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Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
This photograph is the main square of the city. It's got a clock tower and the shopping malls are concentrated around this area.
This photograph is of the main high street in Bangor, Wales. There are no cars here, mostly walkers. In any case one can easily walk from one end of the city to another!
An old castle at the end of one of the streets.
Bangor is a hilly place and it can get pretty tiring to walk if one does decide to! Lots of steep slopes!
There is little traffic and the traffic that is there is very organised. Before crossing you have to press a button and then the cars stop for you. The writing on the signal is in Welsh. In fact you cannot understand the language at all. There is no resemblance to English. The accent of the local Welsh people is also very different. They consider English a foreign language and the English people as foreigners, not locals.
Some students waiting at a bus-stop.
A small roadside cafe.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
This one has been beautified a little with plants on the outside. Inside it will probably be stinking.
This toilet on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway near the toll booth is built and run by the private contracter who runs the highway.
Another toilet on the Mumbai Pune Expressway at a food mall has been dubbed a "washroom," American style. Of late India has a fascination for all things American, and the ubiquitous European nomenclature "toilet" is considered infradig and well, too common to use!
Related Images: Garbage on the roads in India or Litter and garbage on the rail tracks or People peeing and shitting on the streets in India
Monday, June 27, 2011
This criss-cross design is a fairly simple one. The original balcony railing is in wood.
A more intricate floral railing design sketch.
These curves are lined by two floral strips at each end.
An elaborate balcony railing.
A common style of the olden days.
This is a sketch of a beautifully preserved old type of house with different railing designs on different floors.
A pretty small squarish balcony with an intricate design on the metal railing. The terraces has a different type of railing, seeming made of mud or brick.
A sketch of a relatively modern balcony railing.
A floral motif sketch of a balcony railing.
Related Images: Photos on which these sketches are based, Balcony and railing designs of old Pune houses or wadas or Chinese Architecture Sketches which show some typical carved Chinese balconies of different kinds.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
These water tankers sell water to building and societies at a high price. The municipality water is sold as "drinking water" while other types of water is usually well water used for other purposes.
Related Images: Water Pipeline in India or Water Pump for irrigation in India or Syntex Water Tanks
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
This scene was of a various placards for human rights and world peace being shown on the streets of Paris. What was interesting is that the demonstrators were protesting about almost everything, different kind of injustices from around the world, from concentration camps, to human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, to the war in Iraq.
This is just a street scene from Paris, but the pink limousine caught my eye. It may be very common in Paris, but it seemed quite unusual to me, a pink limo!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
In this you can see that dried vegetation has also been applied to the walls as well as the roof. These layers protect the harder layers inside from water and other elements of nature. The inner layers are usually made from natural material like mud and clay, although at times brick is used.
Related images: Sketches of traditional Indian houses or Photos of thatched huts from the Chennai area (on which the sketches on this post are based) or Photographs of houses and huts from Dakshinachitra in South India (these are the old traditional houses of South India) or Huts in an Indian Village (huts with cobbled roofs)
For ancient Chinese architecture: Chinese style architecture sketches of the Forbidden City
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
This is a small boy on a street in Aurangabad, working in some sort of workshop.
This is a heartrending picture of a very sad boy selling roses on the streets of Mumbai. The sadness is visible in his eyes. His face looks slightly swollen, perhaps due to lack of sleep.
This street child is better groomed and has probably been sent to sell childrens' books on the streets by his parents.
Here is a small girl carrying ground wheat from a milling shop. Most Indian families do not use ready-made wheat flour. They buy the wheat and get it ground from small mills which can be found at almost every street corner in cities and towns.
Here is a close-up of the same girl. This girl was seen on the outskirts of Mumbai. She doesn't look more than ten years old.
This picture is taken in a small town town in Maharashtra. Here is a boy busy with some work concerning loading and unloading.
Related Images: Photographs of children studying outdoors or Children playing Holi in semi-rural India
More pictures of poor children: Child Beggars or Children playing without toys or Photographs of children studying outdoors
Monday, June 20, 2011
This photograph of school children packed and crammed in a small rickshaw. The picture was taken in Pune. Extra seats have been made in the front of the passenger seat to accommodate more children. The children themselves are quite happy, oblivious to the fact that this is dangerous.
Related Viewing: Taxis and auto rickshaws crammed with people or Auto Rickshaws in Pune India or Families on two-wheelers or Pune Municipal Corporation Buses
Or check out other images filed under the label of Transport
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Many of the designs are found on ornately decorated pillars, and the face here looks part animal and part human.
Here are some pencil drawings of floral designs on Ajanta pillars.
This sketch is one of the ornate entrances to one of the temples. The intricate designs on the slab above the pillars can be seen.
This floral motif sketch depicts one of the designs from the pillars of the temples at Ajanta.
See more posts on Ajanta, including the famous Ajanta Paintings. Check out the posts on the famous temples of Ellora.