Saturday, December 25, 2010

Something Red and Green

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MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE. Here's something red and green from India--doors in Jaipur, more specifically.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

India-Ganesha Large and Small

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Ganesha is everywhere and in every size, from the gigantic painting on a cement wall to a tiny icon over a doorway in Varanasi.

Monday, December 20, 2010


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Even when ornament is weathered or absent, textures and patterns are around every corner in Varanasi.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

India-Art Everywhere

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Art abounds in India. In Varanasi, that includes the painted doorway along a random alley, and the extraordinary painting around the door to our bathroom at the Ganges View Hotel.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

India-Serenity Anywhere

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I haven't posted lately because I was in India for the first time. Here are a couple of photographs I took in Varanasi. The first is of a boat on the Ganges, the second is of a woman texting from her narrow perch on a bicycle rickshaw. She possesses the serenity of the people on the boat, even though she's bouncing through a sea of wild, heavy traffic.