Finding beauty and wonders in the smallest things in life

Who knew an old bulb would make a picture look so much more beautiful eh? The feelings of beauty and wonder lead to small tints of happiness in life. I find and savor these little moments and things in life that make me a happier person. The key to living a happier life is to see and be grateful for the little things in life that bring a smile to your face.

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A visit to the zoo.

I had a great time during my trip to Darjeeling last month. The cold weather and dark days tend to keep me refreshed. I always travel to Darjeeling a few times a year to take a break from all the tiring days of work. And its a helluva treat for my cameras! 🙂 It’s just such a beautiful place that it’s hard not to click a few hundred photos every time I go there. So this time I went to the zoo and had a great time there. I didn’t even realize that I had spent over 4 hours in the zoo until I got out and had a look at my watch!  Here are some of the pictures from the furry photo shoot.

Darjeeling, the queen of hills.

I lived in Darjeeling for 7 years, where I used to study at St. Joseph’s School. The Darjeeling town is small but has an attraction of its own. The year round cold weather and the fresh air is refreshing. It is filled with tourists all the time and is one of the internationally renowned places in the world. I always enjoy my visits to Darjeeling. Check out some shots I took while I was there a few days ago. The road around Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. Statue of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. On the way to Singamari. St. Joseph’s School, Darjeeling. On the way to Chowrasta. Mal Road. What a place to rest and savor the beautiful views around Darjeeling! We seemed to be above the clouds and in level with the mountains! Chowrasta. Sunset. For a moment, the sky turned into a painting…

In the village of Mongpu

It’s been a few days since my visit to Mongpu, a small village in the Darjeeling district. I’m glad that I made the decision to go there to visit my sister-in-law. Though the place is small and less populated, it has a charm of it’s own. It is probably one of the greenest places I’ve been to and with the best scenery around it’s one of those places I’m sure I’ll be visiting a few times again.

My sister-in-law’s house where we stayed.

The hills are beautiful.

Yup, I think they’re twins too…

My niece and her puppy 🙂

The remains of what they say used to be a British vacation home in the 18th Century.