropical islands like Koh Phi Phi. The temples, architectures and towns reflect the rich culture of the land. The land is also a haven for people who are much into water sports. You can have capital fun while engaging in adventurous activities like scuba diving, sea- kayaking, kite surfing, etc.
5. Art Rickshaw, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Art Rickshaw Kolkata is a community of art lovers, initiated by like-minded people in February 2016. The Kolkata based community celebrates art forms of every kind and thrives to provide platforms to the lovers of art where they can express themselves freely and confidently. The community holds events from time to time, to bring out the creativity that lies hidden and unattended, deep within people. If you believe that there is an artistic streak in you, become a part of the family and unmask the creative you, because being creative is a way of life too.
6. St. James’s Park, London, England.
The 57-acre park in Westminster City is one of London’s 8 royal parks. It was named after St. James the Less. For the past 400 years, the park has been home to a colony of pelicans. They were donated by the Russian Ambassador to King Charles II in 1664. Most of the birds’ wings are clipped but there is a certain pelican who often flies over to the London Zoo, in the hopes of a second meal. A café called St. James’s Café is also in the park and you can enjoy the pleasing spectacle of the lake and the fountain from there.
7. Ranthambore, Rajasthan, India.
Ranthambore is home to one of the biggest and most renowned national parks in Northern India. The locale of Ranthambore forms a part of the Sawai Madhopur district, which is about 130 km from Jaipur. During the imperial days, the Maharajas of Jaipur often spent much of their time hunting in the area. Today, the park is a major wildlife attraction and is famous for its majestic tigers. There is also a fort inside the park that dates back to the 10th Century. With various wild species, tour packages, safaris, resorts and hotels, Ranthambore National Park is soul food for wildlife lovers.
Some of the rest of her pictures are:
Madurodam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy
St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
Hohensalzburg Fortress, Salzburg, Austria
Alexander Garden, St. Petersburg, Russia
Which shade of travel tempted you to the point that you wished you could be there, at the spot, to listen to the language of colours?