glorious ancient times!


While reading the newspaper some days back, I realized how much science and technology has advanced in the last few years! 

And I love it! Love the way mankind is fast approaching to a scientifically advanced future

The tall glass buildings, carefully engineered bridges and opera halls look spectacular. But, to me, they aren’t as fascinating as our historic monuments.

Yes, I am a history-loving person. I love the history behind each castle, the romantic stories hidden in each palace and the glory of wars of each fort. Chronicles and reigns of royal families captivate me.

Indeed I love the present day architecture, but I may say I am slightly fonder of the ancient times.

Obviously, after living in a civic apartment, one endears the idea of hugely decorated dorms, studded with semi precious stones and “a room for everything”. The added benefits may be a huge garden having a fountain with continuous fresh water flow. Or probably a backyard riverside. 😉

I mean, imagine, what a life!! No worries of electricity and water bills. Even if one has to light oil-lamps, there is no worry of rising oil price!

I may be too dreamy to consider the lives of only the royals, after all there must be a common-man-life even in that era.

But when I visit a fort (which to promote a country/state is now converted to a museum/heritage site/tourist spot) I see the vision what the kings and princes of those days must have seen.

Thanks to tourist guides, visitors just know about the glory of an archaeological structure. They cease to realize, those were not just the building blocks of today’s advance structures, but also a learning book passed on from our past for us.

 

Visit to Katara, Doha-Qatar

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4 thoughts on “glorious ancient times!

  1. I love history because i have so many deja-vu moments where i have felt a special tie to places i have seen in very historic places. The beauty of embracing them is there is a soothing peace of talking to one face to face, to seeing one’s eyes as they speak to walk joyfully in the rain with a special freedom that you do not have to guard yourself and to sit beneath the stars praising the creator for all his hands have done and to taste of life’s true pleasures without a phone call, or a television, but really escape into someones letter, or a great book and have your mind swept away in soulful peacefull dreams. And i too love historic places for the past. Maybe we both might have lived in a castle in a different country in a different time. Very nice post my sister!

    • Yes, even I find solace in just being away from the electronics and just enjoying the rich culture each castle tells us! At times even the books written on eras of history can’t tell us enough!

      Its an absolute delight to be in love with our glorious ancient times! 🙂

      Thanks for your sincerely wonderful words! 🙂

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