Another photograph of a group of men playing cards on the street. They appear to be waiting drivers.
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Thursday, March 31, 2011
Another photograph of a group of men playing cards on the street. They appear to be waiting drivers.
This photo is taken at Mumbai Central Station, just before the train arrived. There is slime and muck here besides litter like empty cartons and paper waste.
This pic is taken at a suburban railway station. The railway track is full of litter. Waste paper and plastic.
The following photo was posted later, and taken in July 2015, near V.T. station. It does appear as if commuters dirtying the tracks is not enough. Households next to the railway lines used the tracks as a garbage dump!
Related Images: Garbage on the roads in India or People peeing and shitting on the streets in India or KFC Garbage
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The photograph below offers a wide view of some of the major buildings near the Limmat river. The Grossmünster church can be seen to the right of the image. It has two spires and a red steeple at the back. To the left of the image are two clock towers. The shorter one is the largest church clock face in Europe. It belongs to St. Peter's church, an old church built in the 8th or 9th century. The green steeple belongs to the Fraumünster church, another major church in Zurich.
The next two photos are closer views of the same area. You can see boats parked and covered with blue tarpaulin on the river Limmat. There is a small boathouse next to them.
This photo is of a bridge across the Limmat river in Zurich. Most major sights are located near the river. Churches and bridges and shops.
This is a beautiful picture of Limmat river and a bridge. A motor cycle and a scooter are parked on the bridge. In the background you can see pastel coloured apartment blocks and a close up of the famous St. Peter's church clock tower.
This is the entrance to the Frauminister church. In the background you can see the residential buildings, nor more than 4-5 stories high. Most buildings in Zurich are short, part of the city planning. They are also fairly close to one another.
This is a view from another side of the river. The church towers can be seen in the background. In the foreground there are cars and a taxi which have halted at the red light. Two pedestrians are walking near the traffic signal.
The Paradeplatz is a famous Square in Zurich, and there is also a major tram stop here. The Fraumünster church can be seen in the background.
A quiet tree-lined street in Zurich. Some shops can be seen on the pavement to the left. Tram lines are also visible.
A sleek phone booth in Zurich, very close to the tourist bus-stop and a hotel.
Here are the smart women of Zurich, walking down a street, near the main Paradeplatz Square. There is a small outdoor cafe to the left of the image. A young woman in the foreground is riding a kiddie scooter and carrying a bouquet of flowers. A faster alternative to walking.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The first one is of a young man in China. He is standing at a shopping centre or mall, and enjoying his smoke. He seems to be concerned with style, the way he is holding his cigarette between his teeth. China has 300 million smokers and the latest news is that China is planning to ban public smoking at indoor public places, similar to this one.
This one is of an elderly man on a bridge in Zurich, Switzerland. He is lighting his cigarette. This photograph was taken in October 2009, seven months before the ban on smoking in public places took effect in Switzerland.
This photo is of a man smoking in the city of Paris. He sure seems to be addicted, because he cannot stop himself even as he is packing something on his scooter.
Here is an image of an Indian man on a horse smoking beedi or bidi, in Matheran, India. A beedi is a thin cigarette. Tobacco is wrapped in a leaf, and it is cheap and commonly smoked in India. It delivers more poisonous substances than other types of cigarettes.
This smoker is a Rajneeshi (devotee of Rajneesh, a self-styled Godman) and he is smoking while walking down a road near the Rajneesh Ashram. He is wearing the maroon/orange robes which are commonly worn by Rajneeshis.
Related Images: Smoking hookah on the streets of Cairo or Pictorial Warnings on Tobacco packs
Monday, March 28, 2011
This woman was seen outside the Pan Chakki, a tourist site in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. She could barely see.
This old woman in a pink shawl was begging for alms outside MacDonald's, a fast-food restaurant near the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. She was squinting at us from behind her thick spectacles and had a slightly puzzled expression on her face.
Related Images: Destitutes and beggars - portraits of old men or Disabled Beggars or Homeless in India - Photographs or Child Beggars or Slums in India - Aerial View
Sunday, March 27, 2011
This first photograph is of a couple which introduces us to the show. All actors wear traditional Chinese clothes. Silken robes, ornaments and crowns.
