vendredi 29 mai 2009

Yellow. Veraval

Wooden boats in renewing in Veraval harbour. These boats are all wood builded. Some poor people like this woman come here to get some pieces of wood for cooking.

Singing. Dwarka

Women after the holy bath, I asked them for some photos, except one they agreed, I did some shots, we were speaking and, surprise they began singing, with very espressive gestures; great moment! Unfortunely no time to use my recorder...

jeudi 28 mai 2009

Supersonic pilgrim. Palitana

Incredible to see the vivacity of this old lady, in the same time something of a "conte de Grimm" character.
The irruption of her in the steps surprised me totally, and I could have missed the shot...
We are on top of a hill where 863 jain temples have been builded!

Portrait. Dwarka

Portrait of a very kind and beautiful woman, coming from a village of Dwarka surroundings. The earrings are full gold, and you can trust me, I tried them, very heavy.

mercredi 27 mai 2009

Bathing the feet. Dwarka

Not a cool image for feminists! As very often in india you can see how colored is the women dressing comparated to the men one.
Here is sea water,gives really a diiferent looking comparated to the Varanasi shots, according to the veru polluted Ganga water.

Drying the saris. Dwarka

Women drying their sari in the wind after the holy bath in the salt water, looking like cormorants drying their wings on the rocks after the fishing diving.

lundi 25 mai 2009

Jewelled pilgrims. Dwarka

Some pilgrims from the country side come to Dwarka with their traditionnal clothes and their golden jewels.

samedi 23 mai 2009

Waiting. Diu

Diu have been portuguese until the 60th years, one of the two only places in Gujarat where you can buy alcool.

vendredi 22 mai 2009

The lion. Bhuj

Bhuj have been half destroyed by the 2001 earthquake, as well as the maharajah's palaces? Actually we can come in the Durbar hall of the most recent palace, where birds and bats live.however the dusty lion keeps a part of his fascination power.
I have to say that rajahs and english have almost exterminated the lion, just for the pleasure...

jeudi 21 mai 2009

Thirsty pilgrim girl. Dwarka

We are at the Krishna temple, on the Dwarka beach; very hot weather. This place is one of the most famous for Krishna pilgrimage

mardi 19 mai 2009

A kind man . Junagadh

He is now retired, but still coming every morning to the wholesellers area to give some help.
"You have to be there on 23 th of this month, he said to me, we have the great festival for Shiva!"

mercredi 13 mai 2009

vendredi 8 mai 2009

Mischevious. Dwarka

In the Dwarka bazaar...again you can see an heavy golden earring.

samedi 2 mai 2009

Quiet. Diu

We are not really in Diu, but on the beach of the fishermen village on the coast in font of Diu island; we can see the portuguese fort.

Building in progress. Bhuj

Bhuj have been in the epicenter of an earthquake in 2001, and the old temple have been deeply dammaged.
It's why the rich sect Swaminarayam is building another one , all in full marble. The building you can see here is only for the offices and the saddhus rooms, all in full marble too!!!
Someones will think that all this money could have been used in a better way...