January 28, 2011

Mr. Olympus

Check out his muscles
Wild bison in Mysore zoo

January 25, 2011

Republic Day Flower Show 2011

Lalbagh Flower Show 2011 on account of Indian Republic Day started on Jan 19th 2011, This years main attraction was Kempegowda Tower made of thousands of roses and Metro rail coach decorated with different types of orchids. Here are some photos from the event. (You might also like Flower Show 2010)

Kempegowda Tower (Logo of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP))

January 22, 2011

Shortlisted !!!

My blog has been short listed for the final round of Best of Indian Blogosphere (BoIB) 2010 polls under the category Photography.
My blog link is http://anthony-samson.blogspot.com
"Please Vote for my blog from the above list."
The polling will be active till 13th February 2011 and Final results to be announced by 16th February 2011.

January 21, 2011

Alleppey Beach

Sunset at Alleppy Beach
Also known as Alappuzha beach is one of the most popular spots in the district of Alappuzha. Pier seen here is about 160 years old and extends 1000ft into the sea. Its a remnant of what was once a ship bay built to provide shelter and protection to boats and ships. Alappuzha is know to have had trade links with Ancient Greece and Rome. Marco Polo called this place "Venice of the East"

Sea Shore for Alphabe Thursday

January 19, 2011

Editor's Choice

Blogjunta.com is screening Indian blogs for "The Best of Indian Blogosphere 2010" and I had submitted my blog under Photography and Travel category.  The final list of shortlisted blogs is not out yet but I got a mail yesterday that my blog is featured in

BlogJunta - An ode to the Blogosphere

This is what they have to say:
"ANTHONY SAMSON calls his blog  SAMSON’S PHOTOBLOG and that should give you an idea of what the blog is all about. The flower show at LalBagh, Bangalore is something none of us should miss but most of us do. Luckily, Anthony has it all captured through his shutterbug and recorded for us here. Amazing photographs I say. Anthony, someday we would like to do an event with you."

and the post they feauted is Lalbagh Flower Show

Thanks to editor's panel at Blogjunta, I'm honored guy's

January 17, 2011

Veeragase Folk Dance

Veeragase is a popular folk dance prevalent in the state of Karnataka, India. It is a vigorous dance based on Hindu mythology and involves very intense energy-sapping dance movements. Veeragase is one of the dances demonstrated in the Dasara procession held in Mysore. Veeragase gets its name from the Hindu legendary warrior and its a symbolic presentation of his heroism and valour at the time of Dakshayagna.
Artist performing Veeragasi during Dasara celebration 2010
According to Hindu mythology Veerabhadra was a super being created by the wrath of Rudra (Lord Shiva) to destroy Daksha. Daksha was the chief of gods, his youngest daughter Sati (aka Dakshayani) set her heart on Shiva, worshipping him in secret. At the time of Swayamvara (was a practice in ancient India where a girl of marriageable age can choose a life partner from among a list of suitors. Swayam in Sanskrit means self and vara means choice or desire.)of Sati, Daksha invited all gods and celestial beings except Shiva. Sati cast her garland in the air, calling upon Shiva to receive the garland and miraculously he stood in midst of the court with the garland around his neck. Daksha had no choice but to get his daughter married to Shiva even though he was much against this marriage and he bore enmity with Shiva

January 14, 2011

Pentas Lanceolata

Pentas Lanceolata aka Star Flower
Pentas flowers normally have only 5 petals (as their name suggest, Penta = 5), this one is very unusual, it has 6 petals

January 7, 2011


ship anchored in middle of the sea in alleppy
Photo shot in Alleppy Beach, Alleppy

January 5, 2011

Angry or Smiling???

I feel he is angry, my wife says there's a smile on his face, what do you guys think????? Any which ways I love the expression on his face....

January 3, 2011


logo of Italian moped Lambretta
Lambretta was a line of motor scooters originally manufactured in Milan, Italy by Innocenti. In India, API (Automobile Products of India) manufactured Lambretta scooters under licence.  API was founded in 1949 but has not been operational since 2002.
More information on these Vintage beauties can be found on Lambretta's official website. Above photo shot during Vintage Automobile Show in Whitefield, Bangalore