Have you ever wanted to take one of those Kerala Boat Tours? Do it!
While in India, Jim and I took one of the Kerala Boat tours, and I have to say, we loved it! I mean who wouldn’t love floating down a river with the most interesting sights to see along the way and meanwhile the wait staff is providing you with delicious food and drink, not to mention that your bedroom is luxurious.
We lounged, gawked, and ate our way through three days of floating through the brackish water. We started and ended our trip in Allepey, [...]
Continue reading Reflection #547 – Kerala Tour Highlight…Laundry!
Elephant walking down a street in India.
This big guy just ambled up the street heading our way in Bikaner, but it could have happened in any of the villages or cities in the state of Rajasthan. We had come to this city to visit the Karni Mata Rat Temple, so yes we expected to see rats. We did not expect to see an Indian elephant. It was a pleasant surprise and one that happened over and over during our trip. Not so much seeing elephants but just being surprised.
I love this photograph because it shows life on [...]
Continue reading Reflection #515 – Portrait of an Indian Elephant
One of my favorite memories of Rajhastan, India. In the desert, the women have to walk a very long way to find wells to provide them with their daily supply of water.
Found all over India, this was our favorite drink. Made with fresh lemons or lime, all the vendors did was mix the squeezed citrus juice with some carbonated water. For those of us with a sweet tooth, it was often served with liquidized sugar. After a few weeks, I found it really didn’t need much sugar. It was delicious and we found it everywhere.
Last week I posted a portrait of an Indian Woman and this week it’s the man’s turn. I love it when I’m traveling and the people don’t mind if I photograph them. I always pose for people when they ask me to in photos as well. I believe photographers want to document what “living” in that particular country means, so if I’m looking disheveled (as often I do) while I’m taking out the trash or washing my car, I’ll gladly let you take my photo.
I love India, and I love making photographs in India. Everyone is so obliging. It’s wonderful. I can hardly take credit for this shot, since the woman is so beautiful.
I do have the iconic shot of the Taj, but there is more to the complex than the main mausoleum. I like this photo, because other than the beautiful onion dome, it doesn’t really seem like it’s a Taj shot.
One of the more expensive and persnickety World Heritage Sites I’ve been to, I’d still rank it way up there!
Jim took this shot in Jaisalmer, India. The beautifully decorated house contrasted with the utility of the bike are just gorgeous. It’s one of my most favorite shots he’s taken. Yep, it just makes me happy!
I think the Rajhastan Desert is one of my favorite places on earth. The people are so friendly, and everything feels so different than the world that I’m used to; it’s exciting.
When I came upon this scene, I was just overwhelmed. I love the monochromatic look of the cows and the village, with the lady and a splash of color from her sari.
What’s one of your favorite places on earth?
I love this image. I love the symmetry; I love the colors; I love the perspective. I just love it. This gorgeous house was in the middle of the Rajhastan desert, a place that you just can’t help but love.