The Lit Blog

In a world where the word lit has two definitions, lets go with both. After all, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, right!


We come across so many forms of light apart from the sun, be it street lamps or candles or fairy lights or even chandeliers. In this post, Imma take you through some of my favourite photos incorporating the above mentioned sources of light. So without further ado, let’s get lit!

This is the lighting inside the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey. The place isn’t very brightly lit if you look at it overall but the chandeliers give the effect of the candle lantern used in earlier times and really take you back into that time in history when the place was more than just a tourist spot. I also like the beams of sunlight adding to the effect in this picture.

This is a very unique picture. These are cruise ships docked in the middle of a dark Ha Long Bay in Vietnam. Ha Long Bay is very popular for its surrounding cliffs but at night, the darkness conceals all of them and the light from the cruise ships is the only thing that is visible. I like the feel of infinity that this picture gives owing to the concealed cliffs. It feels as though the ships are floating in a void but the reflections in the water make the whole surrounding slightly closer to home.

Ha Long Bay is home to many creatures such as squids and jelly fish so in the dark, all I can imagine is being surrounded by all these creatures, like in the movie ‘Life of Pi’.

Since we’re talking ships and light, Imma bring some attention to one of the most effective yet overlooked sources of light: The camera flash. This picture is a miniature ship in a glass cabinet in a restaurant in Pune and the flash from my camera makes it look like a ship sailing in the moonlight.

This is another shot from my city of Pune. This is a temple, all decorated and lit up before the festival of Diwali, which is the festival of lights. This is in an area called Laxmi Road in Pune. It is a very interesting area, complete with shops selling everything on Earth, a historic grocery store as well as a cultural hotspot. I will do a separate blog on this area soon and this is a glimpse of what it includes.

Is it a UFO? Or is it the Quinjet? This was quite a surprise when I saw it. This is the levitating table for ‘Dinner in the Sky’ in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was levitating high up when we got to the area and seeing a dining table that high in the sky really gave me goose-pimples. I’d recommend this if you like adventures related to large heights. Go for it, fly high!


This is the last picture on the Lit Blog. This is taken at the Warner Bros. Studios: The Making of Harry Potter, in London. It’s the actual set of the Yule Ball in the movie, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I remember seeing this arrangement in the film and when I saw it for real, it was mind-blowing! Almost like living the whole magic. Light reflected through tainted glass is always beautiful but a tinge of magic makes it worth every last stupefy!

Potterheads, where you at?


And that is a wrap!

Until next time,


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