Being civilised

A sure indication of the nature of a city is the nature of its downtown. Specially at night. At the center of Vienna is the Stephansplatz. Every elegant strasse of Vienna’s sparkling downtown leads  up to it. Streets and streets full of high-profile fashion brands. Jewellery, fashion, art. There are shops for all. Add to them the glittering…

The Strasbourg Saga IV: A ceremony in Bischheim

Early Sunday morning, I was waiting at the hotel reception for Mr Albert Huber. A renowned photographer from Strasbourg and my ‘partner-in-crime’ so to say for this assignment. While I was to photograph the ‘Sacred in Strasbourg’ he was soon off to Udaipur to capture sacred places, monuments and ceremonies there. Together our photographs form…

The Strasbourg Saga II: A story of the tall and the grand

Tall and grand and in every way the heart of Strasbourg is the Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg. I soon learnt to navigate my way around the city with glimpses of its Spire for guidance. But before it’s super aid as a navigating device, a bit more about the building itself. The present building was…