Wednesday, August 08, 2007

It takes two :)

:)

That's yours truly in her married name glory (so much for the anonymity on blogdom!!!), that is if she changes her maiden name, which she hasn't. One look at the ginormous last name, and you'd know why!!! :DD

But this is not what I set out to write about. Remember the Indo-Irish wedding I talked about a few weeks back?? This one's from the wedding. The place cards carried the pic of the couple doing what they like the most: cycling. These guys amaze moi. After their graduation from Berkeley, California, they got jobs in Washington DC and instead of flying to DC, they decided to cycle all the way ....from one coast to another ..that's like 3000 miles (a little less than 5000 km). It's like biking across the breadth of a continent. Reminds me of one of my all-time favorite movies, "The Motorcycle Diaries". Nothing like seeing one's own country this way, eh!!! :)

45 comments:

nazzareno said...

..the trip, that true, enriches not only our knowledge but also (above all) our conscience.

Kunal said...

your happiness is infectious..:)

ChaCha said...

like the b&w here

cuentosbrujos said...

Mi conociemiento de tu idioa es p├ęsimo , pero el lenguaje de tus fotos es internacional. Preciosas muy bonitas y bien realizadas. Saludos desde fotosbrujas

inspired said...

;o]

Steve Buser said...

I hope they did the cross-continental two-wheeler in the spring or fall at least. Makes me weak to thing about a summer crossing.

--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

Radha said...

Did you spend any time at all with the bride-n-groom at the wedding; or were you only clicking photographs?? :O)

Moi said...

Steve: they did it in early fall...imagine crossing Nevada in summers!!!!

Radha: we had tons of time for the couple, it was the couple that was all busy :) ......we had our little family get together the next day though :)

Lori said...

What a beautiful place card and photo. You always have such interesting shots and things to say in your posts. It sounds like your friends had an amazing journey!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Well, that is good these people did those things. They will have stories to tell their children, and grandchildren.

Nice post today.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Yoda said...

I wanted to do that so badly!! I didn't think of the cycling idea, but I wanted to go on a coast-to-coast drive ... take two weeks off and do that with your best buddies. Sadly, financial and work realities settled in and I had to cancel all those plans :-( Instead, for the move, I'm just driving to NY. Alone.

So, you're half bong now, or what? :-p

Z said...

Like Steve, I feel weak just thinking about the thing. Biking across the country, wow! We need more fit people like these two -- there are certainly lots in Switzerland, sadly I'm not one of them.

Moi said...

Yoda: we too so badly want to do the coast to coast thing....the last trip we made on similar lines was Florida to Milwaukee...it was good fun..tho' burning gas like that makes u think twice about undertaking a trip like that again!!! and yes, i'm a half-bong (whether i like it or not)!!! :DD

Z: I too am not one of them!! and that's what has me in awe!!! it's a huge country from one coast to another and they managed to do it :)

Nikon said...

It's a great idea & pretty amazing that they accomplished it :)
The photo is great - just full of texture.

Still said...

I like this graphic and evocative image.

joy said...

moi, so what is your maiden name? :D I like the photo - doesn't black and white bring out the real character of the subject?

joy
Norwich Daily Photo

Annie said...

I'll bet they got to really know each other, warts and all, on that long trip.

Cris said...

I myself have a long maiden name, oh, well, not so complicated. Amazing what your friends did. Do they have a blog about their trip?

Jas Bhambra said...

Wow, that is an awful lot of bicycling.

I want to do coast to coast driving both in Canada and the US.

photowannabe said...

Love to see the country up close and personal but thats more biking than my backside could stand.
Nice graphics on your post.

The last adam said...
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The last adam said...

for a lazy bum like me...cant even dream of cycling such a distance :P
...oh n your maiden name-married name thing..i'd say verma sounds loads easier!! :D

JoAnn-NL said...

hmmm what would you do, keep your maiden name? I did..

Beatiful photography, nice words...

