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Day 06 (16.11.2012)

Kolukkumalai , Kerala, India

 

Located high on the slopes of Meeshapulimala, Kolukkumalai is arguably the estate with the highest grown tea in the world! Started in the early 1900s the estate produces tea using the orthodox methood in the time tested tea factory. Little has changed here since the colonial planters left leaving behind their legacy of one of the best quality tea you can get in South India.

 

Though known for it's special orthodox tea Kolukkumalai Estate is now venturing into another of it's unique products....nature, great mountain views and excellent opportunities for walks in the hills. Kolukkumalai gets a fair number of day visitors to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over the Palani hills, it's cool climate and of course visit to the factory where tea is still made using the orthodox method. What most day visitors miss is the opportunity to walk the hills above the estate and maybe a trek up Meeshapulimali, an imposing peak at an elevation of 2640meters (8661 feet) above sea level!

Accommodation facilities are available either at the guesthouse in Suryanelly that is in comfortable rooms with modern facilities or at the Hut on estate in simple refurbished workers accommodation. Kolukkumalai is an ideal spot to be for anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Munnar town and enjoy life on a tea estate, as it originally was!

 

Kolukkumalai is accessable only be jeep or on foot across the mountains. Kolukkumalai is a paradise for nature lovers with a variety of flora and fauna endemic to the area and opportunities to walk up it's slope for some spectacular scenery of the peaks and swirling clouds below...

TEA TIME IN" LOS ANDES",CHILE.

Couldn't resist this little teapot tea infuser!

This 'bubble tea' shop is busy both day and night on the Square in Marietta, Georgia. This candid shot was made with the Fujifilm 100F while I was walking slowly past. 1/100th second, f2/0 with ISO @4000

Petit exercice sans prétention, avec réflecteur blanc. Une toute première expérience...

 

Heureusement qu'il y a les cours sinon, je sais pas où je trouverais le temps pour la photo :-).

Santa Clarita, California

A second shot of the amazing tea fields at Munnar. I didn't get as much chance to photograph up there as I would have liked. Our driver didn't want to keep stopping and we were on far too tight a schedule.

Tea pickers in a tea garden near the town of Hashimara in the north-eastern corner of the state of West Bengal in India.I was recently travelling in the Dooars area of West Bengal famous for its forests and its lush green tea gardens.

Still Life

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Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub native to Asia.

Haputale SriLanka 斯里蘭卡

Sorry for Missing In Action again.....13th day at home just lazing around..... painted my Children room and doing some cleaning in store room...... I was so surprise to found my old cooking book.... I thought i lost it during packing from Bali to Singapore.....

 

These are the result Lychee Jelly Konnyaku...so juicy and delicious....i have this during my Tea - Time.....

 

Now very lazy to go out and shoot....hoping the mood will be back soon......As for my work... i am taking a break for a month...... Dad just out from Hospital.

 

Have a nice day and have a great day....I will be visiting you all soon.... Slowly catching up... ^_~

Schneider Kreuznach Xenon 40mm f1.9

Thank you to Evelyn Flint for texture used

I would sure like a bowl of matcha!

Love the stands, love the teapot, love those 3 legs cups, love love that glass cap on the top!

Tea plantation in Munnar, India

Tea Party

Set up : Boudoir – Wonderland Tea Party. Peonies in the background are also Boudoir.

Dress : Gizza – Cookie Dress - Blossom

Shoes : Gizza – Betty Heels - Green

Hair : Tableau Vivant – Valentin

Hairflowers : Glam Affair – Dahlia Aqua

 

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Foto tomada en Bilbao. 21-12-2006.

sunday morning

lightbox is nice

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