In my recent New York trip I came across this beautiful 22- foot bronze arm pointing upwards, named as Unity, sculptor is Hank Willis Thomas. It is standing at the intersection of Tillary and Adams streets near the exit from the Brooklyn Bridge.
Georgia, a country famous for its traditional method of wine making and its food. More talk about its food in other posts. The moment I stepped foot in this country, one thing that drew my attention were the beautiful lampposts and the numerous water fountains.
For this weekly photo challenge, I selected couple of pictures from my Georgian travels. These simple, some intricate and tall lampposts made me look up and the blue sky with white clouds that looked like cotton candy made it a perfect click for me. The fruits on the fruit laden trees and the tall trees with branches close together with the towering lamppost amidst it made me instantly click what I saw and liked. In the night, the glowing bulbs of the lamppost in a Tbilisi square were too beautiful to be missed out.
During the hike to the Gergeti Trinity Church in Georgia, after reaching the top, the flight of the Eagle and the blue clear sky above was too beautiful and worth looking up, and hence sharing the picture below.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up
I found them interesting, loved clicking the pictures, and enjoyed sharing for this post. All the pictures were clicked using my iphone 6 cell camera.
For this week’s entry I selected pictures of an Indian Railways train that I had traveled while returning from Goa to Pune.
The Engine of a train that was at halt on the opposite platform was my fascination with the numbers on it. The weather was beautiful, it had just stopped raining and the wet platform, the orange of the engine, blue of the coach and the greenery around was too beautiful to miss. I am glad I clicked that picture.
I am posting a couple other pictures of that train travel and particularly love the picture that shows the way the train curves along ahead in the journey.
I am happy to include these rainy day train travel pictures that depict the random numbers, and hoping you too find them interesting :).
This is my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Faces.
The picture below was clicked in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India, during my recent visit in December to the place. I had purchased the fruits from this vendor and requested him if I could click his picture, he smilingly nodded and we exchanged a short conversation while he was packing the ‘Ber’ for me, I miss the scene of ‘thelawalas’ selling fruits here in my country of residence.
The picture below shows such contrast of emotions, one happy and smiling face and another a serious and pondering face. It was afternoon time and the serious guy was sitting and resting under the shade of the tree.
A mother with her tender care, love, and affection raises her children, the same way the mother Earth holds, supports and helps to spread out the roots of the magnificent Banyan trees that I saw recently during my day visit to India.
This picture was clicked in the National Fossil Wood Park, about a kilometer from Tiruvakkarai village, Vanur Taluka, Tamil Nadu, India. This was a stopover (I am so glad we did that) while returning to Chennai, during the recent day trip to Puducherry while touring India in 2015.
For me the Banyan trees always are unique, magnificent and an awesome sight, something to marvel about.
For this WPC I have selected two photographs that were clicked by me outside a temple in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
These old grandmas (I prefer to call them this)with their eyes speaking volumes of the long life journey they have covered were earning a livelihood, selling the flower garlands that they made with their hands. I have great regard and admire these noble souls who are the continuous source of inspiration for us young adults.
These old women were selling flowers outside the temple, both sitting next to each other and who could talk only in Tamil, which unfortunately I do not speak nor understand. But it is true, one does not always need to know the language to converse. These loving grandmas were so warm and friendly and were so elated when I was asking them if I could click a picture of theirs. They instantly agreed, smiled and laughed with childlike innocence, and gave me the moments that I so fondly cherish today.
Meeting them I remembered my better-half’s late maternal grandmother whom I admired and have always looked upon with great respect. She was a very strong personality, a young widow who lived alone and took care of her rice fields, and made a living for herself independently. I have some great memories of the time I spent in her company.
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The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Intricate”, reminded me of my Jordan tour. Within a span of a second I was transported to the town of Madaba in Jordan. For me this is the best part of the Weekly photo challenge, one gets to relive the travelled sites while selecting the appropriate photo-challenge photos.
Madaba is famous for it’s Mosaic work, and one has to visit and actually see in person the old ancient mosaics seen in the Churches and other places in Jordan. So much of history associated with the Mosaic works seen keeps us spellbound. The amount of hard work and minute details that goes into creating this amazing, yet simple-looking art work definitely is worth the money spent in purchasing them. Visiting a workshop to see the artisan at work gives us an experience that makes us value it more. Each work is unique in itself, the drawing has to be drawn, the colours to be selected, the small mosaic pieces are to be cut from ceramic or stone and arranged according to the design, glued etc etc, and finally after lot of other steps the final art work is ready. It takes time to do the mosaic work, size of the art work and design decides the hard work to be put in by the artist for that particular piece of work.
The visit would not have been complete without purchasing this beautiful art piece, one such adorns my drawing room wall now.