Monday, April 27, 2009

From Heaven

And a new day will dawn, For those who stand long, And the forest will echo with laughter! (Stairway to Heaven, Led Zeppelin)

Yes there are two paths you can go by, But in the long run, There's still time to change the road you're on, And it makes me wonder (Stairway to Heaven, Led Zeppelin)

I have often told you stories, About the way, I lived the life of a drifter, Waiting for the day (Soldier of Fortune, Deep Purple)

Many times I've been a traveller, I looked for something new, In days of old, When nights were cold (Soldier of Fortune, Deep Purple)

So, so you think you can tell, Heaven from Hell? (Wish you were here, Pink Floyd)

Did they get you to trade, Your heroes for ghosts? (Wish you were here, Pink Floyd)

Hot ashes for trees? Hot air for a cool breeze? Cold comfort for change? (Wish you were here, Pink Floyd)

Did you exchange, A walk on part in the war, For a lead role in a cage? (Wish you were here, Pink Floyd)

When the promise of a brave new world, Unfurled beneath a clear blue sky? (Goodbye Blue Sky, Pink Floyd)

And, I will always love you, I will always love you (The Bodyguard, Whitney Houston)

You became the light on the dark side of me (Kiss from a Rose, Seal)

But did you know, That when it snows (shines), My eyes become large and, The light that you shine can be seen (Kiss from a Rose, Seal)

And now that your rose is is in bloom, A light hits the gloom on the grey! (Kiss from a Rose, Seal)

I could spend my life in this sweet surrender, I could stay lost in this moment forever, Every moment spent with you is a moment I treasure (I don't want to miss a thing - Aerosmith)

Footnotes

This is Part I of the pictures I took during my vacation in Ooty earlier this month. I hope you enjoy it! I will be posting the remainder of this shortly.

52 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos, Rak
    and your captions make me smile...you are my smart boy,

    I know you just want my smile, here :))

    wishes,
    devika

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  2. brilliant with lines from passionate lyricists! my favorites!

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  3. Very beautiful pictures bro and I always love for Ooty. We missed a nice opportunity to visit Ooty last month for some unavoidable reason. Seems like u had a nature visit and hope u had pleasant times with u r family around. Looking forward to know more about ur vacation.

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  4. WoW! These are really beautiful, thank you for atleast letting people like me to see such beauty.
    From the time I was born, i have never left my birthplace! unbelievable? its true.. you are a very lucky man.

    Very beautiful adaptation with Deep Purple and Pink Floyd.
    ;)

    I hope one day I am capable of visiting these places before it gets ruined by the Global Warming effect.

    Thank you again Rakesh for showing these breathtaking pictures.

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  5. God..wat a better tribute can I expect for my idols, led zep, pink floyd and deep purple...
    and sometimes the lines stole the thunder from the beautiful snaps..:D

    next time...pls let me concentrate on the pics...heheee

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  6. Welcome to Bloghounds :-)

    A lovely set of photos and I like the musical quotes you have chosen especially as the top two are faves of mine ;-)

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  7. this looks like a nice place... a lot of woodland and hills...
    and i like how you added song lyrics

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  8. Nice tributes to nice lyrics and music that we all (most of us) love!

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  9. What a way to dedicate those pics with those lines... Brillianto!!!

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  10. Terrific choice of lyrics to some lovely photos. What a beautiful place you visited. Wonderful post.. waiting for part 2..

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  11. fantastic n i loved d way u have captured d essence wid d lyrics of various songs

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  12. Gr8 pics, but I have no clue on the lines since I dont listen to any of them. But yes, those lines were good :D

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  13. beautiful pics with great song lyrics to go with!


    **Did they get you to trade, Your heroes for ghosts? (Wish you were here, Pink Floyd)

    is one of my fav lines from that song!


    Keshi.

