Archive for 'India'
On the banks of the river Ganges is the fantastic Trayambakeshwar temple located.
I forgot the name of that temple in Delhi. Picture was taken 2008.
Some Indians joke around with poor tourists (me) in Delhio’s Purana Qila.
That is the bridge called Lakshman Jhula. It is said that Lakshmana crossed Ganges on jute ropes between the place where this bridge is built. Lakshman Jhula was built in 1939. There are spectacular views from the bridge.
From Wikipedia: Purana Qila (Hindi: पुराना क़िला, Urdu: پُرانا قلعہ, translation: Old Fort), is the oldest fort among all forts in Delhi and, the oldest known structure of any type in Delhi. It was re built by the Afghan king Sher Shah Suri, on the same site, which was perhaps the site of Indraprastha, believed […]
Taken somewhere between Rishikesh and Delhi on a really long car drive.
Delhi 2008. It is estimated that more than 400,000 street children in India exist. Mainly because of family conflict, they come to live on the streets and take on the full responsibilities of caring for themselves, including working to provide for and protecting themselves. Though street children do sometimes band together for greater security, they […]
Somewhere between Rishikesh and Delhi.
The Rickshaw is the world’s oldest form of wheeled transportation and in India today Rickshaws are still a major method of taxi style transportation for people taking short journeys. Multitudes ride them to and from work. Business people going to appointments use them. Women travel on them for shopping and children going to and from […]
Taken in Rishikesh, India. Snake charming is the practice of pretending to hypnotise a snake by playing an instrument called pungi. A typical performance may also include handling the snakes or performing other seemingly dangerous acts, as well as other street performance staples, like juggling and sleight of hand. The practice is most common in […]
The Bahai house of worship. Architecturally is a cross between the modern Catholic Cathedral in Liverpool and the Sydney Opera House, with a lotus leaf design surrounded by turquoise pools. The Bahai religion is based upon universal peace and elimination of prejudice, their devotees staff the place and help orient you round, offering leaflets explaining […]
Rishikesh is the Gateway to the Himalayas and its nice! I recommend everyone to go there – even the Beatles did in the 60ies.
A guy I came across in Mumbai, he did not become my friend however.
Life was fun in my 20ies. Half a year studying at university and half a year travelling through the world. The picture was taken in 1993.
A random pick – on a business trip in 2006. Traffic Conditions and transport are even worse than in the UK (I know).
Sikh religion considers the beard to be part of the nobility and dignity of their manhood. Sikhs also refrain from cutting their hair and beards out of respect for the God-given form. Alright – let your manhood grow! British people [and the british army] are highly indebted and obliged to Sikhs for a long time. […]
Indian actuation of a Ferris Wheel – and a rather human manual actuation. Near Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.
Snake charming is the practice of pretending to hypnotise a snake by playing an instrument. The snake charmers typically stitch closed the mouth of their performing snakes, leaving just enough opening for the animal to be able to move its tongue in and out. The downside for the snakes is that they soon die of […]
This guy drove us insane by following us in Delhi India for one hour. Talking to him did not really help – all we got was insane staring to an unbearable extent. We escaped by jumping into a taxi. Can you feel the crazy eyes?
Jama Masjid in Delhi is the largest mosque in India. The courtyard of the mosque can hold up to twenty-five thousand worshippers. The image was taken before a thunder storm.
This landscape pic was taken near Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India in HDR.
We all know how to lay around and waste time – but can we relax and enjoy the nothingness? Doing nothing can be even hard work sometimes. But I believe we all need to apply more methods to relax like these stress-reducing techniques shown on the picture. So? Do nothing!
This guy is clearly practicising third eye meditation in his car. He’s observing in that moment chakras and auras. It’s time for awakening you third eye now.
Amazingly poor work environment and working conditions in this sweatshop in India. I wonder what’s the average weekly pay? Accidentally came across workshop in New Dehli’s old city in 2006.