Saturday, May 17, 2008

Darjeeling : Some Views


The sun rises over the Darjeeling hills at Runglee Rungliot Tea Garden.


Tea on the Slopes at Runglee Rungliot





The Road to Runglee, with a view of the Teesta River

These lovely pictures were taken by our friend Partha Dey, on a Nokia phone! Here is Partha talking into his camera...er, phone.

10 comments:

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Terrific. I was planning to buy a new camera, now I think I will buy a new cell instead.

Viji said...

Maybe I too will look more kindly at these phones with a hey! I am a camera too complex - breathtaking views Gowri

Nandita said...

So lovely...the name Runglee Rungliot is so quaint and charming :)

mavrik said...

hey there, u makin me famous....thanx a ton...xelently presented....

flowergirl said...

Yes, its amazing what these phones can do isnt it?!

I remember my mom used to buy these tea tins from that estate obviously - the brand was Runglee Rungliot, and I would love the box (never did drink tea in those days so I dont know how it tasted) and would love to say the name - sounds so good rolling off the tongue!

Like the way you've presented the pics as well. So nice - unlike my slam dunk thataal putaal photos!!

Gardenia said...

Thanks, Raji, thanks Viji - all credit to the photographer here! Nandita, the name means, 'Thus Far and No Further!' Mavrik, all thanks to you! Ambika, nice to know you have 'memories' of Runglee! I dont see anything wrong with the way you present pix. My guru is Raji - she gave me a painstaking tutorial on how to post them!

Anonymous said...

Very nice pics - both these and the orchids! Keep them coming.
Sekar

Kamini said...

Beautiful pictures. I find it hard to believe that these are from a phone camera! What language is Runglee Rungliot? The name reminds of Kipling, for some reason.
Kamini.

Gardenia said...

Thanks, Sekar, and Kamini. 'Runglee Rungliot' is in the Lepcha language (Sikkim). It means 'thus far and no further' - apparently the words uttered by a Buddhist monk when he saw the place.

mavrik said...

thanx for likin the pics.....