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Travel by Edna St Vincent Millay

The railroad track is miles away,
       And the day is loud with voices speaking,
Yet there isn’t a train goes by all day
       But I hear its whistle shrieking.
All night there isn’t a train goes by,
       Though the night is still for sleep and dreaming,
But I see its cinders red on the sky,
       And hear its engine steaming.
My heart is warm with friends I make,
       And better friends I'll not be knowing;
Yet there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take,
       No matter where it’s going.
(Source: poem-a-day- Academy of American Poets) -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Edna St Vincent Millay was born in 1892 and she died in 1950. Quite Young. I am fascinated by her poems and Edna herself. She's so mysterious. So far, I haven't been able to procure any of her written works yet. This poem appears in her third poetry collection, Second April.
I have always regarded April as a very special month; one, because its my birth month…

LBC Summer School- LAURIE BAKER CENTRE, TRIVANDRUM from May 19- June 1st, 2014

Laurie Baker Centre has once again come back introducing Summer School 2014 for Architects, Interior Designers & Civil Engineers held from 19 May - 1 June in Kerala shedding more light on Cost effective Architecture practiced by Ar. Laurie Baker. 
It would be real fun Learning and exploring new technologies and methods of Construction. Hands on training, Tours, Lectures, Discussions and Lot of other things are being included in the program.
Please spread the word and invite students of Architecture, Planning, Practitioners and anyone who wants to learn Environmentally sustainable building techniques.
Posted BELOW are the poster and brochures for more information. The registration form is also given at the bottom.

Bougainvilleas and Blue Jacaranda

I visited Pune last week. My cousin, "P" shifted to her new residence recently and my brother-in-law invited me to stay. How could I refuse?! We are a laugh-o-riot whenever we meet. Since her marriage two years ago, now we only get to meet during summer holidays or Diwali (Winter holidays).

She Lives in a quiet housing society with small lanes that are lined with lots of trees. I loved the peace and calm that greeted me every morning and the evening solace, as well. The living room window overlooks Tall Palm trees where some pigeons have made a temporary nest. I loved to sit idle on the sofa, dreaming, sipping cocoa and staring out of the window. Lazy Summer Bliss!
Here are a few pictures from my stay, of these trees that include Blue Jacaranda, and White & Pink Bougainvilleas. Those were picture-postcard scenarios.