mercredi 30 décembre 2009

Hungry ? Patan














Here I eat some chapatis and (spicy) vegetables...nice family.

mardi 29 décembre 2009

Fish market. Gohghla














I went two times to the night fishes market, but I don't know why, as soon as these two women ( you see them sitting) arrived with their fishes, customers grouped around them to buy.

mardi 22 décembre 2009

dimanche 20 décembre 2009

School homework. Junagadh














As everywhere in the world, doing the schoolwork at home can be a problem...talk about this wis the two girls on left side!

lundi 14 décembre 2009

jeudi 10 décembre 2009

mercredi 9 décembre 2009

The shipbuilding boss. Mandvi














These all wooden boats were builded for Dubai; hope the recent financial crisis in this country did not have had repercussions on the contracts...

lundi 7 décembre 2009

Begging cows. Dwarka














Sorry for the plastic bag, they are everywhere and there was no wind that day!

samedi 28 novembre 2009

mardi 24 novembre 2009

Sewing saris. Patan














Patan is famous according to his "patola" sari. Beautiful, but also very expensive. In the small city, women sew in the old wooden houses.

vendredi 20 novembre 2009

mercredi 18 novembre 2009

Girl. Patan

Something unusual. Patan














You have to think about what can be unusual in this picture; it is not very difficult...

samedi 14 novembre 2009

At the market. Patan














As everywhere in the world, Patan, a little city attract villagers coming fron the countryside who find here what cannot be bought where they live.
Notice than the child does not wear traditionnal clothes.

jeudi 12 novembre 2009

jeudi 5 novembre 2009

Milk. Dwarka




















She is very happy, everyday she is on the ghat trying to sell some milk to the pilgrims for the pujas. Today, a family invite her to cross the river with them in the boat with all her milk to do a puja in the temple, on the other bank.

mardi 3 novembre 2009

vendredi 23 octobre 2009

Mirror. Dwarka




















She is really beautiful, arranging her hair in the sunrising light after the holy bath! What you cannot see is that she have two divergent eyes, so easy to correct in our countries...

jeudi 15 octobre 2009

The retired milkman. Bhavnagar




















Distinguished, is not he? Now retired enjoying the life looking at the others working...

mercredi 14 octobre 2009

dimanche 27 septembre 2009

Fish market. Gohghla














In front of the Diu island, a small fishermen village, and at 18h begins the fish selling, lightened by petrol lamps.

Waiting for the "ferry". Mandvi














The "ferry" is this small canot to cross the river during the high tide. You can see one of these all wooden boat builded here, mainly for Dubai .

lundi 21 septembre 2009

Woman. Dwarka














She is a character, you know, I guess you can see it in her eyes...

ghat scenery. Dwarka














Some are praying, other, tired to sweep all the time the neverending offerings, afford themselves to take a pause. time seems to be suspended;

vendredi 11 septembre 2009

Portrait. Dwarka

Three. varanasi














More safety to hold the arm of somebody else before immersion...

jeudi 10 septembre 2009

Profile. Dwarka




















In the vegetables market area...no money in the bank , instead golden jewels weared by the women, and men too (earrings).

Black. Dwarka














On the Dwarka ghats, some indian photographers make a business taking shots of the pilgrims coming for krishna.
We are not in Sicilia! The traditionnal women clothes of the area is about black and red. The women are listening the photographer , before posing, always in a very conventionnal way.

mercredi 9 septembre 2009

Meat. Junagadh














In the muslim area, a covered meat market.

Milk. Dwarka




















Early morning puja on the Dwarka ghat.

mardi 8 septembre 2009

Laundry. Bhuj


Laundry in the Bhuj tank; women have to share the place with pelicans, the neighbourhood is not always peaceful...
Bhuj have been very dammaged by the 2001 earthquake.

lundi 7 septembre 2009

Selling flowers. Jamnagar














No puja without flowers, I always ask myself what would happen of all these people who live with this small business if one day the hinduist practice stopped suddenly, the economic consequences would be terrific, I think!

Mischevious. Dwarka














As you can see, coming back from school, each one her personnal way of being in front of a camera...

dimanche 6 septembre 2009

The new painted entrance. Mandvi














Mandvi is one of the main harbour where all wooden boats are builded.

vendredi 4 septembre 2009

Hands and feet. Dwarka














The pilgrims groups bring with them in the bus all what they need for cooking; here a man helps a woman to wash her hands after . Not so usual.

jeudi 3 septembre 2009

Trunks. Palitana














Palitana is a great jain temples complex. on top of a hill. Somewhere in a backyard these women were carrying trunks from down to top by neverending steps, I must say that it was²almost incredible to see...

Pilgrims. Dwarka














Usual contrast between men and women looking; taken on the dwarka ghat, near the seashore. dwarka is a very famous Krishna pilgrimage place.

jeudi 9 juillet 2009

Girlie. Dwarka


Red and black are definitively the colors for women in this area of Gujarat.

The beach. Dwarka














In Dwarka, an important place for Krishna pilgrimage, pilgrims use to take a holy bath in three places; the last one is the beach. As usual, after this they use to dry the saris in the wind.