I will pursue my
dreams again of visiting
a lot many places
I will go around
again exploring places and
I will wander in
those alleys again trying to
find lost history
First things first, I must admit that I have generally not been a big fan of poetry. Only recently have I myself tried to attempt writing some of it. But I do love history and I was intrigued at the fact that an author could attempt to tell historical stories in the form of poems. And that’s why I knew I had to pick this up from the Blogchatter library.
The blurb goes like this:
Is history your Waterloo? No more! The anthem ‘History is Boring’ is now passé. Here is a collection of historical tales about rebellious dancers and whiskeys; mysterious burials and missing keys; lost medals and quarantines and all you could only imagine to be. Presenting twenty-five delectable stories from the past that you may never have heard of before. What’s more? They are sassy and classy; easy and breezy; terse and very much in verse!
The title and the cover which has images of different historical events and figures over the pages of a book make you want to move forward and know what the book is all about.
Are you wondering what’s special in a grocery store that am writing a blog post about it? Eliseevsky store at 14, Tverskaya Street in Moscow is one of the oldest stores in the city. It was built as part of a historical building and opened to the public in 1901. It’s actually named “Gastronomia Eliseevsky“.
My association with maps spanned centuries with most of my family members engaged in cartography. From cameras to scales; from telescopes to protractors, I grew up seeing such equipment strewn all around the house. Whether it was about giving me a peak into the economic resources across countries or depicting various cities and towns, these maps were my window to the world. Every time I visited a new place, I made it a point to circle it on the map and show off to all and sundry. It had always been my dream to visit every single place on the map before I die.
Written for Five Sentence Fiction prompt: Maps
What does the summer of 2012 have in store for travelers like us? Which cities are calling out our names? Which hotels are clearing up their reservations? Which beaches are welcoming the bright and shining sun? The top cities to visit across the planet always remain unlimited. But we have tried to name the top five this summer. Whether its shopping that drives you or cultural heritage that attracts you, whether its nightlife you are looking for or history is our cup of tea, we are sure that a lot many of you would agree with this list.