With the season of spring coming in, leaves appear as little buds, the birds chirp and spend some time in your backyard. You wake up to the chirping of the birds.
Growing up in one of the largest cities in India
… differentiating between changes in seasons was a tough ask. In Calcutta, we welcome Spring amidst sweltering heat with songs written by Tagore. With the Hindu festival of colors during that time, it is more of a celebration of colors and less of the change in seasons. The leaves do not dry in the winters and not except the blooming of the Palash, would you notice many changes around. In Magdeburg, it is different.
The leaves dry and wither during the cold winters and slowly with the season of spring coming in, leaves appear as little buds, the birds chirp and spend some time in your backyard. You wake up to the chirping of the birds. The city administration goes a step ahead and turns the city into a greater garden. The footpaths and the dividers between streets are filled with flowers, especially tulips of different colors: red, purple, yellow, white. Not only is it just peaceful, you feel happy just walking down the streets, to the classroom or the supermarket.
I would leave you with a few photographs I have taken during 2018.