The dancing white figures make a pretty picture and the audience is mesmerized. The stage is bathed in a white and blue light giving this effect.
During the short break, it's time for dinner.
Related Images: The Great Mosque of Xian, China or Chinese Emperor's Crowns or check out the label "China" for all the photographs on this country including that of people, tourist places, and important monuments.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
In this image the Howrah Bridge can be seen from the side with the sky as the background and the Hooghly river as the foreground. A few boats/schooners can be seen under and around the bridge.
This depicts the bridge from a slight angle. A large schooner can be glimpsed to the right of the picture.
This picture was taken in the evening, and the sky looks pink. The Howrah bridge is in the centre of the image and the river Hooghly forms the foreground of the image. A small canoe can be seen on the river.
Another clear image of the Howrah Bridge over the river Hooghly.
Here is a sketch of the old Hooghly bridge and the river with a boat and canoes.
For photos of the Mumbai Sealink: Bandra Worli Sea-Link Mumbai photos, sketch, silhouette and painting.
Friday, March 25, 2011
The first few pictures were shot at Chennai airport. This one has the wing of the aircraft in the foreground and in the background you can see fuel tanks, a Jet Airways aircraft, aircraft boarding staircase, and airport buses with passengers. Officials are standing near the aircraft boarding staircase which is attached to the plane.
This is a similar photograph, with a Kingfisher airlines flight standing by. There is an airport passenger bus with airport officials. There is an airport passenger bus with airport officials. The wing of the aircraft forms the foreground of the image. In the background is the Chennai airport building.
This is a close up of some of the buildings at the airport. An airplane hangar, several airplane boarding staircases and some parked airport buses can be seen.
In this photo you can see an aerobridge attached to a Jet Airways airplane. This is an enclosed movable tunnel-like structure leading from the airport terminal building to the inside of an airplane. Passengers can board the aircraft directly, without going outside. This tunnel or passage is also called a jetway, loading bridge, airbridge, air jetty, passenger walkway or passenger loading bridge.
This is the tarmac of Hyderabad's new airport. Some Air India planes can be seen on the tarmac. The photograph was shot at dusk from an airplane window.
This photo is of the airport tarmac at Bangkok. A part of the airport building can be seen in the background. A few planes are standing by.
This picture was shot from the aircraft window as the plane was landing Bangkok. You can see the parts of the machinery underneath the wing exposed. These flaps usually open up when the plane is landing to reduce the speed of the aircraft.
Related Images: Photos of Chennai Airport or Goa Airport pictures or Mumbai Airport or Bangkok Airport - Pictures
Thursday, March 24, 2011
This photo is of a lone zebra standing in a background of sparse foliage in the forest. It seems unafraid of humans. More curious than afraid.
We could go up pretty close to him in the jungle and all he did was stare. Zebras are not cute, but still quite beautiful.
The minute we walked up to them, they turned and stared. All happy, well-fed zebras in the jungle. The thick green foliage offered sufficient food for them.
Here are some zebras alongwith a deer herd, and it looks like the deer and the zebras are good friends.
Here is a sketch of a zebra.
Related Images: Wild Buffalo in Africa or Elephants on the streets of India or Man with camel - photograph and silhouette or or Yaks in Ladakh or Cat Portraits
Also check out the label "Animals " or "Wildlife."
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
This is the sketch of the Shanghai skyline, based on a photo shot from the Shanghai Bund.
Related Images: Shanghai Skyline by night or Shanghai Skyline in the daylight or check out all posts on China.
For ancient Chinese architecture: Chinese style architecture sketches of the Forbidden City or Chinese Architecture Sketches which show you the different styles of Chinese architecture of temples and ordinary houses or buildings.
If you are looking for more skyscraper images try: Skyscraper silhouettes
or Skyscraper Sketches or Sketches of high-rise apartments or
Drawings of Mumbai Skylines - South Mumbai, Malabar Hill and Worli