Archive for June, 2009


Munich Hotel in The City of Bavaria

Jun 21, 2009 Author: Guru | Filed under: Art, Ex Pat

Munich is a green city with numerous parks. The Englischer Garten, close to the city centre and covering an area of 3.7 km? (larger than Central Park in New York), the modern Olympiapark and Westpark as well as the parks of Nymphenburg Palace (with the Botanischer Garten M?nchen-Nymphenburg to the north), and Schleissheim Palace. The city’s oldest park is the Hofgarten, near the Residenz, and dating back to the 16th century. Best known for the largest beergarden in the town is the former royal Hirschgarten, founded in 1780 for deer which still live there. The Nationaltheater where several of Richard Wagner’s operas had their premieres under the patronage of Ludwig II of Bavaria is the home of the Bavarian State Opera and the Bavarian State Orchestra. Next door the modern Residenz Theatre was erected in the building that had housed the Cuvilli?s Theatre before World War II. Many operas were staged there, including the premiere of Mozart’s “Idomeneo” in 1781. The G?rtnerplatz Theatre is a ballet and musical state theatre while another opera house the Prinzregententheater has become the home of the Bavarian Theatre Academy.

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Saima khan the author of this article. Saima Khan’s this photo is taken in a Munich Hotel, it was taken when she was visiting Muich on a business tour. She is working as an executive in a Dutch firm.

Toronto, Populous City in Canada

Jun 19, 2009 Author: Guru | Filed under: Ex Pat

Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. Naadia has done her masters in English literature and Toronto is no doubt city of art. Toronto is a major scene for theatre and other performing arts, with more than fifty ballet and dance companies, six opera companies, two symphony orchestras and a host of theatres. The city is home to the National Ballet of Canada, the Canadian Opera Company, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Canadian Stage Company.
Noteable performances that she has attended are venues include the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Roy Thomson Hall, the Princess of Wales Theatre, the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Massey Hall, the Toronto Centre for the Arts, the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres and the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (originally the “O’Keefe Centre” and formerly the “Hummingbird Centre”).

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This article sent by Naadia who lives in Toronto, Canada. Her favorite dress is Shalwar Qamiz, when she walks down the streets of downtown Toronto wearing Shalwar Qamiz, people look at her in odd ways but she says, she is proud of her culture.

Lake Como, Tourist Place in Italy

Jun 19, 2009 Author: Guru | Filed under: Ex Pat

Just an hour’s ride from metro Milan, Lake Como towns are steeped in art and culture, lending a feeling of deep satisfaction beyond their breathtakingly beautiful location in the Italian Alps.

The first stop for most visitors is the central town of Como, easily accessible by regularly scheduled trains from Milan’s Centrale or Cadorna train stations (the latter featuring direct service from Milan that regularly spills tourists out on the main ferry dock).

From here, get acquainted with an entire schedule of cheap boat service that navigates the lake’s more northern regions to other such scenic towns as Mennagio, Bellagio and Varenna.

Beyond Como’s sweeping views of the lake, don’t leave without making time for a cable car ride up the mountain for stunning shots of the surrounding area. Also take time to explore Como’s richly decorated Gothic-Romanesque cathedral, the old Roman town wall, as well as the town’s handful of art and history museums.

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This informative article sent by Sophie Choudhry. She  is our reader from beautiful Lake Como (Logo Di Como) in Milan. Sophie is an ex pat, they settled in Italy 15 years ago. Lake Como lure millions of people, so they decided to settle there.

Kolkata, Traditional City of India

Jun 17, 2009 Author: Guru | Filed under: Indian Girls

Kolkata has long been known for its literary, artistic and revolutionary heritage. As the former capital of India, Kolkata was the birthplace of modern Indian literary and artistic thought. Kolkatans tend to have a special appreciation for art and literature; its tradition of welcoming new talent has made it a “city of furious creative energy”.

Kolkata has many buildings adorned with Gothic, Baroque, Roman, Oriental and Indo-Islamic (including Mughal) motifs. Several major buildings of the Colonial period are well maintained and have been declared “heritage structures”, while others are in various stages of decay. Established in 1814, the Indian Museum is the oldest museum in Asia and houses vast collection of Indian natural history and Indian art. The Victoria Memorial, one of the major tourist attractions in Kolkata, has a museum documenting the city’s history. The National Library of India is India’s leading public library. Academy of Fine Arts and other art galleries hold regular art exhibitions.

The city has a tradition of dramas in the form of jatra (a kind of folk-theatre), theatres and Group Theatres. Mainstream Hindi films are popular, as are films from the Bengali cinema industry, dubbed “Tollywood”. Tollygunj in Kolkata is the location of Bengali movie studios.

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Reeno is the author of this article and she sent article through email. She has a literary mind, she read work of several authors. In above lines she want to tell us about Kolkata.

Gardening as A Hobby & Passion

Jun 16, 2009 Author: Guru | Filed under: Islamabad Girls

Garden design is considered to be an art in most cultures, distinguished from gardening, which generally means garden maintenance. In Japan, Samurai and Zen monks were often required to build decorative gardens or practice related skills like flower arrangement known as ikebana. In 18th century Europe, country estates were refashioned by landscape gardeners into formal gardens or landscaped park lands, such as at Versailles, France or Stowe, England. Today, landscape architects and garden designers continue to produce artistically creative designs for private garden spaces.

Author says my lawn philosophy is ?If it?s green, it can grow there.? I don?t profess to being particularly knowledgeable about turf grass, but my little bit of lawn looks pretty decent. (No, that’s not my lawn in the picture.) I use a mulching mower and I haven?t fertilized in years. I overseeded with clover a few years back, to distract the rabbits from my flowers. The clover provides nitrogen and it stays green during short periods of drought. One thing I am interested in trying one day is striping the lawn. (That?s stripe, not strip.) You know, those checkerboard markings that professional mowers leave on lawns.

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gardening, flowers
The article sent by Zeenat Raja who lives in outskirts of Pakistani capital Islamabad. Zeenat’s hobby and passion is gardening. She studied gardening in her graduate level from Allama Iqbal Open University. Zeenat is growing ornamental and several useful plants at her home garden. Zeenat’s gardening ranges in scale from fruit orchards, to long boulevard plantings with one or more different types of shrubs, trees and herbaceous plants.

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