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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Dog with star quality

Dog and Hand

This handsome dog was found in a restaurant in the countryside which had a play area and open space attached. Clearly used to strangers he barely acknowledged anyone approaching him but patience paid off and the proffered hand was eventually granted a sniff.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Toran, Door Garland

Door garland, Countryside

I spent a day out in Malegaon around three hours outside Mumbai. It's my first visit to the Indian countryside, it was good to get out into fresh air and open spaces.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Swimming Against the Tide

Swimming against the tide

The last in my current collection of pictures taken from Mumbai trains. I love that I can hang outside the doors and get angles like this, at least I can during the relatively quiet times when I travel. I wouldn't want to attempt it during rush hour, in fact I wouldn't want to attempt the trains during rush hour if I could possibly avoid it.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Fruit stop

Juice

Netted tubes of fruit for pulping and gulping

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Monday, 21 November 2011

Helping Hand

Helping hand

Mumbai local train, getting a hand up.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Don't touch me!

Rick Mumbai Don't touch me

AutoRickshaws: They don't like you touching them.

Trading

Street sales

I can't begin to understand how difficult it is to make a living from selling simple paper garlands.

Street Eaters

Dogs, cats, rats and cows are all fairly common eaters of things on the the street. I don't have any pictures of those at the moment so offer some alternatives:

squirrel

Found everywhere but usually moving too fast for me to capture them.

Jaipur pigs

Pigs were unexpected scavengers in Jaipur but they seem to do a pretty good job in clearing up the edible, and less obviously edible, junk.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Morning

Sunrise isn't usually as spectacular as sunset but, since Indian cities don't tend to get moving very early and I do, it's a quiet and lovely time of day.

Sunrise bird on reinforcing rods

Monday, 7 November 2011

Up On The Roof

When I lived in Vietnam I had a roof terrace, I miss that outdoor space now that I am in a flat without even a balcony. The closest I can come to outdoors is sitting on the window seat with the windows opened to maximum but it isn't the same. Our hotel in Jaipur had a roof terrace where we spent a lot of time with views of other people doing the same.

Roof people, Jaipur

Roof People and tree

Roof People 2

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Produce

The range and quality of fresh produce is a constant pleasure whether you just take pictures of it or actually get around to cooking the stuff.

Chillies

Chili emporium

Push

Farm goods on the way to market




Thursday, 3 November 2011

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Jai Singh's amazing stone astronomical observatory built in the early 18th Century and a perfect blue sky.

Jantar Mantar sky and slab

Jantar Mantar 4

Jantar Mantar 1

Jantar Mantar 2

Jantar Mantar with birds 2

BBC Radio 4 did an excellent programme on this place if you want to find out more about it. In Our Time, Jantar Mantar.


Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Jaipur

Amber Fort archway

Amber Fort tout

Amber Fort a bird on fortifications 2

Amber Fort bird