Every land has as a unique charm to itself, a sense of identity and among them, oft not noticed but subconsciously enjoyed, are the varied hues of color, light playing along with the terrain and climate.
|Sands of Arabia|
My Love for shades of brown, the color of dry earth, clay and sands got a boost during my recent visit to Dubai. While known for its extravagant display of wealth, there is a great deal of life happening in the vastness of desert and arid wilderness beyond the city. Within the city, the older streets, mosques and entire vistas do offer an exotic assemblage of Arabian architecture and Art featuring alluring shades of brown.
Back in Mumbai, it was already midway through monsoon, all fresh growth, a sort of restart of life. Vibrance of fresh leaves, the fluorescent greens, offered such a contrast to Middle East that, I felt addicted to green.
With my sudden love for green, I chose to return to my homeland Kerala via Konkan rail. (listed among the top must see rail routes). Konkan offered all possible combinations of green and by the end of my trip, I am like, oversaturated with green!
|Kuttanandu, Kerala. Famous for its endless paddy fields, once the rice bowl for Keral|
Now, back at home, I again long for the browns of Arabia, the darker tans of Marrakech, Morocco or even the play of browns in Kargil, India.
|Palms of Kerala #visitkerala|
|Palms of Sahara|
The palms and colors, above, each have its own charm. Let the heat loosen its grip over Dubai, I need to take in a lot more of desert beauty to kill my addiction to brown.