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A Peek Inside A Thar Desert School
While traveling through the desert I picked up some candy and ink pens to pass out to children along the way. One thing I learned and a tip for anyone traveling in India is to pick up school pens because almost every child along the road will ask for one and they probably need it. It was a special day for grades 2-8 here :)
Photo taken with an iPhone 5 and edited with
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Day Breaks On The Tungabhadra River
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On the first morning in Hampi we went to make out way to a mountain top temple which meant taking a boat taxi across the river. Seeing as it got hot during the day and we didn’t want to be there when a lot of other people were we went at daybreak. The boats started running later than usual so sunrise happened on the river while waiting. It was still a fantastic one. This is also where they wash the holy elephant every day at 9.
Now back to bed for me. Have a great weekend everyone!
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Blue City, Blue Hour, Day Two
I returned to find a new location the second night to shoot the sunset over the blue city.I found myself scaling some narrow stairs and sitting on a ledge with barely enough room for me and the tripod (you’ll see ). I ‘m going to keep the description short as I am very ill right now but I hope you enjoy. I like this one way better than the other.
Shot wich a Canon 5D Mark II, 24-70L lens, and 6-stop INDR and .9 graduated filters.
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Timeless Country Side
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The highlight of my trip to India by far was driving through the country. Every time I pull up a photo I feel as though I stepped into a time warp. I have shown them to a few people and often get the response that it feels like Africa as well. I think that mud hut villages may just be mud hut villages though. Some of the roads we were on barely remained roads though ( was awesome for that as they don’t take the main routes).
Here is a random shot on a highway smack dab in the middle of somewhere. I randomly picked one.
Have a great night everyone. Time to take some melatonin and balance myself out here.
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Take A Walk Through History
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This is the entrance to the Desert Boys Guest House in Jaisalmer. I was told that this walkway was originally designed in the 1500’s. I want to believe it so I will :)
This was a great place to stay. Quiet (as long as the window was closed, the dogs at night down from the fort have quite the ensemble).
It was a pleasure walking through here every time that I did. They also have a separate location than most of the desert tours so that you don’t show up to a night market in the middle of nowhere.
I’m headed home now for a few days before I head to California. Looking forward to my favorite Japanese restaurant in Portland!!! (Maru)
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Tales From The Road
Sitting in the lounge at the airport here in New Delhi headed back to the states and all I can think is, “did that all just happen?” 5 cities, many kilometers, little sleep, and lots of laughs! Oh and and I rode camels. India, thank you.
Photo taken with iPhone 5 and edited with .
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The Sadhu, India’s Original Gangsta
In Sanskrit #साधु sadhu means “good man” but they are also known as holy men or simply, Baba. You’ll often find them smiling and asking for you to take a photo with them then following with a bracelet of some sort to give you a good and long life all for a suggested donation that varies depending on your appearance. Still these traveling troubadours of Hinduism are quite interesting. Feared for their curses and revered for their flushing of karma they travel the country devoid of material possession. They are also often times high as marijuana leaves are fancied by Shiva.
Becoming a sadhu or sadhvis (woman sadhu) is not often an easy task. You must locate a guru and perform a favor for him to see if you eligible to cross over (get your head out of the gutter you dirty person!). :)
Once you become sadhu you are considered living dead (stoned zombies) and must attend your funeral as part of the crossing. That and relying on the donations of others to survive (hence fear if curses) can be a long and arduous path.
I hope to one day make it to Kumbh Mela. A gathering of sadhu’s that happens every few years! Anyone else want to make the trek?
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