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WPC – Weathered

A monumental marvel, once upon a time,

standing tall, an imposing structure,

its vibrant past reverberated with laughter and mirth

the vagaries of time dealt a cruel blow

its colourful history now a faded memory

weathered and bruised by many a storm

aged and in ruins, defeated and broken

it holds on to the threads of pain

losing its soul amidst the seasons gone by!

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These are pictures of Mandu Fort in Madhya Pradesh, India.

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43 comments on “WPC – Weathered

  1. Miriam Hurdle
    January 12, 2018

    Excellent photos and poem, Radhika!

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  2. calmkate
    January 12, 2018

    great shots, shame it’s in ruins

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Train Today to Reap Tomorrow
    January 12, 2018

    Beautiful

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  4. delphini510
    January 12, 2018

    Radhika, thank you for these beautiful and strong pictures.
    Did it really lose its soul? If so, why do we still feel drawn and marvel.
    Just a thought…
    Miriam

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    • radhikasreflection
      January 12, 2018

      A thought that made me think Miriam. The soul which shone beautifully in it’s days of glory. Today maybe it’s lost some of it’s sheen. But you are right. It’s not died as yet. That’s why one can still feel the connect. Thank you so much for sharing your thought.

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  5. Madhusudan
    January 12, 2018

    khubsurat tasweer apni purani yaadon ko samete huyeโ€ฆ..
    kabhi yahan bhi mahfil hogi,
    diwaren bolti hain.

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  6. DeepikasRamblings
    January 12, 2018

    Lovely Pics, Radhika.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. vishalbheeroo
    January 12, 2018

    Marvelous shots. We need such a place to lose ourselves and your poem always gels beautifully.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. ESP xtruck
    January 12, 2018

    beautiful pics, and the soul remains I see it nesting ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Akhila
    January 12, 2018

    A lot many memories hidden in those monuments…great shots radhika

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  11. Ruth
    January 12, 2018

    Great weathered Gallery illustrating the passage of time and the effects.

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  12. Another Tragic Hero
    January 12, 2018

    Perfect presentation ๐Ÿ˜‹

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  13. Tina Schell
    January 12, 2018

    There is something about architectural ruins that draws us in and makes us think, as yours did. Beautifully captured.

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  15. Meenakshi Sethi
    January 15, 2018

    You touched the cord of pain of lost monuments in pages of history Radhika.
    I wish our government would have paid more attention on their maintenance, they could have been turned in best tourist places. Like the old forts of Europe. Heritage should be preserved by any means.

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    • radhikasreflection
      January 15, 2018

      We have a diverse and rich cultural heritage and monuments. It’s a shame that it is dying a slow death because of the callous behavior of the government and the tourists alike.

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  16. Rida Yumn Ahmed
    January 15, 2018

    You are truly my inspiration Radhika.. Loads of loveโค

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Kunal Thakore
    January 16, 2018

    Went there years ago, but I can’t remember much ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    If only we travelled more in India – our own country has so much to offer!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  18. daneelyunus
    January 16, 2018

    Beautiful pics

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Divya Deepak Rao
    January 17, 2018

    Radhika I imagine this as a story narrated by that weathered monument. Who better than you, the wizard of words to capture those thoughts so well! ๐Ÿ™‚ Marvellous composition!:-)

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    • radhikasreflection
      January 18, 2018

      You are such a kind soul Divya, sending in tons of compliments my way. I am truly overwhelmed. But I genuinely feel I have a lot more to learn from so many other talented bloggers like you. Heartfelt gratitude dear ๐Ÿ™

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