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  14. Devika Chechi

    Thanks very much! Greatly appreciate your comments! And, like you said, your smile here is invaluable!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  15. Nehal

    Thanks very much for the visit and comments! Appreciate it!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  16. Jeevan

    Thanks pal! I had a wonderful time with folks, this vacation and am already looking forward to the next one!
    I will be posting part two soon!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  17. DoE

    Thanks very much! You should find opportunities to travel far and wide! It is so much of a pleasure!
    Greatly appreciate your comments!

    I hope you get a chance to visit Ooty and some other places! They are worth a visit!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  18. Praveen

    Thanks very much! I adore Led Zepp, Pink Floyd and Deep Purple along with many others! :)
    Next time around, I'd stick to another of my favs - Metallica! :)
    Appreciate your comments!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  19. Cherrypie

    Thanks very much for your visit and comments! Appreciate it!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  20. Polona

    Ooty is a brilliant place..........one that I love to go to and live at! I am thankful to my parents who have made their base there for 42 years now!!!
    Thanks for your comments!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  21. Peter

    Thanks very much! Am glad you liked it!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  22. Vee

    Thanks very much pal! Appreciate your comments!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  23. Anjana R

    You bet! Floyds the best!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  24. Karen

    Thanks very much! Appreciate your comments!
    I will be posting part II this coming Monday!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  25. Mayank

    Thanks budd! Appreciate your comments!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  26. Vimmmuuu

    Thanks bro! You got to listen to them, trust me!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  27. Keshi

    Thanks very much!

    One of my fav lines from Wish you were here is "Did you exchange, a walk on part in the war, for a lead role in a cage?"
    Very very intense!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  28. Rajesh

    Thanks very much! Appreciate your comments!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  29. Awesome man! Words from the classic age! I love it!! :)

    Cheers!

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  30. oyeah that one too! the whole song is pretty PROFOUND.

    Keshi.

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  31. nice shots .the captions made them memorable.

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  32. wow... u know u r an amazing photographer and super lines below each :) loved seal's kiss of the rose lines n the pics the best :)

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  33. Ooty should be having such wonderful climate in this summer, no? Nice pics and lucky you! I am thinking of moving to a smaller town away from the madness of the big cities! Let us see....

    Keep the captions next to the photos coming....

    Destination Infinity

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  34. Hi Rakesh! TGIF and a holiday here and I've some time to enjoy your blog!!
    You definitely had a great vacation! Excellent pictures, and music to go with...
    Have a great weekend! Blogtrotter

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  35. Jeet

    Thanks very much pal! Hope you are doing well!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  36. Keshi

    Yeah, that song of Pink Floyd means life to me! Its very profound, as you rightly said!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  37. Vikram

    Thanks very much budd!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  38. Elith

    Thank you so very much! Very kind of you to compliment me so well! :)
    Seal's Kiss from a Rose is among my favs too!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  39. DI

    Ooty was very pleasant this time around, though I found it a lot warmer than usual!
    Makes a lot of sense moving to a small place, where life is lived well and with a lot of quality!

    Thanks very much for the comments!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  40. Gil

    Indeed, this three day weekend did a lot of good and brought a lot of cheer!
    I had a wonderful time in Ooty! Do let me know if you intend to travel there!

    Have a good week ahead!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  41. still ooty if so do mailme we can meet up some time regards

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  42. Prabhuanna

    I'm back in Pune! Was there for a week from April 12th to 17th!
    Will be travelling a few months later.....will email you then!

    Hope alls well!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  43. Balkrishna

    Pleasure! Thanks for dropping by!
    Do so often

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  44. I love the way you expressed yourself with the music references -- I heard the soundtrack of each as you introduced me the beauty of Ooty, with magnificent hills, forests, gardens, and grasslands. I never was aware of this part of India before, and how wonderful it would be to visit (I have already visited, thanks to your photos). I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend.
    Best regards and thank you,
    David

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  45. David

    Many thanks for visiting and also leaving me a very supportive and encouraging comment!

    You should consider a visit to the southern part of India, which still is very tranquil and beautiful in comparison to many other parts of the country!

    Thanks once again!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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