Thursday, June 28, 2007

Sites and Insights

D went to see the Niagara fall last weekend... and it did, several times, she said thats why they call it Niagara Falls. ok, i take responsibilty for that nonsensical humour(?) :
Which made me wonder, there are so many sights around the world that I'll never manage to see? I can choose to see it, but then why would i choose to see it over, lets say, the Stonehenge, or the Great Barrier Reef, or the Sphinx,or the Colosseum, or London Bridge. Even if i had all the money and all the time, could i ever manage to see all the sights that are worth seeing? Can i even imagine the different sights that are spread across the geographical expanse of the planet?
So, do i miss seeing them? Not exactly, because i dont think i will notice the difference between sunsets in Goa and say, the Riviera or the nightview of the Queen's necklace and the Quai des √Čtats-Unis. Maybe thats just philosophising or maybe i am in denial.. :)
Or maybe, its just a function of who you're with and what you take out of those sights... Awe, splendour, amazement, bliss, joy...and so on...
And thats why an internet connection is so damn important, coz if you can't do it really, you might as well do it virtually - from panorama to vista and discovery to explorer.. Because the plethora of content does to me exactly what books do to me - gives perspectives.. of people i have never met, and places I have never seen...

until next time, see you on orkut ;)

5 comments:

Sreejith said...

*falling over at the niagara one*

my mom tells me the plantain tree at home has borne fruits (vazha kolachu :D)... and the first thing i think of is if i could zoom into wikimapia and see that!

Hyde said...

I believed in that too... till I saw the Rocky mountains. That's when I realised there is a reason why you must see it with your own eyes and not resort to virtual reality. :-)

Anonymous said...

nonono....u gotta see them and not on youtube for christ sake! a sunset in goa is DIFFERENT from a sunset anywhere else...with somebody or without somebody. Period.

bips

manuscrypts said...

sreejith: haha, gone bananas!! :)

hyde: and so it would go for the andes, the alps, and closer home, the himalayas....

manuscrypts said...

bips: i beg to differ... lets put this as one of the things to argue about when we meet :D