Sunday, 21 February 2016

Not as famous as Machu Picchu....


The ruins of Ollantaytambo (Peru)...stairs leading upto the fortress


























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Saturday, 2 May 2015

Sheer beauty...


The city palace Udaipur boasts of one sumptuous room after another. Though faded and frayed in parts, the sheer and exquisite beauty of these rooms is hard to describe....







































Sunday, 28 December 2014

Colours of Peru



Life on the Island of Uros, Peru


                    
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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Jahanpanah: "Refuge of the world"


The 4th medieval city of Delhi - Jahanpanah...it's ruins now enclosed by the urban sprawl of many south Delhi residential areas.

  New Delhi, India

                                                                                               
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Monday, 24 February 2014

Chewing gum, art and protest


A harmless pleasure in most societies, chewing gum is banned in Singapore. So artists found a novel way to protest: these works of 'art' at the Singapore Art Museum, are the result of chewed gum spat out and stuck on canvass.

@ The Singapore Art Museuem, circa 2012

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Monday, 23 December 2013

1 out of 98


Casa Loma in Toronto, Canada is a popular tourist attraction nowadays. But in the early 1900s it was the home of a wealthy Canadian financier. And at 98 rooms it was once the largest private residence in Canada. Below...one of the rooms...

         
                   
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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Kep - far from the madding crowd



People visit Cambodia to see the temples of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap...some of them venture into the capital Phnom Penh. But Kep, a small sea side resort close to the border with Vietnam, is not on many tourist maps (other than of course the residents of Cambodia). So an obvious advantage - you can enjoy the natural beauty of Kep without the crowds.



Once a popular beach town, Kep went through difficult times during the reign of the Khmer Rouge. It still bears the scars of that time - abandoned villas...and an unfinished king's palace.        






                                                                                              





It's sweeping sidewalks though, are a reminder of it's former grandness; the benches dotting the sidewalks a great place to admire the magnificent vistas...before you head off to the local seafood joint for your fix of delicious crabs, squids...and lots more.                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
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Monday, 18 November 2013

No wine, in old bottles...


                     @ a cafe....New Delhi, India 


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Friday, 8 November 2013

Evening walk


This photograph also appeared on the National Geographic website, as a part of the "daily dozen" selected by National Geographic editors on a weekly basis 

                    Kochi, Kerala, India

                    Chinese fishing nets (Cheena vala) dot the coast line of the port city of Kochi - in India's southern-most state of Kerala.
                    This photograph captures the preparations for the evening catch, as the fishermen take an exploratory walk before
                    hanging the nets.



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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Morning has broken...


                         Delhi, India
                         At 8 am on a winter morning in February 2013, the hustle & bustle of Chandni Chowk is some hours away...

...it's a busy time for the local tea shops though...
                                            
                                                                                            














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Thursday, 10 October 2013

More than just friends...or food.


The "Friends" restaurant in Phnom Penh, Cambodia is run by an NGO and staffed by street children training to be a part of the hospitality industry. It's not just the tapas that make this place special, and kind of famous...

                          Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Thursday, 12 September 2013

Detritus

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The remains of a cell at the Alcatraz Prison

San Francisco Bay Area, USA


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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Going somehwere...?


                           At the Alcatraz prison...
                           San Francisco Bay Area


                                                           
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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Where the streets have...books


Chatuchak market, Bangkok, Thailand


    Connaught place, New Delhi, India


          
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Thursday, 23 May 2013

From the coffee cup's point of view...


At a London cafe...
The cup's perfectly placed to watch life go by



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Monday, 29 April 2013

Untitled

    

                                          Leh, Ladakh, India

                                          A monsatery door


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Saturday, 13 April 2013

Locked out


One of the advantages of an early morning visit to Old Delhi, is that against the backdrop of the colourful shutters of the many closed shops, the locks themselves make for interesting visuals. Below are some from a few weeks back.


























Of course, Old Delhi is not the only place which makes for interesting lock visuals....this set of photographs is from across the world - Alexandria (Egypt) to Bangalore, Gwalior to California. 





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Sunday, 31 March 2013

Space Rise

                           

    Near the trade fair centre, Munich, Germany


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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Nothing to laugh about....


Some weeks ago, I was literally accosted by scores of young girls - out at Humayun's tomb on a school trip...they all wanted to pose in front of my camera. But one girl didn't seem to share the carefree exuberance of her school mates...and I wondered what it was, that made her sad.


     New Delhi, India

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Friday, 8 February 2013

The "River" flows


       

Museum of Modern Art, New York, US




Aristide Maillol's "The River" dominates the New York MOMA's sculpture Garden...and provides an interesting  angle to people & their activities
                                                                                   





                                                                                                                                                                                       
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Sunday, 6 January 2013

And the shadow belongs to light....


At the little known Kushak Mahal- a hunting lodge built by Firoz Shah Tughlaq, inside the well known Teen Murti Bhavan complex, New Delhi (India)

                                                                                                                                                                                       
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Sunday, 23 December 2012

Egyptian surprise


Think of Egypt and what comes to mind...the Nile and famous ancient structures - the pyramids, the sphinx, the massive Rameses statues, the valley of kings & queens and such like. Less well known is the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria) - one of the most interesting modern structures I have ever come across. 


The picture below is one teeny weeny part of the massive structure...scroll down for other views. 






                                                                 


                                                                   
  In progress.....cleaning of the 160m-diameter glass-panelled roof
































   
The exterior made of Aswan granite
























(For more Egypt photographs see gallery 'Blues along the Nile...and history at every corner' on www.photos-by-richa.com)
                                                 

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