Gangtok is the capital city of Sikkim, a tiny but beautiful Himalayan state in North East India.
The pictures that follow were taken from a point near Tibet Cafe in Gangtok,Sikkim.
The wondrous ways of Nature are revealed in miraculous ways. I am always wonder-struck by the various spells of Nature.
Read on to see how the thread unraveled to lead me to discover the wonderous Rufous coloured Pigeon in the Feature Image.
While looking for Tibet Cafe I happened to spot this Lovely Church which was wrapped in bundles of White Cotton Wool like Clouds.
The Church led me to an extremely Vibrant and Extraordinarily Coloured School which was located right next to a Rare Church in a land of Monasteries and Stupas. ( you can see the vibrant hues peeping through in the picture above).
Gangtok is located at a height of about 6000 feet ( 2000 metres) in the Himalayas and it can get rather Chilly during the Summer Months as well. See how the Pigeons are huddled up on the Water Pipe in the picture below.
Lest you Forget the thread, I summarize: it was the Tibet Cafe to the Church to the Extraordinary Colours of the School and then finally to the Rust Pigeon.
Lady Luck was indeed benevolent as an Extraordinary Rust Coloured Pigeon decided to take flight directly in front of the Camera as I was taking pictures of the Gothic Windows of the School.
The Rust Coloured Pigeon was nearly at Eye level when I took this picture. It is not often you can photograph birds at Eye level.
Grand in Flight
Rock Pigeons are often seen in shades of Grey, sometimes in White, however Rust was indeed Extraordinary .
Nature had me Spellbound once again.