From our contributors: week of September 24

Anu, our contributor from India, wrote about the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in Mumbai:

The ten day Ganesh Chaturthi celebration is one festival celebrated by one and all, at least in Mumbai. Rich or poor, the devout bring the Lord home, and spend the ten days immersed in the festivities – offering prayers, enjoying the offerings, or maybe just taking in the sights and sounds of the festival.

DeeBee, our contributor from France, published a post about the Journées du Patrimoine – Heritage Days in France.

The Journées du Patrimoine were created in 1984 by the Ministry of Culture and are since held annually during the third weekend of September. More than fifteen thousand historic sites and monuments are open to the public for just two days. This is a wonderful opportunity to discover places normally closed to the public.

Ski, our contributor from Hong Kong, wrote about a visit to the Kowloon Walled City and the feelings it conjured.

On my very first visit to Kowloon Walled City Park, I thought it was nothing more than a man-made garden. However beautiful it may be, it felt fake and commercial. Compared to the streets across, where old buildings and memories of the old Kai Tak Airport remain, Kowloon Walled City Park did not seem to be a place that was worth spending time on.

It was not a well-planned trip as I had no idea what to expect and hence did not know what to look out for. As ignorant as I could be, I knew absolutely nothing about the history on Kowloon Walled City, apart from the fact that it used to be a Chinese Fort, following British’s occupation of Hong Kong Island.

Ana, our contributing editor, posted a photo essay about the Japanese Gardens of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

 

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Ana Astri-O'Reilly
Ana Astri-O’Reilly is from Argentina, where she lived until five years ago. She currently lives in Dallas, USA with her British husband, but they move a lot. Previously a translator and English and Spanish teacher, Ana first started writing to share her experiences and adventures with friends and family. She speaks Spanish, English and a smattering of Portuguese.
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