|View from the terrace overlooking the front of the house|
One part of the facade...I always loved the sun-dappled effect.
|The garlic vine comes on to the terrace from these slits|
|The office has become something of an antique...do lawyers' offices still have this look?|
|The Waiting Room...my children used to love this room...|
|...maybe because of the typewriter which fascinated them!|
|The verandah...where we earlier had the most comfortable cane chairs,|
on which I sat and read books and ate popcorn!
|The pebble dash is an intrinsic part of Ratnakara's facade...|
and it was very characteristic of the decade in which it was built (1968).
|The cycas, which came as a sapling from Big House in Hyderabad.|
|If our house wasn't called Ratnakara, it would definitely have been called Bougain-villa!|
We have plenty of dazzling bougainvilleas.
|These attractive pillars add an element of colour, and are also much loved.|
|The Telugu lettering...and my parents' name plate|
|A coucal - usually a shy bird - walks in front of the gate towards the bushes on the right.|
As children we used to swing on this gate, as did my children, and as many children do!