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RAF Leuchars Airshow 2011 – A Photo Feature Series (Part 1)

Hello Fellow Gallopers,

From the Royal Engineers launching balloons in the Tentsmuir Forest in 1911 to Typhoons operating from RAF Leuchars in 2011, North East Fife has played a crucial role in ensuring the integrity of UK’s airspace. Hence it was apt that this year’s airshow at RAF Leuchars be a centenary celebration marking 100 years of military aviation in North East Fife.

Starting with this entry, I will be running a Photo Feature series showcasing the various planes that formed part of the flying display at RAF Leuchars this year.

So let’s start the show by filling the grey Fife skies with the patriotic colours of France. I present to you one of the oldest aerobatic demonstration teams in the world. Sit back and enjoy the Patrouille Acrobatique de France (also known as Patrouille de France), the precision aerobatic demonstration team of the French Air Force, perform their visual magic right before your eyes.

And trust me, you really want to click the link below to see all the images in this set:

http://koshy.smugmug.com/Events/RAF-Leuchars-Airshow-11-Part-1/19053906_GSQfxp#1481828859_V7Vgn6C

Hope you can join us next time when we will turn our focus to the aerobatic team of the Royal Air Force – the Red Arrows.

Till then, take care and gallop free.

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Republic Day Flower Show 2011

Hello Fellow Gallopers,

Lal Bagh (ಲಾಲ್ ಬಾಗ್) Botanical Gardens is a tourist attraction in Bangalore, the capital of the Southern State of Karnataka, India. Termed as the pendant in the necklace of Bangalore’s gardens, Lal Bagh literally translated into English means ‘The Red Garden’ and the garden is famous for its Glass House that hosts two annual flower shows to coincide with India’s Republic Day (26th January) and Independence Day (15th August). Lal Bagh has secured its place among the gardens of the world and has come to be regarded as one of the best gardens in the East.

 

I visited the Gardens during the Republic Day Flower Show this year and I hope that the images showcased here as well as those contained in the album (link attached below) will offer the reader a glimpse of the visual feast of  vibrantly coloured flowers that were on display.

The main attraction of the Flower Show was the replica of the Kempe Gowda Tower (Kempe Gowda being the founder of the city of Bangalore) which was fabricated completely out of red, yellow and white roses (close to 50,000 in all!!!). The garden surrounds the real tower and visitors can see the tower as they enter the Gardens.

To view all the images from the Flower Show, kindly click the link below:

http://koshy.smugmug.com/Events/Lalbagh-Flower-Show-RD/15565402_9X6Jn#1166050853_cykft

Till next time, take care and gallop free.

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Princes Street Gardens

Hello Fellow Gallopers,

Took a stroll along Princes Street Gardens the other day when the sun was shining bright and I had my camera at hand as well; so decided to take a few shots of the spring colours that have filled the gardens. Alongwith all the people lying on the green grass soaking up the sunshine, it looked like the flowers were taking in as much sunshine as they could get as well.

Now for a bit of history about the Gardens: In 1140, the Nor Loch was drained, became planted with flowers and bushes and became known as the “King’s Garden”.  The rubble and unwanted earth dug out for the foundations of the New Town were dumped by horse and cart midway along Princes Street to form the enormous 92-feet high pile that became The Mound. It divided the valley into two sections and the East Gardens and West Gardens were formed.

The fresh green colour of newly sprouted leaves alongwith the colourful blossoms give the Prince Street Gardens a unique beauty at this time of year – a beauty that I have tried to capture in these images.

Kindly click the link below to see the rest of this set:

http://koshy.smugmug.com/Nature/Princes-Street-Gardens-Spring/12167257_RC5ic#865766489_tjTjY

Till next time, take care and gallop free.

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