JoAnn

bluemountainmama said...

dearest swati :).....when i got married, i didn't want to lose my maiden name, so i changed my middle name (which i never liked anyways) to my maiden name. and i took my husband's last name. he wouldn't let me do the hyphen thing...too liberal. :)

sounds like a wonderful couple....what an amazing way to spend the beginning of your married life together.

Chad Oneil said...

Cool image and post, Moi.

I might have to check out that film ;)

I'm going to a good friend's wedding this weekend. I hope to get these kinds of images ;)

Faye Pekas said...

Adventureous couple and what wonderful memories they will have from their trip. I like the graphic a lot.

The last adam said...
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The last adam said...

Do you mind dropping a mail to jason_azure@hotmail.com? 'cos there's a hunt for my head in blogdom now :D

Sandeepa said...

No its NOT !!! You can live with it, it could get worse you know :)

BTW did you try aloor dum. You know if you ever try a recipe from my blog and you think there should have been some enhancememnts done or some things not done, let me know so that I can update.

Why am I telling you this. Because you are the only person with a blog who tries out Bengali food from my blog. There are other persons who do but i don't know their blogs. And you being a non-Bong helps :) so don't change your last name yet

GMG said...

Amazing post! A nice change for a terrible work week (and continuing...). Interesting story about keeping maiden names: in Portugal you always keep it, either you add your companion’s name (husband’s or wife’s) or not... The amazing is that, if you don’t add it, you’ll have two different names and not a family name. This was hard to explain some thirty years ago in the US and in other countries where married people usually have a sole family name. Sometimes it still is, thirty two years later this 08.08.2007...
Have a great weekend!

ruth said...

This would be a dream, or on motorcycles. Friends of ours, when we lived in Turkey, moved there too. They shipped their stuff to Istanbul first, and then they flew themselves and their tandem bike to Spain, and they biked all the way to Istanbul! There were some amazing mountains on the way.

Great post!

mrsnesbitt said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Motorcycle Diaries would be a good title for my blog!

Will have to request the book at the local library van!

Z said...

So, do you speak Bangla? I'm off to look at Sandeepa's recipes --

Kerri said...

You leave the sweetest comments..I just love to have you visit :) Thank you!
What a surprise I got when I looked at this post! Just this morning I was thinking about you...yes I think of my blog friends often...and wondering what your real name is. Isn't that funny? It's good to know you :)

Kerri said...

I'm chuckling because my mind had other thoughts but I forgot to write them before I hit "publish". Our Kylie has kept her maiden name too. Your married name is a long one!
What a trip your friends had! Wow! I'm wondering how they moved their stuff over to DC.

Perpetual Procrastinator said...

It might be a long name, but it seems so musical to say aloud. I like it. :)

Perpetual Procrastinator said...

Adding, I just randomly realised that my new blog theme matches yours. Totally unintentional, I swear! lol...

Annie said...

Believe me, Moi, you can build as many bears as you like, no matter your age, just as long as you have the cash to pay.

Chad Oneil said...

Moi,
Yes, you're remembering the wedding I did for the couple back in January.

I wasn't the official photographer for the one this weekend, but did photograph the bride in her dress for an image that was displayed near the gift table. I'll probably post that one.

a-xpressions said...

Incredible...!
cross country...that too on bicycle..that amaze me! I know one student had done this before when i read about him n his exp. in news paper! couple of my friends drove (car road trip) from east coast to west coats last yr when they shifted there permanently...! wish I could do this next fall...but i luv motor cycle...cycling will be too much for me n my friend...;)

diyadear said...

my goodness.. wonder how their cycling expedition was..

isabella said...

Now, I'm ashamed to admit making just as long of a trip after our wedding (NY to CA) but ,alas, in a car...It was a cool, classic, yellow Firebird though ;-)

Wonderful photo, Swati!

laurel said...

Wow, thats a great idea! To cycle across the country. You have to REALLY be in love with someone to survive that trip though ;)

Sarad said...

the presence of the fork makes the pic special. Was the fork a coincidence or was it carefully placed ? :-)

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