A Glimpse of the glittering winter holiday season, Chicago

A Glimpse of the glittering winter holiday season, Chicago

A city which changes its looks, feel and personality with all seasons, with each bringing in stunning beauty and joy, and myriad of activities and festivities.Like summer, autumn and spring, winter too offers numerous holiday activities to brighten the season even more and make it truly memorable.

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Christkindlmarket, Chicago

Dazzling Christmas tree,shimmering holiday lights, brass band playing traditional Christmas music, aroma of roasted nuts, freshly baked delicious stollen and gingerbread covering the air, visitors sipping Glühwein in little boot-shaped souvenir holiday mugs as they stroll through the half timbered richly decorated chalets and wooden stalls selling traditional German handicrafts, art ware and merchandise.This is the Christmas Market in Chicago.

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West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz

Bright sunshine making the endless sea shimmer; rhythmic ebb and flow of the pacific tides setting the tone of the sea; surfers surfing enthusiastically sharing deep connection with the ocean; sea gulls, pelicans and cormorants resting on the sea battered natural bridge-like rock formation making for a delightful view; towering historic lighthouse overlooking the sea adding to the spectacular coastal settings.This is simply the place I want to stay forever, bask in fresh ocean breeze and spend my sun-soaked afternoons.

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Visit to Muir Woods, Bay Area

 

Described by conservationist John Muir as “the best tree-lovers monument that could be possibly found in all the forests of the world”

Taking a stroll through six miles of winding trails beneath a thick canopy of trees, some of which as old as thousand years and reaching into the sky as high as 300 feet, gives one the feeling of being on an enchanting, magical and inspiring journey full of grandeur, beauty, history and tranquility.Wild flowers in a subtle hue & sunshine peeking through the majestic trees adding a mystical feel to this ancient redwood forest.

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Japanese Garden, San Francisco

 

Strolling in this garden evokes a Zen state of mind. The classic elements of Japanese gardens – stones, colors, plants and water – placed all around create a feeling of tranquility, harmony and peace. Cascading waterfalls, serene Koi pond, arched drum bridge, stone lanterns, beautiful pagodas, statues and swirling patterned rock pathway all in perfect harmony make a beautiful landscape and gives a glimpse of Japanese art and takes you on a spiritual journey of spiritual awakening.

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Fall Colors, Chicago

Chicago bathed in the radiant hues of mahogany, crimson, orange and yellow. Fall foliage forms a backdrop everywhere you walk. Beautiful season of colors and crisp sunny days, soak up the splendor and its grandeur before the temperature drops below zero and snow blankets the city of Chicago.

Fall season in the Mid-West : a bountiful palette of natural colors, textures and magnificence.