#Skywatch Friday #10

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On this Skywatch Friday, I wanted to share something taken from my travels last winter. The image was taken at Jantar Mantar, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, which was built in the early 18th century and happens to be one of the most significant, comprehensive and the best preserved of India’s historic observatories!

After I posted this image, I observed something interesting. Tell me, what do you see in this picture?

Depending on where you focused, you could have either seen the Earth, if you look at the rod, in the centre of the image or the sky, if you focused on the structure below. As always, pictures, as much as the events that happen around us, are open to interpretations. It is up to us to see things and process that information. Sharing here a lovely quote by Richard Bach, who once said:

A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed… It feels an impulsion… this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.

Wishing you all a great, relaxing weekend ahead and leaving you to enjoy the bigger picture that you have set for yourself in the week/days ahead. Relax, take it easy and recharge yourselves for the week ahead. Until next week, goodbye! ๐Ÿ™‚

Linking this with #Skywatch Friday that brings you some of the most stunning views of skies from across the world.

 

 

 

 

24 Comments
  • Dorothee Lang

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    beautiful sky moment! such a good dynamic. thanks for sharing – have a lovely sky week~

    • Esha Mookerjee Dutta

      Thank you so much, Dorothy! Wishing you a wonderful weekend too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Vasantha Vivek

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    Beautiful Post, Esha !!!

  • kalaravi16

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    The quote on the cloud and the sky are pretty deep! I didn’t get what to look for in the center of the image!

  • virgovignettes

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    Hey Esha …beautiful snap shot ! The angle and lighting just perfect ! When I looked at the picture it felt like the celestial pole was almost touching the cumulonimbus clouds in the statosphere swirling them with a magic wand ! And there I was standing by the metal railing watching in wonder ! Uff ! A heady cocktail of fairy tales and science fiction … highly incendiary!! An overdose really ! Stop Aru !๐ŸšฉBut seriously I loved Friday,s sky watch !!โค๏ธ

    • Esha Mookerjee-Dutta

      Thank you so much! Floored by your description. Kudos to you for the awesome interpretation! I can almost imagine the sight in this light!!! Amazed that you could see so much in a simple picture. ๐Ÿ™‚
      On a serious note, the place is as intriguing as it is amazing..the people who built that observatory must have put in years of hard work to make it stand out even today for the accuracy of its observations!!!

      • virgovignettes

        I agree it is mind blowing ! Built in the first half of the 18th century .. A marvel in technology ! The astronomical instruments were constructed out of brick rubble and plaster and a few were made of bronze.

        • Esha Mookerjee Dutta

          Oh, absolutely! The marvels of Science playing out through the history of time. Man is but a spectator as he sees the change unravel as one century gives way to the others! I wish we Indians could also document our history the same way as the British did!

  • inquisitivegeet

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    The quote and its lesson is truly inspiring.. Loved your writing style ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cheers

    • Esha Mookerjee Dutta

      Thank you so much for your appreciation. Glad you stopped by ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Alok Singhal

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    Quite like an abstract art, open to our imaginations and interpretation โ˜บ๏ธ

    • Esha Mookerjee Dutta

      Thanks so much, Alok! I find it amazing how each one of us interprets commonplace everyday events in a unique way! Everyday is a new learning I think ๐Ÿ™‚

  • nabanita

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    You brought out the art in your writing ..I don’t know if I’m making sense here..But it’s profound…For the lack of a better word, you brought imagination to life..

    • Esha Mookerjee Dutta

      Thanks, Nabanita. When I travel I find that I’m usually trying to capture the fleeting moments and almost always, I “discover” new facets to the events when I look back at these pics, at leisure. This is one such ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rajlakshmi

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    I love how you have a story behind every capture. Beautiful shot.

    • Esha Mookerjee Dutta

      Thank you so much, Rajlakshmi. Yes, I like to choose pics which tell a story ๐Ÿ™‚

  • BellyBytes

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    I’ve never seen a sky captured like this before. This post reminded me of my own visit to this place in Jaipur

  • Parul Thakur

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    The Sun and the Moon together. Right? ๐Ÿ™‚ Loved the sky. Beautifully shot ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Esha Mookerjee Dutta

      Thank you so much, Parul! Wish it were both, but it is just the Sun. The little speck is actually a tiny reflection on the lens ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Corinne Rodrigues

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    Amazing picture and your interpretation of it is fascinating